Welcome to the August 27, 2009 edition of Stock Market Fast Swings from Fastswings.com. This week we have a number of good articles including one from Praveen with an India Fund (IFN) Trade Example. Other articles include Earn Cash While You Wait For A Better Share Price from 20smoney who demonstrates the usefulness of a Put Option. Aussie Investor has Shares To Buy Now And For The Long Term while Dan at Everydayfinance presents an Option Hedge Strategy that you might not have seen before. Finally Brett Ferguson analyzes Sirius Satelite Radio.
Ray @ Financial Highway presents Dealing with Collection Agencies- Tips on Handling Collection Agencies posted at Financial Highway, saying, "Sometimes bad things happen to good people and find ourselves fighting with collection agencies. Here are some tips on how to deal with Collection Agencies."
The Smarter Wallet presents Internet Banking: Compare Online Banks For Your Savings Needs posted at The Smarter Wallet, saying, "Great stuff!"
Banker Saver presents TARP Bailout Funds: How Have Banks Used Taxpayers' Money? posted at Banker Saver.
Aussie Investor presents Shares To Buy Now And For The Long Term posted at Australian Investing, saying, "With investors the world over having suffered through the global financial crisis, some are now wondering how best to restore the health of their share portfolios. This article discusses some of the factors I consider when looking for the best shares to invest in. By maintaining this disciplined approach investors should end up with a portfolio of good investments to see them through these troubled financial times."
Jimmy Atkinson presents Christian Magoon On The Claymore-Guggenheim Merger and The Future Of The ETF Industry posted at ETF Database.
Dan at Everydayfinance presents Option Hedge Strategy: 2 by 1 Put Spread is Cheap and Effective posted at Everyday Finance, saying, "This article provides a low-cost option hedge strategy to insure the recent rapid runup in the stock market by using a ratio spread, which can return over 2000% with a nominal cash outlay."
Steve Patterson presents Clinical Research About AcaiSlim Edge posted at Detox Cleansing, saying, "AcaiSlim Edge combines beneficial ingredients like garcinia combogia, gynmea sylvestre, chromium, caffeine and pure acai extract to super charge your diet."
Steve Patterson presents AcaiPure Products Produce Phenomenal Results That Surpass Just Weight Loss! posted at Weight Loss Diet Forum, saying, "AcaiPure has it all when it comes to a quality Acai Berry supplement."
The Dough Roller presents Best Discount Brokers for Online Stock Trades and Option Trading posted at The Dough Roller.
Steve Patterson presents Discover the #1 Way to Reduce Your Tax | 2008 Taxes posted at 2008 Taxes, saying, "The easy question and answer series makes filing your taxes and earning your tax credits simple!"
Steve Patterson presents The Benefits to Using Turbo Tax | 2009 Taxes posted at 2009 Taxes, saying, "Turbo Tax is equipped with all the new and old tax credits and offers you a comprehensive software program that will make it easy to decide which ones you are entitled to!"
Steve Patterson presents The Easiest Way to Score 250 Free Business Cards posted at VistaPrint - 250 Free Business Cards, saying, "The point is that marketing your company or your services professionally can be as easy as stopping at Vista Print."
Steve Patterson presents The Easiest Way to Get your Idea Printed on a T-Shirt posted at Free Personalized T Shirts, saying, "This is a great way to outfit a family reunion or ball team for a fraction of the cost!"
Steve Patterson presents What Does a Low Price Guarantee Mean to You? posted at Free Personalized T Shirts, saying, "Customer service definitely meets usability and quality when it comes to Vista Print!"
Jae Jun presents Warren Buffett Stock Pick Portfolio | Old School Value posted at Old School Value, saying, "A look at the intrinsic value and stock holdings of Berkshire Hathaway run by Warren Buffett. Graphs and fair value estimates included."
Zach Scheidt presents Synaptics Stock Back to Attractive Price posted at ZachStocks, saying, "Synaptics stock was pounded by investors who were disappointed with revenue guidance for the coming quarter. The company continues to post strong profits and the lower stock price could represent a very attractive buying opportunity"
Sam presents Buy 500 Companies for $1,000 with a Stock Index Mutual Fund posted at Surfer Sam and Friends, saying, "Thanks for including my article. Here's an excerpt...
Buy 500 Companies for $1,000
With a Low Cost Stock Index Mutual Fund
Guaranteed Average Returns
Index funds allow average people to participate intelligently in the stock market, by offering diversification and low fees. On the other hand, actively managed mutual funds often do no better than index funds but charge higher fees. Individual investors are flocking to index funds to meet their investment goals.
What is a Stock Index?
A stock index is a list of names and numbers of shares selected according to some established criteria. For example, the well-known S&P500 Index is a list of 500 selected companies that make up 79% of the stock market in terms of market capitalization.
All stock indexes are managed lists. The list is revised when companies merge, when company performance declines or when other conditions dictate. Companies that are added to the list are often selected for their growth potential.
Some common indices include the S&P 500, the Russell 1000 and the Wilshire 5000. The Russell 1000 Index uses the largest 1000 companies that make up 89% of the market. The Wilshire 5000 Index has more than 5000 companies and includes 99.9% of the market
What is an index fund?
An index fund is a mutual fund that buys the stocks of companies in the index, and holds them in its portfolio. The fund is set up to mirror the performance of the stock index, by holding all the stocks in the index, in the same proportions as the index. The investment goal of index funds is to achieve average results. An index fund turns in an average performance, rather than trying to hit the ball out of the park."
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