It seems that something went terribly wrong with WordPress while I was away. Everything is working again. I look forward to covering all things financial again.
Happy holidays to all of our readers. I hope you all have a safe and merry Christmas.
Not much to say here. The video does a good job of making my point.
I made a quick stop at the post office this morning to send out my 3rd quarter estimated tax payments. This estimated payment is based on the amount of taxes I owed last year for my sole proprietorship. If you, too, need to make these payments, don’t forget to get them in the mail today.
I find it unbelievable that Bank of America is buying Merrill Lynch for a 70% premium ($29/share). If you remember, earlier in the year they also picked up troubled mortgage lender Countrywide for a premium.
It’s amazing they would pass up a deal to buy Lehman Brothers which likely could of been had for a deep discount. Do you think that government played a role behind the scenes? Just how bad are Lehman’s books that nobody wants to but them?