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October 2011

Saturday, October 8, 2011

Carnival of Passive Investing #10 - September 2011 Edition at Free Money Finance

The 10th (can you believe that we're already on #10? This carnival will be a year young before we know it! They grow up so fast don't they?!) Carnival of Passive Investing is now live on Free Money Finance at the link below. 


It was quite an honor for us to have FMF hosting this month's edition, as he was one of the first bloggers that I read when starting my blog in 2010 and has a long history of providing very informational posts regarding passive investing. 

Carnival of Passive Investing # 10 - September 2011




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

  • Best Index Funds for IRA from Stock Market Basics - Index funds are the best form of passive investing and have the lowest cost. These should really form the core of your IRA Investing.
  • Is the Buy and Hold Investment Strategy Right for You? from My Personal Finance Journey - Probably one of the best known investment strategies is buy and hold. Buy and hold is a long term investment strategy where one buys an investment and is not frightened by temporary fluctuations in the investment's value. Buy and hold is frequently touted by the legendary investor Warren Buffett, and many mom and pop investors subscribe to this investment style because it's a passive investment style. However, despite Warren Buffett consistently preaching about buying and holding, there is a secret that he didn't tell you, because he doesn't realize it. Buy and holding doesn't work for everyone. It only works for the right people under the right circumstances.
  • Should You Automatically Reinvest Your Dividends? from RothIRA.com - One of the easiest ways to passively invest is to pick stocks that pay great dividends and automatically reinvest them. There are 5 great reasons to automatically reinvest, but 7 reasons to avoid it.
  • Are Actively Managed Funds a Fool’s Game Compared to Index Funds? from Squirrelers - We don't always get what we pay for, and this concept comes into play when making a general comparison between actively managed funds and index funds. Are investors getting punished for seeking above-average returns?
  • How to Change Your Stock Allocation for Value Informed Indexing in Response to Valuation Shifts from Free From Broke - Value informed indexing provides a way to invest in stocks only when they are priced right. See how to change your stock allocation for value informed indexing and find out how the market is valued.


Thanks to our participants and host! Well-respected investing blogger, Barb Friedberg, from Barbara Friedberg Personal Finance will be our host of the next (October - #11) edition, scheduled for October 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, I am now beginning to put together the hosting schedule for 2012 since the 2011 schedule is filled up. Currently, all months (this carnival is only monthly) are open, so if you'd be interested in hosting, take a look at the hosting schedule and then send me an email to get on the schedule.