Weekend Reading – Taking Control of Your Finances with a Net Worth Statement

Weekend Reading - Taking Control of Your Finances with a Net Worth Statement

Weekend Reading 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. 

TYPE OF CONTENT

This Week's Quote

Extravagance is its own destroyer.

INVEST WISELY

This 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.

CONSTRUCT YOUR PORTFOLIO

HOW TO INVEST

UNDERSTAND FINANCIAL MARKETS

Prof. Robert C. Merton: ICAPM, Retirement, and Models in Finance (Rational Reminder - 2 hrs)

Also available on your favorite on your podcast platform

Professor Robert C. Merton is the Distinguished Professor of Finance at The Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Sloan School of Management and Professor Emeritus at Harvard University. He also created the Intertemporal Capital Asset Pricing Model (ICAPM), a popular tool to help advisors make informed financial decisions and understand market trends. In the conversation, RR covers portfolio theory, moving from Capital Asset Pricing Model (CAPM) to the Intertemporal Capital Asset Pricing Model (ICAPM), and how financial models work.

ACTIVE INVESTING

This 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. 

FACTOR & Thematic investing

In conversation with Andy Berkin on Factor Investing (Excess Returns - 1h)

Also available on your favorite on your podcast platform

In this episode, we speak with Andy Berkin, Head of Research at Bridgeway and co-author of “Your Complete Guide to Factor Investing: The Way Smart Money Invests Today.” We cover a wide range of factor investing topics, including the future of value investing, composites vs. individual metrics, the different approaches to multi-factor investing and factor timing.

STOCKS

SUSTAINABLE investing

This section is about 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 the our definitve guide to sustainable investing

Sustainable Investing vs. Sin Stocks - The Showdown

Over the past century, Sustainable Investments did not outperform. Sin Stocks did. 

But Sustainable funds may temporarily outperform, as they’ve done from 2018 to 2022.

This outperformance is due to two reasons. First, they are over-exposed to large-cap and growth factors. Second, ESG was, until recently, very trendy. Investors developed a taste for sustainability.

 [Read our analysis]

ALTERNATIVE ASSET CLASSES

FROM WALL STREET

crypto & blockchain

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.
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Beginners often ask us:

  • How do I reach my goals  What investments do I need to take into consideration when e.g. Taking a Sabbatical, buying a House or saving for Early Retirement?
  • When should I invest – I fear that investing a lump sum in this market may have a negative impact on my returns. How can timing of buying ETFs affect my performance?

Advanced investors may avoid costly mistakes:

  • Challenge my Portfolio – Here is my portfolio – what am I missing? What could derail my strategy?  What can I do to protect my portfolio from shocks?
  • Help me quickly understand – What makes Inflation Linked Bonds outperform? Bond Ladder or Bond ETFs? Why do some investors add Small Cap Value stocks to their portfolios? How can I exclude Tobacco companies from my portfolio? Are the synthetic ETFs I screened safe?  What is Factor Investing?
Currently available in English, French and Polish.
 

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By signing up for a financial coaching session you support our website and our investment research. Here are other ways to help.

DIVE DEEPER - BOOKS & 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.

15 Years On, We Fall For The Same Tricks – Madoff: The Monster of Wall Street On Netflix (Review)

OUR RATING
3.8/5

The 2023 Netflix docuseries Madoff: The Monster of Wall Street dives into the largest Ponzi scheme in history, worth $64.8 billion.

Although the Madoff madness stopped in late 2008, today’s investors still fall for the very same tricks.

What exactly can we learn from this series?

Let’s have a closer look. 

 [Read the review]

PERSONAL FINANCE

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

FINANCIAL PRODUCTS

COST OF LIVING

DESIGN YOUR LIFESTYLE

This section is dedicated to the ‘Why’ of Investing, trends or career choices. 

LIFESTYLE

EARLY RETIREMENT

CAREERS

TECH & ECONOMY

James Clear, Atomic Habits — Mastering Habits, Growing an Email List to 2M+ People (2hrs)

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James Clear (@JamesClear) is a writer and speaker focused on habits and continuous improvement. He is the author of the #1 New York Times bestseller Atomic Habits, which covers easy and proven ways to build good habits and break bad ones.

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