In my video today, I ask the question “is it time to run for the hills, or jump off the ledge?” because of the recent increased volatility and decline in the markets. Let me give you the short answer: no. The bond correction was an over reaction, and the most recent equity dip is not a precursor to some big decline. At least not in my opinion. For a full discussion of this, listen to my short video where I expand on these ideas. Hi there, it’s Mike! Friends, Mike Brady here with Generosity Wealth Management – a comprehensive ... Read More
I think highly of Mark Mobius, and he makes a strong argument that emerging markets, while they’ve had some correction this year, is still a great place to invest. I happen to agree with him. It’s a great article, so be sure to click and read. Have Emerging Markets Gotten Oversold? Read More
The numbers are increased mainly due to net trade numbers being positive, while personal consumption and fixed investments declined. If the positive net trade numbers continue, this is very good for us. The decrease in personal consumption and fixed investments is a negative for the U.S. Stay tuned to the next publication of the numbers as I’ll be tracking the trends. Full Article Read More
According to Lou Barnes, a local mortgage broker who is frequently quoted in the national press, when the 10 year treasury yield hits about 3.33%, we’ll be back to 5% 30 year mortgages. Right now, the 10 year treasury is around 2.775%, up about 1.1% in just a few months. However, it has stabilized. The big question those in the investing world are asking is whether the yield will continue up, or go back down. If you watch my video, you’ll see that I believe the yield will go back down. But, as Lou points out, the correlation between the ... Read More
So, you’re wondering what the connection to a video of Dancing Baby Ostriches have in common with a financial newsletter. Absolutely nothing. I figure, a newsletter that starts off with a discussion of equity and bond direction, followed up with emerging markets, GDP numbers, and ending with 5% mortgage rates, it’s just not complete without something completely irrelevant. Therefore, Dancing Baby Ostriches. Read More
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