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Colossal Mergers and Acquisitions

by Tom Murcko

Be wary of large acquisitions. Many acquisitions are done by CEOs to feed their egos rather than to maximize shareholder value, and are encouraged by investment banks who stand to ...

Finding the Right Financial Advisor For You

Looking for a new financial advisor? Here is what you should look out for at each step in order to ensure that you find the advisor best suited for you. Read th...

What Is a Spot Market?

A spot market is any market that deals in the current price of a financial instrument. Futures markets, such as the Chicago Board of Trade, offer commodity cont...

The Balance Sheet

There are two kinds of financial statements and both follow a long-standing format of reporting. So if you understand how one set of financial statements is org...

Anticipating the Likely Return on Options

Calculating potential profit or loss on a variety of trades demonstrates that you often operate on thin margins. The judgment call as to whether a particular st...

“Bull Spread” Stock Option Investment Strategy

Do you think that stock prices are headed upwards but don't want to bet the house on it? A 'Bull Spread' option strategy can hedge your bets. Read t...

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