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January 2011

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Some Muni Bond Headlines

January 25, 2011 – Comments (1)

Just posting some links to interesting articles on muni bonds that I've run across over the past week or so.  Primarily as a placemarker for myself, but feel free to add links or your thoughts on munis.  [more]

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BAC = Big Accounting Chargeoffs

January 24, 2011 – Comments (2) | RELATED TICKERS: BAC

Bank of America earnings last Friday wrapped up the big bank earnings reports.  BAC was the only one of the big four to report a loss for both the last quarter and 2010.  BAC would have posted gains except for goodwill impairment charges.    [more]

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Five Dollar Flirt and Other Citigroup Notes

January 22, 2011 – Comments (1) | RELATED TICKERS: C

About nine months ago, Citigroup's (NYSE: C) share price managed to crack through $5 per share, but it wasn't able to hold that lofty level. Recently, the stock broke the $5 mark again and then pulled back after a weak earnings report. Can Citi reclaim a five-handle and keep going?  [more]

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Keep JNJ or Sweep It?

January 18, 2011 – Comments (12) | RELATED TICKERS: JNJ

I took a swing at Johnson & Johnson as part of a portfolio check-up over the weekend.  I hold JNJ for growing dividend income.  It has been, and still is, a good holding for that, but there were a few other healthcare holdings that stacked up pretty well.  [more]

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Muni Bailout Prospects Dim

January 08, 2011 – Comments (5)

I've been trying to follow stories related to municipal bonds lately and Fed Chairman Bernanke's testimony to the Senate Budget Committee on Friday qualifies.  [more]

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Raining REIT Shares

January 06, 2011 – Comments (1) | RELATED TICKERS: HTS , NLY

It was interesting that two mortgage REITs, Annaly (NLY) and Hatteras (HTS), both started the new year off by issuing shares.  In both cases the companies plan to use the new money to buy more mortgage paper and leverage it up - basically expand the current business models.  [more]

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Cisco - Keep It or Sweep It

January 03, 2011 – Comments (9) | RELATED TICKERS: CSCO

Like many Fools, I hold Cisco to provide growth without a lot of risk. That hasn't been working out so well, but is the future looking brighter?  [more]

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