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Smanith



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Subject: Invest in Real Estate or Stocks???
 
Posted on Sat Jul 26, 2008 9:14 am  

I have some amount of earnings apart from the ones that I save for my necessities. I want the earnings invested in some real estate or may be in stocks. I do have some knowledge on stocks but, earlier my cousin had invested in the stocks and had a set-back. I know that you need to be updated in that but – What is a better option from the two???
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Posted on Sat Jul 26, 2008 10:54 pm  

I don't know a definite answer for you. Maybe a professional could advise you as the best route. With the way the economy is faltering I don't know if I would want to invest my money at all. But, I am sure there is a much more educated answer than mine. Good luck!
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Subject: Invest in Real Estate or Stocks???
 
Posted on Mon Jul 28, 2008 4:25 am  

Real Estate or Stocks ---- I would prefer real estate just for the sake that I don’t know much about the stocks ….. but as the case with your cousin goes …. I would advice you to have some investments in the real estate market as the place is at a boom now and you may get good returns for the investments there. Being updated on the stock market is a must for investments there but I find investment a risk in the stock market.
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Posted on Mon Jul 28, 2008 7:17 am  

Hi Smanith
If you are a risk lover, I think that you should go for purchasing stocks now as the price are very low and as the market goes up, you will be at huge profit. But one important point is that, before purchasing any stock, you must consult an expert in this line. You can also diversify your portfolio to minimize your risk by investing some portion of your money in real estate and the remaining in stocks. Real estate will also give you better returns in future.
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Posted on Mon Jul 28, 2008 3:38 pm  

Carol you sound really knowlegdable in this area. To me stocks are as complicated as all this credit stuff. I am finally figurung out the credit thing so maybe their is a web site for understanding stocks. Sun, No need to apologize...I really liked your avatar.
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Posted on Tue Aug 05, 2008 10:20 am  

You should invest in stocks only if you have a clear idea on it, else you may end up in losses. However, investing in stocks gives you a much higher return than investing in real estate if you can invest it properly. To take the benefits from the stock market, you can invest a small portion of you money in stocks by taking an expert help.
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Posted on Wed Aug 06, 2008 2:27 am  

This is true. My husband has stocks in his company. they recently provided each empoyee with a stock award. It was really appreciated. I just need to start getting a better understanding of the stock world.
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Posted on Mon Sep 15, 2008 7:35 pm  

I don't think that now is the right time to invest in stocks - the markets are just too volatile.
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Posted on Tue Sep 16, 2008 1:56 am  

After hearing the news today about the market falling the lowest in 7 years (?), I don't think I'll be investing my creditmagic points in THAT market.
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Posted on Tue Sep 16, 2008 5:50 pm  

Probably a good choice, just keep your money in your pocket, at least if you lose it out of there it will be your fault.
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Posted on Tue Sep 16, 2008 11:26 pm  

Yes I tell you it is terrible. AIG is looking to go bankrupt by Wed. This whole thing has me really nervous. I want my hubby to call and see if we can get our stocks moved to just a savings plan. I am hoping I can talk him into it.
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Posted on Thu Sep 18, 2008 2:13 am  

Yes it does. Some stocks are actually gaining but very little. AIG was just bailed out by the government but thats three in a short period. I think we should saddle up like cody the credit cowbay cause things are sure looking like they could go for a wild ride.
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Posted on Thu Sep 18, 2008 11:53 pm  

Isn't that a shame? I was really angered when they said they were going to possibly do a second economis stimulus and only people making below 31,000 would be entitled. They are debating on giving this money in "gas stamps". Kind of like food stamps were. My husband income falls out of this level and we could use it just as much as anyone else. Why do the middle class always get taken for the ride and left out in the cold?
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Posted on Fri Sep 19, 2008 3:21 am  

I never really ever gave the market and stocks much thought. But, now it does seem to be getting kind of worrisome. I can't imagine though a depression like 1929. Too many things are different in the world of finance these days I think.
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Posted on Sun Sep 21, 2008 12:45 am  

I think so to. I never thought much about the stock world either until we started investing some of our 401k into it. I don't know jack about any of it and wait for the statement to come in the mail showing any gains or losses. So far it hasn't done real well due to the economy. What really annoys me is you pay a company a maintenance fee and they don;t help you by moving your stock or anything.

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