The curvature of U.S. bond yields has attracted a lot of press of late. Atlas has written about it in some of our blogs, and the significance of a possible inversion has frequently been a subject of discussion at our Pie Parties. Whatever current shape the curve takes or your choice of maturity, the returns are still positive. That's to be expected, right?
Are you paying attention? This Saturday's Powerball jackpot is already north of $625 million and climbing. Let me spell that out: that's $625,000,000+ bucks, clams, scratch. And with just a little bit of luck, it can be yours for a skanky little $2 bet. Think about it: one Jefferson and you rake in racks. Yeow!
It’s not that hard. You throw the ball. You hit someone.
Unless, of course, they dodge it.
America’s stock markets attained a couple of milestones this week: the longest bull market ever and, ironically, the longest correction since 1961! How can we reconcile the two?
Clairvoyance is not part of the Atlas investment algorithm. Endeavoring just to interpret current data is challenge enough. In fact, since various agencies and institutions revise past data with some regularity, even seeing the past sometimes proves difficult. Nevertheless, we do have a crystal ball and dusted it off at the most recent pie party to make some bold predictions.&
Atlas is a peaceful bunch. We don’t like wars, including those revolving around trade. But everywhere one looks it seems like nations are turning their backs to one another. Instead of finding new ways to work together and prosper, countries are looking for new barriers. This is not just a recent phenomenon. Brexit started off two years ago as the U.K.