BX : Analysis & Opinions

  1. Blackstone's Byron Wien Predicts a Strong Economy in 2017 (BX)

    January 11, 2017
    World's largest real estate private equity firm sees modest inflation and higher interest rates as it takes its real estate ...
  2. Private Equity: America's Richest Bosses

    December 13, 2016
    Beyond your wildest dreams: heads of private equity firms are taking home America's biggest paychecks.
  3. America’s Biggest Landlord Files for IPO (BX)

    December 6, 2016
    Blackstone Group has filed to IPO a $1.5 billion equity stake in Invitation Homes, the largest single-family home landlord ...
  4. Private Equity's Curbed Ambitions (APO, CG)

    November 2, 2016
    Caesars Entertainment. Big private equity firms are now hunting smaller, less risky deals and hold more than $200 billion ...
  5. Blackstone to Acquire TeamHealth for $6.1 Billion

    November 1, 2016
    Healthcare staffing company TeamHealth Holdings (NYSE: TMH) is almost certain to have new ownership soon. The company announced ...
  6. Blackstone Group Posts Q3 Earnings Surprise (BX)

    October 28, 2016
    Real estate profit of $12 billion on sale of Hilton holdings keeps BX out of loss column.
  7. Blackstone Selling Major Stake in Hilton Worldwide

    October 24, 2016
    Hilton Worldwide Holdings (NYSE: HLT), an iconic name in American hospitality, is about to see a big change in its shareholder ...
  8. Blackstone Group to Report Earnings on Oct. 27 (BX)

    October 18, 2016
    Investors wonder whether Blackstone Group will beat earnings estimates after misses in three out of the last four quarters.
  9. Five Billionaires Living in Palm Beach

    August 15, 2016
    The sunny southern Florida town boasts not only beautiful beaches, but an impressive concentration of the nation's wealthiest ...
  10. Ventas Buys Life-Sciences Real Estate for $1.5B (VTR, BX)

    July 11, 2016
    The real estate fund focused on life sciences will benefit from its entry into university-affiliated properties.
  11. Morgan Stanley On the Trends in Asset Management (MS)

    June 18, 2016
    Learn about trends in the asset management industry and future prospects for its growth, according to a May 2016 Morgan Stanley ...
  12. Why Buybacks Can Be a Waste of Cash (BX, BAC)

    June 13, 2016
    Learn the motivations behind share repurchase programs, including how they can mask slowing organic growth and why many companies ...
  13. 4 Billionaires Who Graduated From Yale (MT, BX)

    May 15, 2016
    Learn about four of Yale University's many billionaire alums: Wilbur Ross Jr., Stephen A. Schwarzman, James Chanos and Charles ...
  14. Blackstone Group’s Vivint Secures $100M Investment (VSLR, BX)

    May 11, 2016
    In a round of funding co-led by PayPal co-founder Peter Thiel and Solamere Capital, the smart home company will invest heavily ...
  15. Stocks Poised for Short-term Breakouts (BAM, BX)

    May 9, 2016
    These stocks are ready to breakout of short-term price patterns, which could have a longer-term impact on the price.
  16. Why Blackstone’s Results Failed to Impress (BX)

    April 21, 2016
    Blackstone's first quarter had good points and bad points, but the future should come down to one factor.
  17. China's Mysterious Anbang Group & Its World Takeover (HOT, MAR)

    March 22, 2016
    Meet the powerful Chinese conglomerate with $253 billion in capital, that's looking to take over the world.
  18. Chinese Insurance Giant Snapping Up U.S. Companies (BX, FGL)

    March 16, 2016
    The U.S. insurer Fidelity & Guaranty Life announced Tuesday that the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States ...
  19. The Top 5 Positions in Henry Kravis and George Roberts' Portfolio ...

    March 11, 2016
    Discover the top five holdings in Henry Kravis and George Roberts' portfolio to see if these stocks can boost your portfolio ...
  20. Stephen Schwarzman's Success Story: Net Worth, Education & Top ...

    March 8, 2016
    Learn more about the life of Stephen A. Schwarzman, one of the most influential and successful people in private equity in ...
  21. World's Top 10 Private Equity Firms (APO, BX)

    January 11, 2016
    Obtain important information about the world's top ten private equity firms ranked as of 2015, including their investment ...
  22. The Top 10 Large Cap Stocks for 2016 (BCS, AAPL)

    January 5, 2016
    Discover the top 10 large-cap stocks that are expected to grow in 2016, with summaries and individual growth outlooks for ...
  23. IBM Spends $2 Billion to Predict the Weather

    October 29, 2015
    IBM (NYSE: IBM) announced a deal this week to pay over $2 billion to acquire the digital and data assets of Weather Company. ...
  24. Should I Get Into Private Equity Real Estate? (BX, CG)

    October 17, 2015
    Private equity real estate funds generally promise high returns on investment, but are they worth the cost of liquidity and ...
  25. Use Private Equity Strategy to Invest

    October 10, 2015
    Forget trying to be a great trader. Learn to invest like private equity firms for superior results.
  26. Blackstone to Buy Specialty REIT for $8 Billion (BMR, BX)

    October 9, 2015
    Perhaps the most active shopper on the real estate market, Blackstone Group (NYSE: BX) is again opening its wallet. The ...
  27. 6 Hedge Funds With High Dividends (IVZ, BLK)

