Opportunities hidden in an economic recession – Sep. 28, 2011

28 09 2011

Three reasons to LOVE the slowdown

By Kim Clark, Lisa Gibbs and Susie Poppick @Money September 28, 2011: 5:36 AM ET

There are plenty of opportunities during an economic recession, if you know where to look.

(MONEY Magazine) — There’s no denying that these are scary times for you and your money. The economy is teetering on the edge of another recession.

Housing prices remain stuck in the basement. Newly downgraded U.S. Treasury bonds are paying so little in interest that you’re likely to lose ground against inflation. And stocks have been sinking for months. So what’s to love, you ask?

Fear and loathing usually create opportunities for bargain hunters with enough cash, credit, and Pepto-Bismol to ride out short-term queasiness.

It’s not just with stocks. You can take advantage of historically low mortgage rates and rising rents to make headway in this real estate market, or you can simply borrow money more effectively than in years past.

Remember that managing your money is all about risk and return, says William Bernstein, author of “The Investor’s Manifesto.” “When the risks rise,” he says, “the potential for future return rises too.”

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