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Is “Go Away in May” a Good Portfolio Play?

Is “Go Away in May” a Good Portfolio Play?

The Halloween effect seems particularly compelling because of its seemingly large potential payoffs and the endless attention it receives in the media.

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Is Warren Buffet Unpatriotic?

Is Warren Buffet Unpatriotic?

A tax inversion happens when a firm relocates its headquarters to another country and declares that country as its domicile for the foreign country’s lower tax rate.

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Who Received TARP Bail-Outs?

Who Received TARP Bail-Outs?

Financial institutions require a degree of regulation and accurate information in regulatory filings for good regulatory oversight and efficient financial markets.

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Crafting a Strategic Financing Plan

Crafting a Strategic Financing Plan

The article sets out a strategic plan businesses may follow in order to increase their success rate in receiving external capital to fund their operations.

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Skill vs. Luck in Wall Street

Skill vs. Luck in Wall Street

Investors are largely powerless in determining the degree to which an analyst’s results are a function of skill—and how much they are attributable to plain luck.

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Why Credit Rating Agencies are Being “B” Rated

Why Credit Rating Agencies are Being “B” Rated

Banks have developed various credit derivatives to deal with the credit risk of loans. In addition, banks can use credit derivatives to transfer risk to a third party.

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The American Debt Crisis

The American Debt Crisis

If the Federal debt causes investors to lose confidence in America’s ability to pay back loans, investors will demand higher rates of return making it harder for the U.S. to borrow money.

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“Capitalism at the Crossroads” by Stuart L. Hart

“Capitalism at the Crossroads” by Stuart L. Hart

In essence, in his new book Prof. Hart makes the case for two major strategic drivers: technology and Bottom of the Pyramid (BoP) approach.

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Hysteresis in Financial Statements

Hysteresis in Financial Statements

Hysteresis is applied to corporate financial statements contrasting the path of growth leading up to the recession to the path of contraction that follows.

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Change and Graphs

Private Businesses Predict Limited Growth for 2013

Near-term prospects for robust economic growth are restricted. The implied policy recommendation is to enhance loan guarantee programs for private firms with revenues of less than $5M.

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