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What is Activist Investing?

What is Activist Investing?

Carl Icahn, unhappy with the $13.65 buyout target proposed by Michael Dell and his partnering private…

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IMF Lowers Growth Projections

As investors grow frustrated with the uncertainty that seems to loom relentlessly over the Eurozone, its effects have quietly crept into emerging markets, or so the International Monetary Fund claims in their most recent World Economic Outlook. Presenting their report in Tokyo, the fund made plain a series of concerns…

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China And Japan Battle Over Disputed Islands

No, war will not occur. A trade war, on the other hand, has already started. In light of recent events surrounding the Senkaku/Diaoyu Islands, China and Japan have been having an increasingly strained relationship – to say the least.

Following the United States administration of the Senkaku/Diaoyu Islands, China…

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Citigroup CEO Steps Down

Before the opening bell this morning, Citigroup CEO Vikram Pandit publicly stepped down as CEO. Along with Pandit, a second top executive, President and COO John Havens, resigned as part of the upheaval. 

The Board of Directors immediately replaced Pandit with Michael Corbat, 52, who had been CEO of the…

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Master Limited Partnerships

As yields plummet and inflation seems ever more imminent, American investors are flocking to various securities that promise higher yields and consistent income. One such asset class is the Master Limited Partnership (MLP).  MLPs are relatively new and structurally complex securities that combine the liquidity of a public traded security…

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The Glencore and Xstrata Merger

Corporations such as Apple or Wal-Mart are recognizable to nearly every individual, but few would know companies such as Glencore or Xstrata, which are responsible for the production and distribution of the resources used to make our everyday goods. The former is a Swiss company that ranks as the…

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