Reading List for May 14-16
The delayed tax deadline is Monday. So let’s start this week’s list with one on Taxes.
- 5 tax tasks to take care of by May 17 (Don't Mess With Taxes)
- Here are several articles discussing the Consumer Price Index jump in April.
- CNBC covers the basics and the NYT (I highly recommend reading anything by Jeanna Smialek) provides a bit more analysis.
- The WSJ discusses Fed Governor Waller’s comments on the number, and also discusses which components of the CPI may not be just a temporary thing. Greg Ip ,another journalist I recommend reading, does an excellent job breaking it down.
- Cleveland Fed President Loretta Mester's appraisal of the situation can be found on Bloomberg.
- Neil Irwin’s Upshot article also discusses inflation. (NYT-Upshot)
- Weekly jobless claims drop again to under 500,000 last week. (ABC)
- The demand for lower-wage workers is soaring. Amazon will add 75,000 jobs. Read how companies are wooing workers back with higher wages and signing bonuses. (Morningstar)
- We have heard of socially responsible investing (and funds). How about faith-based investing? (NYT)
- If you want a longer read on Robinhood, try this New Yorker article.
Cryptocurrency and Beyond
- What happened when Elon Musk figured out the impact of BitCoin on the environment and changed his mind about accepting it as payment for a new Model S? (NYT)
- Have you heard of “De-Fi” Decentralized Finance? Investopedia will bring you up to speed.
- Who is eligible for the government subsidy for broadband? (CNBC)