Virtual Solar Power

Don’t like paying for electricity? Here’s an interesting angle. With “community solar”, instead of putting a solar panel on your house, you buy a panel in a pool and then the production is credited to you. The company, Arcadia Solar, does this...

The Death of Legacy Argus

After multiple deadlines, the day is finally upon us. Argus DCF is going away and AE is officially taking over. The drop-dead date was 6/30/17. Of course, some users will continue to use DCF long past the 6/30 date; just because the date has passed, it doesn’t...

Servicers and Self-Dealing

I’ve been teaching at the graduate level for years, and at times, I’ve toyed with the idea of getting a PhD. In the end, I always came to the same conclusion; I didn’t want to spend my professional life writing papers that no one would read, and...

Uber Data

I’m a little bit of a data junkie. I love collecting odd facts, and as a result, people often ask me for help in sourcing data. Here’s my favorite odd data source this year. One common problem with retail developments is that one needs to nail down the...

Sunshine State

Over ten plus years of teaching, I’ve received a wide range of questions. Usually, I get asked the normal stuff such as advice on getting a job, a technical issue in finance that someone finds challenging, book suggestions, etc. And then there are the fun ones....