Is Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) A Good Stock To Buy?

Is Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) A Good Stock To Buy?

It is already common knowledge that individual investors do not usually have the necessary resources and abilities to properly research an investment opportunity. As a result, most investors pick their illusory “winners” by making a superficial analysis and research that leads to poor performance on aggregate. Since stock returns aren’t usually symmetrically distributed and index returns are more affected by a few outlier stocks (i.e. the FAANG stocks dominating and […]

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5 Biggest IPOs Hedge Funds Are Betting On

5 Biggest IPOs Hedge Funds Are Betting On

The US initial public offering (IPO) market has been quite active during the second and third quarter, raising the most value since the corresponding quarters in 2014. The third quarter 2018 had 60 IPOs raising $13.4 billion, while there have been 173 IPOs since the beginning of the year all through the end of September, which have raised $45.7 billion. This amount is by 45.5% bigger than the amount raised […]

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ValueAct’s Actions at the Dawn of Disney Deal

ValueAct’s Actions at the Dawn of Disney Deal

If you happened to be watching CNBC’s exclusive interview with Jeffrey Ubben the other day, you’d think there’s nothing special going on at the moment. Ubben is calmly discussing his decision to leave the board of 21st Century Fox directors just as Disney is preparing to seal the deal. These are exciting times we are living in. After all, this is going to be one gigantic merger if it happens, because […]

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Whitman’s Last Walk Down the Avenue

Whitman’s Last Walk Down the Avenue

“April is the cruelest month”, said one of the greatest poets, and it’s also the month in which we saw Martin J. Whitman, a veteran value investor, go into history at the age of 93. Martin Whitman was an exceptional man for several reasons. As Barron’s informs us, he was mainly known as the founder of Third Avenue Management. Whitman set up the company with a very intriguing approach to the […]

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Pigs in Blockchain Blankets: a Recipe for Success

Pigs in Blockchain Blankets: a Recipe for Success

Darren Wang, who just so happens to be an ex-Google employee, is running a very successful business and boosting Taiwanese economy with his innovations of blockchain uses. His startup company has been earning praise in the business world due to his original approach. Mr. Wang is the founder of OwlTing, a company dealing with hotel bookings and animal husbandry. At first sight, these two specific markets seem to have nothing in common. […]

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