U.S. Money Market Fund Assets

U.S. Money Market Fund Assets During this period of high volatility, many investors place their money in U.S. money market funds. When Warren Buffett says “be greedy when others are fearful,” this is a valuable mindset. Image: BofA Global Investment Strategy

S&P 500 Total Return During Pre-Election Years

S&P 500 Total Return During Pre-Election Years “What we learn from history is that people don’t learn from history. And you certainly see that in financial markets all the time.” –Warren Buffett Image: Ryan Detrick, LPL Financial LLC

Stocks, Bonds, Bills, and Inflation since 1926

Stocks, Bonds, Bills, and Inflation since 1926 Great chart showing the hypothetical value of $1 invested in stocks, bonds, and bills, at the beginning of 1926. Warren Buffett is right when he says that stocks are generally better than bonds. Picture souce: Morningstar

Earnings Matter, Over the Long Run

Earnings Matter, Over the Long Run Over the long run, equities move with earnings. Currently, there is a big gap between U.S. and Europe earnings. As Warren Buffett said: “for 240 years, it’s been a terrible mistake to bet against America.” You may also like “Global Earnings since 2006.” Image: Cullen Roche

Global Earnings since 2006

Global Earnings since 2006 This chart shows global earnings since 2006 (USA, Emerging Markets, Japan and Europe). As Warren Buffett said: “for 240 years, it’s been a terrible mistake to bet against America.” This chart below illustrates it well since 2006. You may also like “Earnings Matter, Over the Long Run.” Source: J.P. Morgan Asset Management

Estimated Number of Hedge Funds Launched or Closed since 2008

Estimated Number of Hedge Funds Launched or Closed since 2008 Can hedge funds deliver higher returns than passive investing? Not really. But many investors still think they can achieve higher returns with active trading than with passive investing. The chart below shows that it is really hard to outperform the market. As Warren Buffett said,…