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The discount rate and the required rate of return represent core concepts in asset valuation.  These terms are most frequently used when comparing the market price of an asset vs the intrinsic value of that asset to determine if it represents a suitable investment.  We highlight what each term means and why they represent similar […] The post Discount Rate vs Required Rate of Return appeared first on Financial Analyst Insider. ...
Posted: May 26 2018 @ 7:48 PM
Intraday trading refers to the practice of buying and selling stocks within a single day. Intraday traders purchase stocks with the intention of selling them very quickly take advantage of short-term volatility. Fluctuations in stock price allow intraday traders to gamble on stock prices, ideally buying when prices are low and selling them when they […] The post 6 Best Books on Intraday Trading appeared first on Financial Analyst Insider. ...
Posted: May 22 2018 @ 6:15 PM
If you’ve looked into becoming an accountant, you will likely have seen one or both of these titles and wondered whether the Chartered Accountant (CA or ACA) or Certified Public Accountant (CPA) licenses would best serve your career goals. Chartered Accountant (CA) and Certified Public Accountant (CPA) licenses both authenticate your ability to file tax […] The post CPA vs CA: What’s the Difference? appeared first on Financial Analyst Insider. ...
Posted: May 21 2018 @ 12:40 AM
What are you doing right now to increase your personal wealth? Are you planning for retirement? If you are interested in creating long term wealth, strategically investing in the stock market represents one of your best options.  The stock market is accessible to anyone and relatively easy, if you know what you are doing. While […] The post What are the Best Stock Market Books for New Investors? appeared first on ...
Posted: May 14 2018 @ 12:19 PM
Rapidly calculating exponents on the BA II plus will save you extra time when taking the CFA exam and other financial exams.  This article highlights a simple way to do exponent calculations on the exam and walks you through a few basic settings to prevent any errors you might get. Start by Clearing all Recent […] The post How to do Exponents on BA II Plus? appeared first on Financial Analyst ...
Posted: May 09 2018 @ 8:36 PM
Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) and Certified Financial Planner (CFP) are two of the most rigorous designations in finance.  Both provide gateways to careers in financial advising, but the steps to achieving them—and the professional paths they prepare you for—are very different. In the most general terms, Chartered Financial Analysts (CFAs) usually work at large financial […] The post CFA vs CFP: What does more for your Career? appeared first on Financial ...
Posted: Apr 25 2018 @ 7:29 PM
Comcast cable used to have a monopoly where I lived.  Those days have passed and new competition for both cable and internet have entered the market.  That’s great news for consumers that are willing to take 5 minutes to negotiate their cable bill.  With new competition in the market, Comcast is very willing to directly […] The post How to Lower your Comcast Bill appeared first on Financial Analyst Insider. ...
Posted: Apr 13 2018 @ 8:46 PM
The CFA Institute currently allows exam-takers to use only two calculators: the Texas Instruments’ BA II Plus or the Hewlett-Packard 12C. There are several versions of each of these calculators on the market which vary in cost, speed and operating system. In a test where a few extra minutes can make a big impact on your […] The post Best Financial Calculator for the CFA Exam appeared first on Financial Analyst Insider. ...
Posted: Mar 31 2018 @ 10:42 PM
I graduated college in 2002.  I managed to miss the signing bonuses and multiple job offers my friends juggled if they were lucky enough to graduate during 2000 or 2001.  The Enron scandal materialized and Alan Greenspan’s successive quarter point interest rate increases finally managed to pop the dot.com bubble and the job market just […] The post How to Budget Your Money Better than Me appeared first on Financial Analyst ...
Posted: Mar 28 2018 @ 1:37 AM
The word “Altcoin” refers to any alternative coin to Bitcoin. This category technically includes industry giants (or “major altcoins”) like Ethereum and Litecoin, but it’s usually used to discuss newer, smaller cryptocurrencies. While no coin has yet threatened Bitcoin’s market share, there are already thousands of alternative virtual currencies and blockchain-based services. Many compete with […] The post 8 Top Altcoins and How to Evaluate Them appeared first on Financial Analyst ...
Posted: Mar 24 2018 @ 4:29 PM


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