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Book Review: Where Are The Customers' Yachts by Fred Schwed

Book Review: Where Are The Customers’ Yachts by Fred Schwed

By The Banker | Book Reviews, How Not To Invest, Investing, Personal Finance, Wall Street

Sometimes I procrastinate reading something really important to the point that I want to kick myself. Over the years I’ve seen Where Are The Customer’s Yachts? By Fred Schwed listed on numerous ‘Best Of’ lists of financial books, but only now got around to it in 2016? Ugh, no excuse for me. But don’t think [&hellip

Never Sell! A Disney and Churchill Mashup

Never Sell! A Disney and Churchill Mashup

By The Banker | Blog Posts, How Not To Invest, Investing, Texas, Wall Street

In November I took my five-year-old’s life savings (mostly tooth-fairy money and birthday gifts) and bought her 4 shares in Disney stock via a custodial (UTMA) account. Fellow readers of If You Give a Pig a Pancake will already be familiar with the idea that certain actions lead inevitably to reactions. You see, if you [&hellip

Now How Much Would You Pay? Comparing Fund Costs

Now How Much Would You Pay? Comparing Fund Costs

By The Banker | Blog Posts, How Not To Invest, Investing, Texas, Wall Street

A wise man wrote about investing: “performance may come and go, but costs are forever.”[1] Let’s explore a bit how big these cost difference really become for your investment portfolio. As a starting point, do you already have a sense for whether the cost differences between funds you may own are in the hundreds of [&hellip

Audio Interview Peter Kovac Part 2 - Disruption, IEX, Dark Pools, Blowups

Audio Interview Peter Kovac Part 2 – Disruption, IEX, Dark Pools, Blowups

By The Banker | Audio Posts, Investing, Wall Street

Editors Note: I highly recommend consuming this interview in audio form, by clicking the start box above. So much more interesting! Please see interview Part one with Peter Kovac here, on HFT market making front-running and profitability Part 2 of the interview HERE: Michael:          Hi, my name is Michael, and I used to be a [&hellip

Book Review: The Clash of Generations by Scott Burns and Laurence Kotlikoff

Book Review: The Clash of Generations by Scott Burns and Laurence Kotlikoff

By The Banker | Book Reviews, Taxes, Wall Street

Scott Burns and Laurence J. Kotlikoff wrote The Clash of Generations: Saving Ourselves, Our Kids, and Our Economy, thought-provoking and highly readable financial policy book in 2012, featuring four “purple” policy proposals – “purple” meaning meant to appeal to both red and blue sides of the American political spectrum. In the context of a 2016 Presidential contest [&hellip