Men's Underware Index Indicates A Surge In The Economy

By
Real Estate Agent with Century 21 Award

Men's Underware Index Indicates A Surge In The Economy

Men's UnderwearReally? Men's underware sales can point to an economic revival? According to economy watchers, sales of men's underware jumped 6.4% in 2011 after a drop of 2.3% in 2009. The theory is that when times are tough, men (or the women who purchase their BVDs) will delay a purchase as long as possible. As the economy improves, underware sales increase.

This index has been watched by none other than Fed Chairman, Alan Greenspan, so it must have some credibility.

Other indicators that may show an improving economy are increased auto sales, new business startups, busier restaurants, more golfers on the links, new housing starts (which a few years were practiclly zero) and a increase in velocity of home sales in general. One other indicator I have always watched is the Disneyland attendance index (my own creation). This is an informal index that results when I call my daughter, who works at Disneyland in Anaheim, and she tells me the "park" was pretty busy today. With daily admission at around $100 and a premium annual pass at $650, 50,000 people at the park tells me that there is some faith in the economy.

So what's your favorite economic index?

 

EDIT: It's really "underwear". That's what I get for not running spell check.

Posted by

 

*   *   *   *   *

John Alesi - REALTOR®

949-510-2154

CENTURY 21 Award

Search for homes at: Your OC Home Search website

Facebook     Twitter     LinkedIn

BRE# 01730187

Copyright 2013 by John Alesi. Text and images may not be copied with out consent.

close

This entry hasn't been re-blogged:

Re-Blogged By Re-Blogged At
Spam prevention

Accessibility option: listen to a question and answer it!

To submit the form,
drag the umbrella to the circle on the side.

Type below the answer to what you hear. Numbers or words, lowercase:

Topic:
ActiveRain Community
Groups:
Century 21 Network
Orange County Real Estate
Tags:
underwear

Comments 49 New Comment

Anonymous
Post a Comment
Spam prevention

Accessibility option: listen to a question and answer it!

To submit the form,
drag the man to the circle on the side.

Type below the answer to what you hear. Numbers or words, lowercase:

Rainmaker
191,173
Joy Carter & Jeff Booker Brother and Sister Team
Trust Your Family's Move To Our Expertise!
Keller Williams Partners Realty-GreatFloridaHomes Team

TOO FUNNY!  I actually bought PJ's today.  Knew I needed them for at least the last 4 years....BUT Just kept putting it off as NOT A PRIORITY (Yes I sleep Alone ;-)

Eight Closings last month I decided to cave and buy the STUFF, I have been putting off, for what seems like forever!  Joy

July 08, 2012 07:05 PM
Rainmaker
186,967
John Alesi
(Orange County California Real Estate)
Century 21 Award

Joy  - Congratulations on the closings! You deserve a little pampering!

July 08, 2012 08:03 PM
Rainmaker
635,184
Evelyn Kennedy
Alameda, Real Estate, Alameda, CA
Gallagher & Lindsey, Alameda, California

John:

Interesting indicator of the market come back.  I have to remember this so I can tell my clients.

July 09, 2012 09:05 AM
Rainmaker
180,581
Michael Hobbs
SRA, LEED GA, RAA
PahRoo Appraisal & Consultancy

John,

 

Love it!  Thanks for the insightful post!  I'll keep an eye out for the tighty-whitey or in the case of that new ladies' movie Magic Mike, the thong index.

 

Michael Hobbs

We're Hiring Certified Real Estate Appraisers, Check it out: PahRoo Appraisal Job Posting

July 09, 2012 11:56 AM
Rainmaker
260,368
Wayne B. Pruner
Tigard Oregon Homes for Sale, Realtor, GRI
Oregon First

A new economic indicator. I'll have to buy some stock!

November 10, 2012 06:14 PM
Anonymous
Post a Comment
Spam prevention

Accessibility option: listen to a question and answer it!

To submit the form,
drag the magnifying-glass to the circle on the side.

Type below the answer to what you hear. Numbers or words, lowercase:

Rainmaker
186,967

John Alesi

(Orange County California Real Estate)
Ask me a question
*
*
*
Spam prevention

Accessibility option: listen to a question and answer it!

To submit the form,
drag the man to the circle on the side.

Type below the answer to what you hear. Numbers or words, lowercase:

Additional Information

BRE# 01730187

Author Bio: After many years of working in the sales business, I have chosen to dedicate my career to the real estate industry. In more casual terms, I have decided to build my business around helping people fulfill their dreams of home ownership with a very personal touch. Unlike many in this industry who "got their license to play around in real estate", I am committed to giving 100% to each and every customer. Buying or selling your home is a complicated process that requires the knowledge, skills and effort that a part time agent cannot provide. Whether you are buying your first home, moving up because of a growing family, relocating due to a job transfer, seeking that dream estate on the golf course or downsizing in the golden years, I believe it is my obligation to treat everyone with honor and respect and with the highest degree of service and professionalism. Feel free to call me to discuss your real estate needs. I promise that I will take good care of you.


Check back often for news, events and information about South Orange County, CA.

Powered by FeedBurner

Enter your email address to receive future articles:

Delivered by FeedBurner