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July 2011



Andrew Lyon on total amount of corporate deferred taxes: “We have not looked at that data."

July 25, 2011 – Comments (12)

[You would think a former treasury secretary and current PwC employee would have actually considered this "data" to be a little important.  Evidently not.]  [more]



Debt and Delusion

July 22, 2011 – Comments (1)

Robert J. Shiller  [more]



Deferred Tax Liability - A Sneaky Form of Free Financing

July 17, 2011 – Comments (1)

Lately, I've been trying to dig a little deeper into deferred tax liabilities.  The initial spark for my interest was noticing that Intel's deferred tax liabilities jumped by $850M during their most recent quarter, on earnings of $3.16B - a sizable portion of their earnings.  My next endeavor was literally tallying the deferred income taxes for the S&P 100 over the past 3 and half years.  The sum of deferred income tax liabilities are as follows:  [more]



Tim Harford: The euro will end in tears

July 11, 2011 – Comments (4) | RELATED TICKERS: CA , SH

Tim Harford of FT gives his prediction that the euro will "end in tears," because the creators of the eurozone added no buffer for failure.  [more]



Why Microsoft loves a rapidly growing Android user base.

July 08, 2011 – Comments (1) | RELATED TICKERS: MSFT

While MSFT currently holds only 8% or so of the smart phone market, Android's 35% and growing market share should have MSFT investors salivating.  [more]

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