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Here's An Interesting Way Of Visualizing Bubbles Within The Stock Market

Asset bubbles are notoriously difficult to identify as they are happening. Often times, they become clear only in hindsight.<p>That said, Goldman Sachs' David Kostin offers this interesting stock market chart in a new note to clients. It's a favorite of his.<p>It shows the sector composition of the S&P …

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Mortgage REITs And BDCs Offer A Compelling Value

In October, I wrote that mortgage REIT dividends had stabilized and that many were trading below book value. As we enter 2015 much the same way we entered 2014—with fears of rising rates and an overheated stock market—I wanted to revisit the table I prepared in my October comprehensive portfolio …


Generation Roth: Millennials Discover The Secret To A Tax-Free Retirement

During a visit to a Pennsylvania steel plant recently President Obama touted the flexibility that his gimmicky new myRA account provides young workers just starting to save. “In an emergency you can withdraw contributions without paying a penalty. So it’s a pretty good deal.”<p>Fact is, myRA is just a …

Worried about stocks? Bonds look worse

As 2015 kicks off, investors are skittish.<p>Stocks are pricey. Historically, the price-to-earnings ratio for the S&P 500 is a tad over 15, according to Bespoke Investment Group. Today's trailing P/E, a key measure of whether stocks are a good value, is above 19.<p>That's not dotcom bubble levels, but …

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