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Targeting Single-Company Diversification: A Look at Conglomerates Old and New

Targeting Single-Company Diversification: A Look at Conglomerates Old and New

Key Takeaways Diversification is both the attraction and Achilles’ heel of conglomerates GE and Berkshire Hathaway are among some famous old-school conglomerates Amazon represents the vanguard of modern conglomerates Is it fair to think of conglomerates like General Electric (GE) and Berkshire Hathaway (BRK.A) (BRK.B) as the original mutual funds? In general, a conglomerate company […]

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File These Under “Forms that Matter”: Basics of the 10-K, 10-Q, & Other SEC-Required Filings

File These Under “Forms that Matter”: Basics of the 10-K, 10-Q, & Other SEC-Required Filings

Key Takeaways Publicly traded companies are required to regularly report financial information in filings to the SEC SEC filings are freely available and can provide investors with valuable insights into a company’s financial health The 10-K, one of the most impactful SEC filings, includes a few critical sections investors should study Publicly traded companies, whatever […]

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Social Trading: Is There Really Safety in Numbers?

Social Trading: Is There Really Safety in Numbers?

Key Takeaways Social trading can be an informative way to invest, as long as you approach it with caution Know when consensus in opinion among forum participants starts resembling herd mentality Understand there isn’t always safety, let alone wisdom, in numbers In late January, we saw some quiet and underperforming stocks unexpectedly rise in value […]

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What Does a Market Maker Do, Anyway? It’s about Bridging the Gap

What Does a Market Maker Do, Anyway? It’s about Bridging the Gap

Key Takeaways Market makers are intermediaries—professional traders paid to take risk and provide liquidity to the market Market makers engage in arbitrage, using proprietary algorithms and mathematical models The competing objectives of market makers, institutional players, and retail traders can make for a vibrant, competitive marketplace So, you’ve done your research, logged into the trading platform, […]

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