This is an update to my January article As GE Goes So Goes The Nation except maybe we should have called it As GE Goes So Goes our Retirement Funds or something like that […]
Keep in mind that it’s not unusual for U.S. equities to go on their merry way right into trouble. The S&P500 rallied to record highs after the subprime eruption in 2007…2000. 1987. […]
For some reason President Reagan’s former budget director has an issue with the Russell 2000 small cap index “stratospheric” price-to-earnings (PE) ratio. David Stockman writes that the “actual” PE of the index that holds the 2000 smallest US listed companies is around 91 times earnings. It was hitting an epic 142 at the end of January by some reports.
Did you feel the tremor in the financial markets the other day? Probably not, but maybe you noticed the small tsunami that washed ashore in US Treasuries. After hitting a peak of […]
I doubt future analysts and historians looking back in 25 years will have much interest in whether inflation targets were achieved or policy effects on unemployment rates and GDP. Contemporary central bankers […]
On January 19th 2015 I posted the TSP F Fund’s Last Hurrah. Today, we are going to look at how the last Hurrah worked out and how it foretells the final “Hurrah” in the […]
It’s worth recalling that the 2016 de-risking/de-leveraging episode was nipped in the bud by an upsurge in global QE (especially courtesy the ECB and BOJ) and a corresponding extension of easy money […]
In a world of too much “money” and Crowded Trades prevailing throughout the risk markets, it regresses into a dysfunctional game of disregarding risk and chasing performance. Buy and hold an equities […]
If you do not know about the favorable and unfavorable season for the stock market, you might want to check out our take on Sell-in-May. Unlike many who write about it, I’ve extensively researched it. It’s the only strategy that I found beats buy and hold over the full market cycle (bull/bear). And it lowers your investor stress level too.
One hundred and six months. The current expansion, having emerged in the aftermath of the collapse of the mortgage finance Bubble, is now the second-longest on record (lagging only the 120-month 1990’s […]