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  • Opportunities still exist for San Diego real estate investors

    Just 12 months ago, the real estate investment market boasted endless transactions. Last year's opportunity is this year's uncertainty.

  • San Diego's current commercial real estate investment market

    As the U.S. economy continues to struggle through its current downturn and economists can't seem to come to an agreement as to whether America is in a recession or inflationary market, one thing is certain -- the repercussions of the credit crunch, the residential real estate meltdown and investor uncertainty have made its way into the arena of commercial real estate investment markets, including the San Diego market.

  • Investors hide as banks come knocking

    Once bitten, twice shy.

  • Is the future in plastic?

    The quickest way to pay top dollar for something you don't need is to make an impulse buy on your credit card. Investors eyeing shares in credit-card companies as a quick way to profit from an economic recovery should also resist the temptation to buy right now.

  • When 'preferred' holders come second

    Over recent weeks, some of the biggest closed-end fund companies, ranging from Eaton Vance Corp. (NYSE: EV) to Nuveen Investments Inc. (NYSE: NQM), have unveiled plans to redeem their auction-rate preferred securities, allowing frustrated investors to cash out.

  • Steep fall for high-fliers

    As 2008 approaches its midpoint, two of the world's worst-performing stock markets were not long ago investors' biggest darlings -- China and India.

  • Life's important decisions: Capitalizing on the wisdom of others

    Imagine if it were possible to meet with an adviser before you were born, review what your core values are, where you want to live, what kinds of experiences you want to have, what you want to be when you grow up. Imagine you had this person design a plan to find the parents with the right attributes, resources, education, temperament who lived where you want to live and to grow up. If you could, would you avail yourself of that, or would you just wing it and figure it out as you go? The prudent choice seems obvious.

  • Short sales could be silver lining in San Diego real estate market

    Prices are down as much as 30 percent to 40 percent in many areas, foreclosures and short sales are at historic highs, downtown condos and suburban tracts stand abandoned and unfinished, and agents and mortgage brokers are leaving the business in droves.

  • Time to put the banks and Wall Street dealers back together?

    Investment banking kills.

  • Alternative investments find opportunity in current market

    While the dollar is struggling, commodity prices have skyrocketed and the credit crisis drills further into the psyche of investors, navigating this market is beyond tricky, and potentially dangerous. Hoping to insulate portfolios from market volatility, many high net worth investors are seeking guidance about creative alternative investment vehicles.

  • Organization wants 'angel investing' to soar in SoCal

    When it comes to angel investing, personal relationships can be just as important as finances, according to Bryan Watson, the executive director of Canada’s National Angel Organization.

Investment Opportunities

Profiles

  • CEO leverages local ties for new business bank venture

    Manchester Financial Bank's CEO Rick Mandelbaum plans to utilize previously existing relationships within the San Diego community to help see the Manchester Financial Group's latest business to success.

  • Banking veteran leads new Hispanic-focused institution

    The strength in any community bank is in its relationships with its customers. It's also in the knowledge of business practices in the market. The mission of Vibra Bank, currently in organization, is to provide insight not only on the U.S. market, but Mexico's as well.

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