Investing in Special Situations

After reading Joel Greenblatt’s You Can Be a Stock Market Genius, I have been on the lookout for special situations–mergers, acquisitions, and spinoffs. The attractive investment instruments often created in such situations (stocks, bonds, warrants, options, etc.) remind me of the exotic short-lived varieties created in when particles are fused or split in accelerators.

One special situation I have been following closely is Viacom’s spinoff of CBS. Others worth looking at:

IPO Home aggregates good information on IPOs and spin-offs.

Tags: Finance

Updated at: 27 January 2006 12:01 AM

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