Why it’s Hard to Successfully Invest in the Stock Market today…

wall-street-sign-picIt is Wall Street after all. We know there will always be insider-trades behind closed doors. But, it’s another thing completely when they do it in broad daylight. It’s like being slapped in the face over and over with a hundred-dollar bill.

The FOMC, the “Fed”, usually meets on Tuesdays, releases their minutes or “meeting notes” on Wednesdays to Government Officials, then makes the notes public on Thursday for investors and consumers. This week, the meeting notes were released on Wednesday to 12 major banks, a high-powered Wall Street Law Firm, a Hedge Fund, & a Private Equity Fund. The Banks in receipt were: Fifth Third, Citigroup, UBS, Barclays, U.S. Bancorp, Goldman Sachs, Wells Fargo, HSBC, BNP Paribas, BB&T, JPMorgan Chase andPNC. Read the full article here. Coincidentally, that same day, Goldman Sachs issued a statement to Short GOLD!

The FOMC minutes are precious data in a market completely driven by the policy of the Federal Reserve. To give that information out to privileged entities is not only wrong, but in my opinion, it’s CRIMINAL. They put Martha Stewart in jail for a phone call for crying out loud! What the Government did this week was 1,000,000 times worse!

We made a new all-time high in the S&P 500 and the Dow Jones Industrial Average today. That sounds like a good time to start peeling the potato. If you want to move your money somewhere safer than the Stock Market, where you own a hard asset vs. a piece of paper, you should look into Real Estate Securities. These will be KING in the investment world for the next 5-10 years.

Other topics discussed on today’s radio show:
– Tiger Woods will win the Masters this weekend.
1031 exchanges in San Diego and how to make the most of them
– The difference between Organic and Non-Organic food
– Why America is such a great Country

Today’s On-Air Guests:
Mike Bendix, Real Estate Securities Expert from BridgeEquities.com
Adam Hiner, San Diego Food Expert from EcoCaters.com and owner of Local Habit in San Diego

Click below to listen to the Mr. Credit Radio Show Podcast for 4.11.13

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4 replies

  1. I’ve had a TIC ( tenants -in-common) investment for the last 6 years. For three years everything was great, but then I started receiving reduced payments and for the last 2 years I have received nothing, in fact I almost lost everything. I will never put my money in a TIC because there are too many people in the investment equation, which gives you no control of your investment or asset. The rounds of negotiations are tedious and often non-productive. My TIC is in another state and I will never invest out of state again either. I’d rather own a rental house and hire a manager. There is no such thing as a easy investment.

  2. Janet, I can completely sympathize with you here. I’ve talked to a number of people over the years who have said the exact same thing about owning a rental property after having a bad experience. I think REITs are good, but they have the be the right ones. You have to work with the right people and invest in the right properties. The one thing I really like that you can’t get from owning a rental is diversity. You could take a $25,000 investment, for example, and buy $5,000 worth of 5 different REITs. That way, you’re not “all-in” on just one property like you were with the TIC or would be with a rental. Diversity and passive management to me are the two best parts.

  3. I have been trying to refinance my house and they are stalling because of the TIC. We have the docs showing that we are not responsible for the debt payment but…. four months now and nothing.
    There are minimum investment amounts ion TIC’s. I haven’t seen any that are as low as $25k.

  4. There are REIT’s that are as low as $2k to get into. The TIC’s of old are pretty much done now. I imagine you’ve had this one for a while. There were a lot of bad ones and sounds like you might have got burned. Give my buddy Mike Bendix a call. He said he could help you out of this. 855.462.1031

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