Here are my posts for this week:
Stock Volatility Grows Slower than Expected
Low Inflation Makes Mortgages Riskier
Here are some short takes and some weekend reading:
Elon Musk takes the remarkable step of allowing competitors to use inventions in Tesla Motors’ patents. His reasoning for doing this includes an accurate indictment of the current patent system.
Carl Richards of the BAM Alliance explains how investors who try to get higher returns with lower risk are invariably disappointed once the market changes.
Canadian Couch Potato proposes a way to estimate expected future stock and bond returns.
John Heinzl brings us a very interesting interview about financial fraud. Stan Buell is a victim himself and knows a lot about how others are victimized.
Steadyhand has a chart that puts our current interest rates into historical context.
Jason Zweig shares some sensible thoughts on dividend investing.
Million Dollar Journey answers the question of how much money you need to save monthly to reach your target retirement number.
Big Cajun Man isn’t a fan of selling leverage to widows.
Scott Adams had me laughing pretty hard at his latest invention: the money toilet shredder.