The Differences Between Real Estate Investing and the Stock Market



Pursuing stocks, real estate, or both forms of investment, can either yield profits in or against your favour. A wide range of variables come into play, from knowledge and experience, through to the volatility of the market you’re investing in and attempting to make a profit from. Finding a solution to understanding and making money […]

Success Breeds More Success



One of the things that I find encouraging about entrepreneurs is the confidence they gain once they have initial success. Success emboldens them to take further and maybe bigger risks. Of course, it’s always wise to look forward to your long term future by first funding a 401k or IRA retirement account but after that […]

Understanding How to Buy Real Estate Through Your IRA



If you are sick and tired of the roller coaster ride the stock market takes your Individual Retirement Account (IRA) on, you need to take the time to learn about alternative investments that you can invest your IRA in. For most American’s, their retirement account represents their second largest amount of wealth, behind their principle […]

Asia Stocks Trending Up Even Though Some Investors Cash In



This morning,Asian markets are up on corporate results from Wall Street. China firms have fared well, while Japan stocks dipped on investors their cashing in on three years of good news. Marketwatch Hong Kong reported the overall prospectus as good even with China advancing only 5.3% in 2012, as compared with 25.4% the previous period.

Foreclosure Buying By Wall Street Providing Hot Air For New Housing Bubble



Hot air rises, and so are housing prices. It appears that Bernanke’s efforts to fund the housing market are beginning to gain some traction. An army of “ex-Wall Street executives” has had more than two years now to re-trench themselves, and move in, to essentially take over the foreclosure and investment property market in the US.

Housing Recovery – Trick Or Treat?



With Halloween 2012 fast approaching, the news of a housing recovery is beginning to permeate the media. But the real question is whether this is a yummy treat we will enjoy in the days ahead, or just a trick designed to fool us into giving candy to those in disguise.

India’s Private Equity Investments Increased 69% in 2011



Investment in private equity in India rose by 69% in 2011, according to the private equity research company Venture Intelligence. 53 private equity transactions in India raked in $2.68 billion, up from $1.58 billion through 55 investments in 2010. Many of India’s developers are coming to prefer private equity investments because of the scarcity of […]

Homeownership At All Time Low, But…



The U.S. Census Bureau has released a new report saying that home ownership has dropped to it’s lowest level since 1965. Given that the U.S. population is more than double what it was in 1965, this is a startling statistic. Another report just released by analysts at Morgan Stanley, pointed out that Census data does […]

The Economy, Monkey See, Monkey Do, and You



The stock market plummets over 500 points, mortgage fraud, worldwide economies on the brink of chaos, jobless rate stagnant, huge corporations felling whole rainforests – global meltdown imminent. Isn’t it about time someone sound the fire alarm? I mean, we are taught not to bust the glass and pull the red lever in grade school, that is, unless there is smoke – but markets are billowing smoke these days?

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