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June 2009



When is an airline not an airline?

June 24, 2009 – Comments (5) | RELATED TICKERS: RJETQ

When it is Republic Airways Holdings, Inc. (RJET)  After reading the news that RJET snatched Frontier airlines from the jaws of Chapter 11 and then picked up Midwest airlines the next day, I decided to do some investigation.  The most complete and concise pitch that I have read in a long time was written by  EarningsPower   back in Feb, 2008 when the stock was selling for about $19.  One of the things that he mentioned is the notion of acquiring smaller regional airlines as part of their growth strategy:  [more]



Big Bad Bank redux: No. 9 in the 2009 Customer Service Hall of Shame

June 10, 2009 – Comments (0) | RELATED TICKERS: BAC

As a follow-up to my previous blog post regarding my mother's experience trying to get a loan from BofA (no such luck!), I wanted to share with you some of the other bad customer experiences that we have since learned about.    [more]



Zacks Best 9 of '09

June 04, 2009 – Comments (2) | RELATED TICKERS: NRP , RIG , ETP

Continuing a sort of theme that I started earlier this week, I decided to do a mid-year check on the "best" stock picks for 2009 based on a report by Zacks.  I'm not sure but I think the report is only available to paid subscribers and I was able to obtain a copy.  Anyway, for what its worth I thought I would share the results of my investigation.  [more]



Big Bad Bank story

June 04, 2009 – Comments (3) | RELATED TICKERS: BIG , BA , BAC

Here is an excerpt of an email from my mother, who is attempting to buy a house in a foreclosure sale for my sister in Texas (who will rent it back from her).  Some background is that my mom has been banking with BofA for many, many years and is now totally fed up (as you will see below).  And you thought Countrywide was bad! Thought some of you might appreciate the irony in all this.  [more]



"Best" Dividend Plays for 2009 - mid-year results

June 03, 2009 – Comments (2) | RELATED TICKERS: MDP , IGT , EQ.DL

For those of you who follow TMFDeej, this is a follow-up to a post he made back in Feb of this year based on an article in Barrons.  Basically it was about the 20 "best" dividend-paying stocks for 2009.  Here is a link to the original article that he referenced:  20 Best Dividend Plays  [more]

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