Good reads from around the Web.
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Make yourself at home
The rest of this post consists of links to money and investing articles on the web that I’ve found interesting this week.
I do this every Saturday morning, and there’s always something worth reading.
We have more information about investing at our fingertips than any previous generation. But at the same time it’s never been harder to know what to do with your money – nor more important to take charge of your financial future.
Enjoy the site. And stick around!
From the blogs
Making good use of the things that we find…
- The top 17 quotes from Warren Buffett’s annual letter – Clear Eyes Investing
- Buying into trouble in the emerging markets – DIY Income Investor
- Should Apple care about maximizing returns? – Musings on Markets
- The Vodafone effect on dividends from UK shares – Rob Davies/Maven
- RobinHood app promises zero-commission trading [US so far] – TechCrunch
- Longtermism is the secret to investing success – Under the Money Tree
- How investors underestimate risk – WSJ (featuring Mike)
- J. Money is collating great articles at Rockstar Finance – Rockstar Finance
Book of the week: Are you just getting started with investing? We recommend two good reads – Smarter Investing by Tim Hale and Lars Kroijer’s Investing Demystified. Both books are written by UK-based authors, unlike most other titles you’ll come across.
Mainstream media money
Articles from the big boys and girls.
- The best investing strategy? Get out of your own way – N.Y. Times
- The original inspiration behind tracker funds – Market Watch
- Meet the world’s luckiest investor – Motley Fool US
- Active or index funds? Why not both? – Wall Street Journal
- Is it time to buy into ultra-cheap Russia? – The Guardian
- Why so many great investors cite The Intelligent Investor – Bloomberg
- Tesla looks like a bubble. Will it pop? – The Daily Beast
Other stuff worth reading
- Who has benefited most from five years of 0.5% interest rates? – BBC
- Average small central London flat to cost £36m by 2050 – Guardian
- The US economy’s “Baby Bust” problem – The Atlantic
- How to invest like a billionaire – Market Watch
Product of the week: Santander’s new 123 Mini account for kids will pay up to 3% interest, reports The Telegraph. Children can earn the interest on balances up to £2,000.
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