Weekend Reads for Financial Advisors: Behavioral Finance, Investing, and Saturn
Here are some great reads that were recently published, in case you missed them.
- When last did you see — or perhaps more accurately, have you ever seen — the Winklevoss twins (think: FB), Humpty Dumpty, and bitcoins in one blog post? Felix Salmon pulled it off this week with his post “Financial Innovation of the Day, Winklevii Edition.” (Reuters)
- Twelve lessons on the pyschology of investing. (25iq)
- @Noahpinion puts forth a behavioral finance reading list. (Noahpinion)
- @jasonzweigwsj explains why investors need to be saved from themselves. (Wall Street Journal)
- @farnamstreet asks: Why is the behavior of others so compelling? (Farnam Street)
- What did @Chris_arnade learn after spending 20 years on Wall Street? It wasn’t how to be a better trader. (Scientific American)
- What is the most important concept in wealth management? The folks at Darwin Investment Strategies (who came up with that name?) suggest it is:
- Risk is measured as the probability that you won’t meet your financial goals.
- Investing should have the exclusive objective of minimizing this risk.
- “Modern Portfolio, 2013” (The Reformed Broker)
- In “The Sharpe Edifice,” @researchpuzzler examines Sharpe ratios. (The Research Puzzle)
- My colleague @TheIntuitInvest has an excellent bond convexity primer.(Enterprising Investor)
- Investors pulled $9.9bn from Pimco’s Total Return bond fund in June, the largest outflows in the fund’s history. (Financial Times)
- “Bets, Beliefs, and Portfolios: Some Further Observations on the Theses of Bryan Caplan” and a retort, “Bets and Beliefs.” (Marginal Revolution)
- Five shocks that could short-circuit stocks. (USA Today)
- “Strategies for the Retirement Red Zone” (Advisor Perspectives)
- “Rowboats for Retirement” (New York Times)
- “The Price Your Clients Pay for Using Safe Withdrawal Rates” (Advisor Perspectives)
- “Two Paths for Charitable Giving: From the Head or From the Heart” (New York Times)
- “Social Media: Why It Will Change the World” (The Huffington Post UK)
And Now for Something Completely Different
- The trailer for the upcoming (2014) documentary “In Saturn’s Rings.” (i09)
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