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Skype Planning $100 Million IPO In 2011 Skype Planning $100 Million IPO In 2011

 In August, 2010 Skype filed with the SEC for a $100 million IPO that could be the biggest deal by a technology company since Google. It expects to raise a maximum of $100 million through the sale, though the amount of shares being offered and the price range have yet to be disclosed. Goldman, Sachs & Co., J.P. Morgan Securities Inc. and Morgan Stanley & Co. Incorporated will be the joint global coordinators as well as joint book-running managers for the ... Read More

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The Stock Option Writer—How to Straddle Verizon (VZ-NYSE) The Stock Option Writer—How to Straddle Verizon (VZ-NYSE)

By Warren Kaplan The Stock Option Writer © Warren Kaplan 2011 September 13, 2011 When should you use a straddle? This is when you are not sure if the stock price is going up or down from its current point but you like the basic company and would not mind owning it around the current price. Verizon (VZ-NYSE) is selling at $36.00. You want to buy 200 shares. (Straddles only work with even number 100 unit shares i.e. 200, 400, 600 etc). Verizon pays a dividend ... Read More

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Securities and Exchange Commission v. Wall Street Communications, Inc. Securities and Exchange Commission v. Wall Street Communications, Inc.

September 14, 2011 FINAL JUDGMENT OF DISGORGMENT, PREJUDGMENT INTEREST AND CIVIL PENALTY ENTERED AGAINST DEFENDANT DONALD R. MCKELVEY The Commission announced that on July 26, 2011, the United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida entered a final judgment of disgorgement, prejudgment interest and civil penalty against Defendant Donald R. McKelvey. The final judgment orders McKelvey to pay disgorgement in the amount of $266,780, prejudgment interest in the amount of $127,711.82, and imposes a civil penalty of $50,000. Previously, on ... Read More

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Options Writer Series— How Little Will You Pay For General Electric? Options Writer Series— How Little Will You Pay For General Electric?

By Warren Kaplan The Stock Option Writer © Warren Kaplan 2011 September 20, 2011 The lowest price GE has traded in the last 52 weeks is $14.82. This strategy is to be as reasonably safe as possible, but obtain an outstanding gain. What we want to do is to write a put on GE at $14 and to receive a premium that lowers our potential cost yet gives us a great return on our capital. GE closed at $15.09 on Sept. 9 and the opening ... Read More

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One-On-One With Stuart Varney One-On-One With Stuart Varney

The veteran business journalist talks with the Opportunist’s Managing Editor Leslie Stone about his remarkable career, what he thinks about America’s economic outlook and his little-known connection to Mick Jagger. A typical day in the life of Stuart Varney, host of Fox Business Network’s “Varney & Co.,” begins in the wee hours of the morning with a whirlwind of meetings, planning and writing. By 6:30 a.m., he’s already on the air covering an intriguing financial story for “Fox & Friends.” Then ... Read More

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SEC vs. James O’Reilly, James P. McAluney and Martin Cutler SEC vs. James O’Reilly, James P. McAluney and Martin Cutler

September 15, 2011 Securities and Exchange Commission v. James O’Reilly, James P. McAluney, and Martin CutlerSEC FILES INJUNCTIVE The Securities and Exchange Commission announced the filing of a complaint in federal district court against James O’Reilly (O’Reilly), James P. McAluney (McAluney), and Martin Cutler (Cutler) (collectively, “Defendants”). The complaint alleges that O’Reilly, McAluney, and Cutler were the managers and control persons involved in a series of fraudulent and unregistered offerings in Shale Synergy, LLC (Shale), Shale Synergy II, LLC (Shale II), and ... Read More

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Marvels of Capitalism-Barbed Wire Marvels of Capitalism-Barbed Wire

Barbed wire is composed of two zinc-coated steel strands twisted together with twisted barbs spaced regularly along them. The need for barbed wire arose in the 19th century as the American frontier moved westward into the Great Plains and traditional fence materials—wooden rails and stone—became scarce and expensive. Of the many early types of barbed wire, the type invented in Illinois in 1873 by Joseph F. Glidden proved most efficient and popular. Joseph Glidden was born in 1813 in Clarendon, New ... Read More

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The Stock Option Writer- Don’t Get Lost at Sea – Carnival Cruise Line (CCL) The Stock Option Writer- Don’t Get Lost at Sea – Carnival Cruise Line (CCL)

By Warren Kaplan The Stock Option Writer © Warren Kaplan 2011 September 27, 2011 Here is a stock that has taken a beating from its 52-week high of $48.14, currently at $33.88. The company pays a dividend of $0.25 quarterly, $1.00 annually. The yield is 2.95%. That is better than money in a money fund but not earth shattering. So, how can you increase your yield and reduce market risk? By writing options. The next expected ex-dividend date is expected to be around ... Read More

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Reed Hastings-Founder, President, CEO and Chairman of the Board of Netflix, Inc. Reed Hastings-Founder, President, CEO and Chairman of the Board of Netflix, Inc.

Born Wilmot Reed Hastings, Jr. in 1961, Reed Hastings earned master's degrees in computer science and in education from Stanford University. His career has been as varied as the movies offered by Netflix. He served in the Peace Corps in Swaziland from 1983 to 1986; worked as a software developer from 1988 to 1990; founded Pure Atria Software in 1990, and sold it to Rational Software in 1997; was director of TechNet, a political lobbying group; and was president of the ... Read More

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Gary Bryant: Champion of the Capital Markets Gary Bryant: Champion of the Capital Markets

The legendary investment-banking expert talks with the Opportunist’s Managing Editor Leslie Stone about his 50-year career and why investment conferences are so important to small companies today. Gary Bryant is said to be among the best in the micro-cap, capital markets industry, taking companies public, making deals and getting deals done. A founding member of the National Investment Banker’s Association (NIBA), he currently works as the president and founder of Newport Capital Consultants, Inc., an Orange County, Calif. based consulting firm ... Read More

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