Good reads from around the Web.
One thing led to another this week, and so Weekend Reading had a rare hiatus from its usual Saturday slot.
(But let’s face it – even the most curmudgeonly of us were surely enjoying the fact they weren’t being snowed on in London, in Spring, as happened very briefly to me last week).
Here’s a Sunday heatwave edition of our weekend links.
Enjoy the rest of the good weather. You know that come October we’ll realise this five-day run of sun was actually our summer…
From the blogs
Making good use of the things that we find…
- Advisers shouldn’t seek alpha – The Evidence Based Investor
- Who wins the quantitative battle? [Geeky, transcript] – Jack Bogle
- Financial gaslighting (and the reality of hedge funds) – Above The Market
- Why does indexing shrink alpha? – Pragmatic Capitalism
- Lessons learned from value trap Tesco – UK Value Investor
- Longest downtrend in crude oil history is over – Pension Partners
- The Graham and Doddsville letter: Spring Edition – Valuewalk
- Flat pancakes & dividends – Investing Caffeine
- On washing powder: The alignment of interests – The Escape Artist
- How much do you earn, really? – Under the Money Tree
- Golden years – SexHealthMoneyDeath
- Exploring peer-to-peer real estate – Mr Money Mustache
Product of the week: Got a teenager? The Telegraph runs through the five cheapest cars for teens to insure, and then reveals what they actually buy. Kids, eh?
Mainstream media money
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 of that site.1
- Ritholz: Nobody knows anything – Bloomberg
- Fund fees predict future success or failure – Morningstar
- Lee: Mutual friend put me on trail of new investment [Search result] – FT
- Hedge funds haven’t delivered on their promise – Economist
- How stock picks from the Ira Sohn conference are fairing – Bloomberg
- Active investors are nervous right now, which is good – Market Watch
- Housel: The conflicts in active investing – The Motley Fool (US)
A word from a broker
- Free ETF buying until the end of May – TD Direct
- Britain is not prepared for a Brexit recession – Hargreaves Lansdown
Other stuff worth reading
- How could the new first-time buyer boom go wrong? – Telegraph
- Making money in the gig economy – ThisIsMoney
- What if you chose experiences over security? – New York Times
- Investing in vintage watches – ThisIsMoney
- Retiring after 65 may help people live longer – Wall Street Journal
- The surprising fall in the cost of the UK’s food – The Guardian
- Is the Tesla 3 the electric car that will change everything? – The Guardian
- Solar power is (literally) contagious – Vox
Book of the week: I noticed How to Own the World on Amazon and wondered if someone had already written the book I’ve been thinking about writing for a while. It turns out not (and The Accumulator is still working on his Monevator book, by the way) but How to Own the World looks intriguing, with superb reviews. Anyone read it?
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- Note some articles can only be accessed through the search results if you’re using PC/desktop view (from mobile/tablet view they bring up the firewall/subscription page). To circumvent, switch your mobile browser to use the desktop view. On Chrome for Android: press the menu button followed by “Request Desktop Site”. [↩]