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Hedge funds try to produce above-average investment returns using tactics ranging from traditional stock-picking to complex derivative and arbitrage plays. High minimum investments, redemption restrictions and aggressive strategies make them suitable mainly for more sophisticated and well-heeled investors.
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If only the human body could handle trauma as well as biotechnology stocks do.

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Accounting rules give financial institutions flexibility about when they choose to recognize venture capital profits.

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Even a war zone looks peaceful in most places, most of the time.

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Some companies use off-balance-sheet partnerships to raise money or to buy assets without ever telling their shareholders in their financial statements.

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Alex Berenson Quotes: The thing to do with mutual funds is to
The thing to do with mutual funds is to buy a couple of decent ones, set up an investment plan and then never, ever think about them again, except maybe once a quarter or so when you take a peek at your statements to make sure that you have not accidentally been buying the Fidelity Peace-in-the-Middle-East fund.

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Hedge funds try to produce above-average investment returns using tactics ranging from traditional stock-picking to complex derivative and arbitrage plays. High minimum investments, redemption restrictions and aggressive strategies make them suitable mainly for more sophisticated and well-heeled investors.

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Evidence of defendants' lavish lifestyles is often used to provide a motive for fraud. Jurors sometimes wonder why an executive making tens of millions of dollars would cheat to make even more. Evidence of habitual gluttony helps provide the answer.

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Alex Berenson Quotes: Most unfortunately enrons plunge into
Most unfortunately, Enron's plunge into bankruptcy court also cost many of its rank-and-file employees their savings.

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Before Jason Bourne, before Jack Ryan, there was Bond, James Bond, the original two-dimensional, world-saving secret agent.

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The American pledge not to negotiate with terrorists has been honored more in the breach than the observance from the moment President Ronald Reagan made it.

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Alex Berenson Quotes: To finance deficits the government must
To finance deficits, the government must sell bonds to investors, competing for capital that could otherwise be used to invest in stocks or corporate bonds. Government borrowings raise long-term interest rates, stifling economic growth.

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Institutions like mutual funds often worry that if they disclose their plans to buy a stock, copycats will move quickly and drive up the stock before the purchase is completed.

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It's one of the fundamental principles of the stock market: When interest rates go up, stocks go down. And along with financial companies and cyclicals, technology companies - with their sky-high price-to-earnings multiples - should be among the biggest losers in an environment of rising rates.

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Big swings in the wholesale price of electricity are not unusual in the summer, when high demand taxes generators' ability to supply power.

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Alex Berenson Quotes: Downhill track sports like luge are
Downhill track sports like luge are technology battles, as exciting as a NASCAR qualifying day.

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In general, investors prefer companies to reward executives for producing recurring income, not one-time gains.

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Alex Berenson Quotes: Most companies can survive even if their
Most companies can survive even if their debt ratings are lowered below investment grade, although they will have higher borrowing costs.

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For more than two decades, Barry Diller has been among the most respected - and feared - figures in the entertainment industry.

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Alex Berenson Quotes: Over the years ive spent time in saudi
Over the years, I've spent time in Saudi Arabia, the Bekaa Valley, Afghanistan, Jordan, and Kenya, among other vacation hotspots.

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Alex Berenson Quotes: Soldiers willingly sometimes foolishly
Soldiers willingly, sometimes foolishly, risk their own lives to keep their comrades out of enemy hands.

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Also, most people read fiction as an escape - and I wonder whether my books aren't a bit too grounded in reality to reach the widest possible audience.

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Lower interest rates are usually considered good for stocks because they lower the cost of borrowing and make bonds a less attractive alternative investment.

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The most distinguishing element of my novels is that I try as hard as I can - within the context of a popular commercial thriller - to make them feel authentic. Drawing on real locations and real events is part of that authenticity.

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Big companies, which spend tens of billions of dollars annually on 'call centers' to take orders and provide customer support, increasingly rely on speech recognition not just to handle requests for information but to process customer orders.

