17 May The Weekend Starts Here....
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There are few words I hate to see in the same sentence more than ‘business casual’. My heart sinks whenever I see that dress code on an invitation to an event. What does it even mean? It seems to mean anything from jeans to a suit with no tie (for men at least – I’ve yet to see a woman wearing jeans in a ‘business casual’ environment). As a woman, I really have no clue what constitutes ‘business casual’ for us. [4 min read]
I wrote a piece for my blog last week presenting evidence to dispel the myth that the growth of indexing is distorting price discovery in global markets. Now they are being attacked on a new front – being anti-competitive. What? [Barry Ritholtz 4 min read]
“How do you feel when someone holds the door open for you—especially when you’ve got your hands full?” We are far more interdependent than we would like to admit. [Shane Parrish 4 mins]
On a related theme, men have no friends. [Douglas Boneparth 3 min read]
Some good news about the retirement planning landscape. (I can’t help thinking that the abundance of free content provided by Michael and others over the last few years might be starting to have some small part to play in this) [Michael Batnick 3 min read]
How much is enough? Apparently, regardless of your current level of wealth, it’s about twice what you currently have. [Georgie Loxton 3 min read]
What’s with all the hype around portfolio rebalancing? [Tadas Viskanta & Peter Lazaroff 9:52 ‘mini pod’]
“We seem to have forgotten that (we) are there to provide services to the rest of the economy, not be the economy.” Does asset management add value or subtract it? [Robin Powell 3 min read]
All the money in the world means nothing if you don’t look after yourself. Invest in your health. [Justin Castelli 3 min read]
I really enjoyed this conversation between Barry Ritholtz and William J. Bernstein [Barry Ritholtz 1:30 podcast]
Could you invest your way onto the Sunday Times Rich List? [Monevator 4 min read]
From zero to hero – from ex-con inventor of junk bonds to philanthropic zealot who changed cancer research methods [4 min read]
And finally. Starting tomorrow – an exhibition of cheese made from human bacteria. 🤢 [3 min read]
Whatever you’re up to this weekend, I hope it’s a good one.