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As I write this, there are just 8 days and 5 hours left until the 2016 Oscars begin. (Well, the red carpet portion, anyhow, which I'm told is just as important as the suspense, satire, and speeches of the actual ceremony.) Although, technically I guess they've already begun if you consider the fact that a quartet of V
Some welcome news from the folks behind WRDS, our interface for many financial/accounting datasets such as Compustat, CRSP, TAQ, and I/B/E/S: they've created Classroom Tools by WRDS.
WRDS is pleased to announce the launch of WRDS Classroom, a valuable addition to WRDS that brings the power of our flagship platform to the classroom.
Imagine for a second that our world was remarkably static.
No new products or services would ever be created, largely because no new consumer demands ever arose. Demographics & desires... demand & supply -- all unchanging. Companies wouldn't be competing with each other through new ways of advertising, innovative distribution systems, and improved production methods, so they'd all have settled into whatever slice of market share they'd captured back in the days when things were more dynamic.
In such a world, incumbent companies in any given industry would, I suspect, be very hard to push aside. New companies and new solutions would be rare, if not nonexistent.
When you're new to a particular subject area, there aren't many warmer words than "Companion" and "Handbook."
I picture a friendly sort of guidebook that will help me with the key information I need as I start to navigate my way through a new field, sort of like the dog-eared travel guides I carried during my global backpacking days.
Hold that image in your mind as you consider the value of our new online collection of...
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Does a fish truly understand the water in which it swims?
If H20 pervades the entire world of Gary the Guppy from the day he's born to the day he, well, turns belly up, does he ever consciously think about it at all?