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Derivatives - Theory and Practice (Paperback, 2nd Edition): Keith Cuthbertson, Dirk Nitzsche, Niall O'Sullivan Derivatives - Theory and Practice (Paperback, 2nd Edition)
Keith Cuthbertson, Dirk Nitzsche, Niall O'Sullivan
R1,345 R1,238 Discovery Miles 12 380 Save R107 (8%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Three experts provide an authoritative guide to the theory and practice of derivatives Derivatives: Theory and Practice and its companion website explore the practical uses of derivatives and offer a guide to the key results on pricing, hedging and speculation using derivative securities. The book links the theoretical and practical aspects of derivatives in one volume whilst keeping mathematics and statistics to a minimum. Throughout the book, the authors put the focus on explanations and applications. Designed as an engaging resource, the book contains commentaries that make serious points in a lighthearted manner. The authors examine the real world of derivatives finance and include discussions on a wide range of topics such as the use of derivatives by hedge funds and the application of strip and stack hedges by corporates, while providing an analysis of how risky the stock market can be for long-term investors, and more. To enhance learning, each chapter contains learning objectives, worked examples, details of relevant finance blogs technical appendices and exercises.

Leveraged Exchange-Traded Funds - A Comprehensive Guide to Structure, Pricing, and Performance (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2016): Peter... Leveraged Exchange-Traded Funds - A Comprehensive Guide to Structure, Pricing, and Performance (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2016)
Peter Miu, Narat Charupat
R1,390 R1,084 Discovery Miles 10 840 Save R306 (22%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Leveraged Exchange-Traded Funds (LETFs) are publicly-traded funds that promise to provide daily returns that are in a multiple (positive or negative) of the returns on an index. To meet that promise, the funds use leverage, which is typically obtained through derivatives such as futures contracts, forward contracts, and total-return swaps. As of the end of 2012, there were over 250 LETFs in North America with total assets of approximately $32.24 billion. While the amount of assets held by these funds is still small, their popularity continues to grow as their trading volume is significantly larger and much more dynamic than traditional, non-leveraged ETFs. This comprehensive guide to LETFs provides high-level practitioners and researchers with a detailed reference tool for navigating the market and making informed investment decisions. Written from a measured analytical perspective, Miu and Charupat use clear and concise explanations of all important aspects of LETFs, focusing on such key elements as structure, pricing, performance, regulations, taxation, and trading strategies. The first two chapters set the stage for the book by identifying exactly what LETFs are and how they are regulated. The following chapters then look to bridge theory with practice to dive deep into the mechanics, portfolio rebalancing techniques, and daily compounding effects that make investing in these funds so lucrative.

Hidden Wealth - The Secret to Getting Top Dollar for Your Business (Hardcover): Terry Monroe Hidden Wealth - The Secret to Getting Top Dollar for Your Business (Hardcover)
Terry Monroe
R613 R488 Discovery Miles 4 880 Save R125 (20%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Equity Derivatives and Hybrids - Markets, Models and Methods (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2015): Oliver Brockhaus Equity Derivatives and Hybrids - Markets, Models and Methods (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2015)
Oliver Brockhaus
R1,524 R1,287 Discovery Miles 12 870 Save R237 (16%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Since the development of the Black-Scholes model, research on equity derivatives has evolved rapidly to the point where it is now difficult to cut through the myriad of literature to find relevant material. Written by a quant with many years of experience in the field this book provides an up-to-date account of equity and equity-hybrid (equity-rates, equity-credit, equity-foreign exchange) derivatives modeling from a practitioner's perspective. The content reflects the requirements of practitioners in financial institutions: Quants will find a survey of state-of-the-art models and guidance on how to efficiently implement them with regards to market data representation, calibration, and sensitivity computation. Traders and structurers will learn about structured products, selection of the most appropriate models, as well as efficient hedging methods while risk managers will better understand market, credit, and model risk and find valuable information on advanced correlation concepts. Equity Derivatives and Hybrids provides exhaustive coverage of both market standard and new approaches, including: -Empirical properties of stock returns including autocorrelation and jumps -Dividend discount models -Non-Markovian and discrete-time volatility processes -Correlation skew modeling via copula as well as local and stochastic correlation factors -Hybrid modeling covering local and stochastic processes for interest rate, hazard rate, and volatility as well as closed form solutions -Credit, debt, and funding valuation adjustment (CVA, DVA, FVA) -Monte Carlo techniques for sensitivities including algorithmic differentiation, path recycling, as well as multilevel. Written in a highly accessible manner with examples, applications, research, and ideas throughout, this book provides a valuable resource for quantitative-minded practitioners and researchers.

