Festival of Stocks January 17, 2011 Edition

Welcome to the January 17, 2011 edition of the Festival of Stocks. 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:

Dividends4Life presents Cincinnati Financial Corp. (CINF) Dividend Stock Analysis posted at Dividends Value, saying, “Cincinnati Financial Corp. markets primarily property and casualty coverage. It also conducts life insurance and asset management operations. Linked here is a detailed analysis and commentary.”

Intelligent Speculator presents Top ETF’s in 2010 posted at Intelligent Speculator, saying, “An analysis of the top ETF’s from the fiscal 2010.”

Jeff Rose, CFP presents 2011 401k Contribution Limits – Save For Your Future posted at Jeff Rose, saying, “Here’s what you need to know about the 401(k) contribution limits for 2011.”

Intelligent Speculator presents Top 100 Dividend Stocks – January 2011 posted at Intelligent Speculator, saying, “A look at the best dividend stocks.”

The Financial Blogger presents Best Stock Picks 2011 Contest posted at The Financial Blogger, saying, “Are you ready for the 2011 stock picks contest?”

Dividends4Life presents AFLAC Incorporated (AFL) Dividend Stock Analysis posted at Dividends Value, saying, “Aflac Incorporated provides supplemental health and life insurance in the U.S. and Japan. Products are marketed at worksites and help fill gaps in primary insurance coverage. Approximately 75% of revenues comes from Japan and 25% from the U.S. Linked here is a detailed analysis and commentary.”

Everything Finance presents Upside Visa Prepaid Card Review posted at Everything Finance, saying, “Metabank offers this credit card which is the best choice for teenagers. It promotes the acquiring of adequate money management skills, absorption of credit scores, attaining of financial literacy and provision of allowances and pocket money.”

PT presents Traditional and Roth IRA Contribution Limits for 2011 posted at Prime Time Money, saying, “An update to the annual contribution limits for IRAs imposed by the IRS.”

The Financial Blogger presents Mutual Funds Penalty Fees – To Switch or Not to Switch posted at The Financial Blogger, saying, “Some advanced thoughts for mutual fund investors.”

Mike @ Green Panda presents GICs are not good investments for Young Investors posted at Green Panda Treehouse, saying, “The problem with GICs for young investors.”

Dividends4Life presents Nucor Corporation (NUE) Dividend Stock Analysis posted at Dividends Value, saying, “Nucor Corporation is the largest minimill steelmaker in the U.S., Nucor has one of the most diverse product lines of any steelmaker in the Americas. Linked here is a detailed analysis and commentary.”

Intelligent Speculator presents Verizon (VZ) dividend analysis posted at Intelligent Speculator, saying, “A look at the stock and dividend offering from Verizon.”

Tom @ Canadian Finance Blog presents What Is A Price To Book Ratio (P/B Ratio)? posted at The Canadian Finance Blog, saying, “Price To Book Ratio, or P/B Ratio, compares the current market price of a stock and the book value of all the assets on a company’s balance sheet.”

PT presents Discount Brokers vs. Mutual Fund Companies posted at Prime Time Money, saying, “The pros and cons of the two main types of brokers.”

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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