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    If you want to speculate on the auto industry bailout, I would buy their corporate bonds instead. You can get GM bonds for about 20 cents on the dollar... yielding about 35%. Ford's bonds are about 40 cents on the dollar, yielding about 20% or so.

    That way if they do go into bankruptcy you will probably get some money back. Common stock holders will be screwed.

    Jerry
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    GM down 13% today at $2.92 per share.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jawilljr View Post
    If you want to speculate on the auto industry bailout, I would buy their corporate bonds instead. You can get GM bonds for about 20 cents on the dollar... yielding about 35%. Ford's bonds are about 40 cents on the dollar, yielding about 20% or so.

    That way if they do go into bankruptcy you will probably get some money back. Common stock holders will be screwed.

    Jerry
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    Quote Originally Posted by jawilljr View Post
    If you want to speculate on the auto industry bailout, I would buy their corporate bonds instead. You can get GM bonds for about 20 cents on the dollar... yielding about 35%. Ford's bonds are about 40 cents on the dollar, yielding about 20% or so.

    That way if they do go into bankruptcy you will probably get some money back. Common stock holders will be screwed.

    Jerry
    I've got some preferred stock (symbol F-a) and getting a great yield. Problem is the broker sold them at about $18 a share, now about $7 a share. So the yield hasn't begun to cover my losses. Perhaps I should buy more now, as will getting that greyt yield w/o the larger investment.
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    Uncle Sam is going to be in for a great surprise after millions of taxpayers take credit for Capital losses of $3k on their Fed. Income Tax return this year and following years.

    I think I will stay in all cash for the next 9 to 12 months. Maybe dabble in a natural gas ETF if we have a cold winter.
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