Wednesday Reading List

Stuff worth sharing from the past week

Box of Letters: What Shape Will the Recession/Recovery Take? by Liz Ann Sonders

Charles Schwab’s Chief Investment Strategist with an insightful look at what an economic recovery could look like.

3 Charts That Show Why Investors Should Stay the Course Throughout Market Turmoil by Tom Lauricella

3 great charts and a quick read to help put this market into perspective. For more investment thoughts, see 3 Things Investors Should Know Now.

America’s Devastating First Plague and the Birth of Epidemiology by Joshua Kendall

A yellow fever attack in the late 1790’s and the first epidemiological survey are the focus of this article.

Maybe the Coronavirus Didn’t End the Bull Market by Barry Ritholtz

“We should expect sell-offs, sometimes even of shocking magnitude, in the midst of long-term secular bull markets.”

Crises always spawn stories of people who saw it coming or came close. Here are two interesting ones:

These ‘disease hunters’ developed a novel technique for tracking pandemics after 9/11, but lost funding right before COVID-19 by Christina Farr

George W. Bush in 2005: ‘If we wait for a pandemic to appear, it will be too late to prepare’ by Matthew Most

Thank goodness for Bill and Melinda Gates. Great interview from this past Sunday with Bill Gates.

Will Coronavirus Cause a Suburban Exodus? by Sofia Rivera

Thought-provoking perspective on the real estate market and if there will be a flight to the suburbs for more land by city residents.

A Florida county is reminding people to maintain a distance of at least one alligator between each other by Alaa Elassar

Netflix Recommendation

Inside Bill’s Brain: Decoding Bill Gates

When you’re done watching Tiger King, this is a great three-part documentary about Bill Gates and the work the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation are doing now. It explains why he has the confidence of so many these days.

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