timNow we’re back to our regularly scheduled February weather here in New Jersey of below freezing temperatures.  On the plus side, pitchers and catchers report to Spring Training in just a few days!  The market continues to move sideways to (slightly) up over the first month plus of the year, despite what seems to be a crazy time if you strictly read headlines.  The VIX has been very low recently, which is contrary to what some people might think.

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

‘The Elderly, Cognitive Decline and Banking’ – The Economist

‘Turns Out The ‘Smart Money’ Isn’t’ – Larry Swedroe – ETF.com

‘How Retirement Plans Changed How We Own Stocks’ – Lawrence Hamtil – Fortune Financial

‘Green, Yellow, Red: What Signals Investors’ – Adventur.es

‘2 Years Into NBA, Porzingis Learning Ropes As Knicks Fall Apart’ – Scott Davis – Business Insider