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Forum: Business, Finance, and Investing 11-29-2007, 10:56 PM
Replies: 9
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Posted By PRE
Re: Basic correlations

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I'm not really sure what is is you're trying to do, but in terms of airlines, don't forget that these guy hedge a portion of it.

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to follow this digression,...
Forum: Business, Finance, and Investing 11-29-2007, 10:47 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 56
Posted By PRE
Re: Basic correlations

You can't think of 5 basic correlations? This should be easy...

Find the correlation betweens stock price returns and political parties being in office.

Find the 3-year return of stocks when...
Forum: Business, Finance, and Investing 11-29-2007, 10:19 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 87
Posted By PRE
Re: How far will bonds go?

Barron,

I'm referring to the official definition, something of which we wouldn't know for sure until a couple of years down the road (as you know). I was considering creating a post as to why I...
Forum: Business, Finance, and Investing 11-29-2007, 10:15 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 56
Posted By PRE
Re: Basic correlations

I'm not really sure what is is you're trying to do, but in terms of airlines, don't forget that these guy hedge a portion of it.
Forum: Business, Finance, and Investing 11-29-2007, 07:52 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 87
Posted By PRE
Re: How far will bonds go?

U.S. has a 95% chance of hitting a recession within the next two quarters IMO. Bond markets are doing a much better job of pricing this in than the equity markets.
Forum: Business, Finance, and Investing 11-29-2007, 12:45 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 18
Posted By PRE
Re: EBITDA versus NOPAT

NOPAT is a very cude version of free cash flow, the biggest difference of which are the difference in treating working capital accounts. Several studies have been done on which is a better predictor,...
Forum: Business, Finance, and Investing 11-29-2007, 12:41 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 91
Posted By PRE
Re: Countdown to CFA Level I

taking level 1 in june. gl to all.
Forum: Business, Finance, and Investing 11-29-2007, 12:39 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 47
Posted By PRE
Re: Making a 2+2 trading system

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I just read that before I saw this post. Since this is 2+2, also:

"At MIT, Simons worked hard and played hard -- mostly late- night poker."

and link:...
Forum: Business, Finance, and Investing 11-29-2007, 12:36 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 29
Posted By PRE
Re: EBITDA

companies with a lot of assets whose book value of depreciation is nowhere near close to an accurate gauge of what the assets realistically deteriorate at.
Forum: Business, Finance, and Investing 11-29-2007, 12:34 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 44
Posted By PRE
Re: who\'s buying Citigroup

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Too good to be true? The company takes out what amounts to a subprime mortgage, and pays 11% interest. That sure sounds like desparation. Too good to be true, lol.

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Forum: Business, Finance, and Investing 11-28-2007, 11:50 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 29
Posted By PRE
Re: EBITDA

For the companies I analyze EBITDA is one of the most important things to look at.
Forum: BBV4Life 11-25-2007, 04:47 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 5
Posted By PRE
Re: Tampon donation fundraiser

I'm gonna have to side with en passant on this one. A reduction of 50% of paulie's posts would do a lot for this forum.
Forum: Student Life 11-24-2007, 12:44 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 36
Posted By PRE
Re: G.P.A if your not going to grad school

I interviewed for various finance positions. The top tier ones required a 3.70 GPA, the second tier a 3.50 GPA, and the third tier a 3.25 GPA.
Forum: Other Other Topics 11-23-2007, 11:49 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 36
Posted By PRE
Re: **Official Greatest NES Game of All-Time** -Sweet Sixteen

Ya, I always found princess to be dominant.

I meant not a true Mario game in the sense that after the strong demand for Mario 1, creators were scrambling for a Mario 2. They were nowhere near a...
Forum: Other Other Topics 11-22-2007, 04:41 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 36
Posted By PRE
Re: **Official Greatest NES Game of All-Time** -Sweet Sixteen

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How the hell is the US Mario 2 even on the poll?

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I was wondering the same thing. It's not even a true Mario game.
Forum: Business, Finance, and Investing 11-22-2007, 03:53 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 22
Posted By PRE
Re: Quant Funds and the August Meltdown

The hedge fund I'm at is in an interesting run of events right now. Maybe I should create an "ask me" thread?
Forum: Business, Finance, and Investing 11-22-2007, 02:39 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 22
Posted By PRE
Re: Quant Funds and the August Meltdown

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Pretty basic.

But did anyone else get the sense that the two funds talked about were Ren Tec and Global Alpha (at least the latter)?

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pretty sure it is...
Forum: Business, Finance, and Investing 11-22-2007, 02:17 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 36
Posted By PRE
Re: Buying stocks with high dividends?

If you want high dividends then invest in MLPs.
Forum: Business, Finance, and Investing 11-22-2007, 02:14 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 30
Posted By PRE
Re: Dow Theory Confirmed SELL signal today

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awesome theory when you know to sell when everything is just begining to look cheap. All im gonna say is I wish bought more sp puts back in october. I sold them though and am gonna rebuy...
Forum: Business, Finance, and Investing 11-21-2007, 03:27 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 22
Posted By PRE
Re: Quant Funds and the August Meltdown

Pretty basic.

But did anyone else get the sense that the two funds talked about were Ren Tec and Global Alpha (at least the latter)?
Forum: Business, Finance, and Investing 11-21-2007, 12:45 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 35
Posted By PRE
Re: if we go into a recession or bear market

TIPS are so nice right now.
Forum: Business, Finance, and Investing 11-20-2007, 09:03 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 21
Posted By PRE
Re: Krishan\'s Leverage EV Case

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So someone who cares about their % loss likes the high cash balance case but the stock price rises less in good times hurting your % upside.


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This is true...
Forum: Other Other Topics 11-19-2007, 11:05 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 20
Posted By PRE
Forum: Business, Finance, and Investing 11-19-2007, 10:58 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 18
Posted By PRE
Forum: Business, Finance, and Investing 11-19-2007, 08:03 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 20
Posted By PRE
Re: Ultrashort ETF: Good if Feeling Bearish?

Just short everything. No long.

Thank me later
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