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I have been researching various scenarios to help investors build, maintain, and grow their portfolios, for retirement, as well as for growth, and for income. Read this article for an example.

Of course we are here to invest and profit from all scenarios, and my opinion is to be well diversified in solid blue-chip companies, allocate efficiently, and review continuously.

Taking Action Now

I like Exxon Mobile (NYSE:XOM) Johnson and Johnson (NYSE:JNJ), Corning (NYSE:GLW), Exelon (NYSE:EXC), General Electric (NYSE:GE), Intel (NASDAQ:INTC) Annaly Capital (NYSE:NLY) and Ford (NYSE:F) just to name a few.

A broader look at our overall economy is also an integral part of the world of investing and finance.

My Macro Views

The recovery is weak at best, especially on the jobs front, which has been abysmal and in my opinion will change the landscape of the consumer and businesses forever. Here is what I had to say about the new consumerism era.

Consumers are more prudent, seeking out needs versus the wants and desires.

Today's businesses MUST utilize information and knowledge, as inventory, much like any retailer would stock their shelves. It needs to be accessible, reusable, and offer a ROI that can be priceless when the business knows how to use this, and is a HUGE reason, as to why I am deeply affiliated with bizodo.com.

Bizodo.com makes it very easy to collect, maintain, update, and USE the "inventory" of KNOWLEDGE and INFORMATION to significantly grow subscribers' businesses, increase profits, increase top-line growth, and serve customers, for life. Take a look at bizodo.com, ( the premium services are incredible) and see if it's right for YOUR business, Any business, and let me know, give me feedback right here so I can pass it along to its board of directors.

The housing market will NEVER be the same again. At least not for another generation. Banks are not lending, new homes are not selling or being built, and the logjam of existing homes for sale on the market is staggering. People are no longer moving around, no longer trading up, and no longer taking out huge mortgages thinking that their incomes will keep up. It simply has vanished.

Here are my thoughts on what actions you can implement now based on my opinions.

Government intervention, while at times is needed, has gone well beyond a fiduciary responsibility, and has become a huge reason why we have not gotten out of our mess, and has led down a slippery slope to socialism, which simply by the fact that every eurozone country that is a socialistic society has failed, is failing, and will fail, while it takes its toll on our Nation. This article caught my attention.

Austerity and cut backs are not the solution, they are the problem. Investing in growth, and using the right kind of leverage, is the only way out of our decline; cut taxes, do not raise them, spend money, do not cut back, and yes, print money to add even more to our ailing situation for the time being. If the Great Depression taught us anything, it was to spend, not cut back, print money, not stop lending, and grow not slow. (See Where Is The ECB Printing Press?)


Disclosure: I am long XOM, JNJ, EXC, GE, INTC, NLY, F.

Disclaimer: The views and opinions here are my own and do not reflect any other entity's opinions as are the stock selections and company suggestions I mentioned (bizodo.com). Please do your own research, and due diligence prior to making your own decision to either purchase shares of public company stock, or even to do business with any company mentioned.

Source: An Economic Outlook From An Individual Investor