Thursday, September 30, 2010

Stock Carnival Ecstasy - September 30, 2010

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Welcome to the September 30, 2010 edition of Stock Carnival Ecstasy.We have another great set of articles on financial planning and stock investing. To start with, Mike Piper illustrates how to Deduct an IRA Loss (Roth or Traditional) . Praveen Bought General Dynamics (GD) Today and has the reasons behind the trade. Darwin gives us the The 7 Deadly Sins of ETF Investing. Guard yourself from also making these common investing missteps. Finally we have an article on Investing In Canadian Natural Resources by Arjun Rudra. Hope you enjoy the material, bookmark, share, stumble, tweet, and come back next time.

Bruce presents Government unemployment mortgage assistance posted at Government Mortgage Help, saying, "If one has lost their income during the recession and do not wish to lose their house as well, there are government unemployment mortgage assistance programs that can help."

Joseph Morris presents The 50 Best City Manager Blogs, Sites, and More posted at Masters In Public Administration, saying, "A city manager is often charged with managing the city’s budget, various offices, and a ton of other responsibilities. The article has gathered the 50 best city manager blogs, sites, and more. Use them to learn about the managers behind the nation’s largest cities, or just a few of the more outspoken ones."

Bruce presents Government unemployment mortgage assistance posted at Government Mortgage Help, saying, "If one has lost their income during the recession and do not wish to lose their house as well, there are government unemployment mortgage assistance programs that can help."

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Mike Piper presents Deducting an IRA Loss (Roth or Traditional) posted at The Oblivious Investor, saying, "Under what circumstances can an investor deduct a loss in an IRA?"

Mitch Archuleta presents What Investments Can I Hold in a Roth IRA? posted at RothIRA.com's Retirement Planning Blog.

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Praveen presents Bought General Dynamics (GD) Today posted at My Simple Trading System.

Darwin presents The 7 Deadly Sins of ETF Investing – Are You Guilty? posted at ETF Base, saying, "ETFs are better than mutual funds and stocks in many aspects, but there are several risks and downsides many investors are unaware of ranging from futures roll to how leveraged ETFs. Learn about the 7 Deadly Sins of ETFs."

Dan presents The 7 Deadly Sins of ETF Investing – Are You Guilty? posted at ETF Base, saying, "ETFs are better than mutual funds and stocks in many aspects, but there are several risks and downsides many investors are unaware of ranging from futures roll to how leveraged ETFs. Learn about the 7 Deadly Sins of ETFs."

Walter W. Fouse presents Top Ten S&P 500 Index Funds: Large Cap Core Mutual Funds with Lowest Costs posted at Best No Load Funds, saying, "This table of low cost top 10 S&P 500 mutual funds has been organized with the lowest cost index fund first. Nevertheless, each of these S & P 500 index funds is among the least costly on the market."

Nesher presents SmartMoney 2010 Discount Brokers Rating posted at Internet Stock Trading for Beginners.

Sam presents Hedge Funds in the News. What Are Hedge Funds. How Do Hedge Funds Make Money posted at Surfer Sam and Friends, saying, "Hedge Funds in the News
What Are Hedge Funds
And How Do Hedge Funds Make Money?

Hedge funds pools of capital for investment. They are a prime example of capitalism in the 21st century. They reward risk takers and they exist to make rich people richer. Is it possible to beat the investment markets? Finance professors say no. Hedge fund managers say yes.
Alfred Jones Started the First Hedge Fund
Alfred Winslow Jones created the first hedge fund in 1949. He came to finance from a background in publishing, including a job at Fortune magazine. He created the successful strategy of "hedging" his investments, and went on to earn great wealth and lots of imitators. To hedge an investment means to offset a long position with a short position. For example, i"

Arjun Rudra presents Investing In Canadian Natural Resources and Bank Of Nova Scotia With Tony Demarin of BCV Asset Management posted at Investing Thesis, saying, "We sit down with Tony Demarin of BCV Asset Management to discuss his 2 favorite stocks."

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Hussein Sumar presents Top 5 Retirement Myths posted at Roth IRA, saying, "Planning for retirement is a topic that is not on the minds of many people because, well it is too boring. Some people would rather spend a 1 hour extra of their day in the gym working out or socializing than talking to a financial advisor about their retirement goals. In this article, we explore 5 myths that you should get out from your head in order to practically prepare for a smooth retirement. As life expectancy continues to rise (people are living longer), you have to plan at what age will you realistically be able to retire and how much of a nest egg you will need. Will you need $1 million, $2 million or more? Well it all depends on your lifestyle, your goals, your financial obligations and more."

