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  • Mix Of Technology And Blue Chip Stocks
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    Wow, what a day on the market today. Technology stocks soared on the news of the new gigahertz processor release. Computer makers like Gateway and Dell saw their shares increase by 68 and 42 percent respectively. Both companies expect the release of this new computer chip to boost sales tremendously. Intel, the maker of the chip also experienced a sudden spike in its stock price. It opened the day slowly, fluctuating around the 100 dollar price, but right before the bell it soared to close at 16...
  • Credit Mobilier Scandal 1872 Credit Mobilier
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    Black friday Scandal 1869 Early in Grant's first term, two gold speculators Jay Gould and James Fisk hoped to buy gold at $130 per ounce and sell it at $160 per ounce. They tried o corner the gold market. They went to Grant, who had no understanding of monetary issues, and convinced him to tell Treasury Secretary George Boutwell to stop selling gold. The price rose to $162 per ounce before Grant realized what he was tricked into doing. Grant ordered Boutwell to release $4 million in gold. The pr...
  • Security Trading's By Corporate Insiders
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    Imagine a boardroom of these corporate executives, along with their lawyers, accountants, and investment bankers, plotting and planning to take over a public company. The date is set; an announcement is only weeks away. Once the meeting is over, several phone their brokers and instruct them to purchase tons of stock of the Target Company. When the buyout is announced, the share price zooms up and the investors drop these stock shares for millions of dollars in profits. Insider trading is perfect...
  • Company Matches On 401 Plans
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    401 (k) Plans There are many economic issues facing the nation today. While some are extremely important in determining how the economy is balanced, others are not. Although this is true, that does not necessarily make these lesser important issues obsolete. Take, for example, the recent issue of corporate leaders matching contributors to the 401 (k) plan with company stock, instead of with cash. Though this is a relatively National issue, it still greatly affects a large number of people in for...
  • General Mills's Original Name
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    Table of Contents. Introduction A. History of General Mills. The company, General Mills, for which I was assigned, proved to be a worthwhile investment researching since it contains a large portion of the market share of its "niche", that being breakfast cereals and the like. In conducting the research necessary to find out if a potential investor might strike interest upon General Mills, we find out a myriad of things. By drawing our attention towards the spreadsheet, which contains the bits of...
  • Loss Their Money
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    In the article that you sent us to read and do a one page critique on was about Goodwill in accounting it means the amount by which a company's value exceeds the value of its individual assets and liabilities. In the article it explains how the government has passed a law on Goodwill that will now allow companies to assume a loss immediately where as in the past they would have to claim a loss gradually over time. What this means to stockholders in the company is that when the company claims an ...
  • Martha Stewart Living
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    The National Association of Securities Dealers Automated Quotations - once an electronic quotation for OTC stocks and expressed by its acronym, NASDAQ, the stock exchange known today as NASDAQ or the NASDAQ Stock Market operates as both a stock quotes service and a stock exchange permitting dealers to trade its listed securities. NASDAQ Stock Market is owned and operated by the National Association of Securities Dealers (NASD) (TodaysMoneyNews. com). Established in 1792, the New York Stock Excha...
  • Stock Ipo
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    IPO Basics The term 'IPO's lipped into everyday speech during the tech bull market of the late 1990's. Back then, it seemed you couldn't go a day without hearing about a dozen new dot-com millionaires in Silicon Valley cashing in on their latest IPO. The phenomenon spawned the term ',' which described the dot-com entrepreneurs in their early 20's and 30's who suddenly found themselves living large due to IPOs from their Internet companies. So, what is an IPO anyway? How did everybody get so rich...
  • Shares Of Stock In A Public Company
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    Stocks are shares in a company. When you invest in a company's stock or buy its shares, you own part of a company as demonstrated when Lemon sold half of its ownership or stocks to Tom. If the company makes money, your stock will increase in value. But, just as in short-term investment and bonds, there are pros and cons to stock investments. Advantages Stocks have a long historical track record of outperforming other investments, such as bank deposits, money-market funds, CDs, bonds, real estate...
  • Force Companies To Expense The Stock Options
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    Many Fortune 500 corporations in the United States are feeling pressure to classify stock options as an expense in the wake of the Enron Corporation and Worldcom accounting scandals. Due to the amount of money many of the executives from each of these companies made from stock options, the Securities and Exchange Commission needs to regulate stock options or force companies to expense the stock options on their annual and quarterly financial statements. Typically, an option plan gives the employ...
  • Common Stock Issue Since Hri
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    The proposed acquisition of land by HRI does not seem to fit the original business pattern of HRI as it was set at inception of the company. As the case states the founder of the company engaged HRI in the purchase of underdeveloped acreage, which was then developed, for industrial use. In addition it is stated that the company's plan from inception had been to deal in only the most potentially profitable land acquisitions. The acquisition of new property seems to in line with the company's busi...
  • Investment Procedure Uti Mutual Fund
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    HDFC to launch income scheme HDFC Mutual Fund has designed an income scheme with multiple dividend option, including a monthly option. The scheme named Regular Income Plan would be pitted against the MIPs and would be positioned to attract MIP bound funds. The proposal has been sent to SEBI for approval and has two plans, namely, short-term plan and long-term plan. The short-term plan comes with monthly and quarterly dividend options and while the other comes with a half yearly dividend and a gr...
  • Enron's Stock Prices
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    Not so long ago, Enron's name was amid a lexicon of corporate and political power. However in a matter of months Enron transformed from one of the greatest corporate success stories in US history to the centre of perhaps the largest corporate scandal the business community has ever seen, engulfing company executives, one of the worlds largest accounting firms, politicians and Wall street traders. This paper analysis's the amazing journey of Enron form an organisation held in the highest of estee...
  • Stock Price
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    In the October 14th issue of Businessweek there is an article entitled "Caveat Entrepreneur' by Michel ael Schroeder. This art ical details how modern day stock fraud scams are committed and it details one such example. In brief, the conmen target a small, non-public company that has the prospects of growth. They promise its managers financial assistance by merging it with a public company in financial trouble, getting the public listing with minimal disclosure. The conmen pump in money, acquiri...
  • 5 Shares Of The London Stock
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    Introduction: The Adr ADR Arbitrage Project Introduction: The primary objective of this project is get you thinking about equity investments in countries with which you are unfamiliar. Secondary objectives include learning about: American Depository Receipts (ADRs); stock exchange in various countries; exchange rates, liquidity and other institutional effects; and the effectiveness of arbitrage. As employees of a London-based merchant bank, we were assigned to conduct a preliminary investigation...
  • Success Of B N
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    Independent bookstores claim that the acquisition is a "body-blow for the independent book selling community" because there is room for B&N to gain an unfair advantage over bookstores. They fear that the chain will receive books, especially bestsellers, before or instead of them. For instance, if there are a few copies of a best seller on the shelf and every book store needs them, who will get the books first? It does not take a rocket scientist to figure out who is going to get the books. In th...

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