Weekly Mixtape For December 29th, 2018

With the shortened holiday week I decided to skip the video and hang out in bed with Silas for a bit. Here are a few articles recapping some of the headlines, but there weren’t many other than some volatile days in the market, which really shouldn’t be newsworthy to long-term investors. I’ll be back next Saturday with a new episode of your Week In Review.

Week In Review Articles

The WSJ: Dow Industrials Fall to End Volatile Week

The WSJ: Dow Industrials Leap More Than 1,000 Points

The WSJ: U.S. Holiday Retail Sales Are Strongest in Years, Early Data Show


The New York Times: The Secret to Aging Well? Contentment “Despite having many friends in their 70s, 80s and 90s, I’ve been far too slow to realize that how we respond to aging is a choice made in the mind, not in the gym.”

Abnormal Returns: If you Dabble In The Markets Don’t Waste Your Tuition Money “It’s okay to dabble in the markets. Call it ‘fun money’ or your ‘investing tuition’ but don’t confuse your investing hobby with a well-thought out, long-term investing plan.”

Morgan Housel: Investing Ideas That Changed My Life “Investing is not physics, which is guided by cold, immutable laws. It’s like biology, guided by the messy mutations and accidents of evolution, constantly adapting and sometimes defying logic.”

A Wealth Of Common Sense: 5 Thoughts On The Market Turndown “I hate to be that guy, but stock market downturns like this are a good thing over the long-term. A year like 2017 was unsustainable. We need these washouts to remind investors that risk is the one constant when investing in the stock market.”

The Irrelevant Investor: A History Of Bear Market Bottoms “here are no rules for how the market bottoms. Stocks go down a lot, and then they keep going down more until they stop going down, and then they go up, sometimes a little and other times a lot.”

BPS and Pieces: Scape G.O.A.T. “As long as there are investors underperforming, in either absolute or relative terms, there will be a cohort of folks looking to play The Blame Game.”

Future Crunch: 99 Good New Stories You Probably Didn’t Hear About In 2018

All About Your Benjamins: And The Pendulum Swings

All About Your Benjamins: Talkin’ Shop w/ Kevin From Fervent Finance And DIY’ing

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