Some interesting financial and investing posts I ran across this week, plus a few decent articles from the newspapers.
The weather is lovely here in the UK this weekend – time for a BBQ! If you’re going to get some smoke going, try these inexpensive marinade ideas from Trent over at The Simple Dollar.
Good reads from the money blogs
- The Psy-Fy Blog offers a fortifying perspective on stock market history.
- My Money Blog recalls how Charlie Munger decided to work for himself for an hour each day.
- Oblivious Investor compares the costs of ETFs and index funds via a formidable equation. I noticed how much cheaper both options are in the US compared to the UK; his example broad ETF has expenses of 0.09% per year, but the iShares equivalent in the UK costs 0.4%.
- Pinyo at Moolanomy explains why he’ll never tell his son “we can’t afford it“.
Generally UK-related articles from other websites and papers
- The Independent bangs the drum for investing in small-caps, arguing they’re comparatively cheap.
- The Economist thinks it’s too soon to get excited about a recovery.
- The Motley Fool says India is the safest BRIC to invest in.
- Savers are being drawn in by two-year fixed-rate bonds offering 4%, says the FT. Two years is the furthest out I’d lock in this environment, that’s for sure.
- Questor in The Telegraph likes Northern Foods for the yield. It’s a company I flogged off two years ago because it seemed to be at the beck and call of M&S.
- I missed this Times interview with UK equity income superstar Neil Woodford a couple of weeks ago. Interesting to read he holds small caps in his giant fund.
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