- Alpha. It means "smarts", more or less. If you have a lot of it, you will have made good risk-reward-related bets in the land of investing and/or trading and you'll be that geek on the boat.
- Beta. Volatility. Risk. It's the key calculus driver in assessing the Street's view of how to price risk.
- Theta. Time, specifically the decay of time in options that creep slowly toward expiry.
Holiday party season is about to begin so Shmoop is here to help. Whether you're noshing on latkes at a school shindig or avoiding the mistletoe at a family gathering, you're gonna need some conversation starters (or pivots).
Shmoop's online courses are filled with inspiration and knowledge to help you tackle events like these with ease. Our suggestion? Use our Online Courses. They have more info than you can stuff in a stocking, and with a Shmoop subscription, you'll get access to all of 'em. No matter who you're chatting with, you'll have some fun facts to throw their way.
1. The internet exists thanks in part to the Cold War.
College application season is officially in full swing. And as tedious as it is to fill out those zillions of fields on the apps, we all know the most stressful part is the personal statement.
So, allow us to inspire you with 20 examples of awesome personal statements. We've got something for everyone, no matter who you are. Whether you...
Topics: College Prep
November is National Novel Writing Month, or NaNoWriMo, for those in the know. Here at Shmoop HQ, we keep trying to hit the 50,000-word mark, but year after year we come up short. To make ourselves feel better (and to procrastinate on the whole novel-writing thing), we came up with a list of books we're absolutely sure were not written in a month.
Shmoop counts down the 10 most ungrateful literary characters who are persona non grata for this year’s Thanksgiving feast.
Thanksgiving is a time to put aside all of your familial angst in the name of deliciousness, but after a hard day in the kitchen, Shmoop isn’t about to share with anyone who can’t spare a compliment to the chef.
Since Shmoop prefers its dinners to be low-drama and its guests thankful, here is Shmoop’s list of literary characters who will not be getting an invite this year. Shmoop’s ranked them from 10—allowed in if they bring a green bean casserole—to 1—never allowed in, even with a gourmet brined turkey. No offense, guys. It’s just that Peeta Mellark can both bake bread and say, “Thank you.” Maybe next year!
Topics: and the wardrobe, charlie and the chocolate factory, ender's game, harry potter, king lear, medea, oliver twist, thanksgiving, the aenid, the catcher in the rye, the lion, the phantom tollbooth, the witch, top ten, Updates
Last week we were lucky enough to sit down with Jeffrey Bradbury of EdTech in the Classroom. David Siminoff, founder of Shmoop University Inc., and Jeffrey, an educator and founder of the TeacherCast Educational Network, discuss Shmoop's versatility as a solution not just for students, but also a great tool for teachers. In a world where teachers are expected to do more with less, Shmoop tries to make life a little easier (to help you be able to have one) by providing online drills, courses, teaching guides, and more. Check it out.