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Preferred Stock: This Crazy Market Warps Another Asset - by Jason Zweig (LINK)
In investing as in life, popularity has its price.
Investors in preferred stocks may learn that lesson before long. With stocks hitting record highs in lockstep this week and bonds providing income you can’t find without a microscope, preferred stocks have been one of the trendiest investments around. But this market shows some signs of overheating.Negative Rates for the People Arrive as German Bank Gives In [H/T Matt] (LINK)
When the European Central Bank introduced a negative interest rate on lenders’ deposits two years ago, few thought things would ever go this far.
William Green talks to The Successful Pitch podcast (LINK)This week, a German cooperative savings bank in the Bavarian village of Gmund am Tegernsee -- population 5,767 -- said it’ll start charging retail customers to hold their cash. From September, for savings in excess of 100,000 euros ($111,710), the community’s Raiffeisen bank will take back 0.4 percent. That’s a direct pass through of the current level of the ECB’s negative deposit rate.
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The Most Intolerant Wins: The Dictatorship of the Small Minority - by Nassim Nicholas Taleb (LINK)
The 10,000 Kidnapped Boys of Boko Haram (LINK)
The militant group has forced thousands to become child jihadists. As many escape, Nigeria wonders what to do with them.Why Are Bananas So Cheap? (LINK)
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Beginners Guide to Stoicism (LINK)
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