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Area Specialists Make It Hard For Property Investors To Choose


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The recent three day live educational event, Meet the Masters of Income Property Investing, brought experts from seven different markets around the country to the Hyatt Regency in Irvine, California, for the purpose of presenting the possibilities for investment in their area. Represented were Atlanta,...

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Unemployment Predictions Don’t Bode Well For 2011 Job Hunters


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Employment is one of the fundamental factors of economic growth that represent the most frequently used yardstick for measuring recoveries. In discussion of employment, there are two distinctly different categories of unemployment that must be understood. The first is the ‘narrow’ definition that...

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Austin, Texas, Property Market To Show 11.5% Profit This Year


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Austin experienced a moderate value contraction after the financial collapse, but is now regressing back toward its long-term trend of modest single digit appreciation. The economic fundamentals of Austin continue to be strong as it moves into 2011. Currently, approximately 37% of listings in Austin...

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Floating Away the National Debt


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One of the things that people frequently puzzle over is how the US can ever satisfy its massive national debt. The figures frequently seem so large that they are beyond the comprehension of most people. Most analysts predict tax increases or spending decreases as a way to offset accumulated deficits...

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Zero to Success


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Most of traditional financial literature is dedicated toward methods of investing that can be used to preserve wealth and generate returns on your investment. In most cases, these are laudable goals that command the attention of both new and veteran investors. However, there is a fundamental question...

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Designing Your Income


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Most of us are familiar with the notion of income and expenses, gross and net, profit and loss. These terms frequently work themselves into conversations about our financial wellbeing when we describe our income as X or our ‘take home’ as Y. However, there is a somewhat more complex understanding...

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Price of Oil Expected to Top Out Here in 2011


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Oil prices have been going through a period of very significant volatility over the last few years. In the months preceding the financial crisis, global demand for energy was perceived to be on a permanent upward trajectory. This drove a large degree of speculation on oil prices by investment fund...

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Gold Predictions from the Heroic Investing Team of Experts


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Gold and oil are very different in their investment characteristics since gold is purchased principally to hold as an inflation hedge and oil is purchased primarily for refinement into gasoline and other petroleum products. Typically, this makes oil much more subject to international political factors...

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Fiscally Fit: A Check-Up for Your Financial Fitness


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Fiscally Fit: A check-up for your financial fitness 1) When is the monetary expansion going to cause inflation to hit? a. Never . . . monetary inflation is a myth b. By the end of the year, if not sooner c. By the end of next year, because of lag effects d. It’s very difficult to tell exactly, but...

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Fed Direction for Monetary Policy This Year


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One of the primary monetary news items to note as 2010 draws to a close is the announcement of more ‘quantitative easing’ by the Federal Reserve1. In plain terms, this means that the Fed will purchase treasuries on the open market. This will have the effect of artificially increasing demand for...

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