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The Limits of the System

Tuesday, 9 September 2008, 13:20 | Economics, Investing | 0 Comment
by Numan

A massive scale bailout reminds us the limits of the system Churchill is often quoted saying “Democracy is the worst form of government except for all those others that have been tried”. To paraphrase on this famous saying capitalism is probably the worst from of market behavior except for all those others that have been […]

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The Trend Isn’t Always Your Friend – Improbable Scenarios Present Rare Investment Opportunities

Tuesday, 26 August 2008, 9:03 | Investing | 0 Comment
by Numan

The probable probably won’t happen It is a common belief among investors and financial planners that patient long-term, diversified investments will eventually yield a nice solid return on investment. A common advice is to avoid trying to time the market and just join in and wait the long-haul. I am among the supporters of this […]

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Extreme Risk Aversion Paradoxically Leads to Another Huge Risk

Saturday, 23 August 2008, 5:50 | Investing | 0 Comment
by Numan

Afraid to take investment risks? Be aware, you’re taking a huge risk of another kind. Lately I’ve been giving serious thinking to my asset allocation. It’s been a rough year in the markets and only a selected few managed to escape the storm. One question, how ever, is always on the table – How should […]

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Another Look at Establishing Your Investment Goals

Monday, 18 August 2008, 4:52 | Investing | 0 Comment
by Numan

Establishing your investment goals in terms of risk, return, volatility, liquidity needs and investment term is crucial for succeeding in your investments and meeting your goals. Before investing your money it is wise to determine the goals of your investment. We are usually quite good at setting the primary goal of investment – Better ...

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The Guardian: “Toxic Debt Can Damage Your Wealth”

Friday, 8 August 2008, 3:05 | Investing | 0 Comment
by Numan

The Guardian: “A panel of top Wall Street bankers has recommended cigarette-style health warnings on complex financial instruments and suggests that ill-considered bonus packages may be encouraging financiers to take excessive risks”. How didn’t I think of this before? In my opinion this is truly ingenious idea which is long overdue. The ...

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How to Invest Wisely In a Bear Market?

Wednesday, 6 August 2008, 8:20 | Investing | 0 Comment
by Numan

Bear markets present a challenge for any investor with the end never in sight. How do we invest wisely in a bear market? Stocks are often hailed as the winning financial asset to invest in for the long term. While stocks offer great potential in return they also hold an equal level of risk. Bear […]

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Is the US On Sale, With Very Attractive Prices?

Monday, 21 July 2008, 0:16 | Economics, Investing | 0 Comment
by Numan

Sovereign wealth funds are buying in bulk Sovereign wealth funds owned by foreign governments apparently see potential in the beaten US real estate and financial sectors. Sovereign wealth funds are buying in bulk investing billions of dollars in banks and buildings. Only recently the Abu-Dhabi Investment Company (ADIC) acquired the Chrysler ...

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Deeper into Debt, Day Trading Secrets and the Psychology of Money @ The Roundup

Sunday, 20 July 2008, 23:43 | Investing | 0 Comment
by Numan

The customary weekly roundup I had time for two posts only this past week. Hopefully I’ll fare better the week to come. I always aim for at least three quality posts each week, on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. The following are very interesting articles I was fortunate enough to read this past week: Uncomfortable Answers […]

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