Investment Mixology: Finding The Illusive Holy Grail Cocktail
Wall Street investment mixologists promote a cocktail that has broad popular appeal but which typically creates an unpleasant aftertaste in the form of bursting bubbles, market crashes, and shareholder lawsuits. Many of the most creative financial nightclubs have been fined by regulators and beaten up by angry mobs with terminal pocketbook cramps.
There has been no shortage in comparisons of the current banking crises in the US and Europe to those of 2008. Just like in 2008, we have major bank executives appearing in the media to tell us all is well despite extreme volatility in their equity values. Another similarity: no one seems to be convinced by their pep talks.
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Traders Unscripted: Meet Dan Gramza, CME Group's Feature Speaker for Futures Trading Education
Easily Understandable Explanation of Derivative Markets
Heidi is the proprietor of a bar in Detroit. She realizes that virtually all of her customers are unemployed alcoholics and, as such, can no longer afford to patronize her bar. To solve this problem, she comes up with a new marketing plan that allows her customers to drink now, but pay later.
Managed Asset Allocation - Working Capital Model Part One
The key to successful Investment Management is Asset Allocation, the process of dividing the available investment dollars into two, and only two, buckets: Equity and Income Investments. All investment grade securities fit within one of these two classifications, based solely upon the primary purpose for their ownership. There are several key issues involved in successful Asset Allocation
How's Your Investment Portfolio Doing? Seven Long-Term Indicators
Before Wall Street conned investors into thinking of calendar quarters as "short-term" and single years as "long-term", market cycles were used to test investment strategies. Performance analysis was a test of management style and overall methodology, not a calendar year horse race with one of the popular averages. Bor-ing, yes--- but meaningful.
The Dark Side of investing beckons like a Siren's song, luring the majority of professional advisors away from the safety and simplicity of The QDI. Institutional propaganda, projections, predictions, and hype have the same affect on unsuspecting boatloads of speculators who most often become shipwrecked on the derivative rocks.
Richard Bookstaber, an authority on derivative trading, testified before a Congressional Committee in a hearing entitled Regulatory Reform and the Derivatives Market on June 4, 2009. Bookstaber has spent years in risk management at various institutions including Morgan Stanley, Solomon Brothers, Citigroup, Ziff Brothers Investments and Bridgewater Associates.