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Avoid Market Noise With One Number Each Quarter

In choppy markets it is especially hard to stick with you plan and to avoid reacting to what you read or hear. My market analysis is based on the market data. One of the simplest methods I follow is comparing the Friday’s closing price of an ETF or stock to ......Read More

Are the Short-term Treasury Bonds Overpriced?

We have had a total of four rate hikes since the Fed lifted rates in December 2015. However, the Federal Reserve has failed to impact the expectations of the bond market and today. US macroeconomic data remains solid while price pressures are surprisingly subdued.Read More

Why U.S. Treasury Bonds Are Overpriced?

We have had a total of four rate hikes since the Fed lifted rates in December 2015. However, the Federal Reserve has failed to impact the expectations of the bond market and today. US macroeconomic data remains solid while price pressures are surprisingly subdued.Read More

Facebook, Baidu, Coach And 5 Other Blue-Chip Stocks To Buy For Second-Half 2017

The bull market that kicked off in March 2009 should be on the front cover of AARP magazine. At age 8, it's very old and very overvalued compared to its historical ratios. Given the less than stellar circumstances, how should you invest now?Read More

Prime Real Estate On Fire Sale -- In Greece

A deep and prolonged economic contraction has placed prime real estate on fire sale in Greece, creating good opportunities for bargain hunters. But they may not last too long.Read More

Finance

Why These 5 Popular Funds Are Wildly Overrated

As we speak, $376 billion is locked up in five of Wall Street’s most overrated, overloved funds. And the sad reality is that there’s a high chance a few thousand bucks of that are courtesy of … well, you.Read More

A Street Fight Among Grocers to Deliver Your Milk, Eggs, Bananas

Every couple of days, Sinclair Browne fights through traffic in Times Square, squeezes his delivery truck into a parking spot, walks up four flights of stairs and delivers groceries to a guy whose order he knows by heart.“I’m fast,” said Mr. Browne, slicing his hands in the air, ninja style. “In and out, in and out.”Delivering food requires...

Easiest Path to Riches on the Web? An Initial Coin Offering

A new crop of technology entrepreneurs is forgoing the usual routes to raising money. The entrepreneurs are not pitching venture capitalists, selling stock in an initial public offering or using crowdfunding sites like Kickstarter.Instead, before they even have a working product, they are creating their own digital currencies and selling so-called coins...

From 9/11 to Orlando, Ken Feinberg’s Alter Ego in Compensating Victims

When the Roman Catholic Diocese of Brooklyn unveiled a program on Thursday to compensate victims of sexual abuse by its clergy, it chose a familiar name to oversee it: Kenneth R. Feinberg.His six-person law firm has achieved national renown — and a near monopoly — in the curious business of devising ways to compensate disaster victims. He administered...

Europe and Japan Near Trade Deal as U.S. Takes Protectionist Path

The European Union and Japan are close to sealing one of the largest trade agreements ever, a deal that could further isolate the United States as President Trump forges a protectionist path.The deal, which brings together two giants encompassing a quarter of the world’s economy, would be a potent symbol of free trade during a time of populist backlash...

Legal

Damage to the Thing Itself: The Complex Nature of the Complex Structure Theory

Damage to the Thing Itself: The Complex Nature of the Complex Structure TheoryBy Bill Perry and Samantha Wilson, Carter Perry Bailey LLPBill Perry and Samantha Wilson at Carter Perry Bailey explore the complexity surrounding the general principle of damage “to the thing itself” when it comes to liability claims. It is well established in English...

Expert Testimony and the Black Box in Autonomous Cars: Will It Pass Daubert and Frye Scrutiny?

Expert Testimony and the Black Box in Autonomous Cars: Will It Pass Daubert and Frye Scrutiny?By Sheila S Boston, David Kerschner and Diana Sterk, Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer LLPSheila Boston, David Kerschner and Diana Sterk at Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer LLP discuss the significant role that event data recorders (EDRs) will have when it...

Canadian Product Liability Defence - Common Class Action Defence Strategies

Canadian Product Liability Defence - Common Class Action Defence StrategiesBy Gordon McKee, Blake Cassels & GraydonBlake Cassels & Graydon’s Gordon McKee analyses the recent shift in focus of defence strategies in Canada’s most prominent form of product liability litigation – class action cases. Many global companies with operations...

