Here's the Roundup for the first Friday in May!
- Stocks, bonds, and higher inflation (Charlie Bilello, Compound Capital Advisors). "Let’s take a look at how stocks and bonds have performed under various levels of inflation…"
- Broad commodities price boom amplifies 'supercycle' talk (Financial Times). The rally in commodities markets appears to be picking up steam.
- The limits of investing sanity (Morgan Housel, Collaborative Fund Blog). Some investors get carried away. Wise ones make a sober judgment about how much is enough.
- 10 things you shouldn't care about as an investor (Ben Carlson, A Wealth of Common Sense). A list of things — including several touted by the financial press — that you can safely ignore.
- Rich Americans fleeing tax hikes may turbocharge shift to ETFs (Bloomberg via Yahoo). A possible side effect of the capital-gains tax increase under consideration?
- What's your strategy for maximizing your Social Security benefits? (Kiplinger). Deciding when to take Social Security is like playing chess — you need to think a few moves ahead.
- Fidelity adds 4.1 million new clients in the first quarter of 2021 (CNBC). The behemoth brokerage firm now boasts more than 83 million accounts and administers more than $10 trillion in assets.
- Grab an umbrella (Adam M. Grossman, Humble Dollar). An argument for having an "umbrella" insurance policy that picks up where other coverage leaves off.
- How to teach the next generation about money & stewardship (Rachel Rupert, Christian Stewardship Network). "Biblical principles are necessary, but even more important is communicating the heart behind what God is saying."
- Visualizing the state of government debt around the world (Visual Capitalist). The debt-to-GDP ratio for each country (the U.S. isn't in the top 10 yet, but is getting very close).
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