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
Aspiring financiers are often blindsighted by the reality that banking is, ultimately, a people job—that is to say, an industry in which relationships, connections, and interacting with customers, clients, and vendors is the most valuable skill of them all.read more
The bond vigilantes were a massive and towering figure in the early 1990s, shortly after the term was coined by Ed Yardini, a particularly successful financier who remains a prominent blogger.read more
Weighted average cost of capital (WACC) is a basic financial concept and formula that is frequently used in corporate finance and sometimes used in equity and debt valuation, although understanding what it is and its limitations is usually more beneficial to the external analyst trying to understand how a company thinks about itself and its future.read more
Garmin (GRMN) recently soared 17% in a single day following expressive earnings and revenue numbers, with a 4% revenue growth rate ahead of market expectations helping the company’s EPS beat by 22 cents at $1. The new earnings and stock jump brought GRMN shares toa. 23.7 forward P/E ratio.read more
Perhaps the most high-profile corner of the financial industry is equity analysis. Not because it’s the most exciting, most difficult, or most lucrative, but because it is easiest understood outside of the industry.read more
One of the quiet but extremely problematic developments in finance over the last decade has been a small factor in discounted cash flow model valuations that has been so impactful that it’s led many in the industry to abandon this form of valuation entirely in favor of alternatives.read more
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