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Cash in as the "Alibaba Shockwave" Creates the World's First Trillion-Dollar Company

How many times have you been reading about a long-ago historical event – or been watching a documentary about it on the History Channel – and thought to yourself: “Wow, it would’ve been really cool to have actually been there to see this happen.”

I couldn’t agree more: As a big history buff myself, I find myself making that statement on a regular basis.

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    One of the Telltale Signs Behind Risky Stocks

    Short-term corporate thinking has been blamed for many of America's economic ills.

    With little foresight beyond next year, management sometimes closes down plants and fudges accounting to make this year's earnings look better and boost the stock price.

    Often, it is simply because management is excessively rewarded by short-term incentives such as stock options.

    While investors might benefit from these shenanigans in the short-run, a new study points out the long-term effects are frequently negative.

    A new Harvard Business School study entitled "Short-termism, Investor Clientele and Firm Risk" has shown that short-termism is bad for investors increasing their risks without any corresponding increase in returns.

    In other words, risk and the short-term thinking usually go hand in hand.

    Breaking Down the Conference Call

    The study used a very interesting method to find out which companies are short-term oriented or more risky.

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