The main danger for the bears is that there is some level of progress that causes the market to celebrate.
The Chinese want to buy more soybeans. The U.S. wants real change. Sounds like there's not a lot of common ground.
Both sides are meeting to make a deal, but do not yet meet eye to eye on the main issues.
The real estate investment trust W.P. Carey is yielding 4.5% and has strong earnings and rising share price.
The market had its worst two days of action since last December on Tuesday and Wednesday.
Apple might be setting up for a new all-time high, and this is a forgone conclusion if the market makes another leg higher.
If there is indeed a global credit crunch on the horizon, sovereign bonds are the only safe haven.
The market is largely held hostage to the news flow that emerges from these talks next week.
Investors looking for Asian real estate exposure can get both equity gains and yield from Asia-focused REITs.
I think that one needs to take a diversified approach to not just wealth preservation, but the preservation of one's standard of living.