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December 2009

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25 Stupid Things We Were Thinking in 1999

December 31, 2009 – Comments (6)

Taking some inspiration from Morgan Housel’s The Past Decade in 50 Headlines, let me present...  [more]

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The Wackiest ETFs Around

December 30, 2009 – Comments (15) | RELATED TICKERS: GLD , USO , FAS

We were brainstorming around TMF Interglactic HQ the other day trying to come up with some of the more strange potential ETFs that could be listed in 2010. Commodities such as gold and oil have their own ETFs, GLD and USO, respectively. And there's also the ultralong 3x and ultrashort 3x for the financials, FAS and FAZ, respectively.   [more]

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It Came From the 80's...and Died in the Aughts

December 28, 2009 – Comments (10)

Did you know that the Jewish deli is dying?  [more]

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The Financial Lessons of 2009

December 24, 2009 – Comments (6)

As we close out 2009, it's a good time to reflect on the lessons we've learned (or at least reinforced) this year. Here are some of mine. I hope you'll chime in with yours in the comments section.  [more]

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Vote For the Year's Slimiest Fine Print

December 22, 2009 – Comments (3)

The footnotes to a company's financial statements can sometimes take on the look and feel of advertising fine print.   [more]

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Fool HQ Snowed In

December 21, 2009 – Comments (20)

Fools,

This past weekend, the DC metro area (home to Fool headquarters) got between 15 and 20 inches of snow. It's the biggest DC December snowfall on record.

Because roadways are unsafe and public transit is running sporadically, we will have a very limited publishing schedule today.

Wishing you a happy holidays that won't require six hours of shoveling snow,

Brian Richards (TMFBRich)

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The 10 Most Annoying Office Phrases

December 17, 2009 – Comments (65)

A CNN story, through my source Newser, lists the 10 worst office phrases. These are quite annoying, but surely we can do better in the comments section:  [more]

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EAT, PRAA, LUV

December 16, 2009 – Comments (19) | RELATED TICKERS: EAT , PRAA , LUV

Yup, I just did that (cheat sheet in case you didn't get the reference)...a phrase/sentence using only tickers.

As we say here at the Fool, top it!

-Anand Chokkavelu (TMFBomb), who has not read the book, but who has EAT in his watchlist, owns PRAA, and flies LUV.

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Lies, Damn Lies, and Verizon Vs. AT&T

December 15, 2009 – Comments (15) | RELATED TICKERS: T , VZ , S

The wireless companies are bringing out their big guns this Holiday season. Unless you’ve been living in a cave, or have filtered everything “non-Tiger” related out of your life, you’ve no doubt seen the salvos tossed between AT&T (NYSE: T) and Verizon (NYSE: VZ) Wireless.   [more]

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Go on, Leave the Tiger

December 14, 2009 – Comments (19) | RELATED TICKERS: ACN , PEP , NKE

Earlier this year, after Tiger topped Forbes' highest-paid athletes list for the eight straight year, the subhead read: "Nothing can stop the Tiger Woods money machine."   [more]

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Would You Wear Target Clothes?

December 11, 2009 – Comments (14)

A lot of us, me included, enthusiastically say "Yes!"  [more]

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How Big an Opportunity is China?

December 10, 2009 – Comments (3)

We hear all the time that China’s economy is the next big thing. So, it’s nice to get some numbers to ground ourselves.   [more]

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A Great Example of a Scary Penny Stock

December 10, 2009 – Comments (0)

First off, there's a big difference between a small cap stock and a penny stock. I've written about the difference in the past (here), so I won't bore you with a total rehash.  [more]

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How to Destroy Value in an Otherwise Smart Acquisition

December 09, 2009 – Comments (3)

My ears are still in mourning from Tuesday's big event.  [more]

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A Gambling Stat That Will Shock You

December 07, 2009 – Comments (7)

Per the Wall Street Journal, in 2007 Harrah's got more than 5% of its Vegas gambling revenue from ONE GUY!   [more]

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One Good Wall Street PR Move

December 03, 2009 – Comments (2)

In the land of vampire squids doing God’s work and bonuses so EXTREME!!! Mountain Dew takes notice, Streeters finally seem to be doing something right.   [more]

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Morningstar Has a AAA-rated Plan

December 02, 2009 – Comments (1)

Morningstar (Nasdaq: MORN) announced today that it's getting into the credit rating business.  [more]

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Was Dubai Predictable?

December 01, 2009 – Comments (7)

As with any big comeuppance, I hear a lot of Dubai "duh"s from folks now.   [more]

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