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Does Ethnic Diversity Deflate Asset Bubbles?

Does Ethnic Diversity Deflate Asset Bubbles?

When animal spirits cause asset prices to pull away from reality, or to come crashing back down, it’s hard to pretend that the market is a rational machine churning out fair valuations. But knowing the dangers of groupthink and successively […]

Morgan Creek Opportunity Fund Looks To Japan For Opportunity

Morgan Creek Opportunity Fund Looks To Japan For Opportunity

The $4.1 billion investment advisor Morgan Creek doesn’t like volatility or high correlation to global equity markets. The firm’s Opportunity fund, which prefers a long / short strategy to manage such issues, delivered 1.42 percent returns in October, capping what was […]

The Carmen Segarra Tapes

The Carmen Segarra Tapes

The Carmen Segarra Tapes by Jake Bernstein ProPublica, Nov. 17, 2014, 11 a.m. she was fired On Sept. 26, ProPublica, in partnership with the radio program This American Life, revealed that a bank examiner for the Federal Reserve Bank of […]

Five Piotroski F-Score Price To Book Value Bargains

Five Piotroski F-Score Price To Book Value Bargains

Developed by Josef Piotroski the Piotroski F-Score was designed to identify value stocks that are in recovery mode. The test uses nine variables based on various financial metrics, including cash flow, profitability, debt, return on assets and shareholder dilution to […]

Activist Investors Increasingly Target The Energy Sector

Activist Investors Increasingly Target The Energy Sector

Activist investors are increasingly piling into energy companies, recent data shows. Activist Insight published the results of its study in the November issue of its Activism Monthly Premium magazine ( ValueWalk readers can receive 33% discount on  Activism Monthly Premium by […]

Zoetis Appears To Be Reading Out of Activist Playbook

Zoetis Appears To Be Reading Out of Activist Playbook

In announcing a $500 million share repurchase program today, Zoetis Inc (NYSE:ZTS) appears to be playing a deft game with activist hedge fund manager Bill Ackman. On the one hand the world’s largest animal health company, as the firm bills itself, […]

Building Better Portfolios In A Low Return World

Building Better Portfolios In A Low Return World

Building Better Portfolios In A Low Return World by Anwiti Bahuguna, Ph.D., ColumbiaManagement The near-zero interest rate environment has been a support for the financial markets, but as the economy normalizes so will interest rates. While we expect the bull […]