Festival of Stocks – April 12, 2010

Welcome to the April 12, 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. Here are this week’s entries:

Dan presents Dividend ETFs to Rally Next? posted at ETF Base, saying, “The case for dividend ETFs moving forward, including reviews of several high-yielding funds.”

Jay presents David Einhorn’s Vodafone (VOD) Thesis Coming to Fruition? posted at market folly, saying, “Would love to be a part of the festival of stocks! Thanks for your consideration.”

Steve Alexander presents Magic Formula Stock Review: Lockheed Martin Corp (LMT) – MagicDiligence posted at MagicDiligence – Optimizing Joel Greenblatts Value Stock Strategy, saying, “Lockheed Martin is the largest of the defense contractors to the U.S. and foreign governments, and is best-known for its military aircraft. The F-35 program represents both a huge opportunity and a risk in the stock.”

Dividends4Life presents McGrath RentCorp (MGRC) Dividend Stock Analysis posted at Dividends Value, saying, “This is the sixth and final installment in a multi-part series that looks at various options used by income investors to boost their yield while waiting for dividend growth to lift their portfolio’s overall yield-on-cost. Last week we looked at Master Limited Partnerships (MLPs). This week we are looking at Time.”

jim presents Gartenberg Standard and Mutual Fund Fees posted at Blueprint for Financial Prosperity.

Praveen presents Lichello’s AIM System posted at My Simple Trading System, saying, “A look at Robert Lichello’s AIM stock investing system, which was popular in the 1970’s and then went out of style.”

Hussein Sumar presents 401k Rollover as Business Startup – ROBS May Not Be A Good Idea – How to Use Your 401k to Finance your Small Business Start Up posted at 401k, saying, “Investing in a business can turn a sizable profit but its best NOT to risk your retirement funds using the ROBS strategy. Instead, seek alternative options to legally create and grow your wealth. I think the benefits of growing a profitable and legally compliant business are well worth it.”

Madison DuPaix presents Which is Your Favorite Discount Broker? posted at My Dollar Plan.


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 at Quicktrades. After that, 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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