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Research Library: Gamblers as Personal Finance Activists

May 1, 2012 by MoneyScience   Comments (0)

Geng Li Abstract Gambling behavior can serve as an informative indicator of important household heterogeneity that is difficult to observe directly in data. We present, to the best of our knowledge, the first comprehensive study of the consumption and personal finance of gamblers using a nationwide representative household survey. We find that consumers are more likely to gamble when income is higher than its normal level predicted by observable characteristics, and that nongambling...

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Blog Post: PatrickBurns: Popular posts 2012 April

May 1, 2012 by MoneyScience   Comments (0)

Most popular posts in 2012 April Information flows like water Replacing market indices The top 7 portfolio optimization problems A tale of two returns (posted in 2010) Cross-sectional skewness and kurtosis: stocks and portfolios Three things factor models do Beta is not volatility What the hell is a variance matrix? (posted in 2010) The quality of variance matrix estimation Low (and high) volatility strategy effects  read more...

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Blog Post: RobertPestonBlog: Murdoch 'not fit' to run News Corp

May 1, 2012 by MoneyScience   Comments (0)

The bombshell is on page 70 of the report by the Culture Media and Sport Select Committee into News International and phone-hacking.read more...

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The Risk Telescope — IMF Firewalls and Political Math

May 1, 2012 by BCM International Regulatory Analytics   Comments (0)

​Today’s issue of The Risk Telescope focuses on the political math supporting the IMF’s expanded firewall facilities, relying heavily on pie charts and tables.  The conclusion is that the firewall is neither as large nor as solid as initial media and official statements suggest.  Moreover, by potentially over-reaching on the rhetoric in order to generate good headlines, the process may be raising expectations about the capacity of the IMF or the euro area to meet near-term needs without more drama.

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Blog Post: TheFinancialServicesClub: CAS-WG and the next Plenary

May 1, 2012 by MoneyScience   Comments (0)

Further to the launch of the Clearing and Settlement Working Group (CAS-WG) two months ago (read more here), we have been a little quiet as the core membership of the group determined to map out details of subject groups and next steps.read more...

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