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
Younger market participants might be flummoxed by what is happening in stocks in 2018; since 2012, really, the stock market has been on a constant upward trend with few moments of weakness that relatively quickly reversed themselves. This year, however, feels...read more
The VIX, formally known as the CBOE S&P 500 Volatility Index, is a measurement of the premiums paid for options on the S&P 500. As such, it can be considered the premium that option writers demand to sell or buy stocks at a future date—which is itself a reflection of...read more
A new generation of financial analysts are coming into the markets this year—and their lack of historical experience is worth considering. If a university graduate is 22 and will be starting an entry-level analyst role at a bank or brokerage in 2018, that person was...read more
One of the interesting and high-profile developments in corporate debt lately has been the rising cost of debt for Tesla (TSLA). This is an important story not only for Tesla shareholders, as the company’s cost of operations is rising, but also an important story for...read more
Corporate finance is one of the more important and less-visible parts of finance. Perhaps because many of us save and invest for the future, and perhaps because almost all of us use debt to buy things, the retail banking and investment banking industries get a lot of...read more
While financial services is by no means as lucrative or as controversial as it was a decade ago, increased regulations and geopolitical upheavals have brought the industry into the public eye in a new way. The recent announcement of potential steel and aluminum...read more
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