Monthly Archives: September 2010

Betting On Earnings Events

While it’s not earnings season yet, a few large companies have reported earnings recently, and created quite some excitement already. It started with BestBuy (NYSE: BBY) reported better than expected earnings and strong guidance on Sep. 14, and its stock … Continue reading

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Fixed Income Investments: Long-Term Bonds & Preferred Stocks

A friend asked me over the weekend whether he should buy some long-term corporate bonds offered by Bank of America (NYSE: BAC), a step-up bond starting at 4.75% and rate gets reset every 5 years, while each reset may step … Continue reading

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M&A Heat Wave

While the world was watching the ping-pong match between Dell and HP on 3par (HP finally won), many other M&A deals are equally interesting. Take the example of Casey’s General store (NYSE: CASY). Casey, a convenience store operator in the … Continue reading

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Trading or Investing in Preferred Stocks (part 2)

In part 1 of this article, we discussed the importance of liquidity and premium/discount for preferred stocks. In this second part, we will discuss the different types of preferred stocks, and their ties to interests rate. 3) Types of preferred … Continue reading

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