Monthly Archives: December 2010

Funding A Call for VISA

Investors are now becoming familiar with the story of Master Card (NYSE: MA) and Visa (NYSE: V) being pummeled by the Fed’s proposal to cut interchange rate drastically for debit cards. To recap, Federal Reserve on December 16 announced the … Continue reading

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Time to Consider Unexpected Downside Earnings Risk

Just when everybody was gung-ho on the retail sector, particularly in electronics, Best Buy (NYSE: BBY) apparently did not share their enthusiasm, and posted lower than expected results and lowered its outlook, causing the stock to drop almost 15% on … Continue reading

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Raising Interests Rates in 15 minutes

Mr. Bernanke had his second interview with 60 minutes on Sunday, right before the interview of Mark Zuckerberg, CEO and founder of Facebook. It’s hard to tell who is more powerful these days: one who commands the monetary policy of … Continue reading

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Special Dividends for 2010

2010 may be the last year to have dividends taxed at 15%, and companies are responding by handing out special dividends. So far this year, Garmin (NASDAQ: GRMN), Transocean (NYSE: RIG), Hot Topic (NASDAQ: HOTT), Guess (NYSE: GES), etc. have … Continue reading

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