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Bank Of America Reverses Q3 Profit To A Loss Due To Currency Probe Bank Of America Reverses Q3 Profit To A Loss Due To Currency Probe

The following is an excerpt from Steve Schaefer | November 6, 2014 | Forbes.com | Suddenly, Citigroup's C -0.06% revision to its already-reported third-quarter results doesn’t look so bad after Bank of America BAC +0.12% pulled the same move Thursday. Bank of America lowered its third-quarter figures to a net loss of $232 million, or 4 cents per share, citing a $400 million charge due to legal costs associated with efforts to settle matters tied to its currency business. On Oct. 15, ... Read More

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Japan Scientists Make See-Through Mice Japan Scientists Make See-Through Mice

The following is an excerpt from AFP.com | November 06, 2014 | Invisibility may still be the stuff of fictional works like Harry Potter, but researchers in Japan have developed a way to make mice almost totally transparent. Using a method that almost completely removes colour from tissue -- and kills the mouse in the process -- researchers say they can now examine individual organs or even whole bodies without slicing into them, offering a "bigger picture" view of the problems they are ... Read More

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Keith Gregg, President of Aequitas Capital Partners’ Keith Gregg, President of Aequitas Capital Partners’

Aequitas Capital Partners’ President Keith Gregg talks with Opportunist’s Managing Editor Leslie Stone about his company’s specialty financing verticals, his path from the Marines to the financial industry and his stance on the U.S economy. Keith Gregg joined Lake Oswego, Oregon-based Aequitas Capital earlier this year to lead the company’s brand-new division, Aequitas Capital Partners. With nearly 30 years of executive experience, he has held leadership roles at prominent companies such as Wachovia Securities (now Wells Fargo), GE Capital and Prudential ... Read More

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Options Writer Series — Selling Covered Calls. Why? How? Options Writer Series — Selling Covered Calls. Why? How?

By Warren Kaplan The Stock Option Writer © Warren Kaplan 2011-2014 May 27, 2014   What is a covered call? A covered call is a contract that is guaranteed by a 3rd party. The components are 100 shares of a specific stock (1 contract), a strike price, an expiration date, and the premium you get paid when you sell the call. For that premium, the buyer has the right to buy 100 shares from you of a specific stock and up to a specific date. ... Read More

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Form 10K Disclosure Requirements For Smaller Reporting Companies Form 10K Disclosure Requirements For Smaller Reporting Companies

By: Brenda Hamilton, Attorney Hamilton & Associates Law Group November 27, 2013   Form 10-K is a comprehensive annual report filed by SEC reporting companies that details information about the issuer and its operations.    Form 10-K is required pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (the “Exchange Act”). The Form 10-K includes most of the information that would also be provided in a registration statement for an offering of securities filed under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended ... Read More

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Rule 506 – General Solicitation Countdown Rule 506 – General Solicitation Countdown

By: Brenda Hamilton, Attorney Hamilton & Associates Law Group September 12, 2013   Securities Lawyer 101 Blog Rule 506(c) will become effective in less than a month, on September 23, 2013.   The rule fundamentally changes how private placements will be conducted, by allowing issuers to engage in general solicitation and advertising if specific requirements are met. The SEC has confirmed that the Rule 506(c) exemption will not be forgiving for issuers who engage in general solicitation but fail to comply with its requirements. Even one sale to a non-accredited investor will ... Read More

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Greed… Greed…

“I HAVE NEVER UNDERSTOOD WHY IT IS ‘GREED’ TO WANT TO KEEP THE MONEY YOU EARN BUT NOT ‘GREED’ TO WANT TO TAKE SOMEBODY ELSE’S MONEY” Dr. Thomas Sowell The Greek philosopher Diogenes was said to have roamed the streets of Athens in the daylight with a lantern; he would say to the curious that he” was looking for an honest man”. Well, I have found not one, but two. Where you ask; they were hidden in the hallowed halls of the ... Read More

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Stocks Tiptoe To Fresh Highs, Another Record For Dow, S&P Stocks Tiptoe To Fresh Highs, Another Record For Dow, S&P

The following is an excerpt from Teresa Rivas | July 15, 2013 | Barrons.com | Stocks edged higher Monday, but even 0.1% moves were enough to propel equities to yet another day of record closes. The Dow Jones Industrial Average gained 19.96 points, or 0.1%, to 15,484. 26, beating out Friday’s close for title of highest in history. The S&P 500 climbed 2.31 points, also a 0.1% move, to 1,682.50, its eighth straight day of gains and another new all-time high as well. The ... Read More

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Pfizer Slips On Zoetis Stock Swap, JPMorgan Sees Upside Pfizer Slips On Zoetis Stock Swap, JPMorgan Sees Upside

The following is an excerpt from Teresa Rivas | June 24, 2013 | Barrons.com | Shares of Pfizer Inc. (PFE) were down 2.5% in recent trading as a common stock exchange of Zoetis (ZTS), its former animal-health arm, was completed at midnight on Friday. Under the terms of the swap, 0.9898 shares of Zoetis were exchanged for every share of Pfizer. After a February spin-off, Pfizer retained over 80% of the animal-health company’s stock, which has now been unloaded through the ... Read More

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Letter to Senator John McCain Letter to Senator John McCain

RSB PARTNERS, LLC 6931 TALLOW TREE ROAD SANFORD, FLORIDA 32771 BYRON.RAMBO@RSBPARTNERS.COM 407-429-3962 (fax) 407-580-5308   May 22, 2013   Senator John McCain, Capt., USN, (ret) Via fax:           202-228-2862   Sir: I saw your vicious comments about Apple, Inc., being the country’s largest “tax avoider”; attacking a business for following the law, and being accused of no crime! It was a shameful and one-sided performance, and beneath your dignity and character. May I bring these Court opinions to your attention? They have not been overturned! “Any one may so arrange his affairs that his ... Read More

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