Fixed Costs Explained: Definitions, Formulas and Examples

Fixed Costs Explained: Definitions, Formulas and Examples Fixed costs are a parallel concept to variable costs in corporate finance and business management. Understanding fixed costs allows companies to better forecast their expenses, set prices, and make informed budgeting decisions.   Article Contents What are Fixed Costs?  Variable Costs vs

By |2024-04-05T14:05:28+00:00November 8th, 2023|Investing|Comments Off on Fixed Costs Explained: Definitions, Formulas and Examples

Dividend Coverage Ratio (DCR): Definitions, Formulas, and Examples

Dividend Coverage Ratio (DCR) Explained: Definitions, Formulas, and Examples Dividend coverage is an important risk metric for equity analysts and investors, spotlighting a company's ability to pay dividends to its shareholders. The dividend coverage ratio (DCR) serves as a crucial metric to gauge how secure a dividend payment. This article calculates the dividend

By |2024-02-12T17:17:21+00:00October 23rd, 2023|Investing|Comments Off on Dividend Coverage Ratio (DCR): Definitions, Formulas, and Examples

Basis Points (BPS) Explained: Definitions and Examples

Basis points (BPS) is the common term for 1/100th of 1 percent or 0.01%.  This unit might not seem worth naming, but in bond markets for example, this is the unit for measuring daily price movements and credit spreads – i.e. the interest rate premium charged to a company because it is a weaker credit

By |2023-12-05T13:41:42+00:00October 23rd, 2023|Investing, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Basis Points (BPS) Explained: Definitions and Examples

Sharpe Ratio Explained: Definitions, Formulas and Examples

Sharpe Ratio Explained: Definitions, Formulas and Examples The Sharpe Ratio is one of the most popular risk-adjusted return metrics used in investment analysis and corporate finance. It was developed by Nobel laureate William F. Sharpe and helps investors understand the return of an investment compared to its risk. The ratio is useful for

By |2024-04-05T16:16:35+00:00October 9th, 2023|Investing|Comments Off on Sharpe Ratio Explained: Definitions, Formulas and Examples

Picking the Perfect Portfolio Post-Pandemic – Part 2

I wrote the first part of this blog around 8 weeks ago and left you with some food for thought.  Go back and have another quick 5-minute read if you like, but in essence I showed that a (rather spuriously) diversified portfolio that had performed very well for 35 years (1975 to 2010) had

By |2023-12-21T12:35:30+00:00August 5th, 2021|Investing|Comments Off on Picking the Perfect Portfolio Post-Pandemic – Part 2

Adventures in biotech 3 - Arix, the next twist in the saga… I’ve written before about what has been an experiment for me in patient capital investing. and my conclusion at the end was to maintain my investment in Arix Bioscience. i.e., Be Patient!   Like all investment cases, there were question marks,

Picking the Perfect Portfolio Post-Pandemic – Part 1

Well, of course, there is no perfect portfolio post-pandemic, but I wanted a bit of alliteration so there it is. The closest we can get to perfection is the optimised portfolio. But optimisation is all about finding the best balance of risk and return for a portfolio of assets – and risk lies in

By |2023-10-05T17:03:31+00:00April 8th, 2021|Investing|Comments Off on Picking the Perfect Portfolio Post-Pandemic – Part 1

What’s next…  When we left off before my judgement seemed to have paid off at great speed! But this just left me with a dilemma, should I cut and run or stay in? To try and get some perspective I had a look at Arix’ portfolio in detail and took a couple of mainstream Biotech