The Salina Journal from Salina, Kansas on May 1, 1997 · Page 16
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Salina, Kansas
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Thursday, May 1, 1997
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THURSDAY, MAY 1, 1997 MONEY THE SALINA JOURNAL V INVESTING What correction? Buy-and-hold Investors again push Dow Jones average above 7,000 By CHET CURRIER The Associated Press NEW YORK — That didn't hurt, did it? The Great Stock Market Decline of early 1997 was over and done with just a few weeks after it began. After losing almost 10 percent since its all-time high of 7.085 on March 11, the Dow Jones industrial average had climbed back above 7,000 Wednesday in a furious rally. Nobody can promise, of course, that stocks won't abruptly head downward once more. The market is notoriously ornery. But it's fair to say that true believers in the mighty bull market of the '90s haven't had to endure many prolonged tests of faith. The last "correction" to hit the market came last June and early July, creating a big stir for a little while. But by August stocks were climbing again toward new highs. This time around, the selloff was compressed into an even shorter time. "Usually, after a decline like "Deep in the American psyche, along with motherhood, apple pie and the flag, is the belief that slocks are fabulous investments, and that if you hold them long enough you can't lose." Barton Biggs investment strategist at Morgan Stanley & Co. that of March and April, the recovery period is much longer — a couple or three months minimum," observed William LeFevre, an analyst at the investment firm of Ehrcnkrantz King Nussbaum Inc. Many optimists describe the latest downturn as just a passing shiver, the sort of momentary attack of nerves that occurs in all bull markets. To them, chairman Alan Greenspan of the Federal Reserve simply provided a handy excuse for the selloff with his winter warnings about "irrational exuberance" and the central bank's March 25 decision to nudge short- term interest rates higher. Even if the Fed tightens credit further, the optimists say, in- vestors seem convinced that the economy will keep growing at a healthy clip, benefiting from low inflation, technological leaps forward and widespread gains in productivity. A large contingent of skeptics, on the other hand, warn that Wall Street remains vulnerable to a variety of surprises and disappointments. "These are prosperous times," • said Henry Kaufman, president of the economic consulting firm Henry Kaufman & Co., in a speech to a banking conference this week. "To assume, however, that a new era of permanently improved economic and financial performance has been attained is rather simplistic." Kaufman said he isn't arguing that a recession looms any time soon. But the situation does suggest that "the high-water mark of financial exuberance has already been reached." Through the market's recent convulsions, many individual investors apparently have been content to sit tight, heeding the urgings of legions of advisers not to try to time the short-term ups and downs of the market. In Internet chat rooms devoted to mutual funds, for instance, much of the discussion these days focuses on buying and holding for the long term, or making regular periodic investments through 401(k) retirement plans. "Deep in the American psyche, along with motherhood, apple pie and the flag, is the belief that stocks are fabulous investments, and that if you hold them long enough you can't lose," said Barton Biggs, global investment strategist at Morgan Stanley & Co. "It's hard to argue with those strategies based on the performance of U.S. equities over the long run and since World War II. History supports the cult of the equity, provided you can hang on through the air pockets." T SAVINGS BONDS Treasury aims to boost bond sales Government changes will improve yield during first 5 years By The Associated Press WASHINGTON — The government is improving the return on U.S. savings bonds in hopes of enticing more Americans to buy the venerable securities. More than 55 million Americans collectively own $186 billion in savings bonds, commonly available through banks and payroll savings plans. With the smallest denomination of a Series EE bond selling for just $25, they've been a popular savings vehicle for children's college education or as holiday and birthday gifts for young relatives. But they've had trouble competing with mutual funds during the stock market boom of recent years and sales have declined from $17.5 billion in fiscal 1993 to $6 billion last year. So the government made changes, effective for bonds purchased today and after. They will improve the bonds' yield during the first five years. after purchase between 1 and I'/a percentage points a year, said Daniel J. Pederson, author of "U.S. Savings Bonds: A Comprehensive Guide." For example, a bond purchased last November has yielded 4.56 percent on an annual basis. If the new rules had been in effect, the owner would' have received 5.85 percent, Pederson said. After five years, the improvement amounts to about a quarter of a percentage point. Under the new, simpler system, all new bonds will earn 90 percent of the five-year note average. Terms on already-purchased bonds remain unchanged. Moreover, interest will accrue monthly instead of every six months. Pederson estimated Americans have been losing more than $100 million by cashing in bonds just before the interest is due. TO PLACE YOUR FREE AD, CAU. 823-6363 or 8OO-827-6363 Place your free, 25-word ad in Connection Line today! Just call 823-6363 today! It's easy. 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