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July 2011



Wells Fargo Earnings Review

July 20, 2011 – Comments (0) | RELATED TICKERS: WFC

Wells Fargo posted its earnings report yesterday morning and I took the opportunity to put it under a SWOT-light.  [more]



Social Security Getting Nicked? A DIY COLA

July 18, 2011 – Comments (1)

SmartMoney recently reported that the government is considering a change in the way Social Security cost of living adjustments, or COLAs, are calculated.  I can't control how the government decides to calculate Social Security benefits in the future, but I do know of at least one approach that cranks out annual cost of living increases no matter how inflation is calculated: dividend growth stocks.  [more]



Dunkin' Brands IPO Revisited

July 11, 2011 – Comments (4)

A couple of months ago, I wrote about the upcoming Dunkin' Brands IPO.  Today, Dunkin' Brands released the expected price range and some other details. Dunkin' Brands is the franchisor for Dunkin' Donuts and Baskin-Robbins.   [more]



Low Rates = High Yields

July 05, 2011 – Comments (1) | RELATED TICKERS: NLY , HTS.DL , CIM

The Fed's 'extended period' of low short-term rates will help at least one class of investments keep  churning out double digit yields.  [more]

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