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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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Mark Carney Appointed as Governor of the Bank of England

In a move described by Finance Minister Jim Flaherty as “bittersweet”, Mark Carney, the governor of the Bank of Canada (BoC), will be leaving his term in July of 2013 after being named the next Governor of the Bank of England (BoE). This is the first time in the 318…

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Gold vs. Gold Stocks

Don Coxe is known to have made the link between gold and higher level theoretical physics by labelling it the “anti-matter” of modern finance.  One can presume Mr. Coxe is referring to the way investors rush into gold in times of fear and doubt (to clarify the analogy, antimatter…

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ETPs 101

Exchange traded products (ETPs) are a type of structured financial derivative that are priced based on an underlying composition of bonds, stocks, commodities or indices. This product is then subsequently listed on a public exchange. ETPs allow individual investors with limited access to derivatives or capital to focus on specific…

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Why Prices Move

Look at any price chart. What makes it tick? How does price go up and down?

Price is made up of three elements: the bid, the ask, and the last. The ask price is the lowest price we are able to buy at. The bid price is the highest price…

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The Fiscal Cliff

Over the last 6 months, the term “fiscal cliff” has exploded in popularity; according to Google Trends, the phrase, coined by Goldman Sachs economist Alec Phillips and popularized by none other than the Fed’s Ben Bernanke, has increased in Google search volume at least tenfold since the end of…

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