February 2011

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Federal Reserve Monetary Policy

One of the primary monetary news items to note as 2010 draws to a close is the announcement of more ‘quantitative easing’ by the Federal Reserve1. In plain terms, this means that the Fed will purchase treasuries on the open market. This will have the effect of...

Income Property in Atlanta Expected to Return 25.2% in 2011

Atlanta represents an investment gem in the southeastern United States. It has spectacular economics from a development and employment perspective that make it a tremendous opportunity for income property investors. With a wide diversity of employers, many universities, and a vibrant cultural presence in the city, Atlanta...

S&P 500 vs. Gold Price

One of the important ratios to keep in mind when examining the equity markets is the gold price relative to the major stock market indexes. This provides a valuable insight into the extent to which market values reflect a real shift of sentiment toward equity value, versus...

Money Mischief

By now, most people have heard about the second round of “Quantitative Easing” being conducted by the Federal Reserve. In short, this means that the Fed will be purchasing treasury bills with freshly printed money to inject more cash into the monetary system. To date, most of...

The Dollar Flexes its Might No More

One of the most important concepts for investors to understand is that a dollar today is not the same as a dollar yesterday, and is not the same as a dollar tomorrow. Over time, inflation erodes the purchasing power of currency. This is critically important, because most...