Weekend Reading Links 1/27/17

Links 1/27

It’s hard to believe that January is almost over.  I hope you are still on top of your resolutions.  Remember, that if you can make it 30 days, your odds of success goes up dramatically.  Hang in there, and enjoy some weekend reading.

To Start:

Amazon has got something for you Star Trek Fans out there.  The echo can now be addressed as “computer”.


In the investing world:

Goldman Sachs is forecasting Dollar-Euro parity for 2017. Via Bloomberg

Jim Cramer shares a few of my concerns about the nationalistic tendencies of the current administration.  Here are his thoughts on Ford and GM.

This post from the blog Vintage Value, tells you what to keep in mind as you construct your 2017 stock shopping list.  Vintagevalueinvesting.com


Here are some articles which show the flaws in our retirement system:

Charles Schwab has just been sued over fees charged in its 401(k) plans. Get ready because more of this is coming.  Via PIOnline.com

John Bogle identifies some of the weak spots in the retirement industry. Via BusinessInsider.com


To take it even further, Will Oertel, from the CFA Institute, write about how our financial system fails a significant portion of our population.  Cfainstitute.org



If you are getting ready to give a toast, the Toastmasters.org website has some great resources, but this quick video is a great place to start.  Toastmasters.org

Because I’m a fan of shark Tank I’m a sucker for headlines like this from Robert Herjavec’s website “5 Essential Tips for Selling Anything to Anyone”

Oh, and in case you forgot, Bruce Lee is still one of the most electric stars in history.  I played some of the clips from this article for my kids and their jaws dropped.

That’s all for this week.  Please let me know what you think, and if you enjoy these links, please like and share on the socials.  As always, please feel free to reach out if you want to chat.  Email me at Keith@KrakenCaptialWatch.com.  Have a great week!