Javier Arias Gonzalez

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MoviePass has disrupted the movie business, but will it win?

<b>If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is.</b><p>Critics of an American service called MoviePass have been quick to point to this old adage, and for …

MoviePass

You’re Faster with Friends, Even Uphill

Over the last five years, a succession of supremely talented super-domestiques—Richie Porte, Wout Poels, Geraint Thomas, Mikel Landa, Michal Kwiatkowski—have shepherded Team Sky’s Chris Froome to four Tour de France victories. These riders stick with the leader at all times, sheltering him from the …

36 Obvious Investment Truths

I saw the following headline on CNBC last week: This was the first response that popped into my head, as shared on Twitter: If you're worried about …

Investing

Brexit: a negotiator’s observations

Over the course of my EU career I have negotiated many things, from trade quotas to international treaties. Here are a few comments and observations …

Why Winners Keep Winning

On Cumulative Advantage and How to Think About LuckPhoto: PxHereIn the late 1970s the view in the publishing world was that an author should never …

When Intelligence Fails Miserably

In 2001, Enron was the 7th largest company by revenue (close to $50 billion) before declaring the largest bankruptcy in the U.S. (at that time). …

The Ultimate (Evidence-Based) Guide to Recovery

So you want to recover more quickly after your workout, using the latest backed-by-science approach? Great news! According to a new meta-analysis of post-exercise recovery techniques, there are 1,693 studies evaluating the efficacy of various approaches. The problem, unfortunately, is that most of …

Assume every investment can fail you

I assume every investment I make could leave me with nothing.I <b>don’t expect</b> it – in the case of cash and UK gilts I think it’s extremely unlikely – …

Sports supplements can be useful, but should be approached with caution

As a track runner at McGill University, I got my big break thanks to a performance-boosting supplement.<p>One of my teammates was taking prerace hits of sodium bicarbonate, but he overdid it and had to withdraw from the 4 x 800-metre relay thanks to a bout of baking soda-induced explosive diarrhea. I …

Annuities: What’s so bad about a guaranteed income for life?

<i>This guest post is by Mark Meldon, an independent financial advisor (and Monevator reader!) who we’ve noticed talking a lot of sense over the …

Training Makes Runners More Efficient, but Not Cyclists

There’s a striking parallel between two of the most famous case studies ever published about elite endurance athletes.<p>In 2005, University of Texas physiologist Edward Coyle published a longitudinal study that tracked Lance Armstrong’s lab data over a seven-year period. The title of the article …

How Buffer Grew Their YouTube Channel by 59% in 30 Days (Step-By-Step Case Study)

Today you’re going to see how Buffer grew their YouTube channel by 59%.(In 30 days)<b>The best part?</b>They didn’t need to publish a thousand videos to do …

Trading One Risk For Another

I was in Chicago last week visiting our new office (awesome location in the West Loop). I was there with Barry Ritholtz and Kris Venne meeting …

Carlson: Misconceptions About Individual Bonds vs. Bond Funds

Ben Carlson is Director of Institutional Asset Management at RWM. His explanation of the differences between bonds and bond funds is required reading …

How can dockless bike and scooter companies make money?

In just a matter of a few months, hundreds of dockless bicycles and scooters have appeared on the streets and sidewalks of San Diego.<p>Some have …

San Diego

Trade talk tips for Brexit Britain | Financial Times

Britain is gearing up for historic trade talks with the EU, in the wake of the deal on transition arrangements and progress on divorce talks.<p>In one …

Great Britain

How To Build Better Cycling Intervals

Whoever said "slow and steady wins the race" obviously never raced a bike. So what's the best way to achieve this? Interval training. Training with …

Polarized Training And Stephen Seiler

<b>Toolbox:</b> Sweet spot training is almost a mantra within cycling, whose proponents love the ability to do a lot of work closely under threshold, …

Control the Negotiation Before It Begins

Countless books and articles offer advice that can help deal makers avoid missteps at the bargaining table. But some of the costliest mistakes take place before negotiators even sit down to discuss the substance of the deal. That’s because people fall prey to a seemingly reasonable—but ultimately …

Management

There is no such thing as “the” blockchain.

How do you quadruple your stock price without lifting a finger? In December 2017, the Long Island Ice Tea Corp. found an answer: Add the word</i> …

Blockchain

Why a total world equity index tracker is the only index fund you need

<i>Making the case for world equity index trackers is former hedge fund manager turned author Lars Kroijer, an occasional contributor to Monevator. His</i> …

Landis/Kimmage

The Transcript<p><i>Paul Kimmage interviewed Floyd Landis a few days before Thanksgiving of ’10. Their 7 hour conversation was distilled into Kimmage’s</i> …

Cycling

A Rediscovered Masterpiece by Benjamin Graham

Posted by jasonzweig on Mar 31, 2015 in Blog, Featured, Posts |<p>By Jason Zweig | March 31, 2015 10 p.m. ET<p>Here is the speech Benjamin Graham gave in …

Diversification overrated? Not a chance!

Posted by jasonzweig on Sep 14, 2017 in Articles & Advice, Blog, Featured, Posts |<p>By Jason Zweig | Sept. 14, 2017 9:20 p.m. ET<p><b>Image credit: “Egg</b> …

Investing

The Year in Fitness: Exercise, Add Intensity, Live to See Another Year

The overarching message of this year’s exercise-related science was that physical activity, in almost any form and amount, changes the arc of our lives.<p>But much of this research also hinted that there may be something unique about pushing yourself at least a little extra that alters and ramps up …

When Do You Sell?

The Most Challenging Question in InvestingBefore you buy your next investment, consider the following question:When do you sell?The question seems …

Fundamental challenges with public blockchains

There’s no question that blockchain technology has enormous potential.<p>Decentralized exchanges, prediction markets, and asset management platforms are …

Blockchain

What shoppers really want from personalized marketing

What customers want and what businesses think they want are often two different things. Here’s what customers are looking for.<p><b>Anyone who has gotten</b> …

Mobile financial services in Africa: Winning the battle for the customer

To compete in Africa’s diverse mobile money markets, banks must offer distinctive mobile and digital services not only in payments and deposits, but …

Banking