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Managing Your Investment Portfolio During a Recession

For a layman the terminology ‘Recession’ signifies business dropping for six consecutive months. However, the exact definition of the term would be that a recession marks a period of temporary economic decline during which trade and industrial activity are reduced, generally identified by a fall in the Gross Domestic Product or GDP for two successive quarters. During times of recession, one notices a significant change in the lifestyle of people. Many stop or reduce spending on luxuries such as dining out, new furniture, cars and jewelry. The business houses often announce cuts in capital expenditures such as new machinery, hiring employees or moving to larger facilities.

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Real Estate Notes – An Investment Recipe For Success!

The stock market continues to expand and retreat. Personal portfolios are dwindling. It is a “buyers market” in real estate. Banks, despite an unprecedented federal bailout, are tightening their lending programs so the average purchaser can’t obtain a loan.

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