Perspectives: The Wealth Effect is in Effect

June 10, 2013

by Jerry Robinson, FTMDaily.com Editor-in-Chief

The Deceptive Wealth Effect: Household net worth for Q1 this year surged by $3 trillion, surpassing its pre-recession peak. The total net worth of U.S. households now stands at a whopping $70.4 trillion. The quarterly jump in household wealth was the highest since 1999. The wealth effect is in full force. While the majority of these gains came from stocks, around 25% came from real estate. (Real estate values increased by $782 billion in the last quarter.)

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