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December 2011

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The STOCK Act: An Interesting Side-Note

December 30, 2011 – Comments (3) | RELATED TICKERS: V , MO

As you probably know by now, Congressional members can trade on insider information and even give the information away without any legal repercurssions. This trading is done by both sides of the politcal spectrum, from Nancy Pelosi and her holdings in Visa (V) to Eric Cantor and his trading of such stocks as Altria (MO).  These actions have led to understandable outrage and the STOCK (Stop Trading On Congressional Knowledge) Act, a bill (or actually a series of bills with subtle variations) that is long overdue and revolves around the idea that "No Member of Congress and no employee of Congress shall use any nonpublic information derived from the individual's position as a Member of Congress or employee of Congress, or gained from performance of the individual's duties, for personal benefit."   [more]

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U.S. Debt To GDP Ratio Passes 100%

December 21, 2011 – Comments (9)

*Cue playing of the world's smallest violin*  [more]

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Kudos, Mr. Boehner.

December 20, 2011 – Comments (5)

 The markets soared today after Spain's debt auction was met with surprisingly robust demand and the U.S. housing market was shown to have improved beyond expectations.   [more]

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Herman Cain Wants to Become Defense Secretary

December 16, 2011 – Comments (6)

Why?  [more]

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Bummer.

December 14, 2011 – Comments (3)

Thank you unchanged Federal Reserve Rates and euozone debt fears for taking my CAPS rating from 95 to 85 in 3 days and decreasing my score by 500 points.    [more]

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8.4%

December 11, 2011 – Comments (2)

According to the Commerce Department, this is the percent of gross domestic product the financial sector occupied last year.   [more]

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Secret Fed Loans (Part 2)

December 09, 2011 – Comments (4)

EconoMonitor author L. Randall Wray,  a Professor of Economics at the University of Missouri-Kansas City and Senior Scholar at the Levy Economics Institute of Bard College, NY., has just published an article proclaiming that $29 Trillion (that is, $29,000,000,000,000) is the true extent of funds the Federal Reserve committed to its Wall Street bailout. This figure completely dwarfs Bloomberg News' estimate of $7.7 Trillion, along with pretty much every other estimate out there.   [more]

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Quote of the Day.

December 03, 2011 – Comments (2)

(Actually it was from yesterday)  [more]

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Zimbabwe Criticizes the U.S. on Inflation

December 03, 2011 – Comments (2)

No, this is not an article from The Onion.   [more]

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Stock Spotlight: Ulta Salon, Cosmetics & Fragrance Inc.

December 02, 2011 – Comments (1) | RELATED TICKERS: ULTA

Ulta Salon, Cosmetics & Fragrance Inc. (ULTA) is a beauty retailer that focuses on salon products and salon services and offers more than 21,000 beauty products. Its stock is down today after coming up short on revenue in Q3. Despite this, ULTA still beat on a per-share basis, with earnings over $0.42 per share, $0.04 better than the Capital IQ Consensus Estimate of $0.38. Revenues also rose 21.8% year/year and same store sales for Q3 were up 9.6% vs guidance of +6-8%. This is ULTA's 12th straight double-digits sales beat, showing that Ultra Salon, Cosmetics & Fragrance Inc. is still an amazing company and in essence, a terrific buy.  [more]

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