'Quiet summer' for investors is over

After a seasonal lull, things are starting to pick up, says columnist Anthony Mirhaydari. Precious metals are worth a look, he says.

By Jonathan Berr Sep 5, 2012 5:42PM
MSN Money columnist Anthony Mirhaydari urges investors to keep their eyes on the calendar as the dog days of summer come to a close.

"We had a quiet summer," he said. "Now things are really picking up at the end of the year. The first big thing is Central Banks. Both the European Central Bank and the Federal Reserve are expected too unveil new stimulus measures this month."

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The European Central bank is up first on Sept. 6th and may push down Italian and Spanish borrowing costs, he said. Six days later, the Fed may unveil a new program for buying mortgages. The "fiscal cliff" issue will come to a head around election day.

Republican Mitt Romney's platform to lower taxes and reduce regulation will resonate more with business people than incumbent Democrat Barack Obama, according to Mirhaydari. He added that the time is right for investors to look at precious metals.
 
"They have been neglected since 2011 and now they are starting to turn higher," he said.  "The moves have just been happening over the last few weeks. So there are a lot of opportunities there for people."

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Sep 6, 2012 10:44AM
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@awol: "expect a 20% pop in worldwide stock markets."

 

The Dow is now at about 13200. A "20% pop" would have it rocket to somewhere around 16000.

 

Thank you for playing, but go home and plaster your car with Romney bumper stickers.

Sep 6, 2012 12:35AM
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Since Romney will lower taxes for higher income and corporations, increase defense spending and has all but promised war with Iran, he will need to eviscerate Medicare, R&D, and infrastructure to balance the budget. That will leave consumers, who are 70% of the economy spending disposable income on healthcare.
Sep 5, 2012 10:38PM
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If Romney is elected, especially with a senate majority, expect a 20% pop in worldwide stock markets.  That is my prediction.  Obama elected?  Flat to down market.
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