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TNS to Acquire Research and Marketing – Analyst Blog

Filed in BP, o, silver by on December 30, 2010 0 Comments

WPP Group Plc through TNS network entered into a definitive agreement to acquire the major stake holding in Research and Marketing Services.

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Top Picks 2011: Northern Dynasty (NAK)

Filed in Bank Gold, commodities, copper, Gold, gold-stocks, o by on December 28, 2010 0 Comments

Filed under: Newsletters , Commodities , Stocks to Buy , Best Stocks for 2011 This post is one in a series in which more than 60 newsletter advisors share their Top Stock Picks for 2011 . This special report is courtesy of TheStockAdvisors.com . “Northern Dynasty ( NAK ) — my top pick for 2011 — is an exploration and development mining company that has discovered and drilled off one of the largest gold-copper deposits in the world,” says Tom Bishop . The editor of BI Research explains, “The Pebble deposit, discovered by and still 50% owned by Northern Dynasty, is located in southwestern Alaska and contains 80 billion pounds of copper and 107 million ounces of gold. Continue reading Top Picks 2011: Northern Dynasty (NAK) Top Picks 2011: Northern Dynasty (NAK) originally appeared on BloggingStocks on Tue, 28 Dec 2010 15:00:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds . Permalink | Email this | Comments

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Navistar International’s (NYSE:NAV) Truck Orders Should Raise Valuation

Filed in Barrington Research, economy, Navistar International, o, silver by on December 28, 2010 0 Comments

New truck orders for Navistar International (NYSE:NAV) should be a significant catalyst for the company and drive up the valuation. Barrington said, “We believe that NAV’s stock should continue to trend higher along with the improving U.S. economy and expected 2011 truck recovery. The 2011 truck data from ACT Research for new truck orders should be the catalyst for a higher NAV valuation as

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Inflation isn’t here yet?

Filed in BP, economy, GOld juniors, inflation, o by on December 1, 2010 0 Comments

From our new site, Wealth Wire : Just as we said here , inflation is here… and it’s likely to stick around for a while. And, according to USA Today: “Have a big, juicy ham on the Christmas menu? Need some butter to bake those holiday cookies? Hope you’re willing to pay a little — and in some cases a lot — more. Just as the holiday season hits, food prices are rising — especially on those items you’ll need to cook for all those gatherings and the staples you always keep stocked in the kitchen. Think meats, milk, eggs, cheese and sugar. Overall, food prices are increasing, and economists say they will keep climbing next year. The increase is nothing astronomical when you look at food prices as a whole. The U.S. Department of Agriculture is predicting that food prices this year will rise 0.5% to 1.5%, the lowest annual rate of inflation since 1992. Next year, the forecast is for an increase of 2% to 3%. “That’s a reasonable amount of increase, especially considering prices last year were a bargain,” said Jerry Conover, director of the Indiana Business Research Center at Indiana University’s Kelley School of Business. But it’s not as reasonable when you look at some individual items or categories, such as meats and dairy, where the jump is significant. Pork, for example, is up 13% from a year ago; butter …

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Myriad Genetics (MYGN): Speculating on Cancer Diagnosis

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Myriad Genetics (MYGN): Speculating on Cancer Diagnosis

Filed under: Newsletters , Stocks to Buy “Myriad Genetics ( MYGN ) is an innovative company that can diagnose your risk of cancer years before you have any symptoms,” notes growth stock expert Lou Basenese . The editor of White Cap Research explains, “Even better, it benefits from no competition and one of the best research and development teams around. “Myriad Genetics’ main product is called BRACAnalysis, which is a test that analyzes a woman’s genetics to determine her likelihood of developing breast and ovarian cancers. Plain and simple, the test saves lives … and money. Continue reading Myriad Genetics (MYGN): Speculating on Cancer Diagnosis Myriad Genetics (MYGN): Speculating on Cancer Diagnosis originally appeared on BloggingStocks on Fri, 19 Nov 2010 13:00:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds . Permalink | Email this | Comments

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Google’s "Double Irish" Costs Billions Here at Home

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Google’s "Double Irish" Costs Billions Here at Home

