Submitted by Antaeus Wealth Advisors on October 27th, 2013
Submitted by Antaeus Wealth Advisors on June 8th, 2013
- Value of Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) – food stamps, Medicaid, housing assistance, utilities assistance, and emergency food aid available to an unemployed, single mother with two children living in Hawaii: $49,175. In Mississippi: $16,894. (Cato Institute)
Submitted by Antaeus Wealth Advisors on March 1st, 2013
- U.S Housing recovery: home ownership near historical norms at 63.5% vs. 69.1% between 1995 and 2005. Household debt-to-income is about 99% vs. 120% in 2005. (Goldman Sachs, March 2013)
- Percentage of those under 30 with student loans at least 90 days late in Q4 2012: 35.
Submitted by Antaeus Wealth Advisors on December 7th, 2012
Submitted by Antaeus Wealth Advisors on September 5th, 2012
- 01/01/13 average price per 10,000 million British thermal units of natural gas in the United States: $4.03. In the United Kingdom: $10.11. In China: $13.70. In Japan: $14.10. (J.P.
Submitted by Antaeus Wealth Advisors on June 1st, 2012
- Average American’s annual savings rate, May 2012: 3.7% (Journal of Financial Planning).
- As of 06/30/12, the average American’s single-family home value has dropped 17% from its peak value on 06/30/07 (Office of Federal Housing Enterprise Oversight).
- Based on 2011 sales, 7 of the 10 largest corpora
Submitted by Antaeus Wealth Advisors on March 17th, 2012
- Excluding their primary residences and pension plans, 60% of American workers have accumulated retirement savings of less than $25,000 (Employee Benefit Research Institute).
- The U.S.
Submitted by Antaeus Wealth Advisors on December 18th, 2011
- Percentage of profits American corporations paid in taxes in 2010: 10.5. In 1961: 40.6. (Institute for Policy Studies)
- Percentage of the expenses of the U.S. Postal Service represented by labors costs: 80. Percentage at FedEx: 32.
Submitted by Antaeus Wealth Advisors on August 29th, 2011
The current environment can be summarized as follows: low government bond yields; low equity market Price-Earnings (P/E) ratios; elevated commodity prices; high volatility; and above-average correlations across asset classes.
With fears of another global recession gripping the world, the 10 year Treasury yield fell below 2% for the first time in history on 08/19/11, and the S&P 500 had fallen -6.4% in 2011 as of August 26th. The volatility in the capital markets over the last 4 years comes down to one word: leverage.