158th Edition of the Festival of Stocks

Welcome to the September 14, 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:

China ETF List posted at OneMint. ETFs that give you exposure to Chinese stocks.

The Main Question Might Be Getting Answered posted at Prudent Money Market Outlook.

MFI Stock Review: CGI Group (GIB) posted at MagicDiligence. CGI Group is the largest IT consulting and outsourcing firm in Canada. There is nothing to be excited or concerned about here, and with a cheap valuation the stock is likely to deliver MFI investors decent returns.

WW Grainger Inc. (GWW) Dividend Stock Analysis posted at Dividends Value. Grainger (W W) Inc. is the largest global distributor of industrial and commercial supplies, such as hand tools, electric motors, light bulbs, and janitorial items. Linked here is a detailed analysis and commentary.

Leveraged Funds Switching from Daily to Monthly – Great News! posted at Everyday Finance. This article highlights some changes coming to the leveraged fund business which will be a net positive for investors (not so much for traders!).

Paying millions for a domain name? Crazy? Not so fast… posted at Intelligent Speculator. To many, someone paying $5.1 million for a domain name such as Toys.com is insane and a bad business decision.

Warren Buffett Stock Picks: Part 4 posted at Old School Value. In this post, Jae analyzes Berkshire Hathaway (BRKa) holdings: USG Corporation (USG), Union Pacific Corp (UNP), United Parcel Service (UPS), United Health (UNH), Wal-Mart (WMT), Washington Post (WPO), and Wellpoint (WLP).

The Importance Of The Price to Book Metric posted at Barel Karsan. How useful is price to book value as a metric? This article examines the research of Bauman, Conover, and Miller.

Investment Plans for the Rest of 2009 posted at My Wealth Builder.

Registered Education Savings Plan (RESP) | The Canadian Finance Blog posted at The Canadian Finance Blog. Registered Education Savings Plans (RESPs) allow Canadians to save for a child’s post-secondary education.

Building A Retirement Portfolio posted at Investing Toolkit.

Broker Reviews

Online Stock Brokers With Cheap Brokerage Fees posted at The Smarter Wallet.

Discount Brokerage IRA Comparison posted at The Oblivious Investor. A comparison of all the major discount brokerage firms, intended to help you determine the lowest cost place to open an IRA.

Cheap Stock Trades at Discount Stock Brokers posted at Blueprint for Financial Prosperity.

Scottrade Review: Top Brokerage For Small Investors posted at The Digerati Life.

Best Discount Brokers for Online Stock Trades and Option Trading posted at The Dough Roller. A review of the top discount brokers for online stock and options trading.


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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