A Fond Farewell for Tyler Mccain


Tyler has worked with us for about 4 years: doing anything that needed doing. From testing (tedious but critical) to creating new strategies that manage risk and optimize returns, to writing articles (137 of them!), handling customer issues and more. He has also created much of the course work that […]

My time here at Equities Lab

Tyler McCain

After four years it is now time for me to move onto the next chapter. My time here at Equities Lab has been fantastic, and I’ll still be around posting articles here and there. But before then I’d like to summarize my experiences here in this article. Since I was […]

Financial Valuation: Gordon Growth Model

Tyler McCain
The Gordon Growth Model
The Gordon Growth model is an offshoot of the standard dividend discount model. This model is used primarily to calculate the intrinsic value of a firm based on the discounted value of future dividends. The Equation At a basic level the Gordon Growth Model is calculated by: P = D1 […]

CAPM – Capital Asset Pricing Model

Tyler McCain
CAPM Explained

CAPM – Capital Asset Pricing Model The CAPM is a staple of most every finance course that focuses on the valuation of equity investments. And though it may be a very good way to begin the process of teaching students how to effectively analyze securities there are a lot of […]

Changing the Benchmark


Equities Lab Learn how to benchmark your strategy versus various benchmarks, ranging from indexes, to stocks and other strategies. Imagine you have a large cap screen Cutting to the chase, imagine you have a simple screen that finds reasonable large cap companies.  That screen is literally “import ohlson_o_score < -3 […]