As a summary of each piece, I'm listing each author's reason for submitting the post to the carnival (for those that submitted one) and/or a bit of the post itself as a summary -- so readers know what to expect before you get to the post.
With that said, here we go:
Taxes Should Affect Your Stock Decisions: "The difference between short term and long term capital gains should affect your stock decisions, to an extent."
Stocks are for Suckers: "The book I recently reviewed focuses on investing in index funds and letting the portfolio sit for decades — “buy and hold.” It’s a strategy that has been popular since the market took a downward spin when the tech bubble gave out. Not everyone agrees that it’s the best strategy."
Rebalancing our Retirement Portfolio: "It’s been just a few days, and I can already scratch rebalancing our retirement portfolio off my list of things to do in the New Year. I spent some time the other day looking through our holdings and figuring out what we needed to do."
Looking at an Investment Strategy for Retirement: "JLP at AllThingsFinancial puts together an investment strategy for retirement."
How to Read a Quarterly Conference Call: "In this series of posts I use Whole Foods' quarterly conference call as an example of how to interpret CEOs' presentations to investors."
Bill Gates Keynote At CES: Three Stock-related Points: "Microsoft head Bill Gates gave his much-anticipated keynote speech at the Consumer Electronics Show last night. Three key points for those of us interested primarily in stock implications."
An Optimised Portfolio Using Only ETFs: "One of the questions most frequently asked by retail investors is 'How should I allocate my portfolio?' The Radical Guide to Investing includes a careful discussion of asset allocation, and points out that asset allocation should vary depending on an individual’s circumstances."
Taking advice from the already wealthy: "Investors should be wary of advice and predictions from so-called financial experts - even those that have accumulated great wealth through their investing acumen."
What I Look For In a Mutual Fund Family: "Reading the papers, I see all kinds of garbage about mutual funds. Probably the biggest single piece of garbage is that only the so-called 'no load' funds are any good."
Investment Newsletter Review: Canadian Edge: "Early Riser reviews Roger Conrad's Canadian Edge investment newsletter."
The Man who put 'mental' into 'fundamental' and other 2006 Investment Tales: "A few of the subplots to bear in mind when considering the consensus that 2006 will be another uplifting chapter of the global growth story."
Getting Started, Part II: KISS: "Chris continues his series on getting started in investing with tips on how to build a simple yet solid foundation."
Access to Roadshows for Individual Investors: "The SEC has mandated that all IPO roadshows be made available to the public. In this spirit, a new website has sprung up to show the presentations. I stand incredulous at how easy it is now for individual investors to access management presentations. Previously, this was pretty awkward (if not impossible) for individuals to access."
Invest Time in the Biggies First: "With saving money being the best investment that most people can make, it makes sense to get the biggest return on the time spent."
MBTrading.com - Researching A New Stock Broker: "Post discussing a brokerage with no minimum balance fees and no minimum commissions per month."
Value Investing Ideas Site: "This is a tip off to a resource I have recently found and found useful."
Free Morningstar Stock Research: Fat Pitch Financials discovered a link that will gain you access to research reports for 15 of Morningstar's top rated stocks.
Stock Screen by Harry Domash: Invest like a young Warren Buffet written by Harry Domash. Looks like a decent stock screen where one can make adjustments to his or her liking.
Thanks for visiting the Carnival of Investing! If you want to know a bit more about Free Money Finance, take this quick tour of the blog I wrote when FMF was recognized by Business Week or see my posts of the week for last week.