Festival of Stocks – September 7, 2010 Edition

Welcome to the September 7, 2010 edition of the Festival of Stocks. The Festival of Stocks has been on vacation for the past few weeks, but it is back in action this week with an extended edition. The Festival of Stocks is a blog carnival dedicated to highlighting bloggers 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.

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Now that you are familiar with Fat Pitch Financials, let’s take a look at this week’s Festival of Stock participants. Here are this week’s entries:

Intelligent Speculator presents Please do not let the Bush tax cuts expire posted at Intelligent Speculator, saying, “Do you think that the Obama administration should let the Bush tax cuts expire?”

JoelGray presents Unsecured Debt Relief posted at Finance Tips 101.

Rob presents Best IRA Rates posted at Stock Tips, saying, “Are you looking for ways to get the best IRA rates? Learn the tips to help you save money be finding the best IRA rates.”

Dividends4Life presents Sysco Corporation (SYY) Dividend Stock Analysis posted at Dividends Value, saying, “Sysco Corporation, through its subsidiaries, engages in the marketing and distribution of a range of food and related products primarily for foodservice industry in the United States and Canada. Linked here is a detaoiled analysis and commentary.”

Steve Alexander presents ViroPharma (VPHM) – A Tale of Two Drugs – MagicDiligence posted at MagicDiligence – Optimizing Joel Greenblatts Value Stock Strategy, saying, “ViroPharma markets two drugs: Vancocin for clostridium difficile infections, and Cinryze for rare hereditary angioedema. The company’s investment potential is tied to how fast the latter can replace declining sales from the former.”

Tom @ Canadian Finance Blog presents Canadian Royalty Trusts posted at The Canadian Finance Blog, saying, “Canadian Royalty Trusts, also known as a CanRoy, are a great alternative to traditional stocks.”

Control your Cash presents Big Fat Liar posted at Control Your Cash, saying, “Greg McFarlane from Control Your Cash has written the only post in history that can explain the difference between mutual funds and exchange-traded funds without rendering you comatose. Read it here.”

Dr. Barry Burns presents How To Day Trade | How to Day Trade posted at How to Day Trade, saying, “How to day trade “secret” bar intervals that most don’t know about. These can give you a huge edge in your day trading system as you continue to learn day trading.”

Dividends4Life presents Automatic Data Processing Inc. (ADP) Dividend Stock Analysis posted at Dividends Value, saying, “Automatic Data Processing Inc. is one of the world’s largest independent computing services companies, provides a broad range of data processing services. Linked here is a detailed analysis and commentary.”

Consumer Boomer presents ETFs VS Mutual Funds-Choosing The Best Investment for Retirement posted at Consumer Boomer, saying, “ETFs, or exchange traded fund, were started in the early 90’s and are becoming a popular resource for both Wall Street investors and the average investor”

Rob presents IRA Hardship Withdrawal posted at Stock Tips, saying, “Are you going through hardships and need to withdrawal money from your IRA? Familiarizing yourself about the IRA withdrawal rules is crucial to avoid penalties and fees.”

Super Saver presents Investment Focus – Dividend Paying Stocks posted at My Wealth Builder.

Dividends4Life presents UGI Corporation (UGI) Dividend Stock Analysis posted at Dividends Value, saying, “UGI Corp. operates propane distribution, gas and electric utility, energy marketing and related businesses through subsidiaries. Linked here is a detailed analysis and commentary.”

PT presents TradeKing Online Stock Broker Review posted at Prime Time Money, saying, “A full review of the discount broker, TradeKing, including pricing, platform, and customer service.”

Dividends4Life presents Weyco Group, Inc. (WEYS) Dividend Stock Analysis posted at Dividends Value, saying, “Weyco Group, Inc. distributes, wholesale & retail, men’s branded footwear in the U.S., Canada, Europe; offers casual footwear, dress shoes and accessories under Florsheim, other brands. Linked here is a detailed analysis and commentary.”

Tom @ Canadian Finance Blog presents P/E Ratio – What Is A Price To Earnings Ratio? posted at The Canadian Finance Blog, saying, “P/E Ratio, also known as the Price To Earnings Ratio, is a calculation that can indicate what the market expects the future earnings of a company to be.”

The Dough Roller presents How To Buy Gold And Silver Online posted at The Dough Roller, saying, “To diversity a stock portfolio, here is a simple way to buy gold and silver online.”

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.

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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