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Insider Trading Investigators Have a Blind Spot

Mon, 2015-03-16 13:31

Over the past year, a record 266 companies have spun off divisions in a trend bankers are calling “Spinmania.” If history is any guide, about 35 of those deals will have leaked undetected to inside traders.

A new study by a team of finance professors suggests one in eight corporate spinoffs and divestments in the U.S. between 1996 and the end of 2013 was preceded by suspicious trading in options markets. The Securities and Exchange Commission hasn’t brought a single case relating to such trading then or since, according to the report, due to be published later this month. 

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Women in Finance Panel Discussion with PSP Investments

Wed, 2014-12-03 17:00
Conference Center : 7th floor, 1250 René-Lévesque West , H3B 4W8
Great job opportunities on the investing side. This makes so much sense – get going!!
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Unwanted life insurance can be a valuable asset for seniors’ retirement

Mon, 2014-11-24 14:27

Seniors looking for an additional source of income should think twice about letting unwanted life insurance lapse, because these policies may be sold for substantial value to help fund a better quality of life in their retirement.

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Approche toujours controversée

Mon, 2014-11-17 14:23

Le débat continue de faire rage : l'anticipation des marchés, communément appelée «market timing», est-elle une approche payante ou au contraire, nuisible et dangereuse ? Les avis sont partagés. Il y a plusieurs définitions du market timing. Le plus fréquemment, le market timing consiste à «tenter de prédire la direction future du marché en ayant recours, le plus souvent, à des indicateurs techniques ou à des données économiques», comme l'indique le site Investopedia.

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Êtes-vous valeur ou croissance?

Thu, 2014-11-13 12:28

Préférez-vous les valeurs sous-évaluées, voire délaissées, ou les titres qui croissent plus rapidement que le marché? Valeur ou croissance? Vos choix d'investissement trahissent probablement votre âge et votre sexe.

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The boom-and-bust Fed's rental society

Sat, 2014-10-18 11:54

Article By Reuven Brenner 

Now, as during World War II and up to 1951, the US Federal Reserve practiced what is now called quantitative easing (QE). Then, as now, nominal interest rates were low and the real ones negative: The Fed’s policy did not so much induce investments as it allowed the government to accumulate debts, and prevent default. 

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Personnalité de la Semaine: Olivier Babin

Tue, 2014-09-30 10:48

À 19 ans, Olivier Babin possède déjà une impressionnante feuille de route, où foisonnent prix, mentions, bourses et honneurs. Retour sur le parcours fulgurant d’une jeune étoile de la finance.

...Le jeune homme poursuit maintenant ses études à la faculté de gestion Desautels de l’Université McGill, où il est inscrit au baccalauréat conjoint, économie et finance. Il est le lauréat de la prestigieuse bourse d’admission Greville Smith, l’une des plus importantes bourses d’entrée à McGill.

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Brave hearts and wise heads

Mon, 2014-09-29 14:50

Demography is not destiny, but it sheds light on the events leading to these two referenda, the Quebec one taking place in 1995, and the Scottish one last week, and has also implications concerning the changing voting ages around the world. In most countries the voting age is 18. However, the Scottish National Party's voted unanimously in October 2007 to lower it to 16, which subsequently became law. Argentina's Cristina Kirchner's party did the same in 2012, in preparation for the 2013 elections.

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