Millionaire Expat - How To Build Wealth Living Overseas (Paperback, 2nd Edition): Andrew Hallam Millionaire Expat - How To Build Wealth Living Overseas (Paperback, 2nd Edition)
Andrew Hallam
R490 R370 Discovery Miles 3 700 Save R120 (24%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Build your strongest-ever portfolio from anywhere in the world Millionaire Expat is a handbook for smart investing, saving for retirement, and building wealth while overseas. As a follow-up to The Global Expatriate's Guide to Investing, this book provides savvy investment advice for everyone no matter where you're from to help you achieve your financial goals. Whether you're looking for safety, strong growth, or a mix of both, index funds are the answer. Low-risk and reliable, these are the investments you won't hear about from most advisors. Most advisors would rather earn whopping commissions than follow sound financial principles, but Warren Buffett and Nobel Prize winners agree that index funds are the best way to achieve market success so who are you ready to trust with your financial future? If you want a better advisor, this book will show you how to find one; if you'd rather go it alone, this book gives you index fund strategies to help you invest in the best products for you. * Learn how to invest for both safety and strong returns * Discover just how much retirement will actually cost, and how much you should be saving every month * Find out where to find a trustworthy advisor or go it alone * Take advantage of your offshore status to invest successfully and profitably Author Andrew Hallam was a high school teacher who built a million-dollar portfolio on a teacher's salary. He knows how everyday people can achieve success in the market. In Millionaire Expat, he tailors his best advice to the unique needs of those living overseas to give you the targeted, real-world guidance you need.

What's Your Plan B? - Why You'd Be Crazy Not to Own a Home-based Business (Paperback): Courtney Epps, Robert A.... What's Your Plan B? - Why You'd Be Crazy Not to Own a Home-based Business (Paperback)
Courtney Epps, Robert A. McFadden
R301 R243 Discovery Miles 2 430 Save R58 (19%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

What's your Plan B? will teach you why everyone should have a home-based business today. In this book are publicly available insights to help you position yourself for massive tax deductions and allow you to be on the fastest path to wealth. We will share with you specific knowledge as to which deductions are crucial to your business that your accountant or tax preparer are missing. We will dive into details about how you can make your business more profitable without needing to increase sales. We want you to look at your business through a consultants lens and see why most self-employed people are giving away an extra $10,000 to $20,000 annually to the IRS in taxes that you should be keeping in your business. Did you know you are responsible to understand the tax game? When it comes to your business, you are legally entitled to every single tax deduction available to you. Are you taking advantage of those deductions? We will help you determine if you are, by hiring your kids and legally paying for their birthdays and college through your business. We even go into how to get money out of your company tax-free through fringe benefits.

How To Invest Like Warren Buffett - Discover The Wisdom Of The World's Greatest Wealth Creator (Paperback): Alec Hogg How To Invest Like Warren Buffett - Discover The Wisdom Of The World's Greatest Wealth Creator (Paperback)
Alec Hogg 2
R175 R140 Discovery Miles 1 400 Save R35 (20%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

Alec Hogg is one of South Africa's leading financial journalists, and the founder of Moneyweb and Biznews.

Here he helps us to learn how the investment genius of Warren Buffett can be applied to South African investing. This book is packed with invaluable lessons and insights from the world's greatest wealth creator. Useful charts and graphics are included in the book to provide more details about concepts and shares.

Packed inside the book you'll find:

  • What $10'000 invested in Berkshire in 1965 looks like today
  • Buffett's Top 4 Companies
  • Stock charts of important South African companies
Paul Wilmott Introduces Quantitative Finance (Paperback, 2nd Edition): Paul Wilmott Paul Wilmott Introduces Quantitative Finance (Paperback, 2nd Edition)
Paul Wilmott
R1,394 R1,280 Discovery Miles 12 800 Save R114 (8%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

"Paul Wilmott Introduces Quantitative Finance, Second Edition" is an accessible introduction to the classical side of quantitative finance specifically for university students. Adapted from the comprehensive, even epic, works "Derivatives" and "Paul Wilmott on Quantitative Finance, Second Edition," it includes carefully selected chapters to give the student a thorough understanding of futures, options and numerical methods. Software is included to help visualize the most important ideas and to show how techniques are implemented in practice. There are comprehensive end-of-chapter exercises to test students on their understanding.

