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3 Things to Remember as the Stock Market Retests Winter 2010 Lows

Financial reform legislation is likely to pass in the coming months, creating clarity for business as to what the new rules will be. Republicans are likely to pick up seats in the House of Representatives and Senate from Democrats, creating the perception of a more business-friendly Congress (whether or not the policies really help). The…

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Why USEC is Worth Betting On

One of the most important swing states in American politics is Ohio.  It’s been almost half a century—when John F. Kennedy was elected in 1960—since anyone became President of the United States without winning the vote in the Buckeye State. 1  In the 2008 election, Ohio cast 20 electoral votes, the seventh highest number of electoral…

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Nouriel Roubini, the Obama Financial Regulation Package, and the Road to Stock Market Recovery

Investors interested in timing the stock market’s recovery to make money are tempted to track the opinions of key commentators, whose words can affect markets. In that connection, Nouriel Roubini’s opinion can move the major market averages, possibly as much as the opinions of economist Henry Kaufman—the “Dr. Doom” of his era—who arguably ignited the…

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Altria: Good to Accumulate for the Long Term

WARNING: If you’re an investor looking for stocks that will soar in the economic recovery (if it happens), look elsewhere. But if you’re a patient investor willing to accumulate and hold a stock for years to get a good return, read on. The basic investment case for Altria Group (MO), the holding company for Philip…

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