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by hamster
November 12th, 2010, 1:04 am
Forum: Economics Forum
Topic: Helicopter Ben
Replies: 41
Views: 35458

Helicopter Ben

<t>QuoteOriginally posted by: frenchXSo here a little article about 9-reasons-why-quantitative-easing-is-bad-for-the-u-s-economy#1 Quantitative Easing Will Damage The Value Of The U.S. Dollar#2 Inflation Is Going To Hit Already Struggling U.S. Consumers Really Hard#3 Once An Inflationary Spiral Gets...
by hamster
August 3rd, 2010, 2:05 pm
Forum: Programming and Software Forum
Topic: MATLAB and GPUs thru Jacket and CUDA
Replies: 7
Views: 33508

MATLAB and GPUs thru Jacket and CUDA

<t>gp-you uses Matlab OOP classes. However the GPUdouble or GPUsingle objects behaves like objects and not like common Matlab data types. For example if you manipulate a gp-you object within a Matlab function (without intending the data be changed ouside the function), the data will be changed insid...
by hamster
April 16th, 2010, 6:40 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: FT - Mathematicians must get out of their ivory towers
Replies: 27
Views: 31172

FT - Mathematicians must get out of their ivory towers

<t>i heard that INET was just an opportunity for economists chumming up with Sorros in order to get some funding.ok i will chum up now. here is my "great theory of disaster": (i) observation: market participants believe that writing thresholds in business contract (e.g. stop limits, options, oc test...
by hamster
March 21st, 2010, 9:00 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Proof that 1 equals 2
Replies: 10
Views: 38318

Proof that 1 equals 2

QuoteOriginally posted by: ExSanNYT - Math Expert Wins Wealth, if AcceptsWhat is wrong with Grigori Perelman? Is he lost in a sphere?
by hamster
March 16th, 2010, 10:05 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Bonds going to mature, 2012-2014
Replies: 1
Views: 29099

Bonds going to mature, 2012-2014

<r><URL url="http://www.avocacapital.ie/newsletter/Investor_Letter_Jan_2010.pdfplease"><LINK_TEXT text="http://www.avocacapital.ie/newsletter/I ... .pdfplease">http://www.avocacapital.ie/newsletter/Investor_Letter_Jan_2010.pdfplease</LINK_TEXT></URL> notice the mark "Strictly Private and Confidentia...
by hamster
March 16th, 2010, 9:54 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Faster than light communication
Replies: 3
Views: 28425

Faster than light communication

so it is not problem at all. we just have to make it a little bit smaller...
by hamster
March 15th, 2010, 6:39 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Faster than light communication
Replies: 3
Views: 28425

Faster than light communication

<r>Hello ppl, <URL url="http://www.technologyreview.com/blog/arxiv/24903/#commentshttp://arxiv.org/pdf/1003.1238v2"><LINK_TEXT text="http://www.technologyreview.com/blog/ar ... 003.1238v2">http://www.technologyreview.com/blog/arxiv/24903/#commentshttp://arxiv.org/pdf/1003.1238v2</LINK_TEXT></URL> (p...
by hamster
February 16th, 2010, 10:46 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: CDO Numbers
Replies: 2
Views: 32414

CDO Numbers

<t>eventually it is not public. fees etc is defined in OMs that are handed out to investors. i doubt that anyone typed the fee structures of all structured products in a worksheet for you. the intex database is storing about 20000 waterfalls what include manager and administration fees (i have never...
by hamster
February 6th, 2010, 11:45 am
Forum: Economics Forum
Topic: Soviet economics and why it failed
Replies: 21
Views: 47815

Soviet economics and why it failed

<t>Kantorovich => optimal resource allocation (OR) => field test with all "Warsaw Pact" countries => efficient production => drawback: having the right goods at the right time at the right place (neglected assumption)=> a) and b)a) => increase of inventory levels=> barter economics gain importance=>...
by hamster
February 6th, 2010, 11:05 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: The most foolish theorem ever...
Replies: 134
Views: 44400

The most foolish theorem ever...

the value of the equity securities E(.) is - the residual the asset value V(.) minus outstanding principal D, or E=V-D, and- given by a down and out barrier option, whereas the barrier and strike is B=0 (ie if debt is not backed by assets anymore)
by hamster
February 5th, 2010, 6:42 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: What happends if a company would short themselves?
Replies: 19
Views: 34162

What happends if a company would short themselves?

<t>a firm sell parts of its business/assets to a third party, and both agree to repurchase in one or two years for the fair value what is determined by a fourth party (sales repurchase -> short sale). if the third party outsourcing provider enhance the business unit, the firm have to pay for it late...
by hamster
February 5th, 2010, 6:12 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: The most foolish theorem ever...
Replies: 134
Views: 44400

The most foolish theorem ever...

<t>QuoteOriginally posted by: torontosimpleguyQuoteOriginally posted by: daveangelforget about the "smart" investor - we are talking about a world where M&M assumptions hold.I think I explained myself clearly. Debt can't be equal to equity since they have different "mathematical properties."One ...
by hamster
February 5th, 2010, 5:55 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: The most foolish theorem ever...
Replies: 134
Views: 44400

The most foolish theorem ever...

<t>QuoteOriginally posted by: daveangelQuoteOriginally posted by: torontosimpleguyQuoteOriginally posted by: daveangelDo you think that an investor in a world where M&M conditions hold will pay more than $1000 for the equity in A or buy the debt issued by company B for less than $1000 ?"Smart" i...
by hamster
February 4th, 2010, 9:59 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: The most foolish theorem ever...
Replies: 134
Views: 44400

The most foolish theorem ever...

<t>QuoteOriginally posted by: torontosimpleguyQuoteOriginally posted by: hamsterQuoteOriginally posted by: torontosimpleguyThe point is that M&M don't talk about time horizon in debt financing.When we talk about 'infinite' time horizon then cash outflow to serve the debt will eventually exceed t...
by hamster
January 31st, 2010, 1:39 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: The most foolish theorem ever...
Replies: 134
Views: 44400

The most foolish theorem ever...

<t>QuoteOriginally posted by: torontosimpleguyThe point is that M&M don't talk about time horizon in debt financing.When we talk about 'infinite' time horizon then cash outflow to serve the debt will eventually exceed the cash inflow from the business activity.the going concern assumption makes ...
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