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On today’s show we discuss:
- My type of bear
- The 1% own all the stock
- The middle class has most of their money in their home
- White House considering tax incentive for stocks
- The great affordability crisis
- Is private equity out of capacity?
- Private equity in target-date funds
- Don’t take investing advice from billionaires
- Big data will soon be table stakes
- What makes people happier than money?
Yikes. Exclude the big 5 (Microsoft, Apple, Alphabet, Amazon and Google) and U.S. earnings were down 7.5% in the 4th quarter. H/t @AndrewLapthorne of SocGen
— John Authers (@johnauthers) February 17, 2020
Hedge fund guys publicly worrying (or straight slamming) index funds/ETFs is the norm. Pretty much every high profile one, w the exception of Cliff A, has done it (see below). Yet at same time, many of them use ETFs for liquidity or hedging tools. They're like frenemies.. pic.twitter.com/h2oRiWWi4c
— Eric Balchunas (@EricBalchunas) February 12, 2020
For anyone that wants to gripe about the concentration of the U.S. market, here's some context pic.twitter.com/8lPsVko8Qz
— Daniel Sotiroff (@DanielSotiroff) February 12, 2020
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