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Why Inflation Can be Good (Now)

It seems crazy.  Don’t save and spend more than you earn, year after year.  Not a good way to run a household or a business.  But running a country?  Maybe it’s not so bad. There’s an economic term here central to understanding the issue:  the “real rate of interest.”  This refers not to the numerical…

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Ford

Looking for a stock that will perform when the recovery hits?  Take a look at Ford ($3.25 closing price on April 3, 2009).  It may seem surprising given the turmoil of the U.S. auto industry, but consider the following to start: •    It is now clear that Ford’s financial condition is materially different from U.S.…

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What are the Scenarios for Economic Recovery?

What kind of economic recovery will there be?  That’s an important question to ask in planning your investment strategy to take advantage of an upswing and protect yourself in the event that things stay sour. Let’s consider six possible scenarios: 1)    Rapid snap back.  Suddenly the market takes a strong upward turn towards pre crisis…

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