Each Friday I highlight the Carnivals I participated in over the past week, along with any notable articles that I came across. For those readers not familiar with carnivals, it’s where personal finance bloggers submit their best articles of the week with one blog serving as the host. The entries are separated into various categories such as Investing, Credit, Debt, Budgeting, Frugality, Wealth Building, Money Management, Financial Planning, Insurance, Taxes, The Economy, Real Estate, et. al.
Below are the carnivals that I participated in this week, along with a link to my article:
- Investing Carnival published: Stock Analysis: Pitney Bowes Inc. (PBI)
- Festival of Stocks published: Stock Analysis: McGraw-Hill Companies Inc (MHP)
- Carnival of Personal Finance published: 7 Stocks Priced For Buying
- Carnival of Financial Planning published: Masco (MAS) Increases Qtr. Dividend 2.2% (4.98% yield) and Other Increases
Articles I enjoyed reading included (in no particular order):
The DIV-Net Featured Articles
- Dividend Growth Investor presented “The Top 40 Dividend Stocks for 2008 – How and Why to Build a Cash Machine of Dividend Stocks”, Book Review
- The Div Guy presented Dividend Stock Review: Corning (GLW)
- Disciplined Approach to Investing presented Should You Stick With Stocks
- Dividends4Life presented Stock Analysis: V.F. Corp. (VFC)
- The Dividend Guy presented The Market Goes Down but I Still Receive My Dividends
- the moneygardener presented Microsoft Raises Dividend 18%
- The Stock Market Prognosticator presented Leverage is Suddenly A Dirty Word
Articles From DIV-Net Members
- The Dividend Guy presented Bit the Bullet and Actually Bought a Stock – How Absurd!
- Dividend Growth Investor presented Toronto-Dominion Bank (TD) Dividend Stock Analysis
- the moneygardener presented this is what i wish i had bought
- Stock Market Prognosticator presented SEC Bans Short Selling
- The Div Guy presented Dividend Stock Review: J&J Fairly Earns Its Premium
- Disciplined Approach to Investing presented Index Changes: S&P and the Dow Jones Industrial Average
- Living Off Dividends & Passive Income presented The Trillion Dollar Bailout
- Old School Value presented Getting Married!
- The Dividend Investing Blog presented Buffet and Bailouts
- Triaging My Way To Financial Success presented Addicted to Dividends
- Dividend Money presented Cheap or Frugal – You Decide
- Bullish Dividends presented Dividend Stock Analysis: Home Capital Group Inc. (TSE: HCG)
- Barel Karsan presented Price To Cash Flow: A Useful Measure?
The Wealth, Money & Life Network Featured Articles
- Dollar Frugal presented Shopping Simplification
- Her Every Cent Counts presented Is Now a Good Time to Invest?
- How I Save Money presented Another Missed Opportunity…That I Did Not Miss
- Saving For A Home Of My Own presented Fitting in Workouts
- Central Europe & Russia Fund Inc. (CEE) Analysis – Revisited posted at One Family’s Blog, notes, “An analysis of CEE, a closed-end exchange traded fund (ETF) focused on Central Europe & Russia trading at a double-digit discount to NAV.”
- Your Finish Rich Plan presents Understanding Stock Market Volatility: Perception vs. Reality noting, “The stock market can be very volatile in the short-run, but when considering longer time frames, it’s not nearly as volatile and is actually quite predictable”
- MagicDiligence – Optimizing Joel Greenblatts Value Stock Strategy notes in the post, The Problem with Investing in Banks, that “Magic Formula investors have luckily been spared from the calamity in financial stocks over the past year. But even in the best of times, banking is a risky industry that is difficult to properly value, and should be avoided by most individual investors.”
- FIRE Finance writes about some of the risk factors that impact the market in the post, Investment Risks at a Glance.
- The Iconoclast Investor offers insight into the recent market volatility, 10 Observations About This Financial Storm.
- The Financial Blogger notes in the post, Is the apocalypse among us?, that “The US market is going down and major companies are following the trend. What is going on?”
- Doing Nothing Can Be a Strategic Response to a Market Crash posted at Tough Money Love » Hard Truth and Tough Love for Money Problems and Personal Finance, saying, “When the market is in crisis, doing nothing can be a strategic response”
There are some really good articles here, please take time and read a few of them.
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