Archive for January, 2010

A Robust Housing Market – 2010’s Biggest Surprise?

Thursday, January 7th, 2010
A Robust Housing Market – 2010’s Biggest Surprise?

Mention “housing market” and people’s shoulders sag. Thoughts turn to foreclosures and shrunken equity. Nothing good is foreseen, just expectations of more foreclosures, adding to the already over-saturated market. And now the Federal Reserve is stepping away from buying mortgage securities, even as the media reports banks are unwilling to lend. However, in spite... »

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An Investment Frame of Mind – For Five Years Out

Wednesday, January 6th, 2010
An Investment Frame of Mind – For Five Years Out

Continuing on with what I believe to be the frame of mind needed for this economy and market environment, let’s focus on five years out. This is a good time period for thinking about investing. It’s long enough to get beyond current uncertainties and volatility, but not so long as to be unfathomable. »

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An Investment Frame of Mind – For Six Months Out

Tuesday, January 5th, 2010
An Investment Frame of Mind – For Six Months Out

Yesterday I explained the two aspects of a frame of mind that I believe will produce good investment results: (1) an expectation that historical beliefs and culture will continue to drive American life and (2) a focus on the future. Here is what those combined aspects give us… »

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Looking Ahead – With the Right Frame of Mind

Monday, January 4th, 2010
Looking Ahead – With the Right Frame of Mind

Whew! Predictions, forecasts and top pick lists everywhere. Put them all together, and we have a mixed bag of prognostications. So, who is right? There is no way to know which investment advice will pay off. After all, the future is uncertain, so tomorrow cannot be predicted accurately. The solution? With this economic and... »

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