U.S. Economy Forecast: Five Ways to Profit in 2011 – Even With a Double-Dip Recession

It's been a dull year for the U.S. economy. But don't expect a repeat in 2011. In fact, as we enter the New Year for the U.S. economy, investors face some major risks. Should the U.S. Federal Reserve opt to maintain its record-low-level of interest rates, it's very likely that we'll see the kind of virulent inflation that will send commodity prices skyward, and inflict some real long-term damage in the process. With higher rates, the U.S. economy could experience its second downturn in three years, the kind of " double-dip " recession that would boost an already scary jobless rate - while also sending U.S. stocks into a bearish tailspin. With uncertainty the watchword for the New Year economy, U.S. investors need to position themselves to cash in should the currently anemic U.S. advance continue, while at the same time making sure to protect themselves against a potential downturn. As contradictory as that might sound, it is possible to do both. For top investment ideas for 2011, please read on...
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