SBV Curated Content | A Weekly Update of Enlightening & Intriguing Information | August 18, 2021
Businesses, Stock Markets & the Economy
How Overvalued is the Stock Market Right Now? “Providing some context around U.S. stock market valuations….” (Ben Carlson)
“With interest rates so low and the market at all-time highs, I would almost be more worried if the stock market wasn’t expensive.
But there are good reasons for the overvaluation in the U.S. stock market right now.
This doesn’t mean returns have to stay high, but it also doesn’t guarantee a second-coming of the dot-com crash is inevitable.
Your Finances & other Wealth Management links
Visualizing U.S. Household Debt, by Generation (Visual Capitalist)
“If we have the same assets and I can earn an 8% annual returns, and you can earn 12% annual returns, but I need half as much money to be happy while your lifestyle compounds as fast as your assets, I’m better off than you are. I’m getting more benefit from my investments despite lower returns.”
The Environment & ESG (Environmental, Social & Governance) Investing
Calculate Your Carbon Footprint. “What’s your carbon footprint? Use this interactive calculator to find out—and take action.” (The Nature Conservancy)
Your Physical & Mental Well-being
Can Fruits and Vegetables Boost Brain Health? “Flavonoids, the chemicals that give plant foods their bright colors, may help curb the frustrating forgetfulness and mild confusion of advancing age.” (The New York Times)
Are Delta Symptoms Different? “We asked experts to describe the most prevalent symptoms they’re seeing right now among people with Covid-19.” (The New York Times)
This Week’s Serendipity
Animals Count and Use Zero. How Far Does Their Number Sense Go? “Crows recently demonstrated an understanding of the concept of zero. It’s only the latest evidence of animals’ talents for numerical abstraction — which may still differ from our own grasp of numbers.” (Quanta Magazine)