Tuesday, July 8, 2008

* Investing Carnival #2 - A July Celebration!

Welcome to The DIV-Net's July 8, 2008 edition of the Investing Carnival #2 - A July Celebration! Here in the U.S., last Friday brought fireworks, food and celebrations across the country. Like many, I ate too much and will have to pay for it this week. There are some great articles in this week's carnival that are well worth celebrating! If you find an article you enjoy reading, share it with others by stumbling and linking to this this carnival on your blog. Without further ado, let the festivities begin!

A firework is classified as a low explosive pyrotechnic device used primarily for aesthetic and entertainment purposes. The most common use of a firework is as part of a fireworks display. -- Wikipedia (Photo: RAWKU5)

Dividend Investing

The Dividend Guy presents 6 Warning Signs a Company May Cut Its Dividend posted at The Dividend Guy Blog.

Dividend Growth Investor presents Selected Dividend Increases in June posted at Dividend growth Investor, saying, "Several Dividend Aristocrats have increased or decreased their dividends in June. The companies are listed below."

Bullish Dividends presents Reinvest Your Dividends for Long Term Success posted at Traders Corner, saying, "This article talks about the merits of reinvesting all of the dividends you receive from your investments."

passive family income presents Adding Bank of America (BAC) to the portfolio posted at Passive Family Income, saying, "Adding Bank of America to the portfolio."
Fireworks were originally invented by the Chinese, for entertainment purposes, as a natural extension of the Chinese invention of gunpowder. In China, they were first made by firework masters who were well respected for their knowledge of the many complex techniques used to create firework displays. -- Wikipedia (Photo: Musyahidah Zawawi)

Stock Analyses

Livingalmostlarge presents To sell or hold? posted at LivingAlmostLarge, saying, "Should I sell or hold?"

Dividends4Life presents Stock Analysis: 3M Co (MMM) posted at Dividends4Life, saying, "Is this blue-chip aristocrat ready for my dividend portfolio?"

Fireworks (devices) take many forms to produce the four primary effects: noise, light, smoke, and floating materials (confetti for example). They may be designed to burn with colored flames and sparks. -- Wikipedia (Photo: Nintaro)


David Templeton presents Back To The Basics posted at Disciplined Approach to Investing, saying, "Commentary on an investing website that serves as a resource on how to manage expectations, evaluate risk and demystify stock research."

Nurseb911 presents Recession Proof – Searching for Evidence: posted at Triaging My Way To Financial Success, saying, "Examines the fallacy of labelling an investment as "recession proof" and how to make better choices when examining an investment"

LIVING OFF DIVIDENDS presents Investing In Infrastructure Companies posted at The Business Investing Gazzette, saying, "Looks like a great time to be investing in companies that develop & maintain infrastructure"

Jae Jun presents 10 Year History Chart Spreadsheet posted at Old School Value, saying, "A useful spreadsheet that provides 10 years of various data to accompany research."

KCLau presents Do you have the assets to pay for your liabilities? posted at KCLau's Money Tips, saying, "An article on whether you have enough assets to pay off liabilities and how to create assets."

Dorian Wales presents Free Market Proponents Call for Regulation on Speculative Oil Futures Trading: Define Irony posted at The Personal Financier, saying, "Analysts say speculative oil trading is to blame for gas prices at $4 a gallon. Congress considers regulation and legislation. What happened to market forces of supply and demand?"

Silicon Valley Blogger presents Making Money Through Day Trading: The Secret Lives of Stay-At-Home Mommy Speculators posted at The Digerati Life, saying, "My views on day trading, but I'd love to hear both sides of this matter as well!

Jose DeJesus MD presents Funds that Do Well in Bear Markets posted at Physician Entrepreneur.

China is the largest manufacturer and exporter of fireworks in the world. China is estimated to have exported over 6 million cases or 120,000 tons of fireworks to the US in 2005. -- Wikipedia (Photo: Nintaro)

Wealth Accumulation

MG presents what's your net freedom? posted at the moneygardener.

Heather Johnson presents 4 Retirement Tips for People in Their 20’s posted at eFIPO.

The Sydney Harbour Bridge and the Sydney Opera House illuminated under New Year's Eve Fireworks, 2005, Sydney, Australia. -- Wikipedia (Photo: Kvasir)

Alternative Investments

The Shark Investor presents Buying a Franchise - Do It The Right Way posted at The Shark Investor, saying, "Buying a franchise business as a way of investing"

David presents Tips on Buying a Hair Salon - Hair Salon for Sale? posted at Sugar Salon, saying, "Hair & beauty salons are businesses that are in a very high demand market. However there is a lot of competition in this industry."

Independence Day fireworks in Washington, D.C. -- Wikipedia (Photo: Public Domain)


Joe Manausa presents Real Estate Inventories Falling? posted at Tallahassee Real Estate Blog, saying, "If you follow the real estate market, than you have been seeing the general trend of rising inventories. This is not good. We cannot begin to talk about the market turning until we first see a turn in the flow of inventory."

Singapore Fireworks Festival 2006, 8 Aug 2006 -- Wikipedia (Photo: Ngoh Seh Suan)


terry dean presents Internet Scams posted at Integrity Business Blog by Terry Dean.

Steve Faber presents - Buying a New Car to Save Gas – Does it Make Sense? posted at DebtBlog.

Raymond presents How To Chase High Interest Rates On Savings Accounts and Manage Them posted at Money Blue Book.

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(Title Photo: Musyahidah Zawawi)