Well, that was quite an entertaining weekend! We had history made in the men’s NCAA tournament with the Cinderella story of St. Peter’s making it to the Elite Eight, and it all capped off with some drama at the Oscars. The biggest surprise? Apparently it’s winter again in the northeast with temperatures in the 20’s today!
Here’s what I’ve been reading this morning:
- In this week’s podcast, we cover all the latest economic data points from a busy couple of weeks. The guys discuss rising interest rates, what’s been going on in the bond market, and why everyone in the financial media is using the yield curve to try to predict the future.
- The bond market tends to move a little slower over the long term than the stock market. Over the last 100 years, there have really only been 3 long term bond cycles. Ben discusses what a bond bear market looks like given the recent uptick in rates and subsequent drop in some bond prices.
- Introducing kids to the stock market and the world of investing at a young age is a great idea, if done correctly. In this post, Jason highlights the potentially dangerous lessons that high school students are learning from the “stock picking games” they’re assigned in class.
- Since the pandemic began, the housing market has been a sight to behold. Prices rising at remarkable rates, low inventory, and difficulties building new homes all factor in to this market that Ben describes as “unhealthy”. Find out if he thinks the market itself is broken.