Deutsche Boerse

The Danger of Investing in Takeover Targets

The case of International Paper's hostile offer for forest products company Temple-Inland is a lesson in why you shouldn't just jump on a hot takeover stock. IP offered Temple 45% more than its market value, and got shot down. Investors who hoped to cash in are likely to be stuck with loses.

Nasdaq, ICE Drop $11 Billion Bid for NYSE Euronext

Nasdaq and IntercontinentalExchange are withdrawing their $11 billion bid for the New York Stock Exchange after recognizing that it wouldn't receive regulatory approval. The decision leaves the path open for NYSE Euronext to merge with the German exchange operator Deutsche Boerse.

Does It Matter That a German Exchange May Control the NYSE?

The fabled New York Stock Exchange isn't what it used to be. Today's NYSE Euronext has lost a huge volume of trading to upstart computerized exchanges in recent years, and scandals have tarnished its luster. Now, Germany's Deutsche Boerse wants to buy control of it. I say: "Sell!"