I am pleased to be hosting the January 7th edition of the Festival of Stocks. There are a lot of great articles presented here this week. As most hosts do, I have gone through each post and picked the ones that I found the most value in for me personally and marked them with an ***. The ones you find most relevant to you will differ so please ensure you have a look at each one.
***Dividends4Life presents Stock Analysis: SYY, providing a summary stock analysis for Sysco Corp (SYY). A copy of the detailed analysis in .PDF form is attached via a link within the post.
***Middle Class Millionaire presents 2008 U.S Dividend Growth. 2007 was a great year for dividend growth. Will 2008 be the same? My input – I hope so – for me it will all depend on what Citigroup decides to do with their dividend!
***George presents Top 10 Value Investing Stories of 2007. This is a great review of the best value investing stories of 2007 based on Value Investing News reader ratings.
***Silicon Valley Blogger presents Learning To Invest: The Education of A Long-Term Investor. This is an awesome post as everyone goes through some sort of life-cycle in their investing career. How does you investment education through the years look?
Dereck Coatney presents A Comprehensive Diagnostic Analysis Of A Misbehaving Stock Market—Part I.
Pivotal Investor presents Fertilizer stocks sow the seeds of profits. Share prices of fertilizer manufacturers have soared in recent months, fueled by growing demand for ethanol and feed crops, and the industry outlook remains sunny.
The Investor’s Journal presents Common Sense Investing. Applying common sense to your investing strategy often yields profitable results. In this article I use a recent example of how I anticipated a poor start to the new year and was 100% cash during the bad start using common sense.
Dr. Barry Burns presents Good Trading MUST Feel Unnatural, Part 2. Most traders do not make money because they aren’t willing to do what successful traders do. It’s pretty much that simple. Here’s exactly what successful traders do that makes them profitable … ironically the amateurs could do it too, but they honestly don’t think it’s important, so they keep looking for answers in all the wrong places and continue spinning their wheels.
Investing Angel presents Is Trading For You? Trading takes a specific type of person – this posts will help you see if stock trading is the right for you!
Lucy Baldwin presents Buying Gold 101 For Beginners which provides an introduction to investing in gold.
KCLau presents KCLau’s Money Tips in 2007 – Personal Finance Articles Yearly Roundup. This is a roundup of finance related article discussed in 2007.
AlexG presents a security analysis of Vineyard National Bancorp (VNBC), a Californian Bank sporting a low P/E and strong fundamentals.
Ryan-Careonecredit presents his thoughts on Money Market Accounts. He adds that a money market account you buy from a bank is different from a money market mutual fund you buy from a broker. Make sure you know the difference!
Nabloid presents a controversial post called, Yahoo Can Grow Faster Than Google. I am not sure if I agree, but Yahoo! does seem to be making positive steps.
Leon Gettler presents Bear market danger signals saying, “The market’s down, gold and oil have hit record prices. What are the danger signals in a bear market?
vld2czech presents a Outlook for global stock markets.
Mark presents A Canadian Company That Almost Looks To Good to Be True. This is an interesting look at a small-cap Canadian hidden gem.
Ian Welsh presents Why Sovereign Wealth Funds Are Propping Up the American Financial System | The Agonist. If you know why they’re doing it, you may be able to figure out who they’re going to do it too, and in the world of stocks knowing where the big players are going to stick money matters.
Super Saver presents an update on a number of stock transactions in 12/31/07 Stock Purchase Update – A New High.
Timothy Sykes presents 10 Stock Breakouts In Pictures.
That concludes this edition. Thanks to all of you who submitted great investing and finance related posts. To submit your blog article to the next edition of the Festival of Stocks using the carnival submission form. Past posts and future hosts can be found on the blog carnival index page.