|08-09-2011, 10:52 AM||#1 (permalink)|
Join Date: Jan 2010
Where to Invest?
This is a question I have in mind. With the recent stock market crash, I was wondering where to invest? If somebody has cash, what would be a reasonable way to invest to avoid de-valuation of USD.
|08-10-2011, 04:02 AM||#3 (permalink)|
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Mississauga, On Canada
I converted about 10% of my investment portfolio into precious metals back during the winter. The world economy is in ruins and because of this, gold and silver is still going to be on the increase for the next couple of years. There will be some rollercoaster rides but in general, metals are still expected to rise.
Also in some markets, real estate is still a good long term investment. I'm looking into that as well.
|08-11-2011, 06:46 PM||#4 (permalink)|
Join Date: Feb 2010
That said, dollar devaluation gets much more press time than it deserves and in my opinion the likelihood is overestimated. Housing, fuel, labor, stocks and most food (drought-affected grain aside) are currently cheaper than they were in 2008 although there's been big swings in both directions in that time period. In other words it's not at all clear that the long term trend is towards devaluation - we've also had major deflationary periods in recent history, and likely are in one right this minute. The analogy to Japan's "lost decade" where inflation was low to non-existent despite expansive monetary policy on the BoJ's part is a worth considering.
Last edited by SnerpGoodWord; 08-11-2011 at 07:42 PM.
|Thread||Thread Starter||Forum||Replies||Last Post|
|Whether to invest...||HeartExalted||Personal Effectiveness||5||04-29-2010 03:28 PM|
|Invest in skill?||davidv90||Business & Financial||10||12-22-2009 01:52 PM|
|How should I invest 15k?||davidv90||Business & Financial||41||11-20-2009 01:34 PM|
|£20,000 to invest||andersonx||Business & Financial||7||06-28-2009 06:50 AM|
|Should everyone invest?||Jarreddo||Business & Financial||4||03-01-2009 09:14 PM|
All times are GMT. The time now is 12:55 PM.