Tim’s Top Links – 10/2/19

There’s A LOT being said about firms like Schwab and TD Ameritrade announcing trade commissions being pushed to $0.

Depending on what you read, you can find discussions for why this will be great for investors and why this will be terrible for traders.  The truth will of course lay somewhere in the middle, but it’s nonetheless fascinating to see how the industry continues to shift.

Here’s what I’ve been reading this morning:

‘Apples and Honey Badger’ – Douglas A. Boneparth – Bone Fide Wealth

  • The impeachment proceedings will undoubtedly push the country further into a “weird” state, but Doug writes about what it might mean for your financial plan.

‘Passive Investing Hasn’t Taken Over the World’ – Barry Ritholtz – Bloomberg

  • If you only looked at the headlines, you’d think passive investing has completely taken over the investing world.  Barry’s here to tell you why that isn’t the case.

‘The Upside of Commission Free Trading’ – Cullen Roche – Pragmatic Capitalism

  • Cullen goes over some of the ups and downs of the new features from discount brokers to offer commission free trades.

‘New Research on Women on Boards’ – Blair duQuesnay – The Belle Curve

  • The number of women on the board of large companies is growing, but still a minority.  Blair explains the benefits we’ve seen from companies with women in positions on the board.

ENJOY!

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