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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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Mercantilism Is Dead

Why does specter of a failed economic doctrine continue to haunt political discourse? Mercantilism was a set of prevailing economic beliefs during the 16th to 18th century that, among other ideas, stressed the importance of accumulating a trade surplus against foreign nations. It was argued, the more wealth a country…

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Bell-Astral Media

What exactly is going on with the Bell-Astral merger? Simply put, Astral Media and BCE Inc., Bell’s parent company, are awaiting approval for the merger from the CRTC. In recent weeks, the deal has received heavy media attention; particularly relating to possible ways in which the merger may…

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Leverage

Leverage is easily one of the most misunderstood concepts in finance. Leverage essentially allows you to control a certain sum of money using little or none of your own. The prevailing perception is that increasing leverage increases risk. This is wrong. Leverage is a tool, and like any tool, there…

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Eyeing the Tigers

In 2005, Goldman Sachs proposed a list of the Next-11 countries; eleven successors to their 2003 “BRIC” (Brazil, Russia, India and China) hypothesis of nations that they predict to become the largest economies in the 21st century. Among the N-11 were two of Southeast Asia’s current rising…

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Quantitative Easing

Ben Bernanke, Chairmen of the Federal Reserve, has spent much of the last several years in the spotlight of scrutiny of the American economy. With his most recent announcement of round 3 of quantitative easing, it seems as though he is not yet ready to forfeit his place on centre…

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