Carnival of Passive Investing #8 - July 2011 - Cartoon Edition

Monday, August 1, 2011

Carnival of Passive Investing #8 - July 2011 - Cartoon Edition

The 8th Carnival of Passive Investing is now live on Wealth Informatics at the link below. 

Carnival of Passive Investing # 8 - July 2011 Cartoon Edition

Thanks to everyone for participating. Congrats to this week's three winners (shown below)!

1. Jacob @ My Personal Finance Journey presents Dollar Cost Averaging vs. Dollar Value Averaging – Which Is Better? posted at My Personal Finance Journey saying – “As passive investors, two powerful methods to invest money at periodic intervals are dollar cost and dollar value averaging. In this post, I took an in-depth look at which method would have delivered higher returns over the past 10 years. Read who the winner was!”

2. Money Cone presents Should You Invest in Vanguard Mutual Funds or ETFs? posted at Money Cone saying - “If your trading commission is low and if you don’t trade frequently, in most cases, ETFs seem to be a better deal. At least one of Vanguard’s mutual funds (VEIEX), had a purchase fee, redemption fee and an expense ratio! VEIEX’s ETF peer doesn’t carry any restrictions and it’s expense ratio is lower than VEIEX’s ER. You need to pay careful attention to costs when deciding between Vanguard’s mutual funds and ETFs”
3. The Amateur Financier presents Determining Your Risk Tolerance posted at The Amateur Financier. saying – “A guide to figuring out just how much risk you can tolerate, as well as how you should let that risk tolerance influence your investing decisions.”
Thanks to our participants and host! Stock Market Basics will be our host of the next (August - #9) edition, scheduled for August 31st, 2011. Get your articles in now (see instructions below)!

Since Blog Carnival hasn't been working at all recently (most everyone that I know has had technical difficulties), you can use the Blog Carnival Workaround submission form that Canadian Finance Blog developed by clicking here. Just remember to scroll down the drop-down menu until you see "The Carnival of Passive Investing." 

Also, The Carnival of Passive Investing is now open to outside hosts, so feel free to throw your name in the ring if you match the qualifications

We only have one hosting date left for 2011 (end of December edition). Please contact me if you are interested! 

You can view the hosting schedule here. I know that the end of December is a family time, so we can be flexible in the exact date that the carnival goes live. I'm OK moving it in to the first week of January 2012, if needed to accommodate schedules.