Data shows that companies borrowed around $11 trillion to stay afloat during the time that revenues declined or disappeared. The repayment of this sum, along with the interest it generates, will impact profits and cash flows for years.
As of last Friday, the Standard & Poors Index, the basis for index funds under the same banner, had recorded a year-to-date appreciation of 11.29
Students of finance become acquainted with what is taught to be the “risk-free rate.” This is the return that can be obtained by investing in securities of the United States Treasury. Usually, the five-or ten-year treasury yield is counted as the benchmark rate, with potential returns taken as some increment of this rate.
Today, we are witnessing another transition. Through the internet, hundreds of thousands of unversed speculators are being harnessed to focus on a few stocks.
The financial press is awash in predictions as to how the stock market will perform under a Biden presidency. Implied in these predictions is a belief that who occupies the Oval Office will impact the stock market. The record of this is more one of coincidence than causality.