Every week I read a large number of personal finance and investing articles. Here’s my latest shortcut to the best.
The market fell a little this week. Hurrah! I’m currently selling down some bits and pieces to fund this year’s tax-free ISA , and a nice drop would make my long-term money go even further.
Good reads from the money blogs
- I’ve just discovered the Extreme Early Retirement blog. Here’s the author Jacob’s top 5 tips to retire early like he did. Some leftfield thinking on this blog.
- Five Cent Nickel wonders if personal responsibility is dead?
- I don’t personally agree with the many of the investing theories of The Millionaire Mommy Next Door but this post on why she doesn’t buy and hold shares but rather trades momentum is coherent. Besides, it’s always good to test your own ideas by reading someone else’s.
- Moolanamy has a good summary of ways to value whether a share is cheap. His main point is the nominal price you pay per share isn’t one of them – penny shares can be very expensive.
- Oblivious Investor has delivered yet another of his excellent short posts, this time on the quality of life benefits of doing it obliviously.
- The Psy-Fi blog warns of the dangers of investors believing in fairy tales.
- Monevator has a reading ease score of 32 and reading grade 14. According to this interesting post, most people will find my site has too many long words and sentences. That matches my experience! I love long words. Maybe I’m just pretentious. (See?)
- Get Rich Slowly has had a makeover. I’m jealous… 80,000 subscribers, wise writing AND a fancy logo. Sigh.
Generally UK-related articles from other websites and papers
- The Independent isn’t convincing in this article about gold. Just like the investment case, then…
- …though a precious metals expert in The Telegraph insists gold is a bargain.
- The Telegraph also makes the case for emerging markets, via video.
- Yet more from the same paper – this article gives a good historical perspective on bear markets.
- The FT takes a quick look at environmental investment trusts.
- The Motley Fool UK has run a profile of Jesse Livermore, the investor born in 1877 who wrote a book on share trading that is still read today.
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