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My investing philosophy mostly centers around the Value discipline and GARP- Growth at a Reasonable Price. This blog includes commentary on market conditions as well as fundamental analysis of specific companies. Graduated from Rhodes College with a degree in Business with concentration in Finance & Marketing. Currently working on obtaining the CFA designation. Previously worked in Mortgage Trading for a major bank. Use MS Excel extensively for developing investment models, notably valuation models based on DCF methods.

Monday, October 29, 2007

Festival of Stocks- October 29th Edition

Welcome to the October 29, 2007 edition of festival of stocks.

I am honored to host my first edition of Festival of Stocks. Special thanks to George at Fat Pitch Financials for giving me this opportunity. Here are this weeks submissions that I selected for this edition. Take a look and enjoy!

Allen Taylor presents Investing - Determining Your Goals posted at Investing World Today, saying, "Much like an exercise program, you will want to determine your goals before you begin to invest. Your goal might be retiring in 20-30 years, kids college funding or, if you got started a bit late, retirement in the next 5 to 10 years."

Eric Stanley presents How The Recent ?Credit Crunch? Could Affect You posted at Personal Finance Blog Articles, saying, "With banks and financial intuitions unsure on the risks involved with lending to one another, a ripple effect is being sent out into the rest of the lending world."

Thomas Humes presents Guidelines for Building Wealth posted at Wealth Building World, saying, "Review my guidelines for building wealth."

The Investor's Journal presents The Fundamentals of Successful Investing posted at The Investor's Journal, saying, "There are some basic fundamentals that I’ve learned the hard way through my mistakes in the stock market. This article will teach you the fundamentals of successful investing so that you don’t make the same mistakes that I did!"

FIRE Getters presents TIPS for Inflation and Deflation! posted at FIRE Finance. This article provides a great explanation of TIPS and the benefits of owning them.

Steve Faber presents What is The Pinchot Plan and Is it a Good Investment? posted at DebtBlog. Steve discusses several REITs affected by the Pinchot Plan.

Jorge H. presents Stock Replacement Strategy - Introduction posted at My Adventures into The Street, saying, "An introduction into a complex strategy involving stock replacement through options."

Ray Chong presents Protecting Profits - The Art Of The Trailing Stop posted at Trading Tips, Strategies and Insights. Ray explains a very useful method to protected profits using stop-loss orders. In my opinion, the sell discipline is one of the most under-rated aspects of investing. Ray’s commentary is a must read.

Pinyo Bhulipongsanon presents Mutual Fund Double Whammy posted at Moolanomy, saying, "This post explain the concept of mutual fund double whammy and walk through a real life example of how I dealt with it."

Sam presents Stock Investing With Warren Buffett. Investment Advice From a Billionaire. posted at Surfer Sam and Friends, saying, "Warren Buffett, billionaire investor, businessperson and philanthropist, is often called the "Sage of Omaha" or the "Oracle of Omaha." He is well known as the second or third richest man in the world, behind Bill Gates of Microsoft. His timeless philosophy of value investing has proven relevant and profitable in all types of markets and financial environments."

The Dividend Guy presents Dividend Stock Wednesday: Johnson & Johnson (JNJ) posted at Dividend Guy Terrific analysis of JNJ; I highly recommend reading.

Dereck Coatney presents Is Headwaters (HW) An Unnecessary Risk? posted at The Best Stock Trading in the World. Dereck talks about investing in HW.

Matthew Paulson presents When It Comes to Investing, There’s No Free Lunch posted at Getting Green.

Valulicious presents Company Sitting on a Pile of Cash posted at Valulicious, saying, "have fun with the carnival!"

Dirk Masuch Oesterreich presents Fundamental Outlook for Industrial and Precious Metals posted at Nevada Gold Investor.

Turley Muller presents Walgreen Company (WAG): Reasonably Valued? posted at Financial Alchemist. Here is my recent analysis of WAG and what to make of the recent sell-off.

Larry Russell presents Diversify To Avoid Investment Fraud posted at THE SKILLED INVESTOR Blog, saying, "Stories about investment fraud often seem to include the phrase "his or her life savings." There should never be a moment during your lifetime when your life savings are not heavily diversified across many investment vehicles and firms."

Leon Gettler presents Faulty forecasts posted at Sox First, saying, "Listed companies seem to have a knack of alienating investors and harming their share price by providing forecasts that are way off target, according to a global study. More than 70 per cent of companies admit to forecasting errors, and the average company forecast is off by as much as 13 per cent. To investors, the message is clear: be wary of company forecasts and do your own research."

Stirling Newberry presents Don't shoot your friends posted at The Agonist, saying, "What's really the problem with modern portfolio management?--the failure to understand that economics is the study of the games people play."

vld2czech presents Stockweb - Eastern Europe emerging stock markets posted at StockWeb.

Caw presents Designing the perfect(ly diversified) ETF posted at Money $ Liberty.

Blain Reinkensmeyer presents 13 Great Ways to Invest in Oil Without Buying Barrels posted at Stock Trading To Go.

Super Saver presents 10/22/07 Stock Purchase Update - Declined With Market Weakness posted at My Wealth Builder.

That concludes 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 our Festival of Stocks Index Page.

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Jorge said...

Thanks for the selection and for hosting!

George said...

Thank you for hosting this week's Festival of Stocks.

Pinyo said...

Thank you for hosting. A lot of good posts to go through.

FIRE Finance said...

Thanks for hosting and including our post! A great collection of articles.
FIRE Finance

FIRE Finance said...

Thanks for hosting this festival. Lots of good posts!

The Dividend Guy said...

Thanks for hosting this week - appreciate the comments!

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