I'm still working hard behind the scenes on the site right now. Hopefully we'll be able to announce a few things soon.
We'll be 'normal' again by May.
Also, since it's a reason many of you come here... I updated our 3 heavily trafficked reinvestment calculators.
- Dow Jones Dividend Reinvestment Calculator
- S&P 500 Dividend Reinvestment Calculator
- Treasury (10Y) Returns, Reinvested
And this one, which also uses the S&P 500:
Links We Liked
- Political Calculations has an online 1040 calculator for your 1913 tax liability - and no, it isn't a ton of pages!
- Vox has a theory (and they aren't the first) that a lot of the success of Silicon Valley's tech industry comes down to unenforceable non-competes in California. (And I've worked and lived in the Rte. 128 tech corridor as well - it's different here).
- A very interesting post from Ben Carlson at a Wealth of Common Sense on the evolution of tradings costs. How has that affected valuations? (We'd like to do a deep dive on this at some point and add it to our calculators or something)
- At Brookings, new blogger Ben Bernanke pens a post on helicopter money, and quotes Ben Bernanke.
- The New York Times had a very well researched piece on the interplay between geography, financial resources, and life expectancy.
- Nelson at Financial Uproar channels the famous "Half of them are stupider than that" George Carlin skit. (Yes, beware, George Carlin swears...)
- Bret at Hope to Prosper broke his silence this week and wrote about the Panama Papers.
- Steve at Stevonomics makes the case for Geographic Arbitrage and suggests getting rich in expensive cities. And, you know, minimizing your costs...
- From John Schindler writing at The Observer, a shocking spy case in the Navy which has flown under the radar.
- Free By 50 crunches the numbers, and realizes that trendy small houses are maybe only 1% of new home sales. And that's a high estimate...
- Sherry at Save. Spend. Splurge. wonders exactly what Working Hard means.
- Okay, it's not finance related... but I thought this piece on identifying an unidentified body which washed up in Norway was interesting (and sad).