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WM in the Classroom

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Asset Allocation and its role in Financi...

May 25, 2017 | 14:30 | Dubai/ India Article contributed by Mr.Nitin Bardia Nitin is an independent…
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What is Beta?

May 07, 2017 | 12:00 | Dubai The beta of the stock denotes the volatility of the stock in comparison with the market index usually which…
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Understanding the Shariah Gold Standard

December 27, 2016 | 13:50 | Dubai Earlier this month the World Gold Council (WGC) and the Accounting and Auditing Organisation for Islamic Financial Institutions…
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What is a Financial Swap?

December 15, 2016 | 14:45 | Dubai Think of it as an agreement between two parties. This agreement involves an exchange of future…
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What is Open Interest?

October 17, 2016 | 14:20 | Dubai A term often confused with Volume is that of Open Interest. Simply put, it is the number of unsettled…
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Making Correlation an essential element ...

October 03, 2016 | 12:50 | Dubai We all understand the criticality of diversification within a portfolio. It is an essential to risk-return management. Portfolio diversification is…
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Understanding the Currency Quote

September 08, 2016 | 14:30 | Dubai AED/INR = 18.08 A trip to the bank or currency exchange is often met by a…
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What is a Sukuk?

August 25, 2016 | 15:45 | Dubai As the field of Islamic Finance continues to make strides, it is evident one of…
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What is the Dividend Yield?

August 15, 2016 | 15:00 | Dubai In the race to find the ideal stock with benchmark beating returns, we often overlook an important…
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Understanding Financial Planning

July 25, 2016 | 17:15 | Dubai/ India Everybody earns money with an objective to fulfil his life goals. They spend it for purposes…
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A quick guide to understanding the P...

July 14, 2016 | 15:45 | Dubai  As is well known, amongst the statements used to analyse a company, 3 of the most important ones…
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What is the Sharpe Ratio?

June 30, 2016 | 16:45 | Dubai  In last week’s article, we listed 5 essentials before investing in Mutual Funds. One amongst those was the…
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5 musts before investing in Mutual Funds

June 23, 2016 | 15:00 | Dubai  The wide range of options available today has made investing a complex activity. While expert investors often recommend sticking…
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Insurance Vs Takaful

June 16, 2016 | 13:00 | Dubai In an article around Retakaful, Yet to make its mark, for our print edition last month, we briefly highlighted…
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What is a Systematic Investment Plan?

June 9, 2016 | 11:20 | Dubai As the retail investor over the last few years has come forward and increased participation…
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Basics in Islamic Finance

May 23, 2016 | 17:00 | Dubai Contributed by Dr. Ghada G. Mohamed Founder ECO-ENA, Inc.® & owner of…
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What is a Corporate Bond?

May 19, 2016 | 13:50 | Dubai A look at the chart below indicates how a company can raise funding either via funds generated…
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The Whats and Whys of Negative Interest ...

Dubai | May 12, 2016 | 14:30 Logic dictates money kept with a bank earns interest. Negative interest rates effectively translate…
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What is the Loan-To-Deposit ratio?

May 3, 2016 | 17:50 | Dubai The business of banking can simply be summarized as “Accepting Deposits and Giving out Loans”. A…
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What is the Share Market Index?

April 28, 2016 | 10:30 | Dubai If you’ve glanced through a financial newspaper or portal, switched on the business news channel, there’s very…
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What is the Price-to-Book Ratio?

April 21, 2016 | 11:40 | Dubai In our recent post, Valuation Over Price: Analysis Of DFM Listed Stocks, we traced the average Price…
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5 Stock Market Terms You Must Know

April 14, 2016 | 9:45 | Dubai So you’ve finally decided to take the plunge. You’ve seen the DFM General Index return 35% since…
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What is the PMI?

April 6, 2016 | 16:30 | Dubai With the latest Emirates NBD UAE Purchasing Manager’s Index for March climbing to a 4 month high…