ZOLIO FEATURED NEWS
ZOLIO WOMEN’S COMPETITION
Zolio Women’s Competition Meet and Greet event in Boston, February 22, 2017 [L-R] Pavithra Paravatsu, Competition Winner; Olive Darragh, Zolio President and founder; Shaima Ahmadi, Competition Creativity Winner/Performance Mention.
The Zolio Women’s Investment Competition was created as a vehicle for women of all skill levels in investing and finance to try managing money and learn about the stock market in a risk-free way. The Zolio Women’s Competition awarded over $10,000 in cash and prizes based not only on portfolio performance, but also strength of trading plans, creativity, and level of engagement and resilience of the participants.
STATE STREET ADVISORS
State Street Advisors has installed a statue of a girl in front of the Wall Street bull in downtown Manhattan and has asked over 3,500 companies to take steps to increase the number of women on their boards. [PHOTO: Rachael Levy]
From Business Insider: State Street Global Advisors, the world’s third-largest asset manager, installed a bronze statue of a defiant girl in front of Wall Street’s iconic charging bull statue as part of its new campaign to pressure companies to add more women to their boards. State Street has cited gender diversity as a way to improve company performance and increase shareholder value.
ZOLIO MARKET COMMENTARY
If you have been keeping up with the financial press, you have undoubtedly heard about the yield curve inversion. This somewhat technical sounding phenomenon is actually a very simple concept with profound implications for markets, which is why a solid understanding of what we’re talking about is essential for developing a view of future asset performance.read more
An important feature of many types of financial analysis is the yield. This term can have multiple specific meanings, but generally it means the income received on a principal. For instance, a fund that pays investors $3 every year per every $100 invested has a yield of 3%.read more
Liquidity is one of the most common metaphors used in finance, because it’s also the most important. To understand it, think about liquid: liquid flows easily from one place to another, and so if there is a channel for the liquid to go through (a pipe, a stream, a hose), it will go from Point A to Point B naturally and, well, fluidly.read more
Many new entrants to the finance industry will find themselves ending up either on the credit or the equity side by chance. Few will actively choose one or the other and get placed based on that choice, in large part because of the way finance careers typically evolve.read more
Financial math is very easy; relying on algebra in most situations, and relying on more complex statistics for very specific and unusual situations, financiers find that the majority of the calculations they make on a day-to-day basis are really middle school level, at best. What is much more important than the mathematical acumen is knowing when to use which mathematical principles and why.read more
There are three major aspects to finance. The first is looking at data and analyzing it to assess the probability of an outcome in the future: GDP growth, a stock price going up or down, a portfolio of properties losing value, a credit card debt being defaulted on.read more
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