Just as everyone projected, interest rates have fallen off a cliff since peaking at more than 3.2% last fall: Just kidding. Basically no one saw this coming: The decline has caught nearly everyone by surprise. In January, none of the 69 economists surveyed by The Wall Street Journal predicted yields would fall below 2.5% by…
In today’s edition, Michael Batnick, Ben Carlson and Downtown Josh Brown answer a very simple question that doesn’t necessarily have a simple answer. “Where should a new investor begin?
The parallels between fitness and finance.
Michael & Ben discuss what they’re reading, watching, listening to, and thinking about on this week’s new Animal Spirits podcast.
A reader asks: Why do we need inflation? This is a good question because wouldn’t we all be better off if prices were to fall? It’s not always that easy.
Michael & Ben sit down with Irusha Peiris of MarketSmith to discuss the psychology behind trading stocks & what’s required to pull it off.
Josh Brown and Ben Carlson discuss a what-if about the potential ramifications if the cost of capital remains low for an extended period of time.
A deep dive into Vanguard’s latest How America Saves report about how their defined contribution 401k savers are doing with their money.
Morningstar’s John Rekenthaler shared a wild statistic about Yale’s endowment fund in a piece published yesterday: The fund’s reputation, however, owes to its earlier accomplishments. In the 10 years from mid-2008 through mid-2018 (the latter being the date of the fund’s most recent report), Yale gained an annualized 7.4%. During that same time period, the…
On this week’s Animal Spirits we discuss why housing is the most personal of finance topics, Peloton, electric scooters, Michael’s diet & much more.