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Insider Trading Investigators Have a Blind Spot

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.

Published: 16 Mar 2015

Unwanted life insurance can be a valuable asset for seniors’ retirement

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.

Published: 24 Nov 2014

Approche toujours controversée

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.

Published: 17 Nov 2014

Êtes-vous valeur ou croissance?

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.

Published: 13 Nov 2014

The boom-and-bust Fed's rental society

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. 

Published: 18 Oct 2014

Personnalité de la Semaine: Olivier Babin

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.

Published: 30 Sep 2014

Brave hearts and wise heads

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.

Published: 29 Sep 2014

Third Annual OptionMetrics Research Conference Brings Together International Academia, Financial Professionals to 'Convene' on October 20th in New York City

OptionMetrics, a leading source for quality historical option price data, tools and analytics, has announced the upcoming OptionMetrics Research Conference (ORC2014).

Published: 23 Sep 2014

Study: Lots of suspicious trading, but not many convictions

According to a new study, insider trading often occurs during merger and acquisitions and is rarely punished. BNN takes a closer look with one of the report's co-authors, Patrick Augustin, Assistant Professor of Finance, Desautels Faculty of Management, McGill University. Watch full video: Business News Network

Published: 24 Jul 2014

Lettre Ouverte aux Investisseurs Irresponsables

J’ai toujours considéré l’investissement et la Bourse comme l’une des activités humaines parmi les plus stimulantes qui soient.

Published: 17 Jul 2014

Two Groundbreaking Academic Mergers & Acquisitions Studies Win IRRC Institute Investor Research Award at Millstein Governance Forum

Two academic research papers that promise to spark new scrutiny of corporate actions such as mergers and acquisitions have won the prestigious Investor Responsibility Research Center Institute (IRRCi) annual investor research competition that focuses on the interaction of the real economy with investment theory. The winning research teams will be presented with a $10,000 award for each paper:

Published: 12 Jun 2014

A Europe losing cohesion

Ever since France's defeat in 1870-1 in the Franco-Prussian war, when military strength was identified with numerical superiority, demography, language and culture have become permanent parts of, and, at times, the focus of French politics. 

Published: 4 Jun 2014

And the Next Star Fund Manager Is…

Finding a mutual-fund manager who can beat the market is tough. Winners flame out. Losers revive. The resurgent losers flame out again.

No wonder low-cost index-based exchange-traded funds and mutual funds—which seek only to mimic the return of a designated slice of the market—have eclipsed actively managed funds as the investment of choice for many people.

Published: 21 Jan 2014

"Incentives, Capital Budgeting, and Organizational Structure," Journal of Economics and Management Strategy

Authors: De Motta, Adolfo; Ortega, Jaime A.

Publication: Journal of Economics and Management Strategy, December 2013

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Published: 8 Nov 2013

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