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Category Archives: Corporate Finance

Stockman Warns “Mind The Junk” – This Ain’t Your Grandfather’s Capitalism

Authored by David Stockman via Contra Corner blog, The financial system is loaded with anomalies, deformations and mispricings – outcomes which would never occur on an honest free market. For example, the junk bond yield at just 2% in Europe is now below that of the "risk-free" US treasury bond owing solely to the depredations of the ECB. Indeed, […]

Weekend Reading: $7 Trillion To Manipulate Prices

Authoreed by Lance Roberts via RealInvestmentAdvice.com, As the stock market continues to press new highs, the level of optimism climbs with it. I discussed yesterday Richard Thaler’s, a recent recipient of the Nobel Price in Economics, comments about not understanding the current “irrationality of investors relating to their investing behavior.” What is interesting is that […]

Ralph Nader: How CEO Stock Buybacks Parasitize The Economy

Authored by Ralph Nader via Evonomics.com, The monster of economic waste – over $7 trillion of dictated stock buybacks since 2003 by the self-enriching CEOs of large corporations – started with a little noticed change in 1982 by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) under President Ronald Reagan. That was when SEC Chairman John Shad, […]

Equifax CEO’s Parting Gift: An $18 Million Bonus

With Equifax shares having plunged by a third since the company announced a historic corporate cyber-breach, which released the personal records of over 143 million Americans to still unknown hackers, losing some $5 billion in market cap, today the company’s CEO was the latest rat to leave the sinking ship, a move which failed to […]

Bill Blain: How To Catch Rabies In The Junk Bond Market

From Bill Blain of Mint Partners Blain’s Morning Porridge – How to catch rabies in the Junk Bond Market I’m sure everyone has been following the Toy R Us meltdown in the bond market. Alongside chapter 11 bankruptcy, its bonds have crashed from 96 to 18% through the month. Have we seen this before? Of […]

Exactly How Many Warnings Do You Need?

Authored by Lance Roberts via RealInvestmentAdvice.com, When I was growing up my father, probably much like yours, had pearls of wisdom that he would drop along the way. It wasn’t until much later in life that I learned that such knowledge did not come from books, but through experience. One of my favorite pieces of […]

‘Hotel California’: The VC Market’s Investment-To-Exit Ratio Is A Record High… Is This Why?

While Silicon Valley's technorati may be "living it up," new data from Pitchbok suggests the Venture Capital world is stuck in 'Hotel California' and "can never leave." As Pitchbook.com's Katie Clark reports, opting to raise more funds rather than prioritizing an exit seems to be an increasingly popular route for startups. According to data from […]

Frontrunning: July 5

U.S. Warns North Korea It’s Ready for War Over Missiles (WSJ) U.S., South Korea stage show of force against North Korea (Reuters) UN to Meet on North Korea as U.S. Confirms Rocket Was ICBM (BBG) Trump talks tough, options limited (Reuters) North Korea, Putin Meeting Top Agenda For Trump’s Tripa (WSJ) Ahead of fractious G20, […]

Warren Buffett Becomes Bank Of America’s Top Shareholder, Books $12 Billion Profit

As we previewed exactly 24 hours ago, Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway said it will exercise warrants to swap its preferred Bank of America shares for 700 million shares of BAC common stock, making Buffett the largest shareholder, surpassing BlackRock, Vanguard and State Street . Buffett is also the top shareholder at Wells Fargo. Buffett exercised his […]

Blue Apron Goes Red

Having priced at the low-end ($10) of an almost unprecedented cut in IPO range, Blue Apron opened this morning at $10, traded up to $11 amid exuberance from Bob Pisani desperate to show how the great IPO market was back… but tumbled back to $10 by the close. Worse still, having been defended twice, Blue […]