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  • Regulators close seven banks in five states, six through assumption agreements (including $1.6B-asset Hillcrest Bank in Overland Park, Kan.) and one in Arizona that couldn't find a partner and simply paid out deposits. Total for 2010: 139 failed FDIC-insured institutions.  [View news story]
    Also remember...1000 S&L's or so failed during the S&L crisis. Why the gov't hasn't created some kind of RTC for our current mess, which is real estate driven also, is beyond me.
    Oct 24 11:23 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Regulators close seven banks in five states, six through assumption agreements (including $1.6B-asset Hillcrest Bank in Overland Park, Kan.) and one in Arizona that couldn't find a partner and simply paid out deposits. Total for 2010: 139 failed FDIC-insured institutions.  [View news story]
    The FDIC has always done that. Less disruptive than a weekday. And do you rely want a local, hayseed bank run?
    Oct 23 07:18 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Previewing Friday's Report: Good Jobs News Is Bad News [View article]
    I don't believe in the "good news is bad news" thing anymore. We're so in the ditch we need some more good news until it can be viewed as bad news.
    Feb 4 07:36 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • 11 Financial Services Sector Stocks with Greater than 8% Yields [View article]
    Right..they're not financial service co.'s in the same sense as JPM or MS. Most are either REIT's with an underlying portfolio or BDC (business development company) which also hold an underlying portfolio as well. Check yer facts and definitions.
    Jan 31 07:40 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Glass-Steagall and the Future of Regulatory Reform [View article]
    Concur here. Worked in the industry during Glass Stegal and after. Worked better when it was in place. It was easier to do business before the "Patriot" act too.

    Ol' Joe Kennedy liked Glass-Stegal and no one was more of a free marketeer than that sorry SOB.
    Jan 25 09:23 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • These 3 'Boring' Energy Stocks Deliver A Yield Of Up To 6.7% [View article]
    Depends on the country and the agreements it has with the U.S.
    Currently, there is no foreign tax due on ordinary dividends from UK stocks.
    Aug 20 11:21 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The Market Looks Tired: Make Your Shopping List Now [View article]
    So noted. Thanks for your feedback.
    Aug 29 08:18 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The Market Looks Tired: Make Your Shopping List Now [View article]
    The "fudging the numbers" quote came from a reply to a comment, not in the original text of the comment. I just don't believe their numbers.
    Aug 29 06:51 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The Market Looks Tired: Make Your Shopping List Now [View article]
    Girls...girls...you're both pretty. Let's comment on the article.
    Aug 20 09:03 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The Market Looks Tired: Make Your Shopping List Now [View article]
    I believe the quote is "no one can be that good for that long". If they've been fudging the numbers for say..five years..then it would all eventually unwind.
    Aug 17 04:15 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The Prescription For Bristol Myers? Sell [View article]
    I think the timing is pretty good. A third reason to lighten up..
    Aug 2 04:48 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • 4 Great Deals For Investing In 2012 [View article]
    ummm...he wasn't talking about buying the BAC common shares...he was talking about buying the bonds and preferreds. Read.
    Dec 30 10:02 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Three Yield Ideas: Wendy's, United-Guardian, Blackrock Credit Allocation [View article]
    Thanks for the feedback.

    I love under the radar stuff. Will continue to try to root around for it!
    Mar 9 09:23 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Book Review: John C. Bogle's 'Don’t Count on It!' [View article]
    5 days? Settlement is T(trade)+2. Typically, depending on the kind of account one has (everyone usually has a margin account whether they know it or not) you can get money the next day if you have a MMA attached with a check book. I'm actually referring to moving money from Vanguard to another firm like rolling over a 401(k) etc. In my experience (yes...I'm an evil..dreaded financial intermediary...ooooh. And...believe it or not our clients...at least the ones who will listen...have made money and beat the market) they take longer than any other firm out there the no-load complexes and full service brokers alike. It's a pattern (I've been observing it for 15+ years) and at times seems almost conspiratorial. There's always a form that wasn't signed or entered correctly or the wrong one. The behavior is similar to the kind I've seen from insurance companies who are awful as well.

    Eventually, the class action attorneys, or the government will get a whiff of it.
    Dec 19 12:45 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • 3 Yield Ideas for the Week, 3 Direct Sales Stocks That Stand the Test of Time [View article]
    Great! Thanks...I'll check it out!
    Nov 13 08:37 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
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