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Lean management is about much more than cost reduction, making it a powerful set of disciplines for increasing purchasing’s effectiveness.

From its roots in automotive manufacturing, lean management has expanded quickly through much of modern business, from manufacturing-related functions such as maintenance and R&D to industries as varied as healthcare and financial services.

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Leveraged ETF – A Simulation [0.21]

Posted on July 31, 2017, 7:53 p.m. by Alphaism @ [source]

This post is a token of appreciation for Faisal Habib who taught us structured products this summer.

There are a lot of ways to play with this so I’ll post the source code here for anyone who’s interested in trying it out (or let me know if I made any mistakes).

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Advancing lean leadership [0.21]

Posted on July 31, 2017, 7:46 p.m. by McKinsey Insights & Publications @ [source]

Transforming an organization’s performance usually means changing its culture—and that means its leaders must change how they lead.

Few organizations undertake a transformation with the goal of changing their own culture.

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Market impact trading costs arise from buying and selling securities at temporarily impacted prices during index rebalances. Market impact is a very real trading cost, but is hidden from the investor because the portfolio’s value changes simultaneously with the index’s.

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How to Get an Allocation [0.10]

Posted on July 31, 2017, 5:33 p.m. by Quantopian Blog @ [source]

When we started making allocations in April, we also announced our goal of making allocations up to $50 million to a single algorithm by the end of the year. When you do, we store a snapshot of your code and evaluate the performance of those snapshots in 6 months, making you eligible for an allocation.

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Everyone from high-tech manufacturers to sports-team owners wring subsidies out of local politicians.

Last week, was a case in point: Wisconsin, a state controlled by that patron of free markets otherwise known as the Republican Party, announced a deal with FoxconnTechnology Co. to give $3 billion in incentives for the Taiwanese manufacturer of iPhones to build a flat-panel TV factory within its borders.

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Monday links: staying renewed [0.00]

Posted on July 31, 2017, 4:06 p.m. by Abnormal Returns @ [source]


ETF links: size constraints [0.00]

Posted on July 31, 2017, 3:54 p.m. by Abnormal Returns @ [source]


What are the research questions?

With co-author Tommi Johnsen, PhD, she is writing an upcoming book on research backed investing.

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QOTD: What to focus on [0.23]

Posted on July 31, 2017, 3 p.m. by The Reformed Broker @ [source]

Instead of continuing to torture the data—and ourselves—in effort to find meaning in the noise, we should instead focus on building portfolios that are robust to many potential outcomes rather than being perfect for a single one. It is an approach where we openly admit, “I don’t know.” This admission of uncertainty allows us to focus on being vaguely right instead of risking being precisely wrong.

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Respect the Trend, But Beware [-0.01]

Posted on July 31, 2017, 1:43 p.m. by Jay On The Markets @ [source]

It is hard to look at Figure 1 and argue that the trend of the stock market is anything but bullish.

In reality, I hope that stocks continue to rally and that this article ends up making me looking stupid, er, I mean “overly cautious”.

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What Are Homebuyers Searching For? [0.31]

Posted on July 31, 2017, 1:30 p.m. by The Big Picture @ [source]

How Greed and Easy Money Corrupted Wall Street and Shook the World Economy Learn More...

Animals are such agreeable friends - they ask no questions; they pass no criticisms.

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Chart o’ the Day: August Sucks Sometimes [-0.04]

Posted on July 31, 2017, 1:26 p.m. by The Reformed Broker @ [source]

Jon Krinsky at MKM Partners with a little bit of seasonal awareness for you as we head into August, the “worst” month for S&P 500 performance statistically speaking.

Markets tend to act up in August for the same reason why shootings rise – it’s hot out, people are losing their minds and everyone is spending more time outdoors interacting with each other rather than sitting quietly indoors.

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IT’s future value proposition [0.15]

Posted on July 31, 2017, 1:24 p.m. by McKinsey Insights & Publications @ [source]

Many executives expect IT will play a growing role in driving business results, according to a new survey. As a result, technology leaders aren’t often the clear owners of technology-related activities and capabilities, and many respondents—especially on the business side—see their IT organizations as replaceable by third-party providers.

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On July 31, 2008, investors were reminded of the fact that investing is a relative game, not governed by absolute laws.

This is what makes investing so exciting and also endlessly frustrating.

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Hot Links: Misconceptions [0.27]

Posted on July 31, 2017, 11:58 a.m. by The Reformed Broker @ [source]

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After what seemed like a never-ending series of delays, speed bumps and other challenges, the Department of Labor's fiduciary rule finally went into partial effect on June 9. Although it still has many loopholes, at its core the rule requires financial advisors to act in the best interests of their clients when advising on retirement investment accounts.

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A broadly defined index of commodities rose for a third straight week, posting the strongest gain among the major asset classes over the five trading days through July 28, based on a set of exchange-traded products. Supported by higher prices for crude oil and gold, commodities overall increased to a two-month high at Friday’s close.

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Washington for Beginners [0.14]

Posted on July 31, 2017, 10:30 a.m. by The Big Picture @ [source]

WASHINGTON will soon be inundated with a fresh wave of political appointees. This being the first Democratic to Republican transition in 20 years, many of the new people will find themselves in the Washington pressure cooker for the first time.

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“Peel Off” Trading [0.18]

Posted on July 31, 2017, 10 a.m. by System Trader Success @ [source]

Many traders have a favorite method for trading, and they rarely deviate from that plan, regardless of what they are trading. One method many people like is what I call the “peel off” method.

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