Thursday, July 22, 2010

Stock Carnival Ecstasy - July 22, 2010

Welcome to the July 22, 2010 edition of Stock Carnival Ecstasy.This time we have some really good articles from some great blogs. Patty Pedersen has a Mid-Year 2010 Stock Market Outlook with the best sector funds of the year so far. Dividist has a political story explaining why investors love a divided government. Possibly looking forward to the November election will a little excitement. And should you buy your company's stock? Austin Morgan tells us what is good and bad about owning the stock of the company you work for. Alexander likes the dividend on Verizon stock. And we finish off with investing in green stocks by Matt T. Henterly. Hope you like the lot, share, bookmark, come back next time, and contribute your own article.

Silicon Valley Blogger presents Investing Money In Stocks, Mutual Funds and ETFs posted at The Digerati Life, saying, "Thanks!"


Mike Piper presents 2010 Tax Brackets: Which Income Tax Bracket Am I In? posted at The Oblivious Investor, saying, "2010 tax bracket tables (applicable for short-term capital gains), as well as an explanation of how tax brackets work."

PT Money presents OptionsHouse Review | Online Discount Broker posted at Prime Time Money, saying, "A review of the options-focused broker, OptionsHouse who also has $2.95 stock trades."


Patty Pedersen presents Sector Funds: Best, Worst, and Mid-Year 2010 Stock Market Outlook posted at AlphaProfit MoneyMatters - Investing Blog, saying, "As we cross the year's midpoint, investor's are focused on flat or worsening employment situation in the U. S., strained fiscal situation in Europe, and slowing growth in emerging markets. Yet, some sectors have been able to provide gains even in this crummy market. This article provides insights on whether momentum plays from the first half can continue to be top performers in the second or whether it is time for laggards to take charge."

Dividist presents Investors Love Divided Government - Perception is Reality posted at Divided We Stand United We Fall, saying, "No studies unequivocally show a statistically significant correlation between longer term market direction and Republican, Democratic, or divided governments. But in the short term it is less important whether there really is a correlation so much as whether investors believe there is a correlation. Most investors believe the stock market will benefit from Republicans taking control of either the House or Senate in the fall. With that expectation, a rising market could very well be a self-fulfilling prophecy."

Ricky presents Interest Rates for IRA posted at Stock Tips, saying, "When selecting an IRA, it's critical to shop the current competition. Learn the steps you should perform to calculate the interest rates for IRA."

Brenda D. Chapman presents 8 Most Expensive State Construction Projects posted at Construction Management Schools.

Austin Morgan presents Should You Buy Your Company’s Stock? posted at Foreigners Finances, saying, "A look at a reader's work situation which offers a discount on company stock purchases. The post examines what this offer means and if the reader should take the discount and purchase the stock."

Control your Cash presents Shortcuts Are More Work Than They’re Worth posted at Control Your Cash, saying, "What can the late John Wooden teach us about evaluating stocks?"

Alexander presents Verizon Is Now Yielding 7 Percent posted at Dividend Stocks, saying, "Blue chip stocks with a high dividend yield are rare and hard to find. Verizon has solid growth potential and a high yield."

Michael Pruser presents Five Reasons Why TradeKing Is a Great Online Discount Broker posted at The Dough Roller, saying, "TradeKing is my broker of choice and I've got five reasons why I still use them even though there are cheaper brokers elsewhere (but not by much)"


The Investor presents Wealth preservation strategies of the rich posted at, saying, "To discover how to preserve our portfolios against market ravages, we can learn from how the world's richest dynasties manage their wealth."

Matt T. Henterly presents Investing in Green Stocks posted at The SimpleChecking Blog, saying, "Investing in solar power, wind power, or other sustainable energy stocks."

