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Yes Bank's Failure - Why You Need Valuation Analyst Skills

Yes Bank is the fifth largest private lender in India. It accounts for approximately 2.3% of total bank loans and 1.6% of banks deposits domestically. RBI has recently imposed a moratorium on the bank. It has imposed a withdrawal limit of Rs 50,000/- for depositors. This has led to several...

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Selecting good companies for investment – What to look for?

Equity markets have generated highest returns for decades as compared to gold, fixed deposits, debt and other financial instruments. All of us want to generate high returns from our portfolio. Quite often, while looking at stock prices of different companies, we find the valuation of one...

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Measures of financial performance

There are a number of financial metrics used frequently to measure performance of a company. To name a few; EBITDA margin, EBIT or operating margin, Net income margin, earnings per share, return on equity, return on invested capital or Return on capital etc. While going through analyst reports,...

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Online Education: How Can It Change the World?

There is a lot of talk about the student debt crisis in the United States. An average graduate in the U.S. has a student loan of $35,000 still to be paid off. That is just insane! The high cost of college education is an issue not only in America, where student loan debt has reached an...

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Freelancing Careers in Financial Services - Opportunities and Challenges

Is it possible to have a freelancing career in financial services? Yes, certainly – the financial services industry has undergone a radical transformation in recent years, thanks to the internet and cloud computing. There are today a number of jobs in the financial industry that can be done...

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Data Automation Using Excel - What Can You Do?

Excel has been around for more than 30 years now, and it still remains the best tool for data automation. Entering data is a laborious process, which takes up a lot of your time if you do it manually. Instead of getting stuck in the sort of grunt work that adds no value whatsoever to your...

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Tips to Increase Your Work Productivity Daily

Are you worried about losing focus or concentration at work? Do you feel mentally exhausted every night? Do you struggle with deadlines all the time? Well, then read on, this article is just for you. We all want to be more productive at work, but it’s easier said than done. We fall behind...

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Valuation Methodologies for Start-Ups

In this article, we briefly discuss the different valuation methodologies for startups. This is only an introduction to the different methodologies. For a more detailed study, you should sign up for our online course on Financial Modeling Skills - Multiples Based Valuation. So who is this...

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Are You Also Teaching Practical Skills To Your Students?

College education has become more expensive than ever before. The average student debt of a college graduate in the United States is as high as $37,172, up by $20,000 since 13 years ago. It’s the same in India and other countries, where parents spend their lifetime savings on their kids’...

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Are You Providing Effective Training To Your Employees?

You’ve spent a lot of time and effort on recruiting your employees. Some of them are recent graduates, and completely new to the corporate environment. Others have been around forever and need to update their skills urgently – most of what they know is outdated. That is why you have or want...

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