Some of the best investing and personal finance articles from around the web.
- Making sense of sky-high stock prices (Project Syndicate). Why “stock-market valuations may not be as absurd as some people think.”
- Who would’ve thought? (Retirement Field Guide). More than any other year in recent memory, 2020 tested investors’ resolve to stay the course. How did you do?
- What’s a better bet, Bitcoin or a Cockapoo? (NY Times). Lots of people bought a pet during the pandemic. And as with most things, the laws of supply and demand mean they paid a premium.
- Like everything else 2020, taxes will be like no other year (Associated Press). An abnormal year raises lots of questions about taxes. Here are some answers.
- How to invest when you’ve already won the game (A Wealth of Common Sense). More thoughts on an ongoing fundamental investor challenge — weighing the returns you need against the risk you can handle.
- What are the four types of Medicare? (MarketWatch). A primer for those nearing age 65.
- Asset destruction (The Belle Curve). This one will stir some people up. Remember, pieces included in the Friday roundup do not necessarily reflect our point of view. Some of them are presented simply as ideas we believe are worth thinking about.
- The solution to broken capitalism? The church (Made to Flourish). What if we brought our faith more fully into our workplaces?
- The U.S. is facing ‘unprecedented’ levels of child hunger—and it could get worse this winter (CNBC). A good target for year-end giving.
- Keep calm and carry on: don’t let common behavioral mistakes derail your retirement (Barron’s via MarketWatch). When the market goes on a wild roller coaster ride, it’s easy — and dangerous — to let your emotions go along for the ride.
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