The yield curve was so last recession

Anyone else tired of hearing about yield curves???

At some point a word or term is so overused it doesn’t mean anything anymore. And it loses its value.  It’s like saying you want to be successful. I don’t even know what that term means anymore. How is success measured? 

Or everyone wants to be “authentic” today. 

The life coaching industry has basically killed this word. How about just saying you want to be real or genuine. Or say you’d like to stop lying or posturing. 

And so the phrase of the day is “yield curve.”

Ugh!

People are making a big investment mistake

Indicators stop working when the entire world is focusing on them. You know why the “Dogs of the Dow” worked [in the past] so well. No one knew it was happening. 

But once everyone knew about it, the Dogs of the Dow, stopped working.  

I put together a Yield Curve chart that I’m not sure you’ll find anywhere else. Why, you may ask? Well I’ve filtered out something everyone is forgetting to filter out in yield curves. 

My yield curve chart, which I show in this week’s video is a good example of how getting trained to see what is going on is actually the thing people have been searching for. 

Training beats knowledge. That’s why the Apollo 11 astronauts spent 400 hours training every single scenario that could happen. 

They trained!

Again, the video below takes a deep dive into Yield Curves, fighting past wars and the madness of crowds.

In Your Corner,

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RC Peck, CFP

PS – I’ve got four things for you this week…

(1) Are you following the WHAT or the WHY?
This really short video does an amazing job comparing the “What” to the “WHY.” And though Michael is a stand up comedian, he strikes gold with this one. And you know what’s so good about this. He demonstrates it. 

(2) This Is Water
This is Water by David Foster Wallace — “Here is just one example of the total wrongness of something I tend to be automatically sure of: everything in my own immediate experience supports my deep belief that I am the absolute centre of the universe; the realest, most vivid and important person in existence. We rarely think about this sort of natural, basic self-centredness because it’s so socially repulsive. But it’s pretty much the same for all of us. It is our default setting, hard-wired into our boards at birth.”

(3) Quote I’m pondering 
“All of humanity’s problems stem from man’s inability to sit quietly in a room alone.” Blaise Pascal

(4) A Chart That I’ve been wondering about this week…
Copper looks like it’s about to break an important support. And the old belief is that copper is really Dr. Copper. As in, the way copper goes so does the economy. We’ll see.

(5) Training is actually what you’ve been looking for all this time…
If you have the right symbol then you’ve solved [only] 10% of your problems. The other 90% is acting how you are supposed to act when you are supposed to act that way. AND the best symbols in the world can’t save you if the entire market is dumping. Or you don’t do what you are supposed to do. Training and this conversation is what you’ve really been looking for.

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