    October 7, 2015
    Understand what value hedge funds can provide investors in the financial sector. Learn about seven hedge funds that pay consistent ...
  28. Understanding a Private Equity Fund's Structure (HLT, BX)

    September 30, 2015
    A look at the nature of private equity investment and how individual funds are structured, in terms of fees, liabilities, ...
  29. Blackstone Grabs Another Big Hotel Asset (BEE, BX)

    September 9, 2015
    Blackstone Group (NYSE: BX) is at it again. "It" being the large-scale purchase of hotel assets, an activity it has been ...
  30. How Stephen Schwarzman Built The Blackstone Group

    September 9, 2015
    With a wide range of global business interests in private equity, debt financing, hedge fund management and real estate acquisitions, ...
  31. The Biggest Private Equity Firms in San Francisco (KKR, BX)

    August 31, 2015
    Learn about some of the larger private equity firms with a presence in San Francisco, including KKR, the Blackstone Group ...
  32. 3 High-Yield Investment Grade Stocks You Should Consider (BX, ...

    August 13, 2015
    Discover three high-yield investment-grade stocks for income and appreciation. Interest rate risk is the largest source of ...
  33. 10 Most Famous Public Companies That Went Private

    July 30, 2015
    Here’s a list of the most popular listed companies that went private in recent decades.
  34. Dodd-Frank Creates a Liquidity Crunch for Bonds

    July 29, 2015
    While each individual institution is undoubtedly safer due to capital constraints imposed by Dodd-Frank, this makes for a ...
  35. Blackstone CFO Resigns to Join Airbnb (BX)

    July 28, 2015
    In a move that has to be considered a vote of confidence in the "sharing economy," the CFO of financial conglomerate Blackstone ...
  36. Four Buy and Hold Stocks for Millennials

    June 19, 2015
    Wealth creation is the byproduct of holding excellent businesses that grow substantially over the long-run.
  37. Effects Of Interest Rate Hikes On Private Equity

    June 17, 2015
    Private Equity firms would be wise to lock in current interest rates on their debt payments in anticipation of rate hikes. ...
  38. Is Vivint Solar's Blackstone Commercial & Industrial Announcement ...

    June 5, 2015
    Here is why solar short sellers should be paying particularly close attention to the latest news. On June 4, Vivint Solar ...
  39. Fundrise CEO Ben Miller On 'Why Pre-Funding Matters'

    May 28, 2015
    "Real estate crowdfunding is a fundamental change in investment paradigm."— Ben Miller, CEO Fundrise Fundrise.com co-founders ...
  40. Private Equity's Returns Are Tempered By Its Risks (BX, KKR)

    April 15, 2015
    Private equity firms adopt approaches to quickly hike up earnings and boost returns, but these investments come with big ...
  41. 10 Charts Every Options Investor Needs To See This Week

    April 6, 2015
    Scoreboard Last Thursday was a decent way to end a shortened and red week for the broader markets. However, markets have ...
  42. What kinds of private equity investments are out there? (APO, ...

    February 24, 2015
    Learn why private equity can be so profitable and how to buy this type of investment often reserved for institutional and ...
  43. The Most Famous Leveraged Buyouts

    February 9, 2015
    A look at the largest and most famous leveraged buyouts in history.
  44. Tech Giants' Office Demands Driving 2 REITs To 52-Week Highs

    October 29, 2014
  45. 7 Picks For A Sector That's Heating Up

    April 29, 2014
    We're right in the middle of earnings season, which means that most mid- and large-cap companies have reported results, with ...
  46. This Sector's Earnings Are Just Heating Up

    April 29, 2014
    We're right in the middle of earnings season, which means that most mid- and large-cap companies have reported results, with ...
  47. This Simple System Could Lead To 41% Gains In Less Than 5 Months

    February 6, 2014
    The past few years have been a great time to be an investor.Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke's zero interest rate ...
  48. Private Equity For Retail Investors

    October 11, 2013
    Recent hot IPOs has many regular investors salivating at the chance to participate in start-ups and private equity. With ...
  49. Pinnacle Foods Gains 11% In IPO Debut--Now What?

    April 2, 2013
    Blackstone Group brought Pinnacle Foods (NYSE:PF) to market March 28. The maker of Vlasic pickles and other well known brands ...
  50. Why The Rest of the World is Pouring Billions Into the U.S. Real ...

    January 18, 2013
    Yngve Slyngstad and Peter Ballon aren't well-known names in the U.S. investment community, but their decisions are having ...
  51. Why Buffett Is Right To Avoid Buying Private-Equity-Owned Businesses

    November 16, 2010
    Robbing Peter to pay Paul is exactly why Mr. Buffett avoids private-equity-owned companies. They have greed written all over ...
  52. Bye Bye NBTY

    July 19, 2010
    This volatile supplements company goes away, and private equity is back.
  53. Good IPO, Bad IPO

    June 17, 2009
    A good IPO will consider the needs of long-time investors as well as new ones. Here is the good the bad about two IPOs.
  54. Citigroup Sheds $12 billion In Risky Loans

    April 9, 2008
    Frozen credit markets may be beginning to thaw. Citi managed to sell $12 billion in leveraged loans, and other sales could ...