Where has the year gone? It’s hard to believe 2013 is almost over and Christmas is just around the corner. It only seems like yesterday that I was enjoying the hot August summer weather.
I’ve been at work with solid shifts since November, and I’ll be working through the holidays. While most people want to have the Christmas season off to spend time with their families, I’m more than happy to pick up the extra hours during the holidays. That means some serious overtime including Christmas, Boxing Day, and New Years! That will provide some extra cash to invest or expand into my online web empire in 2014. A nice break and time with my folks is planned for January! 🙂
In Case You Missed It
If you think the stock market is in a bubble, be sure to read the Ninja’s previous post, Is the Stock Market in a Bubble? Ben clarifies the differences between bubbles and overvalued markets, and from a technical point of view why we are not in a stock bubble. What Ben does point out however, is that markets are indeed ripe for a correction.
The Weekly Lineup
Here are some great reads from around the web this week:
First off, birthday wishes go out to fellow Vancouver blogger Jessica, at Mo’ Money Mo’ Houses, who is celebrating her second year blogging anniversary.
Of note, after a long hiatus MoneyCone is back! His blog has been one of my favorites. Here is a must-read post with 10 questions you must ask to stay on top of your portfolio.
Here is yet another call to tune out the noise, and switch off the business news! Staff writer Ben Carlson, has a must read post on his blog this week. Be sure to read Investing in Stocks is Never Easy.
Home bias is an incredible powerful influence, and investors generally prefer to invest in their local economies. Retire Before Dad has an in-depth post on the pros and cons of the investing adage “buy what you know.” Check out his post on Whole Foods in, Buy Stocks Like You Buy Your Cantaloupes.
Looking to buy foreign stocks directly instead of an ETF? What about the UK? Roadmap 2 Retire has an excellent post this week on 10 British Stocks to Consider. Not all stocks listed in this article are domestic British stocks, but the yields are much better than what U.S. investors are accustomed to.
Have a nice weekend everyone! 😉