The Weekend Starts Here...

The Weekend Starts Here...

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“I won’t pretend that in this frightening time all anxiety will be banished by clarifying a to-do list. It won’t. But you may be surprised at how much mental energy the process saves.” For peace of mind in the pandemic, let go of impossible To Do lists  [3 min read]

“Diversification can make you feel like you’re running uphill with a weighted vest on during a bull market.”
It’s only during a bear market that you realize its importance as a form of risk management. [Ben Carlson 3 min read]

If you’ve ever attended any kind of meeting, this next piece is going to strike a chord. Why We Focus on Trivial Things: The Bikeshed Effect [Shane Parrish 3 min read]

On Monday evening, my phone buzzed with a BBC News notification – the price of oil had just dropped below zero. I think this is one of the most inconceivable, mind-blowing effects of this pandemic so far. How on earth does the price of oil go negative?  Here’s a pretty good explanation [Infographic]

Why Aren’t Stocks Down More? [Michael Batnick 2 min read]

“What was a tragic but expected part of life 100 years ago is now a tragic and inconceivable part of life in 2020.” What’s Different This Time [Morgan Housel 3 min read]

Countries around the world are reporting the positive impact that lockdown has had on their wildlife and environment. These photos of Delhi before and after lockdown are incredible. You have to wonder whether people will be prepared to accept things going back to the way they were once this is all over [3 min read]

How Malaria Detecting Dogs Could Help Battle Coronavirus  [via Barry Ritholtz 2:48 video]

What Lessons Should Investors Learn from the Coronavirus Bear Market? (Part One) [Joe Wiggins 4 min read]

Venture capitalist Andreessen Horowitz wrote a price this week which has lit up the internet. Whether you agree with him or not, it’s a thought-provoking piece.  [4 min read]

“You have been diligently working, saving and investing for retirement. You put in 40–60 hours per week for almost 50 years. At long last, you get to kick back, play bridge, golf, fish, whatever pastimes you enjoy. You no longer have to punch the clock or answer to The Man. A retirement of leisure is your reward for a lifetime of labor. Then the pandemic hit.”  I Just Retired, Then All THIS happened…WTF Do I Do Now?  [Barry Ritholtz 3 min read]