Monday, March 16, 2009

Festival of Stocks #132

Welcome to the 132th Festival of Stocks! There were a lot of great articles on a wide array of topics. If you are featured in this edition, please make sure you link back to this post. Thanks!

Editor's Pick

James Cullen presents Entertainment Properties (EPR): Load Up, or Lights Off? posted at College Analysts, saying, "Is it time to step up and buy this REIT?"

Fitz Villafuerte presents Investing In Mutual Funds posted at Ready To Be Rich, saying, "A simple explanation of mutual funds and the advantages and disadvantages of investing in mutual funds"

Dividend Growth Investor presents Merck/Schering-Plough Merger Arbitrage Opportunity posted at Dividend Growth Investor.

Ramis presents Dollar Cost Averaging posted at Financial Highway, saying, "What is Dollar Cost Averaging? A look at how you can build your investment portfolio through dollar cost averaging."

Mike Power presents US Stocks that can Make The Best Stocks in 2009 List posted atBuyMyStockPicks, saying, "look for companies that should perform in a though economic period. Stocks that have been under evaluated by a psychotic market!"

The Rest...

The Smarter Wallet presents Investing In The Stock Market? Rules To Help You Sleep At Night posted at The Smarter Wallet.

Sun presents Bought 600 Shares of Citigroup posted at The Sun’s Financial Diary.

Cody Butler presents What Is A Money Market Account And How Does It work? posted at Investment-For-Beginners Blog, saying, "An introduction to money market accounts, what they are and how they work."

Steve Alexander presents Quick Take: Deckers Outdoor Corp (DECK) - MagicDiligence posted at MagicDiligence - Optimizing Joel Greenblatts Value Stock Strategy, saying, "Deckers Outdoor benefits from product momentum driving strong growth, and a very sound financial footing. But beware - this could be another fad stock in the making."

MoneyNing presents Zecco vs TradeKing - Online Stock Trading Comparison posted at Money Ning, saying, "TradeKing and Zecco commands the market of cheap trades but who is actually better? Check out this comparison guide before you decide which one is right for you."

Jae Jun presents Negative Enterprise Value Screen for Net Nets posted at Old School Value, saying, "This screen will help you to find companies that are loaded with cash and with manageable debt. A quick way to find companies trading at cash value."

Super Saver presents Bear Market Maxims posted at My Wealth Builder, saying, "Although published in July, 2008, Andy Kessler's Bear Market Maxims are worth hearing again, as we enter the eighteenth month of a bear market."

The Financial Blogger presents Long WebMD(WBMD)/Short Yahoo(YHOO) posted at Intelligent Speculator, saying, "I found it a bit difficult and frustrating to be short Yahoo! because the recent changes in the structure have been followed by almost weekly announcements of changes in the direction, or new technology arrivals."

Jack presents What China Market Offers Nike(NKE) to Fight Recession? posted at Silent Treasure.

Silicon Valley Blogger presents Find Investment Opportunities In Any Business Market Environment! Ride The Economic Recovery posted at The Digerati Life.

Ryan Suenaga presents Dude, Where’s My Dividend? posted at Uncommon Cents.

George presents Ultimate 2009 Berkshire Hathaway Annual Meeting Guide posted at Fat Pitch Financials, saying, "In anticipation of this year’s Berkshire Hathaway (BRKa) annual meeting, Fat Pitch Financials is starting its 2009 annual meeting guide early this year."

Aussie Investor presents Australian Stock Of The Week - McMillan Shakespeare Limited posted at Australian Stock Market Today, saying, "Stock markets all over the world have been decimated in recent times, and Australian shares have been no different. But investing for the long term requires patience and an eye for quality. So with that in mind, this week I have a look at McMillan Shakespeare Limited, one of the better quality stocks at the smaller end of the market."

To read any past posts, see future hosts or apply to host a future edition, check out the Festival of Stocks homepage. If you'd like to submit an article for a future edition of the carnival, here is the carnival submission form.


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