|Wednesday January 7, 2009|
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Money managers and brokers are the reason most investors buy near the top and sell near the bottom. Human nature dictates that being part of a herd is comfortable, especially if that comfort is reinforced by what you read, hear or see on TV. After all, aren’t the majority usually correct? Unfortunately that’s seldom true when investing is involved. Do you know that few investors had any interest in stocks in 1982 when the latest bull market began? You probably remember that millions of investors lost trillions of dollars between 2000 and 2002 because they refused to believe that the bull market was ending. Were there any signals that it was time to begin buying stocks in 1982? Were there any warning signs before the 1987 crash? Were there any warning signs that the bull market was nearing an end in 1999? The answer is yes, if you knew where to look.
#1 Can’t Pay Your Mortgage?
Call Your Senator!
In this issue:Even Alan Greenspan warned some time ago that these entities were “an accident waiting to happen.” So, again, why were these burgeoning problems ignored for so long by regulators, investors and Administration officials? The obvious answer, unfortunately, is that there was so much money being made by firms such as the aforementioned Goldman Sachs in packaging and underwriting mortgage products that no one wanted the game to end. Mr. Paulson's friends and former colleagues were making billions of dollars in fees and commissions for their companies right up until the bottom began to fall out just over one year ago.... more
#2 Trickle Down Economics---
Gone Dreadfully Wrong!
In this issue:The economic principle of the trickle-down effect really came into vogue during the Ronald Reagan Presidency. It was known as Reaganomics or supply-side economics. Essentially, it means that if the top tier of a society is allowed to make and keep more money, some of that excess will flow down to the lower levels and generally benefit everyone. In other words, as business prospers, so do the workers and others at the lower end of the spectrum.... more
The Most Important Word In An Investor’s Vocabulary!
In this issue:If more investors would simply invoke the special word 'why' a little more often, many or them would be in far better condition than they presently are. I know they have had it drilled into their heads by most in the financial community that 'this stuff' is just too difficult to understand and you should leave it to the professionals': yet, we have seen how woefully lacking in insight most of those 'professionals' have been. However, I am happy to report that I am finally noticing a healthy attitude shift in a number of individuals I have spoken with, which is toward a much more questioning mentality. For example, a lot of investors are wondering if ... more
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