>Telegraph | Money | Forbes predicts oil will drop to $35 within a year

>Let’s keep politics out of this – I agree with Forbes in this article. I don’t believe oil prices are high because of long term supply and demand problems. I see oil prices falling as well. Of course, my predictive abilities have been proven to be not that great, however I think this article brings at least some balance to the debate on oil prices.

Telegraph | Money | Forbes predicts oil will drop to $35 within a year

Scott Dauenhauer, CFP, MSFP

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>Inverted yield curve points to a weaker Fed, not a recession – Jul. 14, 2005

>What the heck is an INVERTED YIELD CURVE? For those sports enthuiasts it isn’t a new pitch in baseball. An inverted yield curve refers to a point in time where long term interest rates are lower than short term interest rates. Why is this important to you? Read the article an find out! Actually, you don’t have to read the article, that is what you pay me for, but you will be hearing a lot more about this in the coming months. It seems that we are entering into a period where we get to have our cake and eat it to – low interest rates to finance our long term mortgages and high short term interest rates to invest our money…….of course, it may not all be good. I’ll be keeping my eye on this.

Inverted yield curve points to a weaker Fed, not a recession – Jul. 14, 2005

Scott Dauenhauer, CFP, MSFP

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>PIMCO Bonds – Everything You Need to Know About Bonds

>O.K.,

You pay me to know this stuff, but I know that many of you would like to better understand investing and this is a good article on bonds. PIMCO is a leader in bond fund management and has put together a primer on understanding them (bonds that is). Enjoy!

PIMCO Bonds – Everything You Need to Know About Bonds

Scott Dauenhauer, CFP, MSFP

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>Equity Is Altering Spending Habits and View of Debt – Los Angeles Times

>An interesting article highlighting the differences between generations and the “new” way of thinking about real estate. The one thing I take from this article is that is SOUNDS awfully similar to lots of articles I read in 1998, 1999, & early 2000 about growth and technology stocks.

I’ve said that I don’t think there is a national bubble, but there are pockets of unsustainable price increases. If Americans believe the way this article suggests than a bubble may be on the way.

Just for the record, I do not agree with the “new” way of thinking this article talks about. I tend to like the earlier generations way of thinking – pay off your house and avoid debt when possible.

Equity Is Altering Spending Habits and View of Debt – Los Angeles Times

ScottyD

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>FOXNews.com – Business – Money Matters – Can You Identify a Housing Bubble?

>Get ready for an onslaught of articles similar to this one. Greenspans latest comments will start another round of “real estate bubble” talks. The advice in this article is good and is the advice that I give – be careful, and know your time frame. Gail Buckner is the reporter for Fox in this article, we were in the same Masters class at the College for Financial Planning.

FOXNews.com – Business – Money Matters – Can You Identify a Housing Bubble?

Scott Dauenhauer, CFP, MSFP

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