John P. Calamos, Sr., discusses the rise of the middle class in emerging markets and what investors in these markets should focus on.
Based on a review of the aggregate filings for the second quarter of 2012, institutional investors added to their holdings in consumer staples and health care stocks while reducing their exposure to the technology and energy sectors.
In a poll conducted earlier this week, CFA Institute asked its members if tighter regulation of high-frequency trading would meaningfully reduce technical glitches in the stock market. Not surprisingly, nearly two-thirds of respondents thought that tighter regulations would indeed be effective.
Due to a phenomenon known as counterfactual thinking, silver medalists are often less happy than Olympians who capture the bronze. Studies show that counterfactual thinking can also influence how finance professionals pick stocks.
Well-known blogger Joshua Brown, a.k.a The Reformed Broker, recently offered five reasons why Americans are fleeing the stock market. While he makes some sound points, he neglected to account for one key factor affecting stock market performance in the last few decades: the bubble in demand for equities created by Baby Boomers.
Robert Jenkins, FSIP, cites the flaws in the traditional return on equity (ROE) measure in measuring bank financial performance and proposes some much needed alternatives.
This book provides a highly accessible and pragmatic approach to the subject of investment vehicles. For the relative newcomer to active investing, it offers several nuggets of useful information. For veteran system developers interested in further honing their trading acumen, it serves as a refresher of key concepts.
Emanuel Derman spent two decades at Goldman Sachs, making valuable contributions to financial modeling. Before that, as recounted in My Life as a Quant (John Wiley & Sons, 2004), he was a physicist. Today, Derman is the head of risk management at Prisma Capital Partners and directs Columbia University’s financial engineering program. He also devotes energy to combating the belief that security markets can be analyzed with the same mathematical precision as heavenly bodies and subatomic particles.
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