Weekly Mixtape For May 5th, 2019

Week In Review:

The WSJ: Holding Rates Steady, Fed Plays Down Worries on Low Inflation

The WSJ: Jobless Rate Falls to Lowest in Nearly 50 Years as Employers Ramp Up Hiring

The WSJ: Stocks Are Off to Their Best Four-Month Start in Decades

The WSJ: Facebook Building Cryptocurrency-Based Payments System

The WSJ: ‘Avengers: Endgame’ Pulverizes Box-Office Records With $1.2 Billion Debut


Morgan Housel: Useful And Overlooked Skills “There’s a useful and overlooked skill: Accepting a certain degree of hassle and nonsense when reality demands it.”

Retirement Field Guide: Softening The Edges Of The Market “In other words, every time we see better returns away from us (traffic moving faster) our inclination is to move to that new investment, just in time for the cycle to change.  That puts us back in the slow lane.  As we sit in the slow lane, we again see better returns away from us (traffic moving faster again) thinking this time it will be different.  Then the cycle changes again.  And round and round we go.”

Douglas Boneparth: Three Ways To Invest ” No matter how go about it, be sure to always do what works best for you in the context of your own financial life. This not only means understanding your personal preferences and perception of value, but it also means understanding what your time is worth and what you’re willing, or not willing, to do by yourself. And last, but certainly not least, it means knowing exactly what you’re paying for.”

Of Dollars And Data: The Errors That I Don’t See “Because even the most minuscule of errors call into question the quality of everything else you produce.”

Pete The Planner: Want a Good Lesson in Financial Planning? Study How Well Your Parents Did or Didn’t Do “By observing how your parents were able to deal with the challenges of their time, you will better be able to gain perspective on how you’ll overcome your challenges.”

A Wealth Of Common Sense: 4 Overlooked Investment Decisions “Investing is never a precise endeavor because there will always be an element of uncertainty involved. Each decision you make in the portfolio management process may not add value in and of itself, but when taken together, a handful of decisions that offer you slight edges over the long haul can add up.”

All About Your Benjamins: Financial Advisor Magazine’s The Young And The Bold

The Player’s Tribune: I Want To Talk About My Son Brooks

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