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The Investment Writing Handbook - How to Craft Effective Communications to Investors (Hardcover): Assaf Kedem The Investment Writing Handbook - How to Craft Effective Communications to Investors (Hardcover)
Assaf Kedem
R1,206 R1,107 Discovery Miles 11 070 Save R99 (8%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The writing "bible" for financial professionals The Investment Writing Handbook provides practical, accessible guidance for crafting more effective investor communications. Written by an award-winning writer, editor, and speechwriter, this book explains the principles and conventions that help writing achieve its purpose; whether you need to inform, educate, persuade, or motivate, you'll become better-equipped to develop a broad range of communications and literature for investor consumption. Examples from real-world financial institutions illustrate expert execution, while explanations and advice targeted specifically toward investor relations gives you the help you need quickly. From white papers and investment commentary to RFPs, product literature, and beyond, this book is the financial writer's "bible" that you should keep within arm's reach. Investment writing is one of the primary influences on investors' attitudes. It educates, informs decisions, shapes opinions, and drives behavior so shouldn't it be expertly-crafted to achieve its intended goal? This book explains the "tricks of the trade" to help you get your message across. * Understand the principles of effective investor communication * Master the conventions of informative and persuasive writing * Examine well-written sample documents from real-world institutions * Improve research papers, presentations, investor letters, marketing literature, and more Virtually all firms with investors as clients need to communicate to them regularly, but few financial professionals receive formal training in investor communications. When investors' opinions, attitudes, and actions determine the health of your company, it is vitally important that these communications not be left to chance. The Investment Writing Handbook provides essential guidance and clear explanations to help you transform your communication strategy, execution, and results.

Warren Buffett Invests Like a Girl - And Why You Should, Too (Paperback): The Motley Fool, Louann Lofton Warren Buffett Invests Like a Girl - And Why You Should, Too (Paperback)
The Motley Fool, Louann Lofton
R263 R192 Discovery Miles 1 920 Save R71 (27%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Investing isn't a man's world anymore--and that's a good thing for individual portfolios, Wall Street, and the world's financial system.

Warren Buffettand the women of the world have one thing in common: they are better investors than the average man. Psychologists and scientists have shown that women have the kind of temperaments that help them achieve long-term success in the market. For instance, women spend more time researching their investment choices and tend to take less risk than men do, which prevents them from chasing "hot" tips and trading on whims. And women aren't as susceptible to peer pressure as men are, which results in a more levelheaded, patient approach to investing. This book shows that women, with their patience and good decision making, epitomize the Foolish temperament of the most successful investor in the world. It will empower and educate women--and the men smart enough to embrace a "feminine" investing style--on how to strengthen their portfolios and find success in the market.

The INTERNATIONAL POLITICAL ECONOMY OF DIRECT FOREIGN INVESTMENT (Hardcover): Ben Gomes-Casseres, David B. Yoffie The INTERNATIONAL POLITICAL ECONOMY OF DIRECT FOREIGN INVESTMENT (Hardcover)
Ben Gomes-Casseres, David B. Yoffie
R10,414 Discovery Miles 104 140 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

These important volumes focus on multinational corporations and present the most important articles seeking to explain the reasons for their appearance, their growth and their effects on both host and home countries and the world economy. They also includes literature addressing the effect of the international political economy on multinationals and their impact on the international systems. Country strategies as well as corporate ones are also included.

The Econometrics of Financial Markets (Hardcover, ISE ed): John Y. Campbell, Andrew W. Lo, A. Craig MacKinlay The Econometrics of Financial Markets (Hardcover, ISE ed)
John Y. Campbell, Andrew W. Lo, A. Craig MacKinlay
R1,675 R1,263 Discovery Miles 12 630 Save R412 (25%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The past twenty years have seen an extraordinary growth in the use of quantitative methods in financial markets. Finance professionals now routinely use sophisticated statistical techniques in portfolio management, proprietary trading, risk management, financial consulting, and securities regulation. This graduate-level textbook is intended for PhD students, advanced MBA students, and industry professionals interested in the econometrics of financial modeling. The book covers the entire spectrum of empirical finance, including: the predictability of asset returns, tests of the Random Walk Hypothesis, the microstructure of securities markets, event analysis, the Capital Asset Pricing Model and the Arbitrage Pricing Theory, the term structure of interest rates, dynamic models of economic equilibrium, and nonlinear financial models such as ARCH, neural networks, statistical fractals, and chaos theory.

