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One-Stock Portfolio Diversification: American Capital Ltd.
To pay a management fee to someone to buy the contents of the S&P 500, without exercising any independent investment judgment, is particularly concerning when it's certain that their results will, at the end of the day, lag the S&P 500.
Understanding American Capital's Future
By the beginning of 2009, American Capital Ltd. (ACAS), investors were exiting the shares in droves: the company had suspended and investors panicked over the fear of bankruptcy.
China's CNOOC to buy Nexen for $15.1-billion
Nexen Inc. has agreed to a $15.1-billion (U.S.) takeover by Chinese oil producer CNOOC Ltd., marking the most important acquisition to date by an Asian firm in Canada.
Nexen-CNOOC takeover: Why China will keep calling on Canadian oil, resources  Toronto Star
In Latin America, nationalism stumps Canadian mining companies
Bolivian President Evo Morales has revoked the mining rights of Vancouver-based South American Silver Corp., the latest blow to foreign miners operating in Latin America amid a growing wave of resource nationalism. The decision to expropriate the ...
Mercosur RIP?
But under left-wing governments, Brazil and—especially—Argentina have become more protectionist. They have come to see Mercosur as a fortress, rather than a bridge: outside South America, the only trade deals concluded by the block in the past decade ...
Exposing How Donald Trump Really Made His Fortune: Inheritance from Dad and ...
In his book The America We Deserve, Trump explains that “the greatest threat to the American Dream is the idea that dreamers need close government scrutiny and control.
Another fine mess
AMID all the name-calling in America's presidential campaign, a serious subject has begun to emerge: what role should government play?
Mitt Romney would restore 'Anglo-Saxon' relations between Britain ...
Little Voter Discomfort with Romney's Mormon Religion  The Pew Forum on Religion & Public Life
Up to 500000 internet users to lose access as FBI blocks computers infected ...
If you cannot get on the internet today, there may be a good reason why - the FBI might be shutting you down. The U.S. law enforcement agency will be blocking up to 500,000 users around the world who have a malicious program installed on their computer.
Minority-Owned Businesses Come Up Short in Access to Capital: It's Time to ...
In America, the land of opportunity, it's increasingly clear that opportunities to acquire capital come more readily to some subsets of entrepreneurs than others.
An unconventional bonanza
Shale gas—an “unconventional” source of methane, like coal-bed gas (in coal seams) and tight gas (trapped in rock formations)—has rapidly transformed America's energy outlook. At the same time discoveries of vast reserves of conventional gas from ...