Tuesday, December 2, 2008

* Investing Carnival #24

It is with great pleasure that I present to you the 24th edition of Investing Carnival supported by the members of The Dividend Investing and Value Network (The DIV-Net).

There were quite a few entries for this edition. However, some were not included because 1.) they did not fit the topic, 2.) the page would not load and 3.) multiple submissions from the same site - in this instance, I selected the one I liked the best.

With so many good articles, you are likely to find several to enjoy. Authors should link back within the next seven days.


The Dividend Guy presents Calculating My Portfolio’s Annualized Return posted at The Dividend Guy Blog, saying, "How I calculate my portfolio's returns."

David Templeton presents Bear Market Recoveries: Returns Occur Early In New Cycle posted at Disciplined Approach to Investing, saying, "Once a bear market cycle ends, a large portion of the returns in the next bull market occur early in the new bull market cycle."

Nurseb911 presents DIY Investing Q&A: posted at Triaging My Way To Financial Success, saying, "A DIY Investor Q&A session"

Don presents Beginner Stock Market Investing posted at Beginners Investing Guide.

Mart Zee presents Investor's Checklist | Hello Suckers ... posted at Hello Suckers ....

The Fund investor presents Bear Market Mutual Funds posted at Mutual Fund Investing Tips, saying, "The one type of mutual fund investor that has made money in 2008 are those that have been investing in inverse mutual funds"

FMF presents Is Buying a Title of Nobility an Investment or a Scam? posted at Free Money Finance, saying, "Is this an "investment"?"

Intelligent Speculator presents So just how volatile was October? posted at Intelligent Speculator, saying, "Every day, when looking at a newspaper or any news broadcast on TV, the first story seemed to be a big day on the markets (usually a big DOWN day)."

Silicon Valley Blogger presents Worst Economic Crisis Since The Great Depression: Who’s To Blame? posted at The Digerati Life, saying, "I discuss how the financial crisis is affecting our investments."

Sun presents iShares 529 Plan: Save for College with ETFs posted at The Sun’s Financial Diary.

Michael Cohen presents Traits Of A Good Investor | The Stock Investor - Stock Advice And Tips posted at The Stock Investor, saying, "These are the three most importnat traits of a successful stock investor."

Livingalmostlarge presents I peeked posted at LivingAlmostLarge, saying, "My own stupidity. But heck at least I put it out there."

Michael James presents Hedge Fund Conflict of Interest posted at Michael James on Money.

Qovax presents Stock Delistings - How to Cope posted at Value Investing and Entrepreneurship by Qovax, a Software Startup, saying, "Watching a stock you own get delisted from an exchange can be a traumatic event. It’s like getting yourself removed from a golf membership club because you are no longer worthy. With the current 2008 economic conditions, many companies are facing the risks of getting delisted from exchanges because most exchanges require the stocks to trade at a mininum of $1/share to stay listed. Nasdaq has recently issued an alert about its temporary suspension on minimum bid and market value requirements so that businesses can focus on their core operations rather than complying with exchange listing requirements."

John Duke presents When will you get back in? posted at OrangeHornet.

Christine presents Declining Dividends posted at Me, My Kid and Life: An American Single Mom Living in France.

JCL presents Why Real Estate? posted at The Real Estate Investing Journey, saying, "A primer intended to encourage you that you *can* succeed in real estate investing."

Stock Analyses

Jae Jun presents Analysis Now Includes Spider Graphs posted at Old School Value, saying, "A new visual representation to analyse companies."

Michael Cintolo presents Sohu.com: The Yahoo! of China posted at The Iconoclast Investor.

Dividends4Life presents Stock Analysis: RLI Corp (RLI) posted at Dividends 4 Life, saying, "RLI Corp, based in Peoria, IL, provides selected property, casualty and surety insurance. Linked here is a detailed stock analysis and commentary."

Value Investing

Dividend Growth Investor presents Arbitrage Opportunities – CEG and ROH posted at Dividend Growth Investor.

Contrarian Profits presents Financial advice | The Five Keys To Value Investing Profits - Contrarian Stock Market Investing News - Featuring Bargain Stocks posted at Contrarian Profits, saying, "Even the most conservative value funds have been whacked this year. But Keith Fitz-Gerald says following a value-investing discipline is the smartest thing to do right now. That’s where the big recovery gains will be. He gives five tips on how to seek out “real value” in the market."

Jared Schneider presents 3 Rocking Stocks to Buy Before Christmas 2008 | Investing Tips/ Commentary | posted at InvestorPitStop.com, saying, "These are stocks that are greatly undervalued, and present a good investing opportunity."

Wealth Accumulation

Wilfrid presents How To Become A Millionaire: The Best Ways posted at Money Galaxy - Make Money | Save Money | Invest Money, saying, "My personal take on the best ways to build wealth and claim millionaire status"

The Shark Investor presents How To Earn More Around The Holidays posted at The Shark Investor, saying, "Earn money when everyone else is spending"

Raymond presents My Net Worth Update and Personal Finance Status posted at Money Blue Book.


KCLau presents If either one of the joint-account holder dies, who gets the money? posted at KCLau's Money Tips, saying, "Let’s say you have a joint account with your spouse in a local bank. Due to an unforeseen accident, your spouse passed away (touch wood). Are you entitled to withdraw all the money in the account, say RM100k? The answer is not simply a “yes” or “no”. It actually depends on the bank’s rules and regulations. What I learn is that there are three possibilities."

Martin Russell presents A Cautionary Story Of A Financial Adviser posted at Word of Mouth Marketing, saying, "What would you think of a financial adviser or stockbroker who had told you to get out of the stockmarket and into cash back in June/July of this year?"

Tushar Mathur presents Count the number of US banks collapsed this year posted at Invest In India, saying, "With slumping home prices and the worsening economic crisis taking an increasing toll on financial institutions, as many as 22 American banks have collapsed so far this year."

DebbieDragon presents Starting Early and Saving Often posted at Debbie's Debt Advice.

Shaun Connell presents How to Make Money posted at Financial Planning, saying, "No, this isn't a typical "ways to make money" post. Instead, I go through the theory of money, ignoring the politically correct and "easy answers." Are you wasting your time with a job that doesn't fit you? Find out and learn financial planning the smart way."

Savings Toolbox presents Save Up For College With FreshmanFund's 529 College Savings Plan Gift Registry posted at Savings Toolbox.

Money Smart Life presents Safe Places to Invest Your Money in a Bad Economy posted at Money Smart Life.

The Blogger presents Tips for Growing Money posted at The Money Blog.
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