Rob Renaud

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  1. Financial Analysis

    Which is a better measure for capital budgeting, IRR or NPV?

    All other things being equal, using IRR and NPV measurements to evaluate projects often results in the same findings. However, ...
  2. Investing

    Why do companies merge with or acquire other companies?

    Some of the reasons for M&A include synergy, diversification, growth, improve competition, and increase in supply chain ...
  3. Career / Compensation

    How can I purchase stocks directly from a company?

    There are a few circumstances in which a person can buy stock directly from a company. The following is meant to cover some ...
  4. Insurance

    In an IPO, who is a greensheet distributed to and for what purpose?

    One of the most talked about documents that arises in the process of introducing a new issue is the greensheet. This is an ...
  5. Financial Analysis

    If I reject the tender offer for acquisition of the stock that I own in a company and the company goes private, what happens to my stock?

    Since the passing of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act, a significant number of public companies have chosen to go private. The reasons ...
  6. Why won't my broker allow me to sell one stock and buy another on the same day?

    There are two likely reasons why a customer would be unable to buy and sell a stock in the same trading day. For simplicity's ...
  7. Bonds / Fixed Income

    Where does the stock come from when convertible bonds are converted to stock?

    First, let's define convertible bonds. A unique combination of debt and equity, they provide investors with the chance to ...
  8. What's the difference between institutional and non-institutional investors?

    There are a number of differences between institutional investors and non-institutional investors. If you are considering ...
  9. Financial Analysis

    What's the difference between short-term investments in marketable securities and equity?

    Most of the time, when an investor or analyst searches through the financial statements of a publicly traded company, he ...
  10. Investing Strategy

    Is a Canadian resident allowed to participate in a direct stock purchase plan from a U.S. company such as Pfizer?

    There is no law that prevents Canadians from participating in direct stock purchase plans offered by U.S. companies. There ...
  11. Insurance

    How does an IPO get valued? What are some good methods for analyzing IPOs?

    The price of a financial asset traded on the market is set by the forces of supply and demand. Newly issued stocks are no ...
  12. Trading Instruments

    What is dilutive stock?

    Dilutive stock is any security that dilutes the ownership percentage of current shareholders - that is, any security that ...
  13. Financial Analysis

    What is the difference between IAS and GAAP?

    To answer this question, we must first define what IAS and GAAP are, in order to get a better grasp of the function they ...
  14. Forex & Currencies

    What will happen to my U.S.-based stock portfolio if the U.S. dollar substantially decreases in value?

    The effect of a significant depreciation in the value of the U.S. dollar on the value of an investor's U.S-based portfolio ...
  15. Financial Analysis

    What does the term "stock-for-stock" mean?

    The term "stock-for-stock" is popularly used in two different contexts, and it regularly makes business news headlines in ...
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