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Business Tutorials

⨘ } Multi-criteria Decision Making, Analytical Hierarchy Process (AHP) } LEPROF }

Analytical Hierarchy Process (AHP) is a well known method for making qualitative decisions. AHP provides formal technique for evaluating alternatives in presence of different criteria or attributes. Satty’s (1980) AHP technique is a pairwise comparison method which tries to capture relative judgements about attributes and alternative in a matrix form that ensure consistency. The simplicity […]

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Discuss Investments

⨘ } Greater Toronto’s Real Estate House Prices Setting Record – is there a signal before storm ?

Toronto’s house prices are touching record breaking heights since pandemic started. Is this a signal before storm ? What do you think – please leave your comments below. There are many things to consider. Toronto is the home for many immigrants families from all over the world and consistently attracted people from across the globe. […]

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Business Investments

⨘ } Hedge fund strategies – in theory.

Hedge funds have become very popular among very wealthy communities as preferred medium of investment. To our knowledge there is no standard definition of hedge funds but common characteristics of hedge fund are: private investment fund which invest in variety of asset classes and employs a great variety of investment strategies. Even during 2008 market […]

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Business Economics Q & A Q & A ECONOMICS

⨘ } Error with gEcon installation on Apple MAC

error: unable to load shared object ‘/Library/Frameworks/R.framework/Versions/3.4/Resources/library/gEcon/libs/gEcon.so’ try setting up links, e.g. ln -s /Library/Frameworks/R.framework/Versions/3.5 /Library/Frameworks/R.framework/Versions/3.5 make sure all subdirectories are there before you try to make links,  2,299 total views,  5 views today

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Business Economics

Economics } 012 } Economics Growth } GDP } Business Cycle }

This lecture discusses economics growth, GDP, and business cycle. Economics fluctuations in outputs cause business cycle. If we plot GDP versus time, we come to see an interesting cyclic behavior in GDP which is termed as business cycle. After suffering through contraction phase, economy enters in recession and then recovery and expansion phases. A proper […]

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Business Economics

Economics } 011 } Urban Real Estate Pricing }

This lecture discusses real estate pricing. [ ►Subscribe ] Leprofesseur } on YouTube. We appreciate your feedback and support. Do not forget to give thumbs-up 🙂 Sincerely, H.  4,675 total views,  2 views today

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Business Economics

Economics } 010 } Applied consumer theory } Labor supply }

This lecture discusses effect of wage increase on labor supply. [ ►Subscribe ] Leprofesseur } on YouTube. We appreciate your feedback and support. Do not forget to give thumbs-up 🙂 Sincerely, H.  4,790 total views,  2 views today

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Business Economics

Economics } 009 } Consumer Theory } 1 }

This lecture discusses consumer theory. Utility with budget set, isoelastic and exponential utility functions are discussed. [ ►Subscribe ] Leprofesseur } on YouTube. We appreciate your support and feedback. Sincerely, H.  5,944 total views

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Business Quantitative-finance

Quantitative Finance } 003 } Black-Scholes Model }

This lecture discusses Black-Scholes option pricing model. Black options pricing equation is discussed with variants for commodity pricing, futures, and options on futures. Do not forget to like and [ ►Subscribe ] Leprofesseur } on YouTube. ERRATA: zahid commented: “i think that the dynamic of the price is dSt=\mu St dt+\sigma S dBt (3)”  4,535 total […]

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Business Corporate Finance

Corporate Finance: Lecture – 012, Convertible Bonds

This lecture discusses convertible bonds. [ ►Subscribe ] Leprofesseur } on YouTube. We appreciate your feedback and support. Do not forget to give thumbs-up 🙂 Sincerely, H.  5,361 total views,  4 views today

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Business Corporate Finance

Corporate Finance } 011 } Risk management, options, futures }

This lecture discusses risk management in brief, various tools available for hedging risk, derivative instruments, how options can help towards hedging commodities risks, futures and forward contracts, how interest rate swaps work, overview of currency swaps, hedge ratio and about how to setup a hedge. Please [ ►Subscribe ] { Leprofesseur } on YouTube. We […]

