What’s An Energy Company CEO To Do?

Posted On September 14, 2015 | by Kristine Walczak

As energy stocks continue to slump and remain out of favor, many stories you’ll read will trumpet the doom and gloom of low share prices for energy companies and their investors. Right now, many energy stocks, particularly …

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Better Trading, Better Valuation For Community Banks

Posted On August 13, 2015 | by Kristine Walczak

“Banks are really all the same”. This is the last thing any of us want to hear about our business.   The beauty of a community bank is that it is all about the community. Typically your …

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Hype or Hush: The Pros and Cons of Going Public Part 3: Tick Size

Posted On June 24, 2015 | by Kristine Walczak

Today’s stock market is nearly transaction cost-free and overrun by trading schemes that can displace individual investors. While competition reduces trading costs for investors, it can have negative consequences for IPOs. Tick size, or the price increment …

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Hype or Hush: The Pros and Cons of Going Public Part 2: JOBS Act

Posted On May 27, 2015 | by Kristine Walczak

The IPO market continued its moderate pace in the first quarter of 2015, producing 28 IPOs. Of the 28 IPOs in 2015, return ranges from a loss of 32% of value to a return of almost 230%. …

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Hype or Hush: The Pros and Cons of Going Public

Posted On May 13, 2015 | by Kristine Walczak

Building on the momentum from 2013, the 2014 IPO market produced 244 IPOs, the highest annual figure since 2000 and almost one-third higher than the annual average of 186 IPOs recorded between 2004 and 2007—the last period …

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Desert Sunlight Solar Farm 1 - courtesy of www.energy.ca.gov

The Desert Sunlight Solar Farm, which is billed as Southern California’s largest solar plant, was dedicated with much fanfare this week by U.S. Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell. The solar farm, developed by First Solar Inc. …

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Experts Offer ‘Mixed Signals’ on U.S. Housing Market

Posted On January 28, 2015 | by AllenCaron
New Home Construction - 2 - Courtesy of www.noconewhome.com

The outlook for the spring housing market is anyone’s guess, based on recent conflicting reports on housing starts, housing sales and testimony from market experts. “Mixed signals” was how CNBC real estate reporter Diana Olick characterized the …

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