Wednesday, December 22
Stocks to Watch -- Wednesday, December 22
Posted on December 22, 2004 at 14:15, GMT
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Posted on December 22, 2004 at 7:55, GMT
Chart of the Day -- Freddie Mac, Monthly Chart
Freddie Mac (Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation) is a stockholder-owned corporation charted by Congress in 1970 to keep money flowing to mortgage lenders in support of homeownership and rental housing. Freddie Mac purchases single-family and multi-family residential mortgages and mortgage-related securities, which it finances primarily by issuing mortgage pass through securities and debt instruments in the capital markets.
FRE hit a new all-time high yesterday. Freddie has been slightly outpacing Fannie over the last five years, but Sallie has been trouncing them both. Long-term shareholders who hold any of them have done fabulously well.
FRE, Monthly Chart
Posted on December 22, 2004 at 7:45, GMT
Best and Worst Performing Small-Cap Stocks (last 4 weeks)
Posted on December 22, 2004 at 7:35, GMT
New Brands Address a New Set of Consumers
Washington Post Company Buys Slate Magazine, by David Carr:
"... industry specialists estimated that the deal was worth between $15 million and $20 million ... After years of losing money and an ill-fated attempt in 1999 to become a subscriber-only site, it achieved marginal profitability in one quarter last year and is now a break-even proposition on revenue of about $6 million a year, according to company executives ... Slate, whose main editorial offices are in New York, had 4.8 million unique visitors last month, compared with 4.5 million for washingtonpost.com, according to Media Metrix."
Posted on December 22, 2004 at 7:25, GMT
Roundup of China Aviation Oil News XI
"Allegations of insider trading might pose a legal threat to CAO’s Chinese state parent group after it sold a 15 per cent stake in CAO in October to institutional investors if it was already aware of the derivatives losses as claimed by Chen Jiulin, the CAO chief executive, in a filing with the Singapore High Court. ... A lawsuit against the CAO’s parent, China Aviation Oil Holding, could only be filed if Singapore police found evidence of insider trading."
Posted on December 22, 2004 at 7:15, GMT
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