We haven’t seen such horrible financial news since the 1980s, when interest rates were nearly 20%. Some are even predicting that our current economic crisis will be worse than the Great Depression that followed the 1929 stock market crash. And while we continue to see unprecedented volatility in the stock markets and money is tighter [...]
My mom sent this to me this morning. Now I’m not usually big on email passalongs like this, but it strikes me that a little humor might be in order given this week’s depressing events in the markets. All we can do is keep our chins up, our noses to the grindstone and time will [...]
That’s right; today, September 29th, 2008 will forever after be a black Monday. The DOW saw its biggest single day point loss in history today, falling a whopping 778 points (6.98 percent) by the time markets closed in the US today. Greed Overcome by Fear But that’s not why I’m calling today’s frightening decline in [...]
As a contrarian investor I look at today (9/15/2008) as a potential harbinger that the markets are nearing a bottom. This makes me believe that 2009 promises the turning of a new leaf!
Contrary to popular belief, the best opportunity you will ever again see in your life may be coming very soon. As the 2008 election year draws to a close, how do you know when the time may be right to invest in a foreclosed or distressed-sale property?
OK, so we all know the real estate market is down and loan rates appear to be headed higher. So that means it’s a bad time to buy real estate, right? Wrong! I will tell you that I bought my first home in the last major US real estate downturn and it proved to be [...]
Sure, the news is all negative when it comes to the home mortgage market. But, I just returned from Las Vegas, one of the hardest hit real estate markets in America over the last 24 months. And guess what; builders are still building condos, houses and other residential housing projects even in Las Vegas! The [...]
Basically, a mutual fund is a collection of stocks and/or bonds. You can think of a mutual fund as a company that brings together a group of people and invests their money in stocks, bonds, and other securities. Each investor owns shares, which represent a portion of the holdings of the fund. Generally, you can [...]
The stock market can be a highly competitive and risky business to dive into. If you are unprepared, you might end up losing more than you have bargained for. Most wise money earners know how to find the right avenues for investments, and how they can make their money go a long way. If you [...]
If you have been working very hard to earn income, you are sure to value every cent that you get from your job. Most brave and wise earners think of ways by which their hard-earned cash will go a long way. Some people venture into businesses for a small investment, check out how to trade [...]