Rob Renaud

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  1. In an IPO, who is a greensheet distributed to and for what ...
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    In an IPO, who is a greensheet distributed to and for what ...

    One of the most talked about documents that arises in the process of introducing a new issue is the greensheet. This is an internal marketing document prepared by the underwriter and intended for distribution ...
  2. Why do companies issue debt and bonds? Can't they just borrow ...
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    Why do companies issue debt and bonds? Can't they just borrow ...

    Companies issue bonds to finance operations. Most companies can borrow from banks, but view direct borrowing from a bank as more restrictive and expensive than selling debt on the open market through a ...
  3. Where does the stock come from when convertible bonds are ...
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    Where does the stock come from when convertible bonds are ...

    First, let's define convertible bonds. A unique combination of debt and equity, they provide investors with the chance to convert a debt instrument into shares of the issuer's common stock, at a set price ...
  4. What is the difference between investment banks and merchant ...
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    What is the difference between investment banks and merchant ...

    Merchant banks and investment banks, in their purest forms, are different kinds of financial institutions that perform different services. In practice, the fine lines that separate the functions of merchant ...
  5. Why won't my broker allow me to sell one stock and buy another ...
    Investing

    Why won't my broker allow me to sell one stock and buy another ...

    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 sake, let's assume that you are trying to sell a stock that you own and buy ...
  6. Do convertible bonds have voting rights?
    Investing

    Do convertible bonds have voting rights?

    Convertible bonds usually have no voting rights until they are converted. Even after conversion, they may not be granted voting rights. A convertible bond is a form of debt that features an embedded stock ...
  7. If I reject the tender offer for acquisition of the stock ...
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    If I reject the tender offer for acquisition of the stock ...

    Since the passing of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act, a significant number of public companies have chosen to go private. The reasons why companies make this choice are as varied as the companies themselves, but ...
  8. What does 'froth' mean in terms of the real estate market?
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    What does 'froth' mean in terms of the real estate market?

    On May 20, 2005, while addressing the Economic Club of New York, the now former Federal Reserve chairman Alan Greenspan commented on the state of the American real estate market. "Without calling the overall ...
  9. Why do companies merge with or acquire other companies?
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    Why do companies merge with or acquire other companies?

    Some of the reasons for mergers and acquisitions (M&A) include:1. Synergy: The most used word in M&A is synergy, which is the idea that by combining business activities, performance will increase ...
  10. What does the 'FIG' at an investment bank refer to?
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    What does the 'FIG' at an investment bank refer to?

    The 'FIG' at an investment bank usually refers to the financial institutions group - a group of professionals that provides investment banking and merger and acquisition expertise to financial institutions. ...
  11. Which is a better measure for capital budgeting, IRR or ...
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    Which is a better measure for capital budgeting, IRR or ...

    In capital budgeting, there are a number of different approaches that can be used to evaluate any given project, and each approach has its own distinct advantages and disadvantages.All other things being ...
  12. What does the term
    Options & Futures

    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 both."Stock-for-stock" most commonly appears in headlines in reference to the stock-for-stock ...
  13. What will happen to my U.S.-based stock portfolio if the ...
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    What will happen to my U.S.-based stock portfolio if the ...

    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 is very much a function of the portfolio's contents. In other words, if the dollar ...
  14. What is the difference between IAS and GAAP?
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    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 serve in the world of accounting.The acronym "IAS" stands for International Accounting ...
  15. What is dilutive stock?
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    What is dilutive stock?

    Dilutive stock is any security that dilutes the ownership percentage of current shareholders - that is, any security that does not have some sort of embedded anti-dilution provision. The reason why dilutive ...
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