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.
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."
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."
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."
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 Monevator.com, saying, "To discover how to preserve our portfolios against market ravages, we can learn from how the world's richest dynasties manage their wealth."
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