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Next Chinese IPO on Deck: XFML

IPOhome.com has reported that Xinhua Finance Media has filed for an initial public offering with SEC on February 21, 2007. According to the SEC filing, the company will offer 23 million American depositary shares (ADSs) in the IPO, priced between $12 to $14 per ADS. The business of Xinhua Fiance Media currently “focuses on business […]

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FIG Got Warm Reception on the Street in Debut

After priced at $18.50 the day before going public, shares of Fortress Investment Group opened up 89% and rose as high as $37.00 on Friday in the first day of trading. At the close of Friday’s session, the stock went up $12.50, or 67.6% to $31.00. The success of FIG’s IPO may serve as a […]

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Fortress Investment Group (FIG) IPO

Hedge funds are for wealthy investors, not for small investors like you and me. But what if you can own a piece of the hedge fund company? According to USAToday, Fortress Investment Group , which has six hedge funds with a total about $9.4 billion of assets under management, has filed paper to offer 34.3 […]

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Dumped Some NT, Bought Some PGJ

So far Nortel (NT) is the biggest loser in my stock portfolio, losing about 45% of the value on paper. The last time I bought NT shares was August 7, 2006, when I added 320 shares at $2.00 a piece (now that’s equivalent to 32 shares at $20.00/share after the reverse split). I have been […]

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50 Ford Shares Purchased in My IRA

This probably isn't something I really want to buy because of the struggle of the US auto industry. However, I made this one-time purchase today in my IRA account. Before transferring my IRA from Scottrade to Vanguard, I have four Vanguard funds plus a non-Vanguard fund, BRSIX in my account. Since Scottrade charges commission for […]

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China Life to Conduct 2:1 Split

According to Briefing.com, China Life Insurance (LFC) will conduct a 2:1 stock split when the trading begins on December 29th. There have been some rumors on Yahoo! Finance discussion board lately about the split, but this is the first official announcement. Closed near $140 yesterday, the price after the split will be much more affordable. […]

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My Stock Holdings

More than half of our taxable investment assets are in individual stocks. Currently I have 14 stocks/ETFs at four discount brokerage firms plus ComputerShare, the DRIP program provider. Following is a list of stocks I own: Symbol Value First purchase %Gain Monthly purchase BAC $1,014 11/10/06 -3.37 $50* GRRF $3,544 03/30/06 -12.17 $0 LFC $50,910 […]

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LFC Won Regulatory Approval for Domestic Listing

According to Reuters, China Life Insurance (LFC) has won approval to sell its class-A shares in Shanghai, which could raise $3.2 billion or 25 billion yuan, making the offering the second largest in the history of Chinese domestic public offering. Encouraged by the news, LFC is now trading above $105 in NYSE, more than $3 […]

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