"A Chinese fund purchased a large portion of Morgan Stanley and I believe they are negotiating 49% of the shares with the same investment fund."
"Mexican billionaire Carlos Slim recently acquired a chunk of shares from The New York City Times."
"JPMorgan Chase practically absorbed Washington Mutual."
Now, all these examples might seem a little weird to you and you might be wondering why the hell I am pointing them out, and how are multi billion dollar corporations relevant to what we are doing here.
The point is, these corporations are taking advantage of the recession, why? Because things are getting cheaper than ever and in a few years their value will skyrocket.
If you take a look at history, after each reacession/depression anywhere in the world, not only in the U.S. there comes a period of great economic prosperity, sometimes even an economic boom. Therefore while things might seem a little off right now (which they are) in a few years time assets will dramatically increase their value.
So instead of selling your house and your couch you should consider doing some little investments. Of course we cannot match or even come close to what the multi billion corporations are acquiring.
But to us, an investment of any kind, from a small cabin to a 6 figure condo will mean a fantastic opportunity in the long run, even the assets we already have, trust me when I say they will gain a lot of value after all this is over. I have history to back me up.
I know I might get flamed because there are people who are not worried about making money but who are actually in danger of losing their homes, I just want to bring some light into all the gloom.
These are hard times, but we can do things to turn them into an opportunity in the long run.
Best of luck,