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Carnival of Passive Investing #31 – June 2013 Edition

Thanks to Jacob A. Irwin for allowing me to host this edition of the Carnival for Passive Investing. Without much ado here is the Carnival

Here are the top picks for the Edition #31

Anton Ivanov presents Why Stock Market Timing Is a Waste of Time posted at Dreams Cash True.The sad truth is that market timing is largely futile. The vast majority of active traders fail to outperform long-term investing strategies that do not rely on timing the market. Many investors end up with large losses, loose their motivation and proclaim that stock market investing is dead.

PK presents Want to Be a Better Investor? Ask Your Wife! posted at Don’t Quit Your Day Job….Here are some hard facts that might blow a hole in your passive plan – even though men generally control the investing strings, women are better investors. Consider this evidence when coming up with your strategy!

JJacob @ My Personal Finance Journey presents Should You Include Emergency Fund and Specifically-Earmarked Savings in Your Overall Asset Allocation? posted at My Personal Finance Journey.Should savings that are earmarked for specific short/intermediate-term needs (vacations, buying a car, home down payment, college savings, doggie emergency fund, buying a new $3,000 bike, saving for a pool, saving for a rental real estate investment) and one’s emergency fund be included in your long-term asset allocation percentages? Or, should it be considered as a completely separate basket(s)? This post answers these questions.

 

Investing

Michael presents Mutual Funds vs. ETFs – Which I Prefer and Why posted at Financial Ramblings.If given the choice between an old school (open-end) mutual fund and an equivalent ETF, which would you choose and why? I remain partial to mutual funds. This article explains why.

Emily presents Trying Hard to Not Time the Market posted at Evolving Personal Finance.What should we do with some short-term investments? How do we divest without timing the market?

Jacob @ My Personal Finance Journey presents What Asset Allocation Level Should You Use for Treasury Inflation-Protected Securities (TIPS)? posted at My Personal Finance Journey.This post analyzes and answers the question: “what level, if any, of your portfolio should be allocated to Treasury Inflation-Protected Securities (more commonly referred to as TIPS)?”

 

Financial Planning

Is a Roth 401k Conversion the Right Decision For You? posted at PT Money.Different retirement account options are taxed in different ways. Because of recent legislation, it may be worth the change to a Roth 401k. Read Emily’s take on it and decide what is best for you

Chris Topher presents Innovation in Banks and Financial Institutions posted at This That and The MBA.Banks and financial institutions play a major role in the stabilization of the economy. The generic roles of banks are associated with managing growth, development, business operations, financial security and managing inflation. However, they do much more, far more than many people realize.

Bryce Fowler presents Do You Need a Financial Advisor? posted at Save and Conquer.As your investable assets get to some large amount, say greater than $1 million, many people start to wonder if they should hire a financial advisor. This article tells how to save money and handle your own investments using the 3-fund portfolio.

Dividend Growth Investor presents Dividend income is more stable than capital gains posted at Dividend Growth Investor.Dividend income has remained more stable than capital gains. Since 1977, the dividend income for S&P 500 has experienced declines in only 4 out of 34 years. As a result, it is no surprise that the predictable nature of dividend payment amounts is appealing to investors in retirement.

Mr.CBB presents How we quit comparing financial numbers posted at Canadian Budget Binder.Some people like knowing what their friends financial numbers are and other’s don’t. Are jealousy and envy one in the same? When you focus too much on what you don’t have you will continue not having anything at all or that you desire in life.

John Schmoll presents How to Invest in Stocks When You Do Not Know Where to Start posted at Frugal Rules.Investing in stocks, or anything in the market, can be overwhelming for many. The key to overcoming that fear is knowing where to start and educating yourself so that you can set up an investment portfolio that’ll help you grow your wealth and reach your long-term retirement goals.

Anton Ivanov presents Portfolio Planning Basics – Determining Your Risk Tolerance posted at Dreams Cash True.An important step in planning a winning investing portfolio is determining your risk tolerance. Knowing it will help you decide on an asset allocation that is right for your age and financial goals.

Hope you enjoyed reading the above submissions.

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