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September 2008

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The Motley Fool's worst idea yet, part II

September 27, 2008 – Comments (10) | RELATED TICKERS: GS , JPM , BRK-A

There's some trouble in saying that you want the government to own the banks for the short term only. And that is, who is going to make the government divest? Voters? I'm not positive, but I would be willing to bet that voters will be thinking about other things 5, 10, or 15 years from now, or whenever we now think will be the right time for divestiture. The historical fact is that when any government anywhere gets more power or more stuff, they find ways not to give it back.  [more]

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The Motley Fool's worst idea yet

September 25, 2008 – Comments (16) | RELATED TICKERS: AIG , FNMA , FMCC

If you haven't read it, read it here. This is dumber than recommending Select Comfort four times. They're actually telling us to demand that our congresspersons nationalize the banking industry. What's next? A burning of balance books? A fire in the U.S. Treasury? Renters having to wear insignia on their arms showing how unpatriotic they are? A night of broken IRA's?   [more]

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Why we're paying about a trillion dollars to bail out Wall Street's finest

September 24, 2008 – Comments (3) | RELATED TICKERS: FNMA , FMCC

As the L.A. Times reported in 1999,  [more]

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At last, an actual ribbon of moisture!

September 22, 2008 – Comments (0)

Olay's new body wash now has an actual ribbon of moisture! It's true: I just saw it on TV.

I suppose their competitors have been taking advantage of the gullible by including a fake ribbon of moisture.

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Everybody should check this out

September 21, 2008 – Comments (1)

This is more than anyone ever wanted to know about stock trades, but everybody has to know it whether they want to or not.  [more]

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Did EPSMomentum hack the Search for a Winner contest?

September 20, 2008 – Comments (1) | RELATED TICKERS: VLO , WNR

Check out his picks: they don't have "mar" in the company names. Wasn't that the criterion?

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Why I am now a First Marblehead bear

September 20, 2008 – Comments (1) | RELATED TICKERS: FMD

Read about it right here. That is, ironically, why I sold some FMD calls for a loss just hours before they quadrupled in value.

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Fleabagger's Theatre of the Absurd

September 20, 2008 – Comments (0) | RELATED TICKERS: MCD

El Teatro del Risible con Fleabagger:  [more]

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By show of hands

September 20, 2008 – Comments (7) | RELATED TICKERS: ACAS

...who owned ACAS before it jumped about 40% in two days (or, as I had, bought it for your dad's IRA)?

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Avatar troubles

September 18, 2008 – Comments (3)

I'm not sure why they didn't give me back the fat man when my rating dropped below the privileged 90+ level, stripping me of my Maltese. But anyway, I decided to take the opportunity to make a change. I don't want a dog, lest Sprite think she's replaceable. I picked the cat, because it is really fat, and I like the idea of being a fat cat (no longer in the figurative sense). It hasn't shown up yet. I don't remember if there's a delay on normal avatar switches or not, but I'm waitin', waitin', waitin'...  [more]

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Lundin Mining and Moody's

September 16, 2008 – Comments (4) | RELATED TICKERS: MCO , LMC.DL2

How's this for a gutsy call? Today Moody's's (MCO) share price is almost 12 times the share price of Lundin Mining (LMC), but within the next two years, Lundin's share price will be 12 times Moody's's.   [more]

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I guess it's bad

September 16, 2008 – Comments (0) | RELATED TICKERS: AIG

...because the Motley Fool folks sent an email to my HG-subscriber mild-mannered alter-ego saying We know it looks bad, but we're pretty sure people will start making money in stocks at some point... eventually. In the meantime, please don't cancel your subscription(s).

So, yikes!

By the way, AIG sure got whupped, huh?

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It's the vastly inflated price of land, stupid

September 08, 2008 – Comments (2) | RELATED TICKERS: DHI , PHM , RYL

I haven't blogged in over 3 weeks (except on my shamelessly profiteering blog). Going by recs, I haven't blogged well in even longer than that. But I'm back now, and I have something to say.  [more]

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