During the financial crisis of 2008, things got scary. Large Wall Street firms were going under, stock prices were plummeting, and layoffs and unemployment rates were soaring. And, all this was happening in the midst of the 2008 presidential election. Talk of another Great Depression was in the air. In fact, polls showed a majority of Americans feared another depression was actually happening. Housing prices were dropping sharply in most communities, and more and more properties were ending up in foreclosure.
Investing didn’t seem so fun anymore. However, despite the fact that the downturn was the worst in decades, it had similarities to prior downturns, and those who kept their perspective and their cash ready were able to invest at attractive prices.
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