FDI in Developing Countries: The Chilean Mining Experience

By | Marzo 15th, 2012|

In the decade of the 60ies, the 45 percent of the copper production was in US Company´s hands, being the largest producer and consumer and accounting for most of the output of the copper mines of South America (Copper Development Association, n.d.), in the last years the industry has changed. Now Chile is the world´s major [...]

Company Analysis: International Business Machines (IBM)

By | Diciembre 12th, 2011|

The main purpose of this paper is to analyze the company International Business Machines (IBM) from the standpoint of their fixed income securities and equity, and the Industry where is immersed. The analysis is going to be made from different points of view, passing through the financial states, products and services, strategic position among others, and [...]

Use Simple or Complex Evaluation Tools: The Facebook Example

By | Diciembre 7th, 2011|

When we talk about analyzing the value of a company or a capital investment in equipment, R&D projects, new plants, new machinery or future ventures into new markets as well as expansion and inclusion of new activities, we have a various range of techniques to measure the capital investment appraisal. Like Ian Giddy says, “finding a [...]

Stock Buy-Backs: What do the Executives Have to Say?

By | Diciembre 2nd, 2011|

In times when markets are getting out of recessions or there is a bad performance of the stock markets, there will be an increase in the companies announcing of stock buy-back. This commonly happens when they have extra cash -not always- and must decide how to invest it, one way is to purchase and retire some [...]

Profits for the Future Retirement: Alternative Asset Classes

By | Noviembre 28th, 2011|

Beyond the three primary asset classes where we find bonds, stocks and cash, we have many other types of investments that can be used to diversify our portfolios. These assets are called “Alternative Asset Classes” and cover a wide range of investment opportunities. The more important categories include hedge funds, private equity, natural resources, real estate, [...]

Diversified Investment Portfolio

By | Noviembre 24th, 2011|

When talking about investing in capital or investing funds we think in earning incomes with the lowest risks as possible or even risk free. The problem is that in this day’s instrument that can be considered almost “risk free” -the Treasure Bonds of the US Government- are giving poor returns. For example, the 5 year Treasury [...]