Although the average investor often turns a blind eye to hedge fund activity, paying attention to the best managers can be both wise and profitable. Here at Insider Monkey, we track the U.S.’s top 450 funds, and our research shows that, historically, their consensus small-cap picks have beaten the market handily (see just how much here).
On Oct. 1, 2012, defense and security conglomerate Tyco International (NYSE: TYC) completed its spin-off of residential security firm ADT Corp. (NYSE: ADT). The split created a company that boasted $3.25 billion in annual revenues and an EBITDA of $1.36 billion. ADT is by far the largest home security and automation business in the United States and enjoys a substantial presence in Canada as well.
Following the split more »
Gateway Investment Advisers is one of the longest-running option hedging portfolios. Gateway has earned popularity for its hedge equity strategies that serve risk-conscious investors. It relies on near-term performance of the stock market to a lesser extent if compared to most fund managers that utilize the equity strategy.
The Cincinnati-based fund manager had a total of $10.325 billion worth of assets under management by the end of 2012 with more »
My personal portfolio is a little small-cap heavy right now. So I've been doing some research to get a little more diversification. In my article The Best of the Big Boys, I explored which of the five largest publicly traded companies offers the best investing opportunity to buy and hold investors. In a similar fashion, I want to explore some mid-cap stocks. Mid-cap companies are companies with a $1- more »
The media is in love with action. Anything that is out of the ordinary is given a warm embrace and is promoted to become the “event of the day.” “Sandy”, the terrible storm that shook America a week ago, most definitely deserved its place in the news: It has taken the lives of many people and caused massive destruction that is estimated at around $60B. But, what are the financial more »
NACCO Industries (NYSE: NC) completed the spinoff of its materials-handling operations through a stock dividend at the end of September 2012, with the new company operating as Hyster-Yale Materials Handling (NYSE: HY).
On Sept. 12, NACCO Industries declared a stock dividend of one share of Hyster-Yale Materials Handling Class A and Class B stock for each share of NACCO Industries Class A and Class B shares owned. The spinoff more »