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Paul Volcker, the Man Who Changed the Equity Risk Premium

On December 9, Paul Volcker, who served as Chairman of the Federal Reserve Bank from 1979 to 1987, died at the age of 92.  Paul Volcker changed the shape of the economy and of financial markets.   The Rise and Fall of Interest Rates Paul Volcker is known for two things.  He instituted the...

Government Bond Yields and Returns in the 2020s

The 2020s have begun.  During the 2010s, the fixed-income market has done things no one would have predicted when the 2010s began ten years ago.  The most important feature of the past decade has been the steady decline in government bond yields, falling to negative nominal yields in most of...

Global Financial Data Adds Government Debt/GDP Ratio Data

Global Financial Data has added over 600 files to its database that provide data on government revenues, government expenditures, the primary balance, interest paid on public debt and the amount of outstanding government debt as a share of GDP.  The data cover 56 countries on government revenues,...

Events in Time Anniversaries: January 2020

25 years ago: January 1995 S&P 500: 470.42 (vs. 3253.05 in 01/2020) 10-year U.S. Government Bond Yield: 7.60% (vs. 1.85% in 01/2020) Gold: $374.90 (vs. $1571.95 in 01/2020) Oil: $18.405 (vs. $59.65 in 01/2020) GBP/USD: 1.5785 (vs. 1.3077 in 01/2020) US GDP: $7,331 billion (vs. $21,542...

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