In praise of Paul Wilmott and his previous works

Some people write for fame, some for money. Most academics write books to impress the professor down the corridor so that one day they will be the professor down the corridor everyone is trying to impress. Uniquely, Paul Wilmott writes to inform and educate his readers, to convey ideas, and, most importantly, to show them "how to do it,"

His greatest admirers are his readers. So, instead of endorsements from the great and the good, here are the words of his fans. Their sometimes unique spelling has been retained.

I found it to be easily the best book that I have read/worked through on the subject.

I thought it might amuse you to know that I think your book got me a job!

I'd like to say that this is a great book but you already know that!

I'm a junior derivatives trader in Mexico City. I've seen your book and I have only one coment: SEXY!

Loved your book, which is a breath of fresh air, amongst all those arid derivatives books!! It really is in a class of its own. I have wastedso much money on stupid derivative books which too elementary or way too complicated.

Purchased both Quant Finance and Derivatives a couple of days ago. Will not be able to afford steak or wine for weeks as a result.

BTW, I want to congratulate you for the *best* book in Financial Engineering I've read in the last years.

After reading the book I'd like to follow one of your courses, but they are way too expensive.

Congratulations for your brilliant book.

What I like about it is that it has this no-nonsense kind of approach that you'd expect in a physics text and it spells out the "stuff between the equations."

Congratulation to your book Derivatives !!! The way you describe, present, and deliver Derivative knowledge is unique! One can feel your passion on the topic. It's a pleasure to read, study, re-read...

Congratulations on a great new book - 'PW on Quant Finance'. I bought the DERIVATIVES one but cannot afford this one!!

I am fanatical follower of your book "Derivatives." You are best and this not flattery. Sorry from my English!

We use it for the part of our Banking and Risk Management course and it's much more comprehensive than the books that we have recommended in our study guide.

Your book "Derivatives: the Theory and Practice of Financial Engineering" is the best in the market so far.

I shall waste no more precious words but to say that I am very simpathetic to your humor and irony...what most don't always seem to understand: irony is one of the GREAT filters to access knowledge in this world and an elegant one for that matter.

your book rocks.

Congratulations to the success of your book (I got my copy of it for Christmas).

I would like to thank you for writing Derivatives.

Derivatives is the Greatest! Thank you, thank you, thank you! Just read the first 7 chapters of Derivatives, and it speaks to me.

complete, brilliant and amusing, stimulating for some original ideas and examples, didactically ready to be used by Students; it employs mathematical tools as tools only, not as a target; it is the last but the best book on derivatives in my library.

You're book truly struck me as fun, informative and brilliant! Us American would say 'Awesome Dude!!!'

I had a course on derivatives and your book was not suggested by the teacher (a stupid teacher).

Love you for ever, baby. xxx M

Investing in the Trump Era - How Economic Policies Impact Financial Markets (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2018): Nicholas P. Sargen Investing in the Trump Era - How Economic Policies Impact Financial Markets (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2018)
Nicholas P. Sargen
R644 R493 Discovery Miles 4 930 Save R151 (23%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

In the wake of the 2016 U.S. presidential election, investors and the electorate alike are seeking clarity on a wide range of macro policy issues that will impact the economy and markets in the years ahead. The primary goal of this book is to provide an objective source for investors to learn about economic policy issues that surfaced. Topics include long-term growth, the federal budget deficit, healthcare reform, tax reform, regulatory policies affecting the financial system and environment, the nexus of monetary, exchange rate and trade policies, and globalization. The book explains how these issues have evolved, considers arguments from both sides of the political divide, and draws upon evidence from studies by experts in the respective areas. A related goal is to assess the likely impact of economic policies on financial markets. While the presidential election was close, the markets' response was decisive: U.S. and global equity markets went on a tear as consumer and business confidence soared. This surprised many investors who believed a Trump victory would be bad for financial markets. It also caused many to question whether expectations embedded in markets were too optimistic. Sargen's assessment is presented in the opening and concluding chapters.

