Welcome to the 44th edition of the Festival of Stocks! A blog carnival dedicated to highlighting bloggers best posts on stock market related topics. It is my pleasure to host the Festival of Stocks for the first time at Treasure Hunting Quest.


This Week’s Submissions

Leon Gettler presents Top 15 rules of investment posted at Sox First. about the top 15 rules for investing. And you can start off by checking the gray hairs on your financial advisor. If you see any, it means they've been around for a few cycles. Also, save your loyalty for your football team, not stocks.


Fat Pitch Financials presents Valuing the Tyco Spinoffs posted at Fat Pitch Financials. An estimate of the intrinsic values of the three companies
that formed from the recent Tyco International spinoff.


Matthew Paulson presents Single Stocks or Mutual Funds? posted at Getting Green. that shows which vehicle is more appropriate by weighing the risk and rewards for individual investors in choosing funds vs. stocks.


Average Joe presents Stock Analysis - Helix Energy Solutions Group Inc (NYSE:HLX) posted at Investment Jungle a look at Helix Energy Solutions Group (HLX) which is trading at a deep discount based on their analysis.


Average Joe presents Dividend Analysis - Washington Mutual Inc (NYSE:WM) posted at Dividends Matter an analysis of Washington Mutual Inc. which currently has a dividend yield of 5.03%.


The Skilled Investor presents Lifetime investment assets of renters -- with investment cost improvements posted at THE SKILLED INVESTOR Blog as Fran and Fred expect to pay investment costs that are typical of an average investor. This graphic is one of the reasons why The Skilled Investor keeps harping about reducing investment expenses. Even average investment costs are simply outrageous, and they can be the difference between success and failure of a family's lifetime financial plan.


Silicon Valley Blogger presents Our Investment Portfolio Update: Strong Gains Due To Stock Market Record Performance posted at The Digerati Life.
How their portfolio has fared in the stock market and discussion of their stock market investment strategies.


Rick Konrad presents Value Creation or Destruction-As Simple as (1), (2), (3)- Finding the Value Direction! posted at Value Discipline. It is about developing some insight into value creation or destruction by looking at three components of free cash flow.


Tyler presents Home Sweet Home Depot posted at Dividend Money. A look at Home Depot as a long term dividend growth investment.


KCLau presents Why Invest in Land? posted at KCLau's Money Tips. Most people think that land investment is only for real estate developers, who buy big parcels of land for commercial, or residential development. But actually, investing in land is one of the sound investment strategies available for common investor, both large and small.


Eric presents What is a Value Stock? posted at Stock Market Prognosticator with a theoretical argument on what constitutes a Vaue Stock.


Mark submits Lessons in Contrarian Investing from Peter Lynch posted at College Analysts.A look at one of famous portfolio manager Peter Lynch's investment decisions and what stocks might qualify today. James who runs College Analysts is a value investor himself.


Well, thats it for this weeks Festival of Stocks. I hope you enjoyed the submissions. Next weeks Festival of Stocks will be at Five Percent Stocks. Support future festivals as a host or contribute here.



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