Tag: QE2

Interest Rates Are Preparing To Impact REITs

| July 13, 2011 | 0 Comments

REITs have enjoyed a long and extended run of low interest rate borrowing.  But it’s all coming to an end… The Fed is tightening monetary policy and will look at raising interest rates sooner rather than later.  Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke has told us there’s no QE3 coming.  And their plan is to sell off […]

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The End Of QE2 – Should We Worry?

| March 3, 2011 | 0 Comments

Earlier this week, I happened to glance over at the calendar sitting on my desk.  I often lose track of the days… it’s a common malady among writers.  So imagine my surprise when I saw what month it was. It’s March already?  When did that happen? Ah March… Springtime… The NCAA Basketball Tournament… Spring Training! […]

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Sarah Palin Doesn’t Understand Economics

| November 18, 2010 | 0 Comments

It’s comical just how many politicians and members of the media have no understanding of economics.  No clue.  This utter lack of economics comprehension couldn’t be more apparent than with my least favorite politician, Sarah Palin. For whatever reason, the media loves Palin.  Every speech she gives is covered by the news, ad nauseum.  Now, […]

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Quantitative Easing And How To Invest

| November 3, 2010 | 0 Comments

Today is a big day for the markets and investors everywhere.  What happens this afternoon may very well decide the market trend for months to come. What’s so important about this afternoon? At 2:15 PM Eastern Time, the Federal Reserve announces the results of their meeting on interest rates. It sounds incredibly boring I know… […]

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Inflation – Much Ado About Nothing

| October 21, 2010 | 0 Comments

Well I was right… sort of.  Last week I highlighted a key economic indicator – CPI, and why you should watch it closely.  I also predicted the CPI would be positive for the month of September. And CPI was positive… as I predicted… but just barely. September CPI showed a 0.1% increase from August levels.  […]

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Where Big Ben Tells Us To Invest…

| October 18, 2010 | 0 Comments

At just before 4:00 am on Friday morning our local pack of coyotes started howling. I’m certain they caught a rabbit and were enjoying a late dinner (or would that be an early breakfast?). Our three large dogs decided to earn their kibble for the week. In unison all three dogs started barking… loudly. Needless […]

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