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Z-Score and Standard Deviation: What’s the Difference?

Z-Score and Standard Deviation: An Overview Although the finance industry can be complex, an understanding of the calculation and interpretation of basic mathematical building blocks is still the foundation for success, whether in accounting, economics or investing. Standard deviation and Z-score are two such fundamentals. A firm grasp of how to …

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Prince Harry is reportedly asking the queen for paternity leave – here are 6 things millennial dads do that their parents didn’t

Chris Jackson/Getty Images Prince Harry is reportedly looking to take two weeks of paternity leave when his wife, Meghan Markle, gives birth. That’s one of several ways millennial dads are parenting their kids differently than previous generations did. According to a 2016 Cornell University study, dads who take longer paternal …

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Contango vs. Normal Backwardation: What’s the Difference?

Contango vs. Normal Backwardation: An Overview The shape of the futures curve is important to commodity hedgers and speculators. Both care about whether commodity futures markets are contango markets or normal backwardation markets. In 1993, the German company Metallgesellschaft famously lost more than $1 billion, mostly because management deployed a hedging …

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