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This book is about the most precious "piece of paper" we know, about banknotes and about the industry that makes them. We have banknotes in our hands daily. Modern life would be unthinkable without them, yet we know nothing about how they are made or who makes them. This secrecy is regularly explained as "legitimate" special security for a very special product. But it also has to do with the unusual, highly politicized structure of the market in which central banks, as well as state and private banknote printers, operate. The armaments industry immediately comes to mind. This obsession with secrecy, however, seems out of place in the era of the internet. After all, banknote printing involves the massive use - and often waste - of taxpayers' money. This is the first book offering an in-depth view of the banknote industry and its modus operandi. The only known former attempt to reveal this story was by an American author (Terry Bloom: The Brotherhood of Money. The Secret World of Banknote Printers, BNR Press, Port Clinton, Ohio 1983). The edition of that book was bought up - straight from the printing presses - by two prominent Swiss representatives of the industry because the public was not supposed to get an inside view of the business. Today Bloom's book is hard to find even at dealers specialized in old books. An American dealer in 2002 had one copy on offer for 150 Dollars. MONEYMAKERS has been researched over a five-year period in Europe, the USA and Latin America. The book is based exclusively on personal interviews and confidential material normally not accessible to outsiders. There were attempts to stop this research project. Many witnesses interviewed spoke under condition of strict confidentiality for fear of reprisals by their employers. As a rule therefore, the author refrained from verbatim quotes and, as far as possible, tried to confirm every piece of information by two independent sources.
This is the new and totally revised edition of L tkepohl 's classic 1991 work. It provides a detailed introduction to the main steps of analyzing multiple time series, model specification, estimation, model checking, and for using the models for economic analysis and forecasting. The book now includes new chapters on cointegration analysis, structural vector autoregressions, cointegrated VARMA processes and multivariate ARCH models. The book bridges the gap to the difficult technical literature on the topic. It is accessible to graduate students in business and economics. In addition, multiple time series courses in other fields such as statistics and engineering may be based on it.
An innovative new valuation framework with truly useful economic indicators The End of Accounting and the Path Forward for Investors and Managers shows how the ubiquitous financial reports have become useless in capital market decisions and lays out an actionable alternative. Based on a comprehensive, large-sample empirical analysis, this book reports financial documents' continuous deterioration in relevance to investors' decisions. An enlightening discussion details the reasons why accounting is losing relevance in today's market, backed by numerous examples with real-world impact. Beyond simply identifying the problem, this report offers a solution the Value Creation Report and demonstrates its utility in key industries. New indicators focus on strategy and execution to identify and evaluate a company's true value-creating resources for a more up-to-date approach to critical investment decision-making. While entire industries have come to rely on financial reports for vital information, these documents are flawed and insufficient when it comes to the way investors and lenders work in the current economic climate. This book demonstrates an alternative, giving you a new framework for more informed decision making. * Discover a new, comprehensive system of economic indicators * Focus on strategic, value-creating resources in company valuation * Learn how traditional financial documents are quickly losing their utility * Find a path forward with actionable, up-to-date information Major corporate decisions, such as restructuring and M&A, are predicated on financial indicators of profitability and asset/liabilities values. These documents move mountains, so what happens if they're based on faulty indicators that fail to show the true value of the company? The End of Accounting and the Path Forward for Investors and Managers shows you the reality and offers a new blueprint for more accurate valuation.
Sie wollen Ihr Geld erfolgreich anlegen, wissen aber nicht wie? Die Wirtschafts- und Finanzjournalisten Judith Engst und Janne J rg Kipp zeigen in diesem Buch nicht nur die vielen verschiedenen M glichkeiten der Geldanlage auf, sondern stellen auch die richtigen Fragen und helfen Ihnen so, die f r Sie geeigneten Anlageformen auszuw hlen: vom guten alten Sparkonto ber Aktienfonds, Riester- und R rup-Rente hin zu Immobilien und Wertpapieren.
Long-established as a definitive resource by Wall Street professionals, "The Complete Guide to Option Pricing Formulas" has been revised and updated to reflect the realities of today's options markets. The Second Edition contains a complete listing of virtually every pricing formula_. all presented in an easy-to-use dictionary format, with expert author commentary and ready-to-use programming code. . .
