Many equity investments have a quoted market price in an active market, which is used
as fair value. These market prices reflect normal market transactions and are readily avail-
able from brokers or in the financial press.When trading is light, recent bid prices are accept-
able, although light trading may indicate that estimating fair value is problematic. For exam-
ple, a recent price might not be relevant if significant events had taken place after the bid
date (CICA ED 3855.A26).
There is a Wall of Silence separating you from some of the best performing investments in the world today.
Some of these investments are hidden from you because of obsolete regulations and others purely out of
ignorance (since most brokers are primarily salesmen, not true investment analysts). Even more are kept from
you for the purpose of protecting the self interests of Wall Street.
This virtual information blackout on these top-performing alternative investments could be costing you a
As you’ll learn in this report…
Drum Up Business
Many years ago, a large American shoe company sent two sales representatives out to different parts of the Australian outback to see if they could drum up some business among the Aborigines.
Upon receipt of an exercise notice, OCC will then assign this exercise notice to one or
more Clearing Members with short positions in the same series in accordance with its
established procedures. The Clearing Member will, in turn, assign one or more of its
customers (either randomly or on a first in first out basis) who hold short positions in
that series. The assigned Clearing Member will then be obligated to sell (in the case of
a call) or buy (in the case of a put) the underlying shares of stock at the specified strike
The year 1914 has no precedent in Stock Exchange history. At the present time (1915), when the great events that have come to pass are still close to us, even their details are vivid in our minds and we need no one to rehearse them. Time, however, is quick to dim even acute memories, and Wall Street, of all places, is the land of forgetfulness. The new happenings of all the World crowd upon each other so fast in the financial district that even the greatest and most far-reaching of them are soon driven out of sight. This being...
In this chapter, you will learn: Describe how stock prices are determined and what stock markets do, apply the concept of present value to the fundamental elements of stock prices and describe how prices can get out of line with their fundamental value, explain that bankruptcy is an important feature in corporate business but that many of the bankruptcies of 2001 and 2002 involved a level of deception on the part of their accountants that was potentially quite damaging.
When I set out to write this book, my topic was stock options.
Specifically, my intent was to explore the much debated issue of
expensing stock options. While that remains an essential theme of
this book, it is impossible to address stock options without looking
at the broader picture. Put another way, stock options are the trees;
executive compensation and effective corporate governance are the
This term refers to a deceptive commercial practice of advertising a
low-priced item to attract customers, then telling them that the product
is out of stock and persuading them to buy a more expensive article.
"This store is famous for its bait and switch tactics."
Ch a p ter 12 Nonbank Finance. Banking is not the only type of financial intermediation you are likely to experience. You might decide to purchase insurance, take out an installment loan from a finance company, or buy a share of stock.
7 BUY LOW AND SELL HIGH—VOLATILITY, THAT IS. LEARNING OBJECTIVES: The material in this chapter helps you to: • Determine when volatility is out of line. • Use the percentile approach to determine if options are cheap or expensive. • Analyze the reasons behind volatility changes.
Here are examples of stocks or entire companies that Buffett has purchased, all of which have turned out to be big winners. Government Employees Insurance Company In 1976 Buffett accumulated almost 1.3 million shares of GEICO, an auto insurance company, at an average of $3.18 per share.
Finally, the last part of the questionnaire aimed to acquire information on the most innovative
examples of financing mechanisms used in the EU countries. The goal for this was to provide
innovative examples of financing mechanisms, which would be used for detailed analysis and
material for a multi-criteria analysis (MCA) of alternative financing mechanisms. In total, 35 cases of
financing mechanisms were reported from 13 countries.
When you invest in the market, you should pay attention to anything that may affect your stocks. Some events seem to come out of nowhere—perhaps a terrorist attack, a war, or a recession will cause havoc with the stock market.
Open-end mortgage Mortgage against which additional debts may be issued. Related: closed-end mortgage.
Open-market operation Purchase or sale of government securities by the monetary authorities to increase or decrease the domestic money supply. Open-market purchase operation A systematic program of repurchasing shares of stock in market transactions at current market prices, in competition with other prospective investors.
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Abnormal profits (or the lack thereof) for mutual funds in the stock market have been studied
extensively in the literature (see e.g. Jensen (1968, 1969), Brown and Goetzmann (1995), Gruber
(1996), Carhart (1997)). The common theme that emerges from these studies is that true riskadjusted
abnormal profits are rare in stock portfolios held by mutual funds, and when found, such
profits lack persistence.
Real developments, as measured for example by changes in GDP or Industrial
Production (IP) Indices over selected horizons, are typically forecast through a
combination of macroeconomic variables, financial variables and confidence
These three sets of variables have been so far typically selected at the aggregate level,
i.e. no firm-level information has been regularly employed to forecast business cycle
The year 1914 has no precedent in Stock Exchange history. At the present time (1915), when the great events that have come to pass are still close to us, even their details are vivid in our minds and we need no one to rehearse them. Time, however, is quick to dim even acute memories, and Wall Street, of all places, is the land of forgetfulness. The new happenings of all the World crowd upon each other so fast in the financial district that even the greatest and most far-reaching of them are soon driven out of sight. ...
Four major changes have taken place following these scandals. First, the
nature of the audit industry has changed. Three of the Big 4 audit firms have
either divested or publicly announced plans to divest their consulting businesses.
2 Second, Arthur Andersen, formerly one of the Big 5 audit firms, has
gone out of business. Third, in July 2002, President George W. Bush signed
the Sarbanes-Oxley Bill (also known as the Corporate Oversight Bill) into
law. This law imposes a number of corporate governance rules on all public
companies with stock traded in the United States.
In chapters 17 and 18 we studied how business firms determine their mix of permanent longterm financing and how they finance “internally” by retaining earnings. We now need to find out how firms raise long-term financing “externally.” More specifically, the purpose of this chapter is to observe the ways in which bond and stock issues are initially sold in the capital market.