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Market Update: our coverage of this week's stock chaos

Aug 25, 2015
Here’s another way the markets are not like the real world: in the markets, the B word is worse than the C word. So much worse! C is for Correction, a sharp drop in prices, with a defined ending and a recovery. B, on the other hand, is for bear market, a long-term drop, with […]
 A trader works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange during the morning of August 27, 2015 in New York City. Dow Jones Industrial Average stocks continued their rally, opening approximately 200 points higher today.
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What exactly is a hedge fund, again?

Aug 5, 2015
Refresh your memory and consider this: Most don't do well after going public.
Paddy Hirsch talks hedge funds. 
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The activists are coming!

Apr 21, 2015
Spring is shareholder meeting season — and primetime for activist investors.
A photo from  February 2006, where activist investor Carl Icahn, right, was pictured with former Viacom and Universal Studios CEO Frank Biondi, left. At the time, Icahn sought to overthrow Time Warner's board, break up the media conglomerate into four companies, and have Biondi take over as Time Warner chief executive.
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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.
Actors Kumail Nanjiani, Zach Woods, Thomas Middleditch, Amanda Crew, Josh Brener, T.J. Miller and Martin Starr attend the Premiere of HBO's 'Silicon Valley'
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Explaining stock buybacks

Apr 9, 2015
Stock buybacks are popular with some, but others say they're a waste of money.
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