October 22, 2020

Stocks Yield to Bonds

If the stock markets feel as though they’ve stagnated of late, it may be because we’re seeing fewer days when stocks close more than 1% higher or lower than the prior day compared to September. In fact, we’re running at about half of last month’s rate.

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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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October 2020 PDF

Cashing Out

The next three months promise to be exceptionally volatile—not that we haven’t experienced some pretty volatile markets already this year. But it’s all going to come to a head the closer we get to both an election and the release of a proven coronavirus vaccine.

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