Unstable Economic Equilibrium

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Money is like a bar of soap. The more you handle it, the less you have.

— Eugene Fama


Torsten Slok says the U.S. economy is in the middle of a tug of war between the lagged effects of Fed rate hikes and the easing of financial conditions since December 2023. He expects above trend economic growth, strong consumer spending, stubborn inflation, and higher for longer interest rates with no Fed cuts in 2024.

This paper highlights the importance of asset allocation in portfolio performance, along with the relevance of various asset classes (including International Equity, Real Estate, and Natural Resources) over time.

Facts & Figures

Money market funds are currently paying around $500 billion in dividends - that's 2.5% of annual consumer spending. Link

Americans have $17.5 trillion in commercial bank accounts, with the average savings account getting just 0.45%. Link

Even though golf clubs have become more advanced since the 1990s, they’re 60% cheaper. Meanwhile, the price to play a round of golf has gone up 25% in the last three years. Link

According to Bank of America, corporate client buybacks between June 3-7 were the second-largest in their weekly history since ‘10. Link

U.S. household stock allocation has reached an all-time high. Link

The number of Private Equity portfolio companies has doubled over the last decade.

Source: Bain & Company

S&P 500 companies have been generating more cash flow over the past 3 decades.

“The pace of Japanese firms’ announcements of outward mergers and acquisitions this year has been the fastest since 2019.” Link

As of June 7, 2024

We've already seen more inflation in just 53 months of the 2020s decade than in the entire decade of the 2010s. Link

As of June 16, 2024

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MYLD’s process goes beyond focusing on just dividends alone to include buybacks and debt paydown, a trio collectively known as shareholder yield. The result is a portfolio of companies that rank highly on shareholder yield and offer strong free cash flow characteristics.

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