Steven Nickolas

Steven Nickolas has nearly ten years of experience working on the sell-side and buy-side, as well as consulting retail and institutional clients on hedging and risk management solutions. Steven holds a Bachelor's degree in Mathematics and Economics, and a Master's degree in Economics. His writing is primarily drawn from experience in multiple fields.

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  1. Financial Analysis

    The Top Tesla Shareholders (TSLA)

    Discover the four largest single shareholders of Tesla Motors, and learn about their backgrounds and how much their shares ...
  2. Financial Analysis

    The Top 5 Rite Aid Shareholders (RAD)

    Learn about the top five major direct shareholders of Rite Aid Corporation, and learn about these shareholders' positions ...
  3. Credit, Loans & Mortgages

    What are the differences between delinquency and default?

    Find out more about loan delinquency, loan default, and the difference between a loan borrower defaulting and being delinquent ...
  4. Markets & Economy

    What are the Characteristics of a Monopolistic Market?

    Learn about monopolistic markets and the main characteristics that distinguish a monopolistic market from other markets.
  5. Trading

    What is the Difference Between a Forward Rate and a Spot Rate?

    The forward rate is the settlement price of a forward contract, while the spot rate is the settlement price of a spot contract.
  6. Financial Analysis

    How do I calculate the degree of operating leverage?

    The degree of operating leverage is a measure used to evaluate how a company's operating income changes with respect to a ...
  7. Markets & Economy

    What is the Difference Between Variable Cost and Fixed Cost in Economics?

    Learn what total costs are comprised of, what variable costs and fixed costs are and what the main difference between fixed ...
  8. Banking

    What is the difference between tier 1 capital and tier 2 capital?

    Tier 1 capital is a bank's core capital, whereas tier 2 capital is a bank's supplementary capital. A bank's total capital ...
  9. Markets & Economy

    What is the Difference Between a Capitalist System and a Free Market System?

    Learn about capitalist and free market systems, how these economic systems function and the main difference between capitalism ...
  10. Markets & Economy

    What is the Difference Between Economies of Scope and Economies of Scale?

    Learn about economies of scope and economies of scale, the difference between the two economic concepts and how they offer ...
  11. Financial Analysis

    What Does it Mean if the Correlation Coefficient is Positive, Negative, or Zero?

    When a coefficient is greater than zero, it is a positive relationship; when the value is less than zero, it is a negative ...
  12. Financial Analysis

    How do you calculate shareholders' equity?

    A company's shareholders' equity is calculated by subtracting a company's total liabilities from its total assets, and can ...
  13. Markets & Economy

    What is the Difference Between Real and Nominal Interest Rates?

    Learn what nominal interest rates and real interest rates are, how real interest rate takes into account the inflation rate, ...
  14. Financial Analysis

    What are Some Examples of Stratified Random Sampling?

    Stratified random sampling divides a population into subgroups or strata, and random samples are taken, in proportion to ...
  15. Credit, Loans & Mortgages

    What is the difference between compounding interest and simple interest?

    Simple interest is calculated by multiplying the principal amount by the interest rate and the number of periods in a loan. ...
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