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Seth Klarman Goes Bargain Hunting: 2 Stocks He Just Bought

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Seth Klarman is CEO and portfolio manager of Baupost Group, an investment firm that manages billions in assets for families, foundations, endowments, and other institutions. However, some might know Klarman as the author of Margin of Safety -- a long out-of-print title that is considered one of the best books on value investing, with copies selling for over $1,000 on eBay.

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Getting and Optimizing Leverage in Private Equity

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Unlock the power of leverage in private equity. Discover the advantages of a relationship bank providing leverage on both fund and portfolio level, optimizing your investments for maximum returns. Read more in our latest article, where Petr Polach, Co-Head of Group Structured Finance & Investment Banking at Raiffeisen Bank International AG dives deeper into the strategies and benefits of leverage in private equity.

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Nvidia Stock Just Got Spectacular News From Super Micro and Dell Technologies

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In today's video, I discuss recent updates impacting Nvidia (NASDAQ: NVDA) , Super Micro Computer (NASDAQ: SMCI) , and Dell Technologies (NYSE: DELL). Check out the short video to learn more, consider subscribing, and click the special offer link below. *Stock prices used were the after-market prices of May 20, 2024. The video was published on May 20, 2024.

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No, The Stock Market is Not Rigged Against the Little Guy

A Wealth of Common Sense

Here’s a take from Dave Portnoy: A lot of people share these views. It’s the kind of thing that gets people riled up. The market is rigged! It’s one giant casino where the house always wins! That narrative tends to accompany stories like this: Investors who jumped into the latest online frenzy over shares of the struggling video game retailer lost $13.1 billion in just three days from the mania’s.

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2 Spectacular ETFs That Can Help You Capitalize on the Artificial Intelligence (AI) Boom

The Motley Fool

Artificial intelligence (AI) took the world by storm since early last year. Software applications like ChatGPT are capable of instantly generating text, images, videos, and computer code through the power of AI, and they are driving a productivity boom for businesses. In fact, some Wall Street forecasts suggest AI will add anywhere between $7 trillion and $200 trillion to the global economy in the coming decade.

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LabGenius Raises £35M in Series B Funding

FinSMEs

LabGenius, a London, UK-based drug discovery company, raised £35M in Series B funding. The round was led by M Ventures (the strategic, corporate venture capital arm of science and technology company Merck), with participation from additional new investors Octopus Ventures and LG Corp, together with existing investors including Atomico, Kindred Capital, Lux Capital and Obvious […] The post LabGenius Raises £35M in Series B Funding appeared first on FinSMEs.

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H Raises $220M in Seed Funding

FinSMEs

H, a Paris, France-based global foundation model and agentic AI company, raised $220M in Seed funding. Backers included Accel, UiPath Inc., Bpifrance, through its Large Venture fund, Eric Schmidt, Xavier Niel, Amazon, FirstMark, Elaia Partners, Eurazeo, Yuri Milner, Bernard Arnault’s Aglaé Ventures, Creandum, Motier Ventures, Samsung, and Visionaries Club among others.

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Billionaire Investors David Tepper and Michael Burry Just Piled Into Alibaba. Is It Time to Buy the Stock Hand Over Fist?

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Alibaba (NYSE: BABA) stock is becoming more popular with billionaire investors. Two well-regarded hedge fund managers greatly increased their stakes in the company during the first quarter. David Tepper of Appaloosa Management made the Chinese e-commerce giant his top holding after more than doubling his position in Q1. Alibaba now represents about 12% of his portfolio.

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Haz Raises $1.4M in Pre-Seed Funding

FinSMEs

Haz, a London, UK-based startup providing an AI social commerce app, raised $1.4M in Pre-Seed funding. The round was led by Speedinvest with participation from the scout programmes of A16Z, Atomico and Concept Ventures, along with angels from Lapse, Lendable, Lottie & Ecoigo. The company intends to use the funds to further develop and train […] The post Haz Raises $1.4M in Pre-Seed Funding appeared first on FinSMEs.

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Billionaires Are Buying Beaten-Down Pfizer Stock Hand Over Fist. Should You Follow Their Lead?

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The past couple of years haven't been easy ones to be a Pfizer (NYSE: PFE) shareholder. The windfall profits its COVID-19 products produced in the early days of the pandemic evaporated much faster than expected. Disappointed investors have pushed Pfizer's stock price down by more than half from its peak in late 2021. Perhaps sensing a bargain, billionaire fund managers climbed over each other this year to scoop up shares of the pharmaceutical industry giant.

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RootNote Raises $1.5M in Pre-Seed Funding

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RootNote, an Indianapolis, Indiana-based creator and athlete data startup, raised $1.5M in Pre-Seed funding. The round was led by Elevate Ventures. The company intends to use the funds to expand operations and its development efforts. Led by CEO Jason Burchard, RootNote is a software as a service (SaaS) company serving creative teams and content creators […] The post RootNote Raises $1.5M in Pre-Seed Funding appeared first on FinSMEs.