Each chapter develops statistical techniques within the context of a particular financial application. This exciting new text contains a unique and accessible combination of theory and practice, bringing state-of-the-art statistical techniques to the forefront of financial applications. Each chapter also includes a discussion of recent empirical evidence, for example, the rejection of the Random Walk Hypothesis, as well as problems designed to help readers incorporate what they have read into their own applications

The House that Bogle Built: How John Bogle and Vanguard Reinvented the Mutual Fund Industry (Hardcover, Ed): Lewis Braham The House that Bogle Built: How John Bogle and Vanguard Reinvented the Mutual Fund Industry (Hardcover, Ed)
Lewis Braham
R712 R561 Discovery Miles 5 610 Save R151 (21%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

"One of the best financial books of 2011."
"National Post"

John Bogle's journey from financial-industry pioneer to one of its toughest critics

Arguably the greatest shareholder advocate in the history of Wall Steet, John Bogle not only created the first index mutual fund but has become the primary voice for change in an industry plagued by excess and complacency. Bogle stumbled upon mutual funds by accident in 1949 as a college student at Princeton. In his junior year, he read a "Fortune" article about the burgeoning fund industry that sparked his interest, and he wrote his now famous senior thesis about it.

What began as an intellectual pursuit would turn into Bogle's life mission. "The House That Bogle Built" chronicles the years of Bogle's development from college whiz kid into a titan of the mutual fund industry and shareholder advocate--highlighting his creation of the Vanguard Group and the Vanguard 500 Index Fund and his frequent battles to shake up the status quo. It takes you through the two decades he spent running Vanguard, until his forced retirement in 1999, and discloses what he thinks about the fund industry today.

Bogle has always stood out for his extraordinary talents in math, analysis, management, and investing. But his most noteworthy trait is his most basic: his humanism in an industry not exactly famous for placing people over profit. It's Bogle's dedication to clients' interests above all else that has earned him the reputation as the "conscience" of the investing industry.

In his ninth decade of life, Bogle is remarkably candid about the role he plays at Vanguard today--and about his opinion of Jack Brennan, his successor. "How do you keep Vanguard a place where judgment has at least a fighting chance to triumph over process?" he asks. Skeptical but never defeatist, Bogle maintains a retired-but-active status at the company, keeping a close watch over those now at the helm of Vanguard.

"The House That Bogle Built" reveals one of the investing world's most fascinating and complex figures. A dogged advocate of shareholder democracy, he was a self-confessed "dictator" at Vanguard. A brilliant mathematician, he is more interested in people than numbers. Fiercely competitive, he bemoans the cut-throat approach that drives his industry of choice. Always, though, Bogle places the good of the client before anything else--a practice that has become steadily rarer in his business.

"The House That Bogle Built" provides an insightful look at the past, present, and future of one of today's largest industries, through the eyes of one of its most influential pioneer.

The Technical Analysis Course, Fourth Edition: Learn How to Forecast and Time the Market (Paperback, 4th edition): Thomas Meyers The Technical Analysis Course, Fourth Edition: Learn How to Forecast and Time the Market (Paperback, 4th edition)
Thomas Meyers
R1,479 R1,121 Discovery Miles 11 210 Save R358 (24%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

The Classic Introduction to Technical Analysis--Fully Updated and Revised

The most reliable method for forecasting trends and timing market turns, technical analysis is as close to a "scientific" trading approach as you can get--and it is particularly valuable in today's volatile markets. "The Technical Analysis Course," Fourth Edition, provides the know-how you need to make this powerful tool part of your overall investing strategy.

Through a series of lessons and exams, you'll master the techniques used by the most successful technical analysts in the market today. Updated with hundreds of real market examples, "The Technical Analysis Course" provides the essential foundation for using time-tested technical analysis techniques to profit from the markets. You'll learn how to: Identify profitable chart patterns, including reversals, consolidation formations, and gaps Utilize key analytical tools, including trendlines and channels, support and resistance, relative strength analysis, and volume and open interest Perform advanced analysis using moving averages, trading bands, Bollinger Bands, oscillators, the Relative Strength Index, stochastics, and moving average convergence-divergence Purchase stocks, bonds, futures, and options when prices are near their bottoms and sell when prices are close to their highs

Critical Acclaim for "THE TECHNICAL ANALYSIS COURSE"

""If you are a neophyte in the markets, this may be the book for you. It won't turn you into an overnight market wizard. You will, however, acquire an excellent grasp of market terminology and be a step ahead toward trading success and fortune.""
--"Technical Analysis of Stocks & Commodities"

