Festival of Stocks February 22, 2011

Welcome to the February 22, 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:

Hussein Sumar presents How to Analyze Mutual Fund Investment Risks posted at Best Mutual Funds, saying, “Before you head out to purchase mutual funds for your investment portfolio, you must analyze what your investment objectives are, the levels of risk you can take, your age, the # of years to your retirement, etc. Apart from these factors, you must also research the risks that an individual mutual fund contains if you put your money in to it.”

Dr. Barry Burns presents Trend Trading Podcast for DayTrading, Emini Trading, and Forex Training posted at Top Dog Trading, saying, “Podcast on trend trading – breaks with classical definition of trend and shows a more modern and logical approach that actually works.”

Robert Moore presents A Flexible Retirement Plan;Roth IRA posted at 2011 Tax, saying, “Retirement plans are more varied than you might think but the Roth IRA remains the best.”

Dividends4Life presents Lowe’s Companies, Inc. (LOW) Dividend Stock Analysis posted at Dividends Value, saying, “Lowe’s Companies, Inc. sells retail building materials and supplies, lumber, hardware and appliances through more than 1,700 stores in the U.S. and Canada. Linked here is a detailed analysis and commentary.”

Mike Piper presents Total Bond Market Fund vs. Treasury Bonds posted at The Oblivious Investor, saying, “Which works better as a diversifier for a mostly-stock portfolio: Treasury bonds or a “total bond market” fund?”

CreditShout Kevin presents Chase Study Indicates Consumer Optimism About Economy posted at CreditShout.

Sun presents Morningstar Mutual Fund Risk Measures: Alpha, Beta, and R-squared posted at The Sun’s Financial Diary.

Darwin presents Financial vs Managerial Accounting – MBA Mondays with Darwin posted at Darwin’s Money, saying, “Ever wonder what the difference is between financial accounting and managerial accounting? It’s hugely important! See why with these real-life examples.”

Boomer presents Social Media: The Next Bubble? posted at Boomer & Echo, saying, “With the recent media frenzy over Facebook raising $500M in private capital, and companies such as LinkedIn, Groupon, and Zynga set to enter the public markets, it’s not hard to draw parallels to the dot com bubble that took place a little more than a decade ago.”

Pinyo presents 6 Wealth Building Strategies While Living Paycheck to Paycheck posted at Moolanomy, saying, “Here are the 6 most common strategies for building wealth that everyday people can incorporate into their existing financial practices that can lead to a very comfortable and potentially wealthy future.”

Silicon Valley Blogger presents How To Be A Smart Investor Who Makes Wise Investments posted at The Digerati Life, saying, “Some tips for making smart investments.”

Sam presents Yes, You Can Make Money Trading Stock Options. Here’s How posted at Surfer Sam and Friends, saying, “If you have never traded stock options before, you have come to the right place. I will explain to you in a very clear and simple matter what call options are, what put options are, and how to trade them.”

Michael Pruser presents Will Detroit Ever Recover? posted at The Dough Roller, saying, “Detroit has certainly seen better days, but the city is primed for a miraculous recovery.”

Michael presents Are You Better Off Than Your Parents? posted at Consumerism Commentary, saying, “Parents always wish that their children lead better lives than they have, so did you make their wishes comes true?”

Ryan @ CML presents Why The Apple Flash Crash Doesn’t Matter posted at Cash Money Life, saying, “The AppleFlash Crash is just another example of why you shouldn’t let the media guide your investing decisions.”

Alexander presents Do You Know Your Return on Investment? posted at Dividend Stocks, saying, “Your return on investment shows you how long it will take you to recoup your initial investment, as well as provide you with a basis of comparison moving forward.”

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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