Festival of Stocks 155

Welcome to the August 24, 2009  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 occasion when I get the chance to host this roving event. Here are this week’s Festival of Stocks participants:

Warren Buffett Stock Pick Portfolio posted at Old School Value, saying, “A look at the intrinsic value and stock holdings of Berkshire Hathaway run by Warren Buffett. Graphs and fair value estimates included.”

Short interest posted at StockWeb, saying, “What is short interest and where to find useful information. Short interest filter, short interest in chart and reports.”

Jim Rogers On CNBC August 11, 2009 posted at All Things Jim Rogers.

Best Way to Profit from Over Valued Oil Prices posted at Investing in Canada: Best Investment Blog, saying, “Why oil is over priced and a simple way to make a huge profit if oil does come off strong.”

Investment Real Return posted at ABCs of Investing, saying, “A simple explanation of investment real return.”

Religare Enterprises | Financial Services posted at Indian Markets – Your investments in India.

Investments for Beginners: Types of Mutual Funds posted at Internet Stock Trading for Beginners.

Do Leveraged ETFs Have a Place in Client Portfolios? posted at ETFdb.

Update on QLTI posted at Experiments in Finance.

Quick Take: Hillenbrand Inc (HI) – MagicDiligence posted at MagicDiligence, saying, “Hillenbrand, a recent spin-off of Hill-Rom, is the holding company for Batesville Casket, the leading player in the casket industry. With a strong brand, a good dividend, and a predictable business, Hillenbrand is an interesting look for conservative or dividend investors.”

Kimberly-Clark Corporation (KMB) Dividend Stock Analysis posted at Dividends Value, saying, “Kimberly-Clark Corporation is a global consumer products company produces tissue, personal care and health care. Its brands include Huggies, Pull-Ups, Kotex, Depend, Kleenex, Scott and Kimberly-Clark. Linked here is a detailed analysis and commentary.”

Starwood IPO Benefits Underwriters – Investors Take Losses posted at ZachStocks, saying, “The Starwood IPO has traded off largely due to the fact that 6% of the IPO price was funneled to the underwriters. Weakness in the commercial mortgage market may present a challenge for STWD investors”

Chubb (CB) Dividend Stock Analysis posted at Dividend Growth Investor.

How to Choose the Right ETF posted at Diversified Focus.

Option Hedge Strategy: 2 by 1 Put Spread is Cheap and Effective posted at Everyday Finance, saying, “This article provides a low-cost way to hedge the recent rapid runup in the stock market by using a ratio spread, which can return over 2000% with a nominal cash outlay.”

Unlock Your IRA: How to Cash Out an IRA Without Penalty posted at Blueprint for Financial Prosperity.

India Fund (IFN) Trade Example posted at My Simple Trading System.

John Wiley & Sons – Stock Analysis for Dividend Portfolio posted at Dividend Tree, saying, “I like JW.A diversified revenue stream and geographical presence. Overall, it is a US based company that will provide hedge against dollar fluctuation and proxy for foreign developed/emerging markets. It has been raising dividends for last 16 years.”

Five Good Stocks for Long Term Investor posted at TIPBlog.in, saying, “The 20s and 30s investors must realize that the fast pace investing (or trading) does have potential high returns in a very short time. However, it also comes with very low probability of success and very high risk.”

The Outlook for Distressed Debt posted at Distressed Debt Investing.

Euro vs Dollar (USD): Weak US Dollar Ahead? posted at The Smarter Wallet.

Facing Investment Risks: Watch Your Money! posted at Investing Toolkit, saying, “On investment risks.”

What the Heck is an Asset? posted at Investing School, saying, “We always use the term but what is it really? Here’s a brief explanation.”

How To Survive a Stock Market Crash posted at Jeff Rose.

Scottrade Review posted at Money Ning, saying, “Scottrade has demonstrated its customer focus as a key driver to its growth. If you haven’t checked them out yet, definitely do so.”

Scottrade Remains Our Broker of Choice posted at My Dollar Plan.

Scottrade, OptionsHouse, and tradeMONSTER Review posted at Cash Money Life, saying, “Reviews of Scottrade, OptionsHouse, and tradeMONSTER, three of the top online discount brokerage firms.”

Best Online Stock Brokers For Cheap Stock Trades posted at The Digerati Life.


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 will be hosted at Modern Graham. Submit your stock related 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.

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.

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