Adventures in Financial Analysis

My continuing journey into the world of finance.

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Issues With Regression Analysis

I did not really understand what regression analysis was before I took my 2nd quantitative analysis class for my master’s degree. Sure, I had heard the term regression thrown around, but my understanding was truly limited. Once I dug into… Continue Reading →

Efficient Market Opportunities

A few of my professors from Creighton University recently published an article in The Journal of Wealth Management, where they tested the commonly held belief that the stock market is more volatile now than in the past. At first glance,… Continue Reading →

Portfolio Risk Management and the Norden Bombsight

Portfolio risk management is similar to the Norden Bombsight. What is the Norden Bombsight, and what do I mean exactly? The Norden Bombsight was an engineering triumph; an analog computational device that allowed American bombers in World War II to… Continue Reading →

Thank You

My blog is officially 2 years old today. I am always surprised that people actually read what I have to say. Over the past 2 years, I have reached nearly every corner of the globe except for central¬†Africa and the… Continue Reading →

How To Remember Everything

I am not very good at remembering some things. There have been more than a few times where I have walked into a store to buy something and suddenly find myself standing in the middle of the store unable to… Continue Reading →

The Best $100 I Ever Spent

The CFA level 3 exam has one major difference from the first two exams. The morning portion of the exam is written or structured response. I like structured response better so I am going to use that term. The previous… Continue Reading →

Sisyphus 2.0

While waiting for the afternoon portion of the CFA level 3 exam to begin, I met a man who claimed to be taking the CFA level 3 exam for the 3rd time. He was hopeful because he managed to pass… Continue Reading →

Aftermath of a Strangle

Last week I posted about a strangle I placed on JCPenny. This week it is time to add up the cost of my education. My call option expired worthless. I sold my put option for $33. Altogether, my education cost… Continue Reading →

Anatomy Of A Strangle

In an attempt to get a more well-rounded education while on my CFA level 3 adventure, I have executed my first ever strangle. It is one thing to read about in the CFA curriculum, but the concept becomes more concrete… Continue Reading →

Schweser’s Q-Bank For Targeted Improvement

Time is running short. The CFA exams are only 25 days away. I need to apply¬†some time management hacks to zero in on my problem areas so I can quickly improve. My best tool for this purpose is Schweser’s Q-Bank…. Continue Reading →

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