Quote: Originally Posted by skunksmash
don't invest in ANYTHING mate.......get your cash out of the bank & exchange it for gold & silver ingots, these will hold their value (''base metals'' the only things that will), this situation is gonna get worse..
we are no where near clear of this depression, stocks may appear to rise for a while, but they will drop even lower soon after
Although I agree that base metals hold their value... is not spending money, kind of a self fulfilling prophecy? People too scared to spend will drop the value of everything, stocks included.
I disagree that nothing is safe, and to horde money without risk, yes the economic situation is not looking sunny, but look at alberta, trades basically live there, and their economy was one of the smartest in canada's.
Just be cautious like you always have been with money. I fiqure running from a problem is the fastest way to bring it to your front door.
A few reasons I would invest in MS would be for the fact that now more then ever, value netbooks and PC's will scour the market and people will no longer be most interested in bleeding edge PC's. By the same fact more folks can afford the cheaper netbooks, and with the Microsofts OS such as vista, XP etc $$$$ licences. Layoffs are happening in part some companies are using this situation to cut unwanted staff, so I don't count that as a reflection of poor bottomline health, But thats my point of view.