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NEWS
April 12, 2016
THREE longtime Daily News editors have won national awards for headline writing from the American Copy Editors Society. The Daily News awards, for headlines written in 2015 at newspapers below 100,000 circulation, went to: * First place, staff portfolio: Joe Berkery, Doug Darroch, Drew McQuade (Seed Money, Acting Our Rage, The New Furor, Shot of Heroine, Chaka Con, Frock Star, To D.I.Y. For, I'm Calling Momcast!, Where the Gun Don't Shine, Prints of Thieves) * First place, individual portfolio: Doug Darroch (We're Shattered, Seed Money, Punching Up the Plot, Where the Gun Don't Shine, To D.I.Y.
BUSINESS
April 27, 2016
The company, founded by Richard S. Oller, is a $1.5 billion, multifaceted operation based in Philadelphia. Property management: National rental portfolio, including TCS Management, locally. Sales and leasing: The Condo Shop and its TCS Homes division. Investment services: Rittenhouse Realty Advisors
NEWS
January 15, 2013
Pennsylvania Real Estate Investment Trust, or PREIT, said it completed the sale of Paxton Towne Centre in Harrisburg for $76.8 million. The sale to Kansas-based Rubenstein Real Estate Co. L.C. represents a gain on approximately $33.6 million, and net proceeds of $24.9 million after closing costs for the trust, PREIT said in a statement. Philadelphia-based PREIT has a portfolio of 47 retail-shopping properties, including the Cherry Hill and Willow Grove Park malls, in 13 states in the eastern half of the United States.
BUSINESS
June 18, 2015 | By Jacob Adelman, Inquirer Staff Writer
American Realty Capital Hospitality Trust will acquire the Hyatt Place hotel in Princeton, New Jersey, in a deal to buy 13 hotels in nine states for $300 million, the company said in a statement Tuesday. The New York-based investment trust plans to purchase the portfolio of hotels from affiliates of Noble Investment Group, a hospitality real estate private equity firm in Atlanta. The deal, along with other recent acquisitions, would bring ARC Hospitality's total portfolio to 166 hotels with nearly 20,200 rooms across 34 states, the company said.
BUSINESS
October 18, 2013 | By Joseph N. DiStefano, Inquirer Staff Writer
In his crowded townhouse office on Locust Street, Howard Trauger was calming an investor over the phone Wednesday. Shouldn't stock prices be collapsing, with all the "silliness" in Congress, and the threat that the United States would default on its debt? asked the caller, head of a foundation that invests more than $2 million of its endowment with Trauger's firm, Schuylkill Capital Management. "As a matter of fact, they aren't" collapsing, Trauger, a ruddy Schuylkill County native who has been buying and selling securities for a living since he cut his teeth at the Girard Bank in the 1970s, told his client.
BUSINESS
September 6, 2012 | By Erin E. Arvedlund, Inquirer Columnist
We all do it: We don't sell a stock when we should, even after the share price has hit our hoped-for target, or it has lost value and stayed low. We fall in love with our portfolio holdings. Professionals offer tips on how to sell as a discipline. We checked in with the folks running Logan Capital Management's Concentrated Value portfolio day to day. Marvin Kline and Rich Buchwald, managing directors at the $2 billion Ardmore money-management firm, are Penn alums (one undergrad, one grad school)
BUSINESS
December 5, 2013 | By Erin E. Arvedlund, Inquirer Columnist
Hard to believe, but as of Wednesday, there are fewer than 20 trading days left in the year. So, if you want to take profits in your stock portfolio, now would be the time. Almost all major asset classes except commodities have posted gains this year: The S&P 500 equity gauge has rallied 26 percent, on pace for its biggest annual gain since 2003, and reached an all-time high on Nov. 27. The 2014 market is unlikely to match 2013's stellar gains. "Equities may post further gains in the year ahead, despite the strong runup this year and the abiding potential for some pullback," notes Sage Financial Group, of West Conshohocken, in its latest note to investors.
BUSINESS
November 21, 2013 | By Erin E. Arvedlund, Inquirer Columnist
You don't have to be a professional to invest smartly - get informed and educate yourself. That's exactly what Rita Miller did when she joined the Philadelphia-area chapter of Better Investing, a national nonprofit club. Better Investing chapters help retail investors study portfolios and host events to learn about picking stocks. Miller and her club members meet monthly to go over their portfolio of 11 stocks, which currently include CH Robinson Worldwide (Symbol: CHRW); automotive suppler LKQ Corp.
BUSINESS
February 14, 2014 | By Erin E. Arvedlund, Inquirer Columnist
What is the main difference between a mutual fund and a hedge fund? These days, the goodies inside the portfolios are strikingly similar. The only difference might be the wrapping paper. For instance, which is riskier? A hedge fund holding hundreds of diversified stocks, or a mutual fund such as the popular Fairholme Fund (symbol: FAIRX), which has about 40 percent in one stock - the recovering insurer AIG? An investor's aptitude for risk should be the result of analysis. To navigate the increasingly blurred lines between mutual funds and hedge funds, we checked in with Brian Portnoy, whom I first interviewed a decade ago when he was a mutual fund analyst for the Morningstar Inc. database.
BUSINESS
April 1, 2014 | By Erin E. Arvedlund, Inquirer Columnist
If you're a fan of buying low and selling high, then some (but not all) markets outside the U.S. might represent value for your portfolio. We interviewed Mebane Faber (his first name is Scottish, pronounced "meb-bin"), a portfolio manager running about $350 million in assets. His firm recently launched a new exchange-traded fund called the Cambria Global Value ETF (GVAL). This fund invests in roughly 100 stocks in the world's most undervalued markets, and Faber says those are - brace yourselves - Greece, Russia, Hungary, Ireland, Spain, Czech Republic, Italy, and Portugal.
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