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Why Expected Return Varies

Why Expected Return Varies

Various theories to explain why expected returns of assets varies over time. [Read More]

How Expected Return Varies

How Expected Return Varies

Evidence that expected returns vary over time and across assets. [Read More]

Is The West History: 5 Consumerism

Is The West History: 5 Consumerism

Niall Ferguson explores how the consumer society in the west triumphed over the planned economies of the east. [Read More]

Recent Ideas in Modern Finance

Recent Ideas in Modern Finance

A May 2011 paper by John Cochrane discusses recent ideas in Modern Finance. [Read More]

Diamond Joe

Diamond Joe

The Tuttle Kids and then Bob Dylan sing Diamond Joe. [Read More]

How to Find the Vertex of a Parabola

How to Find the Vertex of a Parabola

Photo courtesy of Standard Travel Photos click for larger image The other day before a baseball game, we were out in the outfield playing catch. We were throwing the ball back and forth, and we progressed we got farther and farther apart from each other. After awhile we [Read More]

How to Factor Trinomials By Grouping

How to Factor Trinomials By Grouping

From Algebra I, factoring trinomials by grouping. [Read More]

I’m A Believer

I’m A Believer

The Monkees play I'm A Believer [Read More]

Charles Bridge Fashion Photoshoot with Assel

Charles Bridge Fashion Photoshoot with Assel

Video of photoshoot in Prague with Kazakh model Assel. [Read More]

UBS Quant Job Interview Problem

UBS Quant Job Interview Problem

Solution to a math problem posed to an interviewee at UBS. [Read More]

Slopes of Parallel and Perpendicular Lines

Slopes of Parallel and Perpendicular Lines

Looking at the slope of parallel and perpendicular lines [Read More]

Rock Springs Cafe, Arizona

Rock Springs Cafe, Arizona

When you are visit Arizona, stop in at the Rock Springs Cafe for a slice of one of their famous homemade pies. [Read More]

Euro Casting 2011: Katrin from Siberia

Euro Casting 2011: Katrin from Siberia

New Model Katrin from Novosibersk [Read More]

A History of Christianity: 1. The First Christianity

A History of Christianity: 1. The First Christianity

Oxford history professor Diarmaid MacCulloch's documentary A History of Christianity [Read More]

Euro Casting 2011: Assel from Kazakhstan

Euro Casting 2011: Assel from Kazakhstan

Introducing Assel. She is 23 years old and has black hair and brown eyes. She is from Almaty, Kazakhstan but is now living in Prague where she is a full-time student. She enjoys many sports and is quite athletic. She also enjoys snowboarding and dancing. Assel speaks [Read More]

Euro Casting 2011: Katya from Russia

Euro Casting 2011: Katya from Russia

Introducing Katya. She’s 24 years old, with brown hair blonde with green eyes. She originally came from Russia, and goes to school in Prague, where she studies philosophy. She enjoys painting snowboarding and traveling. Lucie speaks Russian, Czech and [Read More]

Petrin Hill Prague Photogallery

Petrin Hill Prague Photogallery

Photo Gallery of Petrin Hill in Prague [Read More]

Heron’s Formula for Area of Triangle

Heron’s Formula for Area of Triangle

Photo courtesy of Standard Travel Photos click for larger image Anyone that ever took geometry in high school probably remembers that the area of a triangle is 1/2 x BASE x HEIGHT, or A = ½bh But suppose you are given the length of all three sides of the triangle, and [Read More]

Novoměstský pivovar Brewpub in Prague

Novoměstský pivovar Brewpub in Prague

Have a meal and a brewski when visiting Prague. [Read More]

How to Calculate Your Mortgage Payment

How to Calculate Your Mortgage Payment

Sal from Khan Academy derives the formula for calculating your mortgage payment using a geometric series and some algebra. [Read More]

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Investing Returns for 2017

Investing Returns for 2017

2017 was a banner year for stock investors. [Read More]

Timescales of Human Interest

Timescales of Human Interest

What periods of time are of concern for humans? [Read More]

Ocean-Front Property in Arizona

Ocean-Front Property in Arizona

Assessing the problem of Global Sea Level Variation. [Read More]

Investing Returns for 2016

Investing Returns for 2016

2016 was a decent year for most investors. [Read More]

Christmas Playlist 2016

Christmas Playlist 2016

45 Albums, 541 Christmas songs. [Read More]

Battle of Jutland

Battle of Jutland

The Battle of Jutland was the biggest surface sea battle in history. On May 31, 1916 the Imperial German high seas [Read More]

Drie Lilien

Drie Lilien

German marching song [Read More]

Yuval Harari: A Brief History of Humankind

Yuval Harari: A Brief History of Humankind

Photos courtesy of Standard Travel Photos A Brief History of Humankind How did Homo Sapiens come to dominate the [Read More]

Investing Returns for 2015

Investing Returns for 2015

2015 was a poor year for investors. [Read More]

Evaluation of Stock Market Forecasting Models: CAPE Model

Evaluation of Stock Market Forecasting Models: CAPE Model

How well does Earnings Yield Model forecast stock market returns. [Read More]

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