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Here's Why Nvidia Stock Could Sustain Its Stunning Bull Run After May 22

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This year is shaping up to be a record-breaking one for Nvidia (NASDAQ: NVDA) investors as shares of the semiconductor giant have already shot up more than 91%, and there is a good chance that the stock's rally could get a nice shot in the arm once Nvidia reports its first-quarter fiscal 2025 earnings on Wednesday, May 22. Nvidia is heading into its next quarterly report riding on favorable developments within the artificial intelligence (AI) semiconductor market, which can help it crush Wall St

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Carl Raises $1.15M in Pre-Seed Funding

FinSMEs

Carl, a NYC-based AgeTech company dedicated to provide dementia-friendly products, raised $1.15M in Pre-Seed funding. Backers were not disclosed. Co-founded by Niclas Sellebraten and Farid Chaouki, Carl is an AgeTech company focused on transforming dementia care and the caregiving experience through innovative, user-friendly solutions that enhance communication and foster community.

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Can Costco Become a Trillion-Dollar Stock by 2030?

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You probably wouldn't believe that a company that has nothing to do with technological disruption or game-changing innovation has crushed the Nasdaq Composite Index. But that's exactly what Costco (NASDAQ: COST) has done. Its shares have soared 220% just in the past five years. Can this top retail enterprise become a trillion-dollar stock by 2030? Continue reading to see if Costco can make it into this exclusive club that currently only has seven businesses.

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Help your downsizing clients create their legacy

Investment Writing

Many investment and financial advisors have older clients who struggle with decluttering as they prepare to downsize. I picked up some useful ideas from a session presented by Matt Paxton, the host of the PBS program Legacy List and the author of a book that had the same title as his presentation, Keep the Memories, Lose the Stuff: Declutter, Downsize, and Move Forward with Your Life.

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Should You Follow Billionaire Stanley Druckenmiller and Sell Nvidia Stock Before Thursday?

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Nvidia (NASDAQ: NVDA) has been the hottest stock of the artificial intelligence (AI) boom, jumping more than 500% since the start of 2023, but some of the smartest investors now seem to be changing their tune on the skyrocketing stock. Billionaire Stanley Druckenmiller, for example, piled into Nvidia when ChatGPT was first launched, but now the Duquesne Capital Management founder thinks the rally has run out of steam.

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Harbinger Raises Additional $13M in Funding

FinSMEs

Harbinger, a Los Angels, CA-based electric truck manufacturer, raised additional $13M in funding. The round, which brought the total amount to $73M, included participation from Coca-Cola System Sustainability Fund, managed by Greycroft. The company intends to use the funds to to continue expanding its manufacturing capacity and launch its commercial start of production in Q4 of […] The post Harbinger Raises Additional $13M in Funding appeared first on FinSMEs.

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The Best Artificial Intelligence (AI) ETF to Invest $1,000 in Right Now

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There's no denying that artificial intelligence has produced some incredible investment opportunities. There's also no denying, however, that identifying the market's top AI stocks isn't easy. All of these tickers seem to quickly fall in and out of favor, often independently of one another. The rapid evolution of the artificial intelligence industry itself only complicates the challenge.

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Expressable Raises $26M in Series B Funding

FinSMEs

Expressable, an Austin, TX-based company which specializes in research-based, family-centered speech therapy care, raised $26M in Series B funding. The round was led by HarbourVest Partners, with participation from Digitalis Ventures and existing investors F-Prime Capital and Lerer Hippeau. The company intends to use the funds to accelerate its market position and growing partnerships with […] The post Expressable Raises $26M in Series B Funding appeared first on FinSMEs.

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2 Artificial Intelligence (AI) Stocks You Can Buy and Hold for the Next Decade

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The artificial intelligence (AI) market is expanding rapidly and is projected to develop at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 37% through 2030. So, it's no surprise that numerous tech companies have joined the industry in an effort to take a slice of a $200 billion pie. One of the most attractive features of AI is its versatility. The generative technology has the potential to boost countless markets, from consumer products to cloud computing, the automotive industry, video games, producti

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RaiderChip Raises €1M in Seed Funding

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RaiderChip, a Solares, Spain-based hardware design company, raised €1M in Seed funding. Backers were not disclosed. The company intends to use the funds to continue to expand operations and to market its AI acceleration engine. Founded as a spin-off from VISENGI and led by Victor Lopez, RaiderChip is developing IP core hardware solutions aimed at […] The post RaiderChip Raises €1M in Seed Funding appeared first on FinSMEs.

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1 Stock Politicians Are Buying Hand Over Fist

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Examining what stocks U.S. politicians have bought and sold has become a popular trading strategy lately. Because of their information access, they may have more information available to them (especially when it comes to policymaking decisions), which gives them an edge in the market. However, their trades must be made public so their activity is available to the public after a short while.

