My weekly roundup from the financial and money blogs and newspapers.
What do you do when you love writing your investing and personal finance blog but it disrupts your work, your weekends, and even your cinema nights?
You start another!
Wait: There is method in my madness. My new site, Stock Tickle , is a very different beast to Monevator.
There’s long been conflict at the heart of Monevator:
- I follow short-term market news and moves like other people read the sports results – but I don’t think it’s intellectually justifiable, nor important for investing success.
- I invest a portion of my portfolio in individual shares – even though I believe in the realms of research that says most of us are better off with trackers.
Things came to a head earlier this month, when I was pondering how to follow my share trades on Monevator – either my real portfolio (unlikely), or a real-money demo portfolio set up for the purpose.
I thought it might be interesting to certain readers. And yet it seemed the antithesis of the strengths of Monevator, which I’d humbly suggest are a focus on asset allocation, portfolio management, and investing for the long-term.
Also, it’s very clear from the emails I receive that a lot of new readers find the blog and take away these messages. I don’t want them getting confused by posts about selling Vodafone.
Enter Stock Tickle!
My new blog will be the outlet for all the UK market news and my trading experiences that I want to keep off Monevator.
Posts are short, and opinion is flippant.
- If you’re an active trader in UK shares, you’ll hopefully like how it builds over the months ahead.
- If you’re not, I’d suggest you ignore it.
I’ll still do some individual stock write-ups  here on Monevator, but I’d prefer to keep the focus on the myriad of other investing and money topics.
To sum up: Monevator is still very much about equity investing! It is the ‘noise’ that will be the focus of Stock Tickle .
Other Monevator news
Finally, while I’m doing site news, two more additions:
- Site search box, by request: It’s in the column to the right, and needs to be tarted up. It uses Google and the results are pretty good.
- Discussion page : This makes it easier for you to track all the comments appearing on the site.
Posts from the blogosphere
- Save for retirement or for a downpayment on a house? – Money under 30 
- Price clustering and stop losses – The Psy-Fi blog 
- Market fair value by long-term P/E measure – iii blog 
- Using probability to set the size of your retirement fund – Oblivious Investor 
- Tips for cash-only living – The Digerati Life 
- Are you saving too much? – Investor Junkie 
- Why my kids won’t get an inheritance – Len Penzo 
- A better method for detecting housing bubbles – Political Calculations 
- Steepest yield curve ever, but different this time? – Mish 
Articles from the financial press
- Charlie Munger’s parable on how the West will die – Slate 
- Valuation matters when you buy equities – The Economist 
- UK GDP revised up to 0.3% for Q4 2009 – Stock Tickle 
- Swiss banks ‘worthless’ bonuses now worth $5 billion – BBC 
- Norman Lamont’s punt on small caps – Motley Fool 
- ISAs for income – FT 
- Merryn disses the Bolton China  fund – FT 
- Yet another Bolton view – The Independent 
- Great cash ISA saving rates – The Independent 
Financial Samurai Alexa challenge roundup
Posts from other Alexa Challenge entrants that you fine readers might like:
- Do mass firings improve performance? – MBA Briefs 
- Taxing financial transactions – good idea? – Amateur Financier 
- The curse of making too much money – Financial Samurai 
- Combat the puppy dog close – Eliminate the Muda 
- Why ideas are like sperm – Planting Dollars 
- Leave an inheritance for your children – Bible Money Matters 
- Get a second job and quit whining – Fiscal Fizzle  (by Deliver Away Debt )
- Maximising value – Engineer your Finances 
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