These days, it's nearly impossible to escape the word "recession." Even if we don't yet meet the official definition of a recession, our economy is showing many of the signs that indicate we are about to enter one -- if we aren't, for all practical purposes, already in one.
The picture looks bleak, doesn't it? The housing bubble that Wall Street's finest bankers and greedy lenders such as Countrywide Financial
It all sounds so scary. But in truth, a recession is a healthy and normal segment of our economy's cycle. It actually presents long-term investors with great opportunities. Having an optimistic outlook and buying at bargain prices before the economy begins to recover can lead to some of the greatest returns your portfolio will ever experience.
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