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Good renters enhance your venture in many ways. They take care of the property, protecting your
investment. They tend to stay on, reducing vacancy time and eliminating marketing expense.
In fact, experts claim it costs seven times more to find a new tenant than to keep an old one.
They recommend showing your appreciation to good renters by reducing the rent by $50 or $100
during the holidays or when they renew their lease or by sending a small gift.
Where do you find them to begin with? You can consider a rental agent who, for a fee, will find
and prescreen tenants...
Finance has become increasingly more quantitative, drawing on techniques in probability and statistics that many finance practitioners have not had exposure to before. In order to keep up, you need a firm understanding of this discipline.
Probability and Statistics for Finance addresses this issue by showing you how to apply quantitative methods to portfolios, and in all matter of your practices, in a clear, concise manner. Informative and accessible, this guide starts off with the basics and builds to an intermediate level of mastery. ...
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This comfortable arrangement came to an end when the hous-
ing market collapse raised concerns about the quality of all asset-
backed investments, including securities issued by SIVs.Money market
funds soon stopped buying their CP. And then the doomsday sce-
nario struck: when SIVs attempted sell a large part of their portfolio
holdings to pay off the CP when it matured, they found that they
Money market funds had to mark down the prices on any SIV-
issued CP that they still owned, in the process threatening to break
At the same time, you’ll work with the analysts to increase return. That
means that you’ll concentrate on the creditworthiness of the issuers of both
commercial paper and CDs,which offer higher yields. You’re probably going
to try to buy as many of these issues as possible—assuming that the analysts
can verify that the investments are high quality. Your fund has the ﬂexibility
to invest in a wide range of securities, and your competitors are doing just
that, looking for higher returns.
It is, of course, after the stock market has had a large rise that the magnitude of unrealized capital
gains in mutual fund portfolios becomes an important consideration. It is presumably because
the stock market has performed so well over the past seventeen years that mutual funds have had
to employ such high turnover rates to keep their unrealized gain problems under control. The
continuing severity of this problem, in spite of these high turnover rates, however, is illustrated
by the following survey of the...