Apple, end of the cycle or time for an expansion?

Adil Reghai, head of quant research, equity markets, Natixis After strong gains for Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) shares over the past few months (possibly due to the lead up of the iPhone 5 release this fall), one cannot help but wonder what the future holds for it. Looking back through recent history, tales [...]

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GMCR Refuses to Address Questions Regarding Accounting Irregularities

LongShortTrader released a report titled, "Green Mountain Coffee Roasters' Profits: Overstated or Misunderstood" last Thursday morning, and GMCR's Suzanne DuLong provided the following response last Friday (after market close), via the Wall Street Journal:“The report erroneously defines the data that was reported and therefore the subsequent analysis is flawed,” said Suzanne [...]

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The Perfect Storm For Commercial Real Estate Investing

By Jacob Frydman Most of us know that timing is everything when it comes to investing. If you bought equities during the tech bubble over a decade ago, you’re investment probably hasn’t grown much over the last decade. Despite the crisis in housing market, many folks are wondering if now [...]

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Gold Could be Classified as Risk Free Asset by Bank Regulators

BREAKING NEWS: REGULATORS TO CLASSIFY GOLD AS ZERO-RISK ASSET In what might be the most underreported financial story of the year, US banking regulators recently circulated a memorandum for comment, including proposed adjustments to current regulatory capital risk-weightings for various assets. For the first time, unencumbered gold bullion is to [...]

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Depressions are Highly Inflationary: Evidence from the Federal Reserve

  FROM DEFLATION PUSH……TO INFLATION SHOVE For the third time since 2008, financial markets are pricing in a deflationary rather than inflationary future. The reasons for this are understandable. There is now strong evidence that global economic activity is slowing. The euro-area banking and sovereign debt crisis is worsening. The US [...]

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Hedge Fund Top Positions: AAPL, GOOG, WYNN and HCA

Below is a brief summary of the top hedge fund positions for Q1, followed by the full document embedded in scribd:The most crowded new ideas during the quarter were Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL), Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOG), Wynn Resorts, Limited(NASDAQ:WYNN), and HCA Holdings Inc (NYSE:HCA). Other new positions shared among hedge [...]

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JANA Write-Up on Barnes & Noble, Inc. (BKS)

Barnes & Noble, Inc. (NYSE:BKS) surges almost +90% today when they released a strategic partnership with Microsoft on their eBook segment the NOOK. This morning Goldman commented on the announcement: “Barnes & Noble and Microsoft formed a strategic partnership creating a subsidiary (“NewCo”) that will combine the digital and College assets of [...]

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Investing in Distressed Debt Using Capitalist Mindset

IN THIS EDITION WHY BANKRUPTCY IS THE NEW BLACK OK, OK, I’m not exactly one to write about fashion, but fashion is about trends, and investment analysis is frequently about identifying trends early, if possible even before they properly begin, to assume the vanguard position prior to a dramatic outperformance of [...]

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Unhappy RBS Investment Banking Employees – Morning Update

Every morning the Street of Walls team puts out an update on market levels, today’s top stories, and active M&A deals. Today’s Top Stories:FREE HF 13F Report: Next week the StreetofWalls team will be releasing the 4Q 2011 Hedge Fund Intelligence Report, free sign-up http://bit.ly/y2CMbx Europe Update: no G20 agreement on extra IMF funds [...]

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QE3 Starting To Get Priced In – Morning Update

Every morning the Street of Walls team puts out an update on market levels, today’s top stories, and active M&A deals. Today’s Top Stories:FREE HF 13F Report: Next week the StreetofWalls team will be releasing the 4Q 2011 Hedge Fund Intelligence Report, free sign-up http://bit.ly/y2CMbx Greece Update: There is a Eurozone finance ministers meeting [...]

