Thursday, May 19, 2011

Stock Carnival Ecstasy - May 19, 2011

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Welcome to the May 19, 2011 edition of Stock Carnival Ecstasy.In this edition we have 11 great stories about financial planning and investing. Alexander takes a look at Using Dividend Funds to Build Your Portfolio. We also have a post that compares Investing to Gambling in the Stock Market by Pinyo. Finally Joe Morgan explains How to Survive (and Possibly Thrive during) Stagflation. Hope you enjoy the articles, bookmark, share, tweet, and come back next time.

Alexander presents Use Dividend Funds to Build Your Portfolio posted at Dividend Stocks, saying, "Dividend funds are composed of investments that offer regular payouts. There are high dividend funds, funds comprising dividend aristocrats, and other specializations."

AndyT presents 7 Financial Tasks You Should Start Today posted at Money Destiny, saying, "Procastination is the arch enemy success, especially financial success, where time is your best friend. To that end, here are 7 financial tasks you should start today."

Mike Piper presents Assessing Your Risk Tolerance: Need and Ability posted at The Oblivious Investor, saying, "The first step in creating an investment portfolio is to assess your risk tolerance."

Pinyo presents Investing versus Gambling in the Stock Market posted at Moolanomy, saying, "Are you sure you are investing in the stock market? Here are some ways to tell if you are gambling or investing."

Billy Hart presents Investing Basics – What Are Mutual Funds And ETFs posted at inMessment - Life Investments | Stocks | ETFs | Money, saying, "This post gives a high-level view of what Mutual Funds and ETFs are. Understanding the different ways to invest goes a long way to build your confidence when investing in the stock market. There are nearly as many different options as there are people ready to give their opinion of which one is best."

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Hussein Sumar presents What is a Federal Pell Grant & How to Apply for Pell Grants? posted at Pell Grant, saying, "The Federal Pell Grant program provides financial aid to low-income & need-based undergraduate and certain post-baccalaureate students to pay for college expenses. Awards from Federal Pell grants can be used at approximately 5,400 post secondary institutions across America. The Pell grant, unlike student loans, does NOT have to be repaid."

Hussein Sumar presents What Can Bankruptcy do for you and what can it Not do? posted at Chapter 7 bankruptcy, saying, "Bankruptcy is an effective tool for thousands of Americans who are struggling with all kinds of debts. However, it is important to know what type of debts bankruptcy can discharge you from (in other words what types of debts it can ‘free’ you from) and what type of debts are NOT discharged through bankruptcy."

Joe Morgan presents How to Survive (and Possibly Thrive during) Stagflation. posted at Simple Debt-Free Finance, saying, "We could be looking at a repeat of the 1970's - stagflation. High inflation and stagnant income growth present an investment challenge not seen in over a generation. Here's how to handle it."

Steve Smith presents Forex Requires Practice posted at Forex Trading System Central, saying, "Trading currencies and metals can be very risky without a good amount of knowledge, a trading system, and the use of practice account."

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Hussein Sumar presents S&P 500 Dividend Aristocrats of 2011 posted at Best Dividend Stocks, saying, "The S&P 500 Dividend Aristocrats Index is the most honorable list of dividend paying stocks as measured by the S&P 500 Index that have consistently increased their dividends for the past 25 years, without missing a single dividend payment. The index measures the performance of large cap, blue-chip companies within the S&P 500 that have a market capitalization of at least $3 billion."

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Steve presents Small Banks Vs. Big Banks: Which is Better for my Business posted at FastSwings, saying, "Going with the big banks was the ideal solution for small business prior to the recent financial crisis."

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