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Archive for November, 2011

The Credit Rating Oligopoly

Tuesday, November 29th, 2011

Moody’s, Fitch and S&P rated 98% of municipal bonds which were greater than $50 million in 2010.  Three companies have 98% of the market – this despite (more…)

Peter’s Business Valuation Discussion on (Online) Radio

Thursday, November 24th, 2011

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Where did the Equity Risk Premium Go?

Tuesday, November 22nd, 2011

For the 30 years ended September 30, 2011, treasuries with maturities greater than 20 years averaged 11.5%, according to the Ibbotson Long-term government bond index.  The S&P 500 index, on the other hand, only returned (more…)

Leverage: Beware

Thursday, November 17th, 2011

MF Global is in bankruptcy after acquiring $40 billion of debt – that is with a capital “B”.

It actually borrowed $40 for every (more…)

Zynga: Going Public with “One” Customer

Wednesday, November 9th, 2011

The majority of Zynga’s more than $1 billion of revenue in sales last year came from games on (more…)

Boise Companies on an Acquisition Spree

Saturday, November 5th, 2011

I just read the most recent 3Q earnings announcements for “Boise” companies.  The earnings record was mixed, but (more…)