This week we have the honor of hosting the 164th edition of the Festival of Stocks.Â 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.”Â This is the seventh 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.Â 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.Â Please feel free to subscribe to our site, by RSS feed or email, and come back again to use our features.Â In addition, we are currently looking for guest authors as well as full-time contributors.Â If you are interested, please contact us.
Now, on to this week’s submissions.Â There are a lot of great posts included here from some great writers and thinkers.Â Enjoy!
Fat Pitch Financials presents Ideas from the 2009 Value Investing Congress New York.
Good Financial Cents presents Bernanke Brouhaha.
My Dollar Plan presents 2010 401k and IRA Limits.Â Time to plan your deferrals for next year.Â Find out how much you can put in your IRA and 401k in 2010.
MagicDiligence presents Quick Take:Â Aeropostale Inc (ARO).Â Aeropostale has performed admirably through this difficult recession, and makes a decent MFI pick, but there are some concerns going forward.
Finance Banter presents Google Signals that Shareholders will take Back Seat Now that Economy is Recovering.
The Financial Blogger presents The Great Depression:Â Says Who, Huh?
Dividends Value presents Wal-Mart Stores, Inc (WMT) Dividend Stock Analysis.Â Wal-Mart Stores, Inc is the largest retailer in North America.Â The company operates retail stores in various formats worldwide. It operates through three segments: Wal-Mart Stores, Sam’s Club, and International. Linked here is a detailed analysis and commentary.
The Oblivious Investor presents The Best (Lowest-Cost) ETFs to Buy and Hold.Â A collection of the lowest-cost ETFs in each asset class — ideal for constructing a simple buy and hold portfolio.
Retirement Savior presents Covered Call Funds – Just Like Junk Bonds.Â If you think covered calls and options are a new, better way to help you gain extra income, think again.Â You would be better off just using high yield bonds.
ABCs of Investing presents Calculating Taxes on Capital Gains and Capital Losses.
Darwin’s Finance presents The Gold-Dollar Correlation Explained and Why it Broke Down.Â With the daily gold price capturing headlines, it’s worthwhile to understand how the decline of the US Dollar is correlated with gold and which investments are actually better suited to reflect this trend.
Everyday Finance presents Stocks Gone Wild – Until Apple Covered Call Crashes the Party.Â With Apple shares doubling within the past few months, the author reflects on the highs and lows of selling covered calls against high flying stocks.
Trading Stocks presents Stocks with High Dividends.
The Digerati Life presents My Investing Strategy:Â Diversification Rules!
The Smarter Wallet presents Retirement Investments Hit by the Economic Crisis?Â Financial Options for Seniors.