Finance & Banking

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  • Photo of SAP ERP Financial Accounting and Controlling

    SAP ERP Financial Accounting and Controlling

    Introduction In this introduction, I explain the meaning of the acronym SAP, the origin of SAP, and the concept of SAP implementation. We will go further to look at Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) as it relates to SAP, the importance of SAP, and the steps involved in implementing SAP ERP.…

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    Learn Python for Free with Machine Learning Applications Using Python

    Overview of Machine Learning in Finance A few years back I was approached by the financial client from the Southeast Asia region to help them with their machine learning effort since they were newly implementing it in their industry and they had become stuck with the practical implementation of the…

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    Next Generation Excel – Modeling In Excel For Analysts And MBAs

    In this Excel for Accounting & Finance Course I have taught people how to utilize Excel for business since 1997. My focus has always been on the applications needed in a business environment. Because of years of teaching the application’s extensive possibilities, I have found that systematic and hands-on approaches…

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    Advances In Quantitative Analysis Of Finance And Accounting Course

    Chapter 1 – Collateral Constraints, Debt Management, and Investment Incentives This chapter analyses the hedging decisions of an emerging economy which is exposed to market risks and whose debt contract is subject to collateral constraints. Within a sovereign debt model with default risk and endogenous collateral, the optimal choice of…

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  • Photo of Alternative Risk Transfer – Integrated Risk Management Through Insurance, Reinsurance, and the Capital Markets

    Alternative Risk Transfer – Integrated Risk Management Through Insurance, Reinsurance, and the Capital Markets

    Overview of Risk Management Risk management is a dynamic and well-established discipline practiced by many companies around the world. Traditional forms of risk management – loss control, loss financing and risk reduction, arranged through mechanisms such as insurance and derivatives – have been actively used by companies for many decades,…

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  • Photo of Free PDF Book: The little book of economics – how the economy works in the real world

    Free PDF Book: The little book of economics – how the economy works in the real world

    Introduction to Economics FOR MOST AMERICANS, THE economy is like the plumbing: something to ignore as long as it’s working. In the past five years, it feels like every pipe in the house has burst. Americans have endured a financial crisis, the worst recession and weakest recovery in memory, exploding…

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  • Photo of Absolute Returns – The Risk and Opportunities of Hedge Fund Investing

    Absolute Returns – The Risk and Opportunities of Hedge Fund Investing

    PART one – The Hedge Fund Industry CHAPTER 1 Introducing Absolute Returns HISTORY OF THE ABSOLUTE RETURN APPROACH Prologue to the Twentieth Century Most market observers put down 1949 as the starting date for so-called ab- solute return managers, that is, the hedge fund industry. However, if we loosen the…

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  • Photo of Learn about Islamic mutual fund performance and Shariah screening

    Learn about Islamic mutual fund performance and Shariah screening

    Learn about Islamic mutual fund performance and Shariah screening Islamic mutual funds (IMFs) continue to grow as an alternative investment vehicle for investors wishing to integrate Islamic values and secular financial objectives in their investments. The most distinctive feature of IMFs lies in screening strategies based on the application of…

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    Essential mathematics for economic analysis course

    ESSENTIALS OF LOGIC AND SET THEORY Arguments in mathematics require tight logical reasoning; arguments in economic analysis are no exception to this rule. We therefore present some basic concepts from logic. A brief section on mathematical proofs might be useful for more ambitious students. A short introduction to set theory…

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  • Photo of Poor economics – Rethinking poverty & the ways to end it

    Poor economics – Rethinking poverty & the ways to end it

    In this free Economics Book   Chapter 1 – Think Again, Again TRAPPED IN POVERTY? PART I – Private Lives Chapter 2 – A Billion Hungry People? ARE THERE REALLY A BILLION HUNGRY PEOPLE? ARE THE POOR REALLY EATING WELL, AND EATING ENOUGH? WHY DO THE POOR EAT SO LITTLE?…

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  • Photo of 50 Economics Ideas You Really Need to Know Free PDF Book

