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Old 01-07-2013, 01:20 PM
 
Location: LEAVING CD
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The next bubble to burst will be the bond market. Money has flowed to bonds as a safe haven. but with interest rates at rock bottom they have nowhere to go but up. The FED will start raising rates when inflation can no longer be ignored. For every 1% increase in interest rates, expect a 10% compensatory drop in bond values. The people most likely to be hurt will be investors with bond heavy portfolios. Choose your bonds wisely.

Student loan debt will take much longer to hit the fan.
I see the current administration forgiving student loan debt in some way here soon. Due to the employment situation that exists many grads can't even find work to pay for food much less a student loan. I'd say the Dollar may "pop" due to all the money being printed and our debt.
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Old 01-07-2013, 01:24 PM
 
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The next bubble to burst will be the bond market. Money has flowed to bonds as a safe haven. but with interest rates at rock bottom they have nowhere to go but up. The FED will start raising rates when inflation can no longer be ignored. For every 1% increase in interest rates, expect a 10% compensatory drop in bond values. The people most likely to be hurt will be investors with bond heavy portfolios. Choose your bonds wisely.

Student loan debt will take much longer to hit the fan.
Agreed, I was going to say the interest rate bubble.
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Old 01-07-2013, 01:24 PM
 
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The next bubble to burst will be the bond market. Money has flowed to bonds as a safe haven. but with interest rates at rock bottom they have nowhere to go but up. The FED will start raising rates when inflation can no longer be ignored. For every 1% increase in interest rates, expect a 10% compensatory drop in bond values. The people most likely to be hurt will be investors with bond heavy portfolios. Choose your bonds wisely.

Student loan debt will take much longer to hit the fan.
Could be a big pop on this one with Joe and Nancy average taking the hit. They may think they are safe in a bond fund but if they are napping on cruise control could be ugly for them when they wake up
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Old 01-07-2013, 04:44 PM
 
Location: Mt Pleasant, SC
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Default Appl..

.. "the so-called leader of the pack"

I'm wondering what it's downfall as a "leader" might foretell about the current uptrend in the market.

I've been very disappointed in their ICLoud *misapplications* that have screwed up my connections; my email; my inability to "log on".. their repeated rejections of user id's. As someone recently wrote "it doesn't work.."

I'm dumping my Ipad for it's uselessness and problems. Let someone else deal with the ineffeciencies of their log-on rejections.
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Old 01-07-2013, 05:44 PM
 
Location: Living on the Coast in Oxnard CA
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Besides Governments Obscene Love of Debt, Not sure. I always like picking the most popular investment instrument as the next to pop.

Lets take real estate back in the mid 2000's. Everyone wanted to jump on that bandwagon. We all know people that bought homes that figured prices could only keep going up up up.

In the late 1990's it was the tech bubble. I remember when that popped.

Just saw a note that GOLD will pass the $2,000 mark soon. Not sure how many people will buy because they know it is going up up up. Funny how my brother and his friends have been selling off their gold.
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Old 01-08-2013, 12:26 AM
 
Location: Chicago
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Student loan debt is a humongous issue, but its backed by the governement and unable to be discharged in BK. So I dont see it really 'bursting'.

My guess would be bonds and state and cities. I wouldnt be surprised if we see the feds coming to rescue some states over the next few years. Last time I checked states cant print $ like our friends in DC.

I also see a mini bubble coming from some specific dividend paying stocks.
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Old 01-08-2013, 09:45 AM
 
Location: Tucson/Nogales
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My intuition takes me to overhearing those saying: I'm going back to school and get the most secure job imaginable - the medical field, nursing.

Way, way overdue for a correction!

A local hospital just laid off 50 people last week!
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Old 01-08-2013, 10:14 AM
 
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My intuition takes me to overhearing those saying: I'm going back to school and get the most secure job imaginable - the medical field, nursing.

Way, way overdue for a correction!

A local hospital just laid off 50 people last week!
This is typical. It takes six or more years to prepare a high school student for a career in a field with a need for employees that requires a college degree or more. They begin to use their junior and senior years to begin to narrow down a career field/college and at least 4 or more years of undergraduate school or more to prepare for it. By that time many others have made mid stream corrections or gone back for a few more courses and begun to fill the jobs. By the time that high school student reaches the end of their prep they are now looking at a crowded field in many cases. However there are normally exceptions and those are the fields that require higher level math and science skills.
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Old 01-08-2013, 12:09 PM
 
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This is not a Government bubble but is somewhat interconnected. The College coaching salary bubble will bust in just a few years. Colleges are going into deep debt to compete in the arms race. The salaries have increased around 70% the last 5 years. Unless you are top Program like most SEC schools, the debt cannot be sustained.
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Old 01-08-2013, 12:36 PM
 
Location: Here.
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Obama t-shirts.
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