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High Frequency Trading – Wall Street’s Latest Darling or Next Regulation Nightmare?

Posted by on June 17th, 2014

Last weekend I was having a conversation with a group of friends regarding Flash Boys, the recent book by former Wall Street traitor trader turned author, Michael Lewis. The book focuses on high-frequency trading which is a type of trading that uses sophisticated computer algorithms and technological tools to rapidly trade securities within nanoseconds. In […]

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Owner of the LA Clippers: Steve Ballmer?

Posted by on June 5th, 2014

Being inspired by Vincent Piazza’s blog on realizing intrinsic value in basketball, I felt the time was right to speak about the latest development with the LA Clippers. To preface, I am not a huge sports follower, but I have always been intrigued by the business itself. When I heard that Steve Ballmer, former CEO […]

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Realizing Intrinsic Value: The NBA Playoffs Edition

Posted by on May 1st, 2014

This is one of my favorite times of the year…the days are longer, the weather is getting warmer, and of course, the NBA playoffs are in full swing.  And if you thought I could only write one blog relating professional basketball to investor relations — you were wrong. In IR, our biggest responsibility is being […]

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Black Swan in the Black Sea

Posted by on March 27th, 2014

The recent conflict in Ukraine and the Crimean peninsula have grabbed headlines around the globe. While the world watches what develops in Ukraine, I’m interested to see how saber rattling and economic sanctions could have a larger impact than the conflict itself. Ukraine was governed until February 28th, 2014 by Victor Yanukovych, who was a staunch […]

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A Bit about Bitcoins

Posted by on December 23rd, 2013

Bitcoins were created in 2008 as an open-sourced peer-to-peer payment system. Since then, they have evolved into the world’s first  digital currency, traded by individuals and accepted by merchants across the globe. Unlike traditional currencies, the transfer of ownership for bitcoins is tax-free and completely unregulated. The growing utilization and popularity of bitcoins as a […]

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