It is officially summertime! So grab a refreshing cold beverage and enjoy this week's Roundup!

And from the investing bloggers and pundits...

  • Be careful what you wish for (David Bahsen, National Review). There's a "growing belief that low interest rates aren't a temporary necessary evil, but an eternal good. This mentality has dangerous economic and moral consequences."
     
  • Never the same (Morgan Housel, Collaborative Fund Blog). When former Fed chairman Bernanke flooded the market with liquidity in 2008 it looked reckless. But it became the baseline assumption of what the current chairman could do this year.
     
  • Roth 401(k) vs. 401(k): Which is the better option? (Nick Maggiulli, Of Dollars And Data). Maggiulli thinks the traditional 401(k) is better for most people. But there are exceptions.
     
  • Political pollution (Brendan Mullooly, Your Brain on Stocks). How will the outcome of this year's presidential election affect the stock market?
     
  • Why there's so much drama about when to claim Social Security (Mark Hulbert, MarketWatch). The approach you deem best likely depends on how you frame the issue.

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