Festival of Stocks #156

This week we have the honor of hosting the 156th edition of the Festival of Stocks.  According to the festival’s original sponsor, ValueInvestingNews, “The Festival of Stocks is a blog carnival dedicated to highlighting bloggers’ best articles on stock market related topics. This will include research and commentary on specific stocks, industry analysis, ETFs, REITs, stock derivatives, and other related topics.”  This is the fifth time ModernGraham has hosted the festival, and we are looking forward to hosting it again in the future.

Before I get to this week’s submissions from some of the best financial blogs on the web, I want to take a moment to introduce new readers to our site here at ModernGraham.  Since August of 2006 we have been devoted to the study and modernization of Benjamin Graham’s teachings from his classic book, The Intelligent Investor. Some features you may find interesting include our valuation calculator, where you can estimate the value of a company based on the formula Graham presented, our valuation database, a growing list of companies that we are tracking, and our ValueInvesting Search Engine, a search engine focused on providing content relevant to the value investor.  Please feel free to subscribe to our site, by RSS feed or email, and come back again to use our features.  In addition, we are currently looking for guest authors as well as full-time contributors.  If you are interested, please contact us.

Now, on to this week’s submissions.  There are a lot of great posts included here from some great writers and thinkers.  Enjoy!

The Canadian Finance Blog presents TD e-Series Funds.  TD e-Series Funds may be the simplest way for someone to invest in a diversified portfolio with low Management Expense Ratios (MERs).

My Findependence Day presents Understanding Same Store Sales.  An explanation of same store sales. An important step in any analysis of a retailer chain.

Forex Signals presents A Forex Trading Plan: Limit Your Greed and Make $53,000 Per Month After Two Years.  This is not a scam, get-rich-quick, HYIP or pyramid program. This is just based on foreign currency exchange. In this article, they explain how a forex trader can make about $53,000 per month, after 2 years of trading and starting from a $1000 account.

MagicDiligence presents Top Ranked Magic Formula Stocks in Motley Fool CAPS.  The Motley Fool’s CAPS service is probably the world’s largest stock-picking game, with over 3 million picks and thousands of members. Which current Magic Formula stocks currently hold the sought after 5-star CAPS score?

DepositAccounts presents How to Find a Financial Planner.

Value Investing Pro presents Bruce Berkowitz Forbes August 2009 Interview.

Fundamental Insights and Ideas presents Bob Janjuah : Exit short positions if market crosses 1022 4 days in a row.  Major market bear could throw in the towel should the markets continue rallying this week.

The Nova Scotia Securities Commission presents Top 10 Investor Traps.  Even the skilled investor gets caught by fraud.

ETF Database presents Talking ETFs, China, and Intellectual Property With Claymore’s Christian Magoon.

SectorMatic Money Journal presents Bending Time in the World of Finance.

Australian Stock Market Blog presents Best Shares To Buy Now For The Long Term.  With investors the world over having suffered through the global financial crisis, some are now wondering how best to restore the health of their share portfolios. This article discusses some of the factors they consider when looking for the best shares to invest in. By maintaining this disciplined approach investors should end up with a portfolio of good investments to see them through these troubled financial times.

Dividends Value presents The Coca-Cola Company (KO) Dividend Stock Analysis.  The Coca-Cola Company is the world’s largest soft drink company. It engages in the manufacture, distribution, and marketing of nonalcoholic beverage concentrates, fruit juices and syrups worldwide. Linked here is a detailed analysis and commentary.

ZachStocks presents Syniverse Makes Strategic Acquisition, Shareholders Celebrate.  A strategic acquisition by Syniverse Holdings pushed the stock 22% higher on Tuesday. The company is using the economic crisis as an opportunity to capture market share and add new clients for its stellar business.

Darwin’s Finance presents Corporate Pension Plan Shortfall – The Next Crisis? This article warns of the coming corporate pension shortfall crisis and how it could dramatically impact share prices in 2010 and beyond.

Penny Pinching presents How To Invest In 2009.

Old School Value presents Warren Buffett Stock Picks.  They go through Warren Buffett’s stock portfolio holdings and how much each stock is worth. Learn why Buffett chose the companies he did.

Bargaineering presents Even Day Traders Recommend Index Funds.

Jeff Rose presents Corporate and Investment Grade Bonds Lagging Treasuries.

Stock Market News presents Bernanke’s REAL Legacy: Helping Goldman Sachs Fleece Us All.

FiveCentNickel presents Investment Performance: It’s a Matter of Perspective.


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2 responses to “Festival of Stocks #156”

  1. George Avatar

    Thanks for hosting this week’s Festival of Stocks.

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