David R. Harper

David R. Harper

  • • CEO and founder of Bionic Turtle
  • • Holder of CFA and FRM licenses
  • • Contributor at Seeking Alpha

Experience

David is a published author with a popular YouTube channel on expert finance topics including quantitative analysis, investing, and code applications. He has answered over 15,000 expert finance questions in the Bionic Turtle forum. He is an expert in financial products, financial markets, valuation models, and risk models. He has also taught thousands of students on the following subjects: credit risk, market risk, operational risk, and investment risk.

Education

David received his bachelor's degree from the University of California, Berkeley.

Quote from David

"I love to find the simplest possible explanation to a difficult concept."

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  1. Bonds / Fixed Income

    Understanding Treasury Yield And Interest Rates

    By understanding the factors that influence treasury yield and interest rates, you can learn to anticipate their movement ...
  2. Financial Analysis

    Basel II Accord To Guard Against Financial Shocks

    Problems with the original accord became evident during the subprime crisis in 2007.
  3. Financial Analysis

    The Equity-Risk Premium: More Risk For Higher Returns

    Learn how the expected extra return on stocks is measured and why academic studies usually estimate a low premium.
  4. Chart Strategy

    Exploring the Exponentially Weighted Moving Average

    Learn how to calculate a metric that improves on simple variance.
  5. Trading Strategy

    Forces that move stock prices

    You can't predict exactly how stocks will behave, but knowing what affects prices will put you ahead of the pack.
  6. Investing Strategy

    Warren Buffett's Investing Style Reviewed

    Legendary investor Warren Buffett uses these twelve investing tenets when determining the future value of a company's stock.
  7. Bonds / Fixed Income

    Corporate Bonds: An Introduction to Credit Risk

    Understand how corporate bonds often offer higher yields, and discover how it is important to evaluate the risk, including ...
  8. Financial Analysis

    Find The Right Fit With Probability Distributions

    In this article, we'll go over a few of the most popular probability distributions and show you how to calculate them.
  9. Financial Analysis

    Calculating the Equity Risk Premium

    See the model in action with real data and evaluate whether its assumptions are valid. Here is how to calculate the equity ...
  10. Trading Instruments

    Contango vs. Normal Backwardation

    Learn about the futures curve, contango and backwardation, and what they mean for hedgers and speculators.
  11. Investing

    Hedge Funds Hunt for Upside, Regardless of Market

    Hedge funds seek positive absolute returns through aggressive strategies to make this happen.
  12. Investing Strategy

    Continuous compound interest

    Different frequency in compound interest results in different returns. Check out how continuous compounding accelerates your ...
  13. Investing Strategy

    How to use Monte Carlo simulation with GBM

    Learn how to estimate risk with the use of a Monte Carlo simulation to predict future events through a series of random trials. ...
  14. Financial Analysis

    Understanding Liquidity Risk

    Make sure that your trades are safe by learning how to measure the liquidity risk.
  15. Financial Analysis

    How To Analyze Real Estate Investment Trusts

    REITs are much like dividend-paying companies, but analyzing them requires consideration of the accounting treatment of property. ...
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