Steve presents Tax Audit Lawyer | 2009 Taxes posted at 2009 Taxes, saying, "Tax Attorneys can be more than helpful when you are facing the IRS for a business or personal tax audit."

Ted presents What Is A Check Cashing Service? | Authority Articles posted at Authority Articles, saying, "Using check cashing services is risky but can be useful at times."

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Carlos Sera presents A Mining Tale « Financial Tales posted at Financial Tales, saying, "I thought it appropriate to release a tale that deals with investing or trading and one of the many pitfalls. Just remember after you read this tale “All that glitters is not gold.”"

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Friday, September 17, 2010

Stock Carnival Ecstasy - September 16, 2010

Welcome to the September 16, 2010 edition of Stock Carnival Ecstasy. We have some really good stories this time for the stock carnival. MoneyNing has a nice Retirement Assessment for everyone. Michael Cohen takes a look at Stock Performances this September and what to expect. BWL wrote about the 7 Deadly Stock Investing Mistakes. While Alexander says it is time Buy Time Warner. Finally we have a A Consumers Story about American Tax Relief from Steve. Hope you enjoy all the articles, bookmark, share, Digg, Tweet, Stumble, and come back next time.

Silicon Valley Blogger presents Credit Scoring Variations: FICO vs Vantage Score posted at The Digerati Life, saying, "Thanks!"

Bruce presents Government Mortgage Assistance with Payments | Government Mortgage Help posted at Government Mortgage Help, saying, "Mortgage Help from the Government to assist you in keeping your home from mortgage foreclosure during this recession"

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Frank Knight presents Asset Allocation Strategy posted at Best Personal Financial Planning Software, saying, "When you are already there and invested in an asset class, you are following a passive asset allocation strategy. Tactical asset allocation strategy advocates suggest that you can anticipate the crowd, but flow-of-funds studies show that almost all tactical asset allocation fund flows are late money flows that chase performance after valuations have already moved."

Mike Piper presents Do You Have an Investment Backup Plan? posted at The Oblivious Investor, saying, "What's your plan in case your investments don't perform as well as you'd hoped?"

Amy presents Reverse Cell Phone Lookup posted at Reverse Cellphones, saying, "Run you business prospecting easily with a reverse cell phone service. Don't let a lead get away because they didn't leave a message."

MoneyNing presents Will You Ever Be Able To Retire? posted at Money Ning, saying, "The economy may not be doing so well but don't fret, you can do it. You can retire!"

David de Souza presents UK Income Tax Blunder – How It Happened posted at UK Tax Blog, saying, "Over 2 million people are affected by a tax blunder in the UK. We look at how it happened"

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freefrombroke presents Why Invest In Mutual Funds posted at Free From Broke, saying, "Mutual funds are a great way to invest in many stocks at once without all the upfront money required to buy the issues individually."

Michael Cohen presents Why September May Still Be Rocky posted at Double Dip Recession, saying, "Market has had a good start but can still go down."

BWL presents 7 Deadly Stock Investing Mistakes posted at Christian Personal Finance, saying, "These are 7 mistakes that a lot of investors make and how and why to avoid them..."

Dan presents New Alerian MLP ETF: High Yield, Beats the Market and No Messy Tax Forms posted at ETF Base, saying, "There's now an ETF capturing the oft-cited "hidden gem" of investing - Master Limited Partnerships. With high yields and no tax forms to fuddle with, this may be 2010's winning ETF."

Alexander presents Is Now The Time to Buy Time Warner? posted at Dividend Stocks, saying, "Time Warner is a solid company with great dividend payouts. Learn why its a safe investment."

Wallace presents Start in the garage posted at Stocks for sale, saying, "Tips for investing"

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Jules Wells presents Investment Risk Tolerance Questionnaire posted at Best Personal Financial Planning Software, saying, "There is a way for you to get a much better assessment of your risk tolerance than you would from a simple conservative versus aggressive financial industry investor questionnaire."

MoneyNing presents Second Recession: Don’t Let Fear Take Over posted at Money Ning, saying, "Whatever the circumstances, allowing fear to creep in will only make the situation worst."

Steve presents American Tax Relief, A Consumers Story posted at 2008 Taxes, saying, "Get background information about tax debt relief companies that require a large upfront payment before purchasing services."

Jena Ellis presents 10 Ways to Earn Fast Money posted at Online Certificate Programs.

