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Investing in Stocks Today with the Trump Backdrop

After a steady, low volatility rise in markets buoyed by the perception of a pro-business Trump government, promises of government driven infrastructure spend and large corporate tax cuts being effected. As covered extensively in the market news media, stock prices have been expensive and are amidst one of the longest bull

Buying Property as an Investment for Young Professionals

Sell Side Handbook regularly advocates for young professionals to invest their savings in the stock market as it is the best way to grow wealth. Cash in a savings account is stagnant and erodes in value over time due to price inflation over time. Investing spare funds ensures that money

Acquisition Finance: Bullet Debt

Acquisition Financing – Investment Grade Bonds, Private Placements, Term Loan B, High Yield Debt Bonds, notes and term loans for institutional investors are otherwise seen as much more permanent capital than bank debt and is not meant to be paid down opportunistically. Fixed income investors – which are a distinct group

Acquisition Finance: Bank Debt

Forms of Acquisition Finance When people think about investment bankers, the first thing that comes to mind is usually is mergers & acquisitions. However, beyond the strategy and advisory component to effecting a merger, full service investment banks are eager to win acquisition finance mandates – that is providing the funds

Understanding the Trading Floor

Written by a structurer at a major investment bank Compensation on the Trading Floor versus Investment Banking Getting paid on the trading floor is very different from getting paid in investment banking. From other literature, the trading floor is supposed to be much more meritocratic than investment banking – we can easily

Why Are Canadian Oil & Gas Companies Down?

This runup in oil prices has resulted in energy companies across the globe seeing their stock prices rise as cash flow expectations ramp up. However, Canadian energy companies have lagged global peers and for some names – gas producers in particular - dropped precipitously during this same time period. The reason

February 2018 Oil Price Update

This week, everything is down – stocks, bonds, commodities and Bitcoin have all been hit hard by the return of volatility, with no safe havens (ironically, Snapchat and Twitter did very well). This sell off was not in line with economic data, which was broadly positive throughout the week. Consumers are

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