Weekly Mixtape For March 22nd, 2020

Week In Review Articles

The WSJ: Bond-Market Strains Keep Traders on Edge

The WSJ: Stimulus Talks Hit Snags on How to Provide Assistance to Americans

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Weekly Mixtape

Morgan Housel: Two Things We Know With High Confidence “Capitalism works because profit is an incentive to improve. When the incentive becomes survival – literal or financial – that force goes into overdrive.”

Morgan Housel: Common Enemies “What unity did to people’s behaviors – their abilities, their outlooks, their incentives – surprised many during World War II. If history is any guide, we’re about to be surprised again.”

The Reformed Broker: We Need Some Wins “Tell us about the recoveries. Give us some wins. You can’t change investor psychology with stimulus programs, even if they’re going to help bridge the economy for the time needed before we can test enough.”

Calibrating Capital: The COVID-19 Opportunity “We as parents have (perhaps) a once in a lifetime opportunity right now with all this extra time with our kids. And my bet is that they are going to remember it the rest of their lives. How do we want to influence those memories of theirs?”

Financial Recon: You Can’t Start A Fire Without A Spark “There are green shoots, folks, happening everyday and I am not referring to your spring flowers blooming!”

A Wealth Of Common Sense: Random Thoughts On The Crash As We Catch Our Breath “It’s easy to take other people for granted when you have your own stuff to deal with. I’m going to work on being more appreciative of those people and services I have taken for granted in the past.”

Humble Dollar: 27 Things To Do Now “Ponder what fun things you might do when the crisis is over. In your daydreams, you can visit all kinds of places—at no expense. Make tentative plans with friends and family. We all need good things to look forward to and, indeed, the anticipation is often the best part.’

Retirement Field Guide: 5 Actions You Can Take During A Bear Market “It’s easy to say to ourselves, “I KNEW I SHOULD HAVE SOLD!” because hindsight is always 20/20. But the truth is, we didn’t know because we can’t know. That’s truly the toughest part of my job. I live, eat and breathe this stuff and I am continually surprised.”

All About Your Benjamins: What To Do With Stimulus Checks


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