The Stingy News Weekly: 01/21/2024
New from Norm
Asset Mixer Update
We've updated our Asset Mixer to include real return data for 2023.
Periodic Table Update
We've updated our periodic table of annual returns for Canadians to include real return data for 2023.
Investing in beauty trends
"Fashion may garner the attention but it's the little things - lipsticks and face creams - that steadily rake in the dollars no matter who is designing the frocks that season." [Markets]
New all-time highs
"Most of the time new highs are followed by more new highs. The average one, three, five and ten year total returns following new highs were +16%, +27%, +59% and +206%, respectively." [Markets]
Our money pit
"We just finished a project that proved so expensive that, if I revealed the cost, my reputation for frugality would be in tatters. The cost was comfortably - or perhaps uncomfortably - into six figures. What if we sold our Philadelphia townhome tomorrow? I figure we might recoup half of what we just spent." [Thrift]
"To the extent that your portfolio is diversified internationally, it's important to keep an eye on developments elsewhere. At the top of the list: China, which is now the world's second-largest economy." [World]
Regional growth and returns
"We believe the simple argument to invest in the fastest-growing region doesn't work as an investment strategy - something investors should be conscious of as they hear the seductive calls to overweight the United States even further." [Markets]
Should your job determine how you invest?
"For example, as someone who works in the financial industry, this table suggests that I should have some of my wealth invested in commodities (despite their poor track record) and that I shouldn’t have any allocation to REITs." [Markets]
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