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investing

Kiplinger’s: “Six Reasons to Buy Stocks Now”

December 22, 2008

Kiplinger’s has a thoughtful piece on the potential virtues of buying stocks now in this beat up market.  It describes six reasons why now it the time to buy stocks. The six reasons to buy stocks now from the article: Stocks are battered and cheap. Stocks are overdue for a rally. The low risk alternatives […]

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What’s Up With Nvidia?

September 17, 2008

On a day when the market is scared to death, and people are screaming that the end is nigh, Nvidia (NASDAQ:NVDA) was up 4.28%. This was on no real news. Nvidia has fallen from its 52 week high of $39.67 to a recent $8.80. It closed today at $10.00. Can it be inferred from this […]

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Airlines Are Up Huge Today

September 16, 2008

So goes oil, so goes the airlines. As oil continues to drop, the airline stocks have been on an absolute tear. This is in contrast to the overall market which has been generally miserable. At the time of this writing: Delta Airlines (NYSE:DAL) is up 24% today and up 79% in the last three months. […]

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What is a Credit Default Swap (CDS)?

September 16, 2008

Credit default swaps (CDS) have been in the news a lot lately. Most recently, they have been featured prominently in the trouble effecting American International Group (AIG). What is a credit default swap? A credit default swap is a type of credit derivative, meaning its value is derived from the credit risk of a loan, […]

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