3 Reasons Investors Choose Brand-Name Brokerage Firms – and Why They Shouldn’t

Guest Post by :  Neda Jafarzadeh

A study from NerdWallet Investing found that 17 million online investors were paying too much for their online

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brokerage accounts. This huge number is due mostly to consumers blindly trusting that brand-name firms such as TD Ameritrade, E-Trade, and Schwab are well-known and expensive because they offer the highest quality experience. While there is nothing wrong with the services that each provide, here are three areas where the pricey brand-names firms don’t outshine the discount brokerages at all:

1. Increased Reliability

 What you might think: A brokerage firm that is a household name is the most reliable and trustworthy place to keep your money. Anything less won’t measure up to that same standard. Continue reading “3 Reasons Investors Choose Brand-Name Brokerage Firms – and Why They Shouldn’t”

Risk Arbitrageur

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Talking about Arbitrage – drama film directed by Nicholas Jarecki and starring Richard Gere. A troubled hedge fund magnate desperate to complete the sale of his trading empire makes an error that forces him to turn to an unlikely person for help.

It is well-known that risk arbitrageur play an important role in the market for corporate control. After a tender offer, the trading volume increases dramatically in large part because of risk arbitrageurs activity.They take long positions in the target stock, in the hope that the takeover will go through. They are also usually hedged by taking short positions in the acquirer’s stock. Continue reading “Risk Arbitrageur”