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NewAlchemist (51.03)

March 2013

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The Obamacare headwind.

March 22, 2013 – Comments (1) | RELATED TICKERS: UNH , AET

The market has been worried about tax increases, debt ceiling, sequester, and Europe but you haven't heard a lot of concerns over Obamacare.  Obamacare is supposed to start Janruary 1, 2014.  I believe as we get closer to the end of the year and it is talked about on TV more, the market grow more concerned.  Right now it is out of sight out of mind.  The big story in the market is the new highs of the market.   [more]

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How Large is the Underground Economy?

March 21, 2013 – Comments (1)

Some stats from an interesting article.    [more]

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Top Arguments Against Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway

March 20, 2013 – Comments (9) | RELATED TICKERS: BRK-B , GS

Last week 16 Fool analysts revealed their top 2 holdings.  Berkshire Hathaway came out as the most widely held stock.  I am here to offer a contrary point of view.  [more]

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Cyprus Bank Depositors to be robbed by EU

March 18, 2013 – Comments (3)

Cyprus will impose a levy of 6.75 percent on deposits of less than 100,000 euros -- the ceiling for European Union account insurance -- and 9.9 percent above that.   [more]

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Microsoft fined $731 by EU

March 13, 2013 – Comments (0) | RELATED TICKERS: MSFT , GOOGL , AAPL

This story is so last week but it isn't getting the press it deserves.  Microsoft was fined $731 million by the EU for "not giving consumers a choice of how they access the internet".  So the EU fined Microsoft $731 million dollars because 15 million Europeans between May 2011 and July 2012 had to download Chrome or Firefox... for FREE.  The fine breaks down to about $50 per person, do you think the people affected will ever see a Euro?  NO.   [more]

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