Monthly Archives: August 2010

Monday – Merger Mania Continues

It’s another busy Monday for M&A activity. SNY announced a $18.5Bn CASH offer for GENZ($69/share), INTC buy’s INNNY’s wireless unit for $1.4Bn in CASH and DELL and HPQ are still in a bidding war over PAR (and HPQ thinks their … Continue reading

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Thank GDP It’s Friday!

OK, time to get it over with. One thing that has been clear this week is that everyone has an opinion, and they are all wrong. Tim Eagan points out in “Building a Nation of Know Nothings” that you can … Continue reading

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Throttle It Thursday – CNBC and the Rally Killers

Daily Highlights: 8.26.2010Initial Claims Come At 473K, On Expectations Of 490K, Previous Revised To 504K From 500K    Throttle It Thursday – CNBC and the Rally Killers  Once again, CNBC pulls out the big guns!    No sooner does the … Continue reading

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Hedging For Disaster – 5 Plays That Make 500% if the Market Falls

Be prepared isn’t just for boy scouts. As I mentioned in yesterday’s post,  we are in technical hell and the lack of recovery yesterday has left us on less than firm ground.  As we still have clearly defined watch levels that aren’t too far away, now … Continue reading

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Technically Troubling Tuesday

We finally blew our levels! Sadly, it’s time to flip bearish until we can retake our watch levels at Dow 10,200, S&P 1,070, Nas 2,200, NYSE 6,800, and Russell 635. If we can’t retake at least 2 of them today, … Continue reading

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Defending Your Portfolio With Dividends

In uncertain markets, dividends can give you a critical investing edge. As you can see from the chart on the left, just mindlessly investing in dividend-paying stocks can give you more than a 2:1 annual advantage in your investments. Of … Continue reading

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Who Rules America?

Author:  Phil Professor William Domhoff has updated his excellent study of wealth distribution in America and the results are just as sickening than they were in 2005! We looked at the uneven distribution of incomes when I wrote “The Crisis of Middle-Class … Continue reading

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