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Aswath Damodaran Session 26 Closing and Review Dante’s Inferno

In this session, I wrapped up the class by first doing a quick review of the material covered, using Dante’s Inferno as a guide to valuation bad practice hell. I then looked at your findings in the class.

SEC Director of the Division of Enforcement Discusses Market Structure Enforcement

The Director of the SEC Division of Enforcement Andrew Ceresney spoke at the “SIFMA Compliance & Legal Society New York Regional Seminar” and outlined the SEC’s enforcement priorities with respect to market structure issues. This is yet another response by regulators to the growth of algorithmic trading and alternative trading venues, which we have blogged about below.

Algorithmic Trading Workshop - QuantInsti

With the financial markets in emerging markets rapidly evolving like developed markets; a disruptive change in the emerging markets’ landscape is foreseen, wherein exchange volumes to the tune of 70% and above will be generated by Algorithmic Trading. QuantInsti aims to fulfill the pressing demands for highly specialized skill sets of this lucrative domain.

Futures Trading Strategies on SGX

Mr. Nitesh Khandelwal, Founder of QuantInsti, spoke at SGX-India chapter in AFACT in Singapore on the 23rd of May. He gave a detailed presentation covering various Quantitative Trading Strategies. The session was based on the real life quantitative trading strategies with actual market data. Various models were also shown and explained to the audience.

How Amgen’s Larger Than Expected Dividend Hike Stacks Up To Peers

Amgen Inc. (NASDAQ: AMGN) is getting aggressive enough on its dividend payout that you might think the biotech giant is now just a Big Pharma stock. The reality is that Amgen has been valued like a Big Pharma stock on and off for years now, but its dividend hike game is now much closer to making Amgen think like a Big Pharma stock when it comes to returning its capital back to shareholders via dividends and buybacks.

GOP Seeks to Consolidate Gains, Build Party Loyalty

Just in time for tonight’s GOP debate, comes this 1985 piece looking at the major political realignment that took place.I suspect that realignment has run its course. The demographics of the country have changed, as has the political orientation of the GOP itself.

This Fed Move Is Different as UBS Sees Pain in Emerging Markets

Historically, interest-rate increases from the Federal Reserve have been buy signals for emerging-market assets. This time looks different, even after a selloff that has pushed currencies to record lows and equities down to levels not seen since 2009.

WAVE Life Science Ltd Announced the IPO Share Price

WAVE life science limited is a preclinical pharmaceutical company. It is using the proprietary chemistry platform for designing, developing and commercializing the stereo pure nucleic acid therapeutics candidates. The company has very recently announced that they are planning to enter into IPO soon.

Hello Fresh Is Postponing Their IPO Due To Market Volatility

The Hello Fresh AG sources have told that the food delivery start up is going to postpone their plan of IPO. The Hello Fresh is the food unit which is backed up by the Rocket Internet of Samwer brothers. The food unit has told recently that they are planning for an IPO soon.But the sources have now told that the IPO of Hello Fresh will be postponed.

Loandepot Withdraws Its Initial Public Offering

Loandepot, the famous online mortgage lender has scheduled very recently its IPO in the New York Stock Exchange. But the sources have now told that the company is withdrawing the initial public offering. The company has planned well on their IPO and made an announcement that the symbol of the company will be LDI.

BlackRock to ramp up quant investing team-Fink

BlackRock Inc, the world's largest asset manager, intends to announce "some substantial" hires in the quantitative investing space as it expects this area to continue to become more popular, chief executive officer Larry Fink told analysts on Thursday.

The Great HFT Debate With Michael Lewis On CNBC

Debate about High Frequency Trading (HFT) between William O'Brien, BATS Global Markets Presidents, Brad Katsuyama, IEX Group President, and Michael Lewis, Author of Flash Boys.

Algorithmic & quantitative trading webinar

This webinar gives a brief introduction to Algorithmic Trading followed by the changing skill sets that are required in the new age trading business by mapping the required skill sets. This is followed by Industry trends in Algorithmic and Quantitative Trading.

SEC Proceeding With Amended Case Against Stevie Cohen

The SEC is not giving up on its case against disgraced hedge fund billionaire Stevie Cohen. On Monday, the SEC announced it was moving ahead with an amended civil case against hedge-fund billionaire Steven Cohen, after prosecutors had to drop a related insider-trading case against one of his employees following an appeals court ruling overturning an earlier conviction.

The 4 Stocks That Lifted the Dow on Monday

Markets opened higher on Monday following a changing of the guard at the top of Spain’s government and new hope for another dose of government stimulus in China. A weaker greenback helped commodity metals prices today, and colder than expected weather boosted natural gas futures.WTI crude for February delivery lost about 0.7% today to settle at $35.81 per barrel, more than a dollar higher that the closeout price on the January contract.

The Impact Of Fed Tightening On US Investment-Grade Credit

After nearly two and a half years of debate, the Federal Reserve (Fed) finally lifted the Federal Funds Rate target by 25 basis points (bps) on December 16, 2015. While investors continue to grapple with what impact this might have for markets and the economy, we thought it could be instructive to understand what impact a tightening cycle has historically had on the cost of credit for investment-grade corporations.

GAMCO Growth Fund Quarter Commentary

For the quarter ended September 30, 2015, the net asset value (“NAV”) per Class AAA Share of The GAMCO Growth Fund decreased 6.2% compared with decreases of 6.4% and 5.3% for the Standard & Poor’s (“S&P”) 500 Index and the Russell 1000 Growth Index, respectively. See page 2 for additional performance information.