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Subject:  Re: Fiscal cliff and dividend paying stocks Date:  12/27/2012  5:21 PM
Author:  aj485 Number:  117225 of 127613

If you want to gamble money and looking for yield you might consider SLM corp (Sallie Mae) long bonds under par are paying 5.5% under par.

Personally, I'd call that strategy 'having a high likelihood of throwing money away in order to get a tax break from capital losses', rather than 'gambling when looking for yield'. Especially when you look at the recent trend in delinquency rates on student loans:

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