Reason Number 89,652 (okay I'm exaggerating a little, but I wanted to get your attention) to own your OWN investment real estate, and avoid unregulated risk in the market . . .
THIS AFTERNOON Bear Stearns told investors in a letter that two hedge funds that invested in securities backed by subprime mortgages have very little or no value. The news, coupled with last week's decisions by ratings agencies to downgrade their ratings on billions of securities backed by subprime loans, could force other securities firms to write down the value of such investments.