Black Edge - Inside Information, Dirty Money, and the Quest to Bring Down the Most Wanted Man on Wall Street (Paperback):... Black Edge - Inside Information, Dirty Money, and the Quest to Bring Down the Most Wanted Man on Wall Street (Paperback)
Sheelah Kolhatkar 1
R335 R269 Discovery Miles 2 690 Save R66 (20%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Nominated for the FT/McKinsey Business Book of the Year Nominated for the Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Nonfiction Amazon Top 5 Business Books of 2017 'A prodigious feat of reporting' - Malcolm Gladwell 'Black Edge has the grip of a thriller ... Everyone should read this book' - David Grann, New York Times bestselling author of THE LOST CITY OF Z How do super-rich bankers get away with it? There is a powerful new class of billionaire financiers in the world, who use their phenomenal wealth to write their own rules and laws. Chief among them is Steven Cohen, a Wall Street legend, and the basis for Damian Lewis's character in BILLIONS, who built his hedge fund into a $15 billion empire on the basis of wizard-like stock trading, and who flies to work by helicopter and owns one of the largest private art collections in the world. But his iconic status was shattered when his fund became the target of a sprawling FBI investigation into insider trading, charged with using illegal inside information - or 'black edge' - to beat the market. His firm, SAC Capital, was ultimately indicted and pled guilty to charges of securities and wire fraud, and paid record criminal and civil fines of nearly $2 billion. But even as the company bearing his name pled guilty, Cohen himself was never charged, and is free to start trading publicly again from January 2018. Black Edge offers a revelatory look at the grey zone in which so much of Wall Street functions, and a window into the transformation of the worldwide economy. With meticulous reporting and powerful storytelling, this is a riveting, true-life legal thriller that takes readers inside the US government's pursuit of Cohen and his employees, and raises urgent questions about the power and wealth of those who sit at the pinnacle of the financial world.

Understanding Wall Street, Fifth Edition (Paperback, 5th edition): Jeffrey Little Understanding Wall Street, Fifth Edition (Paperback, 5th edition)
Jeffrey Little
R520 R422 Discovery Miles 4 220 Save R98 (19%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

A fully revised edition of the INVESTING CLASSIC

For over 30 years this comprehensive, easy-to-read guide has served well as the definitive reference for successful investing. Now in its fifth edition and completely updated, "Understanding Wall Street" helps investors prosper in today's challenging economy--whether you're just beginning or among the millions soon to retire.

"Understanding Wall Street, Fifth Edition," has new sections and information on the issues most important to today's investors, including: How to use the Internet as an investing tool The shift to exchange traded funds (ETFs) The link between Wall Street and Main Street The Risks and rewards of the global economy

Praise for previous editions of "Understanding Wall Street: "

"Recommended. An excellent introduction to stock market intricacies." "--Booklist"

"A lucid guide to those downtown mysteries." "--Newsday"

"Remarkable . . . it remains as useful as ever . . . Experience may be the best teacher, but this manual runs a close second." "American Library Book Review"

Advanced Options Trading (Hardcover, Ed): Kevin Kraus Advanced Options Trading (Hardcover, Ed)
Kevin Kraus
R899 R696 Discovery Miles 6 960 Save R203 (23%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

As an active trader in today's market, you are faced with unprecedented challenges. Dramatic price swings in equity, debt, and currency have made it tougher than ever to manage and trade risk. But with great risk, of course, comes great opportunity-- and "Advanced Options Trading" delivers a detailed system for successfully trading options in a highly volatile and unpredictable global market.

Noted options educator and owner of his own brokerage house, Kevin M. Kraus explains the best practices for using options to capture premium, reduce equity purchase prices, manage the costs of buying options, and control portfolio risk--critical skills for finding steady profits in our ever-shifting economic landscape. He offers a close examination of the nature of volatility and what it means for investors, whether they're just getting started or are veterans of the options market.

"Advanced Options Trading" covers: The critical nature of forward-looking implied volatility Ways to level the volatility playing field with options Techniques for adding value to a portfolio while managing risk The functions of price hedging-- and how to do it effectively Interest rate options and which factors drive debt markets Options analysis techniques

Options are among the most valuable tools for hedging and risk management, and they also function as profitable investment vehicles, allowing you to make bearish trades through radical market shifts.

"Advanced Options Trading" provides a solid foundation on the options market, along with the necessary skills for trading and managing risk in today's constantly expanding and contracting market.

