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As discussed in my introductory post for this carnival, the purpose of this carnival is two-fold:
- To provide a forum to showcase articles and research in passive investing strategies (i.e. investing in ETFs, index mutual funds, etc. in such a way that one avoids employing active stock picking). By investing with the market, we are able to beat 70-80% of investment “professionals.”
- To create a community of passive investment bloggers to connect and share expertise.
Please enjoy and stop by my blog on my non-carnival days as well.
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.”
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.”
Steve presents Finding the Best Retirement IRA Companies posted at 2008 Taxes, saying, “Moving money to a self-directed IRA can allow your investment funds to produce a better yield.”
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.”
Alexander presents Build Passive Income with Dividend Stocks posted at Dividend Stocks, saying, “The ability to maximize money – without having to do a great deal of additional active work – is a concept that most people can cherish.”
Arjun Rudra presents Blending Global Macro Economic Research and Technical Analysis With Jason Priest, CFA posted at Investing Thesis, saying, “Blending Global Macro Economic Research and Technical Analysis With Jason Priest, CFA”
Jim Yih presents Dividends, Interest and Capital Gains posted at Retire Happy Blog, saying, “Dividends, interest and capital gains are the three amigos of taxable income sources and the tax aspects can have a dramatic impact on your income when employing your passive investing strategy.”
Michael Pruser presents Minimize Risk With LendingClub’s 60-Month Notes posted at The Dough Roller, saying, “Lending club is now offering investors a way to earn a return and gain exposure to the fixed income asset class, with less risk involved.”
Michael presents CNN Money’s 8 Least-Evil Banks posted at Consumerism Commentary, saying, “CNN recently surveyed America and found while most banks charge ridiculous fees, these banks don’t. These can definitely help provide a place to store your cash funds in building your passive investing strategy.
BIFS presents Our Stock Portfolio posted at Budgeting In the Fun Stuff, saying, “This is the full run down of our stock portfolio and the target date mutual funds our retirement accounts are squirreled away in.”
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