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Thoughts on the Glencore IPO

April 18, 2011

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“Glencore is a leading integrated producer and marketer of commodities. The Company is active in every step of the supply chain in metals and minerals, energy and agricultural products. Glencore produces, sources, processes, refines, transports, stores, finances and supplies commodities used by the world’s industries.”  In the year-ending December 2010 the company earned net income of $3.8bn on […]

The FTSE 100 just isn’t British

January 10, 2011

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It is normal practice for the financial press, the sell-side community and investors themselves to refer to the FTSE 100 index as a proxy for the performance of the United Kingdom stock market.  While all the constituents of the index are indeed members of the London Stock Exchange, they do not necessarily have any connection […]