Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Bonds v. Equities

Bloomberg provided this informative graphic (nice muted colors too) on equities v. bonds. You can click on the graph to be transported to the original post entitled: ‘Cult of Equity’ Is Under Attack, Citigroup Says: Chart of Day

For so long, we've been told that in all instances stocks outperform bonds, and it has been the rallying cry to invest in equities using bonds to soften some of the volatility in stocks. Are we a awakening, then, to a new day where bonds are now exciting rather than staid and boring? Will equities now languish as unattractive investments due to their 'last in line' status in uncertain times? The fullness of time will answer that.


Ray Dalio is interviewed by Sandra Ward in Barron's.

Recession? No, It's a D-process, and It Will Be Long


Click on the title and you'll be transported. If you are not a subscriber to Barron's you can e-mail me (leisa-va@cox.net) and I'll be happy to e-mail you the link.

P. S. A reader offered this link to a PDF on Scribd.