The book starts with an explanation of compounding a present and future
value and builds up the calculations into net present value and internal rate
of return. Other methods follow to analyse fixed income products, derivatives,
foreign exchange, equities and leasing. Since Excel allows the layout of
each stage of calculation, it is better suited to automating and displaying the
Peter Tufano is the Sylvan C. Coleman Professor
of Financial Management at the Harvard Business
School and a senior associate dean at the school. He
is a research fellow at the National Bureau of Economic
Research and the founder of D2D fund, a
nonprofit organization. Daniel Schneider is a research
associate at Harvard Business School.
Savings bonds have always served multiple objectives:
funding the U.S. government, democratizing
national financing, and enabling families to save.
Increasingly, the authors write, that last goal has
The long duration of Trichet bonds removes the immediate crisis caused by short term
expiration of significant amounts of debt which is looming over Greece, Ireland, Portugal, Spain
and possibly other EU countries. Trichet bonds allow distressed countries to defer maturities
over a longer period and to effect economic reforms before having to return to capital markets on
the basis of their own credit-worthiness. Trichet Bonds will enable sovereigns to see bond
spreads be reduced considerably from their record levels at present.
The goals of this chapter are: Illustrate the characteristics of bonds, stocks, and mutual funds more fully, calculate the value of a bond and bond yields, compute the value of a stock, differentiate between fundamental and technical stock analysis, develop a logical approach to selecting individual mutual funds.
Two of the main distinctions between chemical engineers and other engineering disciplines are the topics
of mass and energy balances. Within these two topics there are a lot of underlying chemical principles that
help chemical engineers to perform calculations to determine what is happening in a system, allowing
better control of a process.
(BQ) Part 1 book "World of Chemistry" presents the following contents: Chemistry - An introduction, matter, chemical foundations - Elements, atoms and ions, nomenclature, measurements and calculations, chemical composition, modern atomic theory, chemical bonding,...
In the late 1980s, when evidence was uncovered that Philip
Morris had paid to place Marlboros in Superman II and Larks in
James Bond’s License to Kill, Congress threatened to outlaw the
Instead, after writing to Congress falsely claiming they
had never paid for brand placement, in 1989 the tobacco industry
won the chance to self-police a voluntary no-payola policy.
Apparently, that meant the tobacco companies could also
decide when to start abiding by their own policy (cigar companies
did not bother to make a similar pledge until 1997)....
Much faster alkylation of enolate anions can often be achieved in dimethylformamide
(DMF), dimethylsulfoxide (DMSO) or 1,2-dimethoxyethane (DME) than
in the usual protic solvents. The presence of hexamethylphosphoramide (HMPA)
or a triamine or tetramine can also enhance the rate of alkylation. This is thought to
be because of the fact that these solvents or additives solvate the cation, but not the
enolate, thereby separating the cation–enolate ion pair. This leaves a relatively free
enolate ion, which would be expected to be a more reactive nucleophile than the ion
(BQ) Part 1 book "General, organic, and biological chemistry" has contents: Basic concepts about matter, measurements in chemistry, atomic structure and the periodic table, chemical bonding the covalent bond model, chemical calculations - formula masses, moles, and chemical equations,...and other contents.
After studying chapter 4, you should be able to: Distinguish among the various terms used to express value, including liquidation value, going-concern value; value bonds, preferred stocks, and common stocks; calculate the rates of return (or yields) of different types of long-term securities; list and explain a number of observations regarding the behavior of bond prices.
(BQ) Part 1 book "Beginning chemistry" presents the following contents: Basic concepts, atoms and atomic masses, electronic configuration of the atom, chemical bonding, inorganic nomenclature, formula calculations.
U.S. Savings Bonds are issued by the U.S. Treasury Department. They are nonmarketable
securities. This means you may not sell savings bonds to or buy them from
anyone except an issuing and paying agent authorized by the Treasury Department.
Savings bonds are registered securities, meaning that they are owned exclusively by the
person or persons named on them.
I Bonds and Series EE Savings Bonds are accrual securities. They earn, that is, accrue
interest monthly at a variable rate and the interest is compounded semiannually.
Chapter 4 - Valuation of long-term securities. After studying chapter 4, you should be able to: Distinguish among the various terms used to express value, including liquidation value, going-concern value; value bonds, preferred stocks, and common stocks; calculate the rates of return (or yields) of different types of long-term securities; list and explain a number of observations regarding the behavior of bond prices.
After studying this chapter you will be able to: Read, calculate, and explain stock quotations; calculate dividends of preferred and common stocks; calculate return on investment; read, calculate, and explain bond quotations; compare bond yields to bond premiums and discounts; explain and calculate net asset and mutual fund commissions; read and explain mutual fund quotations.
The main contents of this chapter include all of the following: Forwards and futures, interest rate calculations, bond portfolios and hedging, interest rate models, basic properties of options, the binomial option pricing model, the black-scholes model, FX and interest rate options, trading volatility.
Solve Two of the Toughest Problems When
Preparing for the Stockbroker’s Exam
Those wishing to become licensed as stockbrokers must
pass the series 7 examination. This exam, known officially
as the General Securities Registered Representative
Examination, is very rigorous. Traditionally, students
without a financial background have a difficult time with
the mathematical calculations peculiar to the world of
stocks, bonds, and options. Many are also relatively unfa-
miliar with proper use of the calculator and thus are dou-
bly hampered in their efforts to become registered.
This chapter aims to cover theoretical and computational studies on or-
ganometallic molecules. Section 2 covers the s-block elements, Section 3 covers
the p-block metals and Section 4 covers the d- and f-block metals. Clusters,
carbonyls and metal-metal bonded systems containing M-C bonds are included.
Cyanide complexes, metal fullerene derivatives, extended systems and organic
species on metal surfaces are excluded except where calculations have been
performed on model complexes designed to mimic solid state and surface chem-
The government liability nominal yield curves are derived from UK gilt prices and General Collateral
(GC) repo rates. The real yield curves are derived from UK index-linked bond prices (section 1 below
describes these instruments). By appealing to the Fisher relationship, the implied inflation term
structure is calculated as the difference of instantaneous nominal forward rates and instantaneous real
forward real rates (section 2 makes clear exactly what these terms mean).
Implementable on a desk-top PC, CreditManager allows users to capture, calculate
and display the informa tion they need to manage the risk of individual credi t
derivatives, or a portfolio of credits. CreditManager handles most credi t
instruments including bonds, loans, commitments, letter of credit, market-driven
instruments such as swaps and forwards, as we ll as the credit derivatives as
discussed in this guide.