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All assets are illiquid

Dec 23rd, 2010Contributed by: Aswath Damodaran
Much of financial theory is built on the premise that markets are liquid for the most part and that illiquidity, if it exists, occurs in pockets: it shows...

The Upgrade Fever Pandemic

Dec 14th, 2010Contributed by: The Mad Hedge Fund Trader
I knew it, I knew it, I knew it. As soon as Bill Gross at bond giant, PIMCO, announced that it was off to the races with a 1% mark up in his GDP forecast...

Gold Makes Record Run

Dec 13th, 2010Contributed by:
INCIDENT: On 7 December, gold hit an all-time high above US$1,425 per ounce (London morning fix), after having risen from under $300 per ounce at the...

Exec Comp in Dodd-Frank: Institutional Investor Decisions and Regulatory Obligations

Nov 27th, 2010Contributed by: Michael R. Levin, The Activist Investor
The Dodd-Frank Act (DFA) allows activist investors to understand and respond to executive compensation in a number of new ways. We can’t tell right...

The Great Ethanol Boondoggle

Nov 25th, 2010Contributed by: The Mad Hedge Fund Trader
One of my biggest disappointments with Obama so far is his continued support of the ethanol boondoggle. The program was ramped up by the Bush administration...

How do you evaluate risk taking?

Nov 24th, 2010Contributed by: Aswath Damodaran
The General Motors (GM) IPO was the news of the week last week. The fact that GM has been able to go public and that the government may not only get its...

The NASDAQ OMX CRD Global Sustainability 50 Index Expands To 100 Companies

Nov 22nd, 2010Contributed by: CRD Analytics
The NASDAQ OMX CRD Global Sustainability 50 Index expands to 100 companies and releases semi-annual evaluation results. The NASDAQ OMX CRD Global Sustainability...

The secret to investment success: Self Awareness?

Nov 17th, 2010Contributed by: Aswath Damodaran
I know that there are many who claim to have found the secret ingredient to investment success, though few actually deliver. However, I want to present...

Asset Managers ramp-up digital presences

Nov 16th, 2010Contributed by: Emerging Manager Focus
E-marketing is on the minds of retail asset managers across the industry as they seek ways to contain costs, while increasing awareness. Cerulli’s annual...

All Credit to Moore Capital for This Year's Bounce Back

Nov 11th, 2010Contributed by: Simon Kerr
One of the biggest decisions that hedge fund managers in any investment style have to make is how they respond to significant losses, even if they are...

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