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WASHINGTON, DC – MAY 15, 2018: Treasury Building entrance, headquarters of United States Department of the Treasury

Bond Yields Drop to 234-Year Low

The 10-year Treasury bond now yields 0.5% Last Friday, the yield on the 10-year Treasury note dropped to 0.520%. According to Deutsche Bank, that’s the lowest yield in 234 years. Whenever you see stats like this, know that someone is getting a little creative. What they’re doing is splicing data from other sources to come […]

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TGT, WMT, DKS To Close on Thanksgiving Day This Year

Recently, I told you how I thought many people would forego in-person holiday shopping this year, instead making their purchases online. Last week, several large retailers including Target (TGT), Walmart (WMT), and Dick’s Sporting Goods (DKS) announced they would not open on Thanksgiving Day this year, for the first time in many years. The announcement […]

This Can’t-Miss Strategy Has Failed for Over a Decade

This Can’t-Miss Strategy Has Failed for Over a Decade

It’s a puzzle that’s haunted Wall Street for a few years now: what the heck happened to value investing? Value investing was the strategy that long occupied the minds of Wall Street’s best stock-pickers. From Warren Buffett to Ben Graham to Peter Lynch, the focus was always on value investing. All prudent investors needed to […]

SPY: Is Matching the Market Enough?

SPY: Is Matching the Market Enough?

The SPDR S&P 500 ETF (SPY) is a monster ETF (exchange-traded fund), designed to follow the S&P 500 step for step. This is the granddaddy of all index funds. SPY currently has assets of $267 billion. For some perspective, SPY has more in assets than the GDP of Finland. Of course, Finland has been around […]