Well the market has continued to fall during the past few weeks and now I am starting to wonder if we will even see the bear market reach a bottom this year. You might recall I was counting on the market to rally by now so clearly events have not worked out as I expected. But there are reasons why we have not seen a major sustained rally and I think it is useful to look at some of these reasons in detail.
Entries Categorised as 'Real Estate'
November 20th, 2008 · No Comments
October 21st, 2008 · 4 Comments
As most people will probably know, real estate prices in Japan collapsed in the early 1990’s as part of the damage caused by the bursting of the infamous Japanese bubble economy. Sadly for the Japanese economy, there was no magical recovery and the dizzying prices seen in the late 1980’s were never seen again. Prices dropped for years and Japan entered a period often labelled as “the lost decade”. (although the term seems a little harsh to me)
August 21st, 2008 · No Comments
Nobody likes to see their investment portfolio decrease in value but for most of us, that is what has been happening now for most of 2008. The downturn in the stock market has hit everyone, from top fund managers to amateur stock traders and there must be a lot of nervous people close to selling out of the market.
July 24th, 2008 · No Comments
One thing that really annoys me about many financial journalists and market commentators is they often imply that that they have some unique insight into the market, yet they rarely disclose how they took advantage of their wisdom.
May 5th, 2008 · No Comments
The current downturn in the world markets presents us with an opportunity to review or develop our investment strategy for the next few years. For some people it may mean a major overhaul such as moving from stocks to real estate, while for other it may mean just a realignment of stocks in a portfolio. In any case, it is a worthwhile exercise to review your investment strategy from time to time even if just to confirm what you actually own.