98th Edition of the Festival of Stocks

Welcome to the July 21st 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 occassion when I get the chance to host this 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 stock related blog posts:

Gannon On Investing presents Blogger Roundtable: July 2008. Geoff Gannon interviews four bloggers, including myself, on current market conditions. It is very interesting to compare how different investment bloggers react to the same question.

Dividend Money presents Colgate Washes Up Another Dividend. A look inside the dividend investment potential of Colgate and why it may be a great investment in a troubled market.

The Digerati Life presents The Optimal Foreign Investment Allocation. Silicon Valley Blogger examines how much of your portfolio should be in international stocks.

The StockMasters presents Todd Sullivan’s thoughts on Sears Holdings (SHLD). An interview with Todd Sullivan on the merits of Sears Holdings.

Money Smart Life presents Stock Market Investing 101 – How Does the Stock Market Work? : Money Smart Life. An introduction to how stock markets work.

The Shark Investor presents I’d Be The Growlingest Bear on the Internet If Only I Were a Bear. Rob Bennett writes, “I believe that we should buy stocks in the same way we buy everything else we buy, with a consciousness of the importance of the price we are paying.” Wise words! (I love the header image on this blog.)

Bootstrap Investing presents Lessons from an Index Fund. He writes, “In the interest of furthering my own knowledge (and maybe advancing marital accord as well), I thought I’d investigate what an individual stock picker might learn from an Index Fund?” He shares his observations and lessons from his investigation.

MagicDiligence presents Using the Magic Formula with a Dividend Strategy. The Magic Formula screen is not just for Joel Greenblatt’s strategy. This article examines why it also lends well to a dividend based, income investing strategy.

Deep Value Dividends presents Dividend ETFs. A list of high yielding EFTs and their exposure to the financial sector.

Contrarian Profits presents The U.S. Financial System Is Beyond Credibility Now. A grim article on how bad things may get in the U.S. market. Let’s hope this author is wrong.

Dividends4Life presents Stock Analysis: Lowe’s Companies, Inc. (LOW). A detailed analysis of Lowe’s that indicates this is a stock worth considering.

Sox First presents Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac fallout – the questions continue. “The bailout of Fannie Mae and Freddie Max continue to raise questions. What are the long-term prospects for these GSEs? Is the US Government approach like sticking a band-aid on a machine gun wound?”

College Analysts presents Banks That Are Not Wells Fargo (WFC) or US Bancorp (USB) Guilty Until Proven Innocent.  “Bank stocks rallied last week after Wells Fargo and US Bancorp reported their earnings. The problem with that? Those other banks aren’t in the same league. Here’s why.”

Fat Pitch Financials presents Mosaic Chapter 24: Computer Associates – A Good Business Model Gone Awry. This is part of my series called Poor Man’s Mosaic that provides links to the complete text of many of the chapter’s of Mohnish Pabrai book Mosaic and summaries of the chapters not available online.


That concludes this edition of the Festival of Stocks. 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.

Next week’s Festival of Stocks will be hosted by Geoff Gannon at Gannon On Investing. If you are interested in hosting a future edition of the Festival of Stocks, please visit the schedule to find a free slot. Then contact me with the name of your site, blog URL, email address, and the date your prefer to host.

7 thoughts on “98th Edition of the Festival of Stocks

  • July 21, 2008 at 6:27 pm

    George: As always, thank you for including my stock analysis on Lowe’s Companies, Inc. (LOW).

    Best Wishes,

  • July 21, 2008 at 7:12 pm

    Hi George,

    Thanks for including my post in the Festival. My first submission!


  • July 22, 2008 at 10:30 pm

    Thank you for including my post on Dividend ETFs in the festival. This was my first sumission as well.


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