Is it the rainy season yet or what?
Golden Week is over and it's a long way until the next decent holiday in the summer. Only one thing for it: reading random stuff on the internet ;)
Last week we finally got The RetireJapan Guide to NISA formatted. It's looking pretty good now, and is still 1,000 yen until the end of this month. If you've been thinking about getting a copy or recommending it to a friend or colleague please do so before the price goes up on June 1st.
On to this week's links:
Have mixed feelings about this one: Japan is struggling to deal with the foreign tourism boom.
A down-to-earth millionaire interview.
Completely agree: Japan must abolish mandatory retirement.
It's the things you don't see coming (the black swans) that sink you: nobody planned this, nobody expected it.
Ben Carlson on investment advisors: bad advice can be expensive.
Twitter thread on investing by Jim OShaughnessy: some things I think I know and some things I don't know.
Will AI be helpful or destructive: the sunny and the dark side of AI.
Interesting thoughts on what makes for successful stocks (but they don't mention valuation): if Collaborative Fund invested in public stocks.
JL Collins gave a talk at Google on personal finance and investing.
Hospital food around the world in pictures, but it all looks suspiciously good.
Computer says no... : should I time the market?
Some predictions about emerging markets (from people that run an EM fund): emerging market 2018 outlook.
Really interesting article about people's spending in retirement: the myth of outliving your retirement savings.
Fairly common, but a good reminder: regrets of the dying.
Why financial rules of thumb might not be a good fit for everyone: all thumbs.
Anything in there you enjoyed?