Festival of Stocks, Dividends and More

Welcome to the May 9, 2011 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:

Dividends4Life presents Intel Corporation (INTC) Dividend Stock Analysis posted at Dividend Growth Stocks, saying, “Intel Corporation is the world’s largest manufacturer of microprocessors, the central processing units of PCs, and also produces other semiconductor products. Linked here is a detailed analysis and commentary.”

My Journey presents Updating My Perpetual Income Dividend Machine posted at My Journey to Millions, saying, “I started my perpetual income machine dividend portfolio at the beginning of last year and it has quickly become one of my favorite pieces of my financial world. It isn’t large (yet) but it will be! The goal is simple to find undervalued stocks only within the Dividend Aristocrat Index. Last year I only updated the portfolio twice, however, this year I have been investing more and more money into the portfolio per month and thus think it should be updated every 60 days.”

Consumer Boomer presents Is Commodities Investing Safe? posted at Consumer Boomer, saying, “Commodities trading is another way to add to ones investing portfolio but, is it safe? Here’s what you need to know.”

Investor Junkie presents Scottrade Review: The Consistently Good Discount Broker posted at Investor Junkie, saying, “Scottrade is like the Philadelphia Eagles of the investing world. They are never the greatest at any one thing, but they do enough small things right to be a contender. Like the Eagles, Scottrade might never be the champion in any given year, but year after year they are consistently good.”

Tyler presents Dividend Growth Model posted at Dividend Money, saying, “A review of the Dividend Growth Model that examines how to value a stocks based on growing dividends. This method is used by investors who want a growing dividend income in retirement.”

Alexander presents Dividend Portfolio Diversification posted at Dividend Stocks, saying, “When putting together a dividend portfolio, it is important to remember to diversity. In some cases, it can be tempting to chase the high dividend yields related to certain sectors.”

Glen Craig presents Betterment $25 Signup Bonus – Start Investing Smart and Simple posted at Free From Broke.

Outlaw presents Idiot’s Guide to Investing In the Stock Market posted at Outlaw Finance: Investing Blog.

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. If you have any trouble with the prior carnival submission form, you can use the BC Workaround Submitter instead. 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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