Festival of Stocks – March 9, 2009

Welcome to the March 9, 2009 edition of Festival of Stocks. As the name suggests, this festival is about stock where individuals share different perspective about stocks, analysis, experiences, learning, check lists, and narratives. Each post is a good story, so I would recommend you to take time to read all of the posts.

Michael Haltman presents The Annual Report From The Oracle Of Omaha posted at The Political and Financial Markets Commentator, saying, “By year end, investors of all stripes were bloodied and confused, much as if they were small birds that had strayed into a badminton game. As the year progressed, a series of life-threatening problems within many of the world’s great financial institutions was unveiled. This led to a dysfunctional credit market that in important respects soon turned non-functional. The watchword throughout the country became the creed I saw on restaurant walls when I was young: “In God we trust; all others pay cash.”

Jae Jun presents Johnson & Johnson Rundown posted at Old School Value, saying, “A quick rundown of Johnson and Johnson reveals the company is still in fine shape.”

Brent Mashburn presents Statistical Significance and the Magic Formula posted at luminouslogic.com.

Darwin presents Using Google Search Trends to Exploit Market Moves posted at Darwin’s Finance, saying, “This unique article highlights the method of utilizing Google Search Term Trending in order to exploit future market moves in stocks and commodities.”

Mike presents Dangers Of Leveraged ETFs posted at Bear Market Profits, saying, “The ultra ETFs have more danger than merely the leverage they entail.”

Super Saver presents Inverse (Short) ETF Portfolio Update – 3/7/09, Closed Out All Positions posted at My Wealth Builder, saying, “I closed out all my inverse ETF positions since I believe a bear market rally is coming soon.”

Manshu presents Do not use a Leveraged ETF for Hedging | OneMint posted at OneMint.

Dividends4Life presents Parker Hannifin Corp (PH) Stock Analysis posted at Dividends Value, saying, “Parker-Hannifin Corp is a global maker of industrial pumps, valves and hydraulics. Its products are used in everything from jet engines to trucks and autos and utility turbines. Linked here is a detailed analysis and commentary.”

Steve Alexander presents Why and How to Use Enterprise Value in Evaluating Stocks – MagicDiligence posted at MagicDiligence – Optimizing Joel Greenblatts Value Stock Strategy, saying, “While most stock screens use market capitalization metrics like price-to-earnings and price-to-book, the Magic Formula’s use of enterprise value is a much better choice. The how and why of enterprise value.”

Jeonard Cook presents Learn How to Sell Your Own Home: Advertise like a Pro posted at How to Sell Your Own Home.

KCLau presents Learn Money Tips playing iMafia posted at KCLau’s Money Tips, saying, “About iMafia, an application for iPhone. How it is connected to real life in terms of personal finance and how to play the game.”

David presents A Generation of Risk Aversion? posted at Pimp Your Finances, saying, “Young investors have less to lose money-wise, but we’re also at a delicate and impressionable stage. Many young people will get burned, and some may resort to a lifelong pattern of fear and risk aversion.”

One Family presents Writing Covered Calls against Employer Stock Plan Shares (ESPP, Restricted Stock, and Stock Options) – A Primer posted at One Family’s Blog, saying, “The post explains the steps involved in writing covered calls against stock acquired through employer stock plans.”

Investing School presents What is the Federal Reserve posted at Investing School, saying, “What is the federal reserve and what do they actually do?”

Patrick @ Cash Money Life presents Free Stock Trading and Investing Tools posted at Cash Money Life, saying, “Free stock trading and investing tools to help learn how to make better trades and investments.”

Erika presents Skiing in Spain: the Catalonia Pyrenees posted at Visiting Spanish Speaking Countries, saying, “You have probably heard all about the beaches of Spain; the truth is that Spain is not only all about summertime travel. The country offers a winter wonderland made possible by the Spanish Pyrenees Mountains.”

Debt Wizard presents Making Money Is Easier Than Saving Money posted at Money Help, saying, “If you are trying to firm up your finances, trying to make some extra cash may actually be easier than just saving money.”

Shaun Connell presents 7 Questions to Ask Yourself Before Buying a Car posted at Financial Planning, saying, “You’re spending several thousand dollars of your hard-earned money, so you can’t take the decision lightly. Don’t let a car dealer talk you into buying something you really don’t want and really can’t afford. Instead, ask yourself these questions before you buy the car.”

Insurance Toolbox presents Five Ways to Profit from the Down Economy | Fine-Tuned Finances posted at Fine-Tuned Finances.

Bill Johnson presents Make Money Fast posted at Make Money Fast.

Nesher presents Free trade recorder and equity curve money management system posted at Internet Stock Trading for Beginners.

Jim presents Investment Clubs posted at Blueprint for Financial Prosperity.

Ramis presents Canadian Banks Q1 Review- Why We Are The Best posted at Financial Highway, saying, “Canadian banks are the best capitalized banks in the world currently, a review of the most recent results and a look at how they have managed to survive this financial crisis.”

CreditCardAssist.com presents Things You Must Know About Credit Counseling Agencies posted at Credit Card Assist.

Steve Patterson presents Casinos/Wynn Resorts Ltd. (WYNN) Free Fall Continuing posted at FastSwings.

Jack presents The Battle Against Psystar: What if Apple Lost? posted at Silent Treasure, saying, “What if Apple lost the intellectual right case against Psystar? I see a horrifying scene: Mac Clone becomes legal, the high profit margin vanishes, deadly competition against Microsoft in Operating System market looms, and eventually the competitive edge disappears. Yes it is the worst scenario, but better Apple not lose this case at all.”

The Investor presents Stocks vs corporate bonds posted at Monevator.com, saying, “There are fundamental differences between stocks and bonds that you must understand.”

Brian McKay presents Credit Union CD Rates posted at MonitorBankRates.com, saying, “Credit unions have historically provided their members with higher rates on certificate of deposits and savings accounts.”

Dorian Wales presents The Japanese Banking Crisis of the 1990’s: Are We Facing a Similar Stagnation? posted at The Personal Financier, saying, “What can we learn from the 1990’s Japanese banking crisis and the long slump in the Japanese stock market? Are we facing a similar scenario?”

Sigrid Landau presents What Does The Future Hold For The Big Three Auto Industry? posted at A1 How To, saying, “What is the problem with the Big Three Auto Industry? Are they ever going to make a comeback from, recover from their current funk? Is now the time to take a chance to buy Ford or GM stock?”

Ryan Suenaga presents Tumblin’ Down: How My Model Portfolio Did in February posted at Uncommon Cents.

Silicon Valley Blogger presents The Dow Jones Closed At 6,700. How Do You Feel? posted at The Digerati Life, saying, “Thanks!”

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2 Responses to “Festival of Stocks – March 9, 2009”

  1. JJ: Thanks. Also this layout is very simple to manage

  2. Jae Jun says:

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    New design is looking good and professional.

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