Online Learning/Instructional

Introduction to Bootstrapping

Bootstrapping: Calculation of theoretical spot rate curve from a par yield curve       This educational publication is the special valuation series on fixed income securities. Its mandatory to read the Understanding Term Structure of Interest Rates posted under Insights here before reading Bootstrapping: Calculation of theoretical spot rate curve from a par yield curve.  There are multiple ways in which a

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Understanding Term Structure of Interest Rates

  Designed as a thought leader in understanding the term structure of interest rates, this publication is an excellent educative read for insightful academic knowledge about factors impacting the term structure of interest rates. Structured to enhance the pedagogy of fixed income valuation course on The middle Road, Term Structure of Interest Rates shares a formative understanding on this subject.

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Capital Ideas for Efficient Markets

“A market where there are large number of rational, profit maximisers actively competing, with each other trying to predict future market values of individuals securities and where important current information is almost available to all participants” Eugene Fama on Efficient Markets The theory of random walk led to the efficient market hypothesis. Eugene Fama, the father of modern mathematical finance,

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Understanding Macroeconomic Stability

  Originally posted as part of the Stabilization Macroeconomics series, the academic focussed publication sets the tone for the upcoming Macroeconomic Online Course on Stabilization. The series focuses more on the role of the Central Banks in driving monetary, fiscal, and macroeconomic policies of the government. The course begins with a look at Central Banks as enablers, its monetary focus on

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Alternative Asset Class & Normal Distribution

Understanding Alternative Investments – A look at Standard Normal  Alternatives or alternative investments are the one of the  categories of asset classes, these types of investments include hedge funds, private equity, or venture capital or include the use of leverage or derivatives as part of the investment style. Example long-short style of investing in equities used by hedge funds or

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Wildlife Conservation Bond Saving Rhinos For Tomorrow

The World Bank came out with a $150 million Wildlife Conservation Bond (WCB), the first of its kind globally. an impact-focused Sustainable Development Bond to protect black rhinos in South Africa and support local communities. This intense publication discusses the Wildlife Conservation Bond issued by the World Bank. An in-depth analysis of the bond discusses various facets of the new financial innovative

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Gross Domestic Product (GDP)

Understanding Gross Domestic Product (GDP) is fundamental to understanding macroeconomic enablers for sustainable growth. GDP is a universal term, yet people do not entirely understand its significance. Awareness of macroeconomics drives a nuanced meaning of the bigger picture. How will you understand the effect of different policies if you do not understand the economics behind the economy? Healthcare: To understand

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Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Prices for Petroleum Products

Graph: U.S Bureau of Labor Statistics   We look at the Impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on prices for petroleum products as the price of jet fuel is closely linked to global crude oil prices. The pandemic induced a jolt to the world economy and the OPEC Russian oil war jacked down the global crude oil prices. In 2016 China became the largest importer

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Fed Fund Rate Isn’t it Ironic?

Isn’t it Ironic? Taylors Rule & FED Rates — Macroeconomics  Alanis Morissette’s epic number might be the best song to hear when you decipher Federal Reserve chair Jerome Powell’s recent announcement of FED’s intention to keep interest rates status quo until 2024. The Federal Reserve’s recent announcement that it will not raise federal funds rate until 2024, marking the rate

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COVID-19 & Learning Poverty

This note shares insightful details of COVID-19 Social Impact around the world with respect to education especially inclusive education.

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