Here is my pre-semester email I send. Now, one must be willing to back this up by actions or you lose credibility. If you notice, this email provides a lot of info, but I am not trying to intentionally scare anyone off to lower my enrollment (that's what cowardly/lazy professors do). If the facts scare them, so be it. And if you send a letter like this, make sure it fits your personality. I'm awesome so I send this awesome email/letter.....
Posted on September 13, 2015 at 10:48am
Ladies and Gents,
Sorry for the long absence, I've been on the grind !!
So as my Proc SQL is creating a table with some big data, let me inform you of a SAS Bootcamp I HIGHLY HIGHLY recommend! If you are an incoming or 1st year student even remotely thinking about Capital Markets (the good stuff), you need to go.
Here's the info Dr. Drake emailed me and I am attaching the flyer that has more detailed info........…Continue
Posted on June 4, 2015 at 8:12pm
Sometimes it can be justified to use annual data based on the fiscal year but many analysts look at rolling 12 month data. For instance, if you look at an analyst report, you may see "ttm." It means "trailing 12 months." To use annual data based on the fiscal year when one could (logically or theoretically justified) use annual on a ttm or trailing 4 quarters basis is just "convenient."
Soooooo, if the data is given in monthly or quarterly batches (ie Compustat and CRSP) this code…Continue
Posted on December 23, 2014 at 2:17pm
So this is for the slightly more advanced (familiar with macros).
Attached is a SAS macro for 2-way Clustered analysis. It is used when you are running regressions on firm data over several years. Typically used AFTER you have downloaded/created al the variables needed.
Make sure you read the comments for direction and explanation.…Continue
Posted on December 23, 2014 at 1:31pm