Dan Freed

Dan Freed has been covering Wall Street since 2000. He has been a reporter for Wall Street Letter, BondWeek, Corporate Financing Week, Real Estate Finance & Investment, Investment Dealers' Digest and Institutional Investor magazine. He has also published freelance writing in New York Press and The New York Sun. He graduated from Northwestern University with a B.A. in English.


Recent Articles By The Author

How U.S. Corporations Use Overseas Cash in U.S. Without Paying Taxes

How U.S. Corporations Use Overseas Cash in U.S. Without Paying Taxes

Why the trillion dollars of U.S. corporate cash “trapped” overseas isn’t as much of a problem as you might think.

Why AutoZone Might Have Gone Too Far With Stock Buybacks

Why AutoZone Might Have Gone Too Far With Stock Buybacks

AutoZone's buyback-fueled strategy to grow earnings per share looks to be running out of gas.

7 Companies That Could Be Ready to Issue Dividends or Share Buybacks

7 Companies That Could Be Ready to Issue Dividends or Share Buybacks

Whether spurred on by activists or acting on their own, these companies have strong potential for dividends and buybacks.

More Activists Are Fine With Management -- They Just Want the Cash

More Activists Are Fine With Management -- They Just Want the Cash

More activists are going after big companies not to change management but to unload their cash.

Do Fifth Street and Medley Dividend Cuts Signal Trouble for BDCs?

Do Fifth Street and Medley Dividend Cuts Signal Trouble for BDCs?

Fifth Street and Medley Capital slashed dividends Monday, but the outlook for investors in business development companies, or BDCs is generally pretty good.

Fifth Street, Medley Capital Shares Fall After Cutting Dividends

Fifth Street, Medley Capital Shares Fall After Cutting Dividends

Business development companies Fifth Street Finance and Medley Capital Corp. both moved lower Monday after the companies cut their dividends as they announced fiscal first quarter earnings.

Buzzkill: Marijuana Stock Frenzy Looks Like It's Totally Crashed

Buzzkill: Marijuana Stock Frenzy Looks Like It's Totally Crashed

Pot-related stocks have gone up in flames over the past year amid legal woes and failure to show any profits.

Ocwen Financial Shares Soar After Update on Loan, Cash Position

Ocwen Financial Shares Soar After Update on Loan, Cash Position

Shares of embattled mortgage servicer Ocwen Financial surge as much as 20% Thursday after an update shows the company is on firmer financial footing than many investors may have thought.

This Energy IPO May Generate Strong Demand Despite Plunging Prices

This Energy IPO May Generate Strong Demand Despite Plunging Prices

It may look like an odd time for an IPO of an energy MLP, but demand for units of Columbia Pipeline Partners is expected to be strong.

This Tiny Oil and Gas Company Is Actually Benefitting From Price Drop

This Tiny Oil and Gas Company Is Actually Benefitting From Price Drop

The plunge in oil prices has made blue-chips like Exxon Mobil and Chevron look tempting, but their shares haven't fallen nearly as far as tiny Madalena Energy,