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  As Paul Newman’s character once said, “sometimes nothin' can be a real cool hand.” This statement is apt in understanding the often ignored benefit of investment losses because tax loss harvesting can turn your situation into “a real cool hand.” In...

In recent years major banking institutions have explored this new currency system. As recently as this year The Bank of England announced their initiative to create their own cryptocurrency. They’ve named it RSCoin. This new digital currency shares many characteristics of...

It’s another election season, and for investors that means another year of trying to figure out what impact politics will have on the financial markets. Few investors disagree on the fact that there is a direct effect, but as with everything...

The numbers don’t lie: the activist investors are coming, whether you like it or not. In the first half of 2016, 463 companies worldwide were the subject of activist demands looking to shake up a board of directors or pivot a...

In a recent Merger Market report, the beginning of the year was described as a buyer’s market, and a reference was made to “unicorns”. When most people use this term, they’re referring either to a mythical mono-horned horse, or to private companies...

The ink has hardly dried on Tencent Holdings, China’s largest online gaming and social networking company’s, $8.6 billion deal with Finnish mobile game maker Supercell Oy yet some are calling it the shape of things to come: a market ripe for...

The results are in, the British are out! Last week, in an historic vote, the citizens of the United Kingdom voted to leave the European Union. As the world waits for the UK to pull the trigger on Article 50 of...
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When Aetna CEO Mark Bertolini testified before congress last fall arguing the case for merging with rival U.S.-based health insurer Humana, he singled out cultural fit as a key component of the merger. “Mergers and acquisitions are not just about efficiencies...
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This week, the tech world was shaken up on the news of one of the largest tech deals ever, when Microsoft announced they would be acquiring LinkedIn for the whopping sum of $26 billion. Eye-popping valuation aside, this deal stands out...
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We’re halfway through 2016 and there have only been two initial public offerings from tech companies this year. That’s right, two – Twilio, an unprofitable cloud communications platform, and Dell’s cyber-security spin-off, SecureWorks, which opened the market at $13.89 after pricing...