The New and Improved Inflation Hedge With Chris Dunn

FEATURING THE HOST OF WE TALK MONEY PODCAST, CHRIS DUNN @ChrisDunnTV   When you ask someone the main reason why they invest, they are likely to respond with: “to grow my money, and beat inflation”. Over the past decade, inflation has been rather muted. Investors in equities have been handsomely rewarded with low interest rates, low inflation and … Continued

Investing When Inflation Outpaces Interest Rates With Lyn Alden

FEATURING THE FOUNDER OF LYN ALDEN INVESTMENT STRATEGY, LYN ALDEN @LynAldenContact   One of my favorite ways to use YCharts is to keep track of various interest rates compared to various measures of inflation on one convenient chart. Historically, interest rates and inflation have often moved together, but things have been very different in 2021. We can … Continued

Predicting Q3 Earnings through FAANG with Beth Kindig

FEATURING I/O FUND’S, TECHNOLOGY INDUSTRY ANALYST, BETH KINDIG @Beth_Kindig   FAANG – An analysis of FAANG heading into Q3 earnings FAANG is a well known acronym that includes some of the most successful tech companies: Facebook, Amazon, Apple, Netflix and Google. These highly liquid stocks generally lead the market, as they have certainly done this year. … Continued

Overvalued Markets, Big Decisions & Cherry-Picking with Nick Maggiulli

FEATURING RITHOLTZ WEALTH MANAGEMENT’S, CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER, NICK MAGGIULLI @DOLLARSANDDATA One of the biggest questions on investors’ minds today is whether the stock market is overvalued. After all, if you look at the data, it seems abundantly clear that prices have outpaced fundamentals (i.e. earnings) over the past couple of years. For example, from January 2020 … Continued

How to Discuss $HOOD and New IPO Stocks with Clients

Is your client excited about new IPO stocks hitting the market like Robinhood (HOOD), but you’re unsure how to approach the conversation? Considering the fanfare around major IPOs, they can be hard to ignore — but it isn’t always easy to decide whether to invest in one or not. While the potential to win big … Continued

Ignoring Short-term Trends with Felix Salmon

FEATURING FELIX SALMON, CHIEF FINANCIAL CORRESPONDENT AT AXIOS, @felixsalmon Click to view in YCharts Q: Give us an overview of your background in the markets. What is your investing philosophy? A: I’ve been writing about the markets since 1995. I started writing about bonds, which has been a great foundation for me. My investing philosophy is a … Continued

S&P 500 Storylines with Lyn Alden

FEATURING: LYN ALDEN One thing I continue to monitor is the consolidation (and potential pivot point) for the ratio of the equal weight S&P 500 $RSP and the market weight version $SPY. Equal weight tends to outperform over the long run, but underperform at the 2nd half of a business cycle. pic.twitter.com/aEompytdMh — Lyn Alden … Continued

Accepting an Imperfect Portfolio with Nick Maggiulli

  FEATURING: NICK MAGGIULLI Q: Tell us about your role at Ritholtz Wealth Management and your “Of Dollars And Data” blog. How do you hope to educate investors about the importance of data when making investment decisions? A: I maintain my blog at “Of Dollars And Data” to help people make better financial decisions using … Continued

The Growing Complexity of ETF Investing with Nate Geraci

FEATURING: NATE GERACI Completely cherry-picked date, but broad emerging markets have delivered a NEGATIVE TOTAL RETURN since just prior to Global Financial Crisis (Oct 2007)… pic.twitter.com/VBqm6AMBYj — Nate Geraci (@NateGeraci) May 13, 2020 Click to view in YCharts Q: Tell us about yourself and the ETF Store. What is your approach to financial planning and … Continued

Identifying Competitive Advantages with Matthew Cochrane

  FEATURING: THE MOTLEY FOOL’S MATTHEW COCHRANE   2/ IMHO best way to value banks is P/B ratio. Don’t like using metric for asset-light businesses, but for banks w/ assets on balance sheets, it’s perfect (Assets-liabilities) or Book value / Shares outstanding = Book value per share Share price/book value per share = P/B ratio … Continued