Accounting firm KPMG has resigned as the auditor for Herbalife (NYSE_HLF), a dietary supplements maker, and the shoe retailer Skechers (NYSE_SKX) after a rogue partner allegedly leaked information about the companies to someone who used it for insider trading.
KPMG said it has fired the partner and had no reason to believe there were any problems with the financial reports of the two companies. KPMG did withdraw its recent audit reports on both companies because it felt its independence had been compromised.
KPMG didn't reveal the partner's identity. It announced the dismissal in a statement late Monday in which it also said it was resigning as auditor for two companies that it didn't identify.
Herbalife and Skechers made their own announcements on Tuesday confirming that they were they companies involved. Skechers said KPMG told it that the ex-partner provided the inside information in exchange for money and is under federal investigation. Continue reading "KPMG resigns as auditor for Herbalife, Skechers"
Hello traders everywhere! Adam Hewison here, co-founder of MarketClub with your mid-day market update for Friday, the 15th of February.
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CARL ICHAN VS BILL ACKMAN, NOW IT'S PERSONAL
One of the biggest mistakes you can make in trading is getting personal with the market. That is why it's amazing to me to see Carl Ichan and Bill Ackman act like two school kids with this very public fight over HERBALIFE. The one-on-one animosity and hatred they have for each other is now in the public arena. Basically, they both want to win on HERBALIFE and the reality is it's going to cost one of their hedge fund clients a lot of money. After the close in after hours trading, Carl Ichan announced that he had purchased 14 million shares, effectively giving him a 12.98 percent stake in HERBALIFE. This was enough to push shares of HERBALIFE up 20% in after hours trading. Continue reading "Today's Video Newsletter: Now it's getting personal - and what's going on in GOLD!"
Hello traders everywhere! Adam Hewison here, co-founder of MarketClub with your mid-day market update for Thursday, the 14th of February.
HOW TO MAKE A ANOTHER BILLION LIKE SOROS
Yesterday our MarketClub TV show covered the foreign exchange markets and just how big and important they are in the world of trading. There is news today that US hedge fund investor, George Soros, made another billion dollars since last November betting against the Yen. With the help of our Trade Triangle technology, we will see whether or not you would have made any money in the Yen move. What do you think about this currency?
If you didn't see yesterday's show, you can watch it here. Continue reading "Today's Video Newsletter: SOROS makes another Billion, HERBALIFE and the KETCHUP KING!"