Thursday, January 27, 2011

Stock Carnival Ecstasy - January 27, 2011

NEW YORK - JULY 27:  People walk by a Verizon ...Image by Getty Images via @daylife

Welcome to the January 27, 2011 edition of Stock Carnival Ecstasy.We have a lot of great articles this time around with 33 in total. Janet Murray starts us off with 5 Practical Investment Tips You Must Know. Dan has 7 Fresh ETF Launches for the New Year, as we love the diversification and ease of ETFs. Steve takes a look at two companies, Cummins Inc who will release their earnings next week and Verizon Communications Inc. who just released their earnings. And finally we have an explanation of the Price To Book Ratio from Tom @ Canadian Finance Blog. Hope you enjoy the material, come back next time, bookmark, share and tweet.

Rosette presents IRA Basics posted at IRA Rules, saying, "Are you confused about the different types of IRA and the individual rules and regulations? Read through our IRA basics guide which will answer all your IRA questions."

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

Pinyo presents 2010 Tax Tables: IRS Federal Income Tax Rates and Tax Brackets posted at Moolanomy, saying, "The tax season is upon us. To help you better understand how federal tax works, this article provides information about tax rates and brackets, as well as shows you how to calculate your tax liability."

Albert Tribble presents What Does it Take to Become a CFO? posted at Masters in Finance.

Everything Finance presents Tips for Saving Money on Food Each Month posted at Everything Finance, saying, "One of the best ways to cut your overall budget is to learn techniques that will help you save money on food. This doesn’t have to mean boring meals, and it certainly doesn’t have to mean unhealthy ones. In fact, you may find that you eat more wholesome foods when you watch your budget, because often, the most expensive food products are also the worst for your health."

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David de Souza presents One million more people to be affected by tax mistakes posted at Tax Return Blog, saying, "Tax Mistakes - We look at the tax blunders affecting millions of UK taxpayers"

Judy Blackburn presents Getting Out Of Debt In 7 Easy Steps posted at Debt Consolidation, saying, "Seven steps will move you from being in debt to being in total control of your financial future."

Michael presents Zions Bank Online Savings Account Review posted at Consumerism Commentary, saying, "Living without a paycheck for one month isn’t as bad as it sounds. Life outside of work is finally starting to take shape."

Tom @ Canadian Finance Blog presents Want An Investment That Can Manage Itself? posted at The Canadian Finance Blog, saying, "ETFs are investments that manage themselves. Some investors are moving to Exchange Traded Funds as more reliable and more dynamic investment options."

Mark Macaluso presents How to Make Money (Online and Offline) from Accounting Jobs posted at Masters In Accounting.

Martin Kemp presents What Everyone Should Know About Registering As Self Employed posted at Being Self Employed, saying, "Our guide explains how to register as self employed for tax and National Insurance purposes"

April Davis presents How to Get Through College Debt Free posted at Accredited Degree Online.

Amy Cook presents Where Has Language as we Knew it Gone? posted at Project Management Training.

Janet Murray presents 5 Practical Investment Tips You Must Know posted at Business Administration Degree.

Dan presents 7 Fresh ETF Launches for the New Year posted at ETF Base, saying, "There have been some great new ETF launches so far in 2011. Here's a comprehensive review of 7 new ETFs across various asset classes and strategies."

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Dan presents Finally, The Facebook and Twitter Fund is Here – Secondary Market CEF posted at ETF Base, saying, "Finally, regular retail investors can invest in Facebook, Twitter and other private tech companies that have historically only been open to "accredited investors" (meaning millionaires). It's all possible due to this new closed end fund (CEF)."

Sun presents 2010 Chinese IPO Stock Performance posted at The Sun’s Financial Diary.

Patty Pedersen presents Stock Market Predictions for 2011 and US Economic Forecast for 2011 posted at AlphaProfit MoneyMatters - Investing Blog, saying, "This article looks at how economic indicators such as GDP, bond yields, and unemployment claims stack up. It goes on to explain what can go right or wrong for the stock market and forecasts a range for the S&P 500 this year."

Hussein Sumar presents 5 Tricks to Successful Dividend Investing posted at High dividend stocks, saying, "Why should you make dividend investing a part of your strategy? Because it is free money! Think of dividend paying stocks as investments that will put cash in your wallet, without you having to worry about market values going higher. According to value investor Benjamin Graham, this becomes especially true for those companies with tons of cash flows & little or no debt. The school of thought behind this is, why should you care of growing your stock's price from $50 to $52 if you are already getting a decent 8% annual dividend yield from your company; this in a world where banks are literally offering 0.75% interest on a 12 month GIC. In this article, we explain the 5 basic traits that all successful dividend investors should have."

