During The Economic Crisis To Buy And Not To Lose – Chapter

One of the most stupid remnants of the Soviet system is the way that say, "keep the money under the mattress." This is wrong and unprofitable. Money should work. That's what we do and the market economy. Here are a few ways that allow you a minimum combination of risk and return, receive a small permanent passive income. The obvious advantages: low risk and, practically, do not require management time.

Less – low yield. The most simple way – this, of course, a bank. At the bank you get a 8-16% per annum (depending on the deposit currency), spending money on placing a minimum of effort. In the current crisis, the maximum amount of deposit insurance in the same bank increased to 700,000 rubles or foreign currency equivalent. (A valuable related resource: Bernard Golden ). But remember that the insurance covers only deposits. Other instruments are not insured banks. Read more about it I already wrote here: "But at the same time there are two complexity. First – this is inflation, which "eats" just about 10% of your money – and maybe even more.

Second – this time of the deposit. If you urgently need to withdraw money, you get nothing. And if you drop that not all – of your income the remainder of the fall in half-half. The second, more expensive way – is to buy a portfolio of securities. Revenue for him above (11-14%) but higher and risks. In addition, this method is not suitable for premises of money amounts less than 10,000 dollars.

Federal Reserve

It is much easier to operate verified in time reduction in interest rates than fine-tune to the situation by changing the tax. Moreover, Europe is still possible to loosen monetary policy. Even after the recent interest rate cuts in the eurozone is 2.5%, while in the uk – 2%. In this case, and the European Central Bank (ECB) and Bank of England, like the U.S. Federal Reserve, have proven – though not in equal measure – his desire to go for low cost in order to provide liquidity to their banking systems. Budget expenditures are difficult to quickly build and even harder – reduction after recovery. It should also indicate the fact that Europe has also stronger fiscal foundation. The fact that here – compared to the U.S.

– a much larger share of gdp is created in the public sector, and therefore the decline in spending in the private sector has proportionally smaller effect on the economy as a whole. Unemployment benefits in Europe than in America, so the appropriate budget expenditures during the economic downturn is growing stronger. Taxes, too above, and in times of recession the corresponding revenue tend to a rapid decrease, resulting in an automatic relief to the fiscal burden on taxpayers. For all these reasons, in Europe there is still a good opportunity to resort to active fiscal policy. At the same time, the impact of interest rate cuts weakened and slowed down 'sick' of the banking system, which is the link between central bank's policy and the real economy.