Wednesday Reading List

ICYMI: Learning from the Best This Week – I was fortunate to attend a summit of top advisors, investors, and economists this week and here are the main takeaways about markets, the Fed, how to invest today, upcoming elections, the likelihood of tax increases and so much more.

When Headlines Worry You, Bank on Investment Principles

While every investor’s plan is a bit different, ignoring headlines and focusing on the following time-tested principles may help you avoid making shortsighted missteps.

‘We Never Thought a Bank So Successful Could Collapse So Fast’

The inside story from the Wall Street Journal on how Silicon Valley Bank’s demise came about, partly as a result of its strength and close ties to the tech industry.

Weekly Market Commentary BlackRock Investment Institute

The BlackRock team explains how they’d handle the financial cracks starting to show. The biggest risk to following this outlook is reinvestment risk, something I asked their Chief Investment Officer of Fixed Income about last week. His answer: he wants to push out further on the yield curve when he can and acknowledges these short-term yields won’t be around forever.

Ten Ways To Deflect Market Fear Merchants

The most significant impediment to building wealth is being spooked out of the market. Investor self-defense needs to be centered around counterpunching The Fear Merchants.

Home Prices Fell in February for First Time in 11 Years

The first year-over-year drop in home prices in more than a decade and a dip in mortgage rates snapped a yearlong streak of declining monthly home sales.

See also: Gen Z is coming for the housing market

What You Can Learn From Your Tax Return

Scrutinizing your tax documents can help you improve your financial and investment plan.

Another One Bites the Dust: Banking Saga Continues

The latest from Liz Ann Sonders: The banking crisis has sparked immense focus on financial stability; with an attendant tightening in credit conditions, the risk of a formal recession has risen notably.

How fake sugars sneak into foods and disrupt metabolic health

Artificial sweeteners and other sugar substitutes sweeten foods without extra calories. But studies show the ingredients can affect gut and heart health.

Jaylen Brown Is Trying to Find a Balance

The Celtics star wants to be known for more than just basketball, even as he tries to help Boston to a repeat NBA Finals bid. But recent missteps, largely stemming from his affiliation with Kyrie Irving and Ye, have shown just how difficult that may be.

Book Recommendation

Hunting Eichmann: How a Band of Survivors and a Young Spy Agency Chased Down the World’s Most Notorious Nazi by Neal Bascomb

New York Times best-selling author Neal Bascomb’s Hunting Eichmann is the first complete narrative of the pursuit and capture of SS Nazi officer and Holocaust architect Adolf Eichmann.