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"Sometimes it's not about WHO you know but WHAT you know . . . even on Wall Street"
SO, YOU WANT TO WORK ON WALL STREET. You've come to the right place. Filled with sample questions taken from actual interviews, "How to Get a Job on Wall Street" is like your own personal coach helping you land the job of your dreams. This nuts-and-bolts guide has no gimmicks or tricks. Instead, it shows you how to "wow" interviewers with nothing more than old-fashioned knowledge, confidence, and professionalism. Before you start sending out your resume, learn everything you need to know about: THE ROLE FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS PLAY IN SOCIETY HOW TO READ BALANCE SHEETS AND INCOME STATEMENTS THE FOUR MAIN CONCEPTS OF FINANCE COMPANY VALUATION BASICS
You're about to enter a high-stakes business, and those who do the hiring take their job seriously--so you can't just "wing it" on an interview. "How to Get a Job on Wall Street" provides everything you need to know, so you can deliver when it counts.
Trading today's markets―including stocks, futures, or Forex―can be a challenging and difficult endeavor. But it is possible to achieve consistent success in this field, if you're prepared to learn a complete trading plan from entry to exit.
In High Probability Trading Strategies, author and well-known trading educator Robert Miner skillfully outlines every aspect of a practical trading plan―from entry to exit―that he has developed over the course of his distinguished twenty-plus-year career. The result is a complete approach to trading that will allow you to trade confidently in a variety of markets and time frames.
With this book as your guide, you'll quickly learn how to recognize high-probability trading opportunities, pinpoint exact entry and stop prices, and manage a trade until it's completely closed out. You'll discover how the four key factors of dual-time-frame-momentum, pattern, price, and time can guide you down the path to trading profits. As you become familiar with the proven strategies and techniques taught in High Probability Trading Strategies, you'll also come to understand the type of market information you can use to make specific trade decisions and how to execute those decisions from start to finish.
Miner teaches in a practical, step-by-step manner until a complete trading plan is developed. While the ideas found here are essential to trading success, the best way to learn is by example. That's why Miner has devoted an entire chapter―called "Real Traders, Real Time"―to trade examples submitted by his past students. In it, you'll see how they apply the strategies taught throughout the book to markets around the world.
A companion website completes this compre-hensive learning package. It's not a word-for-word review of the material in the book, but rather an additional tool to illustrate more examples. With it, you'll learn how to put high-probability trading strategies into practice, day by day and bar by bar, for many different markets and time frames.
Written with the serious trader in mind, High Probability Trading Strategies details a practical approach to analyzing market behavior, identify-ing profitable trade setups, and executing and managing trades―from entry to exit―that will allow you to both preserve and grow your capital. If you're looking to make the most of your time in today's markets, look no further than High Probability Trading Strategies.
A proven approach to trading success based on the best commodity trading advisors
Profiting from long-term trends is the most common path to success for traders. The challenge is recognizing the emergence of a trend and determining where to enter and exit the market. "The Trend Following Bible" shows individual traders and investors how to profit from this approach by trading like today's top commodity trading advisors.
In this book, author Andrew Abraham stresses the importance of a disciplined, consistent methodology, with stringent risk controls, that allows you to catch big trends, while limiting losses on unprofitable trades. By trading in this manner, he shows you how to successfully achieve market-beating returns over the long term and multiple your trading capital along the way.Reveals exactly how top commodity trading advisors operate and how individuals can incorporate these methods into their everyday trading endeavorsAddresses key issues like position sizing and risk control, which are critical to trading success, but often underemphasized in other trading literatureHighlights how to effectively execute the trading strategies outlined
Engaging and accessible, "The Trend Following Bible" will put you in a better position to profit as you make more informed trading decisions.
