Weekly Mixtape For February 9th, 2019

Week In Review Articles

The WSJ: U.S. Stocks Slide on Trade Tensions, Global Growth Fears

The WSJ: Record Stock Buybacks Draw Fire From Democratic Presidential Hopefuls

The WSJ: New England Patriots Win Super Bowl LIII

The WSJ: Coke Launches First New Flavor in Over a Decade


Of Dollars And Data: Even God Couldn’t Beat Dollar Cost Averaging ” If you know when you are at a bottom, you can always buy at the cheapest price relative to the all-time highs in that period.  However, if you actually run this strategy you will see that Buy the Dip underperforms DCA over 70% of the time.  This is true despite the fact that you know exactly when the market will hit a bottom.”

Morgan Housel: Why Time Horizon Works “This is true for stock markets, job markets, campaigns, relationships. “I’ll accept whatever answers you have today, but in the future you have to show your work” is how a lot of things function.”

Pragmatic Capital: How The Patient Investor Sees The Word More Clearly “This is one of the great paradoxes of investing – the more you pay attention the more behavioral risk you create for yourself. Most people think it’s the opposite. They think they have to keep a watchful eye over their money or it might get up and walk away. But the opposite is true for the financial markets.”

Ashby Daniels: What To Do In Retirement “After the initial honeymoon stage of unlimited free-time ends, many newly minted retirees begin to suffer an identity crisis. For so many of us, at least a portion of our identity is tied to our work. “

The New York Times: Spend Money Where You Spend The Most Time “The relationship between your money and your time also isn’t that straightforward.”

Vee Makes Cents: Why I Pay Twice As Much For My Gym Membership “I know a lot of people that spend money on a gym membership and never use it. Stop wasting your money and use it on something that is actually worth it — even if that means spending more on it.”

Pragmatic Capital: Banning Stock Buybacks Is Stupid

Jason Zweig: FDR Weighs In On the Buyback Debate

The New York Times: Why Girls Beat Boys At School And Lose To Them At The Office “What if those same habits that propel girls to the top of their class — their hyper-conscientiousness about schoolwork — also hold them back in the workforce?”

RLS Wealth Management: Why We Use A Tactical Trading Component In Portfolios

All About Your Benjamins: A RAD Conversation With Khe Hy


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