FREE CASH FLOW

FREE CASH FLOW When assessing the profitability of a company, it is important to concentrate not on its reported earnings but on the cash flows that it generates When assessing the profitability of a company, it is important to concentrate not on its reported earnings but on the cash flows that it generates. Earnings can […]

Moral hazards of finance

Moral hazards of finance Corporate finance is often about understanding unavoidable conflicts of interest and then making sure that they are dealt with as best can be. by Sam N Barron Head of Research Investors appoint directors to manage companies on their behalf; directors often have interests which are not always aligned with shareholders: • […]

Duration

Duration Another word for duration could be the average life of a bond by Sam N Barron Head of Research Technically, duration is the weighted average length of time to the receipt of a bond’s benefits (coupons and redemption value) with the weightings being driven by the present value of the benefits involved. So the […]

Green Bonds

Green Bonds Younger and more socially conscious investors have increased demand for Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) compliant portfolios by Sam N Barron Head of Research 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 […]

Inflation

Inflation We all know that in layman’s terms the rate of inflation measures the general level of price increases over a given period of time by Sam N Barron Head of Research We all know that in layman’s terms the rate of inflation measures the general level of price increases over a given period of […]

Compound Interest

Compound Interest Compound interest is, simply put, the addition of interest upon interest by Sam N Barron Head of Research Compound interest is, simply put, the addition of interest upon interest. For example, if in year one I was to place $10 on deposit, on which I were to receive 10% interest, at the end […]

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