Carnival of Value Investing #8

Welcome to the May 28, 2011 edition of Carnival of Value Investing.

With this edition of the Carnival we are now moving to a monthly Carnival instead of a weekly one. The Carnival will now accept submissions until the last Friday of a month and the Carnival post will be posted on the last Saturday of the month. Please make a note of this in your calendars.

The next Carnival edition will be hosted at My Personal Finance Journey blog. All the guidelines remain the same.


Ken Faulkenberry presents Best Stock Investment Strategies posted at Arbor Asset Allocation Model Portfolio (AAAMP) Blog, saying, “After an investor completes their asset allocation and risk management analysis they should choose the best stock investment strategies for their personal investment management.”

Jim Yih presents Practical Tips for Investing Your RRSPs posted at Retire Happy Blog, saying, “Investing your RRSPs is a hard decision for most people. There’s no shortage of hot tips but it’s the timeless tips that stands the test of time.”

Mike presents To make money, do what works posted at Planned Freedom, saying, “To the question “Which stocks should I buy?” the answer is “The ones that make you money.” Without clairvoyance but with full benefit of hindsight, you can buy stocks similar to the ones that made money in the past…”

Flexo presents To Diversify Or Not To Diversify posted at Consumerism Commentary, saying “If you have a portfolio that is performing well, is it really necessary to diversify it?”

SEC Watcher presents Insider Trading Explained posted at SEC Fraud, saying “Ever wonder what makes insider trading illegal?”

Tom Drake presents Investment Risks posted at Canadian Finance Blog, saying “There are four types of investment risks, these are price risk, interest rate risk, business risk, and failure risk.”

Usefulman presents How to be a Warren Buffett (Part III) posted at

Ideas and Watch List

Alex Almendes presents Dollar Cost Averaging – an investment strategy posted at Financial Tips|Personal Money Management|Investment Guide, saying, “Don’t put all your eggs in one basket. A dollar cost averaging is trying to spread risks on your investment.”


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.”

Darwin presents CytRx Corporation Stock Review posted at Darwin’s Money, saying “Here, an exciting new biotech with a healthy pipeline is reviewed – CytRx.”

And a Little Digress into Personal Finance

Bob presents How to calculate your required minimum distribution posted at Christian Personal Finance, saying “Many folks I talk with are surprised by the fact that individuals must begin taking withdrawals from their retirement accounts once they reach a certain age. Some are also caught off guard when inheriting an IRA because the IRS forces you to pull money out of those accounts as well…”

Michael presents The Best 5 Year CD Rates – May 2011 posted at Dough Roller, saying “5 year CD terms are generally the longest offered by banks today and the 2.5% APY is as good as a guaranteed return can be this day and age.”

That concludes this edition.


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