Welcome to the April 11, 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:
Top Visited Stories at Value Investing News:
- The Latest Drama: Secret Emails Sent by Dan Loeb about Prem Watsa
- Hot Off The Press: Michael Burry’s speech tonight
- My Interview with David Einhorn
- Buffett ‘Snow Job’ Has Conned the Media: Steinhardt
- This noted value investor is bullish on Dell (DELL)
Hussein Sumar presents Investing in S&P 500 High Yield Dividend Aristocrats Index posted at High dividend stocks, saying, “The S&P High Yield Dividend Aristocrats Index is a method of measuring the 60 highest dividend paying stocks in the S&P Composite 1500 index & only lists those companies that have consistently raised their dividends in the last 25 years, without missing a single year.”
Dividends4Life presents Microsoft Corporation (MSFT) Dividend Stock Analysis * posted at Dividends Value, saying, “Microsoft is the world’s largest software company, develops PC software, including the Windows operating system and the Office application suite. Linked here is a detailed analysis and commentary.”
My Journey presents Catching up With Fortune’s 10 Best Stocks for 2011 posted at My Journey to Millions, saying, “I never understand why money magazine, cnbc, fortune, etc., do not call out so-called experts when their stock picks are completely off. I think it would be both entertaining and educational. So when I came across an old Fortune Magazine today and saw the article, 10 Best Stocks for 2011, I wanted to see how the so-called best picks were doing 4 months into the new year.”
Kevin presents What Investors Really Want: Book Review and Giveaway! posted at Invest It Wisely, saying, “I enjoyed reading this book, and I appreciated the way that it helped me discover some of my own biases as well as motivations toward investing. Today I believe that a “lazy” system of investing will help most people achieve their financial goals, although it is not as “trendy” as other methods of investing may be.”
Housing Reporter presents Housing Market Equilibrium Case Study posted at Tallahassee Real Estate Blog, saying, “Suppose we were to take what we know (Census data + housing data) and then apply what we’ve measured (growth trends and inventory trends) in order to forecast a likely future for the Tallahassee housing market? That is what I have attempted to do. First, by using the US Census Bureau’s measurement of the population in Leon County over the past 170 years, we can apply current trends to come up with a range of forecasts.”
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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