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The Most Dangerous Investment

Jul 25th, 2010Contributed by: James Berman, JBGlobal
A United States Treasury Bond is now the most expensive, most dangerous investment asset in the world -- while blue chip equities, especially American...

Hedge Fund Survey Report Indicates Increased Optimism

Jul 21st, 2010Contributed by: Emerging Manager Focus
A Rothstein Kass annual survey report finds that the hedge fund industry is continuing to recover from the 2008 global market crisis. With more than...

Armajaro's Anthony Ward corners the Cocoa Market

Jul 21st, 2010Contributed by: The Mad Hedge Fund Trader
That Hershey bar you’ve been sneaking out to buy on breaks is about to cost you a lot more. London based Anthony Ward’s hedge fund, Armajaro Asset...

What does recent academic research say about activist investing?

Jul 18th, 2010Contributed by: Michael R. Levin, The Activist Investor
Generally it works, and sometimes it works really, really well. Investors often wonder whether activist investing truly delivers “alpha” – returns...

Shareholder Activist Update: Carl Icahn reaches agreements with Hain Celestial & Lions Gate Entertainment

Jul 15th, 2010Contributed by: Hedge Fund Solutions LLC
Last week activist investor Carl Icahn entered into agreements with two companies, Hain Celestial Group (HAIN) and Lions Gate Entertainment Corp. (LGF)....

The Frontier Markets are Beckoning

Jul 15th, 2010Contributed by: The Mad Hedge Fund Trader
A quick look at the world's top performing stock markets during the first half of 2010 will not exactly ring bells for many investors. Bangladesh came...

Corporate Governance Update: The Chairman and the CEO, a Story

Jul 3rd, 2010Contributed by: Michael R. Levin, The Activist Investor
If you studied your proxy materials carefully this year, you noticed several new disclosures, including one explaining why a company combines the CEO...

Shareholder Activist Update: Spotlight Advisors and Clinton Group

Jul 3rd, 2010Contributed by: Hedge Fund Solutions LLC
Activist investors Spotlight Advisors and Clinton Group recently spoke with two directors of Red Robin Gourmet Burgers (NYSE: RRGB) to emphasize several...

Penny Stock Company sues author Randall Lane on alleged Lenny Dykstra stock pump report

Jul 1st, 2010Contributed by: Teri Buhl
Former Mets star Lenny Dykstra and a small Southern California publicly traded company have been wrung through the media gambit this week when former...

Damodaran discusses the US financial overhaul

Jul 1st, 2010Contributed by: Aswath Damodaran
Last Friday, congressional conference committee members announced that they had reached agreement on the final contours of the financial overhaul bill....

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