Ron Baron: Stocks Will Double in Next Ten Years

In November, the founder of Baron Capital made headlines by declaring that the stock market would double in 10 years, according to an article in Barron’s. The article also notes, “That makes for a great sound bite, but when you dig into the S&P 400’s returns, it’s not a bold perception—and wasn’t even supposed to be.” The article contends that the S&P 500 would have to return just over 7% a year to accomplish such… Read More

CalPERS Urged to Exceed 7% Return Projections

Concerns that municipalities won’t be able to meet pension payment requirements has led the League of California Cities to urge the CalPERS Investment Committee to think “out of the box” to surpass its current 7% return projections. This according to a recent article in Chief Investment Officer. At a recent meeting with the investment committee, legislative representative Dane Hutchings cited a CalPERS report showing that 180 of 449 participating cities and towns had an individual… Read More

Investors Should Adjust Return Expectations Says Janus’ Gross

Investors have a better chance of seeing a repeat of the past 40-years on the planet Mars than they do here on earth, says William Gross, manager of the Janus Global Unconstrained Bond fund (JUCTX). In his recent Barron’s article, Gross argues that fund managers know they’ve had a great run given decades of high bond returns amidst low volatility. Even during significant bear markets (like the early 80’s), he notes, 30-year Treasury yields reached… Read More