The Second Edition of this classic guide now includes more than 60 new option models and formulasextensive tables providing an overview of all formulasnew examples and applicationsand an updated CD containing all pricing formulas, with VBA code and ready-to-use Excel spreadsheets. .
The volume also features several new chapters covering such things as: option sensitivities, discrete dividend, commodity options, and two chapters on numerical methods covering trees, finite difference and Monte Carlo Simulation.. .
The new edition of "The Complete Guide to Option Pricing Formulas" offers quick access to: . . Options Pricing Overview. Black-Scholes-Merton. Black-Scholes-Merton Greeks. Analytical Formulas for American Options. Exotic Options Single Asset. Exotic Options on Two Assets. Black-Scholes-Merton Adjustments and Alternatives. Trees and Finite Difference Methods. Monte Carlo Simulation. Options on Stocks that Pay Discrete Dividends. Commodity and Energy Options. Interest Rate Derivatives. Volatility and Correlation. Distributions. Some Useful Formulas: Interpolation, Interest Rates, . and Risk-Reward Measures. .
This all-in-one options pricing guide contains a numerical example or a table with values for each option pricing formula. The book also includes a helpfulglossary of notations, as well as an extensive bibliography of related books and articles.. .
"Master trader Dale Wheatley shares his secrets to making huge percentage returns in less time using MACD"
The Moving Average Convergence Divergence (MACD) is a trend-following momentum indicator that graphically visualizes the relationship between two moving averages of prices. While it has long been one of the most powerful indicators in the trader's arsenal, for master trader Dale Wheatley it is a non-stop money-making machine. In this DVD tutorial, Dale draws on his years of experience trading almost exclusively using the MACD to provide you with simple strategies for using that indicator to dramatically boost your trading performance. He explains how, by combining MACD strategies with the basic laws of physics, he has learned to see market movements before they occur--and how you can, too. Learn proven techniques for visualizing fundamental market forces at work and how they affect price movements and how to zero-in on the exact trading conditions you're looking forDiscover how to predict market movements with uncanny accuracy and get consistent, repeatable results by focusing on specific aspects of market moves over different time framesLearn to read the media for clues to market moves, along with proven strategies for leveraging your funds while limiting risk and maximizing potential gainsGet in-depth explanations of the charts and strategies Dale Wheatley uses in his personal trades, illustrated with real-world trading resultsGet priceless pointers on how to determine exactly what type of trader you are and your tolerance for risk and how to design trades specifically built for your trading style
A savvy examination of where people and value meet, creating the opportunity for fraud
An essential reference for all business professionals, "Detecting Fraud in Organizations: Techniques, Tools, and Resources" explains the process of how people commit fraud, as well as how to prevent and stop fraud from occurring in your organization. Organized by business processes which succinctly describe how fraud manifests itself on a daily basis, the authors explain ways in which everyone can help guard against fraud by familiarizing themselves with its building blocks and methods used to perpetrate and conceal it. Filled with situational examples the book is accompanied by a website featuring fraud simulations, business process maps, and other useful tools for combating fraud.Focuses on the people who perpetrate fraud and those who are tasked with preventing and detecting itUniquely organized by business processes for more relevance and easier understanding by those people working within organizationsShows how subtle factors play a large role in identifying and ferreting out fraud in addition to the traditional knowledge of fraud schemes giving people and organizations the edge they need to be successful in prevention and deterrenceCompanion website includes additional fraud simulations, business process maps, and useful tools
The price of fraud can be devastating to your business. "Detecting Fraud in Organizations: Techniques, Tools, and Resources" equips you and others in your organization with essential information and tools necessary to proactively catch fraud, reduce losses, improve efficiencies and develop actionable controls.
Run time: 1 hour 12 min. Traders in the know realize that there is a discrepancy between what people think is going on in the market and what is actually going on in the market. Looking at the market through the lens of Elliott Wave and Fibonacci theory can help you to see what is really happening--and how to profit from the market.s moves.
