The stock market has fallen a lot and people are worried about all of the news items that have been popping up. Is the 9 year bull market over? The news items are scary - here are a few to summarize in case you get asked why markets are falling for
Getting a Credit Rating for High Yield Bonds When debt issuers want to issue debt in a public offering1, they will need credit ratings from the three major credit rating agencies: Moody's, S&P and Fitch Ratings. Generally, investors like to see at least two, with Moody's being the gold standard when it
Issuing High Yield Bonds For levered companies that do not fit the investment grade bucket, there are still robust capital markets options available for debt issuance through the leveraged finance divisions of global investment banks. As discussed in other leveraged finance posts, a large suite of buyers invest in high yield bonds
When investment bankers look at quick and dirty enterprise value calculations, they generally think: EV = Net Debt (Debt - Cash) + Equity In corporate finance theory, enterprise value includes all levels of the capital stack including preferred shares ('prefs"). Preferred shares are securities that are senior to common equity and generally pay
We are posting another behavioral interview question set because this is where most of our readers strike out on their interviews. We would think that most readers that stumble upon our website are fairly diligent and are looking to advance their careers - so mastering the technical interview questions is
Simple linear regression (univariate regression) is an important tool for understanding relationships between quantitative data, but it has its limitations. One obvious deficiency is the constraint of one independent variable, limiting models to one factor, such as the effect of the systematic risk of a stock on its expected returns.