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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 Annual Pilgrimage to Davos

Over two thousand of the world’s elite are converging on the snowy town of Davos, Switzerland.  They make the pilgrimage, bundled up and out at least $20,000 in entry fees, to discuss current economic and political topics with their counterparts in industry, business, and government.  But essentially, business…

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The Ignorant Cliff

As President Obama and Congress try to reduce the fiscal cliff to a mere “fiscal incline,” so as to avoid the shock of going through painful austerity measures all at once, many alternative solutions to the United States’ economic and fiscal woes are being overlooked.  While both Democrats and Republicans…

18 Jan 10:22 AM 31 Read More...

Why You Should Avoid the Surf/Skate/Snow Sector

The last five years have not been favourable to the surf/skate/snow industry. The major players, including Burton, Volcom, Quiksilver, Billabong, and Nomis have had a hard time competing.

Recently, Burton shut down three of its brands: Special Blend, Foursquare, and Forum Snowboards.

Yes, you read that correctly, they…

15 Jan 5:25 PM 1 Read More...

Price Indicators

Ever wonder why traders have a bunch of fancy, colorful lines and waves moving around on their charts when they look at prices? Those colorful gadgets are indicators. They help traders find underlying patterns in price. But what are indicators exactly? Essentially, an indicator is a mathematical formula that serves…

11 Jan 3:07 PM 1 Read More...

Austerity Has Failed

Was it a bad idea for countries so different to enter a monetary union? Has easy movement of factors of production justified giving up your authority to manipulate interest rates?  Undeniably, there is no value added by answering these questions after what has already transpired in Europe. The only question…

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