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AT&T Merger with T-Mobile Blocked: Will Justice Department Compromise?

AT&T is battling the U.S. government over its plan to acquire competing wireless carrier T-Mobile USA. Hasn’t anybody told AT&T that the government always wins?

Three Stories About One Thing: Buy Canada

Is Canada “risk off” or “risk on”? Is there such thing as a “good” dividend cut? And what about that pipeline?

The Benefits of Neutrality

Market-neutral funds were all the rage until the financial crisis struck. But a new lineup of ETFs breathes life into a maligned investment strategy.

Prem Watsa of Fairfax Financial is Betting on Deflation and the Bank of Ireland

Prem Watsa is Canada’s Warren Buffett. He is currently both bearish on the U.S. stock market and bullish on a nearly-nationalized Irish Bank, as well as troubled smartphone company Research in Motion. Go figure.

Global Cooperation

Though one can take issue with individual decisions, investors should be cheered that policymakers are making an orchestrated effort to put Europe’s fiscal house in order.

Alternative Investments Are Important Hedges During a Bear Market

Investors tend to chase performance, buying when prices are high and selling when prices are low. Consistency is the key to avoiding the pitfalls of investing.

Dividend Investing in the Land Down Under

Building wealth by buying and holding high-quality, dividend-paying businesses is a strategy unconstrained by borders. And Australia is among the most attractive destinations for dividend investors in the world.

The Perfect Time for Portfolio Insurance

In a volatile market like this, dividends are more important than ever.

Is Yahoo! For Sale?

Yahoo! shareholders are mad as heck and aren’t going to take it anymore. Current Yahoo! management doesn’t want to lose control, but they may not have a choice.

Investing in Financial Stocks: Finding Value in Negativity

Fund manager Derek Rollingson of ICON Financial (ICFSX) believes that financial stocks will reward patient investors.