Dow Jones 20,000. How real is the Trump rally? Dow Jones Industrial Average cracked the 20,000 mark for the first time today fueled by President Trump’s promises to cut taxes, adopt protectionist policies, and move manufacturing jobs back to the US. We have already labeled
Month: January 2017
Rationality is overrated. On rational thinking. A few months ago I was asked to address an audience of budding potential actuaries. As I spoke to them about model building, I touched upon the fatal attraction of rationality in making bigger choices and decisions. Of how it
Portfolio Management Alpha dominant strategies. As part of our case discussion in the Portfolio Optimization course this Saturday we proposed a simple question to eighteen odd apprentice Portfolio Managers in the class. We understand how to calculate Beta and Alpha but do we understand how
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Portfolio Management Training workshop, Dubai, Bangkok This intense, hands on two day training workshop on Advance Portfolio Management techniques is meant as a hands on refresher for both new and experienced portfolio managers. The course uses Excel Solver optimization as a canvas for exploring and answering a
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Calculating annual return holding period return or aggregate returns. This weekend while teaching the portfolio management and optimization course to a group of Executive MBA students at IBA we ran into an interesting debate on calculating annual returns, holding period returns and aggregate returns for an
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Arrival – The science you shouldn’t miss. I have always had a weakness for good science fiction. So when I heard about the premise for Arrival and saw its original trailer, I was hooked. While not a big fan of Amy Adams, I was intrigued