Festival of Stocks – Lost Edition

Welcome to the May 24, 2010 edition of the Festival of Stocks. I’m still recovering from yesterday’s final episode of Lost. I’m not sure I really understand the ending, but at least we can get some better understanding of the financial world from this week’s entries into 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:

Anthony Samuel presents Is this the Right Time to Buy into an Oil ETF? Maybe. Maybe not. posted at Personal Finance Analyst.

Before You Invest presents Investing Basics: The Stock Market for Dummies posted at Before You Invest….

TIP Guy presents Index Investing – Can We Use Dividend Yield ? posted at TIPBlog.in, saying, “I try to keep it simple by using widely preferred PE ratio. The only difference is, I buy more when index is historically cheaper (based on PE ratio) and buy less as it gets closer to historical average values.”

Dividends4Life presents Owens & Minor, Inc. (OMI) Dividend Stock Analysis posted at Dividends Value, saying, “Owens & Minor Inc. is a leading domestic distributor of medical and surgical supplies to the acute care market, a health care supply chain management company, and a direct-to-consumer (DTC) supplier of testing and monitoring supplies for diabetes. Linked here is a detailed analysis and commentary.”

Steve Alexander presents The Forbes Top 150 Companies Ranked by Magic Formula Statistics posted at MagicDiligence, saying, “The Forbes Top 150 Companies list ranked by Magic Formula Statistics. Which large global companies are both cheap and highly efficient with capital?”

Madison DuPaix presents Take Advantage of Retirement Catch-Up Contributions posted at My Dollar Plan.

Consumer Boomer presents How to Invest When Interest Rates Expected to Rise posted at Consumer Boomer.

PT presents The Best Online Stock Brokers For Cheap Stock Trading posted at Prime Time Money.

The Financial Blogger presents 3 Different Ways To Invest in Gold posted at The Financial Blogger, saying, “You can invest in gold different ways without actually buying the physical bars or certificates”

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 a host for next week’s Festival of Stocks. 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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