Festival of Stocks #145

Welcome to the June 15, 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 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:

A Great Inflation Indicator posted at Investing School. Here’s a seldom talked about but great inflation indicator. Check out the video.

Zecco Zirens | Educational Trading Videos posted at Stock Trading Brokers. Zecco Zirens consists of attractive ladies teaching investing basics. Check them out here.

Nucor Corp. (NUE) Dividend Stock Analysis posted at Dividends Value. Nucor Corporation is engaged in the manufacture and sale of steel and steel products. As the largest minimill steelmaker in the U.S., Nucor has one of the most diverse product lines of any steelmaker in the Americas. Linked here is a detailed analysis and commentary.

My Journey to Become a Green Investor – Part 4: The Final Decision posted at Frugally Green. This is the final installment of my journey to become a green investor. After copious research, I have finally selected the best fit for me, explain my decision making process and reflect on the month of research done to allow myself the peace of mind in selecting an investment that I won’t need to fret about.

Safe withdrawal rate for retirement funds – 4% rule posted at ABCs of Investing. How much can you withdraw from your portfolio in retirement? The 4% safe withdrawal rule explained.

BDX – Stock Analysis for Dividend Growth Portfolio posted at Dividend Tree. BDX is a dividend achiever and has been raising dividends for last 10 years. The stocks current risk-to-dividend rating is 1.14 (low risk). This is a low yield dividend stock with dividend cash flow being equal to MMA cash flow after 10 years (at price of $56). This analysis shows that BDX continues to be a good stock for potential dividend growth investment.

Foseco: Stock Analysis for Long Term Investment posted at The Income Portfolio. This is an example where, the dividend rupees and dividend yield appeared very attractive, but balance sheet shows something else is going on. I do not understand company’s future plans. I do not understand its balance sheet. I do not understand management’s objective. I will not buy common shares of Foseco India Ltd. It does not meet my investing objectives.

The Art of Selling Stocks posted at Old School Value. Buying a stock is only the first half of the equation. It is the easy half. Knowing when to sell and having a strategy to lock in gains is even more important.

How to Drive Ahead Through Tough Financial Times posted at SectorMatic Money Journal. SectorMatic Money Journal – Personal Finance: Everything for the Big Spender on a Budget! Now you can live like a fat cat, even if you live on a money diet. Laugh all the way to the bank with Jack Schmidt and SectorMatic.

Smart Money 2009 Best Online Brokers posted at Blueprint for Financial Prosperity.

How to Profit from a Stock Market Crash posted at The Dough Roller. How to profit when the stock market goes down. HINT: It’s really easy.

Magic Formula Weekly Roundup 6/13 posted at MagicDiligence. Weekly roundup of stocks moving in and out of the Magic Formula Investing screen.

Oil ETF List posted at OneMint.

Dayton, Ohio: Final Fortune 500 Company Abandons City posted at Britannica Blog. At the turn of the last century, Dayton, Ohio, was something akin to the Silicon Valley of its day. It was the home to the Wright brothers, of course, as well as Charles Kettering, the automotive genius who would develop so many innovations that allowed General Motors to become the dominant player in a new industry. And the backbone of all this was the National Cash Register Co. (NCR), founded by John Henry Patterson.


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.

Next week’s Festival of Stocks is still looking for a home. If you are interested in volunteering to host a future edition of the Festival of Stocks, just contact me right away with the name of your site, blog URL, email address, and the date your prefer to host. 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 for those of you interested in reviewing the archives.

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