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December 2010



Consumer Stocks and How to Cook a Turkey

December 21, 2010 – Comments (11)

The Motley Fool is running a 12 Days of Christmas article theme and the lead editor was foolish (Foolish?) enough to let me have day 5.  Yes, a gold theme would have made sense, but I already had a theme.  A consumer staples watchlist built from a shopping list.  [more]



Muni Bonds - ETFs vs. Closed End Funds

December 20, 2010 – Comments (5)

Muni Bond ETFs? Not So Fast compares a few popular municipal bond ETFs to some closed-end fund alternatives.  [more]



Graham Goes Nuclear

December 15, 2010 – Comments (6) | RELATED TICKERS: GHM

As a Graham Corp. (GHM) shareholder, I've been wondering when the company would put some of its sizeable cash stash to work.  The answer came yesterday.  Graham purchased Energy Steel and Supply, a small, nuclear certified, manufacturing company suppling raw materials and products for nuclear power plants.  [more]



The Quantitative Easing Is(n't) Working

December 13, 2010 – Comments (7)

It's been more than a month since the Federal Reserve released details of its latest quantitative easing. That isn't enough time for statistics and surveys to show how the plan is working, but there are indicators showing how markets have responded.  [more]



Pitches for Foolanthropy

December 10, 2010 – Comments (22)


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Banco Santander SWOT (and Foolanthropy)

December 06, 2010 – Comments (12) | RELATED TICKERS: SAN

For my latest bit of Foolishness, I took a look at Banco Santander (STD) to see if it might fit the pattern of a strong company with its share price pulled in to value territory by the European debt/financial troubles.   [more]

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