FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
TraderPlanet.com Releases Results of Trader Expectations Survey
Tampa Bay, FL, October 14, 2009 – Respondents to a member survey conducted by www.TraderPlanet.com, an interactive social networking site for active traders and investors, see higher inflation rates in the U.S. economy’s future and believe that being long stocks or commodities and short bonds or the U.S. dollar will be the best investments over the next few years.
The largest percentage of respondents expect some deflationary effects in the near term, but more than 82% say inflation will then be the dominant overall economic theme over the next three years. With that environment, nearly 85% of those responding prefer being long commodities and more than 70% being long stocks over the next three years. After a mixed outlook for the next year, nearly two-thirds of respondents also see buying real estate as a good investment in the next three years.
60% of those responding think being short will be the best position for both bonds and the U.S. dollar over the next three years.
More than 75% think corporate bonds will be the most profitable bond market performer
Among the stock market choices, survey respondents are most optimistic about the prospects for exchange-traded funds and least optimistic about mutual funds.
Among the commodity choices, respondents are bullish on energy (89.7%) and metals (87.8%) followed by agricultural commodities (77.4%)