All the fuss about the (now) $3.1 trillion U.S. companies have stockpiled offshore to avoid paying taxes, this is how it is done, and has been done for years by corporations and investment firms. More on it here: https://www.bloomberg.com/graphics/2017-overseas-profits-tax/

Apple’s Tax Strategy Aims at Low-Tax States and Nations

All the fuss about the (now) $3.1 trillion U.S. companies have stockpiled offshore to avoid paying taxes, this is how it is done, and has been done for years by corporations and investment firms. More on it here: https://www.bloomberg.com/graphics/2017-overseas-profits-tax/

It was a good earnings call. Smartwatches have lower margins in percentage but are more profitable in dollar terms, they need Ionic but can continue selling the Charge 2 and other devices https://seekingalpha.com/article/4119362-fitbits-fit-ceo-james-park-q3-2017-results-earnings-call-transcript?part=single I think this is a great turnaround play, for a long list of reasons.

It was a good earnings call. Smartwatches have lower margins in percentage but are more profitable in dollar terms, they need Ionic but can continue selling the Charge 2 and other devices https://seekingalpha.com/article/4119362-fitbits-fit-ceo-james-park-q3-2017-results-earnings-call-transcript?part=single I think this is a great turnaround play, for a long list of reasons.

What most don't realize is that seasonal specials and items sold by off-price retailers are actually specifically designed for that purpose and are of poor quality. Essentially, you are buying trash.

Creating a ‘Door-Buster’: the $5 Toaster

Companies are beginning to use a new concept in production and sales using "big data". It gathers trend information from the internet through various sites. This will help businesses decipher trends faster to turn over styles. Samantha M

“The nature of modern markets is that rich opportunity sets seem to be ephemeral, providing surprising volatility, bargains and dislocations for only brief periods of time before governments, aware of the politically destructive effects of extreme volatility, rally to take stern actions to keep the balls up in the air.”  Per https://www.gurufocus.com/shiller-PE.php as of Nov 9, 2017 Shiller P/E: 31.4 (%) Shiller P/E is 86.9% higher than the historical mean of 16.8

Paul Singer's Elliott Management raises $5 billion in 24 hours: letter

“The nature of modern markets is that rich opportunity sets seem to be ephemeral, providing surprising volatility, bargains and dislocations for only brief periods of time before governments, aware of the politically destructive effects of extreme volatility, rally to take stern actions to keep the balls up in the air.” Per https://www.gurufocus.com/shiller-PE.php as of Nov 9, 2017 Shiller P/E: 31.4 (%) Shiller P/E is 86.9% higher than the historical mean of 16.8

More companies will chose FItbit because it works on multiple platforms.

More companies will chose FItbit because it works on multiple platforms.

The Wall Street Crash of 1929

This BBC documentary from 2009 takes a fresh view of the 'Crash of and the subsequent global Depression, comparing aspects of that event with the most .

Three money managers who lived through the 1987 stock-market crash warn of danger today  Published: Oct 28, 2017 3:30 p.m. ET ‘I would take some money off now because ... there are clear signs of deranged valuations,’ says Gabelli fund manager Lawrence Haverty

Three money managers who lived through the 1987 stock-market crash warn of danger today Published: Oct 28, 2017 3:30 p.m. ET ‘I would take some money off now because ... there are clear signs of deranged valuations,’ says Gabelli fund manager Lawrence Haverty

A Decade After Crisis, Investors Have Stopped Hunting for Black Swans

Fear of “black swan” events, which are difficult to predict, drove some investors into hedge funds that offered extreme insurance policies. But the swans have yet to return, and such strategies have fallen out of favor.

How to Survive the Retail Crisis: A Master Class from T.J. Maxx

Betting shoppers still like stores, owner TJX Cos. has more sales than Nordstrom and Penney combined. It is plowing investment into physical locations that create a treasure-hunt atmosphere with rapid stock turnover.

I do believe the CDS market can be rigged, when it is more profitable to prop a struggling company with cheap credit, instead of paying counterparies in the event of default.

Home Builder Accused of Default Swap Scheme With Blackstone Unit

I do believe the CDS market can be rigged, when it is more profitable to prop a struggling company with cheap credit, instead of paying counterparies in the event of default.

Most "experts" only use 1% of it, the software is much more robust than almost anyone can imagine.

Stop Using Excel, Finance Chiefs Tell Staffs

"Asked to spell out Samsung’s potential dealmaking priorities for 2018... he singled out as 'an area of opportunity' was digital health, specifically preventive health and related technologies." FitBit continues to perform this quarter, ahead of Samsung. The only question for me is the price. Although FIT is publicly traded (I own shares), it is class A, x1 vote, while class B is x10 the vote https://www.sec.gov/Archives/edgar/data/1447599/000144759917000018/definitiveproxystatement20.htm

Samsung strategy chief wants to chase more big acquisitions

"Asked to spell out Samsung’s potential dealmaking priorities for 2018... he singled out as 'an area of opportunity' was digital health, specifically preventive health and related technologies." FitBit continues to perform this quarter, ahead of Samsung. The only question for me is the price. Although FIT is publicly traded (I own shares), it is class A, x1 vote, while class B is x10 the vote https://www.sec.gov/Archives/edgar/data/1447599/000144759917000018/definitiveproxystatement20.htm

Bull Market Has Long Memory of Bearish Times

I don't think this is true, I have never seen it happen. Favored investors are likely large clients that will be contacted in search of shares, and that is how they are tipped of. It is a necessity and traders try their best to keep mum. You can sense from trading tape alone whether there is an active buyer, no one has to say anything.

Are Activists Being Sabotaged by Their Brokers?

I don't think this is true, I have never seen it happen. Favored investors are likely large clients that will be contacted in search of shares, and that is how they are tipped of. It is a necessity and traders try their best to keep mum. You can sense from trading tape alone whether there is an active buyer, no one has to say anything.

I don't agree with some of his previous investments, but do agree on betting against this one. VRX was unethical from the beginning, he went long, and lost; HLF is also unethical but he is betting against them, and he will end up being right.

Ackman reveals new strategy in his infamous bet against Herbalife, insists he'll be proven 'right'

I don't agree with some of his previous investments, but do agree on betting against this one. VRX was unethical from the beginning, he went long, and lost; HLF is also unethical but he is betting against them, and he will end up being right.

Homeownership doesn't build wealth, study finds

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