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How should the "fitness" of financial traders be measured? What drives the co-evolution of these fitnesses over time? Do sophisticated (informed) traders necessarily drive "noise traders" from financial markets? What are the basic "empirical stylized facts" for financial markets? How well are these stylized facts captured by standard financial models? By agent-based financial models? George Akerlof and Robert J. Shiller, Animal Spirits: How Human Psychology Drives the Economy, and Why It Matters for Global Capitalism , Princeton University Press, 2009. Note: A short summary of ...
with the intention of buying identical assets back at a later date to return to the lender. The short seller hopes to profit from a decline in the price of the assets between the sale and the repurchase, as the seller will pay less to buy the assets than the seller received on selling them. Conversely, the short seller will incur a loss if the price of the assets rises. Other costs of shorting may include a fee for borrowing the assets and payment of any dividends paid on the borrowed assets. Shorting and going short also refer to entering into any derivative or other contract under which the investor profits from a fall in the ...
HR 5175 Obama Bill to Silence Political Opponents, SEIU would be ...
If you run a blog you had better take notice. Obama will require you to file forms with all your members names if you mention public officials within 60 days of an election. Pro Obama groups like the SEIU would be exempt. Fresh from his efforts to seize government control of the health services sector (ObamaCare) and the financial markets (“finance reform”), Barack Obama has a new priority: silence his political opposition. As satisfying as it was for Obama to seize control of one-sixth of the economy, he has had to suffer protest from the “little people” (like us). So he is pushing the Orwellian ... market research, surveys and trends
Financial Analysis: Introduction to financial markets
The first part is an overview of the main principles of the theory of investment, it will allow you to take it back with more investment decisions that you will be taken. The stock investment can be made through a variety of different products. These instruments are quite numerous and financial invent constantly. Nevertheless, whatever the complexity of the product in technical terms, all have similarities that allow us to assess their relevance in terms of investment prospects of each person. While an obligation to aim to generate regular income through the coupon, the amount and dates of posting are fixed in advance, the ... market research, surveys and trends


Developing Rural Financial Markets - Finance & Development ...
Note: Inflation was 4.7 percent in 1985, 7.4 percent in 1990, and 9.4 percent in 1995. ... ing about 2.5 million borrowers and 14.5 million savers. ... industry trends, business articles and survey research
Globalization in labor markets « Mostly Economics
GLobalization is seen as movement of all these four factors – goods, services, capital and labour. There is a large literature on globalization of goods, service and capital but very little on labor. So, it is good to read this research note from Dallas Fed . Dallas Fed also has a Globalization and Monetary Institute , so keep coming out with stuff on globalization. In this letter the authors draw comparison between physical immigration and virtual immigration. Today’s computer and telecommunications technologies have provided a way to circumvent barriers to labor market globalization’s traditional mode—the physical ... industry trends, business articles and survey research
Japan eyes spending cuts to meet budget goal
TOKYO, July 14 (Reuters) - Japan is looking to make broad cuts in spending to meet a self-imposed cap in next fiscal year's budget, the Nikkei newspaper said, even as the ruling party's loss in an upper house election puts efforts to fix tattered finances at risk. Prime Minister Naoto Kan's ruling coalition suffered a major blow in Sunday's upper chamber election, placing his policies to deal with Japan's huge debt at risk and prompting warnings from credit ratings agencies of possible downgrades. [ID:nTOE66C03L] The Democratic Party-led government will stick to its pledge made before the election of ... market trends, news research and surveys resources
Why the financial reform bill won't prevent another crisis
FORTUNE -- Financial regulators, white-collar criminologists, and economists all agree that perverse incentive structures cause crises and they agree that the finance industry's incentive structures have long been perverse. The Obama administration asserts that the financial reform bill the President will sign into law this week will prevent future crises. In fact, it will fail to do so because it does not effectively address those perverse incentives. Indeed, it increases the likelihood of the accounting scams that are the very reason why perverse incentives pay. Over time, crises have gotten more severe because many ... market trends, news research and surveys resources


Framework for Analyzing Spatial Contagion between Financial Markets
Bradley, B. and M. Taqqu (2005a) Empirical Evidence on Spatial Contagion between Financial Markets, Finance Letters, 3, to appear. ... technology research, surveys study and trend statistics
U.S. Treasury - Office of Domestic Finance
This Office helps formulate Treasury policy on financial markets, including economic matters regarding, and the regulation of, government securities, credit, equity, and derivatives markets and their structures and participants. Issues include financing initiatives, bankruptcy and financial contract netting, risk management, trading and clearing systems, systemic risk, financial modernization, financial accounting, corporate governance, disclosure requirements, energy ... technology research, surveys study and trend statistics
TURMOIL IN BRAZIL: THE HISTORY; It Started From a Spark Set Off in the Political Powder Room,  By DIANA JEAN SCHEMO, New York Times U.S. financial industry may already have fortified itself against the latest emerging-market crisis, Timothy L. O'Brien and Joseph Kahn, New York Times As an Economy Sinks, U.S. Sees Painful Choices, DAVID E. SANGER, New York Times Brazil goes through the floor: Stephen Fidler and Geoff Dyer, Financial Times BANKING SHARE PRICES OF BANKS WITH BIG BRAZIL EXPOSURE SUFFER SHARP FALLS, Financial Times Currency devaluation sends Brazil reeling,  Elliot Blair Smith; Rich Miller, ...
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What are the top ten factors you consider when investing in real ...
My objective here is to come up with a checklist that reduces all the external risk factors of a real estate investment such as economy, schools, investor share, vacancy rates etc. What I can do for you in return is to compile this checklist and send you back all the compiled results. I know there are a lot of Linkedin users out there who have learned some nugget of knowlege regarding what makes a good Rental investment. Please share your secrets and I will gladly compile into a list for distribution to everyone that posts. This could also be a jumping off point for future networking around real estate investment in a down ...
Do you know about Risk Management strategies in the banking sector ...
I am working with a bank in the Middle East and this client has a need to focus on their risk management strategy. Do you have knowledge on this subject or know anyone who may? Location specific: Kuwait posted May 8, 2008 in Risk Management | Closed Share This Group Operational Risk Manager at Nest Investments (Holdings) Ltd see all my answers Geetha, Focusing on the RM strategy for any organisation including Banks would entail an integrated Enterprise Risk Management (ERM) approach This would include Operational Risk, Market Risk, Business Risk, Insurance Risk, Environmental Risk and so on. All of the above will aid in ...