Subscribe

Get the latest investment articles in your inbox.

POSITIVE EARNINGS ESTIMATE REVISIONS HIT TEN YEAR HIGH

Chart of the Day:We’ve been noting recently that bullish sentiment from the American Association of Individual Investors (AAII) has finally exceeded 50% after nearly three years below that level.  In today’s Chart of the Day, we wanted to highlight another sentiment...

THE No. 1 FINANCIAL FEAR AMONG RICH PEOPLE

Even the richest Americans are worried about having enough for retirement.51% of affluent investors — defined as those who have total investable assets of $500,000 or more — say they are concerned about being financially secure in retirement.That’s according to a...

MOST HEDGE FUNDS DON’T CARE ABOUT CARRIED INTEREST LOOPHOLE

Private Equity and Real Estate Funds Benefit - Not Most Hedge Funds There is not a "carried interest loophole" for hedge fund managers! Hedge fund managers pay the same tax rates on long-term capital gains as everybody else - 23.8%. Most people consider it a loophole...

BUY EUROPEAN STOCKS DUE TO THIS GRAPH

In Europe, investors looking to generate income need to turn to stocks as yields on corporate bonds continue to slide. The spread between European stock yields and yields on low-grade debt, which inverted in 2013, recently rose to the highest in favor of shares since...

Why is everyone so afraid? Another cluster of DJIA Records.

Chart of the Day:It is the dog days of August, so we wouldn’t fault anyone for not noticing that the DJIA has been up for nine straight trading days (through Friday) and has seen record high closes on each of the last eight.  As shown in the red lines of the chart...

Value Investing: Back to the Garden

In the beginning, there was the idea of investment – straightforward, unconstrained investment – whose goal was to maximize long-term after-tax returns...PERIOD It was a simpler, happier time when the essence of investment was to seek out value; to buy what was cheap...

Ready for the next stock market crash?

After nine years since the last crash ended, can you afford even one devastating year? The devastation to portfolios is often ugly when the stock market crashes. We have experienced two major market meltdowns in the last 17 years. One occurred between 2000 and...

Light Vehicle Sales Per Capita: Latest Look at the Long-Term Trend

 Light Vehicle Sales report from the Bureau of Economic Analysis adjusted for population. This data series stretches back to January 1976. Since that first data point, the Civilian Noninstitutional Population Age 16 and Over (i.e., driving age not in the military...