Festival of Stocks – Berkshire Hathaway 2010 Annual Letter Edition

Welcome to the February 28, 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:

David J. Merkel presents Critical Analysis of Buffett’s Annual Letter posted at The Aleph Blog.

Jeff Matthews presents Buffett vs. Lampert: A Tale of Two Letters posted at Jeff Matthews Is Not Making This Up.

Frank Voisin presents Berkshire 2010 Annual Letter Highlights posted at Frankly Speaking.

Ravi Nagarajan presents Buffett’s Annual Letter Offers Insight on the ‘Three Pillars’ of Berkshire’s Intrinsic Value posted at The Rational Walk.

Aussie Investor presents Best Dividend Paying Shares – The Small Caps posted at Australian Investing, saying, “Small cap stocks are probably more commonly considered for their capital growth rather than income potential. However, in this post we will take a look at which smaller companies might offer a dividend yield worthy of consideration. As usual, we will apply some quality filters to arrive at a list of high yielding shares worthy of more detailed research.”

Hussein Sumar presents Risk Adjusted Return & its Applicability to Mutual Funds Investing posted at Best Mutual Funds, saying, “Risk Adjusted Return aims to measure the return on investment (ROI) of a particular asset compared to its peer assets with similar risk profiles. Risk adjusted return helps to analyze whether an investor is getting the highest possible return for the least possible risk on a particular investment.”

One Family presents Qiagen NV (QGEN) – Stock Review posted at One Family’s Blog, saying, “Qiagen NV (QGEN) Stock Analysis.”

Intelligent Speculator presents Is Apple (AAPL) stretching things too far? posted at Intelligent Speculator, saying, “We examine some of Apple’s recent moves.”

Dividends4Life presents Hormel Foods Corp. (HRL) Dividend Stock Analysis posted at Dividends Value, saying, “Hormel Foods Corp. company is a leading processor of branded, convenience meat products (primarily pork) for the consumer market. Linked here is a detailed analysis and commentary.”

Mike Piper presents Does Asset Allocation Matter? posted at The Oblivious Investor, saying, “Asset allocation is an important part of investment success. But there are several other factors that play just as big of a role.”

FIRE Getters presents How to Turn $5000 into $22 million? Lessons From One Successful Individual Investor posted at FIRE Finance, saying, “We can learn some basic tenets of investing from Anne Scheiber, who was an auditor at IRS and went on to become a multi-millionaire. Scheiber had a law degree, but because she was a woman, she believed that she had been thwarted in her desire to move up to a better job position at the IRS. She decided to get back by saving until she had a fortune and never give a penny of her profits to the IRS …”

Control your Cash presents 3 personal finance books that aren’t horrible posted at Control Your Cash, saying, “Here are some personal finance books we don’t hate. It’s a microscopic list.”

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.

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