Merger Arbitrage

Definition:

In the context of hedge funds, a style of management that involves the simultaneous purchase of stock in a company being acquired and the sale of stock in its acquirer.

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Presidential election cycle theory

A theory that stock market trends can be predicted and explained by the four-year presidential election cycle.

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