A few foreign markets that outperformed the S&P 500 since 2000

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Few things look better on a wall or in a non-portrait photo album as a good long-term stock chart, preferably over 20 years if not 50. I recently went to take a look at the long-term performance of some of the iShares ETFs, by country, sorted by inception date, starting with the several country trackers […]

Are stocks cheap yet?

Are stocks cheap yet?

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Stock markets ended 2018 with what some call a sharp correction, and others call a minor crash. Last month, the S&P 500 declined by around 10%, catching up with losses earlier in the year by many foreign markets. 10 months like that in a row would render US stocks worthless by the end of 2019, […]

Long term stock returns vs bond returns by country

13 Thought-provoking charts from “Stocks for the Long Run”

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I recently re-read the 5th edition of Jeremy Siegel‘s classic book Stocks for the Long Run, and thought it would be worth snapping the following 13 thought-provoking charts for reference.  Of course, this is just my summary, and I expect to continue having to refer back to the book for more re-reads. Chart 1: US […]

US Equity REITs vs Mortgage REITs - owners made 13x as much as lenders

US Equity REITs vs Mortgage REITs vs Physical Property: 2 charts

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I’ve spoken and written extensively on real estate investment trusts (REITs), but just came across these two charts comparing the performance of US equity REITs vs mortgage REITs, and the long-term total return of US REITs vs physical real estate. Chart #1: Performance of equity REITs vs mortgage REITs Equity REITs own properties, and collect […]

Map of world's largest stock exchanges over US$1 trillion

The world’s largest stock exchanges mapped by VisualCapitalist

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VisualCapitalist published some fascinating maps about the world’s largest stock exchanges, showing the relative size of the major 5 “JUICE” markets (Japan, US, India, China, and Eurozone), and how closely followed they are by the ABCS (Australia, Britain, Canada, and Singapore) and Korea. Here is the full image:  

How low yield beat high yield: Japan vs Australia 2000-2009

How low yield beat high yield: Japan vs Australia 2000-2009

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Here is a chart showing the counterintuitive decade when “low yield beat high yield”, that is, low-yielding Japanese Government Bonds (JGBs) with a starting yield of 1.2% outperformed Australian government bonds with a much higher yield over 5%.