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Markopolos’ 2005 Letter to the SEC about Madoff’s Fraud

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H/T to Canadian Value for this fantastic find. This is the 2005 letter from Harry Markopolos to the SEC pointing out issues with Madoff Investments (run by...

AT&T Offers an Attractive Alternative to Low CD Rates

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By EconMatters With the Fed promising to keep rates low for an extended amount of time, at least for the next two years based upon their...
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Can Europe’s short selling ban make things worse?

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Value-Investing.Eu First : What is short selling ? Short selling is a way profit from falling prices. You can sells shares you don't actually own on...
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Warren Buffett Rips The Tea Party

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Warren Buffett, the self-made billionaire and son of a former Republican congressman, continues to widen his rift with the Republican Party by pressing for...
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What would government look like if it were run like Berkshire Hathaway?

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By Chad Sandstedt of Value Investing Lab I’ve had several people ask me what I think about Warren Buffett’s recent op-ed piece in the New York Times...

Regis Corp. (RGS) – In Need of a Haircut

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Elie Rosenberg is a value investor based out of Dallas, Texas. He is the founder and editor of Value Slant Regis Corp. (RGS) is the largest...
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Valuation-Informed Indexing #57: Stocks Are Less Risky Than Certificates of Deposit

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by Rob Bennett I believe that stocks are a less risky asset class than certificates of deposit (CDs). This is certainly not the conventional belief....

Infographic: America, The Lawsuit-Happy Nation

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By EconMatters According to the latest BLS national wage estimate through May 2010, the mean annual salary for lawyers was around  $129,440, which partly accounts for the...

PIMCO Missed the Trade of the Year in the Treasury Market

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PIMCO who specializes in Bonds, having the largest bond fund in the world could not have been more wrong about an asset class, which...

Washington Post: Buy a Media Company and Receive a Free For-Profit Education Company

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By Chad Sandstedt of Value Investing Lab The year was 1998 and my first job out of college was at the Omaha World-Herald Company, publisher of the...
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Greenlight Re Conference Call

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David Einhorn doesn't only run a successful $10b hedge fund, he also is chairman of Greenlight RE, a multi-billion dollar insurance company. Greenlight Reinsurance Ltd. is an...
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Maps Du Jour: Food Inflation Riots and The Libyan Politics

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By EconMatters The first map is a disturbing illustration of food and inflation riots around the globe in 2011 (updated through Feb. 19) I came across...
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Full Transcript and Video: Jim Grant interview with Consuelo Mack

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Consuelo Mack WealthTrack - August 12, 2011 Financial Thought Leader James Grant explains why he believes the Federal Reserve's easy money policies will wreak havoc...
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The Difference: Making money investing vs. Having fun playing the market

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  There are a few timeless laws you simply have to follow if you want to make money investing. You can do everything else wrong...
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Warren Bufett Talks To Becky Quick About Bank Of America Transaction

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Following is the unofficial transcript of breaking news from CNBC's Becky Quick on "Squawk on the Street" (9-11AM ET). From http://www.cnbc.com video and text. ...
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