Monthly Archives: December 2007

How To Make A Mortgage CDO

2007 was the year where most investors became acquainted with a variety of new terms created by Wall Street, some of them which by now have reached infamy. CDOs, RMBSs, SIVs and many others made it to the front pages … Continue reading

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Sunday Musings: A New Real Estate Book

In the face of only negative real estate news for most of this year, as a result of the Subprime/credit crisis, the National Association of Realtors (NAR) managed to dispense any kind of information related to the topic with a … Continue reading

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ETFs or CEFs: What’s The Difference?

Recently, a reader asked for clarification about the differences between Closed End Funds (CEFs) and Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs). The WSJ describes the features as follows: “Both exchange-traded funds and closed-end funds are baskets of stocks, bonds or other investments … Continue reading

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No Load Fund/ETF Tracker updated through 12/27/2007

My latest No Load Fund/ETF Tracker has been posted at:http://www.successful-investment.com/newsletter-archive.phpThe assassination of the former Pakistani prime minister, along with weak housing data, pulled the major indexes slightly lower. Our Trend Tracking Index (TTI) for domestic funds/ETFs has moved to +4.67% … Continue reading

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A Different View

With 2007 fast coming to a close, you will find the media gearing up for a variety of market forecasts and predictions ranging from the plausible to the downright outrageous. Be prepared to be fed this information on an almost … Continue reading

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PIMCO: Recession Has Begun

Bond guru Bill Gross of Pimco has made his share of forecasts, which usually do not sit well with investors. The one that caused a bit of an uproar was when he forecast the Dow to be falling to the … Continue reading

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