Welcome to the third edition of Carnival of Investing! This week we are introducing the "Editor's picks", an exclusive selection of 5 posts curated by our editor who reviews all the submissions. Without further due we present the posts of our contributors.
SB @ One Cent at a Time writes How to buy gold for investment - When you invest in gold, what are your options buying gold? Article lists various safe and reliable ways of buying gold for investment so that you are not scammed.
Glen Craig @ Free From Broke writes What is an IPO and Should I Care? - We hear about IPOs all the time in the news. But what is an IPO? Should I care? See what an IPO is and how it affects your investments.
John Morrow @ NerdWallet Blog writes NerdWallet’s Top 5 Most Common Investing Mistakes - Hi, this is a basic know-how on how to avoid poorly managing a personal portfolio. By avoiding these simple mistakes, one can take advantage of investing in the right assets. Hope you enjoy it.
Sean @ One Smart Dollar writes Investing in Growth Funds - A well diversified portfolio will consist of many different types of assets including growth funds. Here is a basic guide to what growth funds really are.
Ken Faulkenberry @ AAAMP Blog writes Value Investment Strategies That Work If You Develop Patience - Investors willing to develop patience, and wait for the odds to be heavily in their favor, can reap the benefits of these value investment strategies.
More great posts to check out
Shilpan @ Street Smart Finance writes Building Wealth With Smart Financial Decisions - The street smart philosophy about building wealth is simple at its core — building wealth with smart financial decisions! Most people don’t build wealth not because they are not smart; they don’t build wealth — for most part — because they are gullible and easily buy into the notion that wealth is either inherited or strikes the doors of lucky few.
The Archivist @ The Market Archive writes QE3 Uses Psychological Tools in Addition to Monetary - QE3 with its undetermined size is as much about the announcement of having quantitative easing as it is about monetary policy. It also finally allows the market to move on from the endless anticipation. There are serious consequences for portfolios and significant opportunities.
Lance @ Money Life & More writes I Maxed Out My Roth IRA and You Can Too! - On August 31st I maxed out my Roth IRA for 2012 and it was a great feeling. Normally I’d max it out over the course of an entire year. This year was slightly different.
Giselle Peters @ The Canadian Profiteer writes Extensive Inside Look into Questrade - The Authoritative Review - Here's an exhaustive in-depth look into the inner workings of Questrade, one of the biggest discount stock trading brokers in North America; from the perspective of an average consumer.
Michelle @ Making Sense of Cents writes How can interest rates affect my savings? - Interest rates affect individuals in many areas. Maybe you just got a great mortgage interest rate and instead of paying 6% interest, you're now paying 3%. Or maybe you're like me and you just got a great car loan rate at 0.9%.
Bryan @ Life Insurance Rates 123 writes Whole Life Insurance As An Investment - As consumers research different types of life insurance, they will come arrive at a crossroad between term life and permanent life insurance. Term life is considered pure insurance, and permanent life policies offer an investment feature. This article will elaborate on the advantages and disadvantages of whole life insurance, and discuss the kinds of financial goals and benefits it would accomplish or offer.
MMD @ My Money Design writes Social Security Benefits – The Kid Picked Last for Dodgeball - Let’s take a look at how much money we may be able to expect in Social Security benefits, and what steps we can take to maximize them as much as possible.
Chad @ Save Money Invest Smart writes Is Intel a good buy as a Long Term Dividend Stock Purchase? - Discussing Intel as a long term buy for a Dividend investor
Bill Smith @ Forex Trading System Central writes Tips For Locating A Forex Trading Blog - The first tip you need to use is to look at the age of the blog.
harry campbell @ Your Personal Finance Pro writes Why Rebalance Your Retirement Accounts - A crucial part to a successful investment portfolio requires that you occasionally rebalance your portfolio. Due to the volatility of the market, the asset allocation you select might change from time to time. If you select 80% stocks and 20% bonds as your AA, swings in the market can cause these numbers to veer off in different directions. Re-balancing your portfolio allows you to maintain your risk tolerance by selling or buying certain asset classes.
SB @ Finance Product Reviews writes mVelops budgeting software review - Mvelops is a great and free software for managing your personal finance, this review covers both good and bad points about Mvelops. Read more to find out if Mvelops app/software is for you
Jeff Rose @ Good Financial Cents writes Investing in Your 20′s and How to Avoid the Ramen Noodle Dilemma - Let your money work for you by giving it the maximum amount of time to be invested. Don’t end up eating Ramen Noodles and waiting for your next Social Security check. That’s no way to live your golden years.
Bill Smith @ FastSwings writes KOL- What We Should Know? - According the recent reports, Coal exchange traded funds or coal ETF (KOL) has experienced a better growth than expected by the market experts.
Michael @ FinancialRanblings.com writes Teaching Teens About Money - One thing I'd really like to do for our kids is to instill in them an appreciation for investing for the long term. So how will I know when they're ready to take the next step and go beyond managing their allowance?