Rob presents Best IRA Rates posted at Stock Tips, saying, "Learning how to get the best IRA rates available can help protect and grow your retirement investments. Learn how here."

Ken presents The Cost of Waiting 1 Year When Saving for Retirement posted at Spruce Up Your Finances, saying, "it's not the amount of money that you've missed contributing for that year, it is much larger than that"

Hussein Sumar presents How to Better Understand Roth IRA Conversions posted at Roth IRA, saying, "Roth IRAs and their sister retirement plans Roth 403b and Roth 401k offer oustanding retirement investing choices for American workers & savers. While most people have heard of these plans, they do not exactly know how to take advantage of them, or yet better understand them. This becomes even more difficult when an employee transitions from one job to another company while leaving behind his retirement plan with the old company, not knowing of the choices available."

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freefrombroke presents What is Asset Allocation? posted at Free From Broke, saying, "What asset allocation is and why it's an important concept for an investor to understand and implement."

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Friday, September 3, 2010

Stock Carnival Ecstasy - September 2, 2010

Welcome to the September 2, 2010 edition of Stock Carnival Ecstasy.This time around we have a good number of great articles on investing and stock trading. Christien has a nice article warning about online payday loan scams. Many are familiar with the checking cashing and payday loan places in their neighborhood but might have not realized how popular they are online also. David de Souza has an article for Landlords with 3 Ways To Reduce Your Tax Bill. Real Estate remains a great way to reduce your taxable income especially when you are single or your income does not rise above the unlimited deduction limits. Jacob A. Irwin takes a look at Buying Company Stock In Your Retirement plan. Staying diversified is key here. And finally Arjun Rudra posts about Investing in small and micro cap value stocks. Really great material from Arjun and everyone. Make sure to bookmark, share, and return for the next edition.

Pinnacle presents Blog - Pinnacle Plans - Baton Rouge, LA posted at Business Plans.

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Christien presents Avoid Online Payday Loan Scams ? Your Checklist posted at Online Payday Loan Companies Reviewed For Your Safety.

Hussein Sumar presents Tax Saving Tips for IRA Investors - After Tax Contributions (Basis), Income in Respect of Descendent, 10% Excess Tax & Substantially Equal Periodic Payments (SEPPs) posted at Roth IRA, saying, "Thousands of IRA investors miss out on important tax benefits each year because they are not familiar with the Tax Act and laws. Others make crucial errors when filing their tax returns. For instance, IRA investors may pay taxes on monies that should have been tax free or pay excise taxes on IRA distributions when these distributions should be free of tax. Our aim in this article is to highlight some IRA tax laws and how you can benefit from them."

David de Souza presents Landlords: 3 Ways To Reduce Your Tax Bill posted at UK Tax Blog, saying, "Our guide shows landlords three ways to save money on their tax bill"

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freefrombroke presents Why Invest In Stocks posted at Free From Broke, saying, "Why it's a good idea to invest in stocks (even in today's market)."

Jacob A. Irwin presents Should You Buy Company Stock In Your Retirement Account? posted at My Money Blog - Personal Finance and Investing, saying, "A look at the specific scenarios when you should and should not purchase stock in the company for which you work."

Alexander presents How to Enroll in a DRIP Program posted at Dividend Stocks, saying, "DRIP programs automatically reinvest by buying more shares and increasing the value of your investment."

cashmom presents Daily Stock Pick of the Day - Aug 24, 2010 posted at Daily Stock Pick of the Day, saying, "A daily blog looking at current market trends and suggests one investiment idea each day."

Arjun Rudra presents Investing in small and micro cap value stocks with Matt Miller of Chanticleer Holdings posted at Investing Thesis, saying, "An interview with Matt Miller of Chanticleer Holdings. Matt helped launch Chanticleer Investors II, a value oriented fund, on January 1st 2007 and has served as co-portfolio manager of that entity since its inception. Matt's top stock pick is a company called Eastern Insurance Holdings (EIHI:NASDAQ)."

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Oliver Wang presents 100 Lessons You Should Learn from Frugal People posted at College Crunch.

Mike Piper presents TIPS vs. Nominal Treasury Bonds posted at The Oblivious Investor, saying, "When does it make sense to use inflation-protected bonds, and when does it make sense to use the traditional nominal Treasury bonds?"

Susan Howe presents How to Replace Six Vital Documents posted at Get Rich Slowly, saying, "Here’s how to replace six of the most important documents in your life."

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