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November 2009

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Fed Schemes to Back Troubled Assets with Sideline Cash

November 25, 2009 – Comments (3)

Imagine if investors and savers would just back the low-quality assets it holds by buying them outright. What a strong Fed we would have once again. Well, that isn't going to happen, so let's bring in the smart guys who brought you various securitized debt obligations, swaps, mark to market, etc., and see if they can come up with a solution. Well they have...  [more]

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Are Other Railroads Besides BNI a Bargain, too?

November 09, 2009 – Comments (5) | RELATED TICKERS: BNI.DL , CSX , UNP

In the wake of the buyout offer for Burlington Northern, I did a search based on fundamental attributes that may have been similar to those used by Buffett as he scrubbed the data that led to the BNI offer. I like companies with a high and steady ROE, low debt, solid management, and the prospect for growth. Over the years, I have chosen several stocks that Buffett later announced positions in. That's not so impressive once you know one was COP.   [more]

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