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April 22, 2024 Investor Insights

We Need Japan

April 22, 2024

Enjoy this week's "Investor Insights," a weekly newsletter that highlights the financial news you need and provides tips and tricks for making better investment decisions. 

President Biden has reiterated during his campaign that he wants to increase taxes on those earning more than $400,000. Only 2.6% of all U.S. households are above that income threshold. Yet that is equivalent to 3.4 million households (33% more than in 2019). 1

Money fund assets have surged by 25% since the beginning of last year, reaching $6.5 trillion. This flight to safety, however, may not pay off over the long term since stocks have outperformed cash by about 6% annually, going all the way back to 1901. *2

Larger companies are performing better than smaller companies in good and bad markets. The Russell 2000 small-cap index rose less than 5% in the first quarter, compared to a 10% rise for the S&P 500. This month the index has fallen 8.3% vs. a 5.5% decline for the S&P. *3

The dollar has surged by approximately 9% against the Japanese yen, reaching a level unseen since the 1990s. This may decrease Japanese investors' willingness to buy US treasuries which is a problem since Japan is the largest foreign holder of treasuries. 4

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