Archives for March 2013

Saturday: Interesting Reads This Week

Here are few interesting articles that I have been reading this week: Debunking Deceptive Sales Pitches: This article highlights some of the deceptive sales pitches used by financial services firms. It is a good read so that you don't fall for these deceptive pitches. (TheJournalFinancialPlanning) We’re all Active Investors: Cullen expands on Rick Ferri's original article that all investors are active investors whether they realize it or not. Some are more active than … [Read more...]

Friday Grin: Tax Returns

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Saturday: Interesting Reads This Week

Here are few interesting articles that I have been reading this week: The Illusion of Certainty: This is a nice blog post by Tom Brakke about how investors crave certainty. It is key to understand that investment returns are uncertain and we need to embrace that uncertainty in order to build wealth over long-term. (TheResearchPuzzle) The Fine Art of Doing Nothing: In these days when many investors feel the urge to do something, Barry Ritholtz has some advice that I can agree - "Don’t just … [Read more...]

Friday Grin: Taxes on Wealthy

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Saturday: Interesting Reads This Week

Here are few interesting articles that I have been reading this week: Howard Marks' Latest Memo (PDF file): Howard Marks of Oaktree Capital has a new memo out. His memos are very popular among investors. In this memo he talks about how most people misuse risk premium and shares his view about the market. He seems to think that investing in equities at this point doesn't pose much downside considering the tiny yields on bonds.  (Oaktree) The stock market and economy are two very different … [Read more...]

Friday Grin: Northern India

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Saturday: Interesting Reads This Week

Here are few interesting articles that I have been reading this week: Have Investors Finally Cracked the Stock-Picking Code?: Jason Zweig presents findings from some recent research that bargain-priced "quality" stocks outperformed the overall market by more than four percentage points annually between 1963 and 2011. (WSJ) Selling the Home Brand: A Look Inside an Elite JPMorgan Unit: This article shines some light on the typical conflict of interest in Wall Street. The story claims - … [Read more...]

Friday Grin: Banking !

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18% of American Households Hold 69% of Consumer Net Worth

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Saturday: Interesting Reads This Week

Here are few interesting articles that I have been reading this week: Financial Media Wakeup Call: Josh Brown has a great take on the focus of financial media focus on trading vs investing - "This is very much a junk food versus eating your veggies conundrum and we know who usually wins these tug-o-wars in real life. It's not that people don't need to know the macro news or the state of the markets each day - it's that this stuff is really only relevant to them as it affects their portfolios … [Read more...]