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September 2007



Northgate Minerals - very speculative gold miner

September 26, 2007 – Comments (5)

I decided to work over the pitch I just entered for an old pick and pretend I know something about gold mining.  [more]



Accredited Home Lenders saga coming to an end

September 22, 2007 – Comments (2)

My second blog on CAPS, or anywhere else for that matter, was on private equity firm Lone Star's offer to buy Accredited Home Lenders (LEND) for what seemed like a ridiculously high price of $400 million or $15.10 per share back in June.  I was somewhat skeptical and thought it was more than a little curious that a buyer could come up with a price for the company when quarterly reports hadn't been filed for some time.  [more]



Fed cut? Perhaps the bank stocks know.

September 14, 2007 – Comments (2)

This is a slightly edited repost of my blog for the Strategy Lab Open.  Players were asked to comment about the prospects of a Fed rate cut next week and I thought this post might be of interest here as well.   [more]



Stocks or Bonds for Income??

September 09, 2007 – Comments (3)

Let’s do a prediction for two different approaches to generating an income stream from a nest egg.  For this simulation, I’m going to look at the pre-tax and after tax income streams over 10 years from a $500,000 investment.  One portfolio will be in 10-year treasuries, the other equally divided between four dividend paying stocks, CVX, T, RPM and WFC.  I picked these because they have above average yields that are well covered by earnings and good histories of dividend increases – and I happen to own these four so it's somewhat relevant to me.   [more]

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