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Activist shareholders may help firms in the long term

Activist Shareholders May Help Firms in the Long Term

Activist shareholders are often criticized for seeking quick profits instead of nurturing companies’ long-term health. But in a new study, Yale SOM’s Song Ma and his collaborators find evidence that activist hedge fund investors boost innovation during the five years after intervention.
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leverage-induced fire sale

How Leverage Turns Market Corrections into Crashes?

Leverage-induced fire sales, in which highly-leveraged investors are forced to sell more and more because prices are falling, can turn stock market corrections into economy-damaging crashes.
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