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Why Bond Yields Scare Me More Than Friday the 13th

Stock investors generally don’t have much to fear on Friday the 13th. Historically, Friday the 13th is a relatively calm day for stocks. Jason Zweig, who writes The Wall Street Journal’s Intelligent Investor column, says it’s usually a good day for investors and says superstition about trading on this supposedly unlucky day is one of the market’s “dumbest myths.”

Bond yields, however, are seriously worrying to Geoff Considine.  Here’s why. Continue reading

Commodities in Asset Allocation

A recent Wall Street Journal article discusses a growing movement among Target Date Funds (TDFs) to include an allocation to commodities.  This article is notable not least because it gives a sense that the methods applied to retail investing lag well behind institutional thinking. Continue reading