The world of investing has changed significantly since Benjamin Graham and David Dodd first invested value investing nearly 90 years ago.
Forget all the “earnings season” analysis you read last month. The real earnings season—annual 10-K filing season—is happening right now.
Since January 2008 international dividend stocks posted near zero returns versus 7.5% for similar domestic dividend strategies. IDV pays 4.5% dividend compared to 2.5% – 3% for similar US dividend ETFs.
The most time-consuming step in making fresh pasta isn’t making the dough, but taking that dough and getting it into noodle-shapes. To make a bowl of fresh, rustic pasta without touching a rolling pin (or pasta machine) all you need to do is grab your box grater.
Indexes are an incredibly important part of the financial markets. They provide an up-to-date, day-to-day view of market sentiment and are used as a benchmark to judge fund managers. However, despite their importance, the construction of indexes is still relatively rudimentary.
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DNB remains a stellar capital return story that is well supported by its rock-solid capital position. The bank generates a double-digit RoE on a 16% CET.
What a difference a year makes. Almost exactly a year ago, the BofA CCC yield index peaked at 21.67%. Credit spreads were widening and leverage loan and CLO equity valuations were falling through the floor. Several funds were struggling with asset coverage ratios and falling NAVs and share prices.
Between 1960 and 2015, world population increased by 142 percent, rising from 3.035 billion to 7.35 billion. During that time, average income per capita adjusted for inflation increased by 177 percent, rising from $3,680 to $10,194.
Every year around this time the US federal government releases an annual financial report to the public. It would be hilarious if the numbers weren’t actually true.