With Thanksgiving just about a week away, we’re entering the phase of the year where every year I start to reflect back on what happened. It doesn’t need repeating how wild 2020 was, but I think this year in particular will be really interesting to reflect back on all the GOOD that happened in your life. Sure we can focus on a lot of the crazy, bad things that happened – but I’m sure a lot of good happened for you too.
Here’s what I’ve been reading this morning:
‘Should Index Fund Investors Care About Tesla Getting Added to the S&P 500?’ – Ben Carlson – A Wealth of Common Sense
- After a historic first 11 months of 2020, the S&P 500 has announced that Tesla will be joining the index. Some investors are excited. Some are worried. Some are both. Ben writes about what this means for index investors.
‘Managing Stocks & Bonds During a Low Yield Era’ – Barry Ritholtz – The Big Picture
- During a crazy stretch for markets, it’s easy to see why investors have been focusing on equities. Barry shifts the conversation back to the fixed income portion of your portfolio in his latest post. He offers 3 scenarios for managing bonds in a low yield environment.
‘Can You Have Too Much of a Good Thing?’ – Andrew Thrasher
- Looking at the 200-day MA of the market, Andrew asks the question if it’s possible to have TOO many stocks supporting the market at once? He looks at the high number of stocks above the moving average, and what that could mean moving forward.
‘Not Your Job’ – Robin Powell – Humble Dollar
- The media portrays stock picking as a heroic endeavor and we should all aim to beat the market in battle. However, Robin writes about why that is a myth and 3 things that it’s not the investors job to do.