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July 2011

Saturday, July 2, 2011

Carnival of Passive Investing #7 - Independence Day - June 2011 Edition with Author Larry Swedroe

The 7th Carnival of Passive Investing is now live on Free Money Wisdom at the link below. 


The 7th edition was an exciting time for the Carnival because the top picks were chosen by passive investing author, Larry Swedroe. Larry is an expert on low-cost index fund investing and has written ~10 books on the subject. His most recent book is The Quest for Alpha. Stop by Amazon or your local book store and pick up a copy to read!

Carnival of Passive Investing # 7 - July 4th Edition With Author Larry Swedroe

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

1.  My Personal Finance Journey presents Valuation-Informed Indexing vs. Passive Investing – Which is Better? - “Truthfully, it was fairly difficult to figure out the exact method that defines Valuation-Informed Index Investing and makes it different from passive investing. This is most likely due to the fact that it doesn't yet have a wide following, as opposed to passive investing where there are shelves full of books written on the subject!”

2.  The College Investor presents Building a Diversified Bond Portfolio - “Given all the different types of bonds, and the risks inherit in eachyou can mitigate some of the risk by diversifying your bond portfolio.  Just like investing in stocks, when one class of debt goes down, others usually rise.  Also, with different debts maturing at different times, you can hedge against some of the risks associated with interest rates.  Finally, with a large basket of debt types, you hedge against one debt defaulting.”

3. The Oblivious Investor presents It’s All One Portfolio - “By a wide margin, the most common emails I receive from readers are a listing of the holdings in their portfolio and a request for feedback. Based on those emails, one of the most common portfolio-construction mistakes is the desire to hold the same asset allocation in each account (IRA, 401(k), taxable, etc.), even if doing so results in higher costs, complexity, and taxes.”
4. Boomer and Echo presents How to Invest Your Money, Part 4: Building Your Portfolio - “By understanding your investment goals and becoming more active in your own financial planning, you can grow your investment portfolio safely and steadily.”
Thanks to our participants and host! Suba @ Wealth Informatics will be our host of the next (July - #8) edition, scheduled for June 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. Please contact me with your hosting date preference if you are interested! You can view the hosting schedule here.