Is It Worth Locking in 4%?

Is It Worth Locking in 4%?

4% yields look attractive. Are they?   Rate Environment   We are writing this on 11/2/2022 as markets await the 1pm CST FOMC (Federal Open Market Committee) statement followed by Chairman Powell’s press conference.  Another 75bps hike seems to be a given. ...

The Market in Pictures, September 30

Our team looks at a lot of research throughout each day. A few charts that caught our eye this week, and how they help fill the puzzle of evidence:   John Luke: Even the most experienced investors are experiencing something they’ve never seen, with bonds  ...

Aptus Musings: Volatility Breeds Volatility

Many of y’all have heard my D + G spiel regarding the S&P 500’s P/E compressing from 21.5x (Dec ’21) to 16x currently, all while the risk premium has actually tightened. In other words, the cheapening of the P/E simply reflects the reality of higher real interest...

The Market in Pictures, September 9

Our team looks at a lot of research throughout each day. A few charts that caught our eye this week, and how they help fill the puzzle of evidence:   Dave: Traditional diversification has not helped most portfolios in 2022     Source: PSC as of 09.06...