Quotes by Alex Berenson (Author/American).

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For a developing country, average long-run growth of 5 percent a year per capita is excellent, and 7 percent is stellar.
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Hedge funds try to produce above-average investment returns using tactics ranging from traditional stock-picking to complex derivative and arbitrage plays. High minimum investments, redemption restrictions and aggressive strategies make them suitable mainly for more sophisticated and well-heeled investors.
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Did anyone in the White House or the N.S.A or the C.I.A. consider flying to Hong Kong and treating Mr. Snowden like a human being, offering him a chance to testify before Congress and a fair trial?
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Short sellers sell stock they have borrowed, hoping to buy it back later when its price has fallen.
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Every public company depends to some extent on the trust of its investors.
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Shareholder meetings are not usually the occasion for utter candor - or for that matter, arch sarcasm - by chief executives.
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Soldiers willingly, sometimes foolishly, risk their own lives to keep their comrades out of enemy hands.
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Good spectator sports share certain fundamentals. Their competitors battle head-to-head. Their winners are determined objectively: fastest runner, most points. They are refereed, not judged.
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Big banks have long had private equity divisions that put up capital for deals too complex or risky for individual shareholders to finance.
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The market always, in theory at least, looks ahead. And it's always trying to take in every bit of information that it can as quickly as it can. You don't really care so much if the company made a dollar last year; you want to know what it's going to make this year.
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Most unfortunately, Enron's plunge into bankruptcy court also cost many of its rank-and-file employees their savings.
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In the short run, using militias might be the quickest and easiest way to improve order on Iraq's streets and uproot the terrorists and guerrillas who routinely attack American troops and civilian targets.
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Evidence of defendants' lavish lifestyles is often used to provide a motive for fraud. Jurors sometimes wonder why an executive making tens of millions of dollars would cheat to make even more. Evidence of habitual gluttony helps provide the answer.
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In general, great companies prefer to grow 'organically,' as Wall Street likes to say. That is, from the inside out, by finding new markets or by taking market share from their competitors.
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Never underestimate the power of Abby Joseph Cohen.
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Publicly traded United States companies report sales and profits to investors every quarter.
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The biggest profit center for investment banks is the hefty fees they charge for underwriting stock offerings and giving financial advice, and analysts put those profits at risk if they publish negative conclusions about the companies that pay the fees.
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Big swings in the wholesale price of electricity are not unusual in the summer, when high demand taxes generators' ability to supply power.
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While Wall Street firms typically underwrite offerings in teams, the lead underwriter, or manager, of the offering has primary responsibility for selling the offering and reaps much of the fees and profit.
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Insider trading is hard to prove. To be convicted, a person must have bought or sold a stock based on material information that is both unknown to the general public and likely to have had an important effect on a company's stock price.
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Before Jason Bourne, before Jack Ryan, there was Bond, James Bond, the original two-dimensional, world-saving secret agent.
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Traditionally, companies have made major announcements before or after the close of trading so that all interested investors and analysts are apprised of the news before trading resumes in their stocks.
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For investors who do want to speculate in high-yield bonds, one alternative may be a junk bond mutual fund, which can offer investors the relative safety of diversification.
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Big fund companies have many ways to increase the returns of young funds that they want to promote. And at least one of those games involves popular offerings.
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A vote of confidence from Cisco Systems can be very important to fledging technology companies, especially if they have initial public offerings on the horizon.
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