Our latest picks for the best investing and personal finance articles from around the web.
- With conflicting signals, market is a hybrid of a bull and a bear (CNBC). Investors have to contend with the market’s split personality.
- Fears about the economy shouldn’t keep you out of the stock market (MarketWatch). Does it seem like there’s more to worry about than usual? Actually, there isn’t.
- Why millions of Americans are still working past the age of 65 (CBS Money Watch). For many, retirement isn’t an option.
- 6 tax changes to know to avoid a surprise in 2019 (Kiplinger). There’s still time to get in synch with the many changes that went into effect last January.
- Economics: The discipline that refuses to change (The Atlantic). Behavioral factors have gained traction, but perhaps not enough.
And from the blogosphere…
- The one constant in the stock market (A Wealth of Common Sense). This year brought a rare “double-double.”
- Is there a signal in the noise? Yield curves, economic growth and stock prices! (Musings on Markets). A closer look at the yield curve and its ability to predict recessions.
- My year-end review and planning regime (The Retirement Cafe). A peak behind the curtain at how someone who writes about retirement planning goes about his own planning process.
- The hardest problem in finance (The Irrelevant Investor). The danger of relying on an overly simplistic calculation for retirement spending.
- Top 10 reasons why the Smoothed Actuarial Budget Benchmark is superior to IRS RMD for developing spending budgets (How Much Can I Afford to Spend in Retirement?). For those who want to take a very deep dive into the murky waters of retirement spending.
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