Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Five Fearless 2009 Predictions

by Tony Sagami 12-30-08
Money and Markets

2008 has been a very difficult year for investors. And most are eager to put it behind them while hoping for a better 2009.

I don’t have a crystal ball. But I believe there are five powerful trends that can destroy or enrich your portfolio next year …

Powerful Trend #1 —
The U.S. Stock Market Is Headed Lower.
A Lot Lower …

Real estate prices will continue falling,
Unemployment will continue rising,
Our economy will continue contracting, and
Our stock market will reflect the deterioration of those long-term, systemic economic woes.

Powerful Trend #2 —
The U.S. Dollar Is Headed Lower.
A Lot Lower …

Powerful Trend #3 —
Interest Rates Are Headed Higher.
A Lot Higher …

Powerful Trend #4 —
Commodity Prices, Including Energy,
Will Be Higher 12 Months From Now …

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