Roundup: Better Investing

There are a number of ways to become a better investor. It can help to read a little bit, and get ideas from others. Some investing blogs provide a wealth of helpful ideas on becoming a better investor. Here are some hints from around the blogosphere:

  1. Investment Advice From an Unusual Source: When looking for solid investment advice, you have to be willing to keep your eyes open. Dividend Partisan offers a look at how you can learn from even the unlikeliest of sources. The key is to always be willing to learn.
  2. Why Do We Think We Are So Good A Investors?: Before you can be successful, you need to honestly evaluate your investment ability. The Dividend Guy looks at the emotions behind how we perceive ourselves as investors.
  3. Step 6: Start Small: As you begin investing, you might not want to take on more than you can handle. Indeed, the Dividend Monk encourages you to start small. This is a great article and part of a series on building a successful dividend portfolio.
  4. How to buy your first index trackers: Ready to get started with index tracking? Monevator provides you with a helpful guide. After you read this post, you will be ready to get start; it’s even a good refresher for the seasoned investor.
  5. Investing For Income: A basic look at how you can invest for income. Buy Like Buffett breaks it down and gives you an overview of your options for building an income portfolio.
  6. Valuation-Informed Indexing #43: The Most Important Number in Stock Investing: As you figure out which numbers to pay attention to as you invest, it’s important to keep a few basics in mind. ValueWalk takes a look at long-term market timing. It’s an interesting concept that can help you over the long haul.
  7. Vanguard Wellington: Is it a Good Fund?: Using an example from real life, Oblivious Investor illustrates how to evaluate a fund. This is a great resource that can help you evaluate future purchases.