To stay current with all that’s happening in the financial world and beyond, I do quite a bit of reading. Here are a few items I came across this past week I thought were worth sharing.
Index funds are the new kings of Wall Street (Wall Street Journal)
It was a matter of when, not if, index funds would hold more assets than actively managed ones. Even so, they currently still represent a small minority of the entire stock market. The question now is whether they could cause market disruptions as they continue to grow.
You’ve been reading charts wrong. Here’s how a pro does it (Washington Post)
I love charts. They are a great way to easily digest large amounts of data. Unfortunately, as the saying goes “There are lies, damned lies, and statistics.” This piece discusses common ways charts can show misinformation and how we can be smarter about reading them.
What Shamu taught me about a happy marriage (NY Times)
Using dolphin training techniques on your spouse to improve your marriage? For the record I haven’t tried this yet but it’s an interesting idea. It’s a good thing my wife doesn’t read this blog. : )