Festival of Stocks – 2010 New Year’s Edition

Festival of Stocks TimeHappy New Year! Welcome to the 174th edition of the Festival of Stocks. The Festival of Stocks is a blog carnival dedicated to highlighting the best posts on stock market related topics. Fat Pitch Financials is the actual birth place of this online weekly event, so it is always a special occasion when I get the chance to host this roving event and this week is particularly special since it is the first edition of the Festival of Stocks for 2010.

Here are this week’s entries:

Top Ten Value Investing News Stories of 2009 post here at Fat Pitch Financials. Discover the top value investing articles submitted in 2009.

Stanley Works (SWK) Dividend Stock Analysis posted at Dividend Growth Investor. This blogger reports that  Stanley Works is overvalued at 22 times earnings, yields 2.70% and has an adequately covered distribution payment.

Emerson Electric Co. (EMR) Dividend Stock Analysis posted at Dividends Value, saying, “Emerson Electric Co. primarily makes backup power equipment for telecom and Internet providers and users, climate control components, and electric motors. Linked here is a detailed analysis and commentary.”

Magic Formula Stock Review: Weight Watchers International Inc. (WTW) posted at MagicDiligence.  Weight Watchers is a very profitable company with a well established brand and differentiated product. The stock is cheap and pays a respectable dividend. The one major concern is a huge debt load which leaves the company little wiggle room for mistakes.

How to create online investment tracking spreadsheet posted at Old School Value. Use this free stock tracking spreadsheet or learn how to create your own dynamic online portfolio tracking spreadsheet that is always up to date. You can now view it anywhere, anytime.

Top 20 Daytrader Secrets for Day Trading Stocks, Emini Day Trading, Forex and Other Markets. posted at Top Dog Trading, saying, “A one-hour day trading program with pdf and videos that shows exactly what turns a daytrader from loser to winner. Provided free to the trading community. I hope it can help you too.”

What is Value Investing? posted at The Dough Roller. So let’s take a look at what value investing is, why it matters, and some funds that invest in value oriented stocks.

Buying the Dividend and Dividend Dates posted at Blueprint for Financial Prosperity. Jim examines the flaw in buying a stock just before it issues a dividend.


That concludes this edition of the Festival of Stocks. Be sure an leave comments as you visit each of the blogs that participated in this week’s Festival of Stocks. They’ll appreciate knowing folks are reading their articles.

I’m looking for hosts for the rest of 2010. If you are interested in volunteering to host a future edition of the Festival of Stocks, just contact me right away with the name of your site, blog URL, email address, and the date your prefer to host. Submit your blog article to the next edition of Festival of Stocks using our carnival submission form. Past posts and future hosts can be found on our Festival of Stocks index page for those of you interested in reviewing the archives.

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