83rd Edition of the Festival of Stocks

Welcome to the April 7, 2008 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 occassion when I get the chance to host this 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. I received a variety of submissions this week that included stock analysis, investment strategies, stock research, and commentary on the economy. There are an even dozen entries below for your enjoyment.

This Week’s Submissions

Stock Analysis 

College Analysts presents Selloff in Oracle (ORCL) Priming Tech to Rally. James Cullen examines Oracle’s new software license growth and finds that it might not be as bad as the market is making it out to be.

Dividend Growth Investor presents McGraw-Hill (MHP) Dividend Analysis. This article looks at the historical growth in earnings per share, return on equity, and dividends of one of my favorite stocks. 

The StockMasters presents EMC Corp: $1 away from a 52-week low, now what?. Frank Lara Jr. thinks EMC could be on the comeback trail, depending upon the earnings call at the end of the month and VMware’s latest analyst upgrade.

The Dividend Guy Blog presents Dividend Stock Wednesday: Target Corp (TGT:NYSE). A look at the trend in several key stock fundamental at Target that point to a strong future for this retailer if these trends don’t change. That could be a big if as the housing bubble deflates.

Investment Strategies

The Mathematical Think-Tank presents Profitable Stock Trading Scheme Design. A general run down on basic foundations for a solid plan needed for profitable trading.

Dividends4Life presents Turbo Charge Your Portfolio With Reinvested Dividends. From 1900-2000, a portfolio with dividends reinvested would have generated nearly 85 times the wealth of the same portfolio relying solely on capital gains. I wonder how a value investing portfolio would compare.

A.J. Brown’s Options Trading Blog presents Why You Should Be a Lazy Trader. A.J Brown write, “One of the biggest mistakes I see over and over again is trading too frequently.” I can’t argue with that.

The Wealth Accumulator presents Minimize capital loss. This post looks at why we need to minimize capital loss. Remember Rule #1, don’t lose money.

Stock Research

Fat Pitch Financials presents Official SEC XML Feeds. I broke the news last week that the SEC made XML feeds available for all company filings. As a result of these new data feeds, I’ve been able to update the stock pages at Value Investing News with a box that displays the latest SEC filings for each stock ticker referenced at the site.

Sox First presents The winners from underpriced IPOs. Arizona State research indicates venture capitalists and institutions are cleaning up while normal investors miss out. I could have told you that one for free.

Financial Alchemist presents EPS Revisions for S&P 500 Companies. Turley Muller examines revisions to EPS estimates for S&P 500 companies over the last 90 days, and asks if estimates are still to high.

The Economy

The Digerati Life presents Survive A Recession, Think Long Term posted at The Digerati Life. Wow, that’s one scary looking picture at the beginning of this post. It really encourages you to read the tips provided to survive the recession.

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That concludes this edition of the Festival of Stocks. 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.

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