Monthly Archives: November, 2017

Implied Returns For 2018: What Happens Following Low Market Volatility Years To Stocks, Bonds & Gold

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Reading Time: 5 minutes Low Volatility In Stocks & Bonds There are a few ways to sum up 2017. It was the first time in years where the initial earnings estimates ended up being realized. Inflation and wage growth didn’t meet expectations despite the low unemployment rate. Global equities rallied as economic growth improved…CONTINUE READING

What Comes Next For Housing Prices/Rent?

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Reading Time: 4 minutes Home Equity Is Recovering We’ve previously examined housing related debt in the Q3 report on consumer debt. As we discussed, the housing market took a few years to recover yet the total housing debt consumers have is still below the previous peak. The home ownership rate is only now starting…CONTINUE READING

Is There A Corporate Debt Bubble?

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Reading Time: 4 minutes A Good Research Process Defines Alpha There are many misconceptions when it comes to investing because there are many people who make money by promoting false narratives. There are newsletter providers who have an audience that wants to hear a narrative, whether it’s bullish or bearish. They get paid to…CONTINUE READING

Timing Business Cycles: What Performs Best During Various Yield Curves?

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Reading Time: 5 minutes The Business Cycle & Yield Curve Can Be Used For Economic Forecasting  There are a three categories of metrics investors with a keen focus on macro economics need to focus on: company specific metrics researched through reading regulatory filings and researching the competition; the mainstream economic reports such as the…CONTINUE READING

What Sowed The Seeds Of The Bitcoin Mania?

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Reading Time: 4 minutes Financial Conditions Ripe For Speculation 2017 was an unusual year where financial conditions actually eased despite the Federal Reserve raising rates. The financial tightness in 2015 and 2016 was catalyzed by weakness in the energy market. With the help of central banks, as we have previously stated, the economy narrowly…CONTINUE READING