Good reads from around the Web.
There is a blue ceiling above London this morning. After 100 days of rain, it’s hard not to be sure that it’s the sky, as opposed to an incoming deluge.
I’m going to chance it and head Outside.
So let’s get straight into this week’s links!
From the blogs
Making good use of the things that we find…
- A periodic review of asset allocation – Canadian Couch Potato
- Why correlation doesn’t matter much – Rick Ferri
- How often do you calculate your portfolio’s rate of return? – Oblivious Investor
- Be careful with Capita’s dividend review – Value Perspective
- 3 components of multi-bagger success – Clear Eyes Investing
- Deep Value Investing [book review] – iii blog
- The outlook for emerging markets in 2014 – Under the Money Tree
- Why I’d buy Standard Chartered shares here – UK Value Investor
- Turbulence or a nosedive? – Investing Caffeine
- Life is not a contest – Mr Money Mustache
Product of the week: Aldermore Bank has introduced a sliding widget that lets small businesses tweak the interest rate on their savings accounts by altering how long they’ll lock away their money for. ThisIsMoney says the bank is exploring a retail option.
Mainstream media money
Some links are Google search results – in PC/desktop view these enable you to click through to read the piece without being a paid subscriber of that site.1
- Lessons from 2013 – Vanguard blog
- How to invest like the gurus – Telegraph
- Not the time to be underweight emerging markets – Fundweb
- An unhappy case study of the risks of borrowing to invest – Telegraph
Mainstream media does DIY fees
The chance to write “price war” seems to have encouraged the newspapers to start covering online platforms instead of just showboating fund managers and eye-catching daily falls in the FTSE 100. (Defensive? Moi?)
- DIY Pensions: The cheapest SIPP fund shops – The Telegraph
- Your guide to the platform galaxy [Search result] – FT
Other stuff worth reading
- For the love of money – The New York Times
- Inside London’s rotting mansions – Guardian
- 50 reasons for Americans [and us, mostly] to celebrate – Motley Fool
- Capitalism versus democracy – The New York Times
- Real wages have been falling for the longest period in 50 years – Guardian
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- Reader Ken notes that: “FT articles can only be accessed through the search results if you’re using PC/desktop view (from mobile/tablet view they bring up the firewall/subscription page). To circumvent, switch your mobile browser to use the desktop view. On Chrome for Android: press the menu button followed by “Request Desktop Site”.”