Investment management (Paperback): Johan Marx Investment management (Paperback)
Johan Marx
R240 R213 Discovery Miles 2 130 Save R27 (11%) Ships in 7 - 10 working days

Investment management is an introduction to investment analysis. The title focuses on investment in financial assets such as shares and bonds, and explains fundamental and technical analysis. It also investigates portfolio management and ways in which derivative instruments such as futures, options and swaps may be used for portfolio management. The authors of Investment management succeed in bringing an understanding of the relevant concepts across to the reader, while also stimulating interest in the topic. The title provides a framework and a thorough network of guidelines for the investment management student. It prepares the undergraduate student for postgraduate study, and is written with the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA (R)) Level I learning outcomes for investment analysis and portfolio management in mind.

Global Investments: Pearson New International Edition (Paperback, 6th edition): Bruno Solnik, Dennis McLeavey Global Investments: Pearson New International Edition (Paperback, 6th edition)
Bruno Solnik, Dennis McLeavey
R1,525 Discovery Miles 15 250 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Global Investments, the Sixth Edition of the previously titled International Investments, provides accessible coverage of international capital markets using numerous examples to illustrate the applications of concepts and theories. The new title reflects the current understanding that the distinction between domestic and international is no longer relevant and that asset management is global. This book is ideal for CFA(r) (Chartered Financial Analyst) candidates, advanced finance undergraduates, and MBA students, and it has been selected by the CFA Institute as part of the curriculum to deliver the Candidate Body of Knowledge for the CFA. The text is also widely used by professionals working in the investments area, as the level is accessible to students and portfolio managers without recent training in portfolio theory.

Rewarding Retirement - How Fiduciary Committees Can Elevate Workers, Companies, and Communities (Hardcover): Brian D. Allen Rewarding Retirement - How Fiduciary Committees Can Elevate Workers, Companies, and Communities (Hardcover)
Brian D. Allen
R597 R472 Discovery Miles 4 720 Save R125 (21%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
The WEALTHTECH Book - The FinTech Handbook for Investors, Entrepreneurs and Finance Visionaries (Paperback): Susanne Chishti,... The WEALTHTECH Book - The FinTech Handbook for Investors, Entrepreneurs and Finance Visionaries (Paperback)
Susanne Chishti, Thomas Puschmann
R643 R470 Discovery Miles 4 700 Save R173 (27%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Get a handle on disruption, innovation and opportunity in investment technology The digital evolution is enabling the creation of sophisticated software solutions that make money management more accessible, affordable and eponymous. Full automation is attractive to investors at an early stage of wealth accumulation, but hybrid models are of interest to investors who control larger amounts of wealth, particularly those who have enough wealth to be able to efficiently diversify their holdings. Investors can now outperform their benchmarks more easily using the latest tech tools. The WEALTHTECH Book is the only comprehensive guide of its kind to the disruption, innovation and opportunity in technology in the investment management sector. It is an invaluable source of information for entrepreneurs, innovators, investors, insurers, analysts and consultants working in or interested in investing in this space. - Explains how the wealth management sector is being affected by competition from low-cost robo-advisors - Explores technology and start-up company disruption and how to delight customers while managing their assets - Explains how to achieve better returns using the latest fintech innovation - Includes inspirational success stories and new business models - Details overall market dynamics The WealthTech Book is essential reading for investment and fund managers, asset allocators, family offices, hedge, venture capital and private equity funds and entrepreneurs and start-ups.

The New Trading for a Living - Psychology, Discipline, Trading Tools and Systems, Risk Control, Trade Management (Hardcover,... The New Trading for a Living - Psychology, Discipline, Trading Tools and Systems, Risk Control, Trade Management (Hardcover, 2nd Revised edition)
Alexander Elder
R1,591 R1,201 Discovery Miles 12 010 Save R390 (25%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

The best-selling trading book of all time updated for the new era The New Trading for a Living updates a modern classic, popular worldwide among both private and institutional traders. This revised and expanded edition brings time-tested concepts in gear with today's fast-moving markets, adding new studies and techniques for the modern trader. This classic guide teaches a calm and disciplined approach to the markets. It emphasizes risk management along with self-management and provides clear rules for both. The New Trading for a Living includes templates for rating stock picks, creating trade plans, and rating your own readiness to trade. It provides the knowledge, perspective, and tools for developing your own effective trading system. All charts in this book are new and in full color, with clear comments on rules and techniques. The clarity of this book's language, its practical illustrations and generous sharing of the essential skills have made it a model for the industry often imitated but never duplicated. Both new and experienced traders will appreciate its insights and the calm, systematic approach to modern markets. The New Trading for a Living will become an even more valuable resource than the author's previous books: * Overcome barriers to success and develop stronger discipline * Identify asymmetrical market zones, where rewards are higher and risks lower * Master money management as you set entries, targets and stops * Use a record-keeping system that will make you into your own teacher Successful trading is based on knowledge, focus, and discipline. The New Trading for a Living will lift your trading to a higher level by sharing classic wisdom along with modern market tools.

