Talking Points: July 15, 2019

July 15, 2019

Of the 20 times stocks have rallied in the first six months of the year by more than 10%, the S&P 500 has gone on to average a return of 7.5% in the final six months. CNBC, July 5, 2019

Over the past year, sixteen states have passed legislation permitting sports betting. In 2017 alone, Americans bet up to $150 billion on sports, of which, only $4.9 billion was legal. The Week, June 29, 2019

The Baseball Writers Association of America vote for the induction into the Baseball Hall of Fame. When Babe Ruth’s name came up in 1936, 11 of them voted no. Baseball Hall of Fame 

“He who makes no mistakes makes nothing.” Casanova

Currently, there are 50,000 storage facilities in the U.S., or roughly 1.7 billion square feet, which is about 5.4 feet for every American. As of 2018, one in 11 Americans was using one. SpareFoot, March 11, 2019

Centenarians, those living to (or beyond) the age of 100, now number 82,000 up from 50,000 in 2002. Those 100-plus are America’s second-fastest growing age group, just after those 85 and older. WSJ, May 20, 2019

“Being powerful is like being a lady. If you have to tell people you are, you aren’t.” Margaret Thatcher

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