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One Day After Ackman’s Fiasco in the Battle Against Herbalife

Eileen Meng Lu | Equities.com |

Hedge fund manager Bill Ackman had a bitter day after he failed to convince investors that nutrient supplement provider Herbalife Ltd. (HLF) was a pyramid scheme as the company's shares


What Consumer Goods Stocks Look Ready to Grow?

Jacob Harper | Equities.com |

Though summer is traditionally a sluggish time for retail, it doesn’t mean investors should shun the entire sector. This can be an excellent time to take a look at companies that, while


Worst Week in Over a Year for Wall Street Sends Stocks Into the Tank

Michael Teague | Equities.com |

Wall Street closed out its worst week in over a year on Friday, with stocks dropping precipitously across the board about two percent by the bell, as investors were seized with fears of risk after


Ackman Has to Be Smiling as Senator Markey Calls for Investigation of Herbalife

Andrew Klips | Equities.com |

The value of shares of Herbalife Ltd. (HLF) lost some weight in Thursday trading after U.S. Senator Edward Markey, a Massachusetts Democrat, reached out to the Federal Trade Commission and


The Three Most Overrated Investors on Wall Street

Joe Goldman | Equities.com |

Their investments and predictions still make headlines, but their word should no longer carry much weight. There are many investors in the business world who make headlines when they simply make a


The Most Influential Business Media Personalities

Joe Goldman | Equities.com |

Now more than ever, business media strives to both entertain and inform their viewership. Investors can turn on CNBC for an entire trading day and not hear the same conversation more than once.


FedEx Stock Rises as Dan Loeb Investment Outweighs Cohen Downgrade

Andrew Klips | Equities.com |

Shares of shipping company FedEx Corp. (FDX) started Tuesday on a bit of a downward path after news that analysts at Cohen and Company cut the company to market perform from outperform, citing a


Four Healthy Small-Cap Healthcare Stocks

Jacob Harper | Equities.com |

Small-cap companies (that is, companies that are worth between $300 million and $2 billion) can be a risky investment, as smaller companies tend to have lower stock prices and thus are more


A Media Timeline of Controversial Investor Bill Ackman

Jacob Harper | Equities.com |

If you want to get a conversation going, you might as well do it with a letter titled simply “Mistakes.” That’s what activist investor Bill Ackman did when he admitted that his


Should Investors Trade Behind Big Money Managers?

Toni Turner | Equities.com |

Buying with the "smart money" has always been a popular approach for many investors. Yet, with money managers becoming more and more prominent as media personalities and larger-than-life


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