Browsing Archives of Author »Tucker Balch«

An Analysis of Gender, Race, and Salary Among Tenure-track Faculty at the Georgia Institute of Technology

January 19, 2019

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In 2016 I requested salary data from Georgia Tech under the Georgia Open Records act. I analyzed the data for disparities in gender and race.  Bottom line: Georgia Tech is doing pretty good in gender equity (as of 2016). Note: This report is my own analysis, and does not represent the official position of Georgia […]

Reprint: Exodus of lecturers in NUS department, discontinued modules worry students

January 19, 2019

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This article was recently published in TODAYonline in Singapore.  One or more of the universities involved are pressuring the government to have it taken down.  I reprint it here in case that happens. Link to original article: https://www.todayonline.com/singapore/exodus-lecturers-nus-department-worries-students-modules-discontinued keywords: NUS, NTU, Singapore, academic freedom

My Optimized TIAA-CREF Portfolio: How It’s Going

July 20, 2018

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At the beginning of 2015 I analyzed my retirement portfolio at TIAA-CREF and set allocations using a portfolio optimizer. It is time to check in on that portfolio to see how it is going…

The Generation Z Portfolio is Blowing the Doors Off the Market

July 18, 2018

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In January 2015 my wife and I decided to set up investment accounts for our school-aged children.  Each semester they are provided a reward for good grades, half of which they must invest in the market.  Our expectations were modest: We hoped that they’d learn about the value of investing in and holding stocks and […]

Georgia Tech has over 2000 job titles. Here they are…

May 4, 2016

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How Does a State’s Party Bias Relate to Per Capita GDP?

March 26, 2016

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Recent data shows that there is a weak relationship between Democratic bias and higher per capita GDP.

How do stop-loss orders affect trading strategy performance?

February 10, 2016

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By Tucker Balch, Ph.D. and Anderson Trimm, Ph.D. “A stop order is an order placed with a broker to sell a security when it reaches a certain price. A stop-loss order is designed to limit an investor’s loss on a position in a security” —investopedia.  In this article we investigate how the addition of stop-loss orders affect […]