This week’s picks for the best investing and personal finance articles from around the web.
Why is the stock market so high? Ask the bond market (NY Times). “…the fuel that is making the stock market soar seems to be coming from outside the stock market entirely.”
Why your 401(k) is not safe at home (Wall Street Journal). Be cautious about loading up on your employer’s stock. (This article is locked for non-subscribers, but use the title as a search phrase and you may find an unlocked version.)
The ‘death tax’ will soon be tougher to dodge (Washington Post). The Treasury Department is proposing new roadblocks on the path around the estate tax.
Of retirement age, but remaining in the workforce (NY Times). The number of people age 65 and older still in the workforce is growing significantly.
What Millennials wish their aging parents would tell them (MarketWatch). If you’re counting on your adult kids to one day help you with your investments, serve as a caregiver, or be your executor, you might want to let them know.
And from the blogosphere…
Distractions cost investors 115% (Irrelevant Investor). It isn’t just bear markets that can tempt investors toward bad behavior; recoveries pose their own set of challenges.
Are we at risk of an inverted yield curve? (A Wealth of Common Sense). Checking in on one of the more reliable predictors of a recession.
Faber: 50% crash coming (However…) (The Big Picture). Beware the purveyors of doom and gloom.
What ‘multiple contraction’ means for investors (Your Money - a Wall Street Journal blog). A primer on price/earnings ratios and why stock prices can decline even when earnings don’t.
The Whoosh! of exponential retirement (The Retirement Café). Retirement planning requires many assumptions about the future. Be careful.
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