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Nanopath Receives $4M in Grants

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Nanopath Inc., a Cambridge, Mass.-based point-of-care diagnostics company enabling high-quality molecular testing in minutes, received $4m in federal funding. The company was awarded: Both grants were awarded through the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Program, a competitive program designed to stimulate technological innovations developed by small businesses.

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Costco Will Open Brand-New Clubs in These 6 U.S. Cities This Summer

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Image source: Getty Images Costco is a popular warehouse club with over 850 locations worldwide. In the United States and Puerto Rico, the retailer operates over 600 clubs. Costco continues to build new locations, making its affordable deals available to more shoppers with every additional store it opens. Costco continues to expand You've likely heard friends and family rave about Costco, even if you're not a member or have never stepped foot in a club.

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Expedera Raises $20M Series B Funding Round

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Expedera, a Santa Clara, CA-based licensor of edge inference artificial intelligence (AI) semiconductor intellectual property (IP), raised $20M in Series B funding. The round, which brought the total amount to more than $47M, was led by indie Semiconductor, with participation from other investors. The company intends to use the funds to advance its Neural Processing […] The post Expedera Raises $20M Series B Funding Round appeared first on FinSMEs.

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5 Reasons to Buy the Vanguard S&P 600 Value ETF Like There's No Tomorrow

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Investing doesn't have to be complicated. A simple portfolio of exchange-traded funds ( ETFs ) may be all you need to produce excellent returns over the long run. Many people will allocate their entire stock portfolio to an S&P 500 or total stock market index fund. And while that can be a great foundation for any portfolio, history suggests investors will do well by tilting their holdings toward small-cap value stocks.

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Revolutionizing Law Firm Marketing: FirmPilot AI’s Proprietary Engine

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Setting a company apart from its rivals in the very competitive legal services sector is mostly dependent on marketing. Long dominating this industry, traditional marketing agencies provide tactics that, while successful in their day, frequently fail in the digital era. Now enter FirmPilot AI, a trailblazing startup that uses cutting-edge artificial intelligence to revolutionize the way […] The post Revolutionizing Law Firm Marketing: FirmPilot AI’s Proprietary Engine appeared first

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Social Security Recipients Who Retired During the Pandemic Era Face a COLA Shock Next Year. Here's Why.

The Motley Fool

If you first started claiming Social Security in the past couple of years, you've experienced something very different than those who retired and got their benefits before you. The annual Social Security benefits increases that came your way have been generous raises that gave you a good amount of extra money in your checks. That trend may not continue forever, though.

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Kedaara Capital collects over $1.7bn for India’s biggest PE fund yet

AltAssets

Kedaara Capital has closed India's biggest private equity fund on more than $1.7bn after a rapid 'one-and-done' raise which only began in December last year. The post Kedaara Capital collects over $1.7bn for India’s biggest PE fund yet first appeared on AltAssets Private Equity News.

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High Schoolers Can Join Planet Fitness for Free This Summer

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Image source: Getty Images Summer vacation is almost here. For teens looking for something fun to do with their extra free time, the Planet Fitness High School Summer Pass is returning. Starting June 1, teens aged 14 to 19 can work out at Planet Fitness for free. This program can help high schoolers stay active until school is back in session and makes summer fun more affordable.

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Deal Roundup: Warburg and Temasek buy Specialist Risk Group, KKR backs Vitesse, Infinx

AltAssets

Warburg Pincus and Temasek have agreed to buy insurance intermediary Specialist Risk Group. The company, which was only launched four years ago, now employs more than 600 people and places premiums of more than £1bn. James O’Gara, managing director at Warburg Pincus, said, “We’ve been following SRG’s progression over the past few years with keen […] The post Deal Roundup: Warburg and Temasek buy Specialist Risk Group, KKR backs Vitesse, Infinx first appeared on AltA

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If You'd Invested $10,000 in Eli Lilly Stock 5 Years Ago, Here's How Much You'd Have Today

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Eli Lilly's (NYSE: LLY) broad portfolio of drugs has helped the company's earnings climb over the years -- and in recent times, two products in particular have supercharged growth. The big pharma company sells Mounjaro and Zepbound, both prescribed for weight loss, and demand has been surpassing supply. Pharmaceutical companies are generally viewed as safe investments -- due to people needing their medications no matter what the economy is doing.

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ETF Partners powers to €285m for oversubscribed sophomore sustainable VC fund

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Sustainability-focused European VC investor ETF Partners has raised €285m for its oversubscribed fourth fund. The post ETF Partners powers to €285m for oversubscribed sophomore sustainable VC fund first appeared on AltAssets Private Equity News.

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Why VinFast Stock Just Fell 9%

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VinFast Auto (NASDAQ: VFS) is taking its investors on a roller-coaster ride. One day after shares of the Vietnamese automaker soared 30% on news of a car-charging partnership with Germany's Bosch, VinFast shares skidded 9% (through 10:35 a.m. ET Tuesday) on reports that the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is investigating VinFast's role in a car crash "that killed a family of four.

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