Steve presents Cummins Inc (CMI) Earnings February 1st posted at FastSwings, saying, "Cummins Inc is on the verge of releasing some of their best earnings for the year in a little less than a week."

Darwin presents Efficient-Market Hypothesis – Are You a Believer? posted at Darwin's Money, saying, "There's a long-held belief in "Market Efficiency" which renders stock-picking, timing, and any individual decision-making as useless. Are you a believer? Check out these real-life examples and contradictions and weigh in."

Steve presents Earnings Of Verizon Communications Inc. posted at FastSwings, saying, "Verizon Communications didn't need the iPhone to add 1/2 a million new subscribers in the last quarter."

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Bob Fraser presents 50 Funniest Remarks Ever Written on RateMyProfessors.com | Bachelor's Degree Online posted at Learn-gasm, saying, "Useful Tips. Hope You Like This."

Patrick LaRue presents Make Filing Your 2010 Tax Return As Easy As Possible posted at 2010 Tax, saying, "Getting great tax tips this tax season is as easy as going to the IRS tax tip website."

Tom @ Canadian Finance Blog presents What Is A Price To Book Ratio (P/B Ratio)? posted at The Canadian Finance Blog, saying, "Price To Book Ratio, or P/B Ratio, compares the current market price of a stock and the book value of all the assets on a company's balance sheet."

Jackson presents What is a Roth IRA and how can it Benefit You? posted at 2009 Tax, saying, "A Roth IRA is a great investment vehicle for retirement."

Robert @ The College Investor presents Do Not Buy Gold! posted at The College Investor, saying, "A few thoughts on why to avoid this hot commodity."

Michael Pruser presents Free Year of the Wall Street Journal Online from OptionsHouse posted at The Dough Roller, saying, "Rather than pay for a years subscription to the Wall Street Journal Online, you can get it for free with OptionsHouse."

Jackson presents Learn the Roth IRA Withdrawal Rules and Penalties posted at 2009 Tax, saying, "Avoiding tax penalties is an important part of having your retirement in an IRA account."

Tommy John presents 401K Rollover To Roth IRA: You Better Make A Move Now | 2010 Taxes posted at 2010Taxes, saying, "Making a decision on converting from a traditional IRA to a Roth IRA is an important decision to make."

Robert Moore presents 2011 Taxes: How To Obtain Information You May Need | 2011 Taxes posted at 2011 Taxes, saying, "Obtaining last year's tax return from the IRS can be the key piece of information in completing this year's return."

Judy Blackburn presents Start Eliminating Credit Card Debt posted at Debt Consolidation, saying, "A debt relief expert can help in eliminating your credit card debt without filing bankruptcy."

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Nesher presents Directional Movement Index (DMI) posted at Internet Stock Trading for Beginners.

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Thursday, January 13, 2011

Stock Carnival ecstasy - January 13, 2011

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Welcome to the January 13, 2011 edition of Stock Carnival Ecstasy.We have 23 really good articles this time around from some of the best financial blogs on the Internet. Lee begins the carnival with material on Fortinet which is a Fast Growing Network Security Play. Alexander takes a look at Public Storage, a High Yield REIT Dividend. Cummins Inc has had a nice run as Steve writes about. And finally Patrick LaRue has the 2010 Tax Return Mistakes To Avoid when you want to avoid a tax audit. Hope you enjoy the articles, bookmark, share, and come back next time.

Rich D presents Cash Flow Notes posted at Stock Tips, saying, "Cash flow notes are similar to an IOU for debts that can either be purchased or sold. Get some investment tips if you wish to have smooth transactions with potential note buyers."

nzpcs presents Home loans posted at Finance | Loans | Mortgages, saying, "A home loan can have a huge range of flexibility in the payment options and a wise borrower will exploit these to their advantage. The larger the deposit a borrower has the best terms and interest rates they can negotiate."

Lee presents Earnings View: Fortinet A Fast Growing Network Security Play posted at Earnings View, saying, "A write up of a stock in the fast growing internet security space."

