SBV Curated Content | A Weekly Update of Enlightening & Intriguing Information | February 2, 2022

Businesses, Stock Markets & the Economy

  • “Lesson 1: Valuations cannot be used to time markets.”
  • “Lesson 2: Active management is a loser’s game.”
  • “Lesson 3: Don’t make the mistake of recency; last year’s winners are just as likely to be this year’s dogs.”
  • “Lesson 4: Gold is not an inflation hedge over your investment horizon.”
  • “Lesson 5: The investment world isn’t flat, and the diversification of risky assets is as important as ever.”


  • “Lesson 6: Hedge funds are not investment vehicles; they are compensation schemes.”
  • “Lesson 7: The correlation of returns of stocks and bonds is time varying.”
  • “Lesson 8: Don’t let your political views influence your investment decisions.”
  • “Lesson 9: Diversification is always working; sometimes you like the results and sometimes you don’t.”
  • “Lesson 10: The strategy to sell in May and go away is a myth.”

Your Finances & other Wealth Management links

A Former Hacker’s Guide to Boosting Your Online Security. “More stolen personal data is available online than ever before. A man who once ran a website that prosecutors called the Amazon of stolen identity information offers his tips on the best ways to protect your data.” (

Every purchase must be paid for twice, first in dollars, second in time. (

The Environment & ESG (Environmental, Social & Governance) Investing

Your gas stove is always polluting, even when it’s turned off (

Discarded 1990s Energy Invention Makes a Comeback “Once deemed too expensive, triple-pane windows could help reduce emissions by improving energy efficiency.” (Scientific American)

Your Physical & Mental Well-being

On Building Resilience. “Resilience is an underrated superpower and it is something we can develop.” (

Can Medieval Sleeping Habits Fix America’s Insomnia? “The history of “first sleep” and “second sleep” holds surprising lessons about preindustrial life, 21st-century anxiety, and the problem with digging for utopia in the past.” (The Atlantic)

This Week’s Serendipity

Visualizing the $94 Trillion World Economy in One Chart (Visual Capitalist)

Source: Visual Capitalist

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