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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 French National Debt

While headlines consistently offer updates regarding the economic and political state of a few key Eurozone countries (think Germany, Greece, Spain & Italy), we sometimes forget that France is also going through its fair share of reforms and issues.

Ranked as the world’s 5th largest economy in GDP terms…

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Spain Downgraded Again

On October 10th, Standard & Poor’s downgraded Spanish debt to BBB-, just one grade above “junk-status.” Is anyone really surprised?

Spanish unemployment is currently at 25.1% and three consecutive quarters of negative GDP growth spell recession. In the wake of the 2008 Spanish real estate bubble, banks…

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NYSE To Close Its Trading Floor

BREAKING – As Hurricane Sandy approaches the US East Coast, numerous academic institutions and government offices are declared to shut down. However, highly unexpectedly, in its first weather-related closure in 27 years, the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) said it would close its trading floor on Monday.

Hurricane Gloria, on…

28 Oct 3:19 PM 1 Read More...

Options Trading 101

An option is a contract that gives you the right to buy/sell the underlying asset of the contract at a future date for a significantly reduced cost – if done properly that is. Unlike Futures contracts, which also give you the right to buy/sell the underlying asset, Options do…

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The Rise of Massive Open Online Courses

Princeton, Stanford, University of Pennsylvania and University of Michigan: What do these four world-class universities have in common other than their high tuition rates?  They are the founding partners of Coursera, one of three online education platforms that are in the process of revolutionizing higher education with Massive Open…

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