In what the author of today’s article notes “may be the most comprehensive data set on asset returns ever assembled,” recently published research entitled “The Rate of Return on Everything: 1870-2015” “track[ed] the total return of stocks, housing, Treasury bills and government bonds for 16 countries over that time”. For the key takeaways from the study – including a new way to look at housing returns and some short-term lessons from long-term patterns – CLICK HERE.
While the author of today’s article acknowledges the appeal of buying beaten-down stocks, he states that “savvy investors know that stocks on the rise tend to give better and more reliable returns” and that “Identifying breakouts from sound chart patterns is a great way to improve your timing in buying stocks and find the biggest stock winners.” After a brief overview of breakout stocks and how powerful they can be, the author provides some guidance for buying breakout stocks – including what may be the optimal buy range. For more, CLICK HERE.
Should you make room for some “true relics from the past” in your portfolio? The author of today’s article makes the case for giving some consideration to “boring old Series EE savings bonds” and puts forward two key reasons to do so. Reason #1? The bonds’ favorable tax treatment. But it’s the second reason — involving a “less-recognized advantage of buying Series EE savings bonds right now” — that might be the most convincing. What is this reason? CLICK HERE to find out.