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    Pay to Fail: According ABC News, activist investor Bill Ackman agreed to pay a former Herbalife Ltd. (NYSE: HLF) executive up to $3.6 million over 10 years to become a whistleblower, in the event that the executive lost his job. The former executive left... Read More >>

    The Dow Jones Industrial Average Is A Big Lie

    The Dow Jones Industrial Average is the most inaccurate and distorted of all stock indices - and yet it remains the most followed stock market index. Many of the Dow's flaws are well-known, but that hasn't stopped people who should know better from... Read More >>

    How High-Frequency Traders Use Dark Pools To Cheat Investors

    High-frequency trading (HFT) has an evil cousin: dark pools. While dark pools are not inherently bad, the abuse of dark pools by high-frequency traders has made it easier to exploit everyone else in the market, and increases the odds that a market downturn... Read More >>

    Key Differences Between Investing In Gold Mutual Funds And Gold ETFs

    An excellent way to achieve portfolio diversification and stability is to invest in gold. That's because gold has long been the safe haven investment from the travails of the dollar. There are several ways to profit from the yellow metal, including... Read More >>

    As Soda Sales Slide, Coca-Cola’s Strategy Baffles Investors

    The Coca-Cola Co. (NYSE: KO) has been facing an unavoidable problem for almost a decade: Americans are drinking less soda. According to Beverage Digest, soda sales in the U.S. dropped 3% in 2013, which was worse than the 1.2% drop it experienced in 2012.... Read More >>

    Why Apple Has Stopped Growing

    Apple CFO Peter Oppenheimer predicted in January that Apple will generate the same amount of revenue this past quarter—the company releases its financials today—as it did a year ago. Analysts agree with him. Apple generated more revenue than ever in the... Read More >>

    Activist Investor Bill Ackman Says This Book Explains His Firm’s Biggest Deal Ever

    This morning Canadian pharmaceutical company Valeant announced it is attempting to buy Botox-maker Allergan. Activist investor Bill Ackman’s hedge fund Pershing Square Capital Management is supporting the deal by buying 9.6% of Allergan. (Here’s a good... Read More >>

    Algos Getting Concerned Low Volume Levitation May Not Work Today

    It has been exactly six days in which algos, reversing the most recent drop in the S&P with buying sparked by a casual Nikkei leak that the BOJ may, wink wink, boost its QE (subsequently denied until such time as that rumor has to be used again), have... Read More >>

    Chinese Banks And 100,000 ‘Outlets’ Selling Gold!

    Bloomberg Television’s “On The Move Asia” had a fascinating interview with Albert Cheng, the World Gold Council’s Managing Director, Far East. He discussed China’s gold market and what’s driving the country’s demand with Rishaad... Read More >>

    Ex-Morgan Stanley Chief Economist Admits ‘Fed Is Distorting Markets’

    Stephen Roach, former Chief Economist at Morgan Stanley, has never been shy to share his opinions about the world and having left the Wall Street firm is even freer to speak uncomfortable truthiness. This brief clip, as Sovereign Man's Simon Black notes, says... Read More >>

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