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Archive for September, 2012

Diluted or undiluted shares: How much do you own of a particular company?

Tuesday, September 25th, 2012

Good question, huh?  A recent Wall Street Journal article indicated that the market value of Splunk (great name by the way) was either $3.7 billion or $4.3 billion.  It shouldn’t be this hard to quantify, should it?


Taxing trades to fund federal programs

Tuesday, September 18th, 2012

The democrats have introduced a bill to tax equity/debt and derivative trades conducted by Wall Street firms to fund federal programs (infrastructure and job programs, etc.).  While not commenting upon the politics of the pending legislation, (more…)

JOBS Act and the Sale of Securities

Friday, September 14th, 2012

President Obama signed the Jumpstart Our Business Startups (JOBS) Act into law in April.  Once implemented, companies/start-ups will be able to (more…)

ObamaCare and Business Valuation

Friday, September 14th, 2012

If this law stays in effect, the penalties/fines could be (more…)

Gift Now; Not Later

Monday, September 3rd, 2012

Right now, a wealthy individual can gift (more…)