Welcome to the January 27, 2011 edition of Stock Carnival Ecstasy.We have a lot of great articles this time around with 33 in total. Janet Murray starts us off with 5 Practical Investment Tips You Must Know. Dan has 7 Fresh ETF Launches for the New Year, as we love the diversification and ease of ETFs. Steve takes a look at two companies, Cummins Inc who will release their earnings next week and Verizon Communications Inc. who just released their earnings. And finally we have an explanation of the Price To Book Ratio from Tom @ Canadian Finance Blog. Hope you enjoy the material, come back next time, bookmark, share and tweet.
Rosette presents IRA Basics posted at IRA Rules, saying, "Are you confused about the different types of IRA and the individual rules and regulations? Read through our IRA basics guide which will answer all your IRA questions."
Pinyo presents 2010 Tax Tables: IRS Federal Income Tax Rates and Tax Brackets posted at Moolanomy, saying, "The tax season is upon us. To help you better understand how federal tax works, this article provides information about tax rates and brackets, as well as shows you how to calculate your tax liability."
Everything Finance presents Tips for Saving Money on Food Each Month posted at Everything Finance, saying, "One of the best ways to cut your overall budget is to learn techniques that will help you save money on food. This doesn’t have to mean boring meals, and it certainly doesn’t have to mean unhealthy ones. In fact, you may find that you eat more wholesome foods when you watch your budget, because often, the most expensive food products are also the worst for your health."
David de Souza presents One million more people to be affected by tax mistakes posted at Tax Return Blog, saying, "Tax Mistakes - We look at the tax blunders affecting millions of UK taxpayers"
Michael presents Zions Bank Online Savings Account Review posted at Consumerism Commentary, saying, "Living without a paycheck for one month isn’t as bad as it sounds. Life outside of work is finally starting to take shape."
Tom @ Canadian Finance Blog presents Want An Investment That Can Manage Itself? posted at The Canadian Finance Blog, saying, "ETFs are investments that manage themselves. Some investors are moving to Exchange Traded Funds as more reliable and more dynamic investment options."
Mark Macaluso presents How to Make Money (Online and Offline) from Accounting Jobs posted at Masters In Accounting.
Martin Kemp presents What Everyone Should Know About Registering As Self Employed posted at Being Self Employed, saying, "Our guide explains how to register as self employed for tax and National Insurance purposes"
Dan presents 7 Fresh ETF Launches for the New Year posted at ETF Base, saying, "There have been some great new ETF launches so far in 2011. Here's a comprehensive review of 7 new ETFs across various asset classes and strategies."
Dan presents Finally, The Facebook and Twitter Fund is Here – Secondary Market CEF posted at ETF Base, saying, "Finally, regular retail investors can invest in Facebook, Twitter and other private tech companies that have historically only been open to "accredited investors" (meaning millionaires). It's all possible due to this new closed end fund (CEF)."
Patty Pedersen presents Stock Market Predictions for 2011 and US Economic Forecast for 2011 posted at AlphaProfit MoneyMatters - Investing Blog, saying, "This article looks at how economic indicators such as GDP, bond yields, and unemployment claims stack up. It goes on to explain what can go right or wrong for the stock market and forecasts a range for the S&P 500 this year."
Hussein Sumar presents 5 Tricks to Successful Dividend Investing posted at High dividend stocks, saying, "Why should you make dividend investing a part of your strategy? Because it is free money! Think of dividend paying stocks as investments that will put cash in your wallet, without you having to worry about market values going higher. According to value investor Benjamin Graham, this becomes especially true for those companies with tons of cash flows & little or no debt. The school of thought behind this is, why should you care of growing your stock's price from $50 to $52 if you are already getting a decent 8% annual dividend yield from your company; this in a world where banks are literally offering 0.75% interest on a 12 month GIC. In this article, we explain the 5 basic traits that all successful dividend investors should have."
Darwin presents Efficient-Market Hypothesis – Are You a Believer? posted at Darwin's Money, saying, "There's a long-held belief in "Market Efficiency" which renders stock-picking, timing, and any individual decision-making as useless. Are you a believer? Check out these real-life examples and contradictions and weigh in."
Bob Fraser presents 50 Funniest Remarks Ever Written on RateMyProfessors.com | Bachelor's Degree Online posted at Learn-gasm, saying, "Useful Tips. Hope You Like This."
Patrick LaRue presents Make Filing Your 2010 Tax Return As Easy As Possible posted at 2010 Tax, saying, "Getting great tax tips this tax season is as easy as going to the IRS tax tip website."
Tom @ Canadian Finance Blog presents What Is A Price To Book Ratio (P/B Ratio)? posted at The Canadian Finance Blog, saying, "Price To Book Ratio, or P/B Ratio, compares the current market price of a stock and the book value of all the assets on a company's balance sheet."
Michael Pruser presents Free Year of the Wall Street Journal Online from OptionsHouse posted at The Dough Roller, saying, "Rather than pay for a years subscription to the Wall Street Journal Online, you can get it for free with OptionsHouse."
Tommy John presents 401K Rollover To Roth IRA: You Better Make A Move Now | 2010 Taxes posted at 2010Taxes, saying, "Making a decision on converting from a traditional IRA to a Roth IRA is an important decision to make."
Robert Moore presents 2011 Taxes: How To Obtain Information You May Need | 2011 Taxes posted at 2011 Taxes, saying, "Obtaining last year's tax return from the IRS can be the key piece of information in completing this year's return."
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