Monthly Archives: December 2011

Mergers and acquisitions: Their role in the dynamic online marketplace

Having already examined Apple as a powerful tech company in a previous blog, I became intrigued by the aggressive merger and acquisition market that has developed among the top tech companies and the increasing importance it now holds. Young tech … Continue reading

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Should Apple start paying a dividend? – A discussion in the context of financial theory

Apple is one of the most successful and popular companies in the world. It is also a company that is going through a state of change as a result of the death of its charismatic former CEO and co-founder, Steve … Continue reading

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Repeating history: Drawing parallels between Tulip mania and the current financial crisis

“Men, it has been well said, think in herds; it will be seen that they go mad in herds, while they only recover their senses slowly, and one by one” – Charles Mackay, 1841.   History has a way of … Continue reading

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Why the CAPM persists, or Survival through mediocrity

The capital asset pricing model (CAPM) is the default model for risk in equity valuation and corporate finance. It has retained this position since it’s introduction by Jack Treynor in 1961. Unusually this is a position it has maintained despite … Continue reading

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