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Tulips and Bitcoins

Paul Vigna, in a recent Wall Street Journal article, pointed out that “digital currency fans are partying like its 1999.” Perhaps Mr. Vigna may want to look further back than 1999, to 1637.  That is when, according to Wikipedia, during a period in the Dutch Golden Age, the contract prices for a single tulip bulb […]

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Investing is Not a Snap

Successfully managing a company and attracting investors is not easy.  But thumbing your nose at prospective investors, by issuing shares with no shareholder rights, and then refusing to provide any guidance respecting management’s operating expectations, may not be the best approach. Under these circumstances it shouldn’t come as a big surprise if investors conclude that […]

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Shareholder Rights: The Latest Salvo

In recent blogs we have noted that there has been an increase in large investor concerns over a trend toward a reduction in shareholders’ rights. Now we have the managers of the S&P 500 taking a stand in favor of shareholders’ rights by announcing a new policy that would bar new admissions to the index […]

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