Wednesday Reading List

ICYMI: Looking at Your FAANG Stocks Now – The FAANG stocks were on a tear until some of them weren’t. Looking at why, and more importantly, what to do about it and why you should care even if you don’t own them directly.

Value Is Alive and Well

The idea that value stocks would buoy the index while growth crashes would have seemed far-fetched twelve months ago. But here we are. Value is alive and well.

See also How Long to Give an Investment Strategy – How long to give an investment strategy looks at the right amount of investment patience to have based on the performance history of top managers so you don’t jump ship at the wrong time. It also provides some monitoring points to follow to make sure patience is warranted.

3 Reasons to Invest in Real Assets…And How to Do It (Video)

Real assets have provided a nice risk-return investment trade-off. Over the last year, they have experienced a return trajectory more similar to what you would expect from stocks. At the same time, their volatility experience has been more like what you would expect from bonds. Learn how to invest in them.

Why Does the Stock Market Go Up Over the Long-Term?

In reality, the biggest reason the stock market goes up over time is because the economy grows and corporations earn more money.

40% of bitcoin investors are now underwater, new data shows 

Bitcoin is off nearly 55% from its November peak, and 40% of holders are now underwater on their investments, according to new data from Glassnode.

See also: What Bitcoin Could Be Worth to Fidelity. You’ll Be Surprised.

The strange business of hole-in-one insurance

When golf tournaments promise big cash prizes for holes-in-one, they turn to niche insurers to protect against a stroke of luck.

Recession in China?

The world’s second largest economy and consumer market has likely slipped into a recession, at least by China’s standards, explains Chief Global Investment Strategist Jeffrey Kleintop.

Book Recommendation

Principles for Dealing with the Changing World Order: Why Nations Succeed and Fail by Ray Dalio

From legendary investor Ray Dalio, author of the #1 New York Times bestseller Principles, who has spent half a century studying global economies and markets, Principles for Dealing with the Changing World Order examines history’s most turbulent economic and political periods to reveal why the times ahead will likely be radically different from those we’ve experienced in our lifetimes—and to offer practical advice on how to navigate them well.