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Quick RatioThe quick ratio allows you to gauge whether a company can pay its bills in the short-term. In other words, if the company were up against the wall and had to pay their bills, can they do it immediately or would they have to rely on the liquidating longer-term assets?There are two ways to […]
My wife and I like to watch Antiques Roadshow. Most of them are previous episodes from several years ago. However, today during my lunch, I decided to flip through the channels and an episode of the show was on and it was showing highlights from previous episodes (various years). The interesting aspect of this particular […]
IntroductionFinancial markets employ quants (quantitative analysts) to help develop financial models. They use these models as part of their strategies to make money for the companies that hire them. Most quants have advanced backgrounds in math, physics, and statistics.Quants have an air of mystery surrounding them. Due to the complicated nature of their jobs, it […]
What Age Should You Start Investing?The correct answer to what age should you start investing is any age. Okay, so a two-year-old won’t get much out of learning how to invest. However, whatever age a child is ready to tackle this challenge, they should be encouraged to do so.What you learn at an early age […]
Bond prices rise when interest fall. Conversely, bond prices fall when interest rates rise. People are often puzzled by this relationship, and it’s understandable why the confusion exists. This article is going to help clarify it once and for all. You have to think about it in terms of what kind of rate can you […]
The word on the street is the API allowing developers to access Yahoo Finance data is down for good. Last Tuesday, I was working in my R environment and tried to obtain prices using the default source for the Quantmod library. If you are unfamiliar with this library, it gives you access to stock quotes, […]
Anyone who tells you that investing is easy, either has not done it before or is trying to sell you something. Investing is difficult. It’s tough enough to know which company to pick, let alone know how it will perform sometime in the future. However, we’ve been given a gift of sorts. Since November 2016, […]