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Bootstrap

Term used to describe the start-up of a company with very little capital.

Bootstrap

1. To start a company with personal finances rather than through loans or venture capital. This is obviously a large risk to the entrepreneur as he/she has no recourse should the business fail. On the other hand, it allows the entrepreneur to maintain control of the business and has the potential to be very successful. It is famously said that Ross Perot established Electronic Data Systems with $1,000 in personal savings; he maintained complete control of the company until its IPO six years later. This is an example of bootstrapping. See also: Seed money.

2. To calculate the yield curve on a zero-coupon Treasury bill. Because the U.S. Treasury does not issue new T-bills constantly, bootstrapping is used to create a yield curve by filling in the missing yields on the T-bills.

bootstrap

To assist a new business in getting off the ground.
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Efficiency Efficiency scores scores (bias not (bias Lower Upper Hospitals corrected) corrected) Bias Bootstrap SD bound bound H1 1.0000 0.8051 0.1949 0.0382 0.7139 0.9957 H2 0.9421 0.8646 0.0775 0.0031 0.7952 0.9387 H3 1.0000 0.8977 0.1023 0.0038 0.8438 0.9946 H4 0.8606 0.8026 0.0580 0.0014 0.7500 0.8565 H5 1.0000 0.7771 0.2229 0.0919 0.6400 0.9954 H6 1.0000 0.9032 0.0968 0.0035 0.8413 0.9938 H7 0.6688 0.6050 0.0638 0.0023 0.5510 0.6650 H8 0.6838 0.6290 0.0548 0.0016 0.5816 0.6807 H9 0.9828 0.9112 0.0716 0.0028 0.8333 0.9777 H10 0.4323 0.3970 0.0352 0.0011 0.3502 0.4304 H11 1.0000 0.8172 0.1828 0.0364 0.7163 0.9951 H12 1.0000 0.8060 0.1940 0.0409 0.7071 0.9949 H13 1.0000 0.9183 0.0817 0.0055 0.8171 0.9944 H14 1.0000 0.9389 0.0611 0.0031 0.8501 0.9937
We explain this advantage further in the discussion of bootstrap methods, below.
In India you can comfortably bootstrap for six months (eating out every meal, and even having a cleaner).
Neste estudo, para a indicacao da possivel previsibilidade dos retornos, foi aplicado o metodo estatistico bootstrap. Procura-se apresentar um modelo de analise adequado dentre os varios utilizados na literatura de Financas.
The change point analyser performs Bootstrap analysis of the series of data and the confidence observed in that analysis i.e.