Some of the best investing and personal finance articles from around the web — a day early this week because we'll have Dynamic Asset Allocation and Sector Rotation strategy updates for you tomorrow.
- The most annoying bull market of all time (A Wealth of Common Sense). One day, we will probably look back on this era as a very strange time to have been an investor, but by then how much of this strangeness will have become normal?
- This bull market is far from over, pros say. Where they’re investing now. (Barron’s). The “more room to run” argument, although probably more slowly.
- Insiders are sending a pretty clear signal about the stock market (and the economy). (The Felder Report). One indicator that the good times may not last much longer.
- Now that everyone is bullish, be cautious (NY Times). Of course, no one knows the future, and subjective thoughts play no role in SMI’s strategies. Just be sure you’ve picked the right strategy for your timeframe and temperament.
- Five timeless investment lessons I’ve learned (The Evidence-Based Investor). Words of wisdom from someone who’s been in the investment business for a long time.
- Biden’s capital gains tax is his fourth hit on the rich (MarketWatch). How higher taxes could impact GDP growth.
- How are you different from the average investor? (Retirement Researcher). Every investor is unique, which is why it can be so helpful to use a tool like MoneyGuide to build a plan around your unique circumstances, hopes, and risks.
- Managing sequence of return risk with bucket strategies vs. a total return rebalancing approach (Kitces). A closer, spreadsheet-type examination of the bucket approach takes some of the shine off, but does it still deliver value in terms of peace of mind?
- What non-financial assets should be included in your estate plan? (Kiplinger). There’s a lot that a will or trust can’t account for.
- Kingdom economics: Work and trade as gift-giving (The Acton Institute). How our faith can inform our work.
We’d love to hear your responses to any of the above. To weigh in, just meet us in the comments section.