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. Bonds / Fixed Income

    What is the difference between Macaulay duration and modified duration?

    Find out more about the Macaulay duration and modified duration, how to calculate them and the difference between the Macaulay ...
  2. Investing Strategy

    What is the formula for calculating the capital asset pricing model (CAPM) in Excel?

    Find out more about the capital asset pricing model (CAPM) and the formula for calculating it in Microsoft Excel.
  3. Asset Allocation

    What is an option's implied volatility and how is it calculated?

    Learn what implied volatility is, how it is calculated using the Black-Scholes option pricing model and how to use a simple ...
  4. 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 ...
  5. 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 ...
  6. 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.
  7. Credit, Loans & Mortgages

    What is the difference between compounding interest and simple interest?

    Simple interest is only based on the principal amount of a loan, while compound interest is based on the principal amount ...
  8. Mutual Funds

    3 Mutual Funds That Hold Facebook Stock (FB)

    Explore detailed analysis of three mutual funds that include common stock of social media giant Facebook, Inc. in their top ...
  9. Company Insights

    Top 5 Shareholders of GoPro (GPRO)

    Despite some growing pains declines in share price, GoPro's largest investors are maintaining their stakes.
  10. Financial Analysis

    The Top 4 Yelp Shareholders (YELP)

    Read about the top major direct holders of Yelp Inc., and learn about the backgrounds of these shareholders and the numbers ...
  11. FA Profession

    The 4 Best S&P 500 Index Funds

    Discover detailed analysis of the best S&P 500 Index funds, and learn about their characteristics, historical statistics ...
  12. Financial Analysis

    What items are considered liquid assets?

    Learn what a liquid asset is, some examples of liquid assets, what a non-liquid asset is and what determines whether as asset ...
  13. 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 ...
  14. 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 ...
  15. 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.
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