Friday links: not taking enough risk
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6h ago
Markets TIPS are on sale. Time to buy. (morningstar.com) Two reasons why yields are higher this year. (carsongroup.com) The stock-bond correlation has flipped positive. (mrzepczynski.blogspot.com) Books Why you should read Rob Copeland's "The Fund: Ray Dalio, Bridgewater Associates, and the Unraveling of a Wall Street Legend." (advisorperspectives.com) A review of "Enrich Your Future: The Keys to Successful Investing" by Larry Swedroe. (blogs.cfainstitute.org) A preview of Dan Davies' new book "The Unaccountability Machine: Why Big Systems Make Terrible Decisions – and How The World Lost it ..read more
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Thursday links: sharing your best work
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1d ago
Strategy Passive investors don't change relative prices. (bloomberg.com) A good outcome doesn't necessarily mean it was a good decision. (novelinvestor.com) Don't change your asset allocation in response to a market pullback. (rogersplanning.blogspot.com) Crypto The Grayscale Bitcoin Trust ($GBTC) continues to leak assets. (wsj.com) Bitcoin is whatever you want it to be. (coindesk.com) Companies How Amazon ($AMZN) gathers info on its competitors. (wsj.com) Meta ($META) is rolling out its AI assistant platform everywhere. (engadget.com) IPOs Why companies are staying private for longer ..read more
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Longform links: an age of misinformation
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2d ago
Books An excerpt from James Lawrence Powell’s book “Mysteries of the Deep: How Seafloor Drilling Expeditions Revolutionized Our Understanding of Earth History.“ (thereader.mitpress.mit.edu) An excerpt from "Everest, Inc.: The Renegades and Rogues Who Built an Industry at the Top of the World" by Will Cockrell . (insidehook.com) Lessons learned from "Wuhan: How the Covid-19 Outbreak in China Spiraled Out of Control," by Prof Dali Yang. (telegraph.co.uk) Technology Inside the complex world of undersea internet cables. (theverge.com) eVTOLs are nearing approval, but will they become an actual ..read more
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Personal finance links: keeping your focus
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3d ago
Podcasts Roger Whitney talks retirement challenges with Christine Benz. (youtube.com) Sam Parr talks with 'Ryan' and 'Jeff' about the reality of retiring early. (podcasts.apple.com) Peter Lazaroff talks with Taylor Schulte and Benjamin Brandt about the new Retirement Podcast Network. (peterlazaroff.com) Justin Castelli talks curiosity and more with Tom Morgan. (justincastelli.io) Retirement Mistakes to avoid as you approach retirement including 'Not analyzing Social Security options.' (wsj.com) Nine steps to tackle your retirement investing including 'Stay flexible on the withdrawal rate fr ..read more
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Tuesday links: buying business with cash
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3d ago
Strategy Joe Wiggins, "It is important to remember that behavioural finance would be redundant if it were easy; if it wasn’t hard it wouldn’t be useful." (behaviouralinvestment.com) Investing requires a measure of optimism in the future. (ofdollarsanddata.com) Fund management 15 more ideas from Seth Klarman's "Margin of Safety" including 'Investment must be thought of as more than stock selection or making a series of solid individual investment decisions.' (investmenttalk.co) It takes years, 5-8, to build/turnaround an endowment investment organization. (capitalallocators.com) Finance Wh ..read more
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Research links: better behavior
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3d ago
Asset allocaiton Is regret a better measure to target for portfolio allocations? (blogs.cfainstitute.org) Why asset allocation is sensitive to goals and assumptions. (priceactionlab.com) The case against a cryptocurrency allocation. (insights.finominal.com) Global macro hedge funds are mid. (klementoninvesting.substack.com) Corporate finance Are family-controlled firms more at-risk of price crashes? (papers.ssrn.com) Beware when CEOs change the metric they focus on in conference calls. (papers.ssrn.com) Research Is sector-neutrality a mistake in factor investing? (alphaarchitect.com) How ..read more
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Monday links: paying what you owe
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4d ago
Strategy Even the best investors make big mistakes. (mrzepczynski.blogspot.com) Don't let one mistake keep your from investing over the long run. (bestinterest.blog) Big winners require patience. (awealthofcommonsense.com) Finance The CBOE's ($CBOE) defense of 0DTE options as risk management tool. (ft.com) Goldman Sachs ($GS) traders had a good Q1 2024. (wsj.com) Economy National homebuilder confidence was unchanged in April. (calculatedriskblog.com) Real retail spending is trending higher. (bonddad.blogspot.com) 2024 GDP forecasts keep trending higher. (econbrowser.com) The U.S. Treasury ..read more
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Adviser links: making the right decisions
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4d ago
Podcasts Daniel Crosby talks about the unique needs of women and money with Lindsey Lewis. (standarddeviationspod.com) Christine Benz and Amy Arnott talk asset allocation and more with Matt Krantz. He is the personal finance and management editor at Investor’s Business Daily. (morningstar.com) The biz Why Dynasty Financial stands since putting plans for an IPO on ice. (investmentnews.com) How Callan Family Office amassed $5 billion in AUM in just two years. (riabiz.com) Why Morgan Stanley's ($MS) wealth management unit is under investigation. (wsj.com) Ron Carson is out as CEO of Carson Wea ..read more
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Sunday links: a shrinking pie
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4d ago
Finance Franklin Templeton ($BEN) is moving aggressively beyond stocks and bonds. (wsj.com) How fast can Blackrock ($BLK) really grow earnings? (riabiz.com) How this hedge fund cleaned up on the sale of Seagen to Pfizer ($PFE). (wsj.com) Companies It's hard to overstate the importance of Alphabet's ($GOOGL) YouTube. (wapo.st) Global plastic making capacity keeps rising. (barrons.com) Why it matters who has liability when an autonomous vehicle is in a crash. (wsj.com) Global India is facing its own booming housing market. (barrons.com) Thanks to foot dragging in the West, defeat in Ukraine ..read more
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Top clicks this week on Abnormal Returns
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6d ago
Also on the site Some interesting developments in the financial media space. (abnormalreturns.com) Top clicks this week These 15 stocks destroyed the most value in the past decade. (morningstar.com) It's way too easy to mislead someone with charts. (awealthofcommonsense.com) Two things you probably don't need to worry about, including index concentration. (awealthofcommonsense.com) All-time highs shouldn't prevent you from investing in the stock market. (theirrelevantinvestor.com) Once you start humble bragging, it's time to rein things in. (radreads.co) 15 investing principles including 'I ..read more
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