Capital Structure - Debt Above Equity?

Undergrads, hopefully you can appreciate this topic. Let's start with a fundamental understanding of corporate capital structures and work towards my question. Consider a...

Where to Find Yield for Grandma

Yields suck now. If you're young, then you offset that with cheap access to capital. That has always been my perspective. There's a double edged sword.

I work in the...

Capital Requirements – Bond Trading

Anyone an active bond trader here? I work in the primary markets and create the paper floating around out there that everyone has so much fun trading , but I don't have a feel...

Betting Odds on the Market – Option Trading

Did you know that you can easily find out the odds of a stock moving in a certain direction using option prices? Please, no option traders jumping down my throat on this one. Google has a 6% chance of increasing 10% in the next month. Check this out:

http://www.google.com/finance/option_chain?q=NASDA...

Select an expiration you like. I chose September 22, or a little longer than a month out. If you graph the differences in option prices for out of the money calls and pair it with the differences in out of the money puts, you will quickly see the normal distribution, consistent with the efficient markets hypothesis that prices have an equal chance of increasing or decreasing.

Where the Traders At - Market Linked Step Up Notes

Big banks and brokers offer a suite of investments to their most valued customers. There seems to be something fundamentally not free markets about having access to deeply...

Luxury Assets - WSO Boat Awards

We all put ourselves through hell for status, love of the job, and of course, money! I chase the money for the assets. I was drooling over the thought of being at the Shark...

Students: Network with Associates and VPs (not MD's)

We have done some quality recruiting the past few years. We have a great intern in the group this summer; a major overachiever, picks up things on the run and is always down to...

Haiti - A Model for the Third World

While the earthquake in Haiti has become a distant memory for most, it is very much alive and relevant for the people who live on the island. I have a number of friends...

How much would you pay for a GMAT score?

Recent college grads! I know your pondering when to take the GMAT . You want to bang it out but you don't want to rush and blow it. For the young guns aspiring for business school, this one test could be your bread and butter or completely screw you over. So what's it worth?

Sam Eshaghoff thinks its $2,500 bucks for SAT's. This guy took the SAT dozens of times for his classmates, generating quite the side income. He managed to dominate the test each and every time, however he had no ambitions of his own. What better way to utilize his talents than to become a professional test taker? The best part is that it pays to cheat.

Seasonality - A Corporate Governance Issue (and Quality of Life Rant)

Why are things slow in the summer and when are we jumping ship?

Hope everyone had a good weekend. I had a great weekend sailing/lobster/Newport, RI. If you haven't had...

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