Weekend Reading – FAT FIRE: Guide To A Luxurious Early Retirement

Weekend Reading is a 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.  Below is the type of content we shortlist.

Invest Wisely section is dedicated to research on how to invest for the Long Run using Passive Investment Strategies. Read Topics related to (i) Portfolio Construction and Asset Allocation (ii) Acting wisely by avoiding behavioural traps and also (iii) publications that help understand how financial markets work.

Active Investing section relates to improving your knowledge about active investing.  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. This section also includes Sustainable Investing. You can invest in a Socially Responsible way, but there are many ESG traps. Learn how to invest sustainably, and what it means for expected returns, with our definitive guide to sustainable investing

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


Quiet quitting has a polar opposite: The FatFIRE movement of people working hard to retire early on a 'massive stash'



Show Us Your Portfolio - A sit-down with Larry Swedroe (Excess Returns - 1 hr)

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In this latest episode, Buckingham Strategic Wealth’s Larry Swedroe talks about how he takes his evidence-based approach to investing and translates it into managing his personal portfolio. The conversation extends to his approach to incorporating uncorrelated return streams into his overall approach, his unique use of assets outside of those traditionally used by investors, how he approaches equities and bonds, how his approach has changed over time and a lot more.



Harry Markowitz, Nobel-Winning Pioneer of Modern Portfolio Theory, Dies at 95

You may not know, but Harry Markowitz, a Nobel Prize-winning economist, helped shape Index Investing as you know it by showing that diversification could reduce investment risk while maximizing returns. He recently passed away, aged 95. Robin Wigglesworth has written an excellent book about the Indexing Revolution, including how Markowitz contributed to it. We highly recommend it if you haven’t read it already.

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Active Investing

FACTOR investing

A Banker's Safari: Navigating the Zoo Of Factors (Bankeronwheels.com)

Craving an edge with more diversification and potential for higher-than-average returns?Berkin and Swedroe’s “Your Complete Guide to Factor-Based Investing” is a great place to start. This book navigates you through the ‘zoo’ of factors, retaining only the most pertinent and investable factors influencing returns, including the ones that accounted for most of Warren Buffett’s outperformance. But beware, it’s not all smooth sailing. Risks and costs lurk around the corner, demanding knowledge and patience.

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discretionary investing



Classics Revisited: Joel Greenblatt & Howard Marks Discuss Value Investing (Wharton School - 33 Min )

As part of the Howard Marks Investor Series, Howard Marks, Co-Chairman, Oaktree Capital and Joel Greenblatt, Managing Partner and Co-CIO, Gotham Asset Management, discuss value investing.




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Early Retirement

Fat FIRE: The Comprehensive Guide to a Luxurious Early Retirement

Over the past few years, more and more people are looking to achieve financial independence and retire early. Among the many different ways to achieve FIRE, one stands above the rest—Fat FIRE. Fat FIRE is an early retirement strategy that allows you to live life on your own terms. It’s much more than just escaping the rat race and leaving the corporate world behind—it’s about achieving a level of financial independence that gives you the retirement you’ve always dreamed of. But what exactly does Fat FIRE entail? What are its advantages and disadvantages? And what does it take to achieve?

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Personal Development

Richard Koch on the power of optimistic journaling, studying history to improve investing and more (The Tim Ferris Show - 2 hr 30 Min )

Richard’s book were translated into roughly 40 languages, and became business classics. Richard’s latest book is Unreasonable Success and How to Achieve It. He has two upcoming books: 80/20 Beliefs, which identifies the very few beliefs in our lives that strongly influence what we do, and, therefore, the results we get, as well as 80/20 Daily, a collection of 365 short daily readings using the 80/20 philosophy to achieve the good life.

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As of 29/03/2024, Interactive Brokers offers rates up to 4.738% (GBP), 3.445% (EUR) and 4.83% (USD) on cash. 


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