Beating The Index: Weekend Edition

Welcome to the weekend edition, a small collection of links to interesting personal finance related articles and news from around the web.

Wow, this week ended with a green day on Friday. How sentiments have changed between April and May.  What will next week bring? Will Europe add more worries or will it be shrugged off by investors?

Here’s a list of interesting readings for the weekend:

#1 How Gold Can Provide Stratospheric Returns to Your Investment Portfolio… if You Can Avoid the Bubbles!

Kevin takes a detailed look at the impact Gold can have on your portfolio with his usual high quality data crunching.

#2 Dancing with the Devil

Andrew Hallam posts an eye opener article. You will be surprised by these unsexy companies offering great returns.

#3 Introducing Options

Invest in the Markets started a new series on Options. If you are not familiar with Options, check his articles out.

#4 ETFs and Index Investing

MyOwnAdvisor explains index investing. Great overview for any DIY investor still stuck with mutual funds.

#5 Emotion isn’t something to fear, but to exploit

An investor’s job is to identify a good business, figure out what it’s worth, then wait until someone hits the panic button and sells it for less than it’s worth. That is why I love buying when the markets are crashing.

Have a great week end!