Weekly Mixtape for May 12, 2017


Every Friday I’ll be releasing my own compilation, a mixtape if you will, of blog posts from the week I think are worth your time.

It’s Friday, which means it’s time for a new mixtape to drop!

Logic’s new album Everbody

Before I get to this week’s posts, I feel the need to bring to your attention another great album release, Logic’s Everybody. While the official release date was last Friday, I didn’t get a chance to really listen to it until Monday, and it is outstanding–it may give Kendrick’s DAMN a run for album of the year, at least to my ears.  Check it out!

Here’s some of what I read this week…Enjoy!

The Reformed Broker: Into the Teeth of the Next Bear The best time to mentally prepare for a market decline is before it happens–it’s kind of like how the best time to look for a new job is when you don’t really need one. Josh Brown walks through some things that MIGHT happen in the next bear market.

The Irrelevant Investor: The Map Versus The Terrain Keeping with the theme of preparing for market turbulence before it arrives, Michael Batnick takes a look at how growth in the markets actually happens; although history shows the long term outcomes have been positive growth, it’s never a smooth ride.

Of Dollars and Data: Bad Investment Results? Your Birth Year May Be to Blame This is a pretty cool post that further illustrates that investing is unpredictable. Depending on when you were born, and consequently when you first started investing, your investment experience may differ from investors born at different times. The good news is despite the variations in performance, the long term trend was positive for everyone. Great research in this one!

Jason Zweig: Saving Investors From Themselves I hope I am fortunate to have the impact on my clients and investors Jason Zweig has had on his readers. At the end of the day, financial advisors want to help our clients reach their goals, and sometimes that means saving them from making dumb decisions.

A Wealth of Common Sense: Everything, in Retrospect is Obvious Hindsight is 20-20, we all know this, and Ben Carlson does a great job reminding us of that. He also continues the theme from the earlier posts of preparing for difficulty while everything is good.

All About Your Benjamins: Awww, SNAP! Snap, Inc. baptized many new investors this week, and it wasn’t pleasant. I address the experience, along with some of the risks to investing in tech IPOs.

And to end on a positive note, this crazy experience by Josh Brown.

The Reformed Broker: Never Give Up On People This story is crazy and refreshing at the same time!

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