Archive - September 22, 2008

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Crisis Equals Opportunity in Some Bonds
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Thinking About All Our Risks

Crisis Equals Opportunity in Some Bonds

The Subprime mortgage mess and its aftermath were partly the result of risks not being priced appropriately. Interest rates for risky mortgages and bonds should have been much higher given the level of risk involved. As financial markets still recover from the aftermath of risk being underestimated, there is a good chance that there are now areas where risk is being overestimated. This week’s issue of Barron’s has two interesting suggestions in this regard.

I’ve written elsewhere about the limited returns available for investors in traditional cash investments like money market funds and bank accounts.  For now, it looks like …

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Thinking About All Our Risks

Thinking About All of our RisksThe financial markets seem to be taking a breather after last week’s roller-coaster rides. We’re all digesting the latest news of short-selling restrictions and a $700 Billion stabilization plan for mortgage-related debt. But now is also a good time to step back and think more broadly.

Ron Lieber, who writes the New York Times “Your Money” column, was a busy man last week, writing columns and recording video clips to help readers understand what was going on.  In Saturday’s edition, he wrote a nice article on “Minimizing Your Own Exposure to Risks.” He noted that now is a …

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