This article considers the global and domestic position on International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) convergence and the anticipated changes to standard setting.
Accounting / Finance / Investing
An examination of the important role of traders, urging caution in calling for new regulations when financial markets undergo disruptions.
A study of various commodity asset pricing models, which show inherent shortcomings when analyzing the commodity futures markets.
The end of the housing boom may substantially slow economic growth by reducing consumer spending and deflating consumer confidence.
Knowing the correlations between the returns of various national markets is important for the process of allocating investments among these markets.
Chairman Cox’s testimony and subsequent SEC press releases make it clear that the Goldstein decision will only be a short reprieve for hedge funds.
Contrary to popular opinion, it may not be an advantage to hold stocks for long periods and not worry about market declines along the way.
This article also estimates what portion of the Dow is economically driven and what portion is not explained by economic forces.
In spite of fluctuations in the exchange rate of the dollar against foreign currencies, there are ways to hedge business exposure and uncertainty.
This article attempts to address the timely relationship between politics and stock market behavior.
If a “Main Street” investor wants to hedge against an unanticipated event, there are some options, including a synthetic hedge portfolio.
It is important to understand the nature of alternative investment strategies and their risks before considering any action.
Special Purpose Entities (SPEs) have a useful role in business financing, but there must be transparency, and all parties must understand the risks.
Compensation options are a cost to the firm and need to be expensed if financial statements are to reflect the true value of the firm.