Welcome to the inaugural curated collection of the best reads on the web. In this daily column, I will bring you the articles that has my attention today. Many of these will be related to investing and value investing, some will also include other finance and business topics. There may occasionally be something completely different, likely thought provoking.
Please visit these articles and give them your love. Share in the comments if there is something else you found today that you want to share.
Do Presidents Matter?
Surely they do, otherwise so much of the public discourse will not be devoted to every tweet and tantrum of the guy in the high office.
The Demonic Market
Zenolytics believes that the market volatility last week should be bought.
As a value investor, I would be cautious when the markets are frothy. But it is important to read other view points.
The Disappearing Commissions
Josh Brown has something to say.
It appears that Fidelity is keeping the commissions for now. After the zero-fee index funds launch last year, I would have expected them to be at the fore-front of the commission-free trading revolution.
Dividends and Your Portfolio
As a value investor, for many years I have stayed agnostic to dividends. I like them, yes, and they are great signals of financial strength, but beyond that I prefer capital gains over dividends.
However, dividends can be a great compounding machine.
Here is College Investor explaining how dividend growth investing works
This is all for today. Stay tuned for the next installment tomorrow.