Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Stock Carnival Ecstasy - June 25, 2013

An assortment of United States coins, includin...
An assortment of United States coins, including quarters, dimes, nickels and pennies. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Welcome to the June 25, 2013 edition of Stock Carnival Ecstasy.John Schmoll begins this edition with an article on starting out when you are unsure of where to invest. Jon Rhodes compares how rich people think to those that don't have the money they desire. Bill Smith has a tax article for us, explaining how simple it is to file your taxes from your home. And finally, David Lee examines why most Forex traders fail. Hope you enjoy the articles, bookmark, share, tweet, and come back next time.


John Schmoll presents How to Invest in Stocks When You Do Not Know Where to Start posted at Frugal Rules, saying, "Investing in stocks, or anything in the market, can be overwhelming for many. The key to overcoming that fear is knowing where to start and educating yourself so that you can set up an investment portfolio that’ll help you grow your wealth and reach your long-term retirement goals."

Jon Rhodes presents How Rich People Think Differently From The Poor posted at Affiliate Help!, saying, "This article shows you how the rich think differently from the poor. A very valuable lesson to learn if you want to generate wealth."

John Schmoll presents Things I Would Never Do: Raid My 401k to Buy Property posted at Frugal Rules, saying, "There is an increasing number of investors taking out loans on their 401k accounts in order to buy investment property. While diversification of investments is key, the inherent risk may not be enough to offset the potential gain."

Bill Smith presents Filing Your Taxes At-Home - It's Easier Than You Think posted at 2011 Taxes, saying, "Most customers aren’t aware of just how easy it is to learn how to do your own taxes online."


Lim Jing Liang presents Inside Day NR4 (ID/NR4) - Trading Setups Review posted at Trading Setups Review, saying, "The ID/NR4 pattern combines an inside bar with an NR4 pattern to create a low risk trading setup trigger which is effective for both swing and day trading."


davidlee presents Why Do Almost All Forex Traders Fail? posted at Forex Trading Blog.

Bill Smith presents Using TaxBrain.com Software And Calculators posted at 2010 Tax, saying, "Filing and preparing taxes each year is a responsibility of all American wage earners."

Bill Smith presents Filing Your 2011 Taxes Online posted at 2011 Tax, saying, "Every year, many people race to tax preparation offices to have their annual taxes prepared, making sure to beat the April 15 deadline."

Bill Smith presents Complete Your 2012 Tax Return For Free posted at 2012 Tax - Free Tax Filing Options, saying, "It’s time to prepare your 2012 tax return. But have you ever considered submitting your federal income tax return online?"


Bryce Heston presents What is a well-diversified investment portfolio? - Personal Investment Management > Investment Asset Diversification Articles -- Reducing Your Portfolio Risk - Financial Articles posted at THE SKILLED INVESTOR Blog, saying, "To achieve full diversification, as the scope of your definition of the "securities market" increases, you need to hold an increasing number of representative individual securities."

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Monday, June 10, 2013

Facebook Stock Lifted On The View That It Will Join The S&P 500 Index Sometime Soon

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Facebook Stock Lifted On The View That It Will Join The S&P 500 Index Sometime Soon

A sharp jump in the Facebook stock price is fueling analyst speculation that Facebook (FB) will join the S&P 500 index sooner rather than later. Facebook stock closed today at $24.33, up 4.46% over the previous day's close. It is no longer a question of if it will be invited, the question now is when. Previously, it was expected to be added to the index within the next year, but many now believe it will be sooner.
Facebook joined the NASDAQ in early December 2012, and now has the required months of seasoning since its IPO on May 18, 2012. The S&P 500 likes to have six to twelve months of seasoning. They also normally require four consecutive quarters of positive earnings, which for Facebook won't be until the 4th quarter of this year. Depending on how bad the S&P wants Facebook, other criteria might be used. The index may use the balance sheet criteria instead, which Facebook meets. With a current market value of almost $60 billion, that would place Facebook within the top 60 of the most valuable members of the index.

The S&P 500 is a primary benchmark index by more than 1300 mutual funds and quite a few ETFs, so once Facebook is added to the index, Facebook shares will be added to the holdings of those companies. This will likely cause a short-term increase in the price of Facebook stock, of possibly up to 5%. The addition of Facebook to the S&P 500 is a major benchmark that will likely spur buying.

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Stock Carnival Ecstasy - June 3, 2013

Shaw Technician Van
Shaw Technician Van (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Welcome to the June 3, 2013 edition of Stock Carnival Ecstasy. We start this carnival with an article from John Schmoll and his review of Etrade. Bill Smith has a post for us on TurboTax's TaxCaster application which will estimate your taxes for the coming year. Michael looks at Shaw Communications for dividend growth. And Vytas examines the Wedge technical chart pattern. Hope you enjoy all the material, like on Facebook, tweet, share, bookmark, and come back next time.


John Schmoll presents 5 Things I Wish I Knew Before I Graduated From College posted at Frugal Rules, saying, "It’s sadly been too long since I graduated from college. There are a number of things I wish I knew before I did, chiefly among them avoiding debt, investing early for retirement by taking advantage of a 401k and networking all with the intention of growing professionally as well as growing my wealth."

Jason Hull
presents Why Paying Assets Under Management Fees is Like Getting a Car Loan From A Used Car Dealer posted at Hull Financial Planning, saying, "Paying 1% a year to an "investment manager" to manage your money? You're probably making a mistake which will cost you hundreds of thousands of dollars."

Edward Webber
presents How Much Can You Earn Without Paying Taxes 2013? posted at TaxFix Feed Update, saying, "Do you want to know how much you can earn without paying any tax in the UK? This article provides all the details and how the limit has been increased."

John Schmoll
presents Online Brokerages I’ve Used: Etrade Review posted at Frugal Rules, saying, "There are many online brokerages to use as you look to invest in the stock market. The good ones are there to meet your needs and help make sure you’re doing what you can to be investing for things like retirement."

Bill Smith
presents TaxCaster: The Mobile Tax Calculator For Taxpayers posted at 2009 Tax, saying, "Tax calculators are popular tools for consumers these days. Before filing one’s taxes, a person can take advantage of a calculator."

Bill Smith
presents After The Events In Boston And Texas, Charity Scams Are Common posted at 2009 Taxes, saying, "When you use TurboTax to file your taxes, you may notice that you can write off the money that you gave to charities."


Michael presents Dividend Growth in the Communication Industry: Shaw Communications posted at Dividend Growth Investing & Retirement, saying, "An analysis of Shaw Communications' dividend growth prospects and how it compares to the other competitors in the Canadian communication industry, namely TELUS, Rogers Communications and BCE."


Vytas presents Wedge technical chart pattern posted at Trend, saying, "What is a wedge? It is a technical pattern with a narrowing range within two converging trendlines that slant in upward or downward direction depending on the type of a pattern: upward or downward. It usually indicates an end of a trend that can be traced in the pattern itself. It means that if you have a falling wedge (prices are going down) the breakout will most probably be upwards. Price moves between the two trendlines and the narrowing range builds pressure for an upcoming breakout."

Bill Smith
presents Handling IRS Notices For 2013 posted at 2008 Taxes, saying, "Once you file your taxes, they are in the hands of professionals at the IRS."

Bill Smith
presents Implications Of Passing A Senate Bill Enacting An Online Sales Tax posted at 2011 Tax, saying, "Congress is currently moving forward with a Senate bill that could place sales taxes on buyers who place orders for items housed out of state."

That concludes this edition. Submit your blog article to the next edition of stock carnival ecstasy using our carnival submission form. Past posts and future hosts can be found on our blog carnival index page.

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