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January 28th, 2012, 08:53 PM  #11  
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January 28th, 2012, 09:05 PM  #12  
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January 29th, 2012, 10:46 PM  #13  
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And I was also not talking about premade tools created for people to just point and click blindly. Far from it, and you're assuming. I didn't ask if they pointed you to some tools online that you could use. I'm very much against tools as a method of "learning" how to do something, but rather the understanding behind it. You can ask anyone here exactly how much I hate memorizing processes and using prefab stuff. I was talking about actually learning how it's done, the math behind it, the concepts behind it, etc. I said "how it's done" not "what tools exist." If you're in finance, you should be taught this. "Average return" can be defined in different ways, and you can't figure out how it's done if you're not understanding the meaning behind it. That is what I'm talking about in terms of being "taught this stuff," not some silly tool. Yes, I mentioned Morningstar  I also said that's where I go  there's already tons of stuff out there for the nonfinance majors like me. I wasn't implying you should go there  if you're going to do finance, I would highly suggest you learn the stuff, not go to Morningstar. You weren't getting the returns you expected to get  I was tossing my two cents in about some reasoning behind it. Did you even pay any attention to what I was saying?  

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