The Smart Set

Why Jim Cramer is Listening to This Fund Manager

Jim Cramer has a popular CNBC show called “Mad Money,” and he has been known to track a number of stocks and a number of major money managers......(read more)

Gender War: Better Investors – Men or Women?

In a world with lots of divisiveness – among races, political parties, income and even between those of the same politcal bent – there is......(read more)

Morgan Stanley (MS), Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (GS), Citigroup Inc. (C): Decoding Wall Street – The Emergence of Algorithm Trading

Donald Yacktman
Today Wall Street, The financial Citi center in London, and Hong Kong Financial centers are somehow operated by humans with the support of thousands of......(read more)

The American Reliance On Social Security

Irving Kahn
The U.S. Social Security program currently pays benefits to about 57 million Americans, and that number is expected to rise considerably in coming years......(read more)

5 Ways LinkedIn Corp (LNKD) Will Rule Web 3.0

LinkedIn Corp (NYSE:LNKD)
Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB) has been the darling of the social media world of late. Up nearly 60 percentage points over the past month, the company’s stock......(read more)

Wall Street’s Apple Inc. (AAPL) Analysts Are ‘Out of Whack’: Study

Apple Inc. (AAPL)
Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) has the greatest amount of analyst coverage on Wall Street; that’s no secret. What you may not know, though, is just how......(read more)

NYSE Euronext (NYX): How To Make Money Like A Hedge Fund

Ken Griffin CITADEL INVESTMENT GROUP
NYSE Euronext (NYSE:NYX) is up over 35% this year on the news that IntercontinentalExchange Inc (NYSE:ICE) will buy the trading solutions company for $......(read more)

How T. Boone Pickens Led Me to 2 Great Stock Picks

BP CAPITAL
I fondly remember watching the TV series “Dallas” with my grandparents back in the early 1980s. The show featured a wheeler–dealer, oil......(read more)

Is the Boss Really Worth What They’re Paid? The Good and the Bad of CEO Salaries

Is the Boss Really Worth What They’re Paid? The Good and the Bad of CEO Salaries
Consumers and investors alike are starting to question just how responsible companies are when it comes to the environment, social or governance (ESG)......(read more)

Breaking Down the Cost of a Gallon of Gas

Chevron Corporation (NYSE:CVX)
The price of a gallon of gasoline ranged from $3.27 along the Gulf Coast, to $3.90 along the West Coast in November 2012; ever wonder how much of that......(read more)

Revealing the Structure of the Kinder Morgan-El Paso Deal

Kinder Morgan Inc (NYSE:KMI)
Rich Kinder, founder of Kinder Morgan Energy Partners (NYSE:KMP), is a visionary who has built one of the largest pipeline companies in the country. ......(read more)

The Unabridged Guide to the Global Fertilizers & Agricultural Chemicals Industry

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The fertilizers and agricultural chemicals industry consists of makers of agricultural fertilizers, pesticides, seeds, and lawn and garden products. In......(read more)

3 Books That Will Make You a Better Investor

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Nowadays, it is easy to get sucked into an online cyclone of different and contradictory investing ideas. That is why, as trite as it sounds, even do-......(read more)

Falcone Still Fighting for LightSquared, Has Until End of Month

HARBINGER
John Paulson’s Paulson & Co losses last year have gotten a lot of press attention – after all, one of his top funds lost almost 53% – but......(read more)

Paulson Shorts Euro Sovereign Bonds, Bets on Credit Default Swaps

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In a bid to reverse losses stemming from poorly timed bets and overcorrection last year, hedge fund manager John Paulson is shorting European sovereign......(read more)

Despite Its Hype, $GOOG is Undervalued

Every investor knows this tech giant’s name; in fact, they most likely used its search engine to find this article.  We’re talking about Google,......(read more)

Sears $SHLD Netflix $NFLX Rally in First Quarter, Hedge Funds Win

ESL INVESTMENTS
Recently in Bloomberg’s Inside Track, Scarlet Fu discusses the hedge fund managers that have had the biggest gains so far this year. On the show......(read more)

Pay for Hedge Fund Managers Falls 35%, Top 6 Average Just $1.7B

BRIDGEWATER ASSOCIATES
“Compensation for the highest-paid U.S. hedge-fund managers plunged 35 percent in 2011 to $14.4 billion after the European sovereign debt crisis......(read more)

George Soros Faces $39.4 Million Judgment in TradeWinds Case

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Billionaire George Soros and Dr. Purnendu Chatterjee, the corporate titan from India, were sued recently in a civil suit entered in the US District Court......(read more)

Paulson’s Push for Hartford to Spinoff P&C Meets Doubts $HIG

PAULSON & CO
Hedge fund manager John Paulson‘s push to get Hartford Financial Services Group (HIG) to spinoff its property and casualty (P&C) insurance business......(read more)

Do Computerized Trading Platforms Yield an Unfair Advantage?

RENAISSANCE TECHNOLOGIES
“Federal securities regulators are examining whether some sophisticated, rapid-fire trading firms have used their close links to computerized stock......(read more)

Hartford $HIG Overhauls Business, Paulson Says Not Enough

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Hartford Financial Services Group (HIG) has been struggling to recover from the financial crisis. Those events exposed a series of weaknesses in the company......(read more)

Get Off of my Cloud Computing – Competition in the ‘Cloud’

Michael Kors Lone Pine Capital
Cloud computing is the biggest thing since smart phones. The ability to store all your media and files in a “cloud” makes syncing between devices......(read more)

Fortress Investment Group $FIG Faces Fraud Charges

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Fortress Investment Group (FIG), which is managed by Michael Novogratz, has been named as a defendant in a 48-page complaint filed with the Los Angles......(read more)

The Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Week of Diamond Foods $DMND

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Diamond Foods (DMND) is having a rough week. It announced that it would need to restate two years’ worth of financial earnings in the wake of questionable......(read more)
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