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April 2011



Weak Dollar Investing - International Income Stocks

April 28, 2011 – Comments (1)

Here's one more tug at the weak dollar thread.  With a weak dollar, dividend-paying companies located outside the U.S. add the potential bonus -- and risk -- of currency gains to the earnings and dividend stream.    [more]



S&P500 Around the World

April 25, 2011 – Comments (4)

This article takes a look at how the S&P500 returns this year look in some other currencies.    [more]



Wells Fargo Earnings Review

April 21, 2011 – Comments (2) | RELATED TICKERS: WFC

It was banks for me this week.  It's Wells Fargo's turn in the SWOT-light.  [more]



A Good Day in the US Market

April 20, 2011 – Comments (7) | RELATED TICKERS: FXA , FXE , CYB

Most people looking at the headlines for today would conclude it was a great day to be in the market with the S&P500 up 1.35%.  [more]



Bank of America Earnings Review

April 18, 2011 – Comments (2) | RELATED TICKERS: BAC

I summed up some of the highlights and lowlights from BAC's recent quarterly report.  The stat that caught my eye was reported earnings would have been negative without the loss reserve drawdown.  [more]



Three Showing the Industrial Age Is NOT Ending

April 11, 2011 – Comments (7) | RELATED TICKERS: MSM , RPM , AZZ

I took a quick look at three small-mid cap industrial earnings reports from last week to see if they support reports of a recovery.  To make a short story shorter, yes, they did.  The three companies cover a broad portion of the industrial/construction/manufacturing world and all three had revenue increases compared to the year ago quarter.  [more]



Bill Gross Shorts US Gov Bonds

April 11, 2011 – Comments (7) | RELATED TICKERS: TMF

According to a number of news reports, PIMCO's Total Return Fund, the world's largest bond fund, has now gone short US gov't securties.  [more]

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