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B school students don't study as much as engineers

November 18, 2011 Comments (0)

So says a recent study.

OWS at Wharton

November 18, 2011 Comments (0)

An attempt to bring OWS to the cradle of all evil - the Wharton School.  Sounds like it was a pretty entertaining event.

How to make trades in an open outcry market

November 17, 2011 Comments (0)

You've seen the videos of traders waving their hands around frantically and somehow ending up buying or selling securities.  Well here is the simple guide to what those hand signals mean.

Academic Earth

November 17, 2011 Comments (0)

Academic earth is a pretty cool site that contains lots of free lectures about a range of topics, including quite a few finance lectures.

How emotions impact financial decisions..

November 17, 2011 Comments (0)

A webcast from Vanguard featuring Meir Statman (an expert of behavioral finance).  It's a bit long but worth listening to if you have time.

"Everyone dies...you do the math"

November 17, 2011 Comments (0)

An amusing picture... I'll admit, it took me a minute to get it.

What to do if you have a bad 401k

November 17, 2011 Comments (0)

InvestorCookbooks talks about how to tell if your 401k isn't good.

Corporate Income Tax

November 17, 2011 Comments (0)

Felix Salmon has a couple of charts showing how much income tax corporations pay.  The amount has been declining pretty steadily over time. What I found particularly interesting is that firms are not required to report exactly the dollar amount that they paid to the IRS.  Understandably, firms appear reluctant to reveal this number.

Insider trading on capital hill - mostly harmless...

November 15, 2011 Comments (0)

So says a recent article.   Basically, the practice is harmless in the big picture and is probably not worth worrying about.   Personally, I take a different view - seeing our elected leaders use their positions to make money off other investors doesn't really create confidence in our democratic process. Remember that when someone profits from insider trading, someone else is loosing out - in this case the people who voted these leaders into office.

Borrowing Groupon stock costs 100% per year!

November 15, 2011 Comments (0)

I knew it would cost a lot to borrow GRPN to short, but 100% per year?  Wow.