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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

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

Explaining stock buybacks

Apr 9, 2015
Stock buybacks are popular with some, but others say they're a waste of money.
Posted In: stock buybacks, stock market, shares, equity, whiteboard

How a poison pill works

Mar 23, 2015
Want to deter a company from buying you out? Use a poison pill!
Posted In: whiteboard, poison pill, merger, acquisition, takeover, hostile takeover, M&A, proxy fight, tender offer, buyout, accounting, business, investment banking

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Financial mysteries explained by Paddy Hirsch's Whiteboard series.