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May 2011

Monday, May 2, 2011

Carnival of Passive Investing #5 - Behavioral Gap Sketches - April 2011 Edition

The 5th ever Carnival of Passive Investing is now live on A Rich Life at the link below.

Carnival of Passive Investing #5 - Behavioral Gap Sketches Edition

Thanks to everyone for participating. Congrats to this month's three winners!

1. Jon Elder presents 12 Pillars of Boglehead Wisdom at Free Money WisdomJohn Bogle’s genius is that he keeps it simple. There’s lots of complicated investing advice available to us today. Too much! Most of what is presented to us is noise! The key to success is getting the fundamentals right. Bogle’s 12 Pillars are the core principles of Passive Investing. So you cannot go over them too many times. Enjoy and put on your learning hats!

2Darwin presents Daytrading Is a Total Scam — Don’t Fall for the Pitch at Darwin’s Money. This article of course highlights why you became a Passive Investor in the first place: You don’t have time for the nonsense! There’s a reason why all the scam-approaches never die: They appeal to the Get Rich Quick impulse lurking deep inside us. Read’s Darwin’s piece to remind yourself of why you sought the solace and common sense available through the Passive Investing approach.

3. FMF presents Index Funds: Not All Equal at Free Money Finance. This article is an except from Never Buy Another Stock Again: The Investing Portfolio That Will Preserve Your Wealth and Your Sanity.

Thanks to our participants and host! Robert @ The College Investor will be our host of the next edition, scheduled for May 31st, 2011.  Get your articles in now!

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, we have exciting news to report! For the May 31st edition, Rick Ferri, the author of numerous books on Passive Investing, will be selecting (with College Investor's help of course) the winners of the Carnival of Passive Investing (#6)!


This is an exciting time for bloggers to interact with real authors and foster a community of passive investing. Indeed, this was one of our main goals for starting this Carnival! So, put on your Sunday best, write those awesome passive investing posts, and get them submitted for Rick!

Also, The Carnival of Passive Investing is now open to outside hosts to fill the July-December slots, so feel free to throw your name in the ring if you match the qualifications.  Please contact me with your hosting date preference if you are interested! You can view the hosting schedule here.