Weekly Mixtape For January 5th, 2019

Week In Review Articles:

The WSJ: Trump Considers Declaring National Emergency to Build Border Wall

The WSJ: In a Shutdown, IRS Will Take Your Money, but Give No Refunds

The WSJ: U.S. Stocks Surge on Powell Remarks, Jobs Report

The WSJ: Strong U.S. Job and Wage Growth Provides Assurance on Economy

The WSJ: Apple Makes Rare Cut to Sales Guidance

The WSJ: Nancy Pelosi Elected Speaker as House Votes for End to Shutdown


Quartz (h/t Barry Ritholtz for the find): A Nobel Prize-Winning Psychologist Says Most People Don’t Really Want To Be Happy “Happiness is a momentary experience that arises spontaneously and is fleeting. Meanwhile, satisfaction is a long-term feeling, built over time and based on achieving goals and building the kind of life you admire. “

Morgan Housel: Wild Expectations “But you can be ambitious and talented – with a reputation for both – while ensuring that you and those watching you understand that you’re a flawed person who puts their pants on one leg at a time and needs other people’s help.”

Of Dollars And Data: The Rise After The Fall “Few things have the power to bring people together and make them appreciate each moment as much as a trauma.”

Douglas Boneparth: Short-Term Risks ” Indeed, compounding is wondrous and reducing retirement savings early on certainly won’t help things but, if the checks stop coming in, it‘s far less toxic than accumulating credit card debt or raiding existing retirement assets just to stay in the game.”

The Reformed Broker: Resolutions

Brendan Mullooly: Why To Take Notes ” There’s no wrong way to take notes. If they’re useful to you, then they’re right.”

A Wealth Of Common Sense: 2017 vs. 2018 In The Stock Market “I think it can be a good thing for investors to go through this type of sea change because it reminds us that anything is possible and your baseline way of approaching the stock market should always come from a place of humility.”

Charlie Bilello: 2018 The Year In Charts

All About Your Benjamins: Tunnel Vision

All About Your Benjamins: Talkin’ Shop With Franqlin Gatson

All About Your Benjamins: From The Cutting Room Floor

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