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06/03/2013

When Should You Be Entering the CFA Program: December or June?

Now that CFA Institute will be holding December Level II exams starting in 2014, this question is much easier to answer.

What? You hadn’t heard about this new December exam development? 300 Hours broke the news this past April in their blog. They also reference the related press release.

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01/21/2013

Limericks Économiques: Punitive Measures


Limericks Économiques

A six-billion loss dealt a blow
To the name of a bank's CEO.
To atone for this trade,
He merely was paid
A paltry ten million or so.

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11/19/2012

No Security in Book Value

Limericks Économiques

Said a banker: "The Crisis revealed,
In investments we carried for yield,
How extreme fluctuations Affect valuations,
So better to keep them concealed."

Said investors: "It's better to trust
In the price you could fetch if you must,
And the equity value
Which, hopefully, now you'll,
Accordingly, have to adjust."

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08/22/2012

Limericks Économiques: Swing States

Limericks Économiques

It's an axiom proven and tested
By candidates besting and bested:
If you're looking to win,
Mind the jobless rate in
All the states where the outcome's contested.

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07/23/2012

Limericks Économiques: Day of LIBOR Reckoning

Limericks Économiques

Though collusion on rate executions
Was the norm in finance institutions,
When the tide quickly turned
Many bank traders learned
They would naturally face prosecutions.

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06/26/2012

Limericks Économiques: Unqualified Interest

Limericks Économiques

As a primary task of the Fed, it
Should cheapen the cost of our credit,
Which would help a lot more
If the mean credit score
Would qualify many to get it.

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02/25/2011

Humor: Geometric vs. Arithmetic Attribution

NYSSA member and FPP contributor David Spaulding put together this humorous little cartoon about the debate over geometric versus arithmetic attribution. 

Check out David's primer on value at risk and his article about its pitfalls.

02/02/2011

Humor: What's the Connection Between Alcohol and the CFA?

Last week the CFA Institute posted results from the December 2010 Level I exams. Of the 46,644 candidates who took the exam worldwide, only 36% passed. Whether you passed or failed, candidates will probably appreciate the humor in this commercial from South Africa. 

10/01/2010

Cartoon: Bull vs. Bear

Karl Wimer Bear vs. Bull Market Cartoon

Illustration by Karl Wimer.

As an impartial, nonprofit forum for the finance and banking industries NYSSA encourages discussion and debate among its member and other professionals. Commentaries, however, should be taken as the sole opinion of the author(s) and not of NYSSA. If you would like to submit a commentary to the Finance Professional's Post, send your article to the editor.

09/17/2010

Cartoon: Stemming the Tide

Karl Wimer Unemployment Cartoon

Illustration by Karl Wimer.

As an impartial, nonprofit forum for the finance and banking industries NYSSA encourages discussion and debate among its member and other professionals. Commentaries, however, should be taken as the sole opinion of the author(s) and not of NYSSA. If you would like to submit a commentary to the Finance Professional's Post, send your article to the editor.

09/10/2010

Cartoon: An Uphill Battle

Karl Wimer Housing Market Cartoon

Illustration by Karl Wimer.

As an impartial, nonprofit forum for the finance and banking industries NYSSA encourages discussion and debate among its member and other professionals. Commentaries, however, should be taken as the sole opinion of the author(s) and not of NYSSA. If you would like to submit a commentary to the Finance Professional's Post, send your article to the editor.

08/27/2010

Cartoon: Credit Crisis Lineup

Karl Wimer Credit Crisis Cartoon

Illustration by Karl Wimer.

As an impartial, nonprofit forum for the finance and banking industries NYSSA encourages discussion and debate among its member and other professionals. Commentaries, however, should be taken as the sole opinion of the author(s) and not of NYSSA. If you would like to submit a commentary to the Finance Professional's Post, send your article to the editor.

08/13/2010

Cartoon: A Slowly Thawing Glacier

Karl Wimer Credit Market Cartoon

Illustration by Karl Wimer.

As an impartial, nonprofit forum for the finance and banking industries NYSSA encourages discussion and debate among its member and other professionals. Commentaries, however, should be taken as the sole opinion of the author(s) and not of NYSSA. If you would like to submit a commentary to the Finance Professional's Post, send your article to the editor.

07/30/2010

Cartoon: Double Dip Nightmare

Karl Wimer Nightmares Cartoon

Illustration by Karl Wimer.

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