Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2009/10/07

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Subject: [Leica] The Markets are Telling you to Buy Leica Gear
From: shino at (Rei Shinozuka)
Date: Wed, 07 Oct 2009 22:56:43 -0400
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Yes. Ceteris paribus, real inflation robs value from the lender (i.e., 
fixed income investor) and rewards the borrower.

However, while inflation might be a problem a year out, I think the 
falling dollar might become the more immediate problem for the Leica buyer.


Ken Carney wrote:
> Neil,
> If you believe (as I do) that inflation is going to be severe, are you not
> better off going into debt for your gear (assuming a fixed interest rate)?
> Ken
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: at [mailto:lug-
>> at] On Behalf Of Neil Beddoe
>> Sent: Wednesday, October 07, 2009 10:13 AM
>> To: 'Leica Users Group'
>> Subject: [Leica] The Markets are Telling you to Buy Leica Gear
>> Anyone trying to justify spending their hard earned cash at the moment
>> should take note of the gold price which is going up and up.  Among other
>> things it's a pretty good indicator of inflation expectations and given
>> the size of government deficits around the World I'd say it's spot on.
>> What does this mean for Leica users?  It means that prices are likely to
>> continue to rise and it makes little sense to put off buying that piece of
>> kit you've always wanted, especially if are on a fixed income since it
>> will only move out of your reach later.  This only works if you've got the
>> cash;  buying on credit is as always a very silly thing to do since one
>> effect of rising inflation will be rising interest rates.
>> I really wanted that Nocilux 0.95 and this is the best justification I
>> could think of. I hope it works for you too.  At least if the markets are
>> wrong (this is not unknown), you'll have some great stuff to take pictures
>> with.
>> Neil
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Replies: Reply from richard.lists at (Richard Man) ([Leica] The Markets are Telling you to Buy Leica Gear)
In reply to: Message from kcarney1 at (Ken Carney) ([Leica] The Markets are Telling you to Buy Leica Gear)