In the middle decades of the nineteenth century Jeremiah G. Hamilton was a well-known figure on Wall Street. Cornelius Vanderbilt, America's first tycoon, came to respect, grudgingly, his onetime opponent. The day after Vanderbilt's death on January 4, 1877, an obituary acknowledged that "There was only one man who ever fought the Commodore to the end, and that was Jeremiah Hamilton." Hamilton, although his origins were lowly, possibly slave, was reportedly the richest black man in the United States, possessing a fortune of $2 million, or in excess of two hundred and $50 million in today's currency. In this ground-breaking and vivid account, eminent historian Shane White reveals the larger than life story of a man who defied every convention of his time. He wheeled and dealed in the lily white business world, he married a white woman, he bought a mansion in rural New Jersey, he owned railroad stock on trains he was not legally allowed to ride, and generally set his white contemporaries teeth on edge when he wasn't just plain outsmarting them. An important contribution to American history, the Hamilton's life offers a way into considering, from the unusual perspective of a black man.
Make RATIONAL decisions in the IRRATIONAL world of investing
""Readers will find within these pages new truths that will help
transform their thinking. This is more relevant than the latest
strategies, trading systems, or technical chart formations.""
""Koppel offers pioneering insights, backed by substantial
research, that help explain how psychology influences financial
decisions and drives markets.""Investing and the Irrational
Mind""is a must-read for both the professional and nonprofessional
""If there is truth to the Yiddish proverb that 'man plans and
God laughs, '" read "Investing and the Irrational Mind" to gain an
essential understanding of what to do with your stocks and bonds
when God is cracking up. As the sages advised, "'All the rest is
"""Investing and the Irrational Mind" explains the psychological
barriers to making good investment decisions--and more importantly
how to overcome them. Koppel shows the dangers of our own
habit-driven behavior, biases, and heuristics and how they lead us
to violate our own investment axioms.""
""Investing is fraught with uncertainty, which gives rise to
psychological issues that investors ignore at their peril. Bob
Koppel has written a fascinating, entertaining, and comprehensive
examination of this multifaceted area of inquiry. If you invest for
a living, or even if you're just a student of the psychology of
self, you will find beneficial insights in the pages of this
About the Book
Most investors are driven by greed and panicked by fear, which is why so many lose so much during market upheavals. It's also why so few gain so much. What separates the winners from the losers? People who remain calm, focused, and analytical during market ups and downs always come out on top--and snatch the losses of those who panic.
"Investing and the Irrational Mind" gives you the tools for overcoming the self-destructive impulses that stand between you and profit. Behavioral finance expert Robert Koppel reveals why your brain sends certain negative messages during the investing process. Applying the latest advances in neuroeconomics and insights from top traders, he provides a program for building the habits used by the world's most successful investors.
"Investing and the Irrational Mind" teaches you how to: Identify negative, self-defeating patterns of thought Tailor your goals according to your particular investing psychology Develop a framework for overcoming irrational thoughts in investment decisions Use one of your most powerful investing tools--intuition
The investing world operates by the law of the jungle, with a new surprise lurking around every corner. How often have you abandoned a perfectly sound investing strategy because you panicked? ""Success requires focused concentration that permits an unbiased perception of the market,"" writes Koppel. ""All we can ever control is ourselves, but that is more than enough.""
Armed with 30 years of experience as an analyst and fund manager, Koppel helps you develop a focused, disciplined, confident, and profitable approach to investing using the best tool at your disposal: your brain. Filled with surprising insights into human behavior and rock-solid financial advice, "Investing and the Irrational Mind" helps you draw consistent profits in an inconsistent investing world.
"This handbook is essential reading for all investors in the
private markets. It is especially helpful in understanding the
mechanics of portfolio construction and challenges of performance
measurement of private equity and venture capital investing."
"An invaluable handbook."
"Private equity fund investing is often viewed as more art than
science, though in reality it requires an even blend of both
skills. This book focuses on the science behind the art. It covers
all the major concepts while introducing some great new ones, and
must be required reading for serious private equity market
"The authors have created a simple and pragmatic handbook for a
very complex asset class. Their collective experience is
invaluable. This is a fantastic read for new private equity
investors as well as experienced portfolio managers looking for
additional tools that can be used in monitoring their current
investments and in the process of screening new opportunities.
Inside Private Equity is a great foundation for investors looking
to improve their analysis of an exciting asset class."
