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MBA Mondays at Darwin’s

Dollar Cost Averaging: Actual Results From the Past 10 Years

January 29, 2013

Dollar cost averaging is one of the most popular and basic investing tips out there when it comes to basic theory and practice.  There are many positives, and a few negatives worth considering if you’re going to dollar cost average your investments rather than use a different method.  To put the real results into perspective […]

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MBA Monday – Really Cool Equation: Internal Rate of Return

March 11, 2012

I thought I’d start up the MBA Monday series again (NPV, Accounting, Investing and all sorts of other goodies) to bring you a really cool calculation you can do in excel that you may not have heard of. It’s called Internal Rate of Return. It’s important because it provides you with an investment return when the […]

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Price to Earnings Ratios Show US Headed Off a Cliff: MBA Monday

March 14, 2011

Price to Earnings Ratios do predict future market returns to some degree.  The problem is sometimes secular trends and P/E expansion/contraction end up playing a stronger role than comparison to historical P/Es alone.  So, let’s take a look at these various concepts and see where we’re at now in this week’s MBA Monday at Darwin’s […]

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Understanding Correlation of Various Asset Classes – MBA Monday

March 6, 2011

If you’re a DIY investor or if you’ve employed a certified financial professional, it’s likely that you’ve come across the topic of diversification.  The reason for diversification is quite simple – you don’t want to put all your eggs in one basket.  This doesn’t just go owning only 1 stock (or having all your money […]

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Yield Curve Explained – MBA Mondays

February 28, 2011

The yield curve is explained in this week’s MBA Monday topic.  For years, I used to hear about “the yield curve” and remain disinterested because I thought stocks were so much cooler than bonds.  Bonds were for old farts, right?  What I’ve come to learn after an MBA and witnessing the near collapse of the […]

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Financial vs Managerial Accounting – MBA Mondays with Darwin

February 13, 2011

Financial vs Managerial Accounting is the subject of today’s MBA Mondays.  I don’t know about others with an MBA or those who got an MBA online, but I have to admit that when I started getting my MBA, I was a bit surprised and confused to see two different Accounting courses on the syllabus.  I […]

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