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Timing markets is always a challenge, but determining the approximate timing can make a huge difference to large profits or falling into crisis. In late 2006, early 2007, several people I know had concluded that the end was very near and began to make changes in their strategy. They were already sellers and had stopped buying. The more experienced people saw what was happening in the capital markets, and the prices being paid for assets, and understood that the insanity was not sustainable. They were then in a good position through the collapse to take advantage of the opportunities that were created. We may be at one of those turning points.

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