Content posted in December 2011
Lies, Damned Lies, & Statistics
Goodman’s Goodies 12/29/2011 62 comments
As investors, we should base opinions about the economy on reality, rather than the subtle things politicians and trade groups do to manage the news.
New Report: All About MLPs
R. Scott Raynovich 12/19/2011 22 comments
Interest in Master Limited Partnerships has skyrocketed because of their income-producing characteristics, but some investors still find them hard to understand. We have the inside dope.
Can You Trump This?
Marvin Kitman 12/15/2011 28 comments
Not many Republican Presidentual contenders want to go to Iowa in late December. Neither does Donald Trump.
Free Barney Frank
Marvin Kitman 12/13/2011 20 comments
Barney Frank has always been one of my favorite congressmen. He is the only man in the 20th – or 21st century – ever to beat Bill O’Reilly in a debate.
The Demise of Sacred Cows
Lenore Elle Hawkins 12/7/2011 22 comments
The half-point easing of rates by the central banks last week only buys a little more time. So what's with the market rally?
Is There a Historian in the House?
Marvin Kitman 12/5/2011 42 comments
Newt Gingrich said he earned $300,000 from Freddie Mac for his "advice as a historian." But according to Bloomberg News, he actually earned closer to $1.8 million.
SEC Position a Travesty for Investors
Jack Waymire 12/2/2011 18 comments
The SEC claims it does not have the staff or resources to take Citigroup to court to prove it committed fraud. Is that a reasonable position for an agency that's supposed to protect investors?
How to Save the Euro
Axel Merk 12/1/2011 13 comments
The Eurozone nations need to listen to the bond markets and put their countries back on the path to fiscal sustainability.
Telecom-equipment maker Ciena is a stock trader’s dream, as long as the timing is correct.
The FTC is offering a $50,000 cash prize to the person or group that can come up with a solution to those annoying robocalls.
Akamai is in the middle of four significant tech trends.
John Malone of Liberty Media will be taking over Sirius XM satellite radio when the existing CEO Mel Karmazin steps down. What's it mean?
Demand for students of the humanities exists, despite widespread aspersions on the discipline.
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