TOPLEY’S TOP 10 – Mar 05, 2024

1. Tech vs. Rest…S&P Ex-Tech +11% in 12 Months

2. MegaCap Stocks Straight Up


3. Tech Sector Price to Sales Ratio Breaks Out to New Highs


4. Some of the Rest Starting to Rally…New Highs in Equal Weight S&P 500

Equal weight lagged big last year due to technology stocks and Super


5. The Rest-New Highs in Gold ETF-GLD

6. The Rest-New Highs in Vanguard Small Cap Value

7. Bloomberg AGG-Bond Index Longest Drawdown in History Continues

While US equity markets have been hitting new highs since January, the US bond market remains in its longest drawdown in history: 43 months and counting.

8. Fixed Income Yield to Worst Near 20-Year Highs


Investopedia Definition Yield to Worst

9. Baby Boomers Retiring in Mass Due to Stock and Real Estate Rising Prices

10. 7 Brain foods experts actually recommend


Longevity Technology Blog Certain foods have gained attention for their potential benefits in the quest for optimal brain health.
Let’s look into some of these brain-boosting foods recommended by experts from Brainworks Neurotherapy [1]:

  1. Açaí berries: Famed for their antioxidant properties, açaí berries are believed to offer neuroprotective benefits. While ongoing research explores their cognitive effects, other dark berries like blueberries can provide similar advantages more affordably [2].
  2. Avocados: Rich in Vitamin E, avocados support brain health. However, they’re not the sole source of this nutrient. Incorporating a various nuts, seeds and green vegetables can provide similar benefits.
  3. Fatty fish: Rich in omega-3 fatty acids, fatty fish like salmon and cod are crucial for brain health and may help stave off conditions like Alzheimer’s.
  4. Green, leafy vegetables: Kale, spinach and broccoli are packed with brain-healthy nutrients like Vitamin K and beta carotene, which support cognitive function and may help slow decline.
  5. Greens powders: These powdered blends of vegetables, fruits and nutrients offer a convenient supplement. While they can fill nutritional gaps, they shouldn’t replace whole fruits and veggies [3]. The bioavailability of nutrients in powders may differ from whole foods, so it’s essential to maintain a balanced diet.
  6. Matcha: Known for its high concentration of L-theanine and caffeine, matcha has garnered popularity for its potential cognitive benefits [4]. However, traditional green tea provides similar advantages without the complexity of preparation associated with matcha.
  7. Tea and coffee: Besides providing a short-term concentration boost, caffeine enhances alertness and aids in memory formation. However, moderation is key to avoiding adverse effects.

Incorporating these foods into your diet can improve overall brain health and cognitive function. While individual preferences and dietary needs vary, focusing on a balanced intake of these nutrient-rich options can support mental wellbeing for the long haul.  7 Brain Foods Experts Actually Recommend (