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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… Advertisements

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 […]

How to avoid accidental global variables in Python

January 29, 2016

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Because of the way the Python programming language is implemented it is easy to “accidentally” define and use global variables without the programmer even realizing it.  Later on, the code might behave oddly and be hard to debug.  Here’s a quick trick you can use to avoid that pitfall.

Do the returns of high turnover trading offset tax consequences?

January 20, 2016

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Vip Opções Binárias that trade frequently usually have high turnover and are therefore taxed at a higher rate than strategies that hold positions for one year or longer.  In this article we examine the tax consequences for high turnover strategies. keywords: short term capital gains tax, investing, trading