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EssentialInvestor Tutorials

How To Invest Like Gordon Gekko

Featuring Jamie McDonald

Nov 30, 2022 • 11 minutes

Essential

Investor Tutorials

How To Invest Like Gordon Gekko

There are several ways to profit as an event-driven portfolio manager. Jamie McDonald explains all of them.

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Featuring Jamie McDonald

Nov 30, 2022 • 11 minutes

A legendary mystique surrounds arbitrage, largely the creation of Michael Douglas-as-Gordon Gekko in the seminal cinema classic “Wall Street.” Though the swashbuckling corporate raider of the 1980s is now more often a steely-eyed mathematics wiz, this type of investing can be understood by the average investor. Real Vision’s Jamie McDonald breaks it all down – merger arbitrage, convertible arbitrage, special situations, distressed assets – in this introduction to event-driven investing. Using real-world examples featuring some of history’s best "arbitrageurs," Jamie demonstrates how to exploit price inefficiencies in and around corporate events.

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Investor Tutorials is designed to help investors better understand critical market, financial, business, and economic concepts. From the largely unknown to the chronically misunderstood, we focus on ideas the mastery of which will add serious value to investors' decision-making process.

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