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How Airlines Might Gouge You in the Future: Personalized Pricing - euphemus
[quote]Imagine a time in the distant future when you and two of your friends are invited to a wedding in Myrtle Beach, S.C. You log on to your frequent flier account with AnyJet Airlines, and seeing that you have a Greenwich, Conn., zip code, the airline assumes that you’re wealthy and charges you $...
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This map compares every US state's 2014 GDP with other countries - euphemus
[link=(http://finance.yahoo.com/news/map-shows-us-state-basically-140300238.html)]LINK[/link] [quote]If Texas were an independent country, its $1.65 trillion GDP would make it the 15th largest economy in the world, just ahead of Saudi Arabia's $1.62 trillion economy. The United State's $17 trill...
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A German grocery store that is cheaper than Wal-Mart is plotting a big expansion - euphemus
[img]http://l2.yimg.com/bt/api/res/1.2/u8sbkRS8WyyZGwq6PxW0OA--/YXBwaWQ9eW5ld3M7cT04NQ--/http://globalfinance.zenfs.com/en_us/Finance/US_AFTP_SILICONALLEY_H_LIVE/A_German_grocery_store_that-52f98361eb13fc8edf1b70fad705dca4[/img] [quote][b]Aldi, dubbed the world's best grocery chain, plans to open...
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re: $179 million Picasso - anybody investing in art? - euphemus
Can you do a DCF on a Picasso? Can you value it using comparable/multiples? If not, no it can't be a part of anybody's portfolio as an investment, at least not on the efficient frontier of the CML. Like someone said, it is a collectible because there is no way to calculate the expected return or ris...
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Oil Services ‘Ugly’ Second Quarter Seen as Prompting Mergers - euphemus
[link=(http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2015-05-14/oil-servicers-ugly-second-quarter-seen-as-prompting-mergers?cmpid=yhoo)]LINK[/link] [quote]Demand for drilling, hydraulic fracturing and logistics services provided by companies such as Halliburton Co. and Schlumberger Ltd. have been falling ...
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re: Verizon buys AOL for $4.4 Billion - euphemus
[quote]You could have just referenced the last time AOL was involved in a big deal. (Time Warner)[/quote] The biggest corporate write-off in history. Time Warner took a loss of $99 billion in 2002 just one year after paying $164 billion to acquire AOL. :lol:...
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Average car costs $31K, depreciates 15% every year, sits idle 95% of the time - euphemus
Talk about an industry that is ripe for disruption. I think driver-less cars and companies such as Uber and Lyft will change the face of the automotive industry for ever, especially in the urban areas, in the next decade....
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re: Time to sell or short Apple IMO - euphemus
[quote]I'm not upset about not buying and holding AAPL because my portfolio returns have been better than AAPL every year but one for the last 7 years.[/quote] That kind of a portfolio return is something a hedge fund manager would be proud of. How many stocks did you have in your portfolio? What w...
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re: 93,194,000 not participating in the work force in the US...5.4% my ass - euphemus
[quote]93,194,000 not participating in the work force in the US...5.4% my ass[/quote] Unemployment has always been calculated that way. It is nothing new. I think even Janet Yellin knows that 5.4% unemployment may not really mean full employment and/or that the economy is over heating putting up...
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re: Bonds. Explanation needed. - euphemus
In general there are two types of bonds: Zero-Coupon Bonds and Coupon Bonds. [b]Bond Terminology:[/b] Face Value = Notional amount used to calculate interest payments Coupon Rate = Determines the amount of each coupon payment, expressed as an APR with the appropriate compounding rate C...
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re: Ultimate Student Guide To Using Microsoft Surface 3 - euphemus
[quote]damn the document scanning is nice[/quote] I am amazed that it can scan at such weird angles and then crop and straighten the image like that. It was definitely impressive. ...
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Ultimate Student Guide To Using Microsoft Surface 3 - euphemus
[link=(https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aEb573aGQpA&spfreload=10)]LINK[/link] So many cool features in OneNote. I think the Surface 3 will be a very good tool for students for taking notes in class, recording audio and syncing the notes with the audio from the lecture. The math equation solver loo...
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re: Can I solve a system of equations in Excel? - euphemus
Thank you sir. I got it. :cheers: [img]http://i.imgur.com/76ynQO9.png[/img] [img]http://i.imgur.com/J53jvSC.png[/img] ...
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re: Can I solve a system of equations in Excel? - euphemus
I am thinking of using the 'Solver' function? Would that work?...
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Can I solve a system of equations in Excel? - euphemus
Eqn 1: 1019.33 = 50/(1+r1) + 1050/(1+r2)^2 Eqn 2: 1114.10 = 100/(1+r1) + 1100/(1+r2)^2 Can I solve for r1 and r2 using Excel? p.s. r1 and r2 are the spot prices of year 1 and year 2 of two coupon paying $1000 bonds of 5% and 10% coupon rate....
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re: what to do when dollar crashes? - euphemus
[quote]Dollar won't crash. If you think it will, it shows just how poorly educated you are on how banking and monetary policy works[/quote] Maybe the OP is wondering about the massive increase in the federal reserve's balance sheet in the aftermath of the financial crisis and the effect it will hav...
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re: German bonds paying 'negative' interest? - euphemus
So much for the Zero Lower Bound. Are they in this predicament because the Euro Zone didn't do QE faster? On a related note, if the US Fed followed the so-called Taylor Rule for setting interest rates, at the height of the financial crisis the rule would have told the Fed to set interest rate at lik...
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Economics Jokes from NPR Planet Money - euphemus
From episode number 614: Two Radio Hosts Walk Into a Bar [quote]How many Chicago School Economists does it take to change a light bulb? -None. If the bulb needed changing, the free market would have done it already. How many Keynesian Economists does it take a change a light bulb? - All of t...
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re: Is the Canon Rebel SL1 (EOS 100D) a good starter DSLR camera? - euphemus
[quote]I bought the Nikon D3300 last year. Great camera for the money. Look online for some photo comparisons. I remember the Canon not always being true to color, and having some other small issues. [/quote] I reviews I have seen thus far seem to indicate that the Nikon D3300 does take better ...
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Wharton Business School: Select Marketing & Finance Online Courses Free - euphemus
[quote]Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania is offering Select Marketing & Finance Online Courses for Free on Coursera. [b]An Introduction to Financial Accounting[/b] By Brian Bushee Gilbert and Shelley Harrison Professor of Accounting [b]An Introduction to Operations Management[/...
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