Festival of Stocks #76 - February 18th, 2008

The Masters are honored to host this round of Festival of Stocks, so without further adu, let's begin the Festivus.

Borrowing a loan and applying for personal loans are 2 different situations. The rules governing car loans and the student loans or aid grants for house financing all are different with different perks and different risks.

The one and only James Cullen who Co-Founded CollegeAnalysts.com submits Weyerhaeuser (WY): A Buy on Sum of Parts, Early-Cycle Housing? This is the conclusion of his analysis on Weyerhaeuser.

 

Alex Garcia who runs Contrarian Value Investing brings us his Interview With William Spetrino Jr. Part II and 4 Underrated Value Investing Books that are worth your time.

 

Dividends4Life bring us an analysis of Johnson & Johnson (JNJ). For some time now, they've have been looking for an entry point to purchase JNJ. The overall rating has not changed since their first review, but many of the past metrics have changed. Was it enough? Read more.

 

Sox First writes Subprime explained - crunch time glossary Credit crunch? Credit default swaps? Honeymoon loans? NINJA loans? Negative pledge? The subprime crisis is upon us and investors are confronted with jargon designed to baffle and keep them in the dark. Here is a glossary of key terms you'll need to know to keep ahead of the game. 

 

MagicDiligence.com posts Examples Of Bad Magic Formula Stocks, the site's moto is to weed out the “bad” Magic Formula stocks and promote the “good” ones.

 

StockWeb.com authored by Vlada Kynsky all the way from the Czech Republic talks up investing in municipal bonds via ETF or mutual funds.  Picks include:
- Oppenheimer Rochester National Municipals (ORNAX)
- Less aggressive Legg Mason Partners Managed Municipals (SHMMX).
ETF underlying municipal bonds like:
- Lehman Brothers AMT-Free Intermediate Municipal Index ETF (ITM)
- Lehman Brothers AMT-Free Long Municipal Index ETF (MLN)
- Lehman Brothers AMT-Free Intermediate Municipal Index ETF (ITM)
- Lehman Brothers AMT-Free Long Municipal Index ETF (MLN)

 

Slackerwealth.com 'A Slacker's Quest For His First Million' takes a look at Altria and Honeywell following their deletion from the DJIA in What Happens to Altria & Honeywell Now?

 

Steve Faber has a useful comparison of the best Disount Online Stock Brokers.

 

Dividend Growth Investor writes Cincinnati Financial – An insurance stock to own -- CINF is on both the Dividend Aristocrats and High-Yield dividend aristocrats lists.

 

fivecentnickel.com breaks down What is ‘Shorting’ a Stock?

 

Money Blue Book lays the smack down with To New Investors, Stay Away From Message Boards! and How to Choose The Best Top Online Brokers - Part 1 of 2.

 

The Digerati Life has got 5 Hot Tips for First Time Investors.

 

John Crenshaw writes The Biggest Scam Your Bank Gets Away With Everyday. This little known scam accounts for a huge portion of fees paid to banks every year and is going on right under your nose. The worst part is, it's completely legal.

 

Cheapo Groovo submits High Dividend Yield Plus Capital Gain Potential -  American Capital Strategies (ACAS). It pays an 11.2% dividend and is $15 below its all time high.

 

Online Stock Trading writes It Pays To Watch the Bull-Bear Ratio Indicator Here: "I know I am not a chartist, but I have sworn by two technical indicators all my trading life: the S&P Oscillator and the bull-bear ratio."

 

American Consumer News submits Investments With Artificial Intelligence.

 

Financial Alchemist with Starbuck's Valuation: A Few Thoughts.

 

My Wealth Builder submits Stock Purchase Update - Riding Out The Market Decline.  His portfolio is based on a 10/15/07 updated buy list of Potash (POT), Southern Copper (PCU), CNH Global (CNH) and BHP Billiton (BHP) and a January, 2008 stock pick update of Apple (AAPL), Research in Motion (RIMM), Intuitive Surgical (ISRG), Priceline (PCLN), Core Labs (CLB), and Google (GOOG).

 

Thus concludes the Festivus, thank you to George the Founder of FatPitchFinancials.com for putting this all together.

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