Brazilian Project Finance and Infrastructure Outlook: 2017 and Beyond

Brazilian Project Finance and Infrastructure Outlook: 2017 and BeyondBy José Virgílio Lopes Enei, Machado, Meyer, Sendacz e OpiceIn this article José Virgilio Lopes Enei at Machado Meyer, Sendacz e Opice evaluates the current state and future outlook of the Brazilian project finance and infrastructure markets. Highlights of the infrastructure and...

Project Finance 2017: Q&A with Phillip Cornwell

Project Finance 2017: Q&A with Phillip CornwellPhillip Cornwell, Allens In an exclusive interview with Who’s Who Legal, Phillip Cornwell at Allens discusses recent trends in the field including the effects of continuing low commodity prices on the project finance market, the development of infrastructure finance and alternative sources of financing. Which...

Deals

New Isle of Man enterprise development scheme deals completed

Nimbus Medical Holdings Limited has been awarded funding to support its InterCare® integrated technology platform, relocating its premises and creating new jobs on the IslandNew start-up Scout4’s app for construction workers has also received EDS investmentMore than £1.2 million of funding has been committed to help bring new businesses to the Island...

Global M&A Activity Predicted to Increase in First Half of 2017

The Intralinks Deal Flow Predictor, an indicator of future mergers and acquisitions (M&A) announcements, with a proven track record for accuracy, forecasts a six percent increase in the total number of M&A deals announced globally in 1H 2017 compared to 1H 2016, setting a new record for annual first half global announced deal count.“The fact that...

Could protectionism stop your dealmaking? - Intralinks Deal Flow Predictor report released

The Intralinks Deal Flow Predictor forecasts the volume of future merger and acquisition (M&A) announcements by tracking early-stage M&A activity – sell-side M&A transactions across the world that are in the preparation stage or have reached the due diligence stage. These early-stage deals are, on average, six months away from their public announcement.Along...

​Elementis significantly increases the scale of its personal care business with US$360 million acquisition of SummitReheis

Acquisition adds a high quality business with significant potential for further growth in the attractive personal care segmentElementis plc (“Elementis” or the “Group”) today announces that it has entered into an agreement to acquire SRLH Holdings, Inc. (“SummitReheis”) from an affiliate of One Rock Capital Partners, LLC (“One Rock”)...

Global M&A is having a moment with best start to year since 2000

With pent-up demand from 2016 and the challenges of an unpredictable U.S. administration ahead, companies seeking to get deals done kicked off this year with a bang.Global M&A activity amounted to $224 billion in January, the highest volume since 2000 in the first month of the year, according to data compiled by Bloomberg. For the first time since 2008,...

Acq Lite

Once Extinct in Japan, Stork Population Soars to 100 After Gift From Russia

Once wiped out in Japan, this species of stork is slowly – but surely – returning to the skies, thanks to regional conservation biologists. Officials at the Hyogo Park of the Oriental White Stork in Toyooka, Japan have just announced the release of a recently-raised white stork, making it the 100th The post Once Extinct in Japan, Stork Population...

Jail Inmates Rush to Save Fallen Officer, Rather Than Escaping

Six inmates are being hailed as heroes after they saved the life of a correctional officer who passed out during a work detail on Monday. The inmates of Polk County Jail in Georgia were working outside during a particularly humid morning when their security officer, who asked not to identified, The post Jail Inmates Rush to Save Fallen Officer, Rather...

A Genius Invention is Saving Thousands of Animals From Drowning in Backyard Pools

This revolutionary device has already saved thousands of animals from a terrible fate. Though biologist Rich Mason normally works to conserve wildlife around the vast brackish waters of the Chesapeake Bay, he was also concerned about the dozens of frogs perishing in his friend’s backyard pool in every summer. As The post A Genius Invention is...

Boys Win Right to Wear Shorts By Wearing Skirts in Heat-Wave Protest

These teenage boys are social activists in the making. Even though the schoolboys of Exeter’s ISCA Academy were suffering from the summer heat, they still were banned from wearing shorts because of the traditional dress code. To protest the stuffy school rules, however, 30 male students attended class collectively wearing The post Boys Win Right...

A Genius Invention is Saving Dozens of Animals From Drowning in Backyard Pools

This revolutionary device has already saved thousands of animals from a terrible fate. Though biologist Rich Mason normally works to conserve wildlife around the vast brackish waters of the Chesapeake Bay, he was also concerned about the dozens of frogs perishing in his friend’s backyard pool in every summer. As The post A Genius Invention is...