Financial Theory Articles

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  1. The Chinese Wall Protects Against Conflicts Of Interest

    After the crash of 1929, this barrier helped define ethical limits, but it did little to prevent fraud.
  2. The Basics Of Game Theory

    Break down and examine the potential consequences of economic/financial scenarios.
  3. Oil As An Asset: Hotelling's Theory On Price

    Not sure where oil prices are headed? This theory provides some insight.
  4. A Deeper Look At Alpha

    The Jensen index helps investors compare realized returns to what should've been achieved.
  5. Introduction To Stationary And Non-Stationary Processes

    What to know about stationary and non-stationary processes before you try to model or forecast.
  6. Basel II Accord To Guard Against Financial Shocks

    Problems with the original accord became evident during the subprime crisis in 2007.
  7. The History Of Information Machines

    Discover how technology changed the way we exchange information when trading.
  8. For Companies, Green Is The New Black

    Sustainability and reducing environmental impact are hot corporate objectives. Find out why.
  9. Monte Carlo Simulation With GBM

    Learn to predict future events through a series of random trials.
  10. Scenario Analysis Provides Glimpse Of Portfolio Potential

    This statistical method estimates how far a stock might fall in a worst-case scenario.
  11. Exploring The Exponentially Weighted Moving Average

    Learn how to calculate a metric that improves on simple variance.
  12. Mark-To-Market Mayhem

    Did this accounting convention contribute to the credit crisis of 2008? Find out here.
  13. From Beads To Binary: The History Of Computing

    Investing today couldn't happen without the inventions of yesterday. Learn more here.
  14. How Basel 1 Affected Banks

    This 1988 agreement sought to decrease the potential for bankruptcy among major international banks.
  15. The Globalization Of Financial Services

    The key to survival for many financial institutions will be to efficiently serve a global customer base.
  16. What Makes An M&A Deal Work?

    Do you know why companies merge? Here we'll take a look at three successful company acquisitions and why they succeeded. ...
  17. Warren Buffett: The Road To Riches

    Find out how he went from selling soft drinks to buying up companies and making billions of dollars.
  18. Rate Cuts Don't Guarantee Great Returns

    Pundits often advise buying after the Fed cuts interest rates, but this advice could cost you.
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