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November 2008



What if the credit market isn't broken?

November 26, 2008 – Comments (8)

No, I'm serious.  Stop for a minute and think about it.  [more]



Bottom Calling, Take 2

November 23, 2008 – Comments (5)

I got some heat from my Oct 30 post that basically stated, "This is not the bottom."  The S+P was 950 at that time. The <20-score player who took exception complained that I did not acknowledge the October 10th low of 900 - which had been "tested," as he claimed.  [more]



This week's hot screen.

November 16, 2008 – Comments (3) | RELATED TICKERS: KO , MO , DOW

Go to the CAPS stock screener and screen for large-caps ($10B+ market cap) with a high dividend yield (I used 7% and 13% as my lower and upper bound).  [more]



Investing for the real long term

November 16, 2008 – Comments (4)

About 2 years ago, I made a post on this blog, or maybe in comments on Eldrehad's blog, about who was eventually going to be the Top Fool.  I proposed it would be someone who picked exactly 7 outperforms, all of them stayed in positive territory, and one of them would be the next HD or MO, a stock that pulled a thousand-bagger over twenty years.  [more]



Ignorance is the opposite of bliss

November 13, 2008 – Comments (3)

Ask any schoolchild the name of Britney Spears' latest album.  He or she will tell you it is called "Circus."  (I had to look it up on Wikipedia for the purpose of this blog entry.)  [more]



TARP pays this year's Goldman bonuses

November 13, 2008 – Comments (7) | RELATED TICKERS: GS

Amount forcibly "injected" onto Goldman Sachs' balance sheet, via cash payment, this year by Hank Paulson, using funds designated by Congress to purchase troubled assets such as mortgage-backed securities:  $10 billion  [more]

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