The Stingy News Weekly (02/14/2016)
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Embrace your inner ostrich
"take two deep breaths, save a little more, and stick to your long term plan."
Sky-high bond prices
"Overall, federal government bonds don't provide much in the way of income these days and that doesn't factor in inflation, fees, and taxes."
The case for stocks
"And, so, what I actually say to people who ask my advice is this: Put as much money into the stock market as you can stand. One hundred percent is best, but even if you are very risk-averse, allocate at least 75 percent to stocks." [Markets]
Credit Suisse Global Yearbook 2016
"The history of recoveries from these major deflationary shocks reminds us that rapid monetary policy normalization cannot be taken for granted. It also suggests that real bond returns will be close to zero over the next decade, with real equity returns around their longer run average of 4% - 6% per annum." [Markets]
Yield in a low yield world
"Much like value investing in stocks, one can apply a value methodology to global bonds." [Bonds]
Slaves of the markets
"The academics suggest central banks are following a rough rule of thumb. They postpone rate increases when volatility is high, for fear of causing further upset, but respond to high volatility with rate reductions." [Government]
Learn to spend
"Knowing how hard it would be for me to let go and spend the money, my mother asked my sister to watch over me. Trying to be accountable to her wishes, I tried shopping for myself, but the exercise simply produced a lot of anxiety." [Thrift]
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