Jason Statham has joked he’s had “40 years of prep” ahead of playing a drunk man in his newest film. The British actor stars as Joey Jones in Hummingbird – a thriller that tells the story of a homeless war veteran trying to get his life back together on the streets of London.
FROM its inception, the stock market was meant to be a place where businessmen could raise capital by selling shares in their enterprises, and where investors could turn a profit when those enterprises prospered.
The incredible bull market in stocks has produced billions in profits for investors over the past 4 1/2 years — and millions in losses for those caught in the market’s occasional steep downswings.
The intensity with which the spiffily attired investment brokers of the African Banking Corp. stare at their computer screens is misleading.
Now that acceptance and rejection letters have all been mailed, students and parents are taking stock of their lot. Some are happy, but a great many more probably feel disappointed.
As questions swirled around its accounting practices, Tyco International, an industrial and services conglomerate with $36 billion in annual revenues–and a beaten-down stock price–said last week it would split into four companies in a bid to “unlock tens of billions of dollars of shareholder value.” The company’s combative CEO, Dennis Kozlowski, predicted the breakup would add 50% to the stock price. Going him one better, Don MacDougall of J.P.
A testament of prophecy, true belief, go-getting and megabucks Stop.
On July 19, 2007, Google reported earnings that were lower than what analysts had expected, and the tech company’s stock price dropped 5% but Raj Rajaratnam made $9 million. Allegedly, the New York hedge-fund manager had gotten a tip that Google’s earnings would be below expectations, so he was prepared with short positions and put options that would become more valuable as the stock price fell
For weeks now, the stock market has been toying with Dow 10,000.
The great financial question confronting the American public lately has to do with their withered investment portfolios.