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129th Edition of the Festival of Stocks

Welcome to the February 23, 2009 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

114th Edition of the Festival of Stocks

Welcome to the November 10, 2008 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 actual birth place of this online weekly event, so it is always a special occassion when I get the chance

Bill Ackman on Wachovia, Shorting, and More

One of the highlights of this year’s Value Investing Congress was Bill Ackman’s presentation on Monday, October 6, 2008. The focus of his presentation was on his recent long position in Wachovia (WB). If I got my facts straight, Ackman bought into Wachovia around Monday, September 29, 2008. He then sold half of his position

Wells Fargo Wins Battle for Wachovia

Earlier today I read that talks between Wells Fargo (WFC) and Citigroup (C) were breaking down over the acquisition of Wachovia (WB) bank. It looks like they completely fell apart tonight according to this AP report.

109th Festival of Stocks

Welcome to the October 6, 2008 edition of Festival of Stocks. This edition of the Festival of Stocks is coming to you live from New York City. I’m in New York to attend the Value Investing Congress, which I’ll be writing about throughout the week. If you aren’t already familiar with my blog, Fat Pitch

Added Wells Fargo to the Fat Pitch Financials Portfolio

I added a half position in Wells Fargo & Company (WFC) today to the Fat Pitch Financials Portfolio. In my Marketocracy account that tracks this portfolio, my order for 1,400 shares of WFC at an average price of $34.85 was filled just before the market closed today. I based my decision in part on the news that Warren Buffett had

Winners and Losers of the Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac Bailout

Today I’ve been thinking about who the winners and losers of the government bailout of Fannie Mae (FNM) and Freddie Mac (FRE) will be. It will take some time to sort the impact of unprecedented government intervention on the financial markets. However, the market is already betting on how this “black swan” event will play out. Placing the

52-Week Low List Packed with Quality Names

I was looking at the front page of Value Investing News last night, and the New 52-Week Lows list jumped out at me.  Take a look at these names: CITIGROUP INC (C) LEVEL 3 COMM INC (LVLT) HOME DEPOT INC (HD) RITE AID CP (RAD) STANDARD PACIFIC LP (SPF) TENET HLTHCRE CP (THC) FIFTH THIRD

Festival of Stocks – 56th Edition

Welcome to the October 1, 2007 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 birth place of the Festival of Stocks, and I am proud to be hosting this 56th edition of this

Weekend Reading from Value Investing News

Here are this week’s top stories from Value Investing News: Seth Klarman-World Class Worrier Using Stops: Are You Stopping Gains? Backtesting Buffett’s Holdings Using SEC Form 13F Chasing 39% profit a year Lampert took big stake in Citigroup In a hot market, value hunters try to stick to their rules Berkshire Hathaway: What’s it Worth