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."
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)"
The Investor presents Something for everyone: the new Lloyds retail bond posted at Monevator.com, 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.
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."
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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