Festival of Stocks #42

Welcome to the June 25, 2007 edition of the Festival of Stocks.  It is hard to believe that this is already the 42nd week of the Festival of Stocks. The Festival of Stocks is a blog carnival dedicated to highlighting bloggers best posts on stock market related topics. This is my seventh time hosting the Festival of Stocks here at Fat Pitch Financials, the birth place of this online weekly event. I want to thank everyone for making my idea for the Festival of Stocks become reality.

This Week’s Submissions

The Digerati Life presents Our Investment Portfolio Update: Strong Gains Due To Stock Market Record Performance.
Looks like this blogger is maintaining a simple yet probably effective portfolio of index funds. 

Fat Pitch Financials presents A Tale of Two Tender Offers. 
Both Tribune Co. and Navigant Consulting conducted tender offers recently. However, the returns from each of these events was very different.
Stocks: TRB, NCI

The Dough Roller presents What Will You Be Doing The Day Before The Market Crashes?
This article questions just how prepared we are to handle the risk that accompanies investments in stock. I thought the images of the antique checks added a nice touch to the article.

The Trader’s Narrative presents Inflation? What Inflation?.
This article questions whether inflation fears are what is causing the market to decline and impacting bonds. I think the author should have also questioned current equity and commodity valuations.

Top Dog Trading presents The Russell Has Left the Building.
Do you trade the Russell futures on the CME? You won’t for very much longer …
Stocks: CME

Vale Tudo Investing presents On Running A Concentrated Two-Book Portfolio
This investor may have found the easiest way to generate significant excess returns when benchmarked against the S&P500, as well as a way to ride the investment styles of some of the greatest value investing hedge fund managers out there… This could be the holy grail folks.

Getting Green presents Debunking Mutual Fund Naysayers.
It not every day that you find someone defending mutual funds. This blogger takes the contrarian view on mutual funds.

My Wealth Builder presents Stock Purchase Update – 6/18/07.
This blogger is showing a gain of 7.7% in his portfolio.
Stocks: TEX, POT, SJR, AVJ

Investment Jugle presents Stock Analysis – SEI Investments Co. (NASDAQ:SEIC).
This company makes the Rule #1 list, although it is not trading at an attractive price according to the analysis.
Stock: SEIC

Dividends Matter presents Dividend Analysis – Pfizer Inc. (NYSE:PFE).
Pfizer has an all time high yield of 4.4%. However, growth looks dim so the yield might be all you get. The present value analysis looks a bit off. I am happy to wait patiently on this wide moat pharma.
Stocks: PFE

Sox First presents A Golden Age for Insider Trading.
“Welcome to the Golden Age of insider trading. Investment banks, analysts and experts are in it up top their necks and the Securities and Exchange Commission now has a real battle trying to stop them.” This is a worrying trend.

Tips from Rick presents Use Behavioral Finance When Picking Stocks.
A trader’s perspective on behavioral finance.

SINLetter presents Time For An Inverse Gold ETF?
A brief discussion on inverse ETFs and alternative investment strategies that could be applied until an inverse gold ETF comes out.
Stocks: DOG, SMS

Dividend Money presents What’s The Score?
If you have ever wondered what a Z Score is…look no further as we have unmasked the investing mystery!

That concludes this edition. 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.  We are also looking for volunteers to host future editions of the Festival of Stocks.  If you are interested, please contact me. Next week’s Festival of Stocks will be hosted by Tips from Rick.

Disclosure: I own shares of Pfizer and Navigant Consulting.

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