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May 2010

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The Next Big Short? For-profit colleges are stealing your tax dollars. How long will they get away with it?

May 27, 2010 – Comments (15) | RELATED TICKERS: APOL , ESI , COCO

Several months ago I read Michael Lewis' latest book The Big Short (it's an excellent read for anyone who's interested in investing).  The book contains several story lines that follow a number of the smart investors who figured out early on that the U.S. housing market was going to collapse and profited handsomely from it.  [more]

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How to buy $148.7 million in cash for $123.4 million

May 26, 2010 – Comments (6) | RELATED TICKERS: HRG

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Activist Investors, Cheap Stocks, and PB & J

May 25, 2010 – Comments (7) | RELATED TICKERS: SXCL

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A stock that's guaranteed to fall to zero

May 24, 2010 – Comments (2) | RELATED TICKERS: GNI

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Plug-in electric vehicles just became a little more affordable in Maryland

May 24, 2010 – Comments (8) | RELATED TICKERS: FPL.DL , EXC

In an article last month called The Gas Station of the Future? I talked about how plug-in electric vehicles will begin to arrive at dealers later this year and wondered aloud what sort of impact they will have upon electricity consumption.  Any significant adoption of electric vehicles by the public would be a huge unforeseen boon for power companies.  [more]

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It's Friday, Time for Beer!

May 21, 2010 – Comments (1) | RELATED TICKERS: BUD

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A comparison of the recession of the early 1980s and today

May 20, 2010 – Comments (3) | RELATED TICKERS: DE , VO

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Money Saving Tip of the Day: Check out the new P&G E-Store

May 20, 2010 – Comments (3) | RELATED TICKERS: PG

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Think fast! NBA ref throws a ball at Wyndham CEO during a game

May 20, 2010 – Comments (0) | RELATED TICKERS: N , BA

Here's an odd story that ties together the world of sports and business (two of my favorite things).  At halftime of a close game two between the Lakers and Suns last night an unruly fan got in the face of one of the officials, who in turn threw a basketball at him.    [more]

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Does anyone really think that Goldman is looking out for its clients?

May 20, 2010 – Comments (6) | RELATED TICKERS: GS , MCO , BP

Does anyone really think that Goldman Sachs is ever looking out for its clients' best interests? Goldman only cares about Goldman, PERIOD. It would be a cold day in he-two-sticks that I ever took any trading advice from these guys. Take a look at these two recent stories and tell me what's wrong here:  [more]

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TTT Totally Tanks. Trash or Time To Try?

May 18, 2010 – Comments (2) | RELATED TICKERS: MIL

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Don't expect the markets to crash in 2010 (if the Presidential Election Cycle Theory holds)

May 18, 2010 – Comments (4)

I came across an interesting statement in BusinesWeek magazine (which is much better now that Bloomberg has taken control of it BTW) yesterday.  The statement that I am referring to was made by the famous market pundit Jeremy Grantham, who is not a raging bull by any stretch of the imagination.  [more]

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Johnson & Johnson is a Disgrace

May 14, 2010 – Comments (5) | RELATED TICKERS: JNJ

Johnson & Johnson (JNJ) has been in the news quite a bit lately for its recall of children's drugs including Tylenol, Motrin and Benadryl for quality issues.  As someone with two small children who have had to consume these products from time to time I was somewhat disturbed by this news, not to mention the fact that I probably had to throw fifty to a hundred bucks worth of the stuff in the trash.  [more]

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When does $0 = $1,000,000,000?

May 14, 2010 – Comments (0) | RELATED TICKERS: PWE

Question:

When does $0 = $1,000,000,000?

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When you're Penn West (PWE)  [more]

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Putting Today's Scandals Into Perspective

May 14, 2010 – Comments (11)

I see a lot of posts here on CAPS whining about the corruption that is rampant in our society and how much better things used to be.  Here's a few events from history that will put things into perspective.  [more]

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Government Motors

May 14, 2010 – Comments (3)

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Special Situation Investment...Demutualization

May 13, 2010 – Comments (6)

Ever since reading Joel Greenblatt’s You Can Be a Stock Market Genius several years ago I have been a huge fan of investing in spin-offs.  From time to time if I’m trying to procrastinate, I’ll surf around the web looking for information on planned spin-offs.  I found one today that has piqued my interest, but it’s a little different than the straight splits of public companies that I normal find.  [more]

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Who would have guessed that Moody's would do something shady?

May 10, 2010 – Comments (8) | RELATED TICKERS: MCO

I have been blasting Moody's (MCO) and Standard & Poors (MHP) for a while now, complaining that they were as responsible as anyone for the financial meltdown yet they have somehow have been able to retain their government-mandated oligopoly status.  My MCO short is one of the few CAPS trades that I refuse to close no matter what, as a matter of principle.  [more]

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Using Today's Rally to Short Some Trash

May 10, 2010 – Comments (1) | RELATED TICKERS: BZH , SPF , KBH

I have a dearth of red thumbs in my CAPS portfolio right now, possibly because when I initially returned to playing the game I used my real-life portfolio as starting place.  Of course, I soon came to realize that I'll never be able to move back up the CAPS ladder with that few picks so I have been adding to my CAPS port slowly but surely.  [more]

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Saturday Morning Stream of Consciousness

May 08, 2010 – Comments (3) | RELATED TICKERS: F , PFE

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The most expensive cup of coffee ever

May 06, 2010 – Comments (13) | RELATED TICKERS: PG

I just walked past my television on the way to get a cup of coffee and I said "Wow the Dow's down 400 points.  I wonder what it will be at when my Keurig's done."  [more]

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A Hidden Spin-Off

May 06, 2010 – Comments (2) | RELATED TICKERS: CCE , KO

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