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When CEOs get a pay raise: Is there any rhyme or reason?

Apple CEO Tim Cook’s pay doubled and HP CEO Meg Whitman’s increased by over 1,000% between 2013 and 2014. But the salaries of Starbuck’s Howard Schultz, along with Viacom’s Philippe Dauman and Disney’s Bob Iger all took a dive, by up to a half. 743 more words


Stock Buybacks Are Greedy Bullshit And Here Is Why You Should Care.

Why does a company go public? Money. I mean, in theory there are a myriad of reasons why a specific company would decide to take on an initial public offering but the most likely scenario boils down to a company that needs additional cash to expand. 601 more words

What I've Learned Trading Options - So Far

I just recently started trading options. I have been trading stocks as an individual investor for many, many years. In all my years of trading I always invested in stocks in a very straight forward way. 1,631 more words


Why CEOs make over 300 times more than workers

By David Nelson, CFA

Income inequality will be a central theme for Democrat and Republican candidates as we head into the election cycle. Both sides of the aisle know what’s at stake and the importance of positioning their policies as a cure for what some call a cancer sweeping the nation. 1,053 more words

David Nelson

stock buybacks: the curious case of IBM

Regular readers will know that I’m not a fan of stock buybacks by companies.  I believe that even though buybacks are advertised as returning cash to shareholders in a tax-efficient way, their main effect–even if not their purpose–is to keep the dilutive effects of management stock options away from the attention of ordinary shareholders.   731 more words

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Share Buybacks - Good or Bad?

   By Bob Shapiro

Buy Low and Sell High!

Though this is what investors aim for, many (most?) wind up doing just the opposite. Companies buying or selling their own shares are notorious for their awful timing. 829 more words

Mathieu v. R. – TCC: Stock options not taxable – Court could not fix “loophole” for the Crown’s benefit.


Mathieu v. The Queen (June 27, 2014 – 2014 TCC 207, Paris J.).

Précis: Michel Mathieu, his wife Doris Landry and son, Ken Mathieu controlled Forages Garant & Frères inc. 1,828 more words

Tax Litigation