Stocks and homes are assets priced in US$ -- their soundly shown price histories are inflation-adjusted ("real").
Such are seldom seen, because: Well apparent therein are our nation's serial, massive mispricings.
"The public be suckered" is both this track record and keeping it unseen. Dow=DJIA.      usa2true AT
Serial Herd Behaviors (How Deceived Are You?)
Real Homes, ca. 28 KB
Real Dow, ca. 28 KB

Elaboration here:
Real Dow & Real Homes & Personal Saving & Debt Burden
The New York Times published a plot such as Real Homes on 8/27/2006, and
The Wall Street Journal published a plot such as Real Dow on 3/30/1999.
(Also, TheMotleyFool/Housel/Shiller, plot of real Homes on 5/2/2014)
(Also, WSJ, small plot including such as Real Homes on 6/27/2011)
(Also, CNN, plot of real Dow on 3/6/2013)
(Also, WSJ, log plot, Nominal Dow and Real Dow on 12/28/2009)
(And, Durango Herald, plot of Nominal Dow and Real Dow on 5/1/2011)

Condemn venal journalism for severely fooling the people
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Ask journalism how much it got for its soul.