"A real practitioner-focused contribution bringing performance
measurement down from the theoretical to the practical."
"Inside Private Equity clearly explains, without
oversimplifying, the hard work of managing private equity
portfolios. Full of cogent advice from an experienced team. Great
"A handy guide to address the pitfalls and issues of investing
in private equity that most institutional investors have wrongly
ignored. Well done "
Profit every day from market volatility at all levels of the game
The high-pace atmosphere of today's markets may appear overwhelming, but the right trading systems and expert guidance can help you build winning habits--and "Micro-Trend Trading for Daily Income" gives you the expertise and tools you need to consistently earn outsized market gains.
Written by the man Wall Street calls "Dr. Stoxx," this practical trading manual shows you how to harness the power of volatility to bank daily profits. Microtrend trading takes you beyond the realm of common fundamental or technical analysis to find the hidden pockets of rationality, the "micro-trends," between the open and close of daily trading. Carr's proven, quick-turn, 100 percent mechanical systems are easy to use and do not require sitting in front of the computer all day. You can trade on your lunch break, you can trade the open or the afternoon session, you can even trade once a month and still make great income.
And since most strategies in this book have you liquid by the closing bell, your day ends with your account gains posted--and your net worth heading skyward.
"Micro-Trend Trading for Daily Income" shortens the learning curve and prepares you to think quickly and act decisively with insightful examples and case studies that illuminate Carr's time-tested strategies. With this reliable resource at your fingertips, you will have the confidence to take large positions and make huge returns on a day-to-day basis. Within days you'll be building wealth while tightly managing risk. "Micro-Trend Trading for Daily Income" is the one complete book that gives you the tools and knowledge you need to develop an arsenal of mechanical, profitable shortterm trading strategies that can earn you consistent profits--even in today's temperamental markets.
Small companies come with big risk, but potentially life-changing reward Small Stocks, Big Money provides first-hand perspective and insider information on the fast world of microcap investing. In a series of interviews with the superstars of small stocks, you'll learn how to discover the right companies and develop a solid investment strategy with a potentially big payoff. Each chapter includes a short bio of the investor in question, and provides key insight into the lessons learned from the investments that made them millions or in some cases, hundreds of millions. You'll learn each investor's top stock picks, and how they originally chose the investments that became their gold mines. Whether you're a professional investor or a novice, this book is a unique and valuable source of information for anyone interested in the volatile world of small stocks and big money. The smaller the company, the bigger the risk and the bigger the potential payoff. These interviews show you how to avoid or mitigate those risks, and how to choose the stocks with the best potential from the perspective of those who have done it very, very successfully. * Learn the nuances of microcap investing * Read the stories of the pros who have made millions * Gain expert insight from top microcap investors * Avoid the potential pitfalls and reap the big rewards Taking a risk on a small company can lead to tremendous gains when they become an industry giant. The trick is in choosing the company that is likely to follow that trajectory, and allocating your investment appropriately to protect yourself in case of disaster. Small Stocks, Big Money gives you a head start by teaching you what the pros wish they knew then.
Investments sets the standard as a graduate (MBA) text intended primarily for courses in investment analysis. The guiding principle has been to present the material in a framework that is organized by a central core of consistent fundamental principles and will introduce students to major issues currently of concern to all investors. In an effort to link theory to practice, the authors make their approach consistent with that of the CFA Institute. Many features of this text make it consistent with and relevant to the CFA curriculum. The common unifying theme is that security markets are nearly efficient, meaning that most securities are priced appropriately given their risk and return attributes. Investments is also organized around several important themes: The central theme is the near-informational-efficiency of well-developed security markets and the general awareness that competitive markets do not offer "free lunches" to participants. A second theme is the risk-return trade-off. Also, this text places great emphasis on asset allocation. Finally, this text offers a broad and deep treatment of futures, options, and other derivative security markets.
