Here is SMI's weekly roundup of recent articles from around the Web on investing, personal finance, and stewardship. We hope you find them helpful!
- The growth-value cycle (Ben Carlson, A Wealth of Common Sense). Most of the time, either growth stocks are outperforming or value stocks are outperforming — and the difference can be wide.
- Why portfolio diversification still works (Morningstar). In investing, the whole really can be more than the sum of the parts.
- With the S&P 500 above 4,000 the 'Buffett Indicator' is wildly out of whack (Fortune). The so-called Buffett Indicator — the ratio of the stock market's total value to U.S. economic output — has been flashing red for a long time now.
- Risk less, make more (Jonathan Clements, Humble Dollar). Focusing on risk rather than on returns can be the key to better long-run results.
- The 8 great misconceptions about bonds (Allen Roth, Advisor Perspectives). This piece, written for financial advisors, offers a helpful (and non-technical) overview of how bonds and bond funds work.
- 8 things successful retirees do (Robert Power, MarketWatch). At the top of the list: "Live beneath your means when saving and planning for retirement."
- Purchasing power of the U.S. dollar over time (Visual Capitalist). It's not a pretty picture.
- What are NFTs, or Non-Fungible Tokens? (ScienceAlert). This is the clearest explanation I've seen re: NFTs.
- How to invest in Kingdom ministries (Rachel Rupert, Christian Stewardship Network). "Giving is just as powerful and transformative through small, recurring gifts as it is writing a large check."
- Steve Moore's farewell (MoneyWise). For more than 35 years, Steve Moore has been one of the most familiar voices on Christian radio, serving as co-host on the financial programs hosted by Larry Burkett, Howard Dayton, and Rob West. Now, Steve is retiring. (Full disclosure: Steve was my boss from 1990-2005.)
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