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August 2010



The Media and How Unsubstantiated Rumors Spread Via Credible Sources

August 31, 2010 – Comments (5)

A hoax was perpetrated by Mike Wise to make a point: reporters don't check sources. From Yahoo:  [more]



What Do People Have Against Puns?

August 24, 2010 – Comments (16)

I have been asked, both on and off the forum: why SockMarket? Of those who wrote in only lemoneater seemed to actually get it. Let me explain  [more]



danielthebear is now SockMarket

August 23, 2010 – Comments (9)

Hi folks. In response to several individuals telling me that I am really not a bear, and I should not carry that title, I decided to change my username.

so now...

danielthebear is SockMarket



How To Avoid Being Scammed by a Bank in 4 Steps

August 23, 2010 – Comments (6)

Even a financial novice should be able to avoid scams by following these basic rules   [more]



The College Plan

August 18, 2010 – Comments (40) | RELATED TICKERS: C , A , SH

This is going to be, perhaps, my shortest blog ever. I am heading off to college tomorrow and am going to spend the first few months (hopefully 4 years, however I may cut this short) trying an experiment.   [more]



"Very Excellent" and Funny Grammer

August 17, 2010 – Comments (9)

First the funny stuff:  [more]



A Dividend Stock Watchlist: High Yield & Growth

August 13, 2010 – Comments (9)

At the suggestion of bullishbabo I threw this together. Most of the companies are based off incomplete research so this is by no means a fully finished work. Nevertheless I figured that I would put it out there and see if people had companies that they thought should be on the list that are not already.  [more]



Limiting Bad Blogger's Posts

August 12, 2010 – Comments (14)

It is not hard to tell who is an annoying and bad blogger. I won't mention any names but I think we all know who I am referring to. All they do is spam us with useless blurbs with an ad for their websites while pushing legitamite blogs off the page.   [more]



Dividend Growth vs. High Yield

August 11, 2010 – Comments (18)

This post is as much for others as it is for me. It is an analysis of how dividend growth stocks, and high yield, but slow dividend growth stocks perform in various types of situations. All returns are compounded annually (since that is what the tool I am using does). We will run through: good times, average (expected) times, bad times, and miserable times. Exceptional times seems to only affect a hand full of industries at a time, and it isn't possible to know which ones they will be so it is left out. Without further ado, here we go:  [more]



My 2¢ On America, Outsourcing, and Potential Decline

August 10, 2010 – Comments (4) | RELATED TICKERS: DE , B , T

It seems that there has been an unusual amount of debate about this subject here on CAPS and I figured I would add my thoughts:   [more]



The Newest Scam

August 09, 2010 – Comments (8)

I got a good kick out of this one. It is amazing just how clever the scammers age getting. The following is an email that I received:  [more]



What do people Have Against Sheep?

August 06, 2010 – Comments (11)

It seems like all of the uber bears out there are talking about how people are "sheep". Their description fits the average person pretty well: "unaware" (or maybe just smart enough to not jump to dirastic conclusions based on data everyone has seen) individuals who "don't understand" how bad tings "really are" out there. And how the economy is going to "heck in a handbasket".   [more]

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