Here are my posts for this week:
Book Giveaway Winners: The Value of Simple
Dead Cat Bounce
High-Frequency Trading Simplified
Here are some short takes and some weekend reading:
Jason Zweig puts the brutal 2014 performance of active fund managers into perspective.
Dave Liggat gives “robo-advisor” Wealthsimple a try and gives us a thoughtful review. I wonder whether a simple app would ever be meaningful competition for such automated index investing services. You could certainly imagine all the automation of Wealthsimple or its competitors getting coded into an application that just tells you what trades to perform in every situation. The question then becomes how many people are bold enough to go with an automated index investing service but not so bold as to do the trading dictated by an inexpensive application.
Preet Banerjee is finally back to blogging and points to a very funny video explaining quantitative easing.
Scott Adams explains why your smart phone may be making you fat.
The Blunt Bean Counter describes ways of avoiding OAS clawback ranging from simple income-splitting to complex strategies involving holding companies and trusts.
Big Cajun Man has some suggestions for ways to put pay raises to good use. Some friends of mine get regular pay raises, but others haven’t seen a raise in years.
My Own Advisor reviews and gives away copies of John Robertson’s new financial book The Value of Simple.