Archives: May 2007

Old media catch-up day on utilities and music CDs

Posted by: Aaron Pressman on May 29

Back in March, I posted my own analysis of what was ailing the music industry and it had little to do with online piracy, DRMs or the absence of Michael...

You want publicly traded hedge funds? We got 'em

Posted by: Aaron Pressman on May 24

After all the hubbub over hedge fund manager Fortress Investment Group (Symbol: FIG) and private equity manager Blackstone Group LP (Symbol to be: BX) going public, it seems we've all...

Research favors stocks hitting new highs

Posted by: Aaron Pressman on May 23

Hot on the heels of the sale of Wallstrip, a video blog that focuses on stocks hitting all-time highs, comes a strong academic endorsement of just such a strategy. Thanks...

Wallstrip goes big time

Posted by: Aaron Pressman on May 22

Sometimes it's hard to keep your big mouth shut when you're a journalist. Such was the case with CBS Interactive's rumored purchase of financial video blog Wallstrip. Now it's...

More ways to surf the water theme

Posted by: Aaron Pressman on May 18

Investing in companies in the water business has worked out pretty well for the past few years. Water is a limited resource in many parts of the world and business...

Is something fishy happening around share buybacks?

Posted by: Aaron Pressman on May 16

There's a fascinating new academic paper mentioned over on hedge fund manager Victor Niederhoffer's blog about possible monkey business in stock buybacks. Companies that buy back their own shares have...

Orbitz IPO sees heavy blogosphere shelling

Posted by: Aaron Pressman on May 11

Well, online travel site Orbitz's registration statement for an initial public offering has been filed for less than two days and it's already getting universally panned around the blogosphere. Private...

No pot of gold at the end of the forex rainbow

Posted by: Aaron Pressman on May 09

Here's an ancient investing insight that remains as true as ever: if it sounds too good to be true, it usually is. But a lot of folks are forgetting that...

A new source of well-tailored and original investing insights

Posted by: Aaron Pressman on May 08

A great new resource for investors -- and a great example of the power of blogging -- cropped up the other day when Paul Hickey and Justin Walters, two research...

Starbucks' Schultz needs to get on the ball

Posted by: Aaron Pressman on May 04

It was a fascinating day for coffee yesterday after the market closed -- not so much for drinkers as for investors. Big Kahuna Stabucks (Symbol:SBUX) reported first quarter results...

T. Rowe's Take On DJ

Posted by: Lauren Young on May 03

If you read this week's cover story, you'll see that I interviewed John Linehan, manager of the T. Rowe Price Mid-Cap Value and T. Rowe Price Value funds. Together with...

Go Rupert!

Posted by: Lauren Young on May 01

Go Rupert Murdoch. Believe it or not, just yesterday I was musing with Tobias Levkovich, chief U.S. equity strategist at Citigroup, about potential partners for Dow Jones. We agreed that...

Boring utilities keep lighting it up

Posted by: Aaron Pressman on May 01

Since the stock market hit bottom back in October 2002, the Dow Jones Industrial Average has risen nicely, posting an 82% gain through last Friday. Nothing to sneeze at, for...

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Bloomberg Businessweek’s Ben Steverman focuses on the latest moves in financial markets and emerging trends in stocks, bonds, and funds, always with an eye toward giving readers a better understanding of the sometimes confusing and often chaotic world of money. Standard & Poor’s senior index analyst Howard Silverblatt will also provide his take on companies’ finances and the markets. Voted one of the “Top 100 Finance Blogs” in 2007.

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