Japanese overseas investment in real estate has been little analysed, until now, despite its economic scale and political impact. This unique book explores the political economy of Japanese foreign direct investment in real estate in the United States, Australia and other countries from the mid-1980s onwards. In the period between 1985 and 1994, there was a remarkable rise and decline in Japanese real estate investment abroad. The author explains that this experience was important because real estate investment became a focal point of international tension between Japan and other countries. What this book achieves is an understanding of the speed of the advance and the retreat of Japanese real estate FDI. The author also explains its principal causes as well as its impact on host economies and communities. It will be an important new reference source for political economists and international business scholars as well as for scholars of Japanese studies.
Modeling Fixed Income Securities and Interest Rate Options, Third Edition presents the basics of fixed-income securities in a way that, unlike competitive texts, requires a minimum of prerequisites. While other books focus heavily on institutional details of the bond market, all of which could easily be learned "on the job," the third edition of this classic textbook is more focused with presenting a coherent theoretical framework for understanding all basic models. The author's unified approach-the Heath Jarrow Morton model-under which all other models are presented as special cases, enhances understanding of the material. The author's pricing model is widely used in today's securities industry. This new edition offers many updates to align with advances in the research and requires a minimum of prerequisites while presenting the basics of fixed-income securities. Highlights of the Third Edition Chapters 1-16 completely updated to align with advances in research Thoroughly eliminates out-of-date material while advancing the presentation Includes an ample amount of exercises and examples throughout the text which illustrate key concepts .
Make the post-meltdown markets work for you, using the unparalleled insight of today's top global investing experts
"This book provides a collection of papers that examine trading
execution, technical trading, and trading strategies, as well as
algorithms in different markets (equities, forex, fixed income,
exchange traded funds, derivatives, and commodities) around the
world. This is particularly relevant given the recent explosion in
"This book uses a number of well-respected authors in the area
of asset trading. It provides a comprehensive analysis of
trading-related issues covering momentum trading, algorithmic
trading, the use of technical trading rules, strategies for ETFs,
and the role of trading volume."
""The Handbook of Trading" is a good reference tool for both
practitioners and academics. The contents cover a wide range of
About the Book:
Given today's market volatility, even the most advanced investors can be unsure of their next move. Rather than rely on one or two individuals who claim general knowledge on any given investing topic, you need the advice of professionals who have spent their entire careers developing real expertise on more focused sectors of the market.
"The Handbook of Trading" is the only book available that provides just that. Greg N. Gregoriou has amassed forty of the world's top academics, researchers, and practitioners who explain how to make today's markets work for you. With this highly technical but ultimately practical guide, you have access to a broad array of trading strategies that will put you light years ahead of the competition--regardless of the state of the market.
From technical analysis and momentum trading to algorithmic and
FOREX trading, "The Handbook of Trading" introduces you to
techniques and insights never before published, each of which has
been rigorously back-tested and analyzed. Chapters include:
Performance Leakage and Value Discounts on the Toronto Stock
Applying critical lessons learned from the financial crisis of 2008-2009, the contributors explain how to approach turbulent market environments and adjust your trading methodologies accordingly.
"The Handbook of Trading" is the go-to guide for financial professionals seeking profits in today's currency, bond, and stock markets.
"Correlating PowerPoint slides and reading questions created by the contributors appear on http: //www.mhprofessional.com/handbookoftrading."
Dive into algo trading with step-by-step tutorials and expert insight Machine Trading is a practical guide to building your algorithmic trading business. Written by a recognized trader with major institution expertise, this book provides step-by-step instruction on quantitative trading and the latest technologies available even outside the Wall Street sphere. You'll discover the latest platforms that are becoming increasingly easy to use, gain access to new markets, and learn new quantitative strategies that are applicable to stocks, options, futures, currencies, and even bitcoins. The companion website provides downloadable software codes, and you'll learn to design your own proprietary tools using MATLAB. The author's experiences provide deep insight into both the business and human side of systematic trading and money management, and his evolution from proprietary trader to fund manager contains valuable lessons for investors at any level. Algorithmic trading is booming, and the theories, tools, technologies, and the markets themselves are evolving at a rapid pace. This book gets you up to speed, and walks you through the process of developing your own proprietary trading operation using the latest tools. * Utilize the newer, easier algorithmic trading platforms * Access markets previously unavailable to systematic traders * Adopt new strategies for a variety of instruments * Gain expert perspective into the human side of trading The strength of algorithmic trading is its versatility. It can be used in any strategy, including market-making, inter-market spreading, arbitrage, or pure speculation; decision-making and implementation can be augmented at any stage, or may operate completely automatically. Traders looking to step up their strategy need look no further than Machine Trading for clear instruction and expert solutions.
