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February 2012



Climbing the wall of worry

February 28, 2012 – Comments (8)

We are officially climbing it now.  DJIA breaks 13,000; the major news headline on Google News asks "When will it break 14,000?"  [more]



Update: out of CLCT today

February 22, 2012 – Comments (5) | RELATED TICKERS: CLCT

Something someone said to me in comments prompted me to take another look at CLCT's financials.  This is a stock I've owned for a little over a year and a half.  Their core business is coin grading, including gold coins, which was what initially attracted me to them; they grade the coins, then seal the coin into a tamper resistant plastic package and collect a fee.  [more]



Go B-Dubs!

February 08, 2012 – Comments (1) | RELATED TICKERS: BWLD

BWLD reported a killer quarter and the stock soared, up 18% on the news.  [more]



T's Terrible Quarter

February 04, 2012 – Comments (5) | RELATED TICKERS: T

About 3 months ago I'd picked up some AT+T (T), largely on the strength of its 6% dividend yield.  Other things that appealed to me about the company were its relatively low debt-to-equity ratio (40%, compared to VZ's 100+%) and the prospect of a synergistic merger with T-mobile America.  [more]

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