Watch as FOREX expert Todd Gordon reveals the secrets to combining Elliott Wave theory and Fibonacci ratios to catapult your trading success. In this new guide, Todd breaks down these trading tactics, giving clear explanations and real life examples to help pull it all together.
Elliott Wave and Fibonacci are tools that have been used for years in isolation; with Todd.s new strategy, you can combine the strength of these theories for a powerful view of the market.
Todd will cover: Basic 5-wave patternThree degrees of trendMotive waves, impulse and diagonal triangleCorrective wavesFibonacci retracements, extensions, and projections
...and how to combine these tools for maximum profits in the Forex market.
Plus, Todd reveals the time frames he analyzes and which trades he executes- and better yet- he tells you exactly why. With this complete look into Todd's trading arsenal, you will have the confidence and ability to maximize your profit potential, even in today's volatile markets
Run time: 98 minutes. Your trading strategy to accumulate wealth requires a different approach than the tactics you use to generate income. To build a significant amount of wealth that will allow you to live the lifestyle you have worked so hard for, you need the formula that will progressively generate profit and increase your capital. Understanding which indicators to use, what patterns are best suited to finding wealth-building trades, and how to take positions that control your risk -- all require proven methods that consistently build your wealth.
In this complete two-disc course, Oliver Velez reveals the best performing Wealth Plays his system uses to generate winning recommendations. With no holds barred, Velez gives you: Each candlestick that makes up the Wealth Plays so you can spot them every time, The formula for setting ideal exits for each Play to maximize your profits, Combinations of candlesticks that dramatically increase the potential returns when you see them unfold, The secrets of what is happening in the markets to make these moves so powerful, Which technical indicators help identify which Wealth Plays can generate the biggest returns.
Most importantly, Velez walks you through the Trade for Wealth process, handing you everything you need to recognize which trading tactics can actually be preventing you from achieving more profit, more success and more long-term financial independence. Get started now putting this arsenal of Wealth Plays to work for you.
The authors' goal in writing this book is twofold: to describe several important innovations that address key challenges to asset allocation and to dispel certain fallacies about asset allocation. Section I covers the fundamentals of asset allocation, section II presents certain fallacies about asset allocation which the authors attempt to dispel either by logic or with evidence, section III discusses recent innovations, and section IV provides supplementary material.
"A high-energy, inspirational guide to using ''patterns of power'' to rake in 1,000% plus gains with options"
Run time: 117 minutes. Dale Wheatley, a.k.a., "The Options Hunter" knows options inside and out. He knows exactly how to keep it simple, find the perfect set-up, and trade it for maximum profit. And now in this exciting 4-disk DVD tutorial he reveals the Moving-Average-Convergence-Divergence (MACD) strategies and the original AIQ techniques with which he has achieved financial independence. Better yet, he shows you how you can too Following a powerful motivational talk about goal setting and the necessity of maintaining a positive attitude, Dale dives right into a demonstration of his MACD trading strategy. He explains how by combining a unique, disciplined approach to options trading with the power of compounding, he has created a sure-fire system that's profitable and fun to use, while eliminating the need for high-frequency trading. Packed with current chart examples--with in-depth coverage of chart patterns that are pure gold to tradeClearly explains how the MACD can supply you with high-probability trade entries, and shows how to use multiple time frames to gain an unbeatable edgeIntroduces the author's exclusive top-down approach to stock selection using AIQ's group/sector capabilities
The eagerly awaited second edition of this highly successful book
has been greatly expanded from 400 to over 700 pages and contains
new material on value at risk, speculative bubbles, volatility
effects in financial markets, chaos and neural networks.
