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The longest bull market for the S&P 500 since 1950 lasted 9 ½ years (actually 2,388 trading days). The current bull market (which began on 3/09/09) has lasted 1,375 trading days (through Friday 8/22/14), or 1,013 trading days short of the longest bull since 1950. During the final 1,013 trading days of its 9 ½ year bull run, the S&P 500 gained +135% , i.e., change of the raw index not including the impact of reinvested dividends. The S&P 500 consists of 500 stocks chosen for market size, liquidity and industry group representation. It is a market value weighted index with each stock’s weight in the index proportionate to its market value (source: BTN Research).
Most of what we see and hear about how to invest comes from either the fund industry or the financial media – both of which have their own agendas. This landmark documentary is an attempt to redress the balance.
Nine months in the making, How to Win the Loser’s Game aims to provide ordinary investors with the information they need to achieve their investment goals. It includes contributions from some of the biggest names and brightest minds in the investing world.
It’s being released in ten weekly, stand-alone parts, followed by the full-length, 80-minute film. Please share these videos with family, friends and colleagues, and help us to build a better, fairer and more transparent investment industry for all.
The Declining U.S. Reliance on Foreign Investors Thomas Klitgaard and Preston Mui Liberty Street Economics, August 20, 2014 The United States has been borrowing from the rest of the world since the mid-1980s. From 2000 to 2008, this borrowing averaged over $600 billion per year, which translates into U.S. spending exceeding income by almost…Read More
In spite of the increased geopolitical tensions, oil prices (Brent) have not risen by as much as normally would be the case. Prices are still being impacted by Libya as it increases its production and exports (though internal fighting has increased, which could threaten supplies) and by rising oil production from territory controlled by the…Read More
Succinct Summations week ending August 29th Positives: 1. S&P 500 crossed 2,000 for the first time ever and took just 94 days to climb from 1,900 to 2k. 2. Pending home sales rose 3% m/o/m vs expectations of a 0.5% rise. 3. 2Q GDP rose 4.2% annualized vs expectations of a 4% rise. 4. Durable…Read More
Earlier this week, Prudent Bear fund founder David Tice warned of an imminent crash — as bad as 30-60% down on the S&P500. One small thing: This is pretty much the same call that Tice made in 2010 and 2012. Apparently, if you make the same crash call every 2 years, most of the media…Read More
My afternoon train reads: • The Challenge (Reformed Broker) see also Your asset allocation is wrong (and so is everyone else’s.) (Bason Asset Management) • What’s The Matter With France? (Krugman) • Europe’s Banks to Offload $770 Billion of Non-Core Property Assets (World Property Channel) see also Europe Bank Cleanup Driving $1.72 Trillion of Asset…Read More