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Advanced Fixed-Income Investing

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The company provides financial information and analytic software for investment professionals. For fiscal year 2009, FactSet's annual sales were $622 million. FactSet offers access to data and analytics to analysts, portfolio managers, and investment bankers at global financial institutions. The company does not offer products for individual investors. FactSet has been listed as one of Forbes’ "200 Best Small Companies" for 13 consecutive years. In 2009, FactSet's rank on the list jumped 30 spots to #28. In 2010, FactSet was named to the "100 Best Companies To Work For" by Fortune magazine for the ...
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Nova Scotia is taking its online tourism marketing to a new level with innovative tools such as Google Earth Nova Scotia to reach the 70 per cent of tourists who use the Internet for travel planning. error The 2007 tourism marketing campaign was launched at Stanfield International Airport which reflected the province's new tourism plan that includes a gateway strategy with an increased focus on markets that have direct air access to Nova Scotia. The plan, New Realities, New Directions includes a strategy that drives customers to for samples of Nova Scotia experiences, as well as a strategy to continue ... market research, surveys and trends
Strategies For Volatile Markets
Most investors are aware that the market undergoes times of strong trends and times of lateral ranging. As a result, many investors employ a different trading system for each environment. But what happens in a period of extreme volatility? Any system a trader might use is susceptible to the increased market swings, and this vulnerability could wipe out previous gains and more. By using either a non-directional or a probability-based trading method, investors may be able to more fully protect their assets. Read on to find out how. When Volatility Increases It is important to understand the difference between volatility and risk. ... market research, surveys and trends


Standard Chartered to Expand India Fixed-Income Team (Update2 ...
March 4 (Bloomberg) -- Standard Chartered Plc plans to expand its fixed-income team by 15 percent in India, the lender’s second-most profitable market last year, said Hemant Mishr, who leads the division. The British bank will also move the operation, which specializes in currency and interest-rate trading, arranging debt sales and investment banking, to a bigger office in Mumbai, Mishr, head of global markets for South Asia, said in an interview yesterday. The expansion will create 15 to 18 jobs this year. Most of the new hires will focus on arranging bond sales and loans for companies expanding in Asia’s ... industry trends, business articles and survey research
John Hancock Survey: Almost 60 Percent Of 401k Plan Participants ...
Fifty-six percent of participants in 401(k)-type retirement plans are either unaware of, or ignoring, one of the most basic tenets of long-term investing: asset allocation. Only 44 percent of participants have a specific strategy or goal for allocating retirement savings, according to the sixth national survey of defined contribution plan participants by John Hancock. Of that segment, only slightly more than half are at or near their target asset allocations. Only one-third of participants have transferred funds or changed allocation of their contributions in the past year. Overall, the survey revealed a general decline in both ... industry trends, business articles and survey research
Government bonds choking out other market instruments
Since the capital market crash, many investors have since found a new investment haven in the fixed income market. And as of now, the market players say that the equity market has shrunk so much that it has reduced to just a mere fraction of the existing bond market in the country. Painting the evolving scenario, Mr Ike Chioke, the Managing Director of Afrinvest (West Africa) Ltd, said: “with all the noise we had heard about the ... market trends, news research and surveys resources
Consumer Spending in US Probably Increased for Seventh Month
May 28 (Bloomberg) -- Consumer spending probably rose in April for a seventh consecutive month as incomes improved, showing how job gains are helping households join the economic rebound, economists said before a report today. Earnings at retailers from Target Corp. to Gap Inc. are beating estimates as the recovery starts generating jobs, giving households the means to spend. Increasing wages will probably help mitigate the damage from the financial turmoil caused by the European debt crisis, keeping the world’s largest economy on the path to recovery. “Income levels are becoming all the more important in defining ... market trends, news research and surveys resources


Advanced Fixed-Income Investing
Mar 24, 2009 ... Advanced Fixed-Income Investing – London, 7 - 8 - 9 July 2009. Measuring, Modelling, Managing and Optimising Interest Rate ... technology research, surveys study and trend statistics
News Release: Gross Domestic Product
Real gross domestic product -- the output of goods and services produced by labor and property located in the United States -- increased at an annual rate of 3.0 percent in the first quarter of 2010, (that is, from the fourth quarter to the first quarter), according to the "second" estimate released by the Bureau of Economic Analysis. In the fourth quarter, real GDP had increased 5.6 percent. The GDP estimates released today are based on more complete source data than were available for the "advance" estimate issued last month. In the advance estimate, the increase in real GDP was 3.2 percent (see ... technology research, surveys study and trend statistics
Advanced Fixed Income Analytics for Professionals
Mar 16, 2010 ... Advanced Fixed Income Analytics for Professionals. Leonard N. Stern School of Business. April 21, 1999. What Is This Course About? ...
Bonds: Fixed income derivatives?, collateralized mortgage ...
Fixed income portfolio allocation and strategies for institutional investors. Having designed multi-scenario risk quantification and cash flow projection models for nearly 25 years, Strategic Technical Initiatives can answer your regulatory, SFAS 115 allocation, securities selection, and other questions dealing with yield curve placement and portfolio mix strategies. I perform detailed portfolio analysis and strategy ideas for SAMCO Capital Markets. We are Dallas based, and I am in the Memphis office. Experience Trading and designing portfolio strategies since 1980. You are here:   Experts > Money > Investing for Beginners
Are Fixed Income Investments Already a Thing of the Past ...
Until a month ago, I thought fixed income investments were very attractive. We're looking for additional investment partners to expand the company. To raise the capital, we're offering a strong fixed return, great liquidity, and all investment dollars are backed by real estate. Our thinking is that investors who have experienced the ups and downs of the recent market will enjoy a safe, income-producing vehicle for their money. However, every investment broker and venture capitalist I've run into recently says they have millions of their clients' dollars ready to invest but are looking for 20% annual ...