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Term definition of fixed income

By Mark Holland / last week

What is a Fixed Income Forward? A fixed income forward is a derivative contract to buy or sell fixed income securities at some future date, but at a price accepted today. Fixed income refers to a type of investment in which real rates of return or periodic income are received at regular intervals and reasonably […]

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Definition of hedonic regression

By Mark Holland / last week

What is hedonic regression? Hedonic regression is the use of a regression model to estimate the influence that various factors have on the price of a good, or sometimes the demand for a good. In a hedonic regression model, the dependent variable is the price (or demand) of the good, and the independent variables are […]

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The anatomy of options

By Mark Holland / last week

It is important for option traders to understand the complexity surrounding options. Knowing the anatomy of options allows traders to use sound judgment and gives them more options to execute trades. The Greeks The value of an option has several elements that go hand in hand with the “Greeks”: The price of the underlying security […]

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Net present asset value per share (NCAVPS)

By Mark Holland / last week

What is the net present asset value per share? Net Present Asset Value Per Share (NCAVPS) is a measure created by Benjamin Graham as a means of measuring the attractiveness of a stock. A key metric for value investors, the NCAVPS is calculated by taking a company’s current assets and subtracting total liabilities. Graham considered […]

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Main energy stocks for August 2021

By Mark Holland / last week

The energy sector is made up of companies focused on the exploration, production and commercialization of oil, gas and renewable resources around the world. Popular stocks in the energy sector include upstream companies primarily engaged in the exploration of oil or gas reserves. Well-known companies are Devon Energy Corp. (DVN) and Chesapeake Energy Corp. (CHK). […]

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Pros and cons of money market funds

By Mark Holland / last week

There are a number of pros and cons investors should be aware of when it comes to money market funds. In this article, we will look at these ups and downs. Money Market Funds – Overview Investing in the money market has a low single digit return. Compared to stocks or corporate debt issues, the […]

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How investment risk is quantified

By Mark Holland / last week

While diversification and asset allocation can improve returns, systematic and unsystematic risks are inherent in investing. However, along with the efficient frontier, statistical measures and methods, including value at risk (VaR) and the capital asset valuation model (CAPM), are useful ways to measure risk. Understanding these tools can help an investor differentiate between high-risk and […]

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