Intra-Cellular Therapies (“ITCI”) Stock Soars While Key Clinical Data Not Presented to Shareholders Looks Highly Disappointing

(July 15th, 2015) Biotech stocks have been on fire. And for good reason as numerous life-saving discoveries have come out of small, previously-unknown firms, making their owners rich many times over. But beneath the surface, a number of troubling drug development companies have caught the attention of investors with clinical data that’s dubious at best. With seemingly endless amounts of optimism, these biotech stocks have ridden the wave of investor enthusiam even when the data doesn’t look as promising as the market caps seem to indicate.

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All You Ever Wanted to Know About Retrophin But Were Afraid to Ask

(June 2nd, 2014) Humans, like atoms, abhor unsteady states of existence. Just like electron transport gravitates towards a steady-state, people gravitate towards peaceful lands and away from battleground areas. Read more

Know What to Buy When Putin Comes Knocking

So Putin rolls a bunch of tanks up to the Ukrainian border and the market slides a percent or so. In any other market that would be considered a yawn. But here in the good ‘ol US of A, where the average active investor can barely remember the dog days of ’08, few traders seem to have the skill set necessary to maneuver in a down market. Having done this for 20+ years, I thought it would be helpful to share my trading tips for when war comes knocking.
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Little Bear Investments LLC Supports CIT Bond Exchange; Seeks to Discuss with Company Amending Terms of Exchange for Certain Classes of Long Term Debt

October 02

NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Little Bear Investments LLC, (“Little Bear”) an owner of CIT Group, Inc. (“CIT”) (NYSE:CIT)┬ádebentures, approves of today’s release by the CIT Board of Directors and Steering Committee (collectively, the “Committee”) of the Offering Memorandum, Disclosure Statement and Solicitation of Acceptances of a Prepackaged Plan of Reorganization (the “Bond Exchange”). The Bond Exchange is designed to reduce the direct and indirect unsecured debt in CIT by approximately $5.7 billion. In order to accomplish this, the Bond Exchange offers certain bondholders the right to exchange existing unsecured bonds (“Old Notes”) for new secured bonds (“New Notes”) plus additional consideration consisting of new shares of preferred stock (“New Preferred”).

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