11 June 2021
In theory, the definitions of an investment or an expense seem quite clear cut. An investment, so the theory goes, is spending which creates an asset which will help produce profits over a number of…
10 March 2021
Conceptually we have a reasonable understanding of inflation. As an economic term, inflation represents the general price rise of goods and services over a predetermined time.
11 December 2020
Usually, your bank would pay interest on your savings accounts. Negative interest rates turn this around and mean customers have to pay banks to hold their savings.
18 September 2020
You probably sort of know how index linked gilts, or “linkers,” work. The redemption value is linked to the change in the retail price index, or RPI, that takes place over the life of the gilt.
12 June 2020
Another word for duration could be the average life of a bond. Most bonds pay annual or semi-annual coupons and have a redemption date. So whilst a bond maturing in three years and with a £5 annual…
12 March 2020
There are many models to choose from when valuing a company and your choice depends on the company as well as what your aims are.
10 December 2019
Younger and more socially conscious investors have increased demand for Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) compliant portfolios. This in turn has driven demand for a new class of ESG compliant…
19 September 2019
The accounting industry hasn’t always had the best reputation for providing financial transparency, but its origins are based on providing consistency to company reporting. Given the millions of…
19 June 2019
Businesses that benefit from the network effect are said to see the value of their product or service increase with the number of users. This may sound simple, but it is actually quite uncommon and is…
15 March 2019
There are three things that this piece will look to address; what is the yield curve, what do we mean by a yield curve inversion and what is the economic consequence of a yield curve inversion?Imagine…
11 December 2018
The first of his McKinsey Awards was for "How Competitive Forces Shape Strategy" in which he highlights his five forces that identify how competitive and potentially attractive an industry is. Once…
25 September 2018
Maintenance capex can be considered the cost of sustaining current revenue and profits for a business. This type of outlay is equivalent to a normal operating expense; such an example would be the…
29 July 2018
Contemporary corporate finance theory says that the value of something is (a) the future expected cash flows discounted back to (b) their net present value.
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