August 27th is a special day in my heart. This year it marks the return of the pumpkin flavored drinks at Starbucks! Okay, so it’s not THAT big of a deal.
Despite what Suze Orman might have to say, I DO still plan on retiring at some point despite my impending coffee purchase.
Here’s what I’ve been reading this morning:
’25’ – Casey Mullooly – All Things Are One
- After celebrating a birthday last weekend, Casey reflects on what the past year has meant to him. A beneficial practice for anybody on their birthday.
‘Skewed Expectations’ – Nick Maggiulli – Of Dollars and Data
- Nick writes about we should think of stock performance over our own investing time horizons, and how the data gets skewed when the time frame is too large.
‘Calibrating Your Risk Tolerance’ – Michael Batnick – The Irrelevant Investor
- Michael writes about how you can tell if you’re taking too much risk with your investments on days like last Friday. If you wanted to jump and make changes, you might want to re-think your tolerance.
‘Structured Notes: The Exploitation of Retail Investors’ – Larry Swedroe – Alpha Architect
- Larry likens the structured investment products said to improve market returns while reducing risk to fairy tales told children.