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Archive for February 2020

Corporate Bonds: More Risk, Less Reward?

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Corporate Bonds: More Risk, Less Reward? Two charts came across my desk recently that shed light on what I like to call “creeping risk” in the market. This happens when the character of an investment changes slowly over time without anyone really noticing the change. The first chart that caught my attention was a long-term…

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Credit Card Usage Is Up

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Credit Card Usage Is Up Credit cards have been a way of life in America for the last 40 years. You can’t watch a sporting event these days without hearing a “What’s in your wallet?” commercial from Capital One!   During the Great Recession of 2008-2009 many Americans fell out of love with credit cards.…

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[Video] Structure Determines Performance

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STEPHEN SMALENBERGER, EA® Structure Determines Performance Our daughter Emma loves to build puzzles. Initially she would find random pieces and try to put them together. Then she progressed to looking at this picture and finding the ones that are similar had the same colors. Eventually she got around to learning to find those corner pieces that edgings and then building structure.…

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Markets Survive Yet Another Scare

Markets Survive Yet Another Scare Barely a month after the markets sold off due to the #WWIII scare between the U.S. and Iran, markets faced another test with the spread of the coronavirus. How did it fare this time around?   It’s hard to believe the month of January is over! But here we are in…

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