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.

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!"