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Stocks Under $10: Yamana Gold

Frank Curzio is the portfolio manager of Stocks Under $10, and he shows you how to profit off of fear and forced selling.
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Frank Curzio is the portfolio manager of Stocks Under $10, and he shows you how to profit off of fear and forced selling.

Watch his video on whether or not to buy

Yamana Gold

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Big News of the Week

Two stocks under $10 merged,

Plute Homes

(PHA)

and

Centex

(CTX)

. Pulte will buy Centex for $1.3 billion and create the country' biggest homebuilder.

Life insurance companies under $10 received a boost mid-week. The Treasury Department will make TARP funds available to qualifying life insurers. On the news, shares of

Hartford Financial Services

(HIF)

and

Lincoln National

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jumped.

Bank stocks received mixed reviews last week. Mike Mayo, a

Calyon

analyst, said that bank loan losses could exceed the Great Depression. He also initiated ratings on financials under $10 like

Bank of America

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and

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Citigroup

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with underperform ratings. Billionaire investor George Soros also weighed in and predicted that the U.S. economy won't recover until 2010.

Dick Bove, Rochdale Securities analyst, made headlines by saying BofA's stock would return to all-time highs. Meanwhile, an Oppenheimer analyst lowered quarterly and full-year estimates for the bank.

General Motors

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announced a partnership with

Segway

and unveiled a two-wheeled electric car. Competitor,

Ford

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completed a tender offer and reduced its debt by $9.9 billion.

IBM

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dropped its bid for

Sun Microsystems

(JAVA)

which drove down Sun's shares.

Finally, first-quarter earnings season unofficially kicked off with numbers from

Alcoa

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. The aluminum company reported a loss of 59 cents a share and a 36% decline in revenue based on weak demand and the sluggish economy.

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Alix joined TheStreet.com TV in February 2007. Previously, she held positions in film and theater production, management, and legal administration. Alix has a degree in communications and theater from Northwestern University.