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The Week in Charts (12/4/22)

Notes: -I have a new channel on YouTube where I share my latest thoughts on markets and investing. You can view the most recent video here. __ This week’s post is sponsored by YCharts. YCharts is giving 100 of our readers free access to their Professional platform until December 16th. Sign up here. With YCharts you can conduct investment research, monitor the markets, […]

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The Week in Charts (11/21/22)

Notes: -I have a new channel on YouTube where I share my latest thoughts on markets and investing. You can view the most recent video here. __ This week’s post is sponsored by YCharts. YCharts is giving 100 of our readers free access to their Professional platform until December 16th. Sign up here. With YCharts you can conduct investment research, […]

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The Week in Charts (11/11/22)

Notes: -I have a new channel on YouTube where I share my latest thoughts on markets and investing. You can view the most recent video here. __ This week’s post is sponsored by YCharts. Mention Charlie Bilello to receive a free trial and 20% off your subscription when you initially sign up for the service. __ The charts and themes from the past week […]

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A Bear Market Checklist

The S&P 500 is in the midst of its third bear market in the last four years. If this one feels different than the previous two, that’s because it’s lasted for more than the blink of an eye. At 9 months and counting from the all-time high reached back in January, this is now the […]

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The Week in Charts (10/31/22)

Notes: -I have a new channel on YouTube where I share my latest thoughts on markets and investing. You can view the most recent video here. __ This week’s post is sponsored by YCharts. Mention Charlie Bilello to receive a free trial and 20% off your subscription when you initially sign up for the service. __ The charts and themes from the past week […]

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The Week in Charts (10/18/22)

Notes: -I have a new channel on YouTube where I share my latest thoughts on markets and investing. You can view the most recent video here. -If you missed my recent webinar with YCharts, click here to view the replay. __ This week’s post is sponsored by YCharts. Mention Charlie Bilello to receive a free trial and 20% off your subscription when […]

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There Will Be Drawdowns

For the first time in over a decade, the S&P 500 is down more than 20% from its prior high on a monthly closing basis (total returns including dividends). The current drawdown, at nine months and counting, is now the longest we’ve seen since the 2007-09 bear market. Volatility has been rising all year and […]

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10-Chart Thursday (10/6/22)

Notes: -I have a new channel on YouTube where I share my latest thoughts on markets and investing. You can view the most recent video here. –Register here for my October 13th webinar (2pm EST) with YCharts covering the most important charts and themes in markets and investing. __ This week’s post is sponsored by YCharts. Mention Charlie Bilello to receive a free […]

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Why Fear Is Good

“Investors should remember that excitement and expenses are their enemies. And if they insist on trying to time their participation in equities, they should try to be fearful when others are greedy and greedy when others are fearful.” – Warren Buffett “Greed, for lack of a better word, is good” – Gordon Gekko, Wall Street […]

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Why Saving Is More Important Than Investing

What matters more: your savings rate or your investing return? Most would probably say the latter as that gets all the attention. We often hear discussions about how to earn higher returns but savings rates are rarely mentioned. In reality, though, saving is far more important for the majority of Americans. Why? Because most people […]

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10-Chart Monday (9/26/22)

Notes: -I have a new channel on YouTube where I share my latest thoughts on markets and investing. You can view the most recent video here. –Register here for my October webinar with YCharts covering the most important charts and themes in markets and investing. __ This week’s post is sponsored by YCharts. Mention Charlie Bilello to receive a free trial and […]

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10-Chart Thursday (9/15/22)

Note: I have a new channel on YouTube where I share my latest thoughts on markets and investing. You can view the most recent video here. __ This week’s post is sponsored by YCharts. Mention Charlie Bilello to receive a free trial and 20% off your subscription when you initially sign up for the service. 10 charts and themes from the past week that tell […]

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How to Earn Bond-Like Returns Without the Risk of Drawdowns