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Business Economics

Economics } 008 } Producer Theory } 3 }

This lecture discusses concept of shadow value and effect of input price changes on firm’s equilibrium condition with respect to profit maximization. Please [ ►Subscribe ] { Leprofesseur } on YouTube. We appreciate your support and feedback. Sincerely, H.  6,658 total views,  4 views today

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Business Economics

Economics } 007 } Producer Theory } 2 }

This lecture further discuss production theory in terms of profit maximization choosing labor. A detailed discussion on mathematical formulation of profit equation, complements, and substitutes is presented. Entrepreneur tries to maximize profit, labor and capital are typical inputs to this economic model, delivery services are outputs and the production function’s role is to realize this […]

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Business Economics

Economics } 006 } Producer Theory } 1 }

This lecture introduces producer theory, cobb-douglas production function, and marginal product. Please [ ►Subscribe ] Leprofesseur } on YouTube. Sincerely, H.  4,766 total views

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Business Corporate Finance

Corporate Finance: Lecture – 010, Corporate Financing, an Overview

This lecture discusses an overview of corporate financing, what options are there for companies to raise money, debt securities etc. Please [ ►Subscribe ] { Leprofesseur } on YouTube. We appreciate your support. Sincerely, H.  4,766 total views,  4 views today

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Business Economics

Economics } 005 } Elasticity }

This lecture discusses concept of elasticity in economics. Elasticity of demand and supply is discussed. [ ►Subscribe ] { Leprofesseur } channel on YouTube. This helps to keep you updated with latest lectures. Sincerely, H.  4,135 total views

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Business Quantitative-finance

Quantitative Finance } 002 } Value-at-Risk (VaR) }

This lecture discusses Value-at-Risk (VaR) concept further with a discussion about how we can calculate VaR for single asset, portfolio of assets, and derivative instruments with a discussion as how we can use VaR for performance measurements. Do not forget to [ ►Subscribe ] { Leprofesseur } channel on YouTube. Sincerely, H.  6,261 total views

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Business Corporate Finance

Corporate Finance } 009 } Options }

This lecture discusses basic concepts about options, options valuations, call and put options, American and European options, and some trading strategies for options. Do not forget to [ ►Subscribe ] { Leprofesseur } on YouTube. Sincerely, H.  6,543 total views

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Business Corporate Finance

Corporate Finance } 008 } APT, and 3-Factor Model }

This lecture discusses arbitrage pricing theory, and 3-factor model (developed by Famma and French) for asset pricing and portfolio construction. This is the introduction to these models for asset pricing useful for corporate finance course. Thank you for watching the lecture and do not forget to [ ►Subscribe ] { Leprofesseur } on YouTube. Sincerely, […]

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Business Corporate Finance

Corporate Finance } 007 } Capital Asset Pricing Model, CAPM }

This lecture discusses basic ideas about portfolio construction and capital asset pricing model. Sincerely, H.  4,090 total views,  2 views today

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Business Economics

Economics } 004 } Demand, Supply, and Equilibrium }

This lecture discusses the concept of demand, supply, and economic equilibrium. How the prices and quantity traded tend to move under demand and supply curves. Examples of surplus and shortage are discussed. This important economic concept is applied directly or indirectly in all forms of markets where there is a buyer and there is seller […]

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Business Corporate Finance

Corporate Finance } 006 } Risk, Return and Portfolios }

This lecture provides an introduction to risk, returns and portfolio. Basic concepts about portfolio theory, betas, and risk are discussed. Do not forget to [ ►Subscribe ] { Leprofesseur } channel on YouTube. We appreciate your support. Do let us know how you are liking the video lectures and how can we improve further. Sincerely, […]

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Business Quantitative-finance

Quantitative Finance } 001 } Assets, Markets, and Value at Risk [ VaR ] }

This is an introductory lecture to the quantitative finance subject area. Assets, markets, why do we need quantitative finance, value at risk (VaR) concepts are discussed. Hope you have enjoyed this lecture. Do not forget to [ ►Subscribe ] { Leprofesseur } channel on YouTube. We appreciate your support. Sincerely, H.  3,645 total views,  2 views today

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Business Economics

Economics } 003 } Supply and Profit }

This video lecture discusses supply and its relation to profit. What value of quantity sold maximizes profit, and how we can set up mathematical equation for maximization of profit. Do not forget to subscribe { Leprofesseur } channel on YouTube. We appreciate your support. Sincerely, H.  3,384 total views

