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Investment Must Reads March 2019

05 March 2019

Curated by Steven Braun, Investment Analyst Associate

“Why Do Markets Go Up?” | Ehren Stanhope

Stanhope brings to the forefront a question that I believe is on the forefront of everyone’s mind in this industry. However, he takes it a step further by dissecting the components of long-term growth from a business and an economic standpoint.

“Decisions and Outcomes” | Robert Lockie

The distinction between success and failure is often elusive and can be concealed by the results of the decisions made in the process. Lockie describes several examples where decisions made lead to success, failure, and a mix of the two in some cases.

“The Psychology Behind Smart People Saying Dumb Things” | T. Erik Conley

This piece combines the analysis of a psychologist speaking to the errors that smart people make and how those mistakes translate into the investing world. It is an excellent analysis into problems that can be found in investing and the suggestion on how to identify and approach them.

“Who Owns All the Stocks & Bonds” | Ben Carlson

Carlson does a fantastic job of providing data in a digestible manner, going through why he thinks it is important, and the relevance of what he presents. This piece provides a deeper look into the evolution of ownership distribution in the capital markets including domestic and international ownership of stocks and bonds.

“Where Big Leaps Happen” | Morgan Housel

Housel lays out historical leaps that have occurred in history as well as the big leaps that can and should occur in business in investing. These investment leaps manifest themselves as skills that can be combined to make the leaps reality.

Podcast of the Month


“The Past, Present & Future of Financial Advice” | Patrick O’Shaughnessy & Michael Kitces

Invest Like the Best is a particularly impressive podcast since Patrick O’Shaughnessy approaches the conversations with authentic curiosity and eagerness to learn about the guest’s trade.  Pair this approach with excellent guests and it is hard to stop listening. Michael Kitces and O’Shaughnessy discuss the past, present, and future of financial advice, with Kitces conveying trends that he has seen in the past and how they might unroll in the future.

Book of the Month


Bad Blood: Secrets and Lies in a Silicon Valley Startup | John Carreyrou

“Hyping your product to get funding while concealing your true progress and hoping that reality will eventually catch up to the hype continues to be tolerated in the tech industry.”  – John Carreyrou

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