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Mortgage rates dashboard
The main story 📰
I don’t want to buy an Apple Vision Pro, but I’m definitely interested in how it works. This 1 minute video shows you exactly what you can see through the headset and if the hundreds of comments below the video are to be believed, this amateur video is better than anything Apple’s marketing department produced.
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Looking for performance and income? Consider private markets
If your portfolio is focused on publicly-traded stocks and bonds, you may be leaving opportunities on the table.
More than 90% of companies are privately held, including some of the world’s largest companies such as Lego, IKEA and Publix. To find funding, these companies turn to private markets (aka private credit). These private credit deals typically have yields that exceed benchmark rates and the potential for recurring income.
For years, institutional investors have used private credit as a secret weapon to boost portfolio performance. Now you can too. Percent makes private credit investing available to all accredited investors for as little as $500. Amp up your portfolio with:
Income generation: Receive recurring passive income, often monthly, throughout the lifetime of the deal
High APY: average of 18.83% as of December 31, 2023
Shorter-term durations: from 9 months or less to several years, depending on investment goals
Diversification: access to small business lending in Latin America, Canadian mortgages, US merchant cash advances, and more
Worth checking out 🔍
Meta has created its own microchips to reduce its reliance on NVIDIA.
You can use this cool dashboard from Mortgage News Daily to instantly check various mortgage rates in the US.
Why stocks only need a few Fed rate cuts to soar.
After scrapping nuclear reactors, Germany is going to spend billions on new gas power plants.
Electricity demand for data centers and AI processing could double by 2026.
Scammers used deep fake video, including footage of the CFO, to swindle a company out of $25 million.
Snapchat shares are down 30% in a single trading day.
Noteworthy Chart 🧭
Best articles 📖
The Most Overrated Things in Personal Finance - A few of the ideals that are most commonly touted in personal finance but which don’t live up to the hype. For example, investment properties. Managing real estate is a lot more difficult than it’s commonly made out to be. Plus, some other interesting examples.
Why So Many Elites Feel Like Losers - So many themes in this article. Elite overproduction, what happens when America’s elites feel like they’re not getting the status rewards that they deserve. Further touching upon a glut of creative people who feel like they should be able to make it producing screenplays, paintings, movies, etc.
Retirement Savings As a Crucial Instigator of World Peace - International investors love to put their money into US markets. Does this interconnectedness in the financial system encourage world peace?
Noteworthy Tweet 🪶
There are only two points in history when likely 10-12yr S&P 500 returns fell this far short of Treasury yields: August 1929 and December 1999.
If you don't care, you're not alone. By the time stocks reached their bubble peaks in 1929 and 2000, investors didn't care then either.
— John P. Hussman, Ph.D. (@hussmanjp)
Feb 6, 2024
Best of YouTube 🎬
U.S. Economy: Half Full or Half Empty? With Michael Kao
The S&P 500 has made a record high, here’s what Michael Kao has to say about it.
My favorite off topic video 🍿
Captivating to watch this company turn tens of thousands of trees into cardboard boxes. Also, encouraging to see how much cardboard actually gets recycled.
What else to read (sponsored) 📕
Do you like Tim Ferriss’s podcast? Then you’ll love his weekly newsletter: 5-Bullet Friday. It’s a rundown of five products, books, podcasts, etc. That Tim likes. I’m subscribed myself and I’ve discovered some really interesting Christmas gifts for my family thanks to Tim.
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