Equity Comp. Practice Profile: John Barringer

Equity Compensation Advisor: John Barringer, CFP This is the first in an upcoming series of articles describing successful equity compensation advisors.  The intent is to provide ideas and inspiration to financial advisors who are interested in growing their practices by serving companies and executives with equity compensation.  John Barringer has been a financial advisor for over 25 years with Morgan Stanley Smith Barney (MSSB) and its predecessor firms.  He is a Certified Financial Planner, Corporate Client Group Director and Investment Consultant (IMCA).   John's practice ($100M in...

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StockOpter Advisor News: February 2012

This monthly news brief contains ideas and information that will enable financial advisors to use StockOpter.com more effectively to engage individuals with equity compensation and provide them with profitable advice. Taking Advantage of the 2012 Rally: The market is soaring once again so if you haven't already done so reach out to your clients and prospects with low Insight Ratios to discuss the risk / reward tradeoffs of continuing to hold their options. Showing them the Leverage Table can also...

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Stock Price Volatility: Detailed Discussion

A StockOpter White Paper This document discusses what stock price volatilities are and how they are calculated.  The volatility of the stock price is an input into StockOpter.com’s calculations of option values (using the Black-Scholes option-pricing model), value-at-risk (VaR), and probabilities associated with various stock prices.  There are additional white papers on the Black-Scholes option-pricing model and VaR calculations at blog.stockopter.com.  A discussion of probability calculations can also be found there at the end of the white paper on the lognormal...

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Stock Price Volatility: Executive Summary

A StockOpter White Paper This white paper explains the concept of volatility and why it is used in StockOpter.com (SO.com).  Selecting a reasonable and appropriate volatility input is paramount to properly estimating the Black-Scholes Value (BSV) and Time Value (TV) of an employee stock option.  It is also used in the estimation of an option holder’s Value-at-Risk (VaR).  Please visit the StockOpter University  for white papers on Black-Scholes, Time Value, VaR and a more detailed discussion on the concept of Stock Price Volatility. What...

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