Well, I've said this before, but this time it's more true than last. This is the bumperest of the bumper Zude's Top 4 ever, with over 50 links for you to feast your eyes on.
It's split into five sections:
1. FIRE, focussing on investing.
2. FIRE, focussing on self-improvement.
5. Bonus posts (the gems are often found in this section, anything that doesn't fit in to the other themes of the newsletter but nonetheless I find interesting).
So settle back and enjoy yourself this evening or whenever you get a chance to read/listen/watch this weekend.
For instance, this one, which touches on direct/custom indexing, is the best pithy explanation I've read to-date. I'm sure this trend will divide the FIRE community in coming years, with some arguing, like the author, that it's a a sign that index investing has won the argument, while others opine that it's nothing short of active management. Some even call custom indexing a tidal wave.
I should have named this the predictions section (a dangerous game). But a game we all like to play.
As does The Investor for his brilliant Weekend Reading newsletter, from which I nicked this excellent piece.
A personal story of a quant who runs a multi-factor fund. He's been waiting for his beloved value factor to pay off for donkey's years and as soon as it does, the other factors conspire to nix the overall fund's investment performance. Superb, from the heart. Stick with it!
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