Weekend Reading – Bonds Rollercoaster: Fear, Greed, and the Search for Safe Havens

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.

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No time to risk- how to pick a bond ETF for the long run (Bankeronwheels.com)

Bond Yields are at decade high, but Bonds are also a shield for your medium and long-term portfolios, including when deflation strikes. This makes them a mandatory component for any portfolio.

Explore how investment horizon, geographical diversification, risk & return tradeoff & the specific ETF characteristics are important pillars of selecting a long term Bond ETF for your portfolio. 

We also have a list of Best ETFs. 

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Have Bonds Finally Reached Escape Velocity (Discipline Funds)

In the 1970s overnight interest rates went from a low of 3% to a high of 20%. This was an especially tough time to be a bond investor as the surge in interest rates caused short-term principal losses and prolonged real losses. But there’s also an interesting and important lesson from the 1970s – higher bond yields create a sort of escape velocity at some point where the interest payments offset the interest rate risk

Read more on Discipline Funds



From Tibet to California - 8 investing lessons from cycling the world (Bankeronwheels.com)

Some cycling experiences profoundly changed me, but also my way of looking at investing. You may think that spending over a decade on Wall Street would teach me more about successful investing than cycling. Surprisingly, Wise Money is more about perspective than technicals. Here are 8 Investing lessons I learned from Cycling the World.

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7 key valuation lessons from Aswath Damodaran (Daniel)

Aswath Damodaran is the ‘Dean of Valuation.’

For almost four decades, he has been teaching valuation at NYU. He also teaches millions of people online.

Here are 7 Key Valuation Lessons from him

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Looking at Bitcoin within a 60/40 portfolio. (Morningstar)

Bitcoin Index posted a 76.4% return through July 2023 in defiance of the gloomy narratives that haunt the rest of the cryptocurrency ecosystem. The trusty balanced portfolio has also beaten expectations as of late. So far in 2023, risk has paid handsomely. That fact may leave many investors wondering whether to add some extra firepower to their portfolio in the form of an allocation to bitcoin.

Read more on Morningstar


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Early Retirement

Mini Retirements to accelerate your path to FI (ChooseFi - 52 min)

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While the thought of a mini-retirement can leave you feeling unstructured from your usual 9-5, it can usher in more time for hobbies, side hustles, or even new jobs! So, while your journey to FI may be filled with rules and guidelines set in place to help you reach your FI goal, remember that there is no harm in taking an active rest in order to restructure your goals and re-motivate you!



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Personal Development

Taking the path less travelled - with Justin Gary (The Tim Ferris Show - 2 hr 21 min)

Justin Gary is an award-winning designer, author, speaker, and entrepreneur. He is CEO of Stone Blade Entertainment and creator of the innovative and award-winning Ascension deck-building game series. Explore the path less travelled, the phenomenon of magic, how analytical people can become creative people & much more!

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Cycling in Japan - 2 secret maps, best islands & seasons (Bankeronwheels.com)

Between 2019 and 2023, I spent close to a year in Japan. I cycled over 4,000 km from Hokkaido to Okinawa. Here are some tips on how you can make the best of your trip to the country of the rising sun. When to go, where to go (to avoid the touristy parts), navigation, avoiding natural disasters, and travelling cheaply.

Here are the best tips. 

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