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Nouriel Roubini 100% in equities [Mar. 16th, 2009|01:02 pm]
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The most valuable 10 sentences you will read during the entire recession:
Again, this is not necessarily so. Just ask Nouriel Roubini of New York University, who has a reputation as the most pessimistic economist in academe. He deserves it. His most recent paper, published last week, is entitled: “Can the Fed and Policy Makers Avoid a Systemic Financial Meltdown? Most Likely Not.”

Nobody is more aware of the gravity of the financial situation, and nobody has done more to point out the risks of a systemic crisis.

So how are Roubini’s own funds invested? They are 100 per cent in equities. In the long run stocks do best and he is not yet close to retirement, so he keeps putting more money into index funds each month.

Fully aware of the gravity of the financial situation, he is also aware of the futility of trying to take action or to time the market. Those tempted to make the investing equivalent of a goalkeeper’s depairing dive should take note.
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[User Picture]From: bostonista
2009-03-16 05:09 pm (UTC)
This is the same strategy that every 401k advises, and has forever.

Bailing out at the bottom of the market is always stupid.
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[User Picture]From: harryh
2009-03-16 05:18 pm (UTC)
100% agreed. I'm not saying that this is revolutionary or anything. I just think it's more powerful coming from Roubini.
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[User Picture]From: r_transpose_p
2009-03-18 08:39 pm (UTC)
What is an "equity"? Is it the same as "a stock" or "a portion of ownership of a company"?
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[User Picture]From: harryh
2009-03-18 09:16 pm (UTC)
In this context it means stocks and also possibly, REITs.
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