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Archive for February, 2012

Insider Trading and Congress

Saturday, February 25th, 2012

Earlier this month, the House passed a bill banning insider trading by members of congress.¬† What, ¬†insider trading was previously legal if you were a congressman or senator?¬† (more…)

SEC and Private Equity: Better Watch Out!

Tuesday, February 14th, 2012

The SEC is launching an investigation into how PE firms value their investments.¬† The SEC is concerned about (more…)

Rules of Thumb: ROT

Wednesday, February 8th, 2012

Recently, Valtrend was engaged to value a restaurant.¬† Like any other industry, restaurants allegedly have a rule of thumb.¬† Depending on what you look at, the restaurant thumb (more…)

Reason to Own: The Value is $X Because…why?

Saturday, February 4th, 2012

How much is enough to form a solid opinion on whether to buy or sell a stock in the public markets or to place a value on a private company?¬† Good question.¬† It might depend (more…)