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Markets

Surviving in a Post-Brexit World

Well, that was a doozy. I woke up a little later than usual on Friday to see that the futures markets were getting creamed, European banks hit multi-decade lows in

Economy

Icahn And Soros Make The Short Of A Lifetime

It’s one thing when some online commenter yells “fire” in the crowded stock market theater, expecting investors to jump ship and dump their investments before the “Crash of a Lifetime.”

Stocks

Valeant Pharmaceuticals: A Case Study in Ruining Your Business

For most of its existence, Valeant Pharmaceuticals International, Inc. (NYSE: VRX) has been anything but a household name. But, add in a billionaire hedge fund manager, short sellers sniffing around

Stocks

The SEC’s Cracking Down on All This Adjusted Earnings B.S.

For the past several months, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has been working to crack down on the use of adjusted earnings practices. They’re threatening to tighten regulations and

Stocks

Look Out! The Market’s Last Line of Defense Is Crumbling

Two things about human nature are pretty predictable. The first is that humans have short memories. Second, they never learn from their mistakes. The same goes for investors. Markets change,

Investing

A Yo-Yo Trick to Master Right Now

2016 might be the year of the Yo-Yo market. Up, down, up, down, up, down. It’s enough to make your head spin. And in true Yo-Yo fashion, it likely has

Central Banks

We’re in Uncharted Territory, With Unintended Consequences

One of the best things that ever happened to me was my grandfather gave me $5,000 when I was born. My dad then invested that money conservatively, in bonds, and

Debt

The Debt Bubble Is Bursting. Could This Be Curtains for Stocks?

Recently I had a conversation with a large investment advisor. I recounted how I started my first fund to short technology stocks in 2002, and my second in the fall

Business Cycle

Merger Madness: They Don’t Make Growth Like They Used To

This past Monday was another “Merger Monday,” or maybe we should call it “Merger Madness.” Or even “March Madness.” In any case, a total of three deals worth over $37

Stocks

No Wonder the Stock Market’s So High: It’s All Corporate Buybacks

So like a lot of people, I’ve gotten suckered into following the presidential race. As of last night, the Republican field has narrowed to just three candidates. That’s a long