SEC Social Media Ruling Makes Investing Playground Interesting
The global economic situation causes many concerns, with people understandably worried about issues surrounding job security and income levels. Negative headlines are being witnessed in many parts of the world and the entire situation can seem incredibly worrying. Now the SEC has thrown another curve ball at investor relations professionals across the land, allowing for dissemination of publically traded companies under their Regulation FD ruling, or 'fair disclosure'.
When seen in this broader context, it should probably come as no surprise that many people are also concerned about investments. Specifically, there are questions about how to invest for the future and how to protect finances that are currently in place. While using social media to 'leak' information used to be taboo, the Securities and Exchange Commission now opened up the most widely used medium for sharing of normally clandestine information.
Will this create new 'insider' profiles?
Many dollar-savvy investors are in search of economic boomtowns — areas that are experiencing a sudden, rapid increase in population thanks to recent economic growth — to call home, even if just for a short period of time. Social media is, perpetually, the home to millions of daily investment discoverers, yet finding useful information that doesn't scream 'Ponzi' used to be relatively hard to locate.
When the economy experiences a recovery, investors will see a better return on their investments. As the economy grows and people get back to work, investing in real estate becomes more desirable. With people getting back to work and businesses investing more in their employees, 2013 should be a solid year to invest in real estate. So sayeth the mighty Fed, at least.Continued on the next page