The Black Swan: The Impact of the Highly Improbable

Taleb is the Dean’s professor in the Science of Uncertainty at the University of Amherst. His book The Black Swan: The Impact of the Highly Improbable talks about one observation that can negate a general observation.

The Black Swan he notes is an outlier, that lies beyond the average outcome. It’s impact is extreme and finally despite its outlier status we as humans convince ourselves that we had somehow accounted for it.

The book primarily discusses why we have this blind spot with respect to large deviations in randomness. The book has a great readability quality, never boring always making you stop and think.…

Financial Statement Analysis: A Practitioner’s Guide

Martin Fridson and Fernando Alvarez’s Financial Statement Analysis, Fourth Edition revisits understanding financial statements with updates. Financial statements are a mirror to the soul of a business. Therefore analysing and understanding financial statements are very important when we want to make business decisions about them. If that decision is about an impending merger and acquisition or evaluating their stock, financial statement analysis is critical.…

Too Big to Fail: Movie Review

HBO’s Too Big Too Fail shines the spotlight on the financial crisis of 2008. Henry Paulson is a man on a mission. A man who moved to Capitol Hill after Wall Street, he is familiar with both worlds.…

Inside Job – Movie Review

This five-part documentary won the Oscar(2011)  in the best documentary feature, Directors Guild of America award(2010) for best documentary and the Writers Guild of America for the best documentary screenplay.

Charles.H.Ferguson’s Inside Job (2010) talks of the inception, growth, decay and final collapse of U.S.financial industry due to systemic corruption.…

CFP Exam

The Certified Financial Planner certification is conducted by the CFP board to certify that the charter holder is competent to help you with financial planning. The candidate is tested on how they can apply their financial planning knowledge to real…

Wiley Series 7 Exam Review 2015 + Test Bank: The General Securities Representative Examination

The Wiley Series 7 Exam Review 2015 + Test Bank: The General Securities Representative Examination is a reliable and comprehensive handbook to help prospective candidates clear their Series 7 exam.

Areas covered in the book include equity securities, debt securities, government securities, municipal securities, money market, economic fundamentals, options, mutual funds, variable annuities, issuing and trading corporate securities, customer account, margin account, retirement plans, brokerage office procedure, fundamental and technical analysis, direct participation programs, customer recommendation, taxation, professional conduct and securities industry rules and regulations.

Pass The 7 – 2015: A Plain English Explanation To Help You Pass The Series 7 Exam

The “Pass The 7 – 2015: A Plain English Explanation To Help You Pass The Series 7 Exam” by Robert. M. Walker has a question bank of 1200 questions. Each question has been developed to help the student learn a concept meaningfully and prepare them for the Series 7 exam.

All items on the FINRA series 7 exam are taken on point by point. The book mimics the Series 7 questions as close as possible.…

Series 7 Exam

The General Securities Representative Examination or Series 7 exam is mandatory for anyone who wants to sell any type of securities in the securities market. Candidates who pass the Series 7 exam can go ahead and register to trade in…

Tutorials on Fixed Income

This section provides tutorials and other resources related to fixed income securities. Basics of Bonds Bond Analysis Fixed Income Part 1 Fixed Income Part 2 Term Structure of Interest Rates Overview of Bond Sectors and Instruments Risks of Investing in…