Best Reads of the Week

Here are a few of the best things we read this week.


Are your market expectations too high?

Probably. Jason Zweig explains why.

There’s another reason so many investors believe in magic: We can’t handle the truth.



Stop looking at your portfolio!

It's hard to do, but ignoring the short-term fluctuations of your portfolio can be good for you in the long term. 

On the other hand, investors that check their portfolios less frequently are more likely to find gains and less likely to make bad decisions stemming from loss aversion.



You are your most valuable asset.

This is an interesting way to think about planning for retirement.




A new way to look at Government Data

Former Microsoft CEO and Los Angeles Clippers owner (and sideline fanatic), Steve Ballmer, has spent the last three years working on a new project called USAFacts. It's an incredible way to look into revenue and spending across all levels of government.