16 Mar SBV Curated Content | A Weekly Update of Enlightening & Intriguing Information | March 17, 2021
Businesses, Stock Markets & the Economy
One year in four charts (Axios Capital author Felix Salmon)
“The past year of COVID-19 has produced no shortage of spiky charts. Stocks plunged and then promptly rebounded; deaths rose and fell; employment fell and then bounced back to a level about 9 million jobs short of where we were.”
Watch-> Understanding What Drives Bull Markets (Barry Ritholtz)
“I spoke with Tom & Lisa about technology, why Inflation is a not an issue, and why there are grounds for optimism if you have a long-term perspective.”
The Simplest Asset to Hedge Against Inflation (Ben Carlson, CFA)
“Most of the time complex problems such as inflation don’t require complex solutions. Sometimes the best solution is the simplest one.
For most investors that means stocks and short-duration fixed income can get the job done if inflation becomes a problem.”
Tales from the Crypto: How to Think About Bitcoin (Weston Wellington, Dimensional)
Your Finances & other Wealth Management links
F.A.Q. on Stimulus, Unemployment and Tax Rebates (The New York Times)
“President Biden signed the American Rescue Plan on Thursday, enacting a nearly $1.9 trillion pandemic relief package with benefits including another round of stimulus payments, an extension of unemployment benefits and generous tax breaks to low- and moderate-income people.
Here’s some of what you need to know, but there are more FAQ’s if you visit the site:
- How big are the stimulus payments, and who is eligible?
- When will my payment arrive?
- How does the stimulus package affect unemployment payments?
- What does the relief package do about health insurance?
- What is changing about the child and dependent care tax credit?
- How does this change the child tax credit?
- What kind of housing help is coming?
- What student loan changes are included in the stimulus package?”
The Environment & ESG (Environmental, Social & Governance) Investing
- “Cambridge University analysis suggested bitcoin used more energy than Argentina, the BBC reported.”
COVID-19 & Your Health
Visualized: Key Events in the COVID-19 Timeline (Visual Capitalist)
Your Physical & Mental Well-being
You are not the person you were before the pandemic (Fast Company)
Have you, too, by bitten by the sourdough bug? I made my first loaf last weekend and it tasted heavenly. The Clever Carrot is a great resource if you want to up your game on all things sourdough. Have fun and share your pics with us.
Alas, this pic is from her blog, not from my baking. Doesn’t it look delicious?
This Week’s Serendipity
I’ve been a long-time supporter of Sheldrick Trust and the rescue and rehabilitation work they do for orphaned baby elephants. Please visit their site to learn more about their important work, and how you can “adopt” an orphan elephant, rhino or giraffe for yourself, or as a gift.
As orphaned #elephant Bondeni discovers, the piles of earth make for the perfect mattress to enjoy a brief rest after dust bath frolics. This life-loving bull is one little life saved with your support. Find out how we are helping him: https://t.co/6Q2ejArmKc pic.twitter.com/MeBPgP1hAe
— Sheldrick Wildlife (@SheldrickTrust) March 10, 2021