Seeking Hidden Motives of Market Players in Capital Flow Analysis Seeking Hidden Motives of Market Players

Seeking Motives in Capital Flow Analysis

Why Determining Motivation Is Difficult

The first level of analysis of flow of fund accounts, described in Lesson 24, can be completed in a few hours or a few days; the second level — the search for motivation beyond the flow tables — may take much longer.

The second level of flow of funds analysis is not for those who seek quick and easy answers.

Second-level analysis is a long-term task. The 'devil is in the details' can be said of level-two Capital Flow Analysis.

There are reasons why it is difficult to determine second level sector motivation:

Help in Level-Two Analysis

A goal of the Center for Capital Flow Analysis (this site) is to help analysts find information relevant to sector motivation, especially second-level analysis.

The resources tab on the horizontal bar of each page leads to educational and research assistance available here at no cost.


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Level One Capital Flow Analysis is based on:
Choice 1 Sociological trends.
Choice 3 Legal analysis.
Choice 4 Changes in accounting standards.
Choice 2 Flow of funds accounts.
Level Two Capital Flow Analysis is based on:
Choice 1 Econometric modeling of fund flows.
Choice 2 Technical analysis of price charts.
Choice 3 Historical and sociological trends.
Choice 4 Analysis of legal and tax changes.
Level Two Analysis is difficult because:
Choice 2 Sector motivation is sometimes obscure.
Choice 3 Market institutions are changing.
Choice 1 Differential calculus is employed.
Choice 4 Some market operations are complex.

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Suggested Reading on finding hidden motives of market players in Capital Flow Analysis
"Sextus Empiricus: Outlines of Skepticism (Cambridge Texts in the History of Philosophy)", Paperback, Sextus Empiricus, Julia Annas, Jonathan Barnes, Karl Ameriks, Desmond M. Clarkestar

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"The Politics of Lying: Implications for Democracy", Hardcover, Lionel Cliffe, Maureen Ramsey, Dave Bartlett

A critique not just of government deception, but of democratic political institutions and the way they work.

"What Price the Moral High Ground? Ethical Dilemmas in Competitive Environments", Hardcover, Robert H. Frank

Beyond the economic notion of rationality, pointing to norms that guide people, their social status, and character, and make them seem nicer than economic theory would have them be.

"Hidden Financial Risk: Understanding Off-Balance Sheet Accounting", Hardcover, J. Edgar Ketz

Professor Ketz explores the ways corporate management and auditors can ‘spin’ financial reporting to misinform investors.

"The Silence of the Lambs (1991)", Jodie Foster, Anthony Hopkins, DVD

This remarkable film is now a classic.

"Conflicts of Interest in the Financial Services Industry: What Should We Do About Them?", Paperback, Andrew Crockett, Trevor Harris, Frederic S. Miskin, Eugene N. White

Geneva Reports on the World Economy examines the problem of conflicts of interest in the financial system.

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Complexity theory is generating increasing interest amongst strategic thinkers. This book covers issues such as predictability, creativity and relationships as it considers how complexity, and its central principles of emergence and self-organization, are being used to understand organizations

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"The Emperor's Handbook: A New Translation of the Meditations", Hardcover, Marcus Aurelius, C. Scott Hicks, David V. Hicksstar

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"Information Overload: Creating Value With New Information System Technology (Yourdon Press Computing Series)", Hardcover, Jerrold M. Grochow

Prepares non-technical users for their roles in helping to specify and implement systems using information systems technology.

"Mining the Web: Analysis of Hypertext and Semi Structured Data", Hardcover, Soumen Chakrabarti

The first book devoted entirely to techniques for producing knowledge from the vast body of unstructured Web data.

"The Extreme Searcher's Internet Handbook: A Guide for the Serious Searcher", Paperback, Randolph Hock, Gary Price

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External Links useful in seeking hidden motives of market players in Capital Flow Analysis
The Wealth of Nations : star Complete text. The Adam Smith Institute. [Return]
Greenspan Baffled : "Bond Yields Plunge Amid Falling Rates Worldwide", [Return]

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