Global Shocks - An Investment Guide for Turbulent Markets (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2016): Nicholas P. Sargen Global Shocks - An Investment Guide for Turbulent Markets (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2016)
Nicholas P. Sargen
R722 R634 Discovery Miles 6 340 Save R88 (12%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This book, which is written from a practitioner's perspective, fills the void by providing the reader with a toolkit and guiding principles to manage money when markets are in turmoil. It features ten case studies beginning with the breakdown of the Bretton Woods fixed exchange rate system through the current situation in which investors are assessing whether China could become the next bubble. Each chapter discusses how the respective crisis or bubble unfolded at the time, the way policymakers and markets responded, and the optimal strategy for positioning portfolios. The goal is to share these experiences and the lessons from them, so investors will be better prepared for future shocks. The opening chapter explores whether there are common patterns in movements of interest rates and exchange rates that investors can exploit. A conceptual framework is presented that helps explain why this is the case for traditional currency crises, but less so for asset bubbles. The concluding chapter ties the episodes together and considers how the nature of financial crises has evolved since the collapse of Bretton Woods. We cite factors that make it difficult for policymakers and investors to detect problems in advance of an asset bubble. The good news is investors get a second chance to outperform when markets are over-sold; however, they need to formulate a strategy to limit the damage during the sell-off phase and to capitalize on the eventual recovery.

Cryptocurrency Investing For Dummies (Paperback): Kiana Danial Cryptocurrency Investing For Dummies (Paperback)
Kiana Danial
R526 R375 Discovery Miles 3 750 Save R151 (29%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The ultimate guide to the world of cryptocurrencies! While the cryptocurrency market is known for its volatility--and this volatility is often linked to the ever-changing regulatory environment of the industry--the entire cryptocurrency market is expected to reach a total value of $1 trillion this year. If you want to get in on the action, this book shows you how. Cryptocurrency Investing For Dummies offers trusted guidance on how to make money trading and investing in the top 200 digital currencies, no matter what the market sentiment. You'll find out how to navigate the new digital finance landscape and choose the right cryptocurrency for different situations with the help of real-world examples that show you how to maximize your cryptocurrency wallet. Understand how the cryptocurrency market works Find best practices for choosing the right cryptocurrency Explore new financial opportunities Choose the right platforms to make the best investments This book explores the hot topics and market moving events affecting cryptocurrency prices and shows you how to develop the smartest investment strategies based on your unique risk tolerance.

Mastering the Art of Equity Trading Through Simulation - The TraderEx Course + Web-Based Software (Paperback): Robert A.... Mastering the Art of Equity Trading Through Simulation - The TraderEx Course + Web-Based Software (Paperback)
Robert A. Schwartz, Gregory M. Sipress, Bruce W. Weber
R1,465 R1,272 Discovery Miles 12 720 Save R193 (13%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

An interactive guide to successfully trading in today's markets

"Mastering the Art of Equity Trading Through Simulation" is a guidebook to interactive computer trading simulation designed to provide participants with hands-on experience in making tactical decisions and implementing them in different market environments-from continuous order drive markets to call auction markets, and from dealer markets to dark liquidity pools.

By showing traders how to operate in these different markets, this reliable resource quickly reveals a good deal about what trading involves and how market design impacts trading decisions.Provides a virtual platform that gives users hands-on experience in making tactical trading decisionsShows exactly how prices are established in the marketplaceTeaches how the structure of a marketplace influences participant decisions

Learning to trade through study is like learning about a roller coaster ride verbally. You may get the idea of going up and down and around curves, but will lack the actual experience. "Mastering the Art of Equity Trading Through Simulation" will get you as close as possible to the markets-without actually going in them-and prepare you to profit once you're really there.

Tech Success - How Tech Executives and Their Families Manage Meaningful Wealth (Hardcover): Trevor Strudley, Heather Stiles Tech Success - How Tech Executives and Their Families Manage Meaningful Wealth (Hardcover)
Trevor Strudley, Heather Stiles
R420 R345 Discovery Miles 3 450 Save R75 (18%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Options Trading For Beginners - How To Get From Zero To Six Figures With Options Trading - Options For Beginners (Paperback):... Options Trading For Beginners - How To Get From Zero To Six Figures With Options Trading - Options For Beginners (Paperback)
Jonathan S Walker
R400 R323 Discovery Miles 3 230 Save R77 (19%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Technical Analysis in the Commodity, Energy & Power Markets - Discussions with Investment Managers and Analysts (Hardcover):... Technical Analysis in the Commodity, Energy & Power Markets - Discussions with Investment Managers and Analysts (Hardcover)
The Technical Analyst
R1,250 R814 Discovery Miles 8 140 Save R436 (35%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Technical Analysis in the Commodity, Energy & Power Markets comprises interviews with 12 analysts and investment managers. Each chapter provides in-depth explanations of the specific strategies they find most effective in trading and analysing the full range of these markets.

