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  • ANTM, arbitrage, BHI, CI, HAL, Long Ideas

    Double-Digit Upside For These 3 Arbitrage Plays

    Friday, September 4, 2015 - 12:08pm

    The M&A environment has picked up in a major way in recent years, and investors that have been lucky enough to own shares of companies that have been acquired at a premium to market price have enjoyed some major returns. However, there are three big-name deals that have yet to be completed...

  • ABBV, arbitrage, DELL, FB, FPX, GM

    Two Highly Misunderstood ETFs

    Wednesday, July 31, 2013 - 12:39pm

    No one likes being mislead, but it does happen occasionally to ETF investors. That is not to say fund issuers are maliciously misleading investors. However, a few minutes (literally less than five minutes) of homework before buying an ETF can help investors avoid surprises. Take the example...

  • arbitrage, BHP, bidding war, BX, CASY, DELL

    M&A Heat Wave

    Tuesday, September 7, 2010 - 11:31pm

    While the world was watching the ping-pong match between Dell (NASDAQ: DELL) and Hewlett Packard (NYSE: HPQ) on 3par (NYSE: PAR) (HP finally won), many other M&A deals were heating up under the radar. Take the example of Casey's General store (NASDAQ: CASY). Casey, a convenience store operator...

  • arbitrage, BAC, Bank of America, convertible, dividends, Long Ideas

    Trading or Investing in Preferred Stocks (Part 2)

    Wednesday, September 1, 2010 - 1:55am

    In part 1 of this article, we discussed the importance of liquidity and premium/discount for preferred stocks. In this second part, we will discuss the different types of preferred stocks, and their ties to interest rates. 3) Types of preferred stocks Generally, there are three types of preferred...

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