This year has been a rocky one for the global financial markets. Commodities have been crushed, Bonds and currencies have been volatile, and the equities have been uncertain – trading in a wide range.
And to top it all off, the markets received news of the first Fed rate hike since 2006. What a year.
Below is a short reading list for investors that includes 9 quality reads – each of which came across my desk this past week. Browse the list and read what you find of interest.
2. This next post is something I’ll come back to when discussing my thoughts on big themes in 2016:
BLS: The Unemployment Rate Fell in 27 States in November ~ Calculated Risk
3. Robo-advisors: the downside ~ USA Today
4. The next article is a few weeks old, but it’s a must read regardless if you are dependent on a current/future pension or not:
Investing in a World of Low Yields – Many Unhappy Returns ~ The Economist (registration required)
5. On the economics of sport – based on recent player contracts, maybe it still is America’s pastime:
6. I saw this tweet by @jonsticha show up in my Twitter feed Friday:
Thus far, self-driving cars have a crash rate double that of those with human drivers
— Jon Sticha (@jonsticha) December 18, 2015
It reminded me of this article from The Atlantic: If a Self-Driving Car Gets in an Accident, Who—or What—Is Liable?
8. The Year in Search – 2015 ~ Google Search
9. And finally, on a week where the Federal Reserve demand much of the investing world’s attention, here’s a truly original thesis:
Avoid Firms with CFOs that Golf All the Time ~ Alpha Architect
Check out my blog. I try to compile a quality reading list for investors each week with relevant news and insights on the markets.
Thanks for reading and have a great week.