Here are my posts for the past two weeks:
Dangers of Using the Rich as Role Models
Pensionize Your Nest Egg
Here are some short takes and some weekend reading:
Larry Swedroe explains why the Shiller cyclically adjusted price-to-earnings ratio (called CAPE 10) is not a good indicator of whether stocks are over- or under-valued. Other commentators use the CAPE 10 to predict imminent doom in the stock market.
Tom Bradley explains why we need to overcome our emotional reactions and learn to love market sell-offs. It’s amazing how our instinctive reactions to falling stock prices can be so incredibly wrong.
Preet Banerjee explains what he would tell his younger self about how to start off investing (video).
Preet Banerjee has another video explaining how to control the amount you spend on cars. Very sound advice.
Dan Hallett points out how some fund advertisers are misleading investors with returns from F-series funds.
Boomer and Echo explain what’s behind car dealership offers to buy back your 3- to 5-year old car.
Canadian Couch Potato explains why he removed real-return bonds from his model portfolios.
My Own Advisor takes a run at comparing his investment returns to that of a benchmark. This is an important part of finding out whether a stock-picker’s hard work is producing any value.
Big Cajun Man says that people with some experience at failing to manage their own money well can help financial planners identify where their clients will run into trouble trying to follow a plan.