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October 2009



Foreign Currency Account: Best way to open one?

October 31, 2009 – Comments (8)

Most Fools understand getting exposure to markets outside the US through equities either based outside the US or with significant business operations outside the US.  But what about currencies?  The Reserve Bank of Australia bumping their target rate to 3.25% recently was a hmmm moment – how do Australian dollar deposit rates compare with the near zero savings and short term CD rates at US banks and how difficult is it to open a foreign currency savings account?  A little Google work turned up the following three possibilities.  [more]



GMAC Motors Toward Third TARP Trip

October 27, 2009 – Comments (9)

Enough already.  [more]



Market Orders and Price Moves

October 23, 2009 – Comments (0)

A question came up on an investing board asking how a series of limit orders impact a stock’s price compared to market orders.  My reply received a number of recommendations so I decided to modify it a bit for a blog post.  This is old school for experienced Fools, but some newer Fools may not be familiar with the process.  Savvy Fools can correct my mistakes or add key points I’ve missed.  [more]



JPM Leads Banks Higher – Should it?

October 14, 2009 – Comments (3) | RELATED TICKERS: JPM

The Fool’s Morgan Housel took a look Inside JP Morgan Chase’s Earnings report today and found that investment banking accounted for over half of that glowing earnings report.  Other operating segments were mixed news.  [more]



Fish Tacos Rock: Rubio's gets a bid

October 14, 2009 – Comments (1) | RELATED TICKERS: RUBO.DL

Rubio's (RUBO) received a buyout offer of $8 per share.      [more]



Recovery Progress Missing: RPM Earnings Review

October 06, 2009 – Comments (3) | RELATED TICKERS: RPM

One of my first CAPS picks and core income holdings, RPM International (RPM), reported earnings on Mon the 5th.  RPM is a holding company for a number of brands of coatings, sealants, roofing systems and flooring coatings.  Their end customers are industrial users and retail consumers.  You may very well have some of their Rustoleum paint or DAP caulk in your home.  [more]

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