I’m back with links to a few articles that caught our attention over the past few weeks:
First, this article from The New York Times provides a good list of mistakes to avoid when investing. While we might quibble with the details of a few of these points – for example, certain styles of active management do have the potential to outperform the market over the long term – the list is an excellent guide for investors. My personal favorite is point #6.
The second article I want to share comes from The Wall Street Journal via Yahoo! Finance. This piece reviews upcoming changes to the tax codes and suggests actions that individuals can take to help minimize the impact on their tax bills.
Finally, following up on our post on the potential bubble in the bond market, we liked this column by Roger Lowenstein in The New York Times, which ends with the following:
Most of the people buying bond funds do not use a calculator in making investment decisions. They are captives, understandably, of their experience. But gloom and doom also has its price. It would be a sad twist if people were to mirror their recent excessive risk-taking with excessive caution now.