Category Archives: Behavioural Finance

Global Bond Yields on the Rise—Impact on Balanced Portfolios?

Global bond yields are moving higher and in some cases breaking to levels not seen in several years. The moves on a multi-decade scale are hardly noticeable. Japanese yields are still extraordinarily low, but are probably most important from a psychological perspective. As central banks

How to Hedge Credit Risk

It should be no surprise to Berman’s Call viewers that I think the sheer amount of debt in the world is problematic. History teaches us that the bigger the percentage of debt compared to the size of the economy measured by gross domestic product (GDP),

A Look at One Market Breadth Indicator That’s Positive

One element of technical market analysis that is often a leading indicator is called breadth analysis. There are many different breadth indicators. Today, we look at the percentage of stocks above their own 200-day average given that we bounced off that level again last week.

The Future of Money

In 2016, Sweden introduced the idea of creating a digital currency. Sweden’s central bank, the Riksbank, was the first central bank in the 1660s to issue paper notes. The amount of notes and coins in circulation had been cut in half globally in the past

Should We Be Worried About the Similarities with 1987?

There has been a lot of talk recently about the similarities between the 1987 period and today. The current market volatility looks a lot like the period before the 1987 market crash. Like today, economic growth was strong, inflation pressures were rising, and the economy