Book notes: Some favorite non-investing books about investing from Ben Carlson including Mindless Eating: Why We Eat More Than We Think by Brian Wansink.  (A Wealth of Common Sense)

Quote of the Day

"Be honest with yourself about your knowledge and level of sophistication when it comes to choosing investments. If you don’t understand something and don’t want to take the time to fully research an asset, you’ll be better off in the long run excluding it from your portfolio."

(Kristen Fanarakis)

Chart of the Day

US economic surprises have been coming in on the downside.