Carnival of Traders and Investors – Edition #7

Welcome to the 7th edition of the Carnival of Traders and Investors.

Economic News

Ryan @ CML presents Consumer Price Index vs. Core Inflation posted at Cash Money Life, saying, “Core inflation is rising at a faster rate than the Consumer Price Index, which ends up hurting the average consumer. Find out what you can do to mitigate the risk of inflation.”

LaTisha D Styles presents How to Use Economic Calendars to Trade posted at Financial Success for Young Adults, saying, “How to use economic calendars to your advantage when trading.”

Financial Planning

Pinyo presents How Much Money Do I Need to Retire? posted at Moolanomy, saying, “This article takes you through three easy steps to help you calculate how much you need to save for retirement.”

Bankman presents Risks Associated with Annuity Products posted at High Yield Savings Accounts, saying, “Annuities are a god way to prepare for your financial future, but they aren’t without risks.”

Mike Piper presents Taking Social Security Early and Investing the Money posted at The Oblivious Investor, saying, “Is it a good idea to delay taking Social Security? Or should you claim benefits as early as possible and invest the money?”

Outlaw presents The Pitfalls of Excess Contributions to Your Retirement Accounts posted at Outlaw Finance, saying, “What happens when you over-contribute to your retirement accounts.”

Mike Ross presents The Lottery: An “Investment” for Fools (with Bonus Lottery Simulator!) posted at Get Rich Slowly, saying, “Playing the lottery as a strategy to gain money is a fool’s game.”

ComplexSearch presents What Is A Good Credit Score To Buy A House posted at Deals & Tips, saying, “Due to the near-collapse of the housing market just a short time ago, most lenders are looking not only for an excellent credit score, but they are also requiring a commitment of larger down payments. Learn about the closely related credit scores and mortgage interest rates.”

Kyle Berks presents Qualifying for Personal Loans after Bankruptcy Discharge posted at Integrated Loans, saying, “It is not easy to pick up all the pieces after a bankruptcy as well as qualifying for a personal loan, but despite the fact that it may not be easy, it is definitely not out of the question.”

Wez Brown presents How Your Tax Code Deals With Other Income posted at Tax Codes, saying, “This article explains how your tax code will be adjusted based on any other income you may earn.”

Long Term Investing

Al Peters presents Setting Up A Limited Company posted at Setting Up, saying, “This post explains how to setup and register a Limited Company”

The Military Wallet presents What Happens If You Contribute Too Much to an IRA? posted at The Military Wallet, saying, “Don’t panic if you contribute too much to an IRA – you may still have time to correct it without having to pay penalties or fees. But if you let it go too long, you may be in for a surprise!”

Alexander presents What Are Dividend Aristocrats? posted at Dividend Stocks, saying, “If you look over the dividend aristocrats list, you might discover that it’s kind of a boring list. However, you will also notice that some of these companies have been paying out dividends for decades.”

Hussein Sumar presents S&P 500 Dividend Aristocrats of 2011 posted at Best Dividend Stocks, saying, “The S&P 500 Dividend Aristocrats Index is the most honorable list of dividend paying stocks as measured by the S&P 500 Index that have consistently increased their dividends for the past 25 years, without missing a single dividend payment.”

Billy Hart presents Investing Basics – What Are Stocks posted at, saying, “This post gives a high-level view of what Stock are. Understanding the different ways to invest goes a long way to build your confidence when investing in the stock market. There are nearly as many different options as there are people ready to give their opinion of which one is best.”

Money Management

Pinyo presents What Happens If You Contribute Too Much To IRA Or 401k? posted at Moolanomy, saying, “Do you know what to do if you contributed to much to your IRA, Roth IRA, or 401k? If not, you have to read this and find out.”

Stock Market

Pinyo presents What Happens If Your Broker Goes Out of Business? posted at Moolanomy, saying, “Ever wonder what happens if your stock broker fails? Well, here’s the answer.”

Dividend Growth Investor presents Philip Morris International (PM) Dividend Stock Analysis posted at Dividend Growth Investor, saying, “Philip Morris International Inc. (PM), through its subsidiaries, engages in the manufacture and sale of cigarettes and other tobacco products in markets outside of the United States. The company was spun off from Altria Group (MO) in 2008, in an effort to separate the international operations of the tobacco conglomerate from potential harmful litigation in the US.”

Stock Trading

Sun presents Invest in Food ETFs as Food Prices Reach Record High posted at The Sun’s Financial Diary.

david conrad presents Secret Trading Method: Can It Provide The Keys To The Kingdom? posted at Trading Systems and Methods.

david conrad presents Common Stock Market Mistakes posted at Trading Systems and Methods.

david conrad presents Buying Stocks On Margin: What Is It All About? posted at Trading Systems and Methods.

Freddy presents Today’s Hot Stock: Dover Corp (DOV) 19-Apr-2011 posted at Protege Analytics, saying, “Hello trader here is our hot stock for today.”

Swing Trading

MM presents black swans & white crows: Swing Trading and Short-Term Trading posted at black swans & white crows.

Trading Forex

Kenneth Sutherland presents How to Make Tons of Money with Fx Trade Software posted at Robots For Forex, saying, “For more great info like this, be sure to head over to

Andrei Moraru presents Different Stop-Loss Orders posted at Forex Blog, saying, “The article explains the different methods of placing a stop-loss order in Forex trading and also offers a poll to participate and decide which method is the most popular one among the Forex traders.”

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