Handbook of Debt Management (Hardcover): Gerald J. Miller Handbook of Debt Management (Hardcover)
Gerald J. Miller
R6,844 Discovery Miles 68 440 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Examining various methods of debt management used in the US., Handbook of Debt Management, provides a comprehensive analysis of securities offered for sale by municipalities, states, and the federal government. The book covers laws regarding municipal bonds, the economic choice between debt and taxes and the tax-exempt status of municipal bond owners, capital budgeting, including state and local government practices, developing governmental and intergovernmental debt policies, pay-as-you-go with debt financing for capital projects, US Internal Revenue Service regulations on arbitrage in state and local government debt proceeds investment, US treasury auctions, and more.

Gain Big and Give Back (Hardcover): Patrick Rush Gain Big and Give Back (Hardcover)
Patrick Rush
R609 R485 Discovery Miles 4 850 Save R124 (20%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Integral Investing - From Profit to Prosperity (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2020): Mariana Bozesan Integral Investing - From Profit to Prosperity (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2020)
Mariana Bozesan
R2,119 Discovery Miles 21 190 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Today, early-stage investors and entrepreneurs find themselves in a dilemma in which they must choose between profit and impact; between traditional, for-profit-only models on the one hand, and multiple-bottom-line structures with a positive social or environmental impact on the other. To help them, and in response to a time in which climate change, exponentially growing technologies, and COVID-19 are calling into question humanity's priorities, the author proposes a new investment paradigm, namely Integral Investing.Integral Investing incorporates and transcends the best practices of both traditional venture capital and impact investing. It provides a seamless integration and shows how technological progress need not be our rival, but can instead be our ally in ensuring the prosperous society we all want. Drawing on her own investments and stellar track record in Silicon Valley and Germany over the past 25 years, the author reveals the mechanism of Integral Investing. At the heart of it is a powerful, 360-degree de-risking tool called the Theta Model, which reveals how to make smart investment decisions based on the comprehensive integration of traditional due-diligence criteria, sustainability metrics, and assessments of the founders' and team culture. But it doesn't stop there. In turn, the book demonstrates how to use human-centered AI to scale and digitalize the investment process. The goal here is to accelerate the use of exponential tech, capital, and consciousness leadership to transition to a sustainable global society: a process the author refers to as the Investment Turnaround. The 21 principles of Integral Investing, which she defines using Ken Wilber's Integral Theory, lead to her manifesto on how to implement the UN Sustainable Development Goals within Planetary Boundaries by 2050 through early-stage investing and entrepreneurship. Similar to the 15th century, when the Medicis inspired the Renaissance, today humanity is once again at a crucial turning point where pioneering financiers, investors, entrepreneurs, and other committed individuals have the opportunity to leave behind the legacy of a prosperous society. This handbook provides a source of inspiration, and shows how self-actualization, a positive mindset, and a consciousness that is backed by a world-centric desire can become the driving force for solving the global grand challenges.

Boerderybestuur - Finansiering, investering en menslikehulpbronbestuur (Paperback): M.J. van Reenen, A. de K. Marais, P.S. Nel Boerderybestuur - Finansiering, investering en menslikehulpbronbestuur (Paperback)
M.J. van Reenen, A. de K. Marais, P.S. Nel
R560 R486 Discovery Miles 4 860 Save R74 (13%) Ships in 7 - 10 working days

Die eerste vereiste vir die vestiging van n lewensvatbare boerdery is goeie investeringsbesluite. Hierdie boek, wat veral gerig is op praktiserende boere en studente in boerderybestuur, bevat riglyne vir die neem van rasionele finansierings- en investeringsbesluite asook riglyne vir die behoorlike bestuur van menslike hulpbronne en arbeidsverhoudinge in boerderyverband. n Bywerking en opdatering van die gedeelte oor menslikehulpbronbestuur is tans in voorbereiding en sal eersdaags verskyn onder die titel Die diensverhouding wat as geselvolume (companion volume) saam met Boerderybestuur beskikbaar sal wees.

