China, Japan, Bullion, Real Estate and Bubbles

Listeners’ Questions, Peter’s Answers October 12, 2012

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Ankang from Beijing China
Will China’s market break down before the US market does?

KÃ¥re  (Kerry) in Copenhagen, Denmark
You mentioned that economies of countries will prosper from deflation, if for example a country returns to the gold standard. Why has Japan not prospered from their deflationary periods?

John from Tampa, FL
Since physical metals, purchased as allocated bullion like Maple Leafs, held by a traditional non-Roth IRA account must be held by an intermediary, at what point should an individual who attains 59 1/2 years old and who intends to hold the metal indefinitely take possession of the physical metal and pay the appropriate taxes?

Sean from Merced, CA
How much further can the real estate market tank? It appears that the prices have been leveling off and looks like it’s bottomed out.

Jamie in Greenville, SC
Once the next bubble burst what will be the best jobs to have? I’m studying both actuarial sciences and accounting. Which would be the best to pursue?