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Business Corporate Finance

Corporate Finance } 005 } NPV and Investment Criteria }

This video lecture discusses about net present value and how it is useful when making investment decisions. Do not forget to subscribe { Leprofesseur } YouTube channel. We appreciate your support. Sincerely, H.  4,053 total views

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Business Corporate Finance

Corporate Finance } 004 } Common Stock Valuation }

This video lecture discusses about basic concepts related to common stock valuation, how the dividends play a major role in valuing the business, discounted cash flow formula in terms of business valuation is discussed. If you need private lessons you may contact at he@Leprofesseur.org Do not forget to subscribe { Leprofesseur } YouTube channel. This […]

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Business Corporate Finance

Corporate Finance } 003 } Bond Valuation }

This lecture discusses about corporate and government bonds, valuation, and yield to maturity. If you need private lessons you may contact at: hr@Leprofesseur.org Do not forget to subscribe { Leprofesseur } YouTube Channel. Sincerely, H.  3,595 total views,  2 views today

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Business Economics

Economics } 002 } Consumer Surplus }

This video lecture discusses about marginal value, consumer surplus and how we can know calculate it. If you need private lessons, you may contact at: hr@Leprofesseur.org Do not forget to subscribe { Leprofesseur } YouTube channel. Sincerely, H.  4,332 total views,  2 views today

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Business Computing Economics Scientific Computing Tutorials

Tutorials } gEcon – R: A quick guide }

This video lecture takes you through basic steps to work with gEcon economics package for R. An example with plots is discussed. A trick to work with latest R software version and gEcon library on Mac operating system is discussed. If you need private lessons, you may contact at: hr@Leprofesseur.org Do not forget to subscribe […]

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Business Corporate Finance

Corporate Finance } 002 } FV & and PV }

This lecture discuss about future value and present value, opportunity cost and how to make use of these when making investment decisions. If you need private lessons, you may contact at: hr@Leprofesseur.org Do not forget to subscribe { Leprofesseur } YouTube channel. This helps to keep you up-to-date with latest videos. Sincerely, H.  3,325 total views, […]

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Business

Financial Analysis } 007 } Financial Statements and Business Valuation }

This lecture discusses role of financial statements when doing business valuation. If you need private lessons, you may contact at: hr@Leprofesseur.org Do not forget to subscribe { Leprofesseur } YouTube channel. This helps to keep you up-to-date with latest videos as soon as they are available. Sincerely, H.  1,778 total views,  2 views today

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Business Economics

Economics } 001 } Introduction }

This lecture introduces economics, what economists do, opportunity cost, sunk cost fallacy. Do not forget to subscribe { Leprofesseur } YouTube channel. Sincerely, H.  3,793 total views,  2 views today

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Business Corporate Finance

Corporate Finance } 001 } Business Setup }

This video lecture discusses basic business structuring, role of chief financial officer or financial manager is discussed. Difference between financing decision and investment decision is discussed. This lecture set-up foundation for the corporate finance course. If you need private lessons, you may contact at hr@Leprofesseur.org. Do not forget to subscribe { Leprofesseur } YouTube channel. […]

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Business

Financial Analysis } 001 } Investment, Speculation, and Trading }

  This first lecture of financial analysis lecture series tries to set base for financial analysis. This video lecture discusses basic concepts about analysis, functions of financial analysis, investments and simply tries to set base for complex financial analysis fundamentals. You may subscribe to youtube channel – Leprofesseur for more video lectures. Your feedback and […]

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Equity Research

Financial Statements Analysis } ALCOA [NYSE:AA] }

Published: Sept 10, 2013. Summary: Year founded: 1988 Business areas: Primary Aluminum, Fabricated Aluminum, Bauxite, Refining of Alumina. Employees: 61000 (aprox.) Financials:   2011 2010 2009 Sales $24,951 $21,013 $18,493 Income(Loss) $615 $262 $(985) Dividends 0.12 0.12 0.26 Total Assets $40,120 $39,293 $38,472 Cash Flow $2,193 $2,261 $1,365 Book Value / Share $12.96 $13.26 $12.70 […]

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