Monday, August 10, 2009

Festival of Stocks #153

Fundamental Insights is proud to host the 153rd edition of the Festival of Stocks. 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.

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Now, onto this week’s submissions.

Steve Alexander presents an interesting article on Goodwill Accounting and MFI, Part 1 - MagicDiligence. He writes: "Goodwill is an accounting concept used to track the purchase price of acquisitions. It is a fairly involved concept, and one that MFI largely ignores. This first of two articles describes Goodwill, how it is accounted for, and a simple example."

Michael Johnston presents Why Everything You’ve Heard About Leveraged ETFs Is Wrong at ETFdb. Good read.

Value Investing Pro discusses David Dreman's CNBC interview on August 05,2009.

Zach Scheidt presents Home Inns Vulnerable to China Lodging posted at ZachStocks. Results pushed HMIN higher. The China lodging firm is vulnerable because of its high stock multiple and the potential letdown after the Shangai World's Fair.

Steve Patterson cautions against investing in Cisco Systems (CSCO).

Dividends4Life analyzes Becton Dickinson & Co. (BDX). Becton, Dickinson and Co provides a wide range of medical devices and diagnostic products used in hospitals, doctors' offices, research labs, and other settings.

Right Price Investing presents an Investment Manifesto 2.0. It's good!

The Viewspaper presents FIIs and the Indian Stock Market.

My Wealth Builder speculates on Expecting Another Bubble The basic premise? Low interest rates are bound to create another bubble. Hopefully, by expecting another asset bubble, you can protect your savings better than was done during the recent housing and financial crash.

Investing School presents a primer on What is Net Working Capital..

Forexoma presents a helpful primer on Money Management skills in Forex Trading Money management is the most important part of forex or for that matter any type of trading.

Darwin's Finance presents a primer on How Stock Options Work? .

Money Smart Life discusses Actively Managed Exchange Traded Funds.

Dividend Growth Investor presents a Dividend Stock Analysis on Supervalu (SVU).

Silicon Valley Blogger reviews Zecco posted at The Digerati Life.

The Smarter Wallet presents Trend Analysis For The US Dollar Index and Crude Oil Market.

The Canadian Finance Blog presents The Kondratieff Wave: Tracking The Past Or Predicting The Future? The Kondratieff Wave was created in 1926 but may be a sign of what will happen in today's economy.

Sun shares his trading experience with OptionsHouse posted at The Sun’s Financial Diary.

Stock Pursuits presents his 2009 Net-Net Stocks Performance.

Associate Money warns against using home equity loans to invest in the stock markets.

Money Ning points out that 401(k), Traditional IRA and Roth IRA have different tax implications..

Doug reviews Some Bank Stocks That Might Be Worth Watching.

That concludes this edition of the Festival of Stocks. Be sure to leave comments as you visit each of the blogs that participated in this week’s Festival of Stocks. They’ll appreciate knowing folks are reading their articles.

Submit your blog article to the next edition of festival of stocks using the carnival submission form. Past posts and future hosts can be found on the blog carnival index page.

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