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Archive for January, 2013

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S&P 500 1-Year Rolling Total Returns

Thursday, January 31st, 2013

I know most AFM readers don’t care about this stuff but I love crunching numbers and sharing the results. For this study, I looked at 1-year rolling total returns. I began with January 1926 – December 1926 and then February 1926 – January 1927, all the way through January 2012 – December 2012. There were […]

S&P 500 20-Year Rolling Period Returns Through 2012

Tuesday, January 29th, 2013

An AFM reader sent me an email and asked me to update the 20-year rolling period returns for the S&P 500 Index. Here they are:

Our Auto Insurance Premiums Are Killing Me!

Tuesday, January 29th, 2013

I received our six-month auto insurnace renewal yesterday. The premium is going up 9.79%! We added our oldest son last March. Our rates basically doubled. They didn’t change much at our July 2012 renewal. Yesterday’s renewal came as quite a shock. We haven’t had any issues. So, I called our provider yesterday and one of […]

Times are Changing

Friday, January 25th, 2013

My oldest son started working at a local grocery store chain last Spring. He’s actually working for the same store manager I worked with when I was worked in the grocery business in the mid 90s. Anyway, with his first job, came his first income tax filing. I have to say it was kind of […]

Thought of the Day from Thomas Sowell

Friday, January 25th, 2013

Chart of the Day: Apple’s Stock Price Since Reaching Its All-Time High

Thursday, January 24th, 2013


Interesting Piece on Apple’s Valuation

Thursday, January 24th, 2013

I read this piece from Fortune on Apple’s valuation last night. Great piece. It shows the impact of recency bias.

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