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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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Perspectives: Interview with Vince Kott, Proprietary Trader

Q: Can you tell me your position and what it means to be a proprietary trader?

A: I’m a proprietary trader. That means I risk the firm’s capital instead of clients’ capital.  I’m an independent contractor and that’s how most proprietary traders operate.

Q:  Where did…

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The Canadian Investment Banking Market Debriefed

2012 is going to be a busy year for Canadian firms. According to a survey conducted by PWC released in late February, CEOs have a bold agenda for this upcoming year, with 66% of them anticipating changes to their companies’ strategies. Plans include the use of traditional M&A…

14 Mar 7:49 AM 1 Read More...

ECONOMIC CALENDAR: MARCH

Will March spark the market “correction” short sellers have been praying for? In less than a week the S&P500 dropped from a high of $1375 to $1340. While Tuesday’s large sell off might indicate that the rally is out of gas, recent US economic data seems to…

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Embrace the Year of the Bull: 2012

When it comes to the US economy, good news has been in short supply in recent months, but things are finally looking up. With the economies of Canada and Mexico doing well, and the effects of the preemptive measures of the Federal Reserve panning out, the American economy is rallying…

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Myanmar: the Western Influence on an Emerging Frontier

The country of Myanmar—located in Southeast Asia—has yielded extremely sluggish growth despite its resource-abundant land and geostrategic location being situated between China and India.

For five decades, the political state has been governed by a military dictatorship with tight reigns and little to no transparency choking the…

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