Festival of Stocks, September 27, 2010

Welcome to the September 27, 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:

Walter W. Fouse presents Top Ten S&P 500 Index Funds: Large Cap Core Mutual Funds with Lowest Costs posted at Best No Load Funds, saying, “This table of low cost top 10 S&P 500 mutual funds has been organized with the lowest cost index fund first. Nevertheless, each of these S & P 500 index funds is among the least costly on the market.”

Steve Alexander presents Cheap Stocks that Return Capital to Shareholders posted at MagicDiligence, saying, “Instead of blowing excess cash on “di-worsification” or low return growth projects, it is often a good idea for companies to return cash to shareholders in the form of dividends or share repurchases. Here are some Magic Formula companies that agree.”

Dividends4Life presents Cardinal Health, Inc. (CAH) Dividend Stock Analysis posted at Dividends Value, saying, “Cardinal Health Inc. is one of the leading wholesale distributors of pharmaceuticals, medical/surgical supplies and related products to a broad range of health care customers. Linked here is a detailed analysis and commentary.”

The Financial Blogger presents September Net Worth Update $151,960 (+2.5%) posted at The Financial Blogger, saying, “A look at where my finances stand.”

Intelligent Speculator presents The case for and against 3000$ Gold (Part 2 of 2) posted at Intelligent Speculator, saying, “The gold argument continues.”

Ryan @ MFN presents Roth IRA Rules posted at The Military Wallet, saying, “Basic rules for Roth IRAs, including who is eligible to contribute, how much you can contribute, and more.”

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.

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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