Q&A: With Steven Pinker the meta-optimistic author of Enlightenment Now: The Case for Reason, Science Humanism and Progress.  (Scientific American)

Quote of the Day

"In all candor, many investors defeat themselves. They greed in and panic out of stocks, never making as much as they could, and losing more than they should. If you remember that fear is arguably one of the investor’s few friends in the markets, you will often find yourself on the right side of events."

(Steven M. Sears)

Chart of the Day

Emerging market relative underperformance (vs. the S&P 500) ended in early 2016.