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Shark Watcher & Shark Watching Explained

Shark Watcher & Shark Watching Explained

A Shark Watcher is a firm that specializes in the early detection of takeovers by monitoring trading patterns in a client’s stock. Shark Watching is a term that is very similar to “blood in the water”, which is a situation that occurs when a company’s share price is beaten down by a combination of factors – business problems, management problems or financial problems. The low share price (the blood in the water) attracts potential acquirers which are called sharks.

About the Instructor

Jack Farmer – Curriculum Director at New York Institute of Finance
Jack specializes in training and consulting solutions for portfolio risk management, FX and interest rate derivatives and trading, equity index and volatility trading, equity derivatives and structured equity products, financial statement analysis and hedge accounting.

Learn more about Risk Management

In the Risk Management Professional Certificate course, you will develop a comprehensive survey of the practice of Risk Management. The major types of risk are identified, risk management tools and techniques are reviewed and financial regulation is covered.

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The New York Institute of Finance presents the Fast Finance Video series – a curated playlist of quick-fire financial lessons pertaining to the securities industry. Fast Finance provides expert knowledge to entry-level analysts to heads of central banks ranging from fast-paced breakdowns of industry developments to complex deep drives into regulations, compliance and securities valuation.

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About NYIF

The New York Institute of Finance (NYIF) is a global leader in professional training for financial services and related industries. NYIF courses cover everything from investment banking, asset pricing, insurance and market structure to financial modeling, treasury operations, and accounting. The New York Institute of Finance has a faculty of industry leaders and offers a range of program delivery options, including self-study, online courses, and in-person classes. Founded by the New York Stock Exchange in 1922, NYIF has trained over 250,000 professionals online and in class, in over 120 countries.

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