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Rip Van Winkle Investing: Introduction

By Selwyn Gerber of RVWInvesting: Introduction Everything you needed to know about investing, but were working too hard at it to ask.             The book that follows outlines the most straight forward and effective strategy for smart investing. In fact, … Continue reading

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Freddie Mac’s Accounting Tricks

From the New York Times: Freddie Mac beat Wall Street’s expectations in the first quarter, but the mortgage finance company didn’t vanquish concerns about its ability to weather the housing bust. Changes in accounting practices helped McLean, Va.-based Freddie Mac … Continue reading

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Political Differences On Government Oversight Of Banks

Mickey Kaus writes: David Smith says scandal-scarred Fannie Mae and other "government sponsored enterprises" (GSEs) have successfully dodged the threat of stronger government oversight, thanks to the mortgage crisis–and the 2006 election. This appears to be a case where Republicans … Continue reading

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