I hope you weren’t deflated to not wake up to a DQYDJ weekender yesterday – we warmed it up for you to read it today.
Links We Liked!
- We feature lots of Financial Uproar because Nelson delivers interesting stuff like this takedown of poor money management from an affluent Canadian couple.
- Even more tough love from Canada at Save. Spend. Splurge. When did you last check your mutual fund performance? How did you buy them?
- An excellent post on intrinsic value, liquidity, and real interest rates over at Philosophical Economics.
- Ironman at Political Calculations notes that jobs have fully recovered to their pre-recession peak, so we can now declare this recession to have been the worst post-Great-Depression job recovery ever.
- I’ll probably have more to say on this topic eventually, but Ben Carlson at A Wealth of Common Sense had an excellent piece making the point that Doing Nothing is still a Decision. He also missed the chance to make a hilarious Rush reference…
- We often push the S&P 500 as a benchmark here on DQYDJ, but 500 stocks from one economy isn’t the right thing to compare to every portfolio. The folks at Draft App contacted me this week and their benchmarking method is interesting – first identifying your investor type and peers, then comparing your choices, fees and performance. Interesting; check it out!
- I have never been more interested in reading about complex animal cleaning devices than at the PoP’s… read about their cat’s new ‘bathroom’.
- There was an excellent slide deck from Ed Dolan hosted on Business insider, presenting the issues with deflation – which aren’t all obvious at first glance.
- Free By 50’s got a brief post on the history of US oil production.