2007 DOW Dogs

The Wall Street Journal’s MarketBeat blog has published the 2007 Dogs of the Dow list. They are: Verizon, Altria, AT&T, Pfizer, Merck, Citigroup, General Motors, DuPont, J.P. Morgan Chase, and General Electric. In 2006 the Dogs of the Dow returned 31.6%. 2007 could be tougher – but should beat the overall market returns again.

Housing in 2007

Calculated Risk does an excellent job of laying out out the housing market challenges in 2007. In summary, we have record levels of available home inventory, homeowners setting aside an increasing portion of their income to pay off mortgages, decreasing levels of owner equity.  They also point out that the new employment figures are likely to [...]

New PenFed 6.25% Certificates

Once again the Pentagon Federal Credit Union has announced some awesome CD rates. According to their website they have 6.25% APY certificates available for 3, 4, 5, and 7 years. These certificates can be purchased through January 31st 2007. PenFed is a NCUA insured credit union so the first $100,000 in CDs is insured by a government [...]

Books – the perfect gift

Several year-end book lists are out this week. Here are a few: Economist.com Books of the Year Morningstar Investment Books And always, our recommended reading list at bobbrinker.com

Morningstar’s Fixed Income Manager of the Year nominees

We noticed today that 2 of Morningstar’s 5 nominees for Fixed Income Manager of the Year 2007 are managers of no-load mutual funds included in our Brinker Fixed Income Advisor Model Portfolios.  These include the duo of Dan Fuss and Kathleen Gaffney at the Loomis Sayles Bond Fund as well as Thomas Soviero at the Fidelity [...]

Fed Funds – January outcome

Fed funds futures continue to indicate a 90% + chance of no change in rates in January.

January 2007 edition scheduled to mail on Jan 3rd 2007

We are scheduled to print & mail our January 2007 Brinker Fixed Income Advi$or investment letter on January 3rd 2006. It will be available for online download as well on Jan 3rd.

Our 2007 Income Top Pick for the Dick Davis Income Digest

Below is the entry we submitted today:  Our 2007 Income Top Pick is the Dodge & Cox Income fund (DODIX).  This no-load mutual fund invests in a mixture of securities including U.S. Treasuries, mortgage bonds and corporate bonds. Fund managers have wisely kept the fund’s duration relatively low in recent years and the fund is currently [...]

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