cartoon-golfer-008Some things I’m reading this afternoon:

  • Stocks offer protection amid rising rates (PragCap)
  • Investing 2014: the smart money is betting on Europe (FiscalTimes)
  • U.S. stocks cheap on 12 of 15 historical valuation measures (TRB)
  • Stronger than expected retail sales (Bespoke)
  • Worst year in history for bond funds (CNNmoney)
  • Feeble construction hiring is a stubborn drag on growth (NYT)
  • Love Actually: the most divisive film of all time? (SaltLakeTribune)
  • 50 best things to do in Chicago this winter (TimeOutChicago)