Category: Investing

CNBC: Here’s why this week’s rotation from winners to losers won’t last

If you’ve recently watched sixty seconds on any financial news network or read the business section of any publication, you’ve now heard about the vicious “rotation” occurring this week in the stock market, from growth to value, momentum to cyclical, or any other two dissimilar groups that would suggest an intentional trade by millions of…

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The Common Risks in Trade War and Social Media

Written by Kari Firestone We all know, deep down, that there is no “free lunch.” The most obvious case of this are the lunches that all buy side investors are invited to featuring the management of companies that are going public or already public. If you are not a client of the hosting firm, you…

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CNBC: Investor Karen Firestone: How Vanguard could potentially shake up this closed market

Vanguard, the non-profit financial giant that single-handedly revolutionized the investment management world, reportedly wants to join the private equity party train. Is this another market that it intends to overhaul by passively managing and micro-pricing index fund offerings to the masses, or is Vanguard worried about missing a possibly overheated market that its clients find sexier than…

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CNBC: Why drug prices are so difficult to bring down

This article was originally posted by CNBC.com Kari Firestone’s newest article discusses why the incentives for companies and research organizations may not be aligned with customers’ desire for lower drug prices. Additionally, the legal complexity of the Medicare system leaves the government with no negotiating power, further inflating prescription drug prices. Read the full article…

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TEN YEARS AFTER THE CRASH – AMAZING – WHO KNEW?

Written by Kari Firestone On the anniversary of the Crash low on March 6, 2009, at 666 for the S&P 500, I want to commemorate that day both for the reverberating trauma it caused, but, more importantly, for what came after.  Honestly, I feel enormous luck and gratitude that our company, Aureus, hung in there,…

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