Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Retirement Stocks Down $2 Trillion

News outlets are reporting that retirement assets -- at least those invested in the stock and commodity markets -- are down some $2 trillion during the past 15 months.

And guess what, some guy will be sitting across the table from people thinking about retirement down the road and telling them . . . "buy stocks, they do great!" He will call himself an investment adviser, but in reality he will be a stockbroker. With only one investment to peddle.

Have you ever heard the term "sheeple?"

I will say it just one more time. Commercial/investment real estate makes money, it makes money reliably. And there has never been a better time to jump in. The people who are getting out are those who are trading up, or who are so over-leveraged in the stock market they need to raise cash fast. And are liquidating their real estate. In hindsight, I would be if you asked every one of them where they would rather be -- real estate or stocks -- they will say real estate every time.

Sigh . . .

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