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
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
December 2018 was the worst December on record for the S&P 500. This is an amazing factoid on its face, but what is even more astounding about the month that started the first bear market in a decade is that no one really knows what caused it.read more
It’s been many years since Arturo Estrella made a startling discovery that has remained true even after he published his research: inverted yield curves predict recessions. But why?read more
Credit default swaps (CDSs) have a really bad reputation following The Big Short. Both the book and the movie detail how, in the mid-2000s, indulgent financial practices resulted in highly levered and risky derivatives that were mispriced and misunderstood.read more
Credit ratings are poorly understood outside of finance. In fact, bond markets generally are poorly understood.read more
The “random walk” is a near universally accepted axiom of equity markets, and it is a fundamental feature of all institutional investor strategies. It is also why day trading, whilst popular among retail investors, is virtually unheard of in the world of professional money management.read more
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