Investment In Fixed Asset

investment in fixed asset
    fixed asset
  • (Fixed Assets) Tangible assets such as machinery and equipment, furniture and fixtures and real property.
  • Fixed asset, also known as a non-current asset or as property, plant, and equipment (PP&E), is a term used in accounting for assets and property which cannot easily be converted into cash.
  • (Fixed Assets) Tangible long-term assets such as land, building, furniture, fixtures, machinery, equipment etc. held for use rather than for sale.
  • investing: the act of investing; laying out money or capital in an enterprise with the expectation of profit
  • outer layer or covering of an organ or part or organism
  • A thing that is worth buying because it may be profitable or useful in the future
  • An act of devoting time, effort, or energy to a particular undertaking with the expectation of a worthwhile result
  • the commitment of something other than money (time, energy, or effort) to a project with the expectation of some worthwhile result; "this job calls for the investment of some hard thinking"; "he made an emotional investment in the work"
  • The action or process of investing money for profit or material result
investment in fixed asset - Strategic Asset
Strategic Asset Allocation in Fixed Income Markets: A Matlab based user's guide (The Wiley Finance Series)
Strategic Asset Allocation in Fixed Income Markets: A Matlab based user's guide (The Wiley Finance Series)
Matlab is used within nearly all investment banks and is a requirement in most quant job ads. There is no other book written for finance practitioners that covers this
Enables readers to implement financial and econometric models in Matlab
All central concepts and theories are illustrated by Matlab implementations which are accompanied by detailed descriptions of the programming steps needed
All concepts and techniques are introduced from a basic level
Chapter 1 introduces Matlab and matrix algebra, it serves to make the reader familiar with the use and basic capabilities if Matlab. The chapter concludes with a walkthrough of a linear regression model, showing how Matlab can be used to solve an example problem analytically and by the use of optimization and simulation techniques
Chapter 2 introduces expected return and risk as central concepts in finance theory using fixed income instruments as examples, the chapter illustrates how risk measures such as standard deviation, Modified duration, VaR, and expected shortfall can be calculated empirically and in closed form
Chapter 3 introduces the concept of diversification and illustrates how the efficient investment frontier can be derived - a Matlab is developed that can be used to calculate a given number of portfolios that lie on an efficient frontier, the chapter also introduces the CAPM
Chapter 4 introduces econometric tools: principle component analysis is presented and used as a prelude to yield-curve factor models. The Nelson-Siegel model is used to introduce the Kalman-Filter as a way to add time-series dynamics to the evolution of yield curves over time, time series models such as Vector Autoregression and regime-switching are also presented
Supported by a website with online resources - where all Matlab programs referred to in the text can be downloaded. The site also contains lecture slides and answers to end of chapter exercises

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The Roosevelt Hotel, New York City
The Roosevelt Hotel, New York City
The Roosevelt Hotel 45 East 45th Street Madison Avenue at 45th Street New York, NY 10017 The 45th Street Marquee -------- Construction on the 1,100 room Roosevelt Hotel was completed in 1924. The $12,000,000 hotel occupied an entire block. The hotel was developed as part of Terminal City, a complex of four palatial hotels and offices connected to Grand Central Terminal and all owned by The New York State Realty and Terminal Company a division of The New York Central Railroad. The other three hotels were the New York Biltmore Hotel (now known as 335 Madison Avenue), the Commodore Hotel (now the Grand Hyatt New York) and the Belmont (now demolished). All four had similar designs of indented light courts above a low-rise base and dark red and brown brick facades and underground connections directly to the lobby of Grand Central Station. Upon opening the Roosevelt Hotel was operated by United Hotels headed by Frank A. Dudley. Dudley also built among others the President in Kansas City and the Ten Eyck Hotel in Albany. The Roosevelt was the first hotel in New York City to have street level shops - the shops were expected to offset the revenue losses due to the Prohibition. George B. Post & Sons (architects of original structure) also designed the New York Stock Exchange and the Wisconsin State Capital. The hotel's namesake was the 26th president of the U.S., Theodore 'Teddy' Roosevelt. The hotels facade consists of antique French marble and limestone reflecting Colonial American Architecture. The hotel's most elaborately appointed area is the Palm Room - a two story oval shaped tearoom, canopied by a 28-foot high sky mural and encircled by a dozen stately marbleized pillars. A vintage relief of Teddy Roosevelt cast in bronze has stood watch over the main lobby since the 1920's. At its opening the hotel offered child care facilities known as the teddy bear club and had radios in every guest room. The hotel also had Turkish baths and a small hospital complete with an operating room. Guy Lombardo and his orchestra performed their first show the Roosevelt Grill on Oct 3, 1929 and continued to play there until 1959. It was at the Grill that he first broadcast what would become a famous New Year’s Eve tradition, playing of Auld Lang Syne. According to the Roosevelt web site The Roosevelt Hotel has appeared in several major motion pictures, including The Boiler Room, Wall Street, Quiz Show, Presumed Innocent, Malcolm X, Monday Night Mayhem, The French Connection, Hanky Panky, Maid in Manhattan, The Hoax and 1408. Through the years The Roosevelt had several fine restaurants including the Colonial Room, Madison Club Lounge, the Roosevelt Grill and Rough Rider Room cocktail lounge. By 1961, the Rib Room and Club Car were very popular. On March 4th, 1929 United Hotels merged with the Bowman-Biltmore Group operators of the Belmont, Biltmore and Commodore Hotels. It was said the pride of the Bowman-Biltmore hotel system was Manhattan's Biltmore Hotel and the pride of the United Hotels chain was Manhattan's Roosevelt. The next-door neighbors became financial companions upon the merger of Bowman-Biltmore-United Hotels that created a hotel chain with more than 100 hotels. In December 1934 Bowman-Biltmore filed for bankruptcy and an affiliate of New York Central - The Realty Hotel Group took control of The Roosevelt along with the Biltmore, Commodore and the Barclay. According to Conrad Hilton's book "Be My Guest" he made up his mind to purchase The Roosevelt Hotel in 1948 "because it's a fine hotel and the lobby reminded him of the vast open spaces of San Antonio". Following Hilton's purchase of the Statler Hotel chain in 1957 (which included the New York Statler ). The United States Justice Department (dealing with the new anti-trust laws) forced Hilton to sell The Roosevelt in New York. By 1957 the Roosevelt belonged to the Hotel Corporation of America (now known as Sonesta International Hotels). In 1968 The New York Central Railroad merged with The Pennsylvania Railroad forming Penn-Central who now ran the Realty Group. In 1978 all the hotel assets of The Penn Central Corporation (formerly New York Central Railroad) which operated four Grand Central City hotels through their Realty Hotel Group were ordered to be sold by a bankruptcy judge. The Barclay, The Biltmore, and The Roosevelt were sold to Lowes Corporation in a bid process. In 1978 Lowes quickly sold the Roosevelt to the Paul Milstein Group who partnered with King Faisal. Pakistan International Airlines Investment Limited (PIAL) was incorporated on 10 September 1977 in Sharjah, UAE, as a limited company under a decree issued by HRH Prince Faisal Bin Khalid Bin Abdul Aziz and is currently registered in British Virgin Islands. The Holding Company (PIAC) interest in PIAIL is 99%. In February 1979, the Roosevelt Hotel, New York, was leased by Letoh Associates (Paul Milstein & family) to Roosevelt Hotel Corporation
Today's Holocene Mass Extinction
Today's Holocene  Mass Extinction
"NPR - America's Ministry of Misinformation and Party Rhetoric" **** Dear National Public Radio: I didn't agree with the Chairman and your comments on the Housing Crisis and corresponding bail-out. The crisis requiring TARP and resulting in a poor view of bank bonuses stems – for whatever reason - from people not making payments on their mortgages - period. And the dynamics of household spending is a microeconomic issue. Contrast this with the fact that the process of a bank selling a household’s mortgage to get their money back ("liquidity") grew to have macroeconomic implications. HSBC was one of the worst “abusers” of this liquidity process. The fact that HSBC’s chairman was a minister is a whole separate issue. If the payments underlying the value of a financial institutions mortgage Asset becomes Troubled you fix the problem by restoring the stream of mortgage payments from the household. If the institution that ultimately ended up investing in a slice(s) of a household’s mortgage payment (via a CMBS, etc.) goes out of business because it is impossible to restore the household’s ability to make mortgage payments in a timely fashion then that is the most efficient economic result achievable for the US economy. A firm that makes bad decisions rightly goes out of business or otherwise looses some of its competitiveness. It follows that the country, like any body else, should not invest in the stock of poorly performing companies. What is more, if the government is in the process of successfully providing assistance to troubled households their mortgages will regain there value (once there payments resume) and a subsequent mortgage asset purchaser will hopefully make a better investment decision. But make no mistake; the main underlying problem that precipitated the crisis was not liquidity. The financial institutions whose poor judgment got them involved may have threatened a cessation of liquidity to housing in an effort to get government assistance redirected their way, but in the end, as we all witnessed, these bailed out firms never really responded by providing liquidity to the housing market because the economic conditions faced by the majority of households (as well as many firms) weren’t credit worthy. In this instance, a logical flaw when reviewing “trickle down” intentions. The inappropriateness of the Administration bailing out firms whose conduct (and size) should have resulted in their being replaced by another firm(s) went on to assert the need for a local cure when the collective din of all these households facing poor economic conditions began to express itself at ever increasing levels of budgetary organization. Cities, Counties and then States began to show signs that they needed additional governmental assistance due to failing tax revenues at the local level. With TARP, the Federal Government had acted to concentrate wealth in the hands of private individuals and not in the hands of State and Local economies. TARP assistance should have been limited to ensuring orderly bankruptcies of Wall Street firms with the vast majority of these funds being redirected to Economic Stimulus efforts. This would have also enforced Anti-Trust regulation and helped avoid similar problems in the future (by imposing consequences). I believe that NPR’s funding influences it’s reporting. IMG_6119

investment in fixed asset
investment in fixed asset
Modeling Derivatives in C++ (Wiley Finance)
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