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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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The Next-11

Following the success of the BRIC nations, investors and speculators worldwide have been discussing some of the world’s largest future economies. Coined the Next-11 by Goldman Sachs, the nations include Bangladesh, Egypt, Indonesia, Iran, Mexico, Nigeria, Pakistan, the Philippines, South Korea, Turkey, and Vietnam.

Despite having varying levels…

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Herbalife Explained

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Herbalife is a $4.3 billion global nutrition company that helps ordinary people pursue a healthy lifestyle with an emphasis on weight management. Herbalife’s product suite ranges from weight-loss programs to nutritional and personal care goods. It currently operates in 87 countries and employs around 5…

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A Wave Worth Catching?

From mid-2008 to 2009, the pound sterling lost around 36% of its value against the US dollar.

Usually, after strong and sustained moves in the market (a trend), there will be a cooling off period known as consolidation. During this period market participants take their profits or losses and…

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US Consumer Confidence Drops

BREAKING- The US consumer confidence index fell to a bleak 58.6, dropping from a 66.7 December estimate.

The conference board’s index points to recent changes in payroll taxes and the outlook on employment are the main sources behind this decline. Consumer confidence in the US has reached…

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Where Did Honour Go?

Honour.

Take another look at that word. Honour.

Honour is a perplexing word to our generation. We learned in class that it was the foundation of medieval Europe, feudal Japan, the nation-state—in fact, honour was omnipresent throughout history. But today, honour feels distant—irrelevant—like a relic of…

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