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No one likes revealing bad or unsavory news. But lately Wall Street has taken to sneaking out some of its less palatable developments right before the weekend. Such timing may keep to the letter of transparency rules, but hardly the spirit. Morgan Stanley is the latest culprit. The investment bank chose the eve of this past holiday weekend to dribble out that it was more than doubling the annual base salary of Chairman John Mack to $2 million. The figure keeps with Morgan Stanley’s plan to construct a more balanced pay scheme that relies less on annual bonuses. Fair enough, but then why put out the news when ...
Distressed Debt Investing: Exclusive Interview: Greenstone Value ...
This blog will try to dissect distressed debt investing, up and down the capital structure. We will look at current distressed debt situations, try to explain the ins and outs of how decisions are made in the distressed debt world, probably rant a few times about positions that are working against me, and hopefully enlighten some readers. A few months ago, I received in my inbox the 1Q 2010 letter for the Greenstone Value Opportunity Fund. Not only were their returns spectacular but also their largest position at the time was Tronox, a company we did a distressed debt research piece on earlier in the year. Needless to say, ... market research, surveys and trends
Investing in Coffee: For Your Health and Your Portfolio
Whenever your editor is not drinking espresso, he is usually drinking wine…and vice versa. It’s all about the health benefits. Otherwise, why consume these foul-tasting fluids? The documented virtues of (moderate) wine consumption include reduced risk of cardiovascular disease, stroke and certain cancers. Wine consumption may also reduce the risk of diabetes and dementia. Best of all, researchers from the University of Bordeaux have determined that moderate wine consumption (2-3 glasses a day) produces a 30% reduction in the death rate from any cause whatsoever. In other words, wine is literally “good for what ails ya.” Sold! market research, surveys and trends


Global Investing | Analysis & Opinion |
Bank of America-Merrill Lynch’s monthly poll of around 200 fund managers had a few nuggets in the June version, aside from the usual mood-taking. Gold is too expensive .  A net 27 percent of respondent thought it overvalued , up from 13 percent in May. Then again, the respondents to this poll have reckoned gold is too pricey since September 2009. The fall in the euro should be tailing off. A net 14 percent reckon the single currency is still overvalued, but that is way down from the net 45 percent who thought so in the May poll. BP is good for pharma. The net percentage of fund managers who remain overweight in energy ... industry trends, business articles and survey research
Mr. Johnson Goes to Wall Street - May 1, 2006
Does BET billionaire Bob Johnson have what it takes to conquer the world of finance? The Carlyle Group thinks so. Here's why. (FORTUNE Magazine) - "My obit's already written," says Bob Johnson. "I can read it to you right now." He puts down his silverware. "Bob Johnson, the founder of BET, died yesterday. He was the first black billionaire, but throughout his career he was criticized for putting music videos on TV." Sitting in a jazz club in Charlotte, Johnson traces the imaginary newsprint with his index finger as if the type has already been set. Coming off his 60th birthday, Robert ... industry trends, business articles and survey research
Obama BP Speech & Reaction
"Already, this oil spill is the worst environmental disaster America has ever faced. And unlike an earthquake or a hurricane, it’s not a single event that does its damage in a matter of minutes or days. The millions of gallons of oil that have spilled into the Gulf of Mexico are more like an epidemic, one that we will be fighting for months and even years." Let’s hope the fighting it for years is just hyperbole, the relief wells should be finished by mid-July, which will shut down the ongoing leak. However, he is right that the impact of this will last for years in terms of the clean up and for the ... market trends, news research and surveys resources
Obama's Missed Opportunity
For decades, we have known the days of cheap and easily accessible oil were numbered. For decades, we've talked and talked about the need to end America's century-long addiction to fossil fuels. And for decades, we have failed to act with the sense of urgency that this challenge requires. Time and again, the path forward has been blocked -- not only by oil industry lobbyists, but also by a lack of political courage and candor. The consequences of our inaction are now in plain sight. Countries like China are investing in clean energy jobs and industries that should be right here in America. Each day, we send nearly $1 ... market trends, news research and surveys resources


Thanks to the black magic of advisory .... Investing intelligently, in other words, will be hard. Not be- cause it's technically difficult—it ... son in Wall Street self-defense, just know that most of what passes for “investing” is ... technology research, surveys study and trend statistics
Durham, NC - City of Medicine
To my fellow council members, fellow elected officials, City staff, business and community leaders, and others who are present – welcome and thank you for being here tonight. I am honored by your presence and continued support of this community. Also, a special "thank you" to my fellow residents who are viewing us on Durham Government TV Cable Channel 8 and on the City of Durham’s Web site . Some of you joining us via cablevision may have just viewed the City’s Annual Review of 2009 – a snapshot of significant happenings in the city of Durham. It has been a year that clearly showed that significant national ... technology research, surveys study and trend statistics
Understanding Our Blind Spots - Executive Adviser an MIT SMR ...
the extent of last fall’s financial meltdown came as a shock. Economist Andrew W. Lo was less surprised. A professor at MIT’s Sloan School of Management, Dr. Lo has studied the connections between financial decision making, neuroscience and evolutionary psychology. In particular, he believes that “behavioral blind spots”—evolutionarily hard-wired reactions to perceived risks and rewards—are particularly dangerous during periods of economic extremes, such as bubbles and crashes. Testifying before the House Oversight Committee in November, Dr. Lo discussed how credit crises have been regular ...
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What was the cause of Black Monday on Wall Street in 1987?
The most popular explanation for the 1987 crash was selling by program traders.[6] U.S. Congressman Edward J. Markey, who had been warning about the possibility of a crash, stated that "Program trading was the principal cause."[7] In program trading, computers perform rapid stock executions based on external inputs, such as the price of related securities. Common strategies implemented by program trading involve an attempt to engage in arbitrage and portfolio insurance strategies. The trader Paul Tudor Jones predicted and profited from the crash, attributing it to portfolio insurance derivatives which were "an ...
What I have to study to learn to invest in wall street? - Yahoo ...
I don't really know If I wanna be a broker or an entrepreneur of my own company. So I wanna study a career that will let me to invest as a broker, or invest while I'm an entrepreneur of my own CO. but not such a broker officially. This second one just invest with my own resources, as any other person. THANK YOU! Member since: October 18, 2006 Total points: 40212 (Level 7) Badge Image: Contributing In: Credit Investing Being a broker is not investing. A broker is a salesman. They make their money by taking commissions and fees from their customers. They accept these commissions even when they're wrong.