Twenty benefits from the three-fund total market index portfolio. The Bogleheads' Guide to The Three-Fund Portfolio describes the most popular portfolio on the Bogleheads forum. This all-indexed portfolio contains over 15,000 worldwide securities, in just three easily-managed funds, that has outperformed the vast majority of both professional and amateur investors. If you are a new investor, or an experienced investor who wants to simplify and improve your portfolio, The Bogleheads' Guide to The Three-Fund Portfolio is a short, easy-to-read guide to show you how.
John C. Bogle, founder of the Vanguard Group of Investment Companies, has built a $100 billion mutual fund company on principles of candor, fairness, and low cost. The most outspoken critic of the mutual fund industry, Bogle speaks to the serious mutual fund investor, both novice and seasoned, in this straightforward assessment of an industry Bogle himself helped revolutionize. Here he offers the essential principles of canny mutual fund investing, as well as caveats to protect the investor. Readers will learn how to: Ask three critical questions before investing. Evaluate risk tolerance and design a portfolio to meet current financial objectives. Develop a diversified portfolio of equity funds, bonds, and money market funds that will weather the market's short term variations. Apply Bogle's eight model portfolios to achieve their own financial goals. Always find themselves in a winning money market fund. Protect themselves from inflation Use index funds to effectively balance risk/return. Anyone who is serious about mutual funds can apply the dynamic investment principles of Bogle On Mutual Funds to establish a winning, long-term investment portfolio.
"They laid out a road map for investing that I have now been
following for 57 years. There's been no reason to look for
Legendary investing author and philosopher Benjamin Graham lived through interesting times. Soon after his graduation from Columbia College, the nation entered the First World War. As the stock market fluctuated in wild dips and peaks, the government seized control of the railroad industry, inflation and interest rates rose dramatically, and economic depression loomed on the horizon.
During these events--and perhaps inspired by them--Graham began writing articles for "The Magazine of Wall Street," putting to paper his earliest ideas on value investing and security analysis.
For the first time, these important works have been anthologized into a single volume. "Benjamin Graham on Investing" is a treasure trove of rare and out-of-print articles that document the early flashes of genius from a man whose ideas and theories would revolutionize investment philosophy and inspire the careers of such luminaries as Warren Buffett, Seth Klarman, Charlie Munger, and countless other top-tier investors.
The early works of Benjamin Graham have never been as relevant as they are today. The world's markets are undergoing changeon a scale not unlike that of Graham's era. David Darst, one of the world's most respected experts on asset allocation, provides insightful analyses connecting Graham's articles to events today.
, i>Benjamin Graham on Investing" is a timeless classic that continues to have relevance more than 30 years after the author's death.
The fall and rise of a trillion-dollar industry
Just three years ago, hedge funds were at the top of the investment world. Years of unparalleled growth had pushed assets to nearly $3 trillion. Leverage was used so aggressively that total long and short investments approached an astonishing $10 trillion. Thousands of new funds had sprouted in every corner of the market, and managers, enjoying an almost unimaginable pool of fees, were dubbed the new "masters of the universe."
Then came 2008.The industry suffered its worst performance ever, losing $600 billion or roughly 20% in a single year. Multibilliondollar hedge funds collapsed overnight, epic frauds were revealed, and assets plummeted as spooked investors scrambled to get their money back.
The near collapse of the industry is one of the most dramatic stories of the global economic meltdown. It's also among the most instructive-- because hedge funds are still alive and, if managed wisely, will emerge stronger than ever in the coming years.
