Economics Page 38

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Valuing private, family-owned and non-listed companies

Privately held companies can be valued by peer-group comparisons with similar stock-exchange listed firms and through cash-flow analysis.

James Hester
12:03, 15 June 2017
Treasury saving bonds
Top 4 common bond-buying mistakes for investors

You’re ready to add bonds to your investment portfolio because it provides income, and/or as a means to preserve capital. Sound like you? If so, avoid these four common mistakes:

Claire Hunte
11:50, 15 June 2017
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The pros and cons of hypothesis testing and backtests

Hypothesis testing is an instrument in the financial market trader's toolbox to help guide investment strategy by statistical means. The use of charts and historical data is commonplace, but the use of statistical mathematics is rare among private investors.

Neil Dennis
11:23, 15 June 2017
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The impact of mergers and acquisitions on companies

Anecdotal evidence from the investment banking industry suggests that 70% of all mergers and acquisitions (M&A) fail and destroy value, sometimes spectacularly.

Brian Bollen
10:52, 15 June 2017
Sector Analysis - Industrial Engineering

Can the old style industrial engineering metal bashing companies become more flexible like their smaller component makers?

Hilaire Gomer
16:33, 13 June 2017
The future of cryptocurrency

Are cryptocurrencies the future of international financial transactions? Can they be traded? Will the supermarket shopper use a digital currency to buy their groceries any time soon? To answer those questions, it’s necessary to look at exactly what a cryptocurrency is.

Richard Reed
15:06, 13 June 2017

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Should employees be compensated with stock options?

Employee stock options are schemes to enable workers to buy stakes in the companies they work for. They can be an effective way of rewarding, retaining and incentivising staff, and were historically seen as a highly desirable staff benefit.

Richard Reed
13:18, 13 June 2017
program trade
The program trade: Perks and pitfalls

Program trading – the computerised exchange of vast sums of assets – has champions and critics in equal measure

Neil Dennis
12:00, 13 June 2017
stacked money coins
Short selling versus put options: a guide for investors

Short selling and buying put options can be used to profit from falling share prices. But what differentiates the two approaches and how do they stack up against each other?

James Hester
11:52, 13 June 2017
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Nine reasons why deflation is a central bank nightmare

Deflation fires off a tonne of things central bankers don’t want in a grown-up economy

Adrian Holliday
11:11, 13 June 2017
 map of the world in all the world's currencies
Macroeconomic analysis: impact of the big picture

Macroeconomics affects your annual pay rise, weekly shopping bill, the taxes/civic charges you pay, house prices and the interest rate your bank delivers or charges – and much more.

Neil Dennis
09:36, 13 June 2017
Investing in the internet using exchange traded funds

Internet companies – Amazon, Google, Apple – are among the hottest sector buys, and have been during the past five years, but it can be confusing, time consuming and costly picking the individual stocks for your portfolio

Neil Dennis
07:05, 13 June 2017
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A history of Euronext, the leading pan-European euro exchange

Euronext describes itself as the leading pan-European exchange in the eurozone. It had nearly 1,300 listed issuers worth some €3.5 trillion in market capitalisation at end March 2017.

Brian Bollen
16:01, 12 June 2017
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A history of the Shenzhen Stock Exchange in China

This is a history of the short life so far of the Shenzhen Stock Exchange (SZSE), established in China on 1 December 1990 under the supervision of China Securities Regulatory Commission (CSRC).

Brian Bollen
09:47, 9 June 2017
Interest rate movements
Interest rates and bonds

Bonds can be highly sensitive to interest rate movements. When a given central bank decides to raise interest rates, it quickly translates into higher yields on the nation´s sovereign bonds.

James Hester
20:19, 8 June 2017

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