Value Traps

March 16, 2009 | Read Now

With the term “cheap” and “value” so often around, especially in a bear market, what are the characteristics of a […]


The Value of Not Being Sure: Seth Klarman

February 25, 2009 | Read Now

Below is a neat Feb 23 article published in Value Investor Insight written by Seth Klarman. The document is a […]


Buying Defensive Stocks During a Recession

February 16, 2009 | Read Now

Our guest post today is courtesy of Manshu Verma from OneMint, a website with the vision of “creating wealth for […]


Bill Ackman Pershing Square Investment Strategy

February 4, 2009 | Read Now

In a previous post on Bill Ackman’s rationale for Wendy’s, I included Pershing Square’s 2008 Annual Investor presentation published by […]


Profit from Special Situations – Risk Arbitrage

November 12, 2008 | Read Now

In part five of the series on special situations, I’ll briefly present the idea of risk (or merger) arbitrage.

This series is based on the book You can be a stock market genius! so for additional information, be sure to read it yourself.


Dr Pepper Snapple (DPS) Spinoff

October 28, 2008 | Read Now

In part four of the series on special situations, I’ll briefly present a recent spinoff. Dr Pepper Snapple.

This series is based on the book You can be a stock market genius! so for additional information, be sure to read it yourself.


Profit From Special Situations – Spinoffs

October 23, 2008 | Read Now

Spinoffs can take many forms but a simple definition can be defined as a corporation taking one of its subsidiary or business division and then separating it to create a new company. A spinoff usually occurs because the company wants the public to fully recognize the underlying assets of the division and to get a better valuation of the whole company. The newly created company is then valued by the market independently.


Stock Offer for Tender – Profit with Special Situations

September 7, 2008 | Read Now

Written by Jae Jun follow me on Facebook Twitter How is an individual investor able to get an edge over […]


Jazz Technologies Merger Arbitrage

August 30, 2008 | Read Now

Jazz Technologies (JAZ) announced on May 19, 2008 that they are being acquired by Tower Semiconductor (TSEM). The final decision of the deal is expected to announced dependent on the results of the special meeting of shareholders scheduled for September 17, 2008. When I started to look into this merger yesterday, the spread was at 15%. Today, August 13, the spread fluctuates between 6-9%. However, this still comes out to an annualized gain in the range of 40-72%.


The Natural Contrarian’s Way to Get Poor Quick

If you are a believer of getting rich quick, the “Natural Contrarian’s Way” may just be for you. Other may see it for what it really is.

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