SOURCE: Weiss Research

October 14, 2008 11:35 ET

Banking and Stock Market Relief: New Weiss Research Video Provides Emergency First Aid for Consumers

JUPITER, FL--(Marketwire - October 14, 2008) - Weiss Research, Inc. announced that it has launched a new video with specific instructions for consumers on how to escape the economic crisis and find ultimate safe havens for their money.

In the video, Martin D. Weiss, president of Weiss Research, and Michael Larson, Weiss' interest rate and real estate analyst, provide answers to urgent consumer questions such as:

--  It seems nothing is safe anymore -- not so-called conservative stocks,
    not even big banks. How do we find true safety in this unsafe world?
--  What can I expect if my bank fails? How long will I have to wait for
    my money from the FDIC?
--  Are money market funds as safe as they say they are?
--  What would happen if we get another bank holiday like the 1930s?
--  What should I do if my broker fails?
--  My 401k is falling apart. Should I hold everything for the long term
    or should I pull all my money out?
--  What about my IRA and 529 savings funds for my kids' education?
--  If my insurance company fails, how safe is my annuity, life insurance,
    health insurance, and long-term care insurance?
--  Should I hold on to my cash or pay off my debts?
--  Millions are skipping out on their mortgage. Why can't I do the same?
--  Should I sell all my investments and just hold cash in a vault?
--  Are Treasury bills really safe?

"The answers," comments Martin D. Weiss, "are based on a healthy mix of dire pessimism for the medium-term future of our economy and cautious optimism for the long-term future of our country -- the opposite of advice provided by most Wall Street pundits."

The 1-hour, commercial-free, video is complimentary and currently available to consumers at:

Weiss Research, Inc. is an independent research firm in Jupiter, Florida. Founded in 1971, the firm is one of the nation's leading research and analysis firms for investors, providing information and tools to help them make sound financial decisions. Weiss Research's 2007 policy paper, "How Federal Regulators, Lenders and Wall Street Created America's Housing Crisis: Nine Proposals for a Long-Term Recovery," accurately predicted the deep and broad impact of the mortgage crisis on the broader economy that the nation faces today and this year, its daily reports at have forewarned of nearly all major bank, brokerage and insurance company failures.


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