The Goldwatcher - Demystifying Gold Investing (Hardcover, New): John Katz, Frank Holmes The Goldwatcher - Demystifying Gold Investing (Hardcover, New)
John Katz, Frank Holmes; Foreword by Marc Faber
R550 R413 Discovery Miles 4 130 Save R137 (25%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Why did the price of gold hit record highs in 2008? Take a look at the headlines

Government bailouts of failed banks, mortgage and credit crises, rising inflation, slowing growth and global insecurity. In order to protect themselves from treacherous financialmarkets and depreciated paper currencies investors worldwide are turning to gold.Gold has long been used as money and as a store of wealth, but what's the source of its value? Why does that value sometimes rise so high and at other times fall so low? And what do we know about gold's complex and often tumultuous past that may yield clues about how it may behave in the future?

Gold is a side show on a world financial stage dominated by the dollar. The tail can't wag the dog -gold prices are affected by changes in prospects for the dollar and not vice versa. With uncertain outcomes for the American and global economies, gold's stateless money franchise makes this book compelling reading.


"John Katz is a clear eyed independent strategist and analyst with an extraordinary ability to get to grips with subjects ranging from biotechnology via alternative energy to commodities and gold. Uniquely for a commentator on gold he has no dogmas. To assess the risks and rewards that come with owning gold he introduces opinions from an impressive range of commentators, examines different scenarios that may play out on the world economic stage and highlights situations when owning gold makes sense and when it doesn't. To complete the picture Frank Holmes's contribution to The Goldwatcher explains the risks and rewards. The Goldwatcher has been written for 21st century investors. It will be an indispensable resource for responsiblepeople from institutional money managers to private savers - whether the gold price moves up, down, or sideways."

Patrick H. Spencer, Managing Director, Head of Institutional Sales, Robert W. Baird Limited, London.

"Frank Holmes's stellar track record as a resource portfolio manager is a clear reflection of his understanding of the business, the markets and the factors that affect them. His success is as much about unearthing value as it is about creating an investment process that is religiously followed. If you want to succeed in your resource investment, this book is a must. It's all the more enjoyable because the writing style is easy-going, clear and understandable."

Pierre Lassonde, Former chairman, World Gold Council, and past president, Newmont Mining Corp.

This book is also supported by The Goldwatcher blog - http: //wwwthegoldwatcher.com, which addresses news and developments affecting gold and the dollar, updates statistical information and links with sources for data and commentary.

Energy Shift: Game-Changing Options for Fueling the Future (Paperback, Ed): Eric Spiegel, Neil McArthur, Rob Norton Energy Shift: Game-Changing Options for Fueling the Future (Paperback, Ed)
Eric Spiegel, Neil McArthur, Rob Norton
R381 R308 Discovery Miles 3 080 Save R73 (19%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Transportation fuel and electric power prices, energy security, and climate change have been on every business leader's mind. Recent shifts in scientific knowledge, public awareness, and political will are causing governments to take meaningful regulatory and legislative action. And multinational corporations are factoring new realities and uncertainties into their strategies and operations.

"Energy Shift: Game-Changing Options for Fueling the Future" is a one-stop resource for busy executives and senior policymakers who need a reliable, accessible guide to the big strategy questions surrounding energy.

Supported by the latest studies, articles, and research conducted by Booz & Company, "Energy Shift" is a visual guide that puts the most up-to-date information on the future of energy in a handy, easy-to-use format. It provides essential knowledge on the forces shaping the energy industry, alongside practical advice for making the tough decisions that leaders in all walks of life will face.

"Energy Shift" helps you distinguish media-driven myths and misconceptions from the actual effects the energy crisis will have on a variety of businesses and organizations--from the smallest local enterprise to the largest multinational.

Additionally, this forward-thinking handbook discusses the new opportunities that will arise for investors, corporations, and governments in such areas as Oil Coal Natural gas Nuclear energy Transportation alternatives, including biofuels, electricity, and hydrogen Renewable energy sources, including wind, solar, geothermal, and biomass Carbon reduction

By 2030, the way the world uses energy will be massively transformed, and along the way there will be daunting challenges and abundant opportunities. The most savvy business leaders will be the ones already prepared to act, not react, using the information found in "Energy Shift."

