Things have come to a pretty pass. The romances are going flat…
Let’s start with munis. It’s pretty simple. Two Septembers ago, I wrote a post titled Gold on Hold; The New Play May Be in Munis. This was done in the context of recession worries, and was in the context of a well-documented and [...]
DoctoRx makes a compelling case for zero coupon bonds.
Your humble and chronically bemused blogger drank the Kool-Aid today and added a substantial amount of a specific type of bond to his IRA holdings, transforming zero-yielding cash into a zero-coupon Treasury bond of 8 years duration. This was done while continuing to hold [...]
Evidence of How Difficult It Is to Garner Excess Returns in the Stock Market
In January 1995, the Republicans took over Congress for the first time in, almost, forever. Quickly a form of gridlock took place that helped the stock market levitate. The R’s wouldn’t let President Clinton spend, and he wouldn’t let them cut [...]