Welcome to the November 26, 2007 edition of 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 birth place of the Festival of Stocks, and I am proud to be hosting this 56th edition of this weekly roundup.
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This week’s Festival of Stocks entries are listed in the order received. Given that we are just coming off a long holiday weekend, I’ve keep my editorial remarks to a minimum so you can quickly scan through the submissions.
This Week’s Submissions
- Holiday Shopping for Stocks posted at Fat Pitch Financials. Days around the holidays can often produce bargains.
- Why Gold and Oil are Hot and the Dollar and Financials are Not posted at Stock Trading To Go. A quick explanation for all those who can’t quite get a grasp on what the hell is going on right now with some of the big factors influencing the stock market.
- Where’s Waldo? – The illusion of superior professional mutual fund manager performance. posted at THE SKILLED INVESTOR Blog. The effort to find those few supposedly superior money managers willing to sell their services sufficiently cheaply is a costly, time consuming, and futile, “Where’s Waldo?,” searching exercise for the individual investor.
- Lessons from the Dot-com Bubble posted at The Investor’s Journal. If you only take the Dot-Com bubble for only its face value, all you see is what happens when a stock market gets overvalued and crashes, but if you look deeper you can find plenty of timeless lessons that every investor should learn.
- Peak Oil in a Nutshell posted at Nevada Gold Investor. This article explains the fundamentals behind rising oil prices.
- Top 5 Ways to Recession Proof Your Portfolio posted at A Trade A Day. The dreaded R-word. Recession. For active traders, “recession proofing” your portfolio is easy.
- Technical support for Google and Ebay posted at StockWeb. A technical chart for EBAY and GOOG.
- Buying Whirlpool posted at Controlled Greed.com. The fundamentals for why Whirlpool (WHR) shares may be selling at an attractive price.
- The Real Wall Streeters: Howard Lindzon posted at Timothy Sykes. An interview with Howard Lindzon.
- E*Trade and Bank of America Get What’s Coming to Them for Offering Exotic Mortgages posted at American Consumer News. A reminder to make sure your cash savings at these banks are under $100,000.
- Dividend Stock Wednesday: Imperial Oil (CA:IMO) posted at The Dividend Guy Blog. A fundamental evaluation of Imperial Oil.
- Keeping up with the Joneses: bubbles and herding behavior posted at Sox First. Evidence suggests that bubbles are created by people just wanting to keep up with the Joneses.
- My Long Term Experience With An Investment Newsletter posted at The Digerati Life. It looks like some are finding value in investment newsletters. (Maybe they should check out my Fat Pitch Financials Contributor’s Corner for unique ideas for modest returns in lower risk opportunities that they won’t find in other newsletters.)
- 11/19/07 Stock Purchase Update – New Purchases Added To Remaining Holding posted at My Wealth Builder. Current buy and sell decisions based on the Unemotional Growth Investor system.
- NEWS: Recent developments at Mexivada Mining Corp. (MNV.V) posted at Nevada Gold Investor. A speculative junior gold explorer with a lot of upside.
- It’s Future Cash Flows, Stupid! posted at PowerWealth.com. Logan Flatt’s letter to the Financial Times.
That concludes this edition. I want to thank everybody for contributing such great submissions this week.
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