Soros: The Life, Ideas, and Impact of the World's Most Influential Investor (Hardcover, 2nd edition): Robert Slater Soros: The Life, Ideas, and Impact of the World's Most Influential Investor (Hardcover, 2nd edition)
Robert Slater
R850 R662 Discovery Miles 6 620 Save R188 (22%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

"A penniless survivor of the Nazi occupation of Hungary, George Soros is now one of the richest men in the world, and Robert Slater does an excellent job of helping us understand how Soros did it. . . . Slater distinguishes Soros from other great investors by explaining his mental processes . . . . He explains how Soros views markets as chaotic, not efficient, and very prone to boom-bust sequences. . . . Slater has written a fascinating volume."--Barron's

The highly acclaimed bestseller updated to reveal Soros' role in our new economic and political era

As a financial genius, global philanthropist, political activist, man of conscience, and the world's only investor with his own foreign policy--it cannot be denied that Soros is an enigmatic man of enormous influence. For more than four decades he has been so successful that he has been accused of directing the course of global markets and shaping the destinies of nations.

Now, in this exhaustively updated and expanded edition of his 1996 bestseller, biographer Robert Slater separates fact from fiction to get at the truth about the mysterious figure of George Soros. Working from extensive interviews with Soros and those closest to him, Slater combines compelling biographical detail with scrupulous analysis to: Detail how Soros made his billions as a global currency trader and stock operator Chronicle his role in bringing down communism and establishing open societies to Eastern Europe and the former USSR Demystify Soros's macroeconomic approach to investing and his oft-misunderstood theory of reflexivity Explore his fanatical obsession with unseating George W. Bush in 2004 and his growing involvement with left-wing political activist groups Reveal George Soros's strategies for surviving and thriving in the chaos of today's credit markets --------

He's been hailed as the "World's Greatest Investor" and "King of the Hedge Funds." In the 1980s he worked tirelessly and spent lavishly to help bring down communism in Eastern Europe and establish open societies where none existed. Yet he now asserts that his life's mission is to defend democracy against capitalism and "excessive individualism." An avowed liberal, he's vilified on the right and admired by many on the left.

George Soros has been making headlines for more than four decades, yet he remains as much an enigma as ever--especially to those who would divine the secrets behind his phenomenal success as a global investor. Now, in this thoroughly updated, substantially expanded edition of his 1996 bestseller Soros, biographer Robert Slater goes beyond the headlines and the oft-told tales to reveal the man behind the legend.

Working from extensive interviews with Soros himself, as well as Soros's business associates and friends, Slater traces his subject's life across two continents and more than seven decades. We see Soros as a Hungarian boy whose favorite game was Monopoly; a Jewish teenager on the run from the Gestapo; an emigre in England who waited tables and served as a lifeguard tp survive; a burgeoning intellectual at the London School of Economics with a flair for analytical philosoph; and as a new arrival to his adoptive homeland, the USA.

Slater also closely tracks Soros's meteoric rise from unsuccessful gold arbitrageur to "The Man Who Moves Markets." He chronicles many of Soros's financial triumphs and missteps, digging deep to provide new insights into some of his most sensational coups, including Soros's history-making move against the Pound-a play that netted him a cool $1 billion and seemingly threatened to break The Bank of England.

And in entirely new chapters devoted to Soros's political awakening, Slater describes his growing involvement with national politics during the 1990s, his role in helping to launch the liberal political action group, Americans Coming Together, his mounting obsession with George W. Bush following 9/11 and his efforts to unseat him in the 2004 election, and his widely misunderstood involvement with Moveon.org.

Healthcare Investing: Profiting from the New World of Pharma, Biotech, and Health Care Services (Hardcover, Ed): Les Funtleyder Healthcare Investing: Profiting from the New World of Pharma, Biotech, and Health Care Services (Hardcover, Ed)
Les Funtleyder
R1,146 R872 Discovery Miles 8 720 Save R274 (24%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Is your portfolio in peak health?

Ranking among the world's largest markets, the $2.5 trillion health care industry is growing at an unprecedented rate. According to Miller Tabak + Co.'s health care strategist Les Funtleyder, major structural renovations to the system are imminent. "Health care is entering an era of reform," Funtleyder writes, "and with reform comes change and the opportunity for investment gain."

