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December 2009



Good, Inexpensive Red Wine

December 31, 2009 – Comments (18)

Tried a new wine with dinner tonight and thought it was pretty good.  [more]



Sold a Position Today

December 24, 2009 – Comments (12) | RELATED TICKERS: PSEC

I sold out my Prospect Capital (PSEC) position today.  It's a business development company with a very high yield, but had been regularly issuing stock earlier this year.  The high yield was nice, but for a stretch we were getting quarterly share offerings to go with the dividends.   [more]



Favorite Holiday Music

December 17, 2009 – Comments (11)

In the latest Foolanthropy tally, TMFStongbad informed us we're closing in on $6k for the Fool match.  TMFSinchiruna added a comment indicating that we're doing well, but need to ramp it up a bit to hit $20k.  [more]



Citigroup: A Lesson in Supply and Demand

December 16, 2009 – Comments (3) | RELATED TICKERS: C

After announcing plans to repurchase TARP preferred stock that included a capital raise and the gov't selling part of its common stake, Citigroup had to make a few changes to get the offering placed.  [more]



JP Morgan TARP Warrants to be Auctioned Tomorrow

December 09, 2009 – Comments (12) | RELATED TICKERS: JPM

Treasury isn't giving much lead time for this.  The press release was yesterday, the modified Dutch auction is tomorrow.  Here's the preliminary prospectus if anyone wants all the gory details.    [more]

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