Festival of Stocks – 162th Edition

This week I have the honor of hosting the 162th 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 first time TIPBlog.in  is hosting the festival, and I am looking forward to hosting it again in the future.
TIPBlog.in focuses on Indian stock markets. This is perhaps the first Indian blog which is dedicated to Dividend Investing. In addition to dividend investing, many articles also  discuss and provide value-based thoughts in the context of Indian stocks, businesses, and different opportunities.  It is likely that US based readers may feel that TIPBlog.in is not relevant to them. However, the principles of value investing or dividend investing tend to remain same. This blog is for all US readers and do-it-yourself investors looking for personalized journey of a do-it-yourself Indian investor. It attempts to separate media hype and looks are realistic and pragmatic opportunities.
Now, on to this week’s submissions. There are a lot of good posts included in this festival from writers and thinkers. I hope you enjoy reading all of them as much as I did!

Mark presents Gold Stocks. This post is a re-cap of how the author predicted the new highs in gold. It explains the fundamentals and technical analysis involved. In the end it provides a list of strong gold stocks.

Steve Alexander presents Quick Take: Dun & Bradstreet Corp (The) (DNB) – MagicDiligence. Dun & Bradstreet provides credit information on thousands of companies, as well as supplier and marketing data. This is a 160 year old company. It has a wide moat and strong cash flow, and makes a good conservative choice for a Magic Formula portfolio.

Dividends4Life presents Automatic Data Processing Inc. (ADP) Dividend Stock Analysis, saying, “Automatic Data Processing Inc. is one of the world’s largest independent computing services companies, provides a broad range of data processing services. Linked here is a detailed analysis and commentary.”

Mike Piper presents Roth IRA Withdrawal Rules. A flowchart designed to answer a tricky question: How are distributions from a Roth IRA taxed.

SpendOnLife.com presents Video: An (Abbreviated) History of Credit. This post highlights some videos that explain the history of the credit industry and the stock market.

ABC presents Stock Purchase – Bid/Ask Prices. This post is for readers looking for Bid and Ask prices spread.

Dan at Everydayfinance presents Swine Flu Stocks – Where are they Now? A performance review of “swine flu stocks” over the past few months.

Darwin presents Gold Hype? You’re Being Taken for a Ride, saying, “The Gold Rush is On! Well, don’t fall for the hype – this article puts the gold hype into perspective and provides alternatives to capitalize on the underlying cause: a weak US Dollar”.

Jim presents Foreign Exchange (FOREX) Currency CDs.

The Dough Roller presents List of No Penalty CD (Certificates of Deposit) Rates, reminiscing good all days of double-digit returns on CDs in the early 1980s when he used to save little money and was locking it away in 6-month CDs earning 12% or more.

MBB presents My Net Worth Report and Stock Market Investing.

This concludes articles in this edition. 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 at Value Investing News.

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2 Responses to “Festival of Stocks – 162th Edition”

  1. Mark says:

    thanks for including my article.

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