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By Sterling Xie. Edited by Arjun Chandrasekar. Overview Women have made landmark strides in breaking through gender barriers in the financial world and especially on Wall Street. Starting in the 1960s, women gradually became more and more involved in finance and began joining Wall Street. Financial independence, freedom, and courage became known as the key...
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By Aniket Bose. Edited By Arjun Chandrasekar. Overview A mortgage broker is an agent that brings mortgage lenders and people seeking a mortgage together, but they do not use any of their funds to originate the mortgage. They also gather the necessary paperwork from the borrower and pass it on to the lender for them...
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By Dheeraj Veludandi. Edited by Arjun Chandrasekar. Introduction The salary that investment banking(IB) offers is one of the only reasons people take up this career path. But, IB is also notorious for the stress levels that are brought upon with this job. A survey conducted showed that analysts at Goldman Sachs worked 95 hours every...
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By Aniket Bose. Edited by Arjun Chandrasekar Overview Discounted cash flow (DCF) is a valuation method used to estimate the value of an investment based upon its cash flows in the future. DCF analysts attempt to figure out the value of an investment in the current time, making their predictions based on projections of how...
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By Aniket Bose. Edited by Arjun Chandrasekar. Overview An initial public offering (IPO) refers to the process of providing shares of a private corporation to the public through issuing new stocks. The issuing of these public shares allows companies to raise capital from public investors. The transition from a private company to a public company...
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By Hrishikesh Menon. Edited by Arjun Chandrasekar. Overview Market capitalization, or market cap for short, is the total dollar amount of a company’s outstanding shares. There are 3 main types of market cap (large, mid, and small). What is Market Cap? Market cap is the market value of the company’s equity and it’s calculated by...
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By Arjun Chandrasekar. Overview Hedge funds are partnerships between investors and fund managers to facilitate large investment deals. The fund manager seeks to maximize their client’s returns and eliminate as much risk as possible. As a general consensus, the target audience for hedge funds are the affluent, specifically those who have high net worths and...
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By Arjun Chandrasekar. Overview Mutual funds are a popular form of investing, consisting of a portfolio of stocks, bonds, ETFs, and other assets. This diversified portfolio gives investors access to generally low-priced trades for higher returns. Mutual funds are typically managed in a more active way, meaning investing in them allows for a higher potential...
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By Arjun Chandrasekar. Summary VC, or Venture Capital, is a variation or better known as a subset of private equity that provides financial support to startups and small businesses in which they see potential in. VC can come from angel investors, VC funds, financial institutions, or investment firms. Some of these small companies’ industries include...
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