US Bonds are on pace for their worst year in history, down over 11% year-to-date. On a monthly basis, this is now the longest US bond market drawdown ever (25 months and counting) and the largest (-12.3%) since 1980. Why are bonds falling? Interest rates are rising at a rapid rate from historic lows, and […]

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How to Earn a Higher Return Without Taking More Risk

Inertia is a powerful force – and if you’re like most Americans – you’re still earning almost nothing on your cash because if it. According to Bankrate.com, the national average yield on a savings account is a paltry 0.13%. Many of the largest banks (Bank of America, Chase, HSBC, Wells Fargo, and Citibank) are offering even […]

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How the Worst Market Timer in History Built a Fortune

In late August 1930, identical twins Warren and Wally were born in Omaha, Nebraska. They came from a long line of great investors and much was expected of them. While Warren seemed to inherit these genes, Wally wasn’t so lucky and had no investing acumen whatsoever. As teenagers, Warren and Wally were each given a […]

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9-Chart Sunday (9/4/22)

Note: I have a new channel on YouTube where I share my latest thoughts on markets and investing. You can view the most recent video here. — This week’s post is sponsored by YCharts. Mention Charlie Bilello to receive a free trial and 20% off your subscription when you initially sign up for the service. Click here for the latest research from YCharts on whether […]

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10-Chart Tuesday (8/23/22)

Note: I have a new channel on YouTube where I share my latest thoughts on markets and investing. You can view the most recent video here. This week’s post is sponsored by YCharts. Mention Charlie Bilello to receive a free trial and 20% off your subscription when you initially sign up for the service. — 10 charts and themes from the past week that tell […]

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9-Chart Monday (8/15/22)

Every week I send a letter to tens of thousands of investors covering the most interesting charts and themes in markets. Sign up here. 9 charts and themes from the past week that tell an interesting story in markets and investing… 1) Betting the Under For the first time since early 2021, if you bet […]

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How to Think About Investing During a Recession

Is the US economy in a recession? Everyone seems to be asking that question. Why? Likely because we just learned that real GDP contracted for the second straight quarter. And the last 10 times we’ve seen consecutive quarters of negative economic growth, the US was indeed in a recession. With data going back to 1947, […]

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7-Chart Monday (8/8/22)

Note: I have a new channel on YouTube where I share my latest thoughts on markets and investing. You can view the most recent video here. __ This week’s post is sponsored by YCharts. Mention Charlie Bilello to receive a free trial and 20% off your subscription when you initially sign up for the service. — 7 charts and themes from the past week that […]

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9-Chart Friday (7/29/22)

Note: I have a new channel on YouTube where I share my latest thoughts on markets and investing. You can view the most recent video here. — This week’s post is sponsored by YCharts. Mention Charlie Bilello to receive a free trial and 20% off your subscription when you initially sign up for the service. — 9 charts and themes from the past week that […]

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Put These Charts on Your Wall … 2022 Edition

Notes: Every week I send a letter to tens of thousands of investors covering the most important charts and themes in markets (Subscribe here). Click here for a video on this post. Put these charts on your wall for reference the next time you think… It’s “oversold” or “at support” and can’t possibly go any lower… […]

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10-Chart Monday (7/18/22)

Note: I have a new channel on YouTube where I share my latest thoughts on markets and investing. You can view the most recent video here. 10 charts and themes from the past week that tell an interesting story in markets and investing… 1) Hello 9% The US Inflation Rate rose to 9.1% in June, its highest level since […]

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The Upside of Downside

Note: for my video on this post, click here. The first half of 2022 was one of the most painful periods in history for investors… The S&P 500 fell 20%, on pace for its largest annual decline since 2008 and 3rd largest ever (after 1931 and 2008). The 10-Year Treasury bond fell 11.5%, on pace […]

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10-Chart Saturday (7/9/22)

Note: I have a new channel on YouTube where I share my latest thoughts on markets and investing. You can view the most recent video here. — This week’s post is sponsored by YCharts. Mention Charlie Bilello to receive a free trial and 20% off your subscription when you initially sign up for the service. — 10 charts and themes from the past week that […]

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