Festival of Stocks – March 29, 2010 Edition

Welcome to the March 29, 2010 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:

Festival of Stocks Submissions

1 Year Post-Crash: Biggest Winners and Losers by Country, Sector posted at ETF Base, saying, “Following the most severe financial crisis in decades, it was interesting to see how various global stock market indices and commodity groups fared 1 year from the market bottom in March. Many ETFs gained triple digits for investors savvy and brave enough to buy on the dip.”

Choice Trade Review: $5 Trades, $0.99 Options posted at The Dough Roller.

Omnivision Technologies (OVTI) posted at My Simple Trading System, saying, “Discussion of OVTI stock”

AT&T: Apparently The Best Dividend Stock of All Time posted at Financial Uproar, saying, “My analysis of AT&T. Is it a good buy at this point?”

Meridian Bioscience Inc. (VIVO) Dividend Stock Analysis posted at Dividends Value, saying, “Meridian Bioscience Inc. develops, makes and sells disposable diagnostic test kits and related products used for the rapid diagnosis of infectious diseases. Linked here is a detailed analysis and commentary.”

Short Selling Stocks posted at ABCs of Investing, saying, “A brief explanation of short selling stocks.”

How to Buy a Single Share of Stock Certificate posted at Blueprint for Financial Prosperity.

Will the loonie lead crude this time? posted at Investing Thesis.

Huron Consulting and the Race to Normalized Earnings posted at Arquitos Capital Management.

Stocks 101: Understanding Stocks posted at The iSamrat Hub.

Could Investors Use A Little Magic? Magic Formula vs. Mutual Funds posted at Alex Garcia, saying, “Morningstar.com had a fantastic article that examines how the magic formula stacks up against Morningstar’s top-performing actively managed mutual funds.”

How to Calculate Return on Invesment (ROI) posted at Accounting, saying, “Return on Invesment as the name suggests is a financial valuation method that determines the percent of return investors are getting from their portfolio of investments. Return on Investment is probably one of the most important ratios that companies need to keep track of in order to determine the viability & continuity of their business.”

Leggett & Platt Inc. (LEG) Dividend Stock Analysis posted at Dividends Value, saying, “Leggett & Platt Inc makes a broad line of bedding and furniture components and other home, office and commercial furnishings, as well as diversified products for non-furnishings markets. Link here is a detailed analysis and commentary.”

Best Investments for Retirement Accounts posted at Blueprint for Financial Prosperity.

Magic Formula Stock Review: Chicago Bridge & Iron Co. NV (CBI) – MagicDiligence posted at MagicDiligence – Optimizing Joel Greenblatts Value Stock Strategy, saying, “Chicago Bridge is yet another Magic Formula engineering and construction (E&C) firm, specializing in liquified natural gas (LNG) terminals, storage units, and refinery work.”

Bank of America Warrants Net Investors 33% in 3 Weeks posted at American Banking News.

Just how good is old weezy (Warren Buffet)? posted at Living in volatility, saying, “We find out just how good Warren Buffet is using the Omega ratio, a performance measure much more truthful than the plain old Sharpe Ratio. A challenge is made to find a fund that performs better than his.”

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.

I’m looking for hosts for the rest of 2010. 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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