Some of the best investing and personal finance articles from around the web.
- What happens to the markets if there’s a vaccine? (Bloomberg Businessweek). It should be a boon for the market, but risks remain.
- A warning for the United States from the author of “The Great Influenza” (NY Times). People, wear your mask!”
- Inflation is low now, but it still poses a big threat to retirees’ financial security (MarketWatch). Why you should keep an eye on this sleeping giant, and an option to consider if you’re concerned.
- Sequence of returns: Part II (Morningstar). This isn’t just an issue for retirees.
- When a spouse passes away (Investment News). Practical guidance for a very tough situation.
From the blogosphere…
- The cost of anticipating corrections (The Evidence-Based Investor). “More money is lost anticipating corrections than in them.”
- A newfound appreciation for risk (Your Brain on Stocks). “Usually, discovering your true risk tolerance during a bear market is expensive tuition, but the 2020 edition is closer to the cost of community college.”
- Statistics are bloodless things (A Wealth of Common Sense). “This is an awkward and bizarre time for the stock market to be hitting all-time highs.”
- A simple way to vastly improve your investment performance (Jim O’Shaughnessy). Assuming you’re a do-it-yourself investor, write this letter to yourself, or to your spouse.
- IRA mistakes retirees make (Retirement Field Guide). Some things you should check on.
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