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Morning News: John Paulson Dumps BAC Stake

Every morning the Street of Walls team puts out an update on market levels, today’s top stories, and active M&A deals. Today’s Top Stories:FREE HF 13F Report: Next week the StreetofWalls team will be releasing the 4Q 2011 Hedge Fund Intelligence Report, free sign-up http://bit.ly/y2CMbx Coatue Updates Positions: Coatue has completely sold out of [...]

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Morning News: FHA Might Need a Bailout

Every morning the Street of Walls team puts out an update on market levels, today’s top stories, and active M&A deals. Today’s Top Stories:FREE HF 13F Report: Next week the StreetofWalls team will be releasing the 4Q 2011 Hedge Fund Intelligence Report, free sign-up http://bit.ly/y2CMbx FHA Bailout: The FHA could exhaust its reserves over [...]

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Morning News: US Debt Woes Greater Than Europe

Every morning the Street of Walls team puts out an update on market levels, today’s top stories, and active M&A deals. Today’s Top Stories:Greece Update: as expected, the Greek parliament Sun night approved an austerity package Portugal Bailout: Troika Officials from the IMF and European Union Start Their Third Review of Portugal’s Bailout [...]

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Morning News (S&P: Student Loans a "Bubble")

Every morning the Street of Walls team puts out an update on market levels, today’s top stories, and active M&A deals. Today’s Top Stories:KKR Private Equity Results: Kohlberg Kravis Roberts (KKR) released their 4Q 2011 earnings results this morning.  KKR reported $0.33 vs. consensus expectations of $0.72 http://bit.ly/Ar4KmN Gross Getting into Treasuries: Bill gross [...]

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HSBC Insurance Unit Up For Bid [Morning Update]

Every morning the Street of Walls team puts out an update on market levels, today’s top stories, and active M&A deals. Today’s Top Stories:Buffett’s Gold View: “this type of investment requires an expanding pool of buyers who are enticed because they believe the buying pool will expand still further” Greece Update: A meeting between Greece’s [...]

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DB Said to Limit Bonuses [Morning Update]

Every morning the Street of Walls team puts out an update on market levels, today’s top stories, and active M&A deals. Today’s Top Stories:Larry Fink Says Buy Equities: Blackrock’s L Fink says investors should be 100% in equities due to attractive valuations and the potential for higher returns.  “I don’t have a view [...]

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Macquarie Issues Profit Warning [Morning Update]

Every morning the Street of Walls team puts out an update on market levels, today’s top stories, and active M&A deals. Today’s Top Stories:Money Markets: the SEC over the next few weeks will unveil a proposal aimed at shoring up the money market fund industry Lazard IB Results: Total revenues missed by $0.05 [...]

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Pain for Eventual Gain

I'm a sucker for to-do lists (Remember The Milk - best iPhone app ever) and the start of every new year has me writing down ideas and tasks at break-neck speed. Truth be told, I have a love-hate relationship with my lists. I love the potential they represent but hate the pain involved to get them done. And [...]

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GMCR +18% On Blowout Earnings [Morning Update]

Every morning the Street of Walls team puts out an update on market levels, today’s top stories, and active M&A deals. Today’s Top Stories:Overall M&A: Annualized using the run rate through July 2011, deal value and number of deals would have been up 67% and 37%, respectively http://bit.ly/xwWK3M AAPL Products: speculation online that the [...]

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Nomura Profits Surge 33% [Morning Update]

Every morning the Street of Walls team puts out an update on market levels, today’s top stories, and active M&A deals. Today’s Top Stories:New Housing Plan: Obama today will unveil a separate refinancing program targeted at non-agency homeowners (making refinancing easier for mortgages not backed by Fannie or Freddie) although this is [...]

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RadioShack Down -25% Pre-Market: Morning Update

Every morning the Street of Walls team puts out an update on market levels, today’s top stories, and active M&A deals. Today’s Top Stories:GS Morning Update: “Asian Markets were mostly higher Tuesday as stocks in Hong Kong, in particular, rebounded from Monday’s weak showing. Investors continue to position around comments from European [...]

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