Market Morsels

| June 22, 2018
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Growth vs. Value

Over the past 10 years, the S&P 500 Value Index of companies selling at low prices relative to their earnings, revenues and net worth has returned an average of 7.1% annually. The S&P 500 Growth Index — stocks selling at high prices due to underlying growth — has gained an average of 10.7%, according to the Wall Street Journal.

Retire Here

Social Security benefits are taxed by just 13 US states, i.e., 37 states do not count monthly Social Security benefits as taxable income at the state level based on data from the Internal Revenue Service.

Rethink Retirement Here

An estimated 800,000 people will flee California and New York due to taxes based on work by Art Laffer and Stephen Moore.

Rename Them Dyson

The Bank of Japan has vacuumed up so much of the government bond market — in excess of 40% — that it’s left fewer securities for others to buy and sell.

Illiquid Stocks

In the U.S. stock market, half of the more than 8,500 listed companies trade less than 100,000 shares a day, a tiny sliver of what big stocks trade, according to an April 10, 2018 report from the Securities and Exchange Commission.

Bring Back Board Games

In an effort to recapture their youth and pull children from their iPhones, parents have led a resurgence of board games. Sales of games and puzzles in the U.S. grew 27% between 2015 and 2017, hitting $2.09 billion, according to NPD Group Inc.

127 Diamonds = Philly Special

Some serious bling for the Super Bowl Champs!


Stay Tuned, Disciplined & Patient! {TJM}

The Investor & Character Equation (ICE) | S + R = O


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