This is not a new idea, but after seeing a recent picture of Barry Bonds, it seemed worth reprising.
Here’s Bonds in 1992. Age 28.
Bonds in 2007. Age 43. Besides having ballooned physically, Bonds is doing a coupe of interesting things here. One, he is wearing a Rod Beck memorial patch, like the rest of his teammates did that year. That’s how I dated this photo. Two, he apparently was wearing Ryan Klesko’s batting helmet. Klesko and Bonds were teammates for one year.
Bonds in 2012. Age 48. From the hosting site:
Now comes word that Bonds over the weekend was hanging around in Aspen and spending time on his bike in the mountains. How much does he weigh now? The guy in the neon green shirt is 6-5, 185. Bonds was said to be 6-2, 228 in 2007.
Time to invest in Bonds again?
The bond market is shaky at best and most major analysts are predicting a fall off the giant boom it’s been in in the last couple of years (it has already shown some preliminary signs of turning around). Plus the fed can’t keep buying bonds at the ridiculous rate it has been and people are starting to call for a slowdown despite the huge economic boost it provides each month when they do. That said, most of the fed money doesn’t actually end in the bond market as it is saturated and is shifted around to small and mid cap stocks.
Wait, I believe I misplaced that last sentence. That’ll teach me to just read the title and the conclusion.
It will indeed. As the evidence shows, this clearly is a large cap situation.
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