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  • Russell Indexes: Tracking Investment Manager Performance - 19 November 2009
  • Launched in 1984 by Russell Investments as a tool to measure distinct market sectors and track the performance of US investment managers, the Russell Indexes are widely respected in investment circles. This is evidenced by the fact that in November 2009 a total of $4.3 trillion in investment assets were benchmarked to Russell Indexes, accounting for 63.3 percent of all assets benchmarked by institutional investors. Russell Indexes consist of the broad-market based Russell 3000 Index, along with a number of sub-components such as the Russell 2500 Index, Russell 2000 Index and Russell 1000 Index.

  • Sale of New Shares to Raise $8.5 billion for Merrill Lynch - 29 July 2008
  • Many investors agree that New York City-based company Merrill Lynch, is a force to be reckoned with in investment circles. Nevertheless, having lost more than $40 billion on its mortgage investments since the beginning of the credit crisis, it is clear that Merrill Lynch has not been impervious to the negative effects of the volatility of the current market. However, it still came as a shock to many when the company yesterday revealed its plan to raise $8.5 billion through the sale of new shares on the New York Stock Exchange.

  • Russell 3000 Index – Setting Investment Benchmarks - 18 June 2008
  • The preliminary annual Russell 3000 Index, released late Friday 13 June 2008, indicates that the market value of stocks incorporated in the renowned Russell Investments Index has dropped by approximately $2 trillion during the past year. This is seen as a reflection of the overall decline in the market and the slow-moving U.S. economy. The reconstituted Russell 3000 index reflects an additional 278 new companies, while 176 companies will be removed from the index due to a significant decline in their market value.

  • A Look at Market Capitalization - 17 June 2008
  • A public company’s market capitalization (also referred to as market cap) is the total market value of its outstanding shares i.e. all issued shares in the hands of investors. This measurement of corporate or economic size of a company is calculated by multiplying the number of outstanding shares by the price of one share, thereby providing a total value for the company’s shares, and therefore for the company as a whole. Instead of using sales or total asset figures to determine the size of a company, investors make use of market capitalization figures.

  • Why This Stock is a Best Buy - 16 may 2008
  • Market capitalization approaches $18 billion. The Price to Earnings Ratio is less than 15. The stock price is steadily on way to the 52-week high of $53.90. Yield is 1.22. Most of the stock is held by respected institutions. Do you have Best Buy Company Incorporated (NYSE: BBY) stock?

  • Stock Investment Lessons from the Surge - 16 April 2008
  • More Marines can do the trick. That applies to bombs and coffins. Why should stock investment be any different? Does your portfolio shave some market capitalization everyday? Is the foreclosure wolf at your door? Do you worry about diabetes, Alzheimer’s and the unspeakable ‘C’ word?

  • A Stock to Hedge Your Celebrity Computer Services Industry Bets - 18 March 2008
  • The Computer Services Industry can be thin ice for upstarts. One bad word about a service provider stock can send your web site to the bottom of the rankings pile. What is worse is that you have to return to the days of surface mail and fixed lines telephones. Your email may stop functioning, leaving you on the road without the Internet.

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