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Author: Ruben van Putten

How does information asymmetry provide liquidity in HFT?

High Frequency Traders (HFT), are they devils or disruptors? According to some they are responsible for market behavior like the 2010 Flash Crash, to others they are the ones that create and seize opportunities in financial markets. It does seem that HFTs can heavily influence

Mutual Funds Lose, Short-Sellers Win on Snap Trades

The dramatic fall in Snap Inc shares on Thursday following the company’s disappointing first quarterly earnings report as a public company was likely costly for a wide range of mutual funds, including Fidelity’s giant Contrafund. On the other side of the ledger, short-sellers racked up

Seeking the Optimal Capital Structure

You often hear corporate officers, professional investors, and investment analysts discuss a company’s capital structure. You may not know what a capital structure is or why you should even concern yourself with something that sounds so technical but rest assured that the concept is extremely

Why private-equity funds outperform their corporate equivalents

It has long been suspected that private-equity funds generally make more profitable company acquisitions than their opposites in the corporate world. Our research now proves that this is indeed the case. t has long been suspected that private-equity funds generally make more profitable company acquisitions