In "Hedge Funds Humbled," industry insider Trevor Ganshaw provides a detailed primer of the industry and explains how the people who earned more than $100 billion in fees during their short but happy heyday planted the seeds of their own destruction. He paints a vivid picture of how the industry leaders' major mistakes destroyed hundreds of billions of investor capital; Ganshaw calls them the "seven deadly sins" of the hedge fund industry: Out-of-control leverage Inadequate risk management Flawed fee structures Overcrowded strategies The Peter Principle of too much capital Capital instability Fraud, enabled by lax controls
Ganshaw examines the future of the industry and shows investors what to look for and what to avoid. There's still money to be made in hedge funds and, in his estimation, the industry is poised for a comeback. "As all good hedge fund managers know, greed is good," he writes. "Humility, it seems, may now be an essential part of keeping it that way."
More dramatic than fiction, "Hedge Funds Humbled" is a timely work that provides a critical look at an industry gone bad--and an optimistic look at its future.
The successful macroeconomic stabilization in Central and Eastern European countries has encouraged inflows of foreign capital badly needed to promote economic development. Strikingly, these countries have found capital inflows in their various forms to be a mixed blessing, threatening the macroeconomic balance that they have recently achieved. These countries have learned that it is not easy to continue to attract foreign capital and simultaneously to reduce its adverse effects on inflation, the exchange rate and the current account, and to contain disturbances resulting from reversals of the flows. This book investigates recent experiences in Central and Eastern Europe and contrasts it with that of Latin America and East Asia, and suggests appropriate policies and lessons to be learned. The authors conclude that many features of, and policy dilemmas faced by, formerly centrally planned economies in Europe are similar to those in other emerging economies. However, certain unique characteristics such as data limitations and the fragility of the banking and financial systems, compound the problems faced by policy makers in Central and Eastern Europe. This book will prove invaluable to policymakers and scholars interested in and responsible for international finance in transition economies.
A proven model for achieving high returns on taxable investments
"Investing Strategies for the High Net-Worth Investor" showcases an investing approach that helps readers understand the unique challenges and opportunities that wealthy families face when building a diversified portfolio for multiple generations. Renowned private wealth manager Niall J. Gannon offers a framework for investing in tax friendly asset classes. Readers will gain critical insight for building a solid portfolio.
The absolute and relative performance of various asset classes is systematically related to macroeconomic trends. In this new book, Robert McGee provides a thorough guide to each stage of the business cycle and analyzes the investment implications using real-world examples linking economic dynamics to investment results.
The book provides a study of the investment environment for international enterprises in China and overseas investment by Chinese enterprises. Applying statistical methods and up-to-date data analysis, it examines every aspect of the investment environment in China. The author's ideas are further illustrated with 39 figures and diagrams. Its 18 chapters discuss topics ranging from history, the current situation and problems of foreign investment in China, to China's policies for attracting foreign investment, the top 500 global companies in China, urban competitive analysis and multinational corporations in Beijing. It also analyzes Chinese investment in foreign countries. It is a valuable investment guide, and is also a useful reference resource for academic research and teaching related to international business and the Chinese economy.
A half-century of Wall Street history as seen through the lives of its most illustrious family
The book highlights the rise of Bitcoin, which is based on blockchain technology, and some of the many types of coins and tokens that emerged thereafter. Although Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies have made national and international news with their dramatic rise and decline in value, nevertheless the underlying technology is being adopted by both industry and governments, which have noted the benefits of speed, cost efficiency, and protection from hacking. Based on numerous downloaded articles, laws, cases, and other materials, the book discusses the digital transformation, the types of cryptocurrencies, key actors, and the benefits and risks. It also addresses legal issues of digital technology and the evolving U.S. federal regulation. The varying treatment by individual U.S. states is reviewed together with attempts by organizations to arrive at a uniform regulatory regime. Both civil and criminal prosecutions are highlighted with an examination of the major cases that have arisen. Whether and how to tax cryptocurrency transactions both in the U.S. and internationally are analyzed, and ends with a speculative narrative of future developments.
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