Categorie: Finance

the economy of OSRS

Introduction to Economics – Old School Runescape Edition

It is the year 2007. The school bell has rung and you’ve jumped on your bike and are sprinting home as fast as possible. At home you fire up the Windows Vista powered desktop computer, you launch the game client, and “Jungle Island” starts to play. It is time to fish an inventory full of lobsters. Afterward, the long walk to Varrock west bank starts. Luckily, you have just finished your typing courses, so you can start spamming your offer as fast as possible: “Selling lobsters 200 ea”. And now you just have to wait […]

16 maart • Door Jochem Hak Tijd om te lezen Estimated reading time: 12 minuten

Democratising the stock market

Last week, many eyes were pointed at wall street. I am, however, not yet talking about the GameStop short squeeze that took place around the 27th of January. The establishment of new online stock trading platforms has served as an agora for the public to learn about stock trading and to sell and buy them with a tap on their phone. While sophisticated Wall Street brokers did not bother handling accounts with two hundred dollars, these platforms gladly took in any interested individual.  The public took its share in online stock trading, while still being looked […]

04 februari • Door Pieter Dilg Tijd om te lezen Estimated reading time: 3 minuten

Donald Duck and the magic wheel

Donald Duck, the unfortunate duck that we all know and love, has had it. He angrily shouts at Scrooge McDuck: “every single day I’m brushing coins for you, and yet you barely pay me enough to buy food for my own nephews. I demand a raise!” Scrooge responds: “No way! A lazybones like you should be happy that I’m not firing you! But if you really want a shot at earning more money, you can have this magic wheel that I got from the prince of Farawayland as part of a trading deal. He told […]

03 november • Door Sjors Keet Tijd om te lezen Estimated reading time: 7 minuten
Machine learning in financial markets

Machine learning in financial markets

Data has become extremely valuable to many companies in the world. Huge data centres are being built to cope with the vast amount of it that is being transmitted every single second. Especially with the rise of AI and specifically machine learning, this information can be used to build models that can predict future outcomes with phenomenal accuracy. These techniques could also be very powerful when we want to predict stock markets. However, stock prices can be very volatile and investor sentiments can influence these prices as well, so how accurate are these machine learning […]

27 oktober • Door Sam Ansari Tijd om te lezen Estimated reading time: 8 minuten
Stock split

Four frequently asked questions about Apple’s and Tesla’s stock split

Every now and then, in the news you hear a new term. For me that was the term ‘stock split’. Apple and Tesla both went through a so-called stock split last month, but what does this mean for the shareholders? And what about the companies themselves? In this short article I will try to answer most of these questions and provide some other relevant information about stock splits in general. What is an example of a stock split and how does it work? So first I will try to make the concept of a stock […]

01 oktober • Door David Anthonio Tijd om te lezen Estimated reading time: 5 minuten
The big tech 'bubble'

The big tech ‘bubble’

Google, Amazon, Facebook, Apple and Microsoft, also known as GAFAM, there is not a shred of doubt in my mind that you have used some service or product from one of these companies today. With a combined revenue of over 800 billion dollars in 2019, they almost make up the entire economy of the Netherlands (850 billion dollars in GDP). It is quite difficult to get your head around the incredible figures they can make in one year. Whether it is your mobile phone, buying something online or the software your computer or smartphone uses […]

26 mei • Door Sam Ansari Tijd om te lezen Estimated reading time: 9 minuten
The beauty behind differential equations

The beauty behind differential equations

It is one of the most difficult courses of the year: Difference and differential equations. Where most us do not really understand what we are actually learning and doing. In this article I will try to explain that differential equations are actually one of the most beautiful concepts in mathematics. What is a differential equation? A differential equation is an equation that relates some function with its derivatives. In applications; differential equations give us an understanding how physical phenomena relate to their rates of change. The laws of physics are usually always describable through differential […]

17 december • Door Sam Ansari Tijd om te lezen Estimated reading time: 5 minuten eten of gegeten worden

Het is zaterdagavond, je bent net thuis, moet nog eten en je hebt totaal geen zin om te koken. Oplossing? Wij studenten weten maar al te goed hoe handig het kan zijn om van de diensten van Thuisbezorgd of welke andere bezorgdienst dan ook gebruik te maken. In het dagelijks straatbeeld zijn de scooters met de Thuisbezorgd reclame dan ook bijna niet meer weg te denken. Het zal je daarom ook niet verbazen dat Thuisbezorgd in 2018 een omzet heeft gedraaid van welgeteld 240 miljoen euro. Dat terwijl in 2017 deze omzet ‘slechts’ 120 […]

29 oktober • Door Lars Beute Tijd om te lezen Estimated reading time: 5 minuten
The Huawei ban

The Huawei ban

You have probably heard about the ban of the US for Huawei. This means that Huawei is not allowed to do business with any US company. The CEO of Huawei thinks that they will make 30 billion dollars less revenue within the coming two years. This article will point out why this ban was introduced in the first place by president Donald Trump. Besides this, the consequences of the ban for Huawei and the customers will be pointed out. What happened? Donald Trump has inhibited Huawei from doing any business inside the US or with […]

18 juni • Door Sam Ansari Tijd om te lezen Estimated reading time: 5 minuten

How to build a monopoly

The story goes that Thales of Milete, the Greek philosopher, wanted to disprove the claim that philosophers don’t know how to make money. He therefore used all the money he had to buy all available olive presses right before the harvest. After this, he could rent them out at a really high price when demand peaked. This became known as one of the first examples of a monopoly. Horizontal vs. vertical progress Everybody strives for progress in one way or another. A baker wants to bake better breads, a supermarket strives to get more customers […]

09 april • Door Sjors Keet Tijd om te lezen Estimated reading time: 6 minuten

Market Making bij Flow Traders

Een Exchange Traded Fund (ETF) is een fonds samengesteld uit verschillende aandelen en/of obligaties om zo in zijn risico en rendement een gelijk resultaat te behalen als een bepaalde index. ETF’s bieden veel positieve effecten, zo kunnen onder andere investeerders met een kleine hoeveelheid kapitaal toch hun risico spreiden, doordat een ETF bestaat uit meerdere componenten, en dus hoeft een belegger niet elk aandeel los te kopen. Wanneer je dan een ETF wilt kopen, springt er misschien een vraag in je gedachte: hoe is het eigenlijk mogelijk dat je op ieder moment dat de markt […]

26 maart • Door Max Kloosterman Tijd om te lezen Estimated reading time: 4 minuten
Air France-KLM stocks

Why the Dutch government bought stocks in Air France-KLM

You may have heard that the Dutch government bought 12.7 percent of Air France-KLM share worth 680 million euros. This has brought up a lot of commotion between the French government and the Dutch. The Netherlands actually already had some stocks in KLM but not in Air France-KLM. So why did the Dutch government suddenly buy these stocks in secret? Dutch economy and KLM The primary reason for this is the fact that Air France is not doing so well. If we look at the numbers we see that Air France’s profit is much lower […]

12 maart • Door Sam Ansari Tijd om te lezen Estimated reading time: 8 minuten

By Daniele Zedda • 18 February


By Daniele Zedda • 18 February

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