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Airline Mergers…Why They Have Not Been Happening

Bloomberg and all the talking heads have been blabbering about airline mergers for the last few months – the ol’ slap shit together shit squared formula. The main problem for US Air and United CEO’s meeting and closing a deal has been that both CEO’s have been stranded due to cancelled flights and lost baggage.

Mergers…I Miss YOU

It was too good to last I know…I mean mergers are always penciled out by the noodlenecks to be accretive, fantastic for all, 1+1=3. But seriously, the bigger they get, the more ego and the less care is really taken. Things needed to stiop just to get the bankers and CEO’s to stop and at …

Possible Mergers…

Of all people…Rose sent me these :) . Way to go Rose. Add your own ideas to the comments. Investment Tips for 2007: For all of you with any money left, be aware of the next expected mergers so that you can get in on the ground floor and make some BIG bucks. Watch for …

Mergers – AT&T's Circle of Life

A great post with clips and links from Michael Parekh. PS – Mergers are getting bigger and happening more often these days. I don’t expect that to slow down anytime soon. One of the best hedge fund indexes the last year was MergerArb. They had pretty much bored most investors to death the previous 5 …

Mergers and more mergers

The mergers keep coming. Bloomberg is confirming that Alcatel is buying Lucent. This trend will continue and accelerate – telecoms, airline, manufacturing… The internet companies will accelerate their purchases as well over the next 5 years. The weak US dollar that may get help from rising rates – but needs a policy change away from …

BIG FAT MEGA MERGERS – a trend that is early – still!

My e-mail newsletter readers know that I have been calling for mega mergers the last 18 months. I am not sure how to best make money off this trend. My canadian LMD represents a solid merger arbitrage fund with a decent track record against its peers. I think that as long as mergers remain in …

Speaking Of Mergers

Here is a doozy already and it is in Japanese retail, a category I did not mention in my 2006 predictions. From Bloomberg News: Seven & I Offers 238 Bln Yen for Millennium Retailing (Update5) Dec. 26 (Bloomberg) — Seven & I Holdings Co., the world’s largest convenience store operator, offered to buy Millennium Retailing …

Howie’s 2021 Predictions…

Every year I make a few predictions…not about the markets (because nobody knows) and I don’t do ‘price targets‘. I went back to read my 2020 predictions and considering there was NO mention of COVID or a pandemic, my predictions were damn good. Here were the predictions. The ones that made me money were the …

Some 2020 Predictions

I don’t have any fancy ways to make market predictions.  I’m a simple trend follower. Like every year, some trends of the last 1,3 and 5 years will continue, some will stall and some will reverse. I think my favorite stock chart of 2019 is Tesla and I never traded it. The stock went into …