Festival of Stocks #178 February 1st 2010
This is my first time hosting the “Festival of Stocks”. For those of you that don’t know, The Festival of Stocks is a blog carnival and I encourage you to consider participating either by contributing or signing up to host it. You can do so by reading the info about the carnival at Value Investing News.
There were over 40 submissions and I arbitrarily picked 23 as the limit. I am quite impressed with the variety in the topics. I am mostly value focused so it was interesting to read some articles that I probably would never come across in my RSS reader normally.
So here they are the 23 selections for Feb. 1st 2010 edition of the “Festival of Stocks”:
Options Express – Online Brokerage Review at DoughRoller
A review of Options Express an online discount brokerage
Think your lek can kick my colón? Get riyal. at Control Your Cash
A post on currency trading and what it means to bet on one currency against another.
Lending Club Risks and Costs at Index Investing: The Oblivious Investor
A comparison of Lending Club notes to a simple high-yield bond ETF. (Doesn’t exactly make Lending Club look great.)
Raven Industries Inc. (RAVN) Dividend Stock Analysis at Dividends Value
Raven Industries Inc. manufacturer provides electronic precision-agriculture products, reinforced plastic sheeting, electronics manufacturing services, specialty aeronautics, and sewn products. Linked here is a detailed analysis and commentary.
5 MAGIC FORMULA STOCKS FOR A LONG-TERM DIVIDEND INVESTOR at MagicDiligence.com
5 dividend stocks found using Joel Greenblatt’s Magic Formula
MFI STOCK REVIEW: REYNOLDS AMERICAN INC (RAI) at MagicDiligence.com
Reynolds American is a maker of popular cigarette brands like Camel and snuff brands such as Kodiak. The investment’s main attraction is a big, stable 7% dividend yield, but is this enough over a one year target holding period?
S&P500 Dividend Aristocrats at Blueprint for Financial Prosperity
A quick summary of the S&P 500 Dividend Aristocrats
Wildcatters Exploration & Production ETF at ETF Base
Review and background on a newly launched Wildcatter Exploration and Production ETF – expect wild volatility and huge gains if gas/oil move upward.
Darwin’s Inverse Leveraged Short ETF Strategy – Incredible Results Outlined at Darwin’s Finance
This post covers a strategy where you short two opposing leveraged ETFs.
Vanguard Review at Foreigner’s Finances
A review of the mutual fund company. Included in the review is information on fees, site design, the company, and what type ofinvestor will work best with Vanguard.
Options Strategy #2: Protective Put at The Financial Blogger
Using puts to protect your positions.
Graphite India Ltd – Good Small Cap Stock for Long Term Holding at TIPBlog.in
A long term small cap idea, Graphite India Limited
Are You a Bear or a Bull? Or a BeaBu? at BeaBu.com