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July 25th, 2016 7:06 am
Almost a decade after Microsoft made an unsolicited bid to acquire Yahoo for $50 billion, moments ago Verizon confirmed recent rumors that it would acquire Yahoo operating business for approximately $4.83 billion in cash, far below initial estimates floated several months ago that the segment could sell for as much as $10 billion.
So how much does Marissa Meyer - who is about to be unemployed - collect for "creating value" at the company during her 5 year tenure?...
July 25th, 2016 3:08 am
Courtesy of Mish.
Washington Post writer Matt O’Brien proposes Getting Stuck Without a Job is Mostly a Matter of Bad Luck.
That notion is ridiculous.
While there may be instances of “bad luck”, in general, the employees with the weakest skills were the first to be let go and the last to be rehired.
O’Brien did post some interesting charts about the length and strengths of recessions vs. long term unemployment.
That chart is interesting, but all it really does is quantify what shou...
July 24th, 2016 4:18 pm
Financial Markets and Economy
It’s been a great year for catching falling knives.
The recipe for this coming week? A stew of earnings, peppered with data and a Fed meeting. Also ahead: A first look at estimated Q2 gross domestic product.
July 24th, 2016 12:00 am
Courtesy of Benzinga.Related A Shark Of An ETF In The Dividend ETF Tank Mr. Wonderful's Latest Stock Picks Related ...
July 23rd, 2016 4:33 pm
Courtesy of Doug Short's Advisor Perspectives.
Note: The NYSE has released new data for margin debt, now available through June. We've updated the charts in this commentary to include the latest numbers.
The New York Stock Exchange publishes end-of-month data for margin debt on the NYX data website, where we can also find historical data back to 1959. Let's examine the numbers and study the relationship between margin debt and the market, using the S&P 500 as the surrogate for the latter.
The first chart shows the two series in real terms — adjusted for inflation to today's dollar using the Consumer Price Inde...
July 21st, 2016 9:39 am
By Jacob Wolinsky. Originally published at ValueWalk.
Relypsa Inc (NDAQ:RLYP) — to be acquired by Galenica AG (VTX:GALN) for $32 per share in cash is soaring this morning up about 58 percent at the time of this writing in early morning. On the other hand shares of Galenica are down on the announcement by about 8 percent. What are the details of the deal? Here is what the sell side analysts are saying about the pharma news.
Relypsa will be acquired by Galenica for $32 per share, a 59% premium over the last closing price. We have thought that Relypsa would likely be acquired at some point, given the opportunity to grow Veltassa to be a significant commercial brand, ...
July 21st, 2016 8:46 am
Courtesy of Chris Kimble.
Doc Copper is often viewed as a leading indicator, for global growth or lack of.
The 200 day moving average is often viewed as the line in the sand to determine if an asset is in an up or down trend.
Is Doc Copper climbing above its 200 day moving average a good or bad sign?
Below looks at Doc Copper over the past decade with the 200 MA applied.
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Copper peaked in 2011 and since, has continued to create a series of ...
July 19th, 2016 3:49 pm
Demystifying the blockchain: a basic user guide
Companies around the world are exploring blockchain, the technology underpinning digital currency bitcoin. In this Blockchain unleashed series, we investigate the many possible use cases for the blockchain, from the novel to the transformative.
Most people agree we do not need to know how a television works to enjoy using one. This is true of many existing and emerging technologies. Most of us happily drive cars, use mobile phones and send emails without knowing how they work. With this in mind, here is a tech-free user guide to the blockchain - the technology infrastructure behind bitcoin...
July 18th, 2016 6:53 am
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July 14th, 2016 1:50 pm
Courtesy of Jean-Luc
We are getting much more energy efficient – no wonder Saudis are selling as much as they can! Who wants to be the one with trillions of dollars of oil in the ground unwanted:
May 13th, 2016 2:40 pm
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May 7th, 2016 1:40 pm
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Here's an interesting article from Investor's Business Daily arguing that biotech stocks are beginning to recover from their recent declines, notwithstanding current weakness.This Is Why Biotech Stocks May Explode Again
By Amy Reeves
After a three-year bull run that more than quadrupled its value by its peak last July, IBD’s Medical-Biomed/Biotech Industry Group plunged 50% by early February, hurt by backlashes against high drug prices and mergers that seek to lower corporate taxes.
December 15th, 2015 2:15 pm
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May 22nd, 2014 5:03 pm
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