Adventures in Financial Analysis

My continuing journey into the world of finance.

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Mike

Mastering the Chaos

I have been playing the Diplomacy board game online for roughly a year now over at Playdiplomacy.com. Roughly half-way through the year, I started using a Bayesian framework to help predict what my competitors were attempting to do. I have… Continue Reading →

Changing Gears

Just a short while ago I was laser-focused on passing the CFA Level III exam. Then suddenly, it was all over. I passed. While I am grateful that I do not have to go through the exams and everything they… Continue Reading →

The Journey To Being Less Wrong

Sitting around the dinner table last night I rattled off some obscure fact about the alcohol content of Belgian versus German beers to my family. My oldest child looked at me and said, “How much of your brain is dedicated… Continue Reading →

Coming Home

About a month ago, I blogged about how we were moving to the United Kingdom. “I am 95% certain that I will be living in the United Kingdom instead of the United States in five months time”, is exactly what… Continue Reading →

Is Your Thrift Savings Plan Optimized?

“What should I do with my Thrift Savings Plan?” I get that question all the time. If you don’t know what the Thrift Savings Plan is, you can check out my post covering the basics of the Thrift Savings Plan… Continue Reading →

Thrift Savings Plan 101

This post will cover the basics of the Thrift Savings Plan (TSP). It is a primer for future (and previous) posts that will cover more advanced topics. The TSP is a retirement savings plan that allows contributions and investments to… Continue Reading →

The Only Constant Is Change

There have been several things going on lately. Big life-changing things.  My wife is originally from the Cincinnati, Ohio area and I had always assumed that was where we would end up after my time in the military was complete…. Continue Reading →

I Passed!

I passed the CFA Level 3 Exam! I am done. This is a surreal moment for me. I have been working towards this for 3 years now and with the receipt of an email from CFA Institute, the journey is… Continue Reading →

How Much Is The CFA Designation Worth?

Apparently, the toughest question on the CFA Exam is, “What’s the Payoff?“. As someone who has studied for hundreds, if not thousands of hours, over the past 3 years, I can assure you that this is far from the “toughest… Continue Reading →

Judgement Day Approaches

Judgement day will soon be upon us. No. Not the sci-fi movie from the 90’s pictured above, but the CFA level 1 & 2 exam results will be released soon. The results will be emailed out from the CFA mothership… Continue Reading →

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