In the investing world, the standard thinking seems to be that the older you get, the less risk you should take on. But Charles Schwab’s Liz Ann Sonders says that’s not always the case.
Top bond fund manager Bonnie Baha of DoubleLine Capital says that, with central banks around the globe distorting asset values, investors shouldn’t be tempted into taking on riskier bets in European bonds.
Would Benjamin Graham, the man known as “the father of value investing” and a pioneer in security analysis, have liked plain, generic index funds? In a recent column, Jason Zweig, who edited an updated edition of Graham’s classic book The Intelligent Investor, says yes.
It may seem hard to believe that the Dow Jones Industrial Average could increase nearly five-fold over the next 15 years. But two top strategists have recently laid out a good case for the Dow hitting 85,000 by 2030.
Last month, Bloomberg highlighted the high level of company buybacks, noting that since the mid-2000s “corporations and investors have switched positions as the bigger buyer of stocks.” Specifically, “inflows from equity funds exceeded corporate buybacks every year in the late 1990s,” but corporate buybacks hit record levels in 2007 and have remained high. The article suggests that “the reluctance of investors to pile into equities has left corporate America the largest source of cash throughout the bull market,” drawing on an interview with Howard Silverblatt of S&P Dow Jones Indices. “Last year, corporations beat all other groups as the biggest […]