As we head into a midwinter weekend, here’s our latest collection of interesting reads from around the web.
White House plans executive action to regulate cryptos as a matter of national security (Barron’s via CoinsCouncil). Details remain fuzzy, but this is sure to be controversial.
Bond funds start 2022 in a sea of red (Morningstar). With rising interest rates dead ahead, it’s been ugly out there for bonds.
Inflation and deficits don’t dim the appeal of U.S. bonds (New York Times via Puff Nachrichten). Once inflation is taken into account, many investors aren’t earning a return on Treasury bonds. In fact, just the opposite.
How to stop sabotaging your investing (Vishal Khandelwal, Safal Niveshak [Successful Investor]). "Investment gains and losses are never a reflection of your intelligence or self-worth. In fact, investing is not about being right or wrong. It is about making decisions, after careful consideration."
What are your investment beliefs? (Joe Wiggins, Behavioural Investment). "Every decision we make says something about our investment beliefs."
The moral calculations of a billionaire (Washington Post via MSN). Leon Cooperman rose from rags to riches. Now, at age 78, “Other than my family, writing checks is the most meaningful thing I do." But he still spends hours a day anchored to the chair in his office, monitoring the market.
Why Medicare surcharges can shock retirees (The Wall Street Journal). If you exceed the income threshold by so much as a penny, your monthly Part B premium will jump significantly.
Answers about life (Matt Trogdon, Humble Dollar). Who needs life insurance? And how much?
How to file your taxes for free (Kiplinger). Both FreeTaxUSA and Credit Karma Tax offer free federal filing, even for more complex returns.
Visualizing the state of global debt, by country (Visual Capitalist). A chart showing levels of government debt, measured as a percentage of GDP. And, no, the U.S. is not in the top spot.
Your comments are welcome. "Join the Discussion" below!