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July 2010



How It's Done

July 29, 2010 – Comments (5) | RELATED TICKERS: HWKN

Hawkins (HWKN), a small-mid cap chemical company, showed how to make happy shareholders today.  [more]



All Active Picks Pitched

July 26, 2010 – Comments (2)

For the second time in my history as a Fool, all active picks are pitched!  [more]



American Capital: SWOT

July 26, 2010 – Comments (0) | RELATED TICKERS: ACAS

American Capital (Nasdaq: ACAS) is a business development company that was hit hard by the financial crisis. It recently completed a debt restructuring, and the share price has more than doubled thus far in 2010. A SWOT check will help assess whether American Capital is back on the road to high yields.  [more]



Citigroup: SWOT

July 22, 2010 – Comments (4) | RELATED TICKERS: C

Citigroup (NYSE: C), the baron of the big bank bailout brigade, was one of the firms at the center of the U.S. financial crisis. Lately, there have been signs of improvement at the big bank and we'll put it under the SWOT spotlight for a closer look.  [more]



Good, Cheap Summer Wine Find

July 09, 2010 – Comments (3) | RELATED TICKERS: WIN , E

We recently tried Espiral Vinho Verde and really enjoyed it.  This wine occupies rare territory in the house; both my wife and I liked it (I like dry wine, she likes sweetier, fruitier wine).  Finding a wine we both like is unusual; finding something cheap we both like is cause for celebration and blogging.   [more]



Fannie and Freddie Find New Home

July 08, 2010 – Comments (3) | RELATED TICKERS: FNMA , FMCC

Twin mortgage money munching monsters Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac were evicted from their stylish NYSE homes when foreclosures on the listing addresses FNM and FRE were completed at the close of trading on Wednesday.  [more]



Power Up Your Payout

July 06, 2010 – Comments (0) | RELATED TICKERS: SO , BKH , WR

With Treasury bond yields in record low territory, investors looking for yield should consider getting a check from the electric, gas, or water company.   [more]

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