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September 2010



Too Big To Fail - Book Review

September 29, 2010 – Comments (1)

I recently killed time on a cross-country plane ride by reading Andrew Ross Sorkin's Too Big To Fail.  Sorkin covers the financial crisis and bailouts of late 2008 and 2009 with an emphasis on presenting the story behind the scenes.  [more]



Woo hoo, got a raise today!

September 23, 2010 – Comments (7) | RELATED TICKERS: MCD

TMF is running a "10 Core Stocks for Your Portfolio" series which started last week and wraps up on Friday.  I was fortunate enough to be one of the writers selected to contribute a pick and chose MCD.  The track record of raising the dividend every year along with a reasonable payout ratio and earnings growth to support continuing the raises are key reasons for making MCD my choice for a core stock.   [more]



Indecision, In-de-flation

September 21, 2010 – Comments (6) | RELATED TICKERS: CAG , GLD , SLV

A couple of headlines jumped out from the WSJ during my morning scan today.  One on Conagra earnings and one on steel prices.  TMFDeej beat me to the punch, but might as well toss in my 2-cents.  [more]



Roll (or don't) that 401k

September 17, 2010 – Comments (0)

Fellow Fool TMFDataPrincess recently blogged "Hey Old Boss, I Want My Money Back" and I decided to turn my response into a Fool article.  [more]



Fools fooled by Five-star Fish

September 12, 2010 – Comments (8) | RELATED TICKERS: HQSM.DL

About a month ago, I responded to a request for blogs related to investing with an observation on a 5-star stock with nearly all the green thumb picks underwater.  Low and behold, HQ Sustainable Maritime (HQS) popped up again as my Friday "Stock of the Day" suggestion.  [more]



Hanging On to 2 Industrials

September 05, 2010 – Comments (3) | RELATED TICKERS: GHM , NNBR

It's pretty common to see a stock I own mentioned in a Fool article, but not very common to see two small/microcaps from my portfolio mentioned in one article. Jordan DiPietro did just that in Are You Hanging On to These Industrial Stocks? and I thought my comment to the article might make a nice blog entry.  [more]



Cash Rich Small Caps

September 01, 2010 – Comments (1)

I have had some success recently and in the past with small cap stocks that have no debt, positive earnings and decent growth prospects.  I decided to play around with the screener to look for stocks that have those characteristics and the summary turned into a Fool article.    [more]

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