Being in finance, I often field a lot of questions about the various markets. One of the most repetitive questions I’ve heard is, “what happens of the stocks keep going down?” Well there are various answers to this. When you enter the market, you often answer questions about how conservative or aggressive you want toContinue reading “So What If The Markets Keep Going Down??”
Category Archives: start-ups
Financial Risk and Flying Pigs
There is currently a belief that financial risk is easily measured. That we can stick some sort of risk-meter into the financial system and get an precise measurement of the risk of complex financial instruments. The poorly misguided belief that this risk-meter exists plays a key role in getting the financial system into the messContinue reading “Financial Risk and Flying Pigs”
Difference Between Venture Capitalists and Angel Investors
Every so often, accountants get asked some dumb questions. Some of the questions I’ve received are “I never signed up for insurance, so why does medicare keeps getting deducted from my check?” Or “can I get paid in cash so I don’t have to pay my child support?” Even ones like “I don’t have aContinue reading “Difference Between Venture Capitalists and Angel Investors”
Realistic Forecasting For Start-Ups
Since my experience with start-ups began a few years back, I have seen many examples of top-down forecasting that has left many venture capitalists wondering if the speaker had any credibility whatsoever. Top-down forecasting is taking the market level from it’s highest point and working down to come up with your sales figures.