Top Museums in The World

top-museums-in-the-worldReviews made over the last year represent top 25 museums in the world. The data released on Tuesday are somehow surprising: the Louvre, the most visited museum in the world, is rated as No. 19, behind less-known museums like Stockholm’s Vasa Museum and Instituto Ricardo Brennand in Recife, Brazil.

The Art Institute of Chicago is the top ranking on the global list. The institute is rich with a vast collection of impressionist, post-impressionist and American paintings which make a deep impression on visitors.

Mean Variance Analysis

mean-variance-analysisPortfolio theory consists of two main parts: CAPM and Mean Variance Analysis. The former provides a formula through which one can calculate the expected return on a security based on its risk level and the latter is a way of allocating assets to preserve the risk and return balance.

In order to understand the essence and purpose of this kind of analysis it follows to know what mean and variance terms stand for.

Investment Risks: Specific Types

Investment-risks:-specific-typesInvestment risk is viewed as a deviation of an expected investment returns. The probability of the deviation is what an investor is concerned about. Aside from the main types of investment risk, investors should note that there exist specific types of risk that need to be estimated properly to avoid unexpected losses have a profitable portfolio investment.

Credit Risk (Default risk)

Credit risk is mostly associated with a borrower going into default when a company or an individual is unable to pay the contractual interest. The losses that an investor can undergo include lost principal and interest, increased collection costs and decreased cash flow. Investors can also be at credit risk by using leverage.

Types of Investment Risk: Systematic and Unsystematic

types-of-investment-riskWhether it is trading or portfolio investment each person is exposed to certain extent of risk. People react it as something too negative and very often do not have enough knowledge and expertise to protect themselves from an undesirable risk.

Risk is actually referred as deviation from the expected return which indicates the possibility of losing some part or all the investment.

Best Plan for a Future Earning Business

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Best-plan-for-a-future-earning-businessMost of us wish for a prosperous future. We all want to improve our current living conditions and lead more comfortable lives in the future. For young parents, the future also presents challenges such as college fees for children.

The future also comes with retirement for those who are formally employed. This is what drives most people to think about business. So what is the best plan for a business that can secure the future?


A good plan for a business takes into consideration the state of the market. The aim of a business is to earn, that is, to make profit. It is therefore important to consider whether there are ready consumers of the product. This includes looking at the level of competition and the viability of the business in the future.

Coffee vs. Cocoa – Infographic

The infographic below shows the study of the Coffee/Cocoa PCI instrument, which has been developed by IFC Markets. Here you can see some interesting facts about these products and observe the interrelation and price correlation of the instruments. The following study of the instrument may serve as a basis for further study and a good beginning for creating other PCIs.

Entering the CFD Trading Marketing through a Broker

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Entering the CFD Trading Marketing through a BrokerHave you ever been interested in entering the stock market? At some point in time, you’ve probably at least thought about it. However, you’ve likely determined that the risk is just too great to be a good way to make money. While this is true, there are some alternatives that you should consider, before giving up on the idea.

One of these involves trading in contract differences. Trading with this instrument gives you the ability to speculate and make money by being able to tell when an asset is going to be increase or decrease.

Portfolio Diversification

portfolio-diversification Together with the market movements the demand for secure investment increases. The two general techniques that are meant to reduce the risk are hedging and portfolio diversification. Diversification works when the correlation between assets is not tight and close. Hedging is based on negative correlation among assets, or shorting assets with positive correlation.

What is diversification?

Portfolio diversification is the risk reduction through investing in different assets. If the assets belong to different categories and their values do not move in synchrony and unison, the risk will be less in the portfolio than the average risk of its separate assets and even less than the least risky of its constituents.