Annual Returns of Gold vs. Other Assets 1980 To 2019: Chart

Gold is an important asset class that is good to own during bull and bear markets although a small portion of a well-diversified portfolio should suffice. During bull markets in equities gold may not earn high returns. However during bear markets or when uncertainty plagues the market such as now then gold is a great …

Continue reading ‘Annual Returns of Gold vs. Other Assets 1980 To 2019: Chart’ »

Average Holding Period for U.S. Stocks is Just 5-1/2 Months in 2020

The average holding period for US stocks has been declining for many years now. In the 1940s the average duration was 7 years. By the turn of this century it had fallen to below 1 year according to an article I wrote in 2010. A recent study earlier this year by researchers at MFS showed …

Continue reading ‘Average Holding Period for U.S. Stocks is Just 5-1/2 Months in 2020’ »

Water Utility Stocks Offer Stability And Growth During These Uncertain Times

The utility sector is considered as one of the conservative and defensive sectors. Utility companies tend to be slow growth, stable and well-established dividend payers that some investors prefer to own. In most states in the US, utilities are highly regulated and are traditionally monopolies in their regional markets. Within the utility sector, water utilities are …

Continue reading ‘Water Utility Stocks Offer Stability And Growth During These Uncertain Times’ »

The World’s Top 50 Mining Companies

The largest 50 mining companies in the world based on market capitalization as compiled by Mining.com are shown in the table below. According to their research these firms had a combined market value of $957 billion at the end of June, 2020. Precious metal companies were the winners so far this year as gold prices …

Continue reading ‘The World’s Top 50 Mining Companies’ »