Welcome to the April 10, 2007 edition of festival of investing.
Larry Russell presents Searching for superior investment fund managers is a waste of your money and time posted at THE SKILLED INVESTOR Blog, saying, “You cannot reliably identify beforehand professional investment managers who will deliver superior performance at a reasonable price in the future. You cannot hire them at a price that is lower than their potential value-added.”
Larry Russell presents Never invest solely because of superior past mutual fund or ETF performance posted at THE SKILLED INVESTOR Blog, saying, “Superior past fund performance does NOT predict superior future performance. Only very poor past performance tends to be a slight predictor of more poor performance in the future, and excessive investment costs are the likely culprit.”
Tom Hanna presents Financial Roadmap for March 26 to 30, 2007 posted at Financial Options, saying, “The big news for investors this week will be Monday’s report on new home sales from the Commerce Department and Friday’s construction spending report. The housing market is showing great signs of stabilizing, but the picture is nothing if not muddled. Last week’s report on existing home sales showed a 3-year high in month-to-month sales growth, but median prices were still down year-over-year and inventory levels still topped a six-month supply. The new home market is even more befuddled with builder confidence down more than seven percent but builders still plugging ahead to push housing starts up 9%. If new home sales don’t improve more than the increase in housing starts, a new home inventory glut could give those builders reason for their pessimism. Housing market watchers, as well as other investors, will also want to pay attention to the Consumer Confidence Index due out Tuesday from the Conference Board – with gas prices on the increase again just in time for the spring buying season, anyone concerned with consumer spending needs to watch this number.”
Web Admin presents Oil – Profiting from its volatility posted at Stock-Net.com.
Market Poetry presents What An Honest SEC Filing From Blackstone Would Look Like posted at Market Poetry, saying, “Thank you and g’luck with the carnival!”
Matthew Ash presents Ethanol Craze Has Finally Put Corn in a Dangerous Position posted at Trend Analysis LLC.
Matthew Ash presents Educational Module #1 Simple Moving Averages posted at Trend Analysis LLC.
Matthew Ash presents Educational Module #2 Weekly and Monthly Simple Moving Averages posted at Trend Analysis LLC.
Azmi Mufti presents Work at Home Blog: Credit Help, Financing Help » Blog Archive » $4.95 Business Offer posted at Azmi M..
Babak presents Massive Liquidity Injection From Ending Of ?Regulation T? Margin Rules posted at Trader’s Narrative.
Tom Hanna presents Financial Roadmap for April 2 to 6, 2007 posted at Financial Options, saying, “The biggest volume of news this week comes from the labor market with two indexes of online help wanted ads, the Challenger report on layoffs, the Employment Situation Report from the Labor Department and the private counterpart employment report from ADP. The housing market is still worth watching closely and the February Pending Home Sales Index out Tuesday is a leading indicator of existing home sales for March and April.”
Dan Meyer presents “Win Ben Stein’s Money”…but Keep Your Own–Six of Ben’s Retirement Tips posted at Tick Marks.
H.S. Ayoub presents biotech stocks, news, commentary – BioHealth Investor posted at BioHealth Investor.
Web Admin presents Online Financial Tools: Best of the Web posted at Stock-Net.com.
Nina Smith presents Asset Allocation: A Key to Portfolio Success posted at Queercents, saying, “Spreading money around in a haphazard way may create only an illusion of diversification. How do you go about setting up a framework which tailors your investments to your particular circumstances? Guest columnist, Maggie Jennings, writes at Queercents.”
Michael K. Dawson presents Maximizing Your Trading Years at Breaking the Shackles of the 9 to 5 | by The Time & Money Group posted at The Time and Money Group.
Tom Hanna presents Financial Roadmap for April 9 to 13, 2007 posted at Financial Options, saying, “Excerpt: This week will be off to a very slow start with no major indicators scheduled for release until Wednesday and will be a fairly slow week generally. The only news from the housing sector will be the standard weekly fare on mortgage application numbers from the Mortgage Bankers Association.”
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