The Carnival of Smarter Investing #13

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carnival.jpgWelcome to the Thirteenth SuperSized Edition of The Carnival of Smarter Investing! CoSI has taken a few weeks off as the boozwatt staff were given a much needed vacation followed by some devoted time to focus on the exciting new site feature rollout planned for Spring of 2008 here at We're back, we're refreshed, and we're excited to be presenting you with our Thirteenth Edition of CoSI. So sit back, relax, and enjoy this supersized gathering of featured articles by investors and writers in the areas of business and real estate. And, as always, to ubmit your article for next week’s edition, you can do so here.

Kurt Brouwer presents How Big Is The Housing Bubble? posted at Fundmastery Blog, saying, "How big is the bubble in real estate?"

Abdulrasool Sumar presents Do Not Fall for Rent to Buy Mortgage Loan Schemes posted at Mortgage Loan Calculator, saying, "In current times of falling home prices in the US and the $1.8 trillion sub-prime mortgage debt that financial banks have to deal with, "Rent to Buy" signs are popping up everywhere to lure consumers into purchasing homes at "cheap mortgage rates." Rent to Buy is a marketing gimmick used by landlords to lease out their homes and receive rental income, only because they cannot sell their homes in the existing mortgage market. If you are renting, there is little benefit for you to fall for these schemes. The reason is because most Rent to Buy schemes do not result in a purchase. People with bad credit, no down payments and lots of credit card debt also qualify for rent to buy schemes. That's why you should avoid them."

Ted Stearns presents 4 Tips To Surviving The Real Estate Market posted at Seasoned TradeLines, saying, "It is easy to get caught up in the hysteria surrounding the real estate market. I offer 4 tips to help keep you focused and survive the slump."

Tracy Coenen presents Test your Scam Alert skills posted at FRAUDfiles, saying, "Fly-by-night make-a-lot-of-money schemes are almost always nothing more than a scam to get your money."

FIRE Getters presents 2008's Hot Career Trends in US - Some Contemplations! posted at FIRE Finance, saying, "John Schoen (MSNBC) has written an interesting article about the chances of a recession kicking in this year - "Fed says recession risk trumps inflation fears." Well, all we can do is to prepare for the worst and hope for the best.While change is a constant factor in our lives, we've got to realize that one of the most important things that keeps our financial house in order is our career. It would perhaps pay off to think ahead about the effects of a period of economic crisis on our jobs."

Praveen presents My Simple Trading System: Flipping Products Instead of Houses posted at My Simple Trading System, saying, "take the idea from house flipping, and apply it to products. So, instead of a house, you want to buy generic products cheaply, spruce them up, and resell them for a profit."

Personal Finance Claims presents What Would You Do With An Extra £5000? posted at Personal Finance Claims, saying, "If you have taken out a mortgage, secured loan or motor finance within the last 28 years….you may qualify for compensation. Personal Finance Claims have helped 100’s clients, just like you, receive totally unexpected financial compensation as a result of invalid, unenforceable or fundamentally flawed consumer credit agreements. These include mortgage, secured loan and motor finance contracts"

Warren Wong presents How To Learn To Make A Good Investment posted at Personal Development for INTJs, saying, "Describes the most effective method for learning to invest well."

Phil B. presents Short-Term versus Long-Term Capital Gains « Phil for Humanity posted at Phil for Humanity, saying, "Short-term investments must have a higher return just to guarantee the same profit over long-term investments because of the differences between short-term and long-term capital gains tax."

Steve Faber presents Three Good Rules to Help Find the Best Stock Picks posted at DebtBlog, saying, "If you're going to pick the stocks with massive growth potential, you have to look beyond EPS, Market Caps, P/E ratios and who's running the show. Sure, that's good to know, but you have to look at the big picture to find out where the good stocks hide. Here are some ways you can find them."

Dorian Wales presents 10 Tips and Truths for Successful Option Trading posted at Personal Financier, saying, "Household investors usually lose when trading options. If you insist on trying you should take these suggestions into mind."

The Stock Teacher presents Tips For Cutting Down On Trading Fees posted at Stock Investment, saying, "Advice on how to cut down on your stock trading fees and improve your returns!"

