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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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Why We Trade

We trade one item for another because we believe the item we receive has more value than the item we give up. The value of something is not its price tag. Value is intrinsic, it is a personal opinion of the utility it brings us notwithstanding the amount of money…

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Syria: Considering Crude

On August 21st 2013, a chemical weapons attack was carried out on civilians in the Syrian capital of Damascus. With the number of casualties exceeding 1,000, both the United States and France have expressed the belief that President Assad was behind the attack. As of now, France is pushing…

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New iPhones are Gold, But Apple Stock is Red

On September 10th, Apple unveiled its brand-new line of iPhone devices. In stark contrast to previous iPhone launches, Apple released 2 new models of their smartphone device simultaneously, including 6 new colour options. Also unlike recent years, effectively every detail of the new iPhones had been accurately predicted by…

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Graph of the Week: Dutch Disease

In recent years, a debate has been brewing in Canada over whether or not the country is experiencing “Dutch Disease.” This economic concept suggests that a resource boom in an economy can negatively affect the country’s manufacturing sector due to a related increase in its currency’s value.  Below…

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Bubble and Trouble?

The greater fool theory indicates that economic bubbles occur when optimistic market agents (fools) buy an overvalued asset in anticipation of selling it to more optimistic speculators (greater fools) at higher prices. This vicious cycle continues until the market finally finds the greatest fool of all, who pays the highest…

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