Proforma

Brett Kavanaugh Controversy Rocks Yale Law School

The nomination battle sparked a reckoning at the judge's alma mater. "Students feel pretty deeply betrayed," one said.<p>The sexual assault allegation against Brett Kavanaugh is rocking the world of Ivy League law, an elite feeding ground for the Supreme Court and federal judiciary.<p>At Yale Law School, …

Sexual Harassment

Golden Leaf: Is This U.S. Cannabis Company Near A Turnaround?

We last wrote about Golden Leaf Holdings (OTCQB:GLDFF) in May and our conclusion back then was that the stock is suffering from an overhang after the …

Tahoe

Seeking a managed exit

Afghanistan President Ashraf Ghani was in New Delhi on September 19 for a day-long working visit. A short press release indicates the low-key nature …

Taliban

The Robots Can't Stop Us Repeating the Mistakes of 2008

Big Data, machine learning and artificial intelligence are all being touted as the saviors of active fund managers in their battle the rise of low-cost passive funds. A veteran of the hedge-fund industry's efforts to corral quantitative processes into money-making machines is skeptical that the …

Hedge Funds

Robert Christgau on Eminem

The Dean of American Rock Critics reviews 'The Marshall Mathers LP 2' and 'Kamikaze.'<p><i>The self-proclaimed "Dean of American Rock Critics," Robert Christgau was one of the pioneers of music criticism as we know it—the music editor of the</i> Village Voice <i>from 1974 to 1985 and its chief music critic for</i> …

Rae Sremmurd

Jaap Takes Charge: The Week in Classical Music

[<i>Read all of our classical coverage here.</i>]<p>Readers, listeners! The fall music season has now begun in earnest with the New York Philharmonic’s gala opening on Thursday, the start of Jaap van Zweden’s tenure as music director. We have Tony Tommasini’s review here:<p>I agree with Tony’s take: I loved the …

The Arts

Independent Bank Corp. (INDB) Independent Bank Corp. Announces Acquisition of Blue Hills Bancorp Conference (Transcript)

Independent Bank Corp. (NASDAQ:INDB) Independent Bank Corp. Announces Acquisition of Blue Hills Bancorp Conference Call September 21, 2018 8:45 AM</b> …

Proforma

Legacy Reserves: Not As Safe As You May Think

Legacy Reserves (LGCY) has made strides in improving its situation with its conversion to a C corporation and its recent debt exchange. However, it …

Natural Gas

Leap Therapeutics: An Updated Investment View

There are three types of lies - lies, damn lies, and statistics." - Benjamin Disraeli<p>Today, we revisit a small "Tier 4" biotech concern. We first …

Immune System

Estimating The Profitability Of EOG Resources

In a previous article (link here), I showcased my pro-forma Q3 2018 income statement for EOG Resources, Inc. (NYSE:EOG). Interested readers can check …

Natural Gas

Eventbrite: Plenty Of Upside Left In This Stellar IPO

Eventbrite's (EB) IPO at $23 per share was the first hyped, high-quality public offering that we've had in the technology space for months. Clearly, …

Eventbrite

Micron: Once Again, Bears Don't Get It

Over the past quarter, it's been made abundantly clear that bears have dominated the discussion over Micron (MU) and the memory sector. Both …

Micron

Spin-off Case Study: Long NTGR, Short ARLO

Last week, I executed a pair trade involving buying Netgear (NTGR) and shorting Arlo (ARLO). I’ve underwrote the trade to generate a ~17.5% return …

EBITDA

What you have to know before you sign an apartment lease

Nicole Watts didn’t read her apartment lease before she signed on the dotted line. She wishes she had.<p>Hidden in plain view was a $20-a-month fee for …

Real Estate

BPSC Accounts Officer Competitive Exam 2018 Interview Letter out at bpsc.bih.nic.in, Download Now!

Interview letters for a total of 206 candidates who have qualified to appear for the same are available for download.<p>BPSC Accounts Officer …

Proforma

What Makes for a Great Celebrity Profile?

A winning celebrity profile requires a number of stars aligning: a subject willing to be transparent, a writer interested in challenging received wisdom, a circumstance that’s not constrained or contrived.<p>It’s more rare than you might think. Our culture is suffused with celebrity coverage, but much …

The Arts

Vonage Announces Agreement to Acquire NewVoiceMedia, an Industry-Leading Cloud Contact Center Provider

HOLMDEL, N.J., Sept. 20, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Vonage Holdings Corp. (NYSE: VG) (the "Company") has entered into an agreement to acquire privately-held NewVoiceMedia, an industry-leading cloud Contact Center-as-a-Service (CCaaS) provider, for an equity price of $350 million paid in cash.<p>The …

Customers

Visual Effects Firm Vividthree Heads for Singapore IPO

Singapore-based digital effects company Vividthree Holdings is to float on the local stock exchange later this month. The IPO will raise $9.50 …

Market Capitalization

Akzo Nobel loans break for trading

NEW YORK, Sept 20 (LPC) - The US$6.44bn in term loans backing Carlyle Group and Singaporean wealth fund GIC’s acquisition of Akzo Nobel’s chemicals business allocated and broke for trading on Thursday.<p>The US$4.34bn seven-year term loan B broke at 100.375-100.75 on Thursday, while the …

AkzoNobel

Red Hat: Staying Hopeful

It's been a rough couple of months for Red Hat (RHT). The well-known vendor of enterprise Linux software has been battered by a swift succession of …

Red Hat

Greystar Real Estate Partners completes take-private EdR buyout

<b>Greystar Real Estate Partners</b> has acquired <b>EdR</b>, a developer, owner and manager of collegiate housing communities. The value of the deal was about $4.6 …

Real Estate

A 9.2% Yielder With Interest Rate Protection

The German philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche once famously said "That which does not kill us, makes us stronger". Such is the story of Teekay Offshore …

Market Capitalization

Is It Time For Conservative Investors To Come Out From Hiding?

<i>The Trump era has so far been a painful time for conservative investors (like me). Success in equities has come to those as bold as the President</i> …

ETFs

The Massive Brett Kavanaugh Charade Is Collapsing Before Our Eyes

Republicans have put it all on the line.Facing a public relations debacle, Senate Republicans have come up with a surefire compromise to win …

Liberal View

How To Make Pipelines and Sales Funnels Work For You | Inc.com

It always amazes me how many people assume marketing is the magic bullet to increased sales and revenue for a business. While marketing is critical and the funnel to sales, it alone does not a sales strategy make. We often talk about the 3-5 touch points a brand needs to make from a marketing …

Business Strategy

Congress raising irrelevant legal questions to oppose triple talaq law: Ravi Shankar Prasad

'The Congress' stand on the proposed triple talaq ordinance is confusing and is designed to deny benefits to Muslim women,' said BJP leader Ravi …

Ravi Shankar Prasad

Getting Paid 8% To Ride The 'Silver Tsunami'

There’s a big misconception when it comes to skilled nursing and even I have become confused over the concept of receiving around the clock care from …

Business

Before And After The Sector Shakeup In The S&P 500 - Part 2

<i>By Jodie Gunzberg</i><p>In part 1 of this post, the current sector weights, returns, and correlations of the S&P 500 are shown, as well as a map depicting …

Business

General Mills Lacks Necessary Signs Of Life

Iconic food company General Mills (GIS) reported its FY2019 first quarter earnings Tuesday morning. Being the first full quarter of operations since …

Fortune 500

The Market Rose Through 2 Painful Historical Anniversaries

Last week, the S&P 500 (NYSEARCA:SPY) rose every day of the week, closing up 1.16% despite two tragic anniversaries - the 9/11 observance and the …

Business