Questions tagged [finance]

The management of money in which an individual or a business decides how the money will be used to generate more revenue or profit.

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Do banks typically lose as much money as they make in the long term?

Nicholas Nassem Taleb makes the following passing statement in his latest meditation on the nature and management of risk (Antifragile): ...businesses with negative optionality (that is, the ...
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Does pornography bring in more money than all US sport franchises combined?

I've been sent chain emails about pornography industry revenues and was quite flabbergasted by some of the figures. The version I recalled hearing was that pornography brings in more revenue than all ...
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Is mathematical modelling of investment markets a “science”? [closed]

A relative of mine works for a big bank (of bailout fame) in the investment division. We had a discussion where he claimed that what he does is actually a science. Me being an engineer called baloney ...
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Is Kiva a scam?

Or, at least, has a questionable business model? Kiva is a website/organization that allows private persons to give micro-loans out to (very) small businesses in developing countries. Their idea ...
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Were Abraham Lincoln and John F. Kennedy the only two presidents who ever attempted to end the Federal Reserve Banking Cartel?

The image below is widely circulated on Facebook: Is it true that Abraham Lincoln and John F. Kennedy the only two presidents who ever attempted to end the Federal Reserve Banking Cartel? The ...