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December 2008



Why are the CANROYs down today?

December 31, 2008 – Comments (1) | RELATED TICKERS: AAV , HTE , PWE

I just bought some shares of AAV at the low, low price of $4.00 and change. I noticed that HTE, PWE, and AAV are all down while most other energy stocks are up.

Anybody know why? Is this a USD vs CAD $ issue? Or maybe an end of year sell-off...



Best MLPs for 2009

December 26, 2008 – Comments (0) | RELATED TICKERS: ETP , MMP , EPD

Well, right now is the time to look at picking up some MLPs.  The prices have been discounted for the holidays and should make great new year's gifts.  But which ones are the best to consider?  While I was wondering about that prospect Morningstar wrote an article about it.  How about that?  [more]



Amazon's Best Year Ever!

December 26, 2008 – Comments (0) | RELATED TICKERS: AMZN

I was just given a $30 gift card to Amazon and used it buy myself some $150 flannel sheets for just $20 (net to me), and it included free shipping. The whole process was easy and satisfying, and that has been my past experience using  Apparently many other people also feel that way:  [more]



Calculating PE ratios

December 23, 2008 – Comments (0) | RELATED TICKERS: SDS

For just about any company whose stock is in the S&P 500, use the following calculations to determine the forward P/E ratio:  [more]



Life after Bankruptcy

December 20, 2008 – Comments (7) | RELATED TICKERS: OFI.DL , UTF , ININ

After reading the highly recommended blog post by nuf2b, I decided it is time to offer an opposing view.  There is so much negativity and pessimism on CAPS lately that I just wanted to offer some hope - especially during this particularly stressful (for some) holiday season.  [more]



Fannie Mae - your new Landlord (Landlady?)

December 14, 2008 – Comments (1)

Fannie Mae has decided to sign leases to keep renters in homes that are in foreclosure.  From the NY Times article:  [more]

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