Long Abstraction, Short Reality

Be patient. I think investors as a group have a tendency to always want to be doing something, when often the best course of action is to do nothing at all.

Steve Edmundson


Ray Dalio explains why the six criteria he looks at when deciding if a stock market is in a bubble lead him to believe the U.S. isn’t in a bubble yet. The piece is full of great charts.

This annual report from UBS is a great guide to historical returns for, covering 35 markets and five composite indexes, with some dating back to 1900. It’s one of our favorite reads every year.

The charts below highlight the riskiness of bonds and how the market capitalizations of different countries have changed since 1900.

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Facts & Figures

Klarna says its AI assistant does the work of 700 people and estimates that the chatbot could help improve its profits by $40 million in 2024. Link

"What CBS (or Paramount) owes the NFL is more than the enterprise value of the company today." Link

“While only 4% of the world’s population, the U.S. often accounts for half or more of worldwide revenue for a new drug.” Link

Roughly 50% college graduates have jobs that don’t use their degrees. Link

“According to the US Bureau of Economic Analysis, non-mortgage interest payments soared to a record $573.4 billion annually in January.” Link

According to the International Energy Statistics, the U.S. produced more crude oil than any nation, at any time, for the past six years in a row. Link

The US isn’t the only concentrated stock market in the world. Link

Goldman Sachs expects stock buybacks to exceed $1 trillion for the 1st time in 2025. Link


2/19/24 - 77 minutes

Kyle Mowery gives a masterclass on investing in small cap stocks, covering valuation metrics, the impact of macro, and the current set up.

2/22/24 - 63 minutes

Starting ~22 minutes into the episode, Bradley Tusk shares his unique approach to VC and his thoughts on how the US Presidential election may play out this year.

2/23/24 - 51 minutes

Morgan Stanley Investment Management’s Andrew Slimmon gives a masterclass on quantitative investing and why “the macro changes, but behaviors don’t.“

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