Wednesday Reading List

ICYMI: Best Presidential Biographies

This year for Presidents’ Day my colleague and I wanted to share a detailed list of recommendations for the best biography to read on each president, including some clunkers to avoid.

Presidential Biographies

Geopolitical Risk Update: Russia-Ukraine

A Chief Global Investment Strategist gives you his thoughts about Ukraine and your portfolio.

5 Financial Strategies for Savvy Single Women

Our team’s latest HER Heritage post shares five finance building tips.

Everything You Should Do Before Interest Rates Go Up

Borrowing money is about to become more expensive.

See also Should You Pay Off Debt Now?

After The Fact

You can’t measure the benefit of exercise just by tracking how much you work out. It’s the gap between your workout and avoiding offsetting its benefits after the fact that makes all the difference. And isn’t building wealth the same?

See Also: Investing is as Easy as Losing Weight

Value Stocks Like Higher Inflation

Inflation has been good to value stocks. Do value stocks need inflation to outperform?

Does China think long-term while America thinks short-term?

Busting that myth that Chinese leaders are more careful planners and long-term thinkers than American leaders.


GMO’s latest quarterly newsletter talks about some wrong decisions that investors and investment committees will be tempted to make at this time. In each case, there is both a specific mistake that they are seeing investors make currently and a more generalized type of error that serves as an example of that mistake.

Sandy Hook families reach historic $73M settlement with gunmaker Remington

The settlement with the maker of the rifle used in the 2012 elementary school massacre marked the first time a gun manufacturer faced potential liability in a U.S. mass shooting.

Masks can work—even if you’re the only one wearing them

No one around me is wearing a mask. Will wearing one protect me?

Podcast Recommendation

What American Media Is Getting Wrong About Canada’s Big Protests

What if I told you that the anti-vaccination trucker protests in Canada weren’t principally about vaccines or truckers (or even Canada)? The Atlantic’s David Frum joins to set us straight about what’s going on in Ottawa and the memeification of protest politics.

Book Recommendation

Furious Hours: Murder, Fraud, and the Last Trial of Harper Lee by Casey Cep

This “superbly written true-crime story” (The New York Times Book Review) masterfully brings together the tales of a serial killer in 1970s Alabama and of Harper Lee, the beloved author of To Kill a Mockingbird, who tried to write his story.