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    Four Centuries of Stocks and Bonds in Retrospect

    Four Centuries of Stocks and Bonds in Retrospect

    Financial markets have evolved over time. The relationship between stocks and bonds differed in each of the eras that Global Financial Data has created to differentiate the behavior of financial markets in the past: the Dutch East India Co. (1601-1692), the Glorious...

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    The Inverted Yield Curve in Historical Perspective

    The Inverted Yield Curve in Historical Perspective

    The stock market declined 3% on August 14, 2019 because of the prospect that the yield curve was close to inverting between the 2-year note and the 10-year bond.  Historically, when the yield on the 10-year bond has dipped below the yield on the 2-year bond, the...

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    Fixed Income Bull and Bear Markets

    Fixed Income Bull and Bear Markets

    Bear markets are clearly defined: a decline of 20% or more in an equity market constitutes a bear market.  By this definition, the United States had 18 bear markets in the 1900s.  But what is a bull market? Global Financial Data (GFD) has supplemented the definition...

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