Category: Finance

Finance is the study of how individuals, businesses, and organizations manage money and investments. Our resources provide expert insights into a range of financial topics, including personal finance, corporate finance, and financial markets. With our help, you can develop the skills and knowledge you need to make informed decisions about investing, budgeting, and managing your finances for long-term financial health.

Understanding Investment Management

Investment management firms manage the portfolios of individuals, partnerships, corporations, corporate and public retirement plans, non-profit entities and endowments. These portfolios can be invested in individual stocks and bonds, mutual funds, outright ownership of property or commodities, foreign exchange and the futures markets. Deciding the mix, scope and concentration of a portfolio under management is … Continue reading Understanding Investment Management

Optimizing Capital Structure

Consider the situation of a newly married couple. They have some savings but also have substantial credit card outstanding. They are planning to buy an apartment. How should they go about it? Should they pay off a portion of credit card outstanding first and then go for a low interest home loan? If they decide … Continue reading Optimizing Capital Structure

Bonds: Calculating Yield

When talking about bonds (especially when buying them) you have to take into consideration the yield of the bond. Simply put, a bond’s yield shows the relationship of the investment and the income. For the sake of comparability yield is always shown as an annualized (yearly) percentage. Current YieldAlthough we may know the coupon rate … Continue reading Bonds: Calculating Yield

Bonds: An Introduction

A bond is a type of debt security, where the issuer owes the holders a debt and is obligated to pay the coupon rate and face value back, together with other obligations, stated in the terms. This is the technical definition of bonds. Here we will help you familiarize yourself with the terms used in … Continue reading Bonds: An Introduction

Information Asymmetry

An economy is said to be characterized by information asymmetry when some parties to business transactions may have an information advantage over others. Types of information asymmetry The first is adverse selection. Adverse selection occurs because some persons, such as managers and other insiders know more about the current condition and future prospects of the … Continue reading Information Asymmetry

Bond Valuation — Calculation

Bonds can be purchased at any time. To value the bond, the procedures differ depending on whether the bond is purchased on the date interest is regularly paid (interest date) or whether it is purchased “between interest dates”. How to calculate the Purchase Price of a Bond on an Interest Date Formula to be used: … Continue reading Bond Valuation — Calculation