Pinyo presents 2010 Tax Tables: IRS Federal Income Tax Rates and Tax Brackets posted at Moolanomy, saying, "The tax season is upon us. To help you better understand how federal tax works, this article provides information about tax rates and brackets, as well as shows you how to calculate your tax liability."

Alexander presents High Yield REIT Dividend - PSA posted at Dividend Stocks, saying, "Public Storage operates as a real estate investment trust. Public Storage owns and operates thousands of public storage units throughout the United States."

Rich D presents Where to Buy Penny Stocks posted at Stock Tips, saying, "Buying penny stocks can be confusing for many investors. Learn how and where to buy penny stocks and what to look for when choosing which penny stocks to buy."

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Sam presents NEW !! How Employee Stock Options Work posted at Surfer Sam and Friends, saying, "Thanks for including my article about employee stock options. Here's an excerpt...

Are you fortunate enough to have Employee Stock Options at your company? Learn all about Employee Stock Options to get the most out of them. We answer all your questions about your timetable and deadlines, money-making strategies, how to save taxes, ESO requirements, when to exercise, and when to sell."

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David de Souza presents 3 New Year’s Tax Resolutions You Should Make posted at UK Tax Blog, saying, "Guide to three easy New Year's Resolutions you can make in 2011 in order to pay less tax"

Mike Piper presents Does This Count as Market Timing? posted at The Oblivious Investor, saying, "People often ask whether a strategy "counts as market timing." The name doesn't matter though. All that matters is whether it's a good idea."

Demitrios Kalos presents The Stock Market is Playing You posted at Sigma Swan.

freefrombroke presents Lending Club Peer to Peer Lending for Investors and Borrowers – Review posted at Free From Broke, saying, "Lending Club offers up a way to diversify your investments besides using stocks."

John Keeble presents How To Apply for a UTR Number posted at UTR Number - Unique Taxpayer Reference Number, saying, "How To Apply For a UTR Number - Our guide explains how you apply for a Unique Taxpayers Reference number"

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Aussie Investor presents Australian Stock Market Investing Blog - Buying Shares As Long Term Investments posted at Australian Investing, saying, "So you've managed to save a little extra money. You know that to make it grow you'll need to consider some other investment options beyond term deposits and online savings accounts. You've heard that buying shares is one of the investment options you should consider - but what's the next step? This article discusses how to get started if you want to buy shares as an investment."

Steve presents Cummins Inc (CMI) Earnings February 1st posted at FastSwings, saying, "Cummins Inc continues to reach new 52 week highs on strong earnings expectations."

Mitch Archuleta presents You Can Still Fund a Roth for 2010 posted at RothIRA.com's Retirement Planning Blog.

Aussie Investor presents Best Shares To Buy In 2011 posted at Australian Investing, saying, "With 2010 out of the way, it's now time to turn our our attention to 2011. While I'm sure we'd all like to have a crystal ball which we could look into to see what shares prices have done up to the end of 2011, the reality is the future is unknown. So where do we look for the best shares to add to our investment portfolios in 2011?"

MikeAhi presents Cramer's 10 Best Dow Stocks for 2011. posted at After Hours Investing, saying, "My take on Cramer's picks for the 10 best stocks of 2011."

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Demitrios Kalos presents 4 Reasons to Resolve to Open a Roth IRA in 2011 posted at Sigma Swan, saying, "Quick rundown of some benefits of doing investing from your Roth IRA with a bonus tip on the best time to open a new Roth."

Steve presents Tips on Reducing Property Taxes | 2009 Taxes posted at 2009 Taxes, saying, "Consulting a tax professional can assist in getting the best tax benefit from your home."

Patrick LaRue presents 2010 Tax Return Mistakes To Avoid posted at 2010 Tax, saying, "Follow certain rules to avoid being audited by the IRS this tax year."

Ryan @ CML presents How to Interview a Financial Planner posted at Cash Money Life, saying, "Tips on how you can interview, screen, and hire a financial planner to help you manage your money; includes tips on doing a background check to verify credentials."

Oliver Wang presents 20 Essential Works of Holocaust Literature posted at mastersdegree.net, saying, "Hope You Like This."

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Demitrios Kalos presents Pricing Power: What does it Look Like? posted at Sigma Swan, saying, "A post about pricing power and how Apple demonstrates the concept."

That concludes this edition. Submit your blog article to the next edition of stock carnival ecstasy using our carnival submission form. Past posts and future hosts can be found on our blog carnival index page.

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