"Health-Care Investing" provides a thorough explanation of how the industry's mammoth size and complexity can be worked to your advantage and why health care is more resistant to changes in economic cycles than other markets. Funtleyder gives you a comprehensive overview of the industry, from both macro and micro points of view, so you can make informed decisions regarding your investments. You'll find critical information concerning The natural inelasticity of health care and how to profit from it How to take advantage of the market's complexities and inefficiencies Issues and policy changes you need to know The social responsibility aspect of investing in health care Why this market is essential for diversified portfolios

In "Health-Care Investing," Funtleyder provides the tools you need to dig up the richest opportunities possible and build them into your investment strategy. You'll get a detailed look at traditional market patterns and the events that have shaped--and will continue to shape--the industry. Then you'll find specific strategies you can use to maximize your profits, whether you invest in pharma, biotech, managed services, or a combination of them. This informative and practical guide also includes a list of questions you can use as an investment "template," which will help guide your decision-making process.

With "Health Care Investing," you'll be armed with the know-how to make the right decisions today in order to fully capitalize on events of the future.

The Oxford Handbook of Sovereign Wealth Funds (Hardcover): Douglas J. Cumming, Geoffrey Wood, Igor Filatotchev, Juliane Reinecke The Oxford Handbook of Sovereign Wealth Funds (Hardcover)
Douglas J. Cumming, Geoffrey Wood, Igor Filatotchev, Juliane Reinecke
R3,082 Discovery Miles 30 820 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Sovereign Wealth Funds (SWFs) represent both an increasingly important - and potentially dominant - category of alternative investor, and a novel form for governments to project their interests both home and abroad. As such, they represent both economic actors and embody power vested in the financial and diplomatic resources they can leverage. Although at times they have acted in concert with other alternative investors, their intergenerational savings function should, in theory at least, promote more long-termist thinking. However, they may be impelled in towards greater short termism, in response to popular pressures, demands from predatory elites and/or unforeseen external shocks. Of all the categories of alternative investment, SWFs perhaps embody the most contradictory pressures, making for diverse and complex outcomes. The aim of this volume is to consolidate the present state of the art, and advance the field through new applied, conceptual and theoretical insights. The volume is ordered into chapters that explore thematic issues and country studies, incorporating novel insights in on the most recent developments in the SWF ecosystem. This handbook is organized into four sections and 23 chapters. The four sections are: Governance of SWFs, Political and Legal Aspects of SWFs, Investment Choices and Structures of SWFs, Country and Regional Analyses of SWFs.

The Art of Asset Allocation: Principles and Investment Strategies for Any Market, Second Edition (Hardcover, 2nd edition):... The Art of Asset Allocation: Principles and Investment Strategies for Any Market, Second Edition (Hardcover, 2nd edition)
David Darst
R914 R710 Discovery Miles 7 100 Save R204 (22%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

The fully revised classic on employing asset allocation techniques to grow real wealth

A global leader and preeminent expert in asset allocation, David Darst delivers his masterwork on the topic. In a fully updated and expanded second edition of "The Art of Asset Allocation," Morgan Stanley's Chief Investment Strategist covers the historic market events, instruments, asset classes, and economic forces that investors need to be aware of as they create asset-building portfolios. He then explains how to use modern asset allocation concepts and tools to augment returns and control risks in a wide range of financial market environments. This completely revised edition shows how to achieve asset balance with the author's proven methods, decades of expertise, relevant charts, practical tools, and astute analyses.

Known as the king of asset allocation, Darst brings his expertise to bear to provide complete asset class descriptions, identifying historical risk, return, and correlation characteristics for all major asset classes. Using actual data, he explains the differences between tactical and strategic asset allocation, outlines clear rebalancing guidelines, and includes an annotated guide to both traditional and Internet-based information sources.

Praise for the first edition:

"You want to be a better investor, a better client, or a better advisor? DEVOUR THIS BOOK NOW "-James J. Cramer

"David Darst is the expert on Asset Allocation. He has chosen to share his decades of practical experience in The Art of Asset Allocation, to the benefit of professional and individual investors alike."-Seth A. Klarman

Modern Portfolio Theory - Foundations, Analysis, and New Developments + Website (Hardcover, New): Jack Clark Francis, Dongcheol... Modern Portfolio Theory - Foundations, Analysis, and New Developments + Website (Hardcover, New)
Jack Clark Francis, Dongcheol Kim
R1,893 R1,510 Discovery Miles 15 100 Save R383 (20%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

A through guide covering Modern Portfolio Theory as well as the recent developments surrounding it

Modern portfolio theory (MPT), which originated with Harry Markowitz's seminal paper "Portfolio Selection" in 1952, has stood the test of time and continues to be the intellectual foundation for real-world portfolio management. This book presents a comprehensive picture of MPT in a manner that can be effectively used by financial practitioners and understood by students.

