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MSN Money's Anthony Mirhaydari answers Facebook questions about investing and housing in 2012.

By MSN Money Partner Jan 13, 2012 10:33AM

It's a new year and a time to assess our investment strategies and portfolios. MSN Money columnist and Top Stocks blogger Anthony Mirhaydari urges caution on buying into the turbulent markets, especially with a soft earnings season as well as several unresolved issues from 2011.

 

He fielded questions from our Facebook community, including one on the housing market.


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Jan 14, 2012 12:29AM
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A. Mirhaydari may be a "kid," but he's one bright kid.  How does he know what's going to happen?  He doesn't.  He's giving you his best educated guess.  Holding cash is an investment; perhaps the investment with the greatest return of all.  Why?  Because cash is an investment in patience.
Jan 13, 2012 5:05PM
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No one has gone broke holding cash.  I can wait until the dust clears.  It is not easy but doable.Smile
Jan 15, 2012 3:22PM
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well aside from the fact that just two weeks ago he was making specific stock

recommendations...now it appears he is not convinced that now is the time to

jump in...too many unresolved issues as he puts it...housing may go down another

20%...so let me ask one question where is the demand going to come from to get

the economy going...the answer is with no jobs for those just graduating..and therefore

no money to spend..and with interest rates paying virtually nothing for those of us who

have saved..so we won't spend just exactly how does the economy grow..businesses will

not hire unless they can sell their product or service and without demand pull that is not

going to happen soon...remember in 1920 the market crashed but then recoverd within

a relatively short period of time..then it went down and stayed down....

Jan 16, 2012 12:12PM
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Hot Cash is being debased by the EU and Fed as we watch everyday events. The EU and US have to create more liquidity to cover up the real estate and pension debacles. This will inflate stocks until inflation eventually takes hold and then they, EU and US, have to raise rates. Meanwhile, all governments are refinancing all the debt at record low rates so they can pay off debt if and when economies pick up momentum from record low rates. If you sit in bonds or cash at record low rates you make think your safe but your losing 2-4% per year to finance government deficits which already means you've lost 8-16% of cash value. 
Jan 13, 2012 5:11PM
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With all that has gone on for the last ten years just how the hell does this kid know what is going to happen??????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????

Jan 15, 2012 4:37PM
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Two part questions, first question is where our economy heading? Second question is china will be number one as world richest country.

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