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Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange on Monday in New York City.

Stock drop highlights Rule 48 and the market makers

Aug 24, 2015
Market makers are the go-to people who keep American exchanges fine-tuned.
Posted In: markets, stocks, trading, rule 48, Investing, NYSE
Paddy Hirsch talks hedge funds.

What exactly is a hedge fund, again?

Aug 5, 2015
Refresh your memory and consider this: Most don't do well after going public.
Posted In: hedge funds, Investing, shares, IPO, Citadel, whiteboard

Why a share's price and its value might not line up

Jul 22, 2015
A company's share price doesn't necessarily always reflect its true value.
Posted In: Investing, Analysis, accounting, stock market, valuation, whiteboard

Why a Greek-style run on the banks won't happen in the U.S.

Jun 30, 2015
How do you make money safe? You insure it. That's what the FDIC does.
Posted In: FDIC, insurance, cash, banking, security, Personal Finance, Savings
Dow Jones plunges

What makes a correction

Jun 2, 2015
When the market runs too hot, stand by for a fall.
Posted In: correction, stocks, equity, markets, financial markets, trading

The all-important exit strategy, explained

May 19, 2015
Smart investors don't put their money into a venture without an exit strategy.
Posted In: exit strategy, venture capital, Investing, early-stage investing, angel, finance, IPO, acquisition, equity, shares, stock, stake

Corporate inversions: back from the dead

May 4, 2015
If you thought Congress put an end to corporate inversions, think again
Posted In: inversions, tax, business, treasury, government, corporate inversion, whiteboard

The activists are coming!

Apr 21, 2015
Spring is shareholder meeting season — and primetime for activist investors.
Posted In: activist investor, share buybacks, investment, board of directors, corporations, AGM, business, shares, stock, whiteboard

HBO's Silicon Valley nails VC deal details

Apr 17, 2015
The show is the best explainer of how venture capital works anywhere on the web.
Posted In: Silicon Valley, HBO, venture capital, Investing, VC, startups, Tech, whiteboard

Editor Picks

What happens when you shout "buy!"

Mar 31, 2014
Michael Lewis' book, "Flash Boys," reveals a great deal, including people's confusion about the stock market
Posted In: whiteboard

The magic of compounding: An explainer

Feb 27, 2014
Compounding is one of the best tools out there to build wealth.
Posted In: compounding, interest, whiteboard
 

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