SBV Curated Content | A Weekly Update of Enlightening & Intriguing Information | November 10, 2021

Businesses, Stock Markets & the Economy

Inflation vs. Stock Market Returns. Does high inflation mean low stock market returns?…(Ben Carlson)

“I’m not going to pretend to know what comes next when it comes to price levels in the economy. Your guess is as good as mine.

But if inflation is higher going forward than it had been in the recent past it’s not automatically a death sentence for the stock market.”

After all that drama, lumber price are up 6% year-over-year. (calculatedriskblog.com)

Your Finances & other Wealth Management links

Things That Will Never Change For Young Investors (Ben Carlson)

  • Risk and reward are attached at the hip
  • Markets are not always going to be easy
  • Down markets are a good thing for young people
  • Saving is your best investment

 

Many Americans Are Overpaying for Their Car Loans. “Consumers with good credit are being put in subprime loans, a CR investigation found, and many are paying more than they can afford, putting them at risk of default.” (Consumer Reports)

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

The Latest in Airport Jobs: Beekeeper. Beehives create green spaces where you’d least expect them. (Air & Space)

Substantially More Monarch Butterflies Have Arrived in California to Overwinter Bringing Hope For Species (Good News Network)

“Western monarchs continue to lack the legal protection that would usher in resources to help recover the population, but there are many things that can be done to improve their chances.

The Xerces Society and partners work to ensure there are plenty of floral resources. They encourage Californians to plant nectar species, especially flowers that bloom in the early spring (February–April) but also in the fall (September–October)—especially native plant species, but particularly native milkweed. Xerces provides more details here.” (Note from Sheri – We added more native plants to our gardens the past few years and saw a great many more monarchs in Morristown, NJ this fall. You can see my monarch pics on Instagram here).

Your Physical & Mental Well-being

Well’s Guide for Getting Through the Holidays. “We’ve got guidance for lowering risk and coping with unvaccinated relatives.” (The New York Times). Also, How to Host Thanksgiving With Unvaccinated Friends and Family. (The New York Times).

This Week’s Serendipity  

Watch the interview, then read his book: Author James Rebanks on new book “Pastoral Song” and farming today (CBS Saturday Morning, on YouTube)

“Best-selling author James Rebanks has been called England’s most famous farmer. His latest book, “Pastoral Song,” is a love story dedicated to the land his family has farmed for generations. It’s also the story of how he is discovering a path to sustain that land and a way of life that millions of farmers worldwide know and love. Jeff Glor has the details.” (Note from Sheri –I enjoyed this book immensely.)

Sheri Iannetta Cupo
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