It’s no secret that big multinational corporations no longer have a sense identity with the country where they originated. Get big enough and it’s easy to forget where you came from. To them it’s about one thing and one thing only: earnings per share . Country, meanwhile, comes in a distant second. Because of it, armies of accountants and lawyers work late at night figuring out new ways to pay a much smaller tax bite. So the big boys move earnings around in gigantic shell game that reduces their tax rates to practically nothing using offshore tax havens. To understand how it all works, there was a great article in Bloomberg this morning that detailed the hoops Google has to jump through to make it all happen. Click the link and read the whole piece. Unfortunately, there’s one little problem with current arrangement: once the money is moved overseas it rarely comes back home… From Bloomberg by Jesse Drucker entitled: Google 2.4% Rate Shows How $60 Billion Lost to Tax Loopholes “Google Inc. cut its taxes by $3.1 billion in the last three years using a technique that moves most of its foreign profits through Ireland and the Netherlands to Bermuda. Google’s income shifting — involving strategies known to lawyers as the “Double Irish” and the “Dutch Sandwich” — helped reduce its overseas tax rate to 2.4 percent, the lowest of the top five U.S. technology companies by market capitalization, according to regulatory filings in six countries. “It’s remarkable that Google’s effective rate is that low,” said Martin A. Sullivan, a tax economist who formerly worked for the U.S. Treasury Department. “We know this company operates throughout the world mostly in high-tax countries where the average corporate rate is well over 20 percent.” The U.S. corporate income-tax rate is 35 percent. In the U.K., Google’s second-biggest market by revenue, it’s 28 percent. Google, the owner of the world’s most popular search engine, uses a strategy that has gained favor among such companies as Facebook Inc. and Microsoft Corp. The method takes advantage of Irish tax law to legally shuttle profits into and out of subsidiaries there, largely escaping the country’s 12.5 percent income tax. (See an interactive graphic on Google’s tax strategy here.) The earnings wind up in island havens that levy no corporate income taxes at all. Companies that use the Double Irish arrangement avoid taxes at home and abroad as the U.S. government struggles to close a projected $1.4 trillion budget gap and European Union countries face a collective projected deficit of 868 billion euros. As a strategy for limiting taxes, the Double Irish method is “very common at the moment, particularly with companies with intellectual property,” said Richard Murphy, director…

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How High for Gold and Silver? Part II: Hyperinflation – Bullion …

Filed in Bank Gold, Gold, Indonesian Gold, silver by on October 18, 2010 0 Comments

Bullion Bulls Canada – BBC – Gold | Silver | Precious Metals | Mining Stocks , Information, Due Diligence, Research, Quotes, News. TSX – Venture Exchange.

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Walmart Prepares to Win Over South Africa Through Massmart

Filed in Gold Investing by on October 1, 2010 0 Comments

Walmart Prepares to Win Over South Africa Through Massmart by Tony D’Altorio, Investment U Research Friday, October 1, 2010 Walmart (NYSE: WMT), the world’s biggest retailer, is on the move again. This time, it has its sights set on Massmart ADR (PINK: MMRTY), South Africa’s third-largest retailer with 290 stores. Massmart goes by a range

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Researching Gold/Silver Mining Companies

Filed in African Gold, Bank Gold, Gold, Indonesian Gold, silver by on September 18, 2010 0 Comments

Bullion Bulls Canada – BBC – Gold | Silver | Precious Metals | Mining Stocks , Information, Due Diligence, Research, Quotes, News. TSX – Venture Exchange.

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CNN Poll: Only quarter of public trusts government

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CNN Poll: Only quarter of public trusts government

CNN Sept 15, 2010 A new poll indicates that only one in four Americans say they trust the government to do what is right always or most of the time, one explanation for the anti-incumbent sentiment in the country today. According to CNN/Opinion Research Corporation national survey released Tuesday, 25 percent of the public indicates that they trust the government in Washington to do what’s is right most or all of the time, with 66 percent saying they trust the government to do what’s right only some of the time and eight percent saying they never trust the government. Full results [pdf] “That lack of trust in government is not a recent phenomenon – except for a brief spike fueled by patriotism immediately after 9/11, a majority have not trusted the government since the early 1970s,” says CNN Polling Director Keating Holland. Full article here Having A Supply Of Healthy Foods That Last Just Makes Sense (AD)

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KBW Research Initiates Coverage on Moody’s as a “Market Perform” (MCO)

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KBW Research Initiates Coverage on Moody’s as a “Market Perform” (MCO)

Analysts at KBW Research on Thursday started coverage on credit ratings agency Moody’s Corporation ( MCO ) with a neautral “Market Perform” rating. The firm also set a $25 price target on the stock, which represents an expected 14% upside to its Wednesday closing price of $21.95. A KBW analyst commented, “We believe that Moody’s will continue to be an important player in U.S. and international capital markets. While its reputation has been tarnished by the financial crisis and regulatory agencies have focused on ways to constrain its influence, alternatives remain limited and its earnings power remains strong. We do believe that concerns regarding legal and regulatory issues will continue to pressure the stock.” Moody’s shares rose 10 cents, or +0.5%, in premarket trading Thursday. The Bottom Line We have avoided shares of MCO since our early June 2008 coverage began, when the stock was trading at $39.13. The company has a dividend yield of 1.91%, based on last night’s closing stock price of $21.95. The stock has technical support in the $18 price area. If the shares can rebound, we see overhead resistance around the $24 price level. We would remain on the sidelines for now. Moody’s Corporation ( MCO ) is not recommended at this time, holding a Dividend.com DARS™ Rating of 3.0 out of 5 stars. Be sure to visit our complete recommended list of the Best Dividend Stocks , as well as a detailed explanation of our ratings system here .

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RIM As The Next Palm

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There are no shortage of articles touting Research in Motion (RIMM) as the next Palm, which had to sell itself earlier this year as its current business model proved unsustainable. What all of these “analyses” seem to omit, however, is a comparison of…

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