Welcome to the June 2, 2011 edition of Stock Carnival Ecstasy. In this issue we start off with Mike Piper who writes about Asset Allocation Comes First, Then Fund Selection when investing. Darwin takes a look at CytRx Corporation. We have a post on the 5 Best Dividend Paying Mutual Funds with High Income by Maxim Kazawy. Finally Boomer wrote a nice article about the 5 Common Mistakes Investors Make that you should take a look at. Hope you enjoy the article, bookmark, share, tweet and return for our next carnival.
Pinyo presents 5 Credit Score Myths posted at Moolanomy, saying, "Despite the increased attention placed on credit scores, there are still some rumors and plain untruths that are still confusing consumers in regard to their credit scores and history. Here is a look at 5 of the most popular untruths about your credit score."
Pinyo presents How to Review and Update Your Homeowners Insurance posted at Moolanomy, saying, "Many people neglect to update their homeowners insurance policies as time goes on. Here are two insurance factors you must review periodically to avoid being underinsured when disaster strikes."
A Noton presents Information About Mortgage Brokers Responsibilities posted at Best Mortgage Brokers Canada, saying, "When a person is looking for the best deals on mortgages it is important to know what a mortgage brokers responsibilities are. Much of the things done by a broker could potentially be carried out by the individual interested in these types of loans, but for the average person this could prove quite overwhelming and they may not be able to get access to all the deals available."
Mike Piper presents Asset Allocation Comes First. Then Fund Selection posted at The Oblivious Investor, saying, "A common mistake that many investors make is trying to pick investments before they've decided what asset allocation they want to use."
Nesher presents Buy and Hold Trading Strategy – Pluses and Minuses posted at Internet Stock Trading for Beginners.
Mike presents What is a book value? posted at Planned Freedom, saying, "You hear the term "book value of a company" almost every time someone analyzes a stock. Learn how to quickly calculate it yourself, instead of getting inaccurate information from finance websites."
Maxim Kazawy presents 5 Best Dividend Paying Mutual Funds with High Income posted at Best Dividend Mutual Funds, saying, "Dividends provide an instant cash flow return on your investment and also act as a downside protector in bear markets. Also, the US stock markets have lost 2% annualized over the last 10 years. If you were invested in dividend paying mutual funds during this time, you would probably have made 5% compounded annual gains. In this article, we will go over 10 best mutual funds that pay dividends."
Joe Manausa, MBA presents Why The Housing Market Recovery Needs Time posted at Tallahassee Real Estate Blog, saying, "The housing market recovery is not going to occur in the next few years, it is going to take longer before we see the kind of balance that we have come to expect as both property owners and as tenants. While there have been a slew of recent articles pointing to the loosening of lending standards as the “fix” that the market needs, the reality is that many things are needed, and time will be the cure to what ills real estate."
MikeAhi presents Insider behavior during corrections speaks volumes. posted at After Hours Investing, saying, "What can insider trader show us about the direction of the market? Perhaps not as much as we'd like, but it may be one of a number of helpful indicators of market reversals."
Boomer presents 5 Common Mistakes Investors Make posted at Boomer & Echo, saying, "There is a lot more to investing than just setting aside money every month and hoping it turns into a large nest egg in retirement. Here are 5 common mistakes that investors make:"
Hemant Beniwal presents Sector Fund – the complete guide posted at The Financial Literates, saying, "In this article I have covered what are sector fund, benefits & risk associated with them, and finally should one invest in sector fund."
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