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 →

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 →

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 →

The Fatal Funnel

40 Days are all that remain until I write for the CFA level 3 exam. I am entering the fatal funnel. The fatal funnel refers to the entry point of a room that is being cleared of possible enemy combatants…. Continue Reading →

Do Taxes Reduce Risk?

While studying for the CFA (Chartered Financial Analyst) level 3 exam, there is a concept I came across which is new to me. In a taxable investment, volatility lowers risk. Here’s the formula: σAT = σ ( 1 – t… Continue Reading →

Adieu Économique

“Why won’t you die?” Freddy to Jason Like the villains from the pop-culture horror movies of the 1980s, economics is back again for the CFA level 3 exam to terrorize me. Last year I studied economics more than any other… Continue Reading →

Victory Via A Bayesian Framework – Final Verdict

I posted earlier about my Diplomacy game (read the full post through the link to the left, otherwise there is a short recap below) and how I was determined to view the game through a Bayesian lens in an attempt to avoid biases…. Continue Reading →

Gambler’s Fallacy

Studying for the CFA exams changes your thinking in unexpected ways. I have noticed an inverse relationship whereas, the more I learn, the less I seem to think I know. This is not exactly what I expected when I began my… Continue Reading →

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