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[1 Mar 2010 | Comments Off on Important Reads – End of the Vancouver Olympics Edition | ]

Well, the market had another big up day on a Monday.  Every Monday now it seems has huge gains in pre-market and then they tend to hold the gains.  So, be sure to buy every friday and sell into the Monday run-up (I’m kidding).  Anyways, on to the reads of today…
Ron Paul on the Fed’s bizarre spending habits (Zero Hedge)
Something very strange is happening with Treasuries (Seeking Alpha)
Market would be lost this year without mergers (Yahoo)
Is it wrong to hedge your company’s shares? (Darwin)
ABCNews closing physical bureaus – more evidence …

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[19 Feb 2010 | Comments Off on Important Reads – Feb 19, 2010 | ]

November’s consequences: a paralyzed government (WND)
Obama to unveil additional homeowner aid (WSJ)
China has a plan, American doesn’t (Spiegel)
California’s shuttered stores tell the store (Sacbee)
SC Rep wants to ban Fed Reserve notes (SHTF)

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[17 Feb 2010 | Comments Off on Important Reads – Feb 17, 2010 | ]

Obama to outspend FDR (CNSNews)
Japan is now top Treasuries holder (WSJ)
Someone at the Fed actually is worried about the dollar (Bloomberg)
Stiglitz wants another stimulus (Yahoo)
Credit card holders facing crippling rates (Telegraph)
Economic anarchy (SHTFPlan)
Rosenberg on a return to volatility in 2010 (Zero Hedge)
Four common investing mistakes (Money Under 30)

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[10 Feb 2010 | Comments Off on Important Reads – Feb 10, 2010 | ]

Rash of retirements put Social Security on the brink (USA Today)
America’s #1 Creditor has the ultimate weapon (NY Post)
Recession chugs on, except for government (Wash Examiner)
How a new jobless era will transform America (Atlantic)
China buying gold and oil ETFs (Bloomberg)
The year of the coupon (NYT)

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[6 Feb 2010 | Comments Off on Important Reads For Your Weekend – Feb 6-7, 2010 | ]

Will the real economy please stand up? (iTulip)
Consumer credit drops for 11th straight month (Zero Hedge)
A good explanation of the unemployment situation (Zero Hedge)
Average length of unemployment hits new record (Business Insider)
Government to pay for 50% of all health care costs by 2012 (BusinessWeek)
Social security next in line for a bail out? (Yahoo)
The bonus outrage (Boortz)
Is US bullying Toyota because of the government stake in GM? (Google)
Winners and losers under Obama’s new tax plan (Darwin)

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[1 Feb 2010 | Comments Off on Important Reads – Feb 1, 2010 | ]

The Threat of a “Double Dip” (Bloomberg)
Stimulus NOT creating jobs (WSJ)
What normally happens to GDP after an inventory build up (FMMF)
Are you 100% sure they saved the system? (SHTF)
Obama’s 3.8 trillion budget (Breitbart)
Healthcare, 16% of GDP (Forbes)
Majority of states are now insolvent (Zero Hedge)

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[27 Jan 2010 | Comments Off on Important Reads – Jan 27, 2010 | ]

Buffett’s Berkshire Class B Shares will be included in the S&P Index for the first time after getting a 50-1 split (Yahoo!)
5 Reasons the Apple Tablet could flop (USNews) – I wouldn’t bet against Steve Jobs – Note: I have a post coming out about Apple and why i think the iPad will succeed.

1 in 5 Americans struggle to put food on the table in the last year (NY Times)
Is Ron Paul the Minority or Republican Leader now? (Politico) – If you’re unaware, Ron Paul is in my opinion, one …

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[25 Jan 2010 | Comments Off on Important Reads – Jan 25, 2010 | ]

Existing homes sales for December dropped big – much worse than expected (Zero Hedge) – probably indicative of moving demand forward when people though the tax credit would expire in November.
Wal-Mart (WMT) cuts 11,000 jobs (Barrons)
41 Stocks with an annual increasing dividend for last 10 years (Everyday Finance)
The return of the lay-off (24/7 Wall St.)
The biggest real estate default in history just occured in NY (Tech Ticker)