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I'm sure there are many people asking the question, "Is now the right time to buy?". Nobody really knows for sure. However, there are some facts that you can look at to help evaluate whether or not now is the right time to buy. For one, mortgage rates are currently close to the lowest they've been in almost 50 years. In addition, home prices are low and probably close to the bottom. There may be a little more ways to go, but I think we're close. With the Spring homebuying season upon us, we may see an increase in sellers in the market, which will increase inventory and possible push home values even lower. Read more According to Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke, an economic recovery will not begin until next year. Read more Along with low home prices and low mortgage rates, there's also the First-Time Homebuyer Tax Credit of up to $8,000. This is an additional ... (more)

Bernanke Should Go Back to Teaching

The following blog entry, from March 10, 2009 expressed my opinion on Mr. Bernanke. Eight months later the majority of the congress and a great portion of the financial world seem to agree with my opinions below. Rewind the tape and watch his opinions on the housing disaster and the direction our banking system took. He says everything is cool, and there is nothing to worry about as close as two years ago. He was as wrong as Jim Kramer recommending to buy more Bear Sterns stock 30 days before their collapse! (March 10, 2009) - I am watching yet another Bernanke speech with a Counc... (more)

Everything Channel's CRN Announces the Top 100 Most Influential Executives in the Industry

FRAMINGHAM, Mass., Nov. 30 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Everything Channel's CRN, a UBM company, today announced the Top 100 Most Influential Executives in the Industry. The Top 100 Most Influential Executives in the Industry listing recognizes the executives who have changed the way the channel does business today and in the future. This year's list salutes the 25 Most Influential Executives, the 25 Channel Sales Leaders, the 25 Most Innovative Executives and the 25 Mavericks. (Logo: "With so many innovative channel ex... (more)

Bernanke is Dr Strangelove

Or how I learned to stop worrying and love Quantitative Easing. This is it, the US pressed the nuclear button, buying its own treasuries in order to flood the market with paper and depress long term rates. Theft on a grand scale, international theft at that. The masses timidly applaud. The dollar tanks, the US markets rally. Why do they rally? QE is effectively delayed "inflation". Inflation means you are poorer but the numbers are up so you feel "richer". Inflation is an unfair tax as it is essentially a flat tax on the poor. More fair would be debt moratorium on fake money issued... (more)

The Zacks Analyst Blog Highlights:Tesla Motors, Goldman Sachs, Nissan Motor, General Motors and Cracker Barrel Old Country Store

CHICAGO, July 19, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- announces the list of stocks featured in the Analyst Blog. Every day the Zacks Equity Research analysts discuss the latest news and events impacting stocks and the financial markets. Stocks recently featured in the blog include Tesla Motors Inc. (Nasdaq:TSLA-Free Report), Goldman Sachs (NYSE:GS-Free Report), Nissan Motor (OTC:NSANY-Free Report), General Motors (NYSE:GM-Free Report) and Cracker Barrel Old Country Store Inc. (Nasdaq:CBRL-Free Report). (Logo: Today, Zacks is promotin... (more)

Upcoming Issue of ai5000: Black Swan Author Nassim Taleb Lists Bernanke's Six Problems

STAMFORD, Conn., Jan. 25 /PRNewswire/ -- In the fourth issue of ai5000, set to publish in February, Black Swan author Nassim Taleb presents a list of six problems that encumber Federal Reserve chairman Ben Bernanke: 1. His education is in tools that aren't helpful - and he doesn't know it. 2. He studied the Great Depression, but the current economic environment is not comparable. 3. Bernanke doesn't recognize that 99% of risk is tied to debt/leverage and the explosion of connectivity. It's like he did not see a truck coming right at him. 4. He has no notion of nonlineariti... (more)