"Modern Portfolio Theory" provides a summary of the important findings from all of the financial research done since MPT was created and presents all the MPT formulas and models using one consistent set of mathematical symbols. Opening with an informative introduction to the concepts of probability and utility theory, it quickly moves on to discuss Markowitz's seminal work on the topic with a thorough explanation of the underlying mathematics.Analyzes portfolios of all sizes and types, shows how the advanced findings and formulas are derived, and offers a concise and comprehensive review of MPT literatureAddresses logical extensions to Markowitz's work, including the Capital Asset Pricing Model, Arbitrage Pricing Theory, portfolio ranking models, and performance attributionConsiders stock market developments like decimalization, high frequency trading, and algorithmic trading, and reveals how they align with MPTCompanion Website contains Excel spreadsheets that allow you to compute and graph Markowitz efficient frontiers with riskless and risky assets

If you want to gain a complete understanding of modern portfolio theory this is the book you need to read.

Quality Investing - Owning the Best Companies for the Long Term (Hardcover): Lawrence A. Cunningham, Torkell T. Eide, Patrick... Quality Investing - Owning the Best Companies for the Long Term (Hardcover)
Lawrence A. Cunningham, Torkell T. Eide, Patrick Hargreaves
R901 R605 Discovery Miles 6 050 Save R296 (33%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Quality. We all make judgments about it every day. Yet articulating a clear definition of quality in an investing context is challenging. This book addresses the challenge, and distills years of practical investing experience into a definitive account of this under-explored investment philosophy. Finance theory has it that abnormal outcomes do not persist, that exceptional performance will soon enough become average performance. Quality investing involves seeking companies with the right attributes to overcome these forces of mean reversion and, crucially, owning these outstanding companies for the long term. This book pinpoints and explains the characteristics that increase the probability of a company prospering over time - as well as those that hinder such chances. Throughout, a series of fascinating real-life case studies illustrate the traits that signify quality, as well as some that flatter to deceive. The authors' firm, AKO Capital, has a strong track record of finding and investing in quality companies - helping it deliver a compound annual growth rate more than double that of the market since inception.Quality Investing sheds light on the investment philosophy, processes and tough lessons that have contributed to this consistent outperformance.

Hedge Funds Demystified (Paperback, Ed): Scott Frush Hedge Funds Demystified (Paperback, Ed)
Scott Frush
R521 R423 Discovery Miles 4 230 Save R98 (19%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Find out how to hedge your bets and PROFIT big from HEDGE FUNDS

Hearing a lot about hedge funds lately but feel like you're in the weeds when it comes to understanding how they work? Learn all about these highly profitable and largely unregulated funds in Hedge Funds Demystified.

Financial expert Scott Frush first explains the basics of hedge funds and how they are different from mutual funds. He then provides you with methods for evaluating hedge funds, strategies for low-, moderate-, and high-risk investing, and the steps you need to take to incorporate hedge funds into your portfolio. Featuring end-of-chapter quizzes and a final exam, this straightforward guide gives you the inside edge for investing in hedge funds.

This fast and easy guide offers: Explanations of the risks and benefits of hedge fundsCoverage of event-driven, tactical, relative-value, and hybrid hedge fundsTips for evaluating hedge funds and building your portfolioStrategies for selecting the right managerA review of management tools and tactics including selling short, employing leverage, and trading derivatives

Simple enough for a novice but in-depth enough for a seasoned investor, Hedge Funds Demystified is your shortcut to capitalizing on these profitable funds..

Impact Investment Funds for Frontier Markets in Southeast Asia - Creating a Platform for Institutional Capital, High-Quality... Impact Investment Funds for Frontier Markets in Southeast Asia - Creating a Platform for Institutional Capital, High-Quality Foreign Direct Investment, and Proactive Policy Making (Hardcover)
Manuel Stagars
R3,057 Discovery Miles 30 570 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Until now, most socially responsible and impact investments have centred on developed markets, with growth potential and investment opportunities in the frontier economies of countries such as Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, and Vietnam being mostly overlooked. While some individuals and organizations have begun to develop responsible investment opportunities with these countries in mind, large new sources of capital for development could still emerge. This book explores the greater potential for global investment in Southeast Asia, and the ways in which socially responsible investment styles can be used in their developing economies. It demonstrates how the benefits of investment could create a robust platform for separate stakeholders, including governments, non-governmental organizations, development banks, the financial sector, and small and medium sized enterprises. The author explores how shaping collaborative sustainable investment policies could speed up inclusive development, address the needs of those at the bottom of the pyramid, and ensure sustainable future growth.

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