Tag Archives: Jeff Jones

Bears Business Brief: Exploring master limited partnerships

By: Dr. Jeff Jones  As interest rates have hovered near record lows for nearly a decade, many investors have increasingly sought alternatives to fixed-income securities in order to provide them with steady cash flow. One such investment alternative is something called …

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Bears Business Brief: How to survive the volatility of financial markets

By: Dr. Jeff Jones  Volatility reflects the uncertainty of a particular outcome. In the world of investments, volatility reflects the risk of an investment. The risk of an investment is the fluctuations in price that occur over time and is generally measured by …

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Bears Business Brief-Understanding asset securitization

By Jeff Jones, CFA, CFP, CPA, CMA, CFM Asset securitization takes place when loans are combined into a pool, and then claims on the cash flows from the loans are sold to investors. In its simplest form, the three main parties …

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Bears Business Brief: Fed policy affects your portfolio

By Jeff Jones, MBA, Ph.D Near the end of 2013, the Federal Reserve announced it would begin the process of winding down its highly controversial program known as “Quantitative Easing,” or “QE” for short. The current version of QE is …

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Faculty Spotlight

Susan J. Crain, Professor of Finance, was elected Vice President/Events of the Southwestern Finance Association. Dr. Crain will be responsible for planning and coordinating the association’s annual meeting in Dallas March, 2014.           The MSU Beta …

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