Some interesting financial and investing posts I ran across this week, plus a few decent articles from the newspapers.
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Good reads from the money blogs
- CBS Moneywatch explains how US folk can use TIPS (US index-linked government bonds) to protect against inflation. I’ll be writing something similar for UK readers about our Gilt linkers soon.
- Weakonomics explains his love of financial calculators, and has discovered this free one for the iPhone.
- Moolanomy makes the case for sinking funds.
- Darwin’s Finance warns there are at least 10 ways to be the annoying bloke at work. (Better yet, leave the office!)
- The Digerati Life recaps the economic legacy of the Bush administration.
- The Oblivious Investor has his tongue in his cheek.
Generally UK-related articles from other websites and papers
- Banking crisis superstar Robert Peston at the BBC branches out with a look at British Airways’ worst ever loss.
- The Times explains the practical consequences of deflation for UK savers and investors.
- The Financial Times says the drum is banging again for commodities, while David Schwarz looks at Carlco, a small cap and specialist manufacturer, as a long-term hold.
- The Independent admits the housing market was a bubble. I guess two years late is better than never, eh?
- Elsewhere in the same paper, Derek Pain asks if small caps will lead the recovery, but Mark Dampier turns again to investment grade bonds.
- The Telegraph makes the case for China as an investment.
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