What caught my eye this week.
For various reasons (none of them unpleasant) I’m having a bit of a busy time of it at the moment.
Hence we’ll crack straight into the links this week.
Cheers for checking in, and have a great weekend!
Eek! Like I said, it was a mad busy week… – Nothing new on Monevator. The horror!
From the archive-ator: Investing lessons from a card-based strategy game – Monevator
Note: Some links are Google search results – in PC/desktop view these enable you to click through to read the piece without being a paid subscriber.1
Watchdog says you can move your final salary pension, even if advised not to – Telegraph
Investing in alternative strategies is out of favour – Investment News
Barking dogs and CCTV the best deterrent, ex-burglars tell Co-Op – Guardian
Tax-dodging landlords find the net is closing in [Search result] – FT
One of the world’s few lucrative black boxes loaded up on Trump election – Bloomberg
West Sussex named the best place in UK to retire to – ThisIsMoney
Surprise! European junk bonds have been the best performing asset since the financial crisis erupted in 2007 – Bloomberg
Products and services
Best student bank accounts for 2017’s freshers – ThisIsMoney
Where to find inflation-beating cash savings accounts [Search result] – FT
The pros and cons of buying a Beckham-style nature swimming pond – ThisIsMoney
NS&I’s first Junior ISA pays 2%, but there are better options out there – ThisIsMoney
You can get a £50 bonus if you invest £1,000 with RateSetter for a year – RateSetter
Comment and opinion
Worried about the markets? Some crisp thinking about risk – Humble Dollar
Seven strategies for investing at market peaks – Ben Carlson
Invert. Always invert – Above the Market
Business vs investing, with Jason Zweig and Morgan Housel [Podcast] – T.I.F.G.
From zero to wealth in two years with AirBnb – Mr Money Mustache
An annual rebalancing Excel calculator – Retirement Investing Today
Worrying about risk can be very risky – A Teachable Moment
Are index funds too soft on CEOs? – Morningstar
Amazon: Is this the end for old-school retailers? – The Value Perspective
Do dividend stock funds belong in your portfolio? – Oblivious Investor
War: Time to buy or sell? – Fire V London
Willfully ignorant about pensions – SexHealthMoneyDeath
Save money on car insurance – The Escape Artist
A deep dive into the US corporate bond market, for the curious – Gordian Advisors
Your bond fund could be riskier than it looks – Morningstar
The rate of return on everything: 1870-2015 [Research, PDF] – NBER
[Riffing on above] Housing for the long run? [Search result] – FT
Off our beat
Get fit with accountability – Early Retirement Guy
“Ten years after the crash, there’s barely suppressed civil war in Britain” – Guardian
“I’ve seen Raiders of the Lost Ark, and I wasn’t confused by it.” – Tina Fey
“Today, in our society, in economics, and in finance, we place far too much trust in numbers. Numbers are not reality . At best, they are a pale reflection of reality. At worst, they’re a gross distortion of the truths we seek to measure.”
– John Bogle, Enough
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