Carnival of Traders and Investors – Edition #1 November 17, 2010

Welcome to the first edition of the Carnival of Traders and Investors. There’s some pretty good articles in the mix this month, so be sure to check them out. Not bad at all for the first edition. The carnival is currently scheduled to run once a month, however will increase as submissions and interest grows. The next edition will be Dec 17, 2010.

Trading Stocks

Wenchypoo presents New IRS Rules for Investors posted at Wisdom From Wenchypoo’s Mental Wastebasket, saying, “As if investing isn’t tough enough already!”

MoneyThinking presents Mac Goodness: The Future of Putting Stock in Apple posted at Money Thinking, saying, “I use a PC, but I’m not a PC snob. I like Macs as well, I just don’t have the money to spend on them, and honestly, a PC fills my needs better than a Mac. If you’re a stock market junkie, have you realized that Apple is on its way to going above ExxonMobil’s largest stock market cap? I didn’t either, but there was a huge investor conference call recently that Steve Jobs, owner of Apple, was in on. Why does Jobs think this is going to happen?”

Long Term Investing

Mike McFate presents Mutual Funds or Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs)? Which is Best? posted at, saying, “Tips in this article can save readers 100′s of thousands of dollars over their investing life.”

Passive Family Income presents High Yield ETFs – An Alternative to Dividend Paying Stocks? posted at Passive Family Income, saying, “There are many financial tools that can be used by the average investor to generate dividend income. From high yield REITs and CanRoys to blue chip companies who are members of the dividend aristocrats, the opportunities seem to be endless. Another option for income investors seeking to quickly build a diversified portfolio are high yield ETFs.”

Sun presents How to Buy ETFs posted at The Sun’s Financial Diary

HomeList presents The Temptations of the Stock Market posted at The Investor’s Journal.

BWL presents 5 Things You Must Know Before You Start Investing posted at Christian Personal Finance, saying, “A look at a few things that need to be learned before investing a single penny…”

Financial Planning

Susan Howe presents Is Whole Life Insurance Really a Good Investment? posted at The Budget Life Blog, saying, “One of the claims you hear from insurance salespeople is that life insurance is an investment. Since a whole life policy builds cash, if you live past the age you feel you need life insurance, you can turn it in to the insurance company, or you can get a life settlement, and walk away with a chunk of cash to use as you wish.”

Kyle McNamara presents Top 10 Financial Blogs for College Students posted at Criminal Justice Degrees Guide.

Money Management

Marvin Grossman presents Dave Ramsey is Bad at Math posted at, saying, “If you’re familiar with Dave Ramsey, then you’ve no doubt heard of his ’snowball’ approach to paying down your debt. In short, Ramsey suggests that you make minimum payments on all but the debt with the lowest balance.”

Trading Education

Michael Pruser presents What is a Short Sell? posted at The Dough Roller

Mike McFate presents Using the VIX to Forecast the Market posted at, saying, “Great article about how you can use the VIX to forecast the stock market.”

Economic News

Darwin presents US Deficit Panel Recommendations: Cuts, Cuts, Cuts posted at Darwin’s Money, saying, “The US Deficit Panel shocked the country and the Obama administration alike with an early release of their recommendations to reign in the US debt. No stone was left unturned – from elimination of the mortgage tax deduction federal salary freezes and more. Check out the full scope of changes recommended from the commission and consider what these changes would do to equities and bond markets if enacted.”

Marvin Grossman presents We’re No. 4! What the slip in U.S. competitiveness means posted at Savings Investor, saying, “Find out what the slip in US competitiveness might mean to CD rates.”

Michael presents A Return to the Gold Standard posted at Consumerism Commentary

Trading Forex

Steve Smith presents Choosing Forex trading systems posted at Forex Trading System Central, saying, “Selecting the best Forex trading system can make all the difference in your success and failure.”

Features of FAP Turbo Forex Robot presents FAP Turbo Forex Robot ? Dumbfounding Features of FAP Turbo Forex Robot posted at Fap Turbo Expert Guide Review.

Day Trading

John presents Learning How to Day Trade Stocks posted at Buy Stocks Online, saying, “In the financial market to trade means to buy or sell financial instruments like stocks, currencies and more. One of the most popular styles of trading is called day trading.”

That concludes this edition. Submit your blog article to the next edition of carnival of traders and investors using our carnival submission form. Past posts and future hosts can be found on our blog carnival index page.

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