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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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How to Make Capital Gains or Get 12% Dividends with ING Cumulative Preferred Shares

Life is full of second chances, sometimes even in investing. In that connection, ING’s (ING) cumulative preferred shares plunged with the shares of the broader financial services community when the financial crisis reached its depths. ING’s 6.2 % perpetual debt securities issued in 2003 with a $25 a share denomination (ISP) reached a low of…

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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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How to Make Money Investing in Stock by Arbitraging Wall Street’s Misunderstanding of Public Policy

I’d like to introduce a theme to be developed in future posts: that knowledgeable investors can profit by making investment decisions that benefit from Wall Street’s shortcomings in understanding government policy. The increased role of government in business makes Wall Street nervous. This is partially ideological: many businesspeople and financiers just don’t want the interference…

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