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Business cycles lengthened greatly during the 20th century, as central banks learned to manage national economies by raising and lowering interest rates.

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Good spectator sports share certain fundamentals. Their competitors battle head-to-head. Their winners are determined objectively: fastest runner, most points. They are refereed, not judged.

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In Ghazalia, Mr. Hussein showed his contempt for the majority Shiites in ways large and small. He refused to allow them even one mosque, while the Sunnis had nearly a dozen. To worship, the Shiites had to cross an inconveniently located bridge over the sewage canal to Shula.

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Alex Berenson Quotes: Studies show that avastin can prolong
Studies show that Avastin can prolong the lives of patients with late-stage breast and lung cancer by several months when the drug is combined with existing therapies.

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The details of the personal expenses that executives put on the company tab often are not known because loopholes in federal disclosure rules let publicly traded companies generally avoid disclosing the perks they give executives along with pay and stock options.

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Traditionally, companies have made major announcements before or after the close of trading so that all interested investors and analysts are apprised of the news before trading resumes in their stocks.

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Alex Berenson Quotes: As the nasdaq soared in 1999 and early
As the Nasdaq soared in 1999 and early 2000, demand for many offerings far exceeded the supply of shares available at the initial offering price.

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The credit quality of junk bonds varies widely.

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Alex Berenson Quotes: Federal laws against kickbacks bar
Federal laws against kickbacks bar pharmaceutical companies from directly giving money to patients for co-payments on the drugs they make.

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In market valuation, Yahoo is worth about as much Walt Disney and the News Corporation combined.

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Every public company depends to some extent on the trust of its investors.

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Alex Berenson Quotes: For years critics of fannie mae have
For years, critics of Fannie Mae have warned that it does not give them enough information to judge its risks.

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Sergeant Bergdahl may have broken any number of military laws.

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Some big banks remain wary of venture capital.

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The world is filled with great sporting events.

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Trailer home borrowers, mostly near the bottom of the economic ladder, often default on their loans.

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America Online, of course, is a master of the hard sell, from stuffing mailboxes with free trial offers to forcing subscribers to click through ads before they can get their e-mail.

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Alex Berenson Quotes: Because genentech is a leading developer
Because Genentech is a leading developer of cancer therapies, some doctors also fear that the company's pricing plans for Avastin - around $8,800 a month - may encourage other companies to charge more for their own oncology drugs.

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Whatever the potential pitfalls, banks are increasingly enthusiastic about venture capital, particularly in new companies with strong prospects in fields like health care and technology.

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Determining how many asbestos suits have been filed or how much companies have spent to resolve them is difficult. Cases are filed in state and federal courts, and many companies do not disclose their spending on settlements.

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Many legal experts note that prosecutors regularly seek indictments of people or companies for destroying evidence or impeding investigations, even if they cannot prove other charges.

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Robert M. Morgenthau, the Manhattan district attorney, has seen a few financial schemes in his time. As the lead local prosecutor in the world's financial capital, he has battled frauds like the Bank of Credit and Commerce International, which stole billions of dollars from investors worldwide.

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The biggest profit center for investment banks is the hefty fees they charge for underwriting stock offerings and giving financial advice, and analysts put those profits at risk if they publish negative conclusions about the companies that pay the fees.

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Alex Berenson Quotes: The difference between microeconomics
The difference between microeconomics and macroeconomics is a bit like the difference between biology and medicine. Knowing that certain genes increase the risk of cancer is relatively easy. Figuring out exactly which people will get sick, or how to cure them, is a lot more complicated.

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The market always, in theory at least, looks ahead. And it's always trying to take in every bit of information that it can as quickly as it can. You don't really care so much if the company made a dollar last year; you want to know what it's going to make this year.

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While Wall Street firms typically underwrite offerings in teams, the lead underwriter, or manager, of the offering has primary responsibility for selling the offering and reaps much of the fees and profit.

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