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January 2009

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Baby Shampoo, Drugs and Computerized Sedation

January 25, 2009 – Comments (9) | RELATED TICKERS: JNJ

Actually buying the stock last week combined with Mary953's post asking about dividend stocks gave me enough incentive to update my pitch for JNJ.  [more]

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BACk to the Trough, err TARP

January 18, 2009 – Comments (6) | RELATED TICKERS: BAC

On Friday, the Treasury Dept issued a press release outlining the terms of Bank of America’s second dip in the TARP pool.  BAC also announced a 4th quarter loss of $1.8 billion and a quarterly dividend cut to a penny a share.  That loss does not include the results from Merrill Lynch since that acquisition didn’t close until 1 Jan; Merrill’s losses during the quarter were cited as the reason for going back to the government for another chunk of TARP money.  Note that the purchase price for Merrill is irrelevant to the new run on TARP since it was an all stock transaction.  [more]

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