samedi 20 août 2016
Economics 101 -- "How the Economic Machine Works."
Created by Billionaire hedge fund manager Ray Dalio this simple but not simplistic and easy to follow 30 minute, animated video answers the question, "How does the economy really work?" Based on Dalio's practical template for understanding the economy, which he developed over the course of his career, the video breaks down economic concepts like credit, deficits and interest rates, allowing viewers to learn the basic driving forces behind the economy, how economic policies work and why economic cycles occur.
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jeudi 18 août 2016
"There are few sure things in investing … that betas (stocks, bonds, real estate) rise over time relative to cash is one of them." -- Billionaire hedge fund manager Ray Dalio
For perspective, here's a look at the past 28–years of stock market returns (S&P 500). For all of the bearish rhetoric on stocks that we hear from day to day, as you can see, if you're positioning for a down stock market for the year, you're making a low probability bet.
Since 1928, 73% of the time stocks finished the year in the green. On a rolling ten–year basis the average return for the S&P 500 has been 197%, with only five losing rolling ten–year periods out of 79.