This book discusses the state-of-the-art and open problems in computational finance. It presents a collection of research outcomes and reviews of the work from the STRIKE project, an FP7 Marie Curie Initial Training Network (ITN) project in which academic partners trained early-stage researchers in close cooperation with a broader range of associated partners, including from the private sector. The aim of the project was to arrive at a deeper understanding of complex (mostly nonlinear) financial models and to develop effective and robust numerical schemes for solving linear and nonlinear problems arising from the mathematical theory of pricing financial derivatives and related financial products. This was accomplished by means of financial modelling, mathematical analysis and numerical simulations, optimal control techniques and validation of models. In recent years the computational complexity of mathematical models employed in financial mathematics has witnessed tremendous growth. Advanced numerical techniques are now essential to the majority of present-day applications in the financial industry. Special attention is devoted to a uniform methodology for both testing the latest achievements and simultaneously educating young PhD students. Most of the mathematical codes are linked into a novel computational finance toolbox, which is provided in MATLAB and PYTHON with an open access license. The book offers a valuable guide for researchers in computational finance and related areas, e.g. energy markets, with an interest in industrial mathematics.
A practical advantage for entry-level fraud examiners with start-to-finish casework Fraud Examination Casebook with Documents provides critical practice for students and new CPAs; criminal and insurance investigators; and attorneys seeking additional guidance on real-world fraud investigation. With five cases that include over 100 pages of documentation, this guide helps you put your conceptual knowledge to work as you conduct full-length Fraud Examinations from predication through report. Short instructional narratives guide you through tools like horizontal and vertical analysis, report writing, and other important tasks, while Excel templates streamline the process and kick start your investigation. Multiple-choice questions help you gauge your understanding and practical mastery, while expert guidance throughout prompts you to draw on your existing knowledge and apply it to casework. With a focus on asset misappropriation and financial statement fraud, these cases provide highly relevant experience for real-world practice. Learning concept isn't always enough to do the job effectively; "knowing" is different from "applying, yet few practical resources exist for new and aspiring fraud examiners until now. This book provides the much-needed practice that helps examiners polish their skills, with expert guidance every step of the way. * Conduct actual Fraud Examinations * Perform horizontal and vertical analyses * Review checks and decode debit card transactions * Examine adjustments to electronic records * Perform simple forensic data analytics * Vouch to/from documentation * Write complete Fraud Examination reports * Prepare court-ready schedules and audio-visuals As you work your way through the cases, you'll develop the skills and instinct experienced examiners rely upon every day. You'll hone your analytical edge and master the essentials of report writing, leaving you fully equipped to conduct a thorough investigation and deliver your findings clearly, comprehensively, and authoritatively. Fraud Examination Casebook with Documents is a vital resource for students and new fraud examiners seeking a practical advantage in real-world skills.
Americans today confront an array of challenges in their efforts to achieve and maintain financial security. Financial literacythe ability to use knowledge and skills to manage financial resources effectively -- has thus become increasingly important. Experts have identified the workplace as a potentially effective venue for providing financial education and helping individuals improve their financial decision making. This book discusses the role of the employer in promoting financial literacy; the effectiveness of such efforts; how best to serve low-income and other underserved populations; and the federal government's role in supporting these efforts. The book also discusses needs and priorities in improving financial literacy; roles and responsibilities of, and collaboration among, the government, nonprofit, and private sectors; lessons learned from federal public health and nutrition literacy initiatives; and the Government Accountability Office's potential role in addressing financial literacy issues.
Essential guidance for companies to examine and improve their fraud programs
Corporate governance legislation has become increasingly concerned with the ongoing resilience of organizations and, particularly, with their ability to resist corporate fraud from the lowest levels to the upper echelons of executive management. It has become unacceptable for those responsible for corporate governance to claim, "I didn't know." "Corporate Fraud and Internal Control" focuses on the appropriateness of the design of the system of internal controls in fraud risk mitigation, as well as the mechanisms to ensure effective implementation and monitoring on an ongoing basis.Applicable for a wide variety of environments, including governmental, financial, manufacturing and e-business sectorsIncludes case studies from the United States, Europe, and AfricaFollows the standards laid down by the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners, the internationally recognized body governing this activityAccompanying interrogation software demo (software demo is not included as part of this book's e-book file, but is available for download after purchase)
Written by a fraud prevention leader, "Corporate Fraud and Internal Control" addresses the concerns of both management and audit in ensuring a demonstrable level of activity to ensure sustainability of the organization and minimization of the impacts of fraud, upon early detection.
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