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Are Stocks, Bonds And Real Estate Really At ‘Peak Valuation’?

Are Stocks, Bonds And Real Estate Really At ‘Peak Valuation’?

Benjamin Graham was known for his love of using historic data to analyze companies and historic market trends. Graham like to use long-term data series’, stretching across several decades, to come up with the most reliable figures. Both Deutsche Bank and Credit Suisse have taken a similar approach to data analysis and the two banks put together research documents every year that look at the long-term asset returns. Deutsche Bank released its annual Long-Term Asset Return Study a few days ago. The bank used 200…

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Low Rates Are Not Good For Equity Returns

Low Rates Are Not Good For Equity Returns

With the US economy showing signs of life, the Federal Reserve is widely expected to raise interest rates during 2015 for the first time since the financial crisis. And the market seems to be terrified by the prospect of higher rates. The Fed’s easy money policies have propelled the market higher for much of the past six years, and investors are concerned that if the market loses this support, a correction will follow soon after. However, there’s plenty of evidence…

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