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Richard Shaw

Richard Shaw

Contributor since: 26 Feb 2010

  • Historical Private and Public Real Estate Prices

    Published 02 May 2008 | viewed 4,146 times

    House prices are in trouble in many, but not all locations. Nationally, house prices are down. The S&P/Case-Shiller house price index gets the headlines, but…

  • Geography of non-US Stock Markets

    Published 28 April 2008 | viewed 2,929 times

    There are 67 countries between the United States, Canada, EAFE, emerging market and frontier market countries. It may be helpful to you if you visualize…

  • Practical Issues Calculating Portfolio Return

    Published 26 April 2008 | viewed 3,048 times

    Portfolio management involves more than research, understanding investment trends, choosing an asset allocation, rebalancing and making security buy and sell decisions. Periodically, you need to…

  • REIT-Treasury Yield Spreads (1971 to-date)

    Published 23 April 2008 | viewed 3,614 times

    We advised investors generally to avoid US equity REITs in January 2007. At that time, we felt they had gone too far, too fast and…

  • Managing Sector Funds in Portfolio Design

    Published 18 April 2008 | viewed 2,570 times

    If you intend to pursue US sector rotation investing with ETFs, you probably want to be sure that your choice of funds covers the entire…

  • Worldwide Mutual Fund Assets

    Published 16 April 2008 | viewed 4,048 times

    The Investment Company Institute reported $26 trillion worldwide mutual fund assets from 26 reporting countries for the year 2007. They reported assets for 2002 -…

  • Investment Theme Dimensions

    Published 15 April 2008 | viewed 2,558 times

    The news is constantly full of "investment themes" -- BRIC, commodities, falling Dollar, alternative energy, mortgage crisis, and so on. Investing with themes is a…

  • Wages of Ownership -- the Retirement Years

    Published 13 April 2008 | viewed 2,973 times

    The wages of work have not been so great for most Americans in the last few years -- barely keeping up with published inflation, which…

  • 80 Year History: Dividend Yield vs Interest Rates

    Published 01 April 2008 | viewed 6,786 times

    This essay was originally posted September 3, 2007 at QVMGroup.com. Just recently there has been renewed ferver in discussions about pricing of risk. Credit yield…