Welcome to our Video and Audio Podcast Review of our Q 4 2018 Newsletter. For those on the road or just unable to grab the time to read, our podcast type review gives you the behind the scenes insight to our thoughts, observations and deep views of the entire Newsletter.
BREAK IN – Save the date for the Holiday Party
November 17th – Saturday before Thanksgiving – Dallas Athletic Club from 3-5 pm
Let’s get going!
And here is your review!
Capital Market Talk
Earnings and Markets Eventually Converge
In this hugely in depth article, first we discuss the effect of earnings eventually driving capital markets, but disconnects can occur. It can even be a good thing for Capital Markets to WAY underperform earnings, as they are this year because in brings valuations back in line.
Here is the key graph
Higher Rates, a Short Term Headwind, Eventually a Tailwind
With sustained lower rates over the last decade, memories have faded on the tugging headwinds that higher rates have – IN THE SHORT TERM – on the mandatory safety asset class of bonds.
Higher rates are a great thing as Bonds/Fixed Income Assets have a place for almost all investors due to their safety and liquidity.
Once the headwinds subside our fixed income investments will have ridden the yield curve higher and begin paying more income in the form of yield – into our pockets – Finally!
Too High of Rates Can Create Trouble
Too high of rates or an overshoot CAN create trouble … or a recession…
Our friends at JPMorgan – historically show that rate is about 5% – yea FIVE percent –
We disagree and think a lower level may now be this tipping point, due to the decade low interest rate level we have just experienced-
Current at two percent, we have a long way to go before getting too antsy
Inverted Yield Curve Update
So far to good- no inversion yet!
This series of articles came out of no where and in like domino fashion, once one was done the next took form and fell into place-
App of the Quarter – Hardware
Our editor took the fancy picture out due to copyright fears, but our experience with the Firestick has been exceptional – Here are the highlights of our findings
Enjoy the fall –
See Ya next Year – Wow 2019 here we come!
John A. Kvale CFA, CFP