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Weekend Reads for Finance Pros: Buffett Wisdom, Grit, and Poetry

Weekend Reads for Finance Pros: Buffett Wisdom, Grit, and Poetry

I read some smart advice this week, courtesy of Marc Andreessen: “You want to have as much ‘prepared mind’ as you possibly can. And learn as much as you can about as many things, as much as you can.” Here’s my contribution to your efforts to learn as much as you can, about as many things as you can, with articles ranging from the prosaic (investing) to the profoundly intense and personal (grief). Read more

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Weekend Reads for Investors: Greece, Currencies, and Earnings

Weekend Reads for Investors: Greece, Currencies, and Earnings

It’s been an eventful week for most investors, if not a profitable one. In Greece, the leftist Syriza party, which pledged to end austerity, won national elections, and Greek stocks responded by falling 15% over the next three days. Greece’s bailout program expires at the end of February, and their anti-austerity stance and ongoing need for cash sets the stage for a showdown with the so-called “Troika” of the European Union, the European Central Bank (ECB), and the International Monetary Fund (IMF). Expect plenty of political posturing in the coming weeks. Read more

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