September 17, 2020

Reverse Engines

The last will be first and the first will be last—at least over the short term. Through Wednesday night, stocks are down for the month and sectors that have outperformed are now underperforming, and vice-versa.

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August 29, 2020

A Second Vanguard Money Market Fund Hits the Near-Zero-Bound of 0.01%

And another one down! Money market fund yields have been headed lower across the industry since the Fed cut the fed funds rate in March to 0.00% to 0.025%.

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September 2020 PDF

Splitting Headaches

The bifurcation between stocks that are soaring and stocks that are lagging was mirrored by the economy in August.

Yes, the S&P 500 index hit seven new highs during the month as its mega-cap tech constituents like Apple and Amazon soared, but other stocks couldn’t keep up.

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