    50 Economics Ideas You Really Need to Know Free PDF Book

    50 Economics Ideas in This Book   THE BASICS 01 The invisible hand 02 Supply and demand 03 The Malthusian trap 04 Opportunity cost 05 Incentives 06 Division of labour 07 Comparative advantage THE MOVEMENTS 08 Capitalism 09 Keynesianism 10 Monetarism 11 Communism 12 Individualism 13 Supply-side economics 14 The…

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  • Photo of Beyond Bitcoin – The Economics of Digital Currencies

    Beyond Bitcoin – The Economics of Digital Currencies

    Chapter 1 – Introduction In the last two decades, the Internet combined with the smartphone revolution has created a permanently connected world transcending national borders, time differences, and geographic distance. In this way, the Internet has become the backbone for most of our activities—not only communication and entertainment, but also…

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  • Photo of Free Economics Course: 101 Things Everyone Should Know About Economics

    Free Economics Course: 101 Things Everyone Should Know About Economics

    Contents of this Economics Course   INTRODUCTION CHAPTER 1: The Basics CHAPTER 2: Economy and Economic Cycles 1. INCOME 2. CONSUMPTION 3. SAVING AND INVESTMENT 4. GROSS DOMESTIC PRODUCT (GDP) 5. UNEMPLOYMENT AND UNEMPLOYMENT RATES 6. RECESSIONS 7. DEPRESSIONS 8. BUSINESS CYCLE 9. DELEVERAGING 10. MISERY INDEX 11. CONSUMER CONFIDENCE…

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  • Photo of Python for Finance Course

    Python for Finance Course

    Preface It is our firm belief that an ambitious student major in finance should learn at least one computer language. The basic reason is that we have entered the Big Data era. In finance, we have a huge amount of data, and most of it is publically available free of…

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  • Photo of Lessons in Corporate Finance Training

    Lessons in Corporate Finance Training

    Preface On Tuesday, March 24, 2015, the share price of Google rose 2%, a roughly $8 billion increase in the value of the firm’s equity. Was the large increase in Google’s equity value because the firm’s profits were up? No. Was the positive stock price reaction due to some good…

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  • Photo of Behavioural Economics and Finance Online Course

    Behavioural Economics and Finance Online Course

    Behavioural Economics and Finance Behavioural economics and behavioural finance are rapidly expanding fields that are continually growing in prominence. While orthodox economic models are built upon restrictive and simplifying assumptions about rational choice and efficient markets, behavioural economics offers a robust alternative using insights and evidence that rest more easily…

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  • Photo of Corporate Financial Analysis with Microsoft Excel Course

    Corporate Financial Analysis with Microsoft Excel Course

    Preface In today’s global economies, spreadsheets have become a multinational language. They are the tools of choice for analyzing data and communicating information across the boundaries that separate nations. They have become an important management tool for developing strategies and assessing results. Spreadsheets have also become an important tool for…

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  • Photo of Personal Finance Course: The Only Budgeting Book You’ll Ever Need

    Personal Finance Course: The Only Budgeting Book You’ll Ever Need

    Contents   Introduction: Your Budget Will Help You Get What You Want Part I: Getting Started Chapter 1: What Do You Need to Create a Budget? Chapter 2: Setting Your Goals Chapter 3: What Do You Have? Chapter 4: What Are You Spending? Chapter 5: What Do You Owe? Chapter…

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  • Photo of Trends in Finance and Accounting – Proceedings of the 17th Annual Conference on Finance and Accounting

    Trends in Finance and Accounting – Proceedings of the 17th Annual Conference on Finance and Accounting

    1.6 An International Comparison Will an international comparison lead to similar conclusions? The greatest debts of developed economies arose over three historical periods: the first followed the Napoleonic wars, the second came after World War II—and the third arrived yesterday is with us today and will be around tomorrow too.…

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  • Photo of Mastering Business Finance with this PDF Book

    Mastering Business Finance with this PDF Book

    Contents   What Every Manager Should Know 1 Are You Savvy About Finance? 2 1. Learning the Tools of the Trade 3 The Balance Sheet 3 Sample Corporate Balance Sheet 4 Assets 5 Liabilities and Equity 5 The Income Statement 5 Sample Income Statement 6 The Statement of Cash Flows…

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