Market Breaker presents Getting An Edge On The Market posted at Stock Investing Tips, saying, "A few ways to maximize your returns and get an edge on the market!"

Raymond presents Invest In Gold As A Hedge Against Inflation, Recession, and The Weakening Dollar posted at Money Blue Book.

Ryan presents Take Control of Your Retirement Fund posted at Building Millionaire Money Habits, saying, "Thanks for hosting the carnival. Here's a summary: There’s nothing exhilarating about a retirement plan, but what if you could be your own investment manager and choose specifically how your investments are made, and not just limit those investments to stocks, bonds and mutual funds. Guess what? You can!"

vld2czech presents Defensive stocks from Switzerland. posted at StockWeb, saying, "Find out which Swiss stock market offers better exposure among Western European countries."

Ryan Healy presents Options Trading: A Rough Economy in 2008? posted at A.J. Brown's Options Trading Blog, saying, "Major forces are influencing the markets. How will this play out in 2008? Read this article to find out."

Raag Vamdatt presents Stocks - The winning bet for the long term :: :: Financial Planning demystified posted at - Financial Planning demystified, saying, "This article talks about the importance of holding stocks for the long term. It also discusses how stocks give the best returns in the long term."

Investing Angel presents Invest In What You Know posted at Stock Tips, saying, "If you are going to beat the market, you will need to do something better than most investors out there. This is no easy task. Remember, most money is managed by professionals. To beat the market, you need to know something that most professionals don't know about the stocks you trade."

TheWild1 presents Increase your Return in the Stock Market posted at TheWild1, saying, "Anybody can make money in the stock market, but can you make 40%+ returns? With some simple guidelines, you too can improve your chances of great returns."

Cameron Schaefer presents 3 Investment Principles Every Young Person Should Know: #1 Time Value of Money | Schaefer's Blog posted at Schaefer's Blog, saying, "The basic premise of the time value of money is that all else being equal an investor is better off receiving a certain amount of money today than he is receiving that same amount of money in the future."

iPhone 2.0 presents Investors React to Impending 3G iPhone posted at iphoneupdate.

Slackerwealth presents Reinvesting Dividends -- Good Idea or Bad? posted at A Slacker's Quest for His First Million, saying, "Discusses benefits and drawbacks of reinvesting dividends."

Steve Faber presents - Investing – Home Run vs Home Ruin, Micro Cap vs Large Cap posted at DebtBlog, saying, "Is there a relationship between market cap and recent stock performance? Well, sort of. Take a look."

Bobby Handzhiev presents How To Trade Forex By Signals - Part One posted at The Shark Investor, saying, "The first part of three part tutorial on forex signals trading"

Matthew Paulson presents How to Start a Small Business and Fail Miserably At It posted at American Consumer News.

Carol Bentley presents Does your business pass the "Charlie the Plumber" test. . . posted at Carol Bentley.

Woody Maxim presents Amazon S3 is simply amazing posted at Woody Maxim.

Stephen Dean presents Tapping Michel Fortin’s Brain Volume 2 posted at Stephen Dean's Copywriting And Internet Advertising Blog - Copywriter.

Henry Bagdasarian presents Tax Filer Identity Theft Risks posted at Free Identity Theft Prevention, Detection and Fraud Solutions.

Robert Phillips presents What Types of DVD Products Sell Best? posted at How to Create a DVD without Spending a Dime.

Tim Gary presents How to Make Time Out of Thin Air posted at Internet Success Bites.

Cindy King presents Prepare For International Markets posted at Get International Clients.

Charles Eglinton presents eBay Descriptions posted at - eBay Bidding Tips & Selling Tips.

Ian Richardson presents 5 Vital Keys to Your Success in 2008 posted at Make Everything EzyAs123.

Jose DeJesus MD presents Market Timing - When is the Best Time to Invest New Money posted at Physician Entrepreneur.

That's it for this edition of CoSI. Thanks again for the great above submissions, and a huge and ever present thanks to our rapidly expanding base of loyal readers. And remember, if you’ve got something to say regarding real estate investing, general investing, business, entrepreneurship or small business management, get it written up and submit it today! We’re always looking for more article submissions. So get writing!! Thanks for reading, and see you here next week!!

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