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Friday, July 9, 2010

Stock Carnival Ecstasy - July 8, 2010

Welcome to the July 8, 2010 edition of Stock Carnival Ecstasy.This time we have 15 articles from some very good sites and authors. The Silicon Valley Blogger presents profiles of stock traders as an instructional piece on how to trade stocks. Nathan Richardson compares Managed Mutual Funds vs. Index Funds, which are better long term investments. We have an article on Dividend Stock Analysis by the Dividend Growth Investor with special analysis on Coca Cola. And finally Control your Cash looks at BP and what happens If a Containment Dome Doesn’t Work? Hope you enjoy the material, bookmark, share, and see you all next time.

Housing Reporter presents The Real Estate Twitter (er) posted at Tallahassee Real Estate Blog, saying, "My real estate Twitter account just surpassed 100,000 followers last week and I am just blown away with how the world of microblogging works. For readers not familiar with how real estate and twitter combine, you can follow this link to Twitter and Real Estate that I wrote just one year ago (when I only had 2,100 followers!).

Just as a refresher, this microblogging social network was created so that users could broadcast to anybody who would listen “what I am doing right now” in 140 characters or less. But what has happened is that it has morphed into a network of people who pass information and links regarding breaking news and information."

Silicon Valley Blogger presents How To Trade Stocks, Profiles of Stock Traders posted at The Digerati Life, saying, "Thanks!"


Finance Banter presents Financial Worries posted at Finance Banter, saying, "Steve Smith looks at some trading in the financial options"


Nathan Richardson presents Managed Mutual Funds vs. Index Funds posted at ComplexSearch - Money and Finance, saying, "Article on the differences between Mutual Funds and Index Funds - including fee comparison."

Mike Piper presents Morningstar Stars: Are Mutual Fund Star Ratings Any Use? posted at The Oblivious Investor, saying, "Find out what Morningstar says about the purpose of their famous star ratings. Are they useful for predicting future performance?"


Finance Banter presents Finance Banter : Trading Price Patterns = Profitable Opportunities posted at Finance Banter, saying, "Billy Williams looks at trading in Zions (ZION)"

Dividend Growth Investor presents Coca Cola (KO) Dividend Stock Analysis posted at Dividend Growth Investor.

The Investor presents Something for everyone: the new Lloyds retail bond posted at, saying, "With the common stock tempting value investors yet others fearing a second banking crash, these high-yielding 5-year bonds look a good compromise."

Arjun Rudra presents Bullish Case For Altera Corporation With Phil Taller Of Bluewater Investment Mgmt. : Investing Thesis posted at Investing Thesis.

Stefanie presents The Bull's Anxiety Pills | posted at blogs.

Control your Cash presents If a Containment Dome Doesn’t Work, Try Screaming posted at Control Your Cash, saying, "Perhaps it makes you feel good to join the “Boycott BP” Facebook group, even though all the BP stations in the United States are owned by franchisees."

Hussein Sumar presents Three Reasons Why You Should Sell a Dividend Stock posted at Dividend Stocks, saying, "Sometimes a dividend paying stock that you own may be taken over with hostility by another company and current management is replaced with new management, whom you do not really know very well. Or, the company may be making mergers & acquisitions thus increasing their long term debt beyond levels you do not like. Another reason could be the industry the company operates in is undergoing major change or extinction, for instance Verizon at one point in time was considered a doomed company because of its landline business."

pfstock presents Tesla Motors: A Broken IPO posted at DC's Personal Finance and Stock Investing Blog, saying, "What is a broken IPO?"


Karen Anderson presents 13 Timeless Finance Tips From The Bible posted at Online Christian Colleges, saying, "In fact, the Bible has over 1,000 verses that discuss money. In this article, we’ll discuss thirteen timeless pieces of financial advice straight from the Bible, as well as give you the actual Scripture references."


Carlos Sera presents A Competitive Tale; Financial Tales posted at Financial Tales, saying, "In every new client relationship the conversation always turns to how will the advisor be compensated? Periodically I am asked why I or others don’t charge clients based on the profits that we generate. When they ask me this question I always ask them to choose between two colors. I ask them which is their favorite black or red. When they look at me quizzically"

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