Alarm Bells: CMBS, OIS and Liquidity Spreads

That Rings a Bell

As of January, manufacturing, industrial, and employment data all paint an increasingly bleak picture for economic growth in the United States. The winning trade for 2016 may be just to try and stay even. (Learning Objective: Explain how a country’s position in the economic growth life cycle, political risk, legal risk, and economic structure affect…

Free CFA Exam Level I Lecture: Evaluating Past Performance & Predicting Future Performance

Business woman analyzing financial data

When it comes to analyzing financial statements, it’s common to use a company’s past performance to help gain an understanding of its likely future performance. In this free video lecture from Wiley’s CFA® Exam Review, Peter Olinto details how to evaluate a company’s past performance and predict its future performance using financial statement analysis.

Keyboard Outperforms Mouse on Exam Day


Time is of the essence when it comes to the CMA exam, where just a few moments can either make or break or your score. Today’s time-saving tips come to you by way of Jan Kooiman, certified CMA and CMA instructor. The main takeaway: Keyboard trumps mouse on test day! 1. Select your answers with…

5 BIG Mistakes CPA Exam Candidates Make Every Day


It’s no secret that CPA exam prep is grueling, emotional, and exhausting. Every moment is precious and strategy is key. Few people are more familiar with the stresses of exam prep than Jeff Elliot, licensed CPA and the face behind Jeff has been helping people pass the CPA Exam since 2010, and in his…

5 Megaprojects to Watch in 2016


If you really want to get a grip on the importance of stakeholder management, it’s good to think mega on your PMP exam. Megaprojects are undertakings with long, complex, and critical front ends. They are usually very expensive and quite public. Here, initiating and planning are key (remember mega project, mega mistakes!) Watch these megaprojects…

Free Caterpillars and Slaughtered Unicorns


Two significant events happened this week that the market has yet to fully price in. “NIRP” is rapidly becoming the acronym du jour alongside “QE” and “TARP”. NIRP stands for “negative interest rate policy”, and Japan is the latest country to see the writing on the way: global demand is on the verge of collapsing…

What’s Next After $20 Oil and the RMB Devaluation?


Yesterday (January 26, 2016) marked the first significant break from US equities trading in lock step with Chinese indices, even in the face of an overnight drop of over 6% on the Chinese Hang Seng index (Describe how equity correlations and correlation volatilities behave throughout various economic states [MR-8]). What most talking heads on CNBC…