35-Year Highs For The Dollar [TOP LINKS]

35-YEAR HIGHS FOR THE DOLLAR [TOP LINKS]

Top Links is a periodic collection of Investment Research and Lifestyle topics from all corners of the Web.

We source the highest quality insights from Wall Street and Main Street that you may apply to your investment process. 

Unlike the rest of Bankeronwheels.com, this series is provided without additional guidance. 

As usual, everything is to be used at your own risk. 

TODAY'S Quote

Most people don’t have an edge. If you think you have an edge, it needs to be logically demonstrable. You’ve got to be able to defend it against a good devil’s advocate. If you can’t do that, you probably don’t have an edge.

Ed Thorpe

LONG-TERM INVESTING

This section is dedicated to research on how to invest for the Long Run. Read Topics related to (i) Wise Investing – Investor Behaviour and Asset Allocation but also (ii) publications that help understand the Macro picture that may affect your portfolio in the long run.

WISE INVESTING

Buying The S&P 500 Today? Wait. These 8 Charts Show What You May Miss

Over the past 50 years, the U.S. Market has outperformed the rest of the world by a whooping margin of 1% per year. Guess, how much of the 50-year outperformance came in the last 8 years? All of it. [Read the article]

UNDERSTAND FINANCIAL MARKETS

what we learned from the UK Gilt Market Madness

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UK financial assets just experienced once-in-a-generation type moves in the wake of the government’s mini-budget announcement. Not only did both gilts and the pound sell off dramatically, they rebounded just as dramatically after intervention from the Bank of England. What does it all mean? And how did pension accounting contribute to the massive volatility? 
Alpha Investing

ACTIVE INVESTING

This section relates to improving your knowledge about financial markets.  If you decide to sin, then sin only a little. Given ample evidence, combined active bets should be ideally a relatively small fraction of your portfolio. 

STOCKS

FACTOR AND THEMATIC Investing

Rob Arnott's Portfolio

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Research Affiliates founder Rob Arnott about how he manages his personal portfolio. How Rob thinks about the role of both bonds and equities is his portfolio and how he adjusts his exposure to them over time. He also discusses his view on alternative asset classes, how he thinks about giving money to his children, how he views charitable giving and a lot more.

ALTERNATIVE ASSET CLASSES

FROM WALL STREET

REMINDERS TO PUNT RESPONSIBLY

When you play with fire, you can get burned. This section is a stark reminder of what can happen when engaging in active investing, even as a professional.

CRYPTO AND BLOCKCHAIN

It’s not unreasonable to have skin in the game in a multi Trillion market. With one caveat. Be ready to lose it all. Remember that most crypto assets do not generate yield. If some do, there are hidden risks involved. 

INSIGHTS

BOOKS AND MOVIEs

In the Book review section we rate some of the most relevant resources related to Financial Independence, Personal Finance and Investing. Browse All Book and Video Reviews.

Movies and Books we reviewed this month:

Trillions – The People Behind Your ETFs

Trillions, how a band of Wall Street Renegates Invented the Index Fund And Changed Finance Forever, by Robin Wigglesworth is a fascinating insight into the people who made the Index Fund revolution happen. 

The stories about the people often start with some of their biggest failures. But beyond the stories, Robin also argues that every revolution brings its fair share of non-issues and sometimes real issues, such as concentration of power. 

 [Read the review]

European Stuff

EUROPEAN PERSONAL FINANCE

This section is dedicated to UK and European Investing and Personal Finance. It can also touch on other European jurisdictions outside the Euro-zone.

PRODUCTS

COST OF LIVING

Cycling

DESIGN YOUR LIFESTYLE

This section is dedicated to the ‘Why’ of Investing and career choices. 

LIFESTYLE

Where is Happiness?

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Arthur C. Brooks is a professor at the Harvard Kennedy School and the Harvard Business School, where he teaches courses on leadership and happiness. He is also a columnist at The Atlantic, where he writes the popular “How to Build a Life” column. Brooks is the author of 12 books, including the 2022 #1 New York Times bestseller From Strength to Strength: Finding Success, Happiness, and Deep Purpose in the Second Half of Life. He speaks all around the world about love and happiness, giving more than 150 speeches and lectures per year in the U.S., Europe, and Asia.

EARLY RETIREMENT

miscellaneous

CYCLING

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