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Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Madoff Investor List Gets Longer

Here is the list of Bernard Madoff investors as of 31DEC2008...PLEASE CLICK HERE FOR THE MOST CURRENT LIST: On 15DEC2008 it was announced that Madoff, possibly the person behind the largest Ponzi scheme in history, is set to release a more accurate list of investors today, but it supposedly will not be disclosed publicly as of yet. Madoff's number is $50 billion according to Madoff...at this point when totaled by others it comes to about $30 billion at this point. Those on this originally issued list (compiled by Bloomberg.com on 15DEC2008) read it and weep, most experts agree that investors will be lucky to recover 1 to 5 cents on the dollar:
Client                                         Total                      Source

Access International $1.4 billion Company statement,
Advisors Bloomberg Data

Banco Santander SA 2.33 billion Company statement
euros ($3.1

Banque Benedict Hentsch $48 million Company statement
& Cie. SA

BBVA 300 mln euros Company Statement
($404 mln)

Benbassat & Cie. $935 million Reuters,
citing Le Temps

BNP Paribas SA Up to 350 Company statement
million euros
($478.2 mln)

Boston philanthropist $145 million Boston Globe
Carl Shapiro’s
charitable foundation

Bramdean Alternatives 9.5 percent Company statement
Ltd. of assets

Clal Insurance 3 mln shekels Company statement

CNP Assurances 3 mln euros Company statement
($4.1 million)

Dexia SA 78 million Company statement
euros ($106.9

EIM Group $230 million Reuters,
citing Le Temps

Elie Wiesel Foundation Undetermined Wall Street Journal
For Humanity

Fairfield Greenwich $7.5 billion Bloomberg News,
Group Company Statement

Fix Asset Management $400 million Company Statement

Fortis Bank Netherlands 1 bln euros
($1.4 bln)

GMAC LLC Chairman Most of its Wall Street Journal
Jacob Ezra Merkin’s $1.8 billion
Ascot Partners LLC of assets

Groupama 10 mln euros Company Statement
($13.6 mln)

Harel Insurance $14.2 million Company statement
Investments & Financial
Services Ltd.

HSBC Holdings Plc $1 billion Company statement

JEHT Foundation Undetermined; Company Statement
Will close.

Julian J. Levitt $6 million Washington Post

Kingate Management Ltd. $3.5 billion Bloomberg News,
Bloomberg Data

Korea Life Insurance Co. $50 million Yonhap News

Korea Teachers Pension $9.1 million Company statement

Leonard Litwin Undetermined Spokesman

Madoff Family Foundation $19 million Washington Post

Man Group Plc $360 million Company statement

Maxam Capital $280 million Wall Street Journal
Management LLC

M&B Capital Partners 137.4 El Mundo newspaper
million euros
($187.9 mln)

Mediobanca $671,000 Company statement

Mirabaud & Cie. A few million Reuters,Le Temps
Swiss Francs

Mort Zuckerman’s $30 million CNBC Interview
charitable trust

Natixis Up to 450 Company statement
million euros
($614 mln)

Neue Privat Bank $5 Million Bloomberg News

New York Mets Undetermined Company statement
owner Fred Wilpon’s
Sterling Equities Inc.

Nomura Holdings Inc. $302 Million Company statement

Nordea Bank AB 48 mln euros Company statement
($65.6 mln)

Norman Braman, Undetermined Wall Street Journal
Former owner of the
Philadelphia Eagles
Football Team

North Shore-Long Island $5 million Company statement
Jewish Health System

Notz, Stucki & Cie Undetermined Reuters,
citing Le Temps

Phoenix Holdings 48 mln shekels Company Statement
($12.42 mln)

Pioneer Alternative Almost all Bloomberg News
Investments of its $280
million of

Robert I. Lappin $8 million Washington Post
Charitable Foundation

Royal Bank of Canada Less than Globe and Mail
C$50 million
($40 million)

Royal Bank of $360 million Company statement
Scotland Group Plc

Reichmuth & Co.’s $330 million Letter to clients
Reichmuth Matterhorn

Societe Generale SA Less than 10 Company statement
million euros
($13.7 mln)

Technion 25 mln shekels Company Statement
($6.5 mln)

Tremont Capital $3.3 billion Bloomberg News

U.S. Senator Frank Undetermined Bergen Record,
Lautenberg’s Bloomberg News
Charitable Foundation

UniCredit SpA 75 mln euros Company statement
($102.5 mln)

Union Bancaire Privee # Less than Company statement
1.26 billion
Swiss francs
($1.08 billion)

Steven Spielberg’s
Wunderkinder Foundation Undetermined Wall Street Journal

Yeshiva University Undetermined Washington Post
and statement

Total (approximate) $29.9 billion

# Based on 1 percent of assets under management
as of June 30, 2008.

Friday, December 26, 2008

10 Best Small Cap Market Stocks For Long Term

Tim Hanson of The Motley Fool has suggested that these
ten small cap stocks are the way to go for the long term in this crazy market...
the returns don't look too shabby:


Return (1999-2008)

01JAN99 Mkt.Cap

Hansen Natural (Nasdaq: HANS)


$53 million

Celgene (Nasdaq: CELG)


$252 million

Quality Systems


$26 million

Clean Harbors


$16 million

Green Mountain Coffee Roasters (Nasdaq: GMCR)


$19 million

Deckers Outdoor (Nasdaq: DECK)


$19 million

Almost Family (Nasdaq: AFAM)


$9 million

XTO Energy (NYSE: XTO)


$343 million

Southwestern Energy (NYSE: SWN)


$187 million

FTI Consulting


$16 million

Data from Capital IQ, a division of Standard & Poor's. Includes only U.S.-listed stocks with verifiable stock price histories on major exchanges.

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