Quote of the day

Brett Steenbarger, “My experience has been if you share and share and share and stay visible to the world, eventually the right people will find you. You won’t create the next opportunity; it will choose you.  ”  (TraderFeed)


Is the correction over?  (A Dash of Insight)

The case for financials.  (The Brooklyn Investor)

Checking in on gold.  (The Short Side of Long)


The SPDR Gold Shares Trust ($GLD) as an example of poor investor behavior.  (Aleph Blog)

“Leaks” affect our ability to retain taxable returns.  (Rekenthaler Report)

Credit spreads matter for equities, but trend matters more.  (Market Compass)

Diversification will inevitably lead to short term regrets.  (A Wealth of Common Sense)

Why you should be automating more of your trading.  (SMB Training)


Investing will be free in five years.  (Medium)

Costs matter, but behavior matters more.  (A Wealth of Common Sense)

High fees are killing your 401(k).  (The Atlantic)


The MBS market is shrinking.  (Sober Look)


Are target maturity bond ETFs worth the effort?  (Barron’s)

Should you bet on new funds or new fund managers?  (Barron’s)


Why the economy is better than you think.  (ValuePlays)

Why you should read and think about Erik Brynjolfsson and Andrew McAfee’s The Second Machine Age: Work, Progress, and Prosperity in a Time of Brilliant Technologies.  (The Enlightened Economist)

A look back at the economic week that was.  (Bonddad Blog, Big Picture)

The economic schedule for the coming week.  (Calculated Risk)

Earlier on Abnormal Returns

Top clicks this week on the site.  (Abnormal Returns)

What you may have missed in our Saturday linkfest.  (Abnormal Returns)

Mixed media

On the origins of the checklist.  (Farnam Street)

Why we all need some downtime.  (Tony Schwartz)

Lessons from Roy Baumeister’s Willpower: Rediscovering Our Greatest Strengths.  (Darren Miller)

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