Tag: CISI Global Securities

The Tadawul Book Club: The Alchemy of Finance

The Tadawul Book Club The Alchemy of Finance: Reading the Mind of the Market (George Soros) Relevant to the following CISI qualifications: ICWIM, ICAWM, Securities Why Read It? ·         Gives insight into Soros’s investment strategies, and the decision-making processes of the most successful money manager of our time. ·         Depicts how he ran the hugely…

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CISI Training: Methods for Dealing with Inflation Risk

CISI Training: Methods for Dealing with Inflation Risk

CISI Training: Methods for Dealing with Inflation Risk Relevant to the following CISI qualifications: ICWIM, ICAWM, Securities, Risk in Financial Services DEFINITION Inflation risk can be defined as the risk that the value of physical or financial assets willbe eroded by inflation. To protect against that loss, investment managers need to employ one or more…

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CISI Training Review: Understanding Key Financial Terms and Statements

CISI Training Review: Understanding Key Financial Terms and Statements Relevant to the following CISI qualifications: ICWIM, ICAWM, Securities DEFINITION Publicly traded companies are under an obligation to deliver regular trading updates to the market, ensuring that at all times they present a reasonable reflection of their actual trading performance. However, the terms commonly used in…

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CISI Exam Prep: Managing the Time Value of Money

Relevant to the following CISI qualifications: ICWIM, ICAWM, Securities, Risk in Financial Services DEFINITION The time value of money is based on the premise that most people would choose to receive, say, $10,000 now, rather than the same sum in five years’ time. Why? Firstly, because any rational person knows that the $10,000 will almost…

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The Structure and Function of the Foreign Exchange Market (CISI Exam Prep)

The Structure and Function of the Foreign Exchange Market Relevant to the following CISI qualifications: IISI, Securities, Global Securities, ICWIM and ICAWM DEFINITION The foreign exchange market, also known as the forex, FX, or currency market, involves the trading of one currency for another. Prior to 1996 the market was confined to large corporate banks…

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CISI Exam Prep: Inflation, Interest Rates & Forex

CISI Exam Prep: Inflation, Interest Rates & Forex The inter-relationship between inflation, interest rates and foreign exchange rates has always been a popular area in CISI exams – with varying difficulty across different levels. The recent turmoil in the Turkish Lira provides an excellent case study that would help students understand how the three pillars…

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Solving CISI Exam Questions: Share Capitalisation (bonus) Issues

Share Capitalisation Issues: Ex-scrip price and effects on the Balance Sheet A case study on Emirates NBD   Capitalisation issues, otherwise known as bonus issues or scrip issues, are shares issued by the company to existing shareholders free of charge. Although mostly intended to reward shareholders, bonus issues are an effective way for a company…

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