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July 27, 2009 – Comments (3)

Are You Preparing for Financial Armageddon?

Don't be hatin. I used to be one of you.

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#1) On July 27, 2009 at 8:31 AM, dudemonkey (39.48) wrote:

Good article.  I'm in the camp that believes the best way to handle the inflation/deflation debate is to avoid it and just buy shares in really great companies when they are inefficiently priced.  A great company should be able to raise prices along with inflation and should have the financial strength to weather deflation.

Sure, I'll dabble in commodities but only when it's a no-brainer (buying great oil/oil-services companies when oil is at $30 a barrel and everyone is fleeing the sector is a no-brainer in my opinion).

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#2) On July 27, 2009 at 8:34 AM, dbjella (< 20) wrote:

I agree with your opinion and do you care to speculate how long we will waffle in a deflation/inflation scenario?  

Will the waffling only be advantageous to investors who try to time stock spikes?

 

 

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#3) On July 27, 2009 at 9:46 AM, kaskoosek (55.71) wrote:

Remeber that gold has net yet decreased from 2008 levels???

 

Where is the deflation???

 

I definitely can not see it in the US, while I can see it in the rest of the world. Compensation for US consumption can happen by replacing it with global consumption.

 

You are playing with fire here. Only inflation expectation need to change for an inflationary avalanche to take hold. 

 

I need to see the trade balance of the US correcting before I can say there won't be any inflation. That has not yet happened.

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