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  • Government agency plans to shake down Big Pharma [View news story]
    The idea that a company would buy off a competitor seems Un American, or is it business as usual. The government nailed the big banks for billions when they rigged the mortgage markets. Lets hope they find billions more over here. Did they ever settle on the rigging of the LIBOR rates?
    Mar 28 02:52 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Bells ringing on mortgage REITs? Goldman says Sell [View news story]
    Hasn't Goldman already been convicted of cheating their customers? Are they not still under investigation for manipulating in the Libor scandal. I would think SA would require warnings just like they do for other authers in this space.
    Dec 5 09:29 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • American Capital and Two Harbors coverage started at JPMorgan [View news story]
    JPMorgan is in the news for defrauding and price fixing this morning. Why is SA not questioning their motives for publishing these TIPS.
    Sep 26 08:10 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Express Scripts: Moving Ahead With Un-Branding [View article]
    I sold it in March for 54 and here we are nine months later and its 54 + no dividends. Years ago my broker always hyped me the stuff his firm was dumping. Not much has changed.
    Dec 21 03:35 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • An appeals court ruling yesterday that dismissed the conviction of a sales rep who sold a drug for non-FDA approved uses could have major ramifications for pharmaceutical companies, which have paid billions in fines for doing just that. Two out of three judges agreed with Alfred Caronia that his rights to free speech were violated. The government is expected to appeal the case, which could find its way to the Supreme Court. [View news story]
    Salesman, and politicians will say anything to move product. Off-label is salesman spin for not proven. Does anyone want their doctor using unproven drugs on their family?
    Dec 4 08:50 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Tax On Dividend-Paying Stocks Rising To 74% [View article]
    I do love the phrase "most productive members of society" as a substitute for wealthy. Paris Hilton and Lindsay Lohan are wealthy as is Clint Eastwood and slew of sports stars. I am not sure they are "most productive members of society" . To just give breaks to the merely wealthy on the assumption that they will use it productively is naive.
    Dec 2 07:11 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • "Our goose is cooked," writes a mortgage trader, imagining a conversation at the trading desk of a pure GSE mREIT like Annaly (NLY). With MBS prices bid to all-time highs (thank you Fed) and refinances on the way up, mREITs face an ugly combination of lower yields and higher prepays. One solution: Unload their MBS at these high prices - tell the staff to take a long vacation - and wait for Bernanke to exit. [View news story]
    For every hundred million parents tucking their children in safely at night there is one that is cruel. Guess which story makes the news.
    Oct 24 04:21 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • "Our goose is cooked," writes a mortgage trader, imagining a conversation at the trading desk of a pure GSE mREIT like Annaly (NLY). With MBS prices bid to all-time highs (thank you Fed) and refinances on the way up, mREITs face an ugly combination of lower yields and higher prepays. One solution: Unload their MBS at these high prices - tell the staff to take a long vacation - and wait for Bernanke to exit. [View news story]
    A Seeking Alpha story with no accreditation. No disclaimers. It could have been written by Karl Rove or the Koch brothers. What was its purpose? Where details or facts presented??

    Shame on SA, not near the standards we expect.
    Oct 10 05:15 PM | 9 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Canadian lenders dominate Bloomberg's list of the world strongest banks, placing 6 in the top 22. There may have been more, except the country ran out of banks of large enough scope. Counter-cyclical regulatory policy helps, as banks are usually told to tighten up when times are good, not after the crash.  [View news story]
    Applause to some one at SA who convinced me to buy two of them rather than BA and CITI.
    May 4 05:00 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
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