Wednesday Reading List

ICYMI: The Easiest Way to Increase Your Investment Returns – A simple adjustment could increase your returns by almost 1% per year. That adjustment, and how to make it depending on your situation, are outlined here.


Our team’s latest look at some potential planning opportunities given the possibility of higher taxes and more spending.

Are My Taxes Going Up: Part II by Heritage Financial

A stock market at all-time highs always resurrects the age-old investment question, should I dollar-cost-average into this market or not?

Here’s why lump-sum investing is a better option than dollar-cost averaging by Sarah O’Brien

Where does the market go from here? Ed Yardeni shares his thoughts.

Stock Prices Are Poised to Keep Rising, Says Longtime Bull. Here’s Why. by Leslie Norton

The Fed has an easy monetary policy right now as I’ve written about in Why to Watch (and not fight) the Fed. At some point that policy will change, starting with tapering bond purchases.

There’s growing support within the Fed to announce the tapering of bond purchases in September by Steve Liesman

Fed Tapering: Will it Be Different This Time? by Kathy Jones and Christina Shaffer

Regular readers know that I’ve been writing and sharing a lot about inflation lately (most recently, Worrying About Inflation Today). The GMO team has part 1 of a two-part white paper out that is worth the long read.

PART 1: INFLATION – TALL TALES AND TRUE CAUSES – Much Ado about Nothing by James Montier and Philip Pilkington

“The narrow home’s quirky history involves a spat between two brothers in the 1800s.”

Famous ‘Skinny House’ in Boston is for sale for $1.2 million — see inside by Rheana Murray

Book Recommendation

Influence, New and Expanded: The Psychology of Persuasion by Robert B Cialdini

The foundational and wildly popular go-to resource for influence and persuasion—a renowned international bestseller, with over 5 million copies sold—now revised adding: new research, new insights, new examples, and online applications.

Looking for more recommendations? Check out the Summer Reading List.