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An economist and his friend come upon a $100 bill. As the friend reaches to pick it up, the economist says, "Don’t bother; if it were a genuine $100 bill, someone would already have picked it up." — Andrew Lo, The efficient market hypothesis Economics … has not … come to grips with … the inordinate practical importance of a few extreme events. — Benoit Mandelbrot Anything that can't go on forever won't. — Herb Stein The efficient market hypothesis says that the stock market is always fairly priced, that the price of a stock is the best guess about its value given current information. But too many traders and ...
Société Générale Trial Begins This Week - DealBook Blog -
was still going strong, Bernard L. Madoff was a sought-after money manager and subprime mortgages had just caught the attention of regulators. Since then, the biggest trading fraud in history has been dwarfed by other financial crises. But Mr. Kerviel’s rogue bets, which cost Société Générale almost 5 billion euros, were in some ways a harbinger of what was to come, The New York Times’s Katrin Benhold and Nicola Clark write . The former trader, charged with breach of trust, forgery and unauthorized use of the bank’s computer system, faces up to five years in prison and a fine of 375,000 euros, or $449,000, in a trial that ... market research, surveys and trends
The G8 and G20 summits at a glance |
As the dates for the G8 and G20 summits approach you may be wondering what they are, when they're happening and what cast of characters will descend on Toronto and Huntsville in the weeks to come. Here's a short primer including some of the salient history, agenda items, points of opposition and related background reading on the upcoming G8 and G20 summits and why they matter. A brief history The Group of Eight consists of the United States, United Kingdom, France, West Germany, Italy, Japan, Canada and Russia. The G8 meetings were designed to be informal working meetings to discuss issues of mutual international ... market research, surveys and trends


A risk-management plan to help prevent financial crises | Harvard ...
of the current financial crisis reflects the failure of an economic and regulatory philosophy that proved increasingly influential in policy circles during the past three decades. This philosophy, guided more by theory than historical experience, held that private financial institutions not insured by the government could be largely trusted to manage their own risks—to regulate themselves. The crisis has suggested otherwise, particularly since several of the least regulated parts of the system (including non-bank mortgage originators and the major broker-dealer Bear Stearns) were among the first to run into trouble. Former ... industry trends, business articles and survey research
Stern on Finance: The Role of Hedge Funds in Financial Crises ...
On October 2, the U.S. House Oversight and Government Reform Committee announced a Hearing on Regulation of Hedge Funds scheduled for Thursday, November 13, 2008. The focus is on the causes and impacts of the financial crisis on Wall Street, and the Committee will hear from hedge fund managers who have earned over $1 Billion. The underlying premise of these hearings was expressed by Dr. Mahathir Bin Mohamad, the former Prime Minister of Malaysia, who wrote on September 26 “Because of the extraordinary greed of American financiers and businessmen, they invent all kinds of ways to make huge sums of money. We cannot forget ... industry trends, business articles and survey research
The Dodd-Frank Act: Creative Destruction, Destroyed
The dominant theme of the 2,300-page Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act is fear of instability and change, which the act suppresses by subjecting the largest financial firms to banklike regulation. The competitiveness, innovativeness, and risk taking that have always characterized U.S. financial firms will, under this new structure, inevitably be subordinated to supervisory judgments about what these firms can safely be allowed to do. But the worst element of this system is that the extraordinary power given to regulators--and particularly the Federal Reserve--is likely to change the nature of the U.S. ... market trends, news research and surveys resources
KONE Enhances Operations with Ariba
SUNNYVALE, Calif., Aug 31, 2010 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- In the new world of normal, pressure to control costs, minimize risk and improve market share continues. To meet these demands, companies of all sizes are looking to a new breed of solutions that deliver the technology, capabilities and community needed to simplify business commerce and drive results. And KONE Corporation, a global leader providing elevator, escalator and automatic door solutions, is among them. Ariba, Inc. /quotes/comstock/15*!arba /quotes/nls/arba ( 15.53 , -0.08 , -0.51% ) , the leading provider of ... market trends, news research and surveys resources


Creating Value through Strategic Risk Management.cdr
Nov 21, 2009 ... Financial Crises and Risk Management. Subsection 2: Managing Market and Credit Risks (4.5 hours). 1. What causes foreign currency exposure? ... technology research, surveys study and trend statistics
Lessons from the Financial Crisis for Risk Management
Feb 27, 2010 ... Lessons from the Financial Crisis for Risk Management. *. Anil K Kashyap. University of Chicago, Booth School of Business and NBER ... technology research, surveys study and trend statistics
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Accounting (8), Auditing (6), Budgeting (1), Mergers and Acquisitions (1), Risk Management (1), Contracts (1), Business Development (1), Career Management (1), Business Plans (1) As the amount of debt increases, the risk of the firm follows proportionally. Risk and cost flow along the same lines, the more risky the firm is (i.e., the more assets are leveraged toward the debt) the less the firm is worth the higher the debt to ensure an adequate rate of return. Thus as debt increases, the WACC increases. Some of you miss the point, what actually happens to a company's WACC the more debt is taken on? That is the question, ...
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I've used many "dummies" books and I find them very helpful. Some don't like them simply because of the title but don't let that fool you. These books a detailed and outlined in steps and I think would be very beneficial according to your quesiton.  by einlanzer on Sep 15 2007 (33 months ago) Modern Banking (Paperback) by Shelagh Heffernan (Author) Price: $64.47 38 used & new available from $57.59 Book Description Modern Banking focuses on the theory and practice of banking, and its prospects in the new millennium. The book is written for courses in banking and finance ...