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December 2011



Arbitrage Spread Big Enough to Play in CAPS

December 21, 2011 – Comments (5) | RELATED TICKERS: VRUS.DL , ARB.DL , SPRD.DL

In most acquisition deals, the spread between the current stock price and the deal price is too narrow to make a CAPS play.  However, I stumbled across one while researching a recent bond article that has a big enough spread make the play interesting in CAPS.  [more]



Picking MOO

December 19, 2011 – Comments (5) | RELATED TICKERS: MOO

I recently read that Agrium (AGU) had quadrupled its dividend and,even though it was off a small base, a move like that made this ol' dividend Fool take note.  I did a little digging and liked what I found, but when I looked at competitors and other companies in the ag space, I couldn't decide what I liked best.  A little more digging and I found there's an ETF for that.  [more]



Lets Make Our Own Foolanthropy

December 18, 2011 – Comments (224)

I'm not sure if TMF is running anything like Foolanthropy this year, but I haven't seen anything.  [more]



86 cents buys a dollar

December 17, 2011 – Comments (9) | RELATED TICKERS: BDT.DL2

A recent scan of the Stocks Needing More Picks list turned up a closed-end fund that looks pretty interesting.  BlackRock's Strategic Equity Dividend Trust (BDT).  I like dividends, so took a little closer look.  [more]



Another week for big bond issues

December 12, 2011 – Comments (1)

Corporate credit markets were busy last week with more than $23 billion of new debt issued.  There were quite a few multi-billion $ credit card swipes in the mix and credit markets are still offering cheap money for companies with decent credit ratings.   [more]

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