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Archive for October, 2010

Market (In)Efficiency: Which is it?

Thursday, October 28th, 2010

MSCI, the creator of stock market indices, decided to change Israel’s classification from an emerging market to a developed market.¬† I have no opinion on the classification either way, but (more…)

Friend or Foe?

Tuesday, October 19th, 2010

When I was in the Navy standing watch in the combat information center (CIC) during exercises or drills, we had to determine if a contact was friend or foe.  It was one or the other.

In the business world, (more…)

Quality Stocks: Same as Quality Private Companies

Tuesday, October 19th, 2010

I just read an article in CFA Magazine which was highlighting that investment managers may also want to look at quality in addition to market capitalization (large, mid, small) and investment style (value, growth, etc.) when forming portfolios.¬† This makes sense (more…)

Value of Information

Tuesday, October 5th, 2010

Valuing high-tech start-ups is very challenging.¬† Moreover, information on “unique” companies and their industries is (more…)