The Weekend Starts Here....

The Weekend Starts Here....

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It’s been another challenging week and looks as though things will get worse before they get better.

I am trying to keep reminding myself that this is a humanitarian issue, but I have to admit my heart sank when I read this morning that the Premier League are considering voiding this season. I sincerely hope they go for a temporary suspension (or even ending the League now) instead. And yes, I know, First World problem 😉

This first piece made me laugh because I have to admit, I suffer from this.  What makes a face punchable? [2 min read – warning some language]

Why are some good ideas slow to spread?  [2 min read]

“Sometimes the answers you NEED to hear are not the answers you WANT to hear.”  [Justin Castelli 3 min read]

New research from Dimensional on expected returns from bonds [ Robin Powell 2 min read]

We’ll Get Through This [ Morgan Housel 3 min read]

Don’t Panic!  [ Barry Ritholtz 3 min read]

And ‘People rarely say “I wish I’d panicked more”.’ [20-second read]

As retailers suffer the effects of COVID-19 on their businesses, a good news story [1 min read]

“…there is no country in the world that mobilizes for war more effectively than the United States.”  Tick Tock [ Ben Hunt 4 min read]

Everybody’s Talking About It  [ Michael Batnick 2 min read]

‘The Monday Effect’ is a real thing [2 min read]

“When the market is going straight up, months and months in a row, with little volatility, financial advisors can come to seem like a vestigial appendage – What do I need you for? ” I’m Here to Remind You. [ Josh Brown 3 min read]

Macbeth, Pilate and the Washing of Hands [1 min read]

“When people begin investing, they see immediate emotional benefits compared to non-investors. In fact, investors are 16 percentage points happier, and 23 percentage points more positive about their well-being.”  Wealth Isn’t Just for the Wealthy  [Infographic]

“A good advisor is like that strong lead that makes the difficult steps seem natural and effortless.”  [Dina Isola 2 min read]

“In bear markets, stocks return to their rightful owners.”  (Whoever said that was a genius) [ Nick Maggiulli 3 min read]

Can you really hire a hitman on the dark web?  [3 min read]

A couple of years ago I read ‘Into Thin Air’ – a brilliant, terrifying book. Sadly, in spite of its warnings, it turns out it only made things worse.  [3 min read]

And finally. Crufts 2020 last week featured an agility competition for rescue dogs. Kratu stole the show!  😍  [1:32 video]

Whatever you’re up to this weekend, I hope it’s a good one.  Social events here are being limited as I’m sure they are where you are, so I think it’s going to be a quiet one.