The skyscraper indicator shows we’re near a market top

Howard Gold
The skyscraper indicator shows we’re near a market top

Historically, bull markets in stocks and real estate bubbles, especially in commercial property, go hand in hand. The same irrational exuberance that persuades mediocre stock investors that everything they touch turns to gold also infects developers who leverage themselves to the hilt with cheap money near the peak of a cycle. In the past, the completion of record-high skyscrapers has been the proverbial bell that rings at the top of the market.