First of all, make sure you catch up with any Vintage Value Investing articles you might have missed this week!

What I’m reading this long weekend.



  • Valentine’s Day: Sex, Candy and Spending by the Numbers (The Fiscal Times)
  • Valentine’s Day Financial Facts You May Not Know (The Street)
  • Would a dating app just for economists work? (The Economist)
  • Oil Is the Cheap Date From Hell (Bloomberg Business)
  • What’s Going On in the Markets? 5 Theories to Explain the Chaos (WSJ)
  • As Economy Suffers, Economic Theory Flourishes (WSJ)
  • Uh Oh, Bad Things Are Happening (Gawker)
  • ‘Doom Loop’ Fears Cast Pall Over Bank Shares (WSJ)
  • Stocks for the Long Run? Not So Far This Century (WSJ)
  • Does Ethical-Based Investing Impact Returns? (
  • CIO Tim Buckley on investing the Vanguard way (Vanguard)
  • Fees on Market Indices Tumble Toward Zero (The Big Picture)
  • Chasing Hot Returns in ‘Smart-Beta’ Funds Can Be a Dumb Idea (WSJ | The Intelligent Investor)
  • Lehman Brothers Still With Us in Spirits, via Scotch Whisky (WSJ)
  • Physicists Are Freaking Out About Gravitational Waves and You Should Too (Gizmodo)
  • OK Go – Upside Down & Inside Out Music Video: