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In this lecture we discuss what inter-bank offer rates are, where they originated, and how they are typically calculated on a daily business-day basis.

Although providing a ‘generic’ description of how they work, and mentioning several of the major international alternatives, we also provide information on one of the major inter-bank offer rates (as of 2013), which is LIBOR, the London Inter-Bank Offer Rate.

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In today’s lecture, we examine the ‘special’ yield curve known as the ‘riskless’ yield curve and how we define it and its terms.

Once we have this special yield curve defined, we then talk about credit spreads, which are essentially the difference in yields between bonds of the same maturity, particularly as compared to the riskless yield curve.

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The Inverted Yield Curve, Lecture 016, Securities Investment 101

June 19, 2013

In this lecture we describe the inverted yield curve and how it differs from the normal yield curve. Before we get to that, we explain the strategy of ‘riding the yield curve’ and then why the inverted yield curve is such a dangerous thing when riding the yield curve. We explain why the inverted yield […]

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Types of Shares, Part III, Lecture 004, Securities Investment 101

May 25, 2013

This is the final part of our Types of Shares section, on the Securities Investment 101 course. In this video we discuss proxy voters in company meetings, partly-paid shares, registered shares versus bearer shares, and then finish off with special types of preference shares. The preference share types mentioned include cumulative shares, redeemable shares, participating […]

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Types of Shares, Part II, Lecture 003, Securities Investment 101

May 25, 2013

This MithrilMoney lecture continues our discussion on the different types of shares, in our Securities Investment 101 course. We further explore liquidation ranking, and why different levels of risk and seniority should mean different expected levels of return and reward. Liquidation preference is covered, which is of particular interest to angel investors, and we begin […]

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Commenting Excel Cells with VBA, Excel Library

May 24, 2013

In this MithrilMoney Excel Library video, we explain how to use Excel’s built-in VBA programming environment to create a tool which can comment all the formulas in Excel spreadsheets. No knowledge of VBA programming is required. The code segment mentioned in the video is as follows: The full YouTube playlist of Excel Library lecture videos […]

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Course Introduction, Lecture 001, Securities Investment 101

May 24, 2013

This is the course introduction for the MithrilMoney training course, Securities Investment 101. The video explains who the course is intended for, the very raw basics of what a ‘security’ is, and what will be covered in the complete course. Next video, Types of Shares, Part I, Lecture 002 The full YouTube playlist of Securities […]

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