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Fiduciary or just plain suitable?

Tuesday, March 29th, 2016

The investment management industry is bracing for a new rule, which will change (more…)

Passive Investment Strategies

Wednesday, February 3rd, 2016

… are winning.テつ Last year investors pulled more than (more…)

Alternative Mutual Funds: Be Careful

Wednesday, January 6th, 2016

Alternative funds which attempt to limit volatility use hedge-fund like tactics (and charge a higher fee for it all else being equal), including (more…)

Adjusted EBIT What?

Wednesday, December 16th, 2015

More and more companies are promoting, for lack of a better word, non-GAAP accounting metrics such as (more…)

Down IPO Rounds

Wednesday, October 14th, 2015

They are happening…where the IPO is priced under (more…)

Here we go again: IPOs

Wednesday, September 30th, 2015

Private equity firms are pushing for IPOs of some of their (more…)

Social Security: Privatize of Not?

Friday, September 4th, 2015

With the recent nail-biting volatility of the stock market, some are invariably thinking about (more…)

Farm Land: Attracting Investors

Tuesday, August 11th, 2015

The slump in commodity prices (grain, soybeans, etc.) has adversely (more…)

New Fiduciary Definition: Long Overdue

Saturday, June 13th, 2015

The Department of Labor issued an amendment to the definition of fiduciary for those (more…)

Venture Market: Frothy?

Monday, June 8th, 2015

Uber is valued at 120 times last year’s revenue at $50 billion, with a “B”.テつ I shudder to think what that means on an earnings basis?

When firms like this go public, and they will go public barring a collapse of the markets, will the public market absorb them in potentially a “Greater Fool Theory”.テつ In fact, the bubble may be bursting already – or at least a slow air release – as companies such as Apigee and Box have lower public market valuations than their last round as a private company.テつ Buyer beware.テつ A simple question might be is “Would Warren Buffett invest in Uber at its current valuation?”.