Some of the better investing and personal finance articles from around the web.
- A recession is coming (eventually). Here’s where you’ll see it first (NY Times). What to look for as you scan the horizon.
- Cut stocks or add to them? A key dilemma for your retirement plan (Morningstar). A helpful look at some of the conflicting advice.
- Yes stocks are overvalued. But by how much? Here’s what history tells us (Fortune). Putting today’s market in context.
- A retirement expert says annuities are better than bonds for guaranteed income. Here’s his argument (Money). Pair this with our recent cover article on annuities.
- More non-retired Americans expect comfortable retirement (Gallup). Mind the gap between expectations and reality.
And from the blogosphere…
- Averages are clean but actual results are messy (A Wealth of Common Sense). The danger of counting on average returns.
- Sequencing risk and portfolio withdrawal rates (Fat Tailed and Happy). Examining “the hardest problem in finance."
- The effect of taxes on the Social Security filing decision (Oblivious Investor). How to run the numbers for your situation.
- Investment risk is a behavioural phenomenon not just a number (Behavioural Investment). A closer look at the emotional side of risk.
- The psychology of prediction (Collaborative Fund). “12 common flaws, errors, and misadventures that occur in people’s heads when predictions are made.”
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