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A little talked about type of special situation and how to profit from it

February 01, 2015 – Comments (0) | RELATED TICKERS: MLFNF

Its that time of the year again, no not the Super Bowl or $&@(>€£# snow, its the semi-annual Barron's Roundtable. Hooray. It really is one of the few useful articles that I get from the publication any more, besides the 13F, Stock Alert and Weekday Trader columns. 

Typically my favorite ideas from the Roundtable come from Meryl Witmer and Mario Gabelli. In the past, both have had semi-Special Situation-esque (how's that for a word) tilt to their investments. Unfortunately, Ms. Witmer had not had any ideas that I have loved lately. 

The idea that I want to talk right now about now actually comes from Oscar Schafer. It is a stock that I have mentioned here in the past and personally own, Maple Leaf Foods. It trades OTC in the U.S. under the symbol MLFNF, but I own the shares directly on the Toronto Exchange under the symbol MFI.  [more]



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January 28, 2015 – Comments (2) | RELATED TICKERS: MWV , RKT




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January 23, 2015 – Comments (0) | RELATED TICKERS: CONE , NSP , LE

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January 20, 2015 – Comments (0) | RELATED TICKERS: ADK , BHI , LXU

Welcome back to everyone who had a nice long weekend.  Alas I was not one of those folks, but I had twelve days off over the holidays so I can't complain.  This edition of the SSIN (Special Situation Investing News) is probably going to be a little shorter than some of the marathon ones of the past, but I am making an effort to post more frequently in the new year.  [more]



Special Situation Investing News 1/15/15

January 15, 2015 – Comments (4) | RELATED TICKERS: ATLS , ENR , SNR

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