Archives: June 2006

Is the SEC looking for a needle in a mutual-fund haystack?

Posted by: Lauren Young on June 29

One of the good things about my job covering mutual funds at BusinessWeek is that I get to meet with a lot of fund managers. One of the bad things...

Investors zip up J. Crew story

Posted by: Aaron Pressman on June 28

Score one for the good guys. J. Crew (JCG) priced last night at $20 a share, $3 above the high end of its filed ranged, and opened today up 25%...

Skiing to profits with Vail

Posted by: Aaron Pressman on June 23

Marty Whitman, who runs Third Avenue Capital, is a favorite manager of mine. His deep value approach often turns up great stock plays because he's delving into minutia that too...

Should investors root against Hexion's IPO?

Posted by: Aaron Pressman on June 21

A day after cheering that J. Crew was reversing a leveraged buy-out with its LBO firm owner buying more shares in the IPO, comes news that convoluted chemical play Hexion...

J. Crew's tidy turnaround story

Posted by: Aaron Pressman on June 20

Preppie clothing fixture J. Crew is going public next week (symbol will be JCG) after a star CEO, Millard Drexler, came in and turned around a sinking leveraged buyout. Texas...

India ETF coming but don't get too excited

Posted by: Aaron Pressman on June 16

U.S. investors who wanted to jump on the India stock band wagon in the past haven't had many great choices. And now that India has suffered a massive sell-off and...

Apples to indexes still favors indexes

Posted by: Aaron Pressman on June 16

Barry Ritholtz, who I genuinely admired and liked when I worked at TheStreet.com, has an anti-indexing post up that just cries out to be debated. He's citing some Vanguard data...

Do Suds Make Good Stocks?

Posted by: Adrienne Carter on June 05

Summer is officially here in Chicago. North Beach is filled with bathing beauties; the volleyball nets are up and running; and the beer gardens at the dozens of bars around...

Socially responsible fund gets responsible

Posted by: Lauren Young on June 02

Back in the 1990s, when I was a mere cub mutual fund reporter, I was assigned the task of covering socially responsible investing. My mandate was to break news on...

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