Backstage Wall Street: An Insider's Guide to Knowing Who to Trust, Who to Run From, and How to Maximize Your Investments... Backstage Wall Street: An Insider's Guide to Knowing Who to Trust, Who to Run From, and How to Maximize Your Investments (Hardcover, New)
Joshua Brown
R613 R489 Discovery Miles 4 890 Save R124 (20%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Chances are you haven't been making the best investing decisions.
"Why?"
BECAUSE THAT'S HOW WALL STREET WANTS IT

" T]he always irreverent author of the Reformed Broker blog has written an excellent narrative that shares all of your broker's dirty little secrets. Much like Michael Lewis' "Liar's Poker" captured the essence of 1980s institutional Wall Street, Brown's "Backstage Wall Street" recreates the boiler room retail brokerage culture of the 1990s and early 2000s in vivid color."
"--FORBES"

"With a smirk, a lashing wit, and an appropriate irreverence, Joshua Brown gives voice to what all investment professionals are--or should be--secretly thinking."
--MICHAEL SANTOLI, "Barron's" columnist

"The pages of this book are filled with colorful exposes of misconduct in the way Wall Street presents and sells itself (and its financial products offerings ). . . . Run don't walk to read Brown's chronicles of deception perpetrated by] those wonderful folks on Wall Street, who nearly bankrupted the world's fi nancial system a few short years ago."
--DOUGLAS A. KASS, Seabreeze Partners Management, Inc.

"Everything you've ever read about Wall Street is a total lie. Everyone is lying to you every day. Until you read this book."
--JAMES ALTUCHER, Formula Capital and author of "I Was Blind but Now I See"

"Joshua wants Wall Street to be awesome. You can feel it every day on his amazing blog and in this great book. He is happy to shout when Wall Street drives him crazy. I guarantee you will enjoy this book that describes the action behind the business of Wall Street and his own experiences along the way."
--HOWARD LINDZON, Lindzon Capital and founder of StockTwits

"Joshua Brown may be the funniest writer on finance today, but "Backstage Wall Street" could make you cry more than laugh. The buffoons, manipulators, and incompetents Brown parades before us are the stewards of our retirement accounts....What's important is that investors understand the choices before them. "Backstage Wall Street" goes a long way to taking us backstage, while making us laugh in the process."
--"BARRON'S"

About the Book:

Wall Street is very good at one thing: convincing you to act against your own interests. And there's no one out there better equipped with the knowledge and moxie to explain how it all works than Josh Brown. A man "The New York Times" referred to as "the Merchant of Snark" and "Barron's" called "pot-stirring and provocative," Brown worked for 10 years in the industry, a time during which he learned some hard truths about how clients are routinely treated--and how their money is sent on a one-way trip to Wall Street's coffers.

"Backstage Wall Street" reveals the inner workings of the world's biggest money machine and explains how a relatively small confederation of brilliant, sometimes ill-intentioned people fuel it, operate it, and repair it when necessary--none of which is for the good of the average investor.

Offering a look that only a long-term insider could provide (and that only a "reformed" insider would "want" to provide), Brown describes:

THE PEOPLE--Why retail brokers always profit--even if you don't
THE PRODUCTS--How funds, ETFs, and other products are invented as failsafe profit generators--for the inventors alone
THE PITCH--The marketing schemes designed for one thing and one thing only: to separate you from your money

It's "that" bad . . . but there's a light at the end of the tunnel. Brown gives you the knowledge you need to make the right decisions at the right time.

"Backstage Wall" Street is about seeing reality for what it is and adjusting your actions accordingly. It's about learning who and what to steer clear of at all times. And it's about setting the stage for a bright financial future--your own way.

The Little Book of Investing Like the Pros - Five Steps for Picking Stocks (Hardcover): Joshua Pearl, Joshua Rosenbaum The Little Book of Investing Like the Pros - Five Steps for Picking Stocks (Hardcover)
Joshua Pearl, Joshua Rosenbaum; Foreword by Howard Marks 1
R522 R368 Discovery Miles 3 680 Save R154 (30%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Valuation is the key to smart investing this book shows you how The Little Book of Investing Like the Pros gives individual investors a crash course in the tools and techniques used on Wall Street. Written by two expert practitioners at UBS, this book provides real, effective, practical guidance that allows investors to take a hands-on approach to the market. Readers will learn the four mission-critical valuation methods that professionals lean on, empowering them with the skills and understanding to take on the challenge of choosing the best stocks, armed with the same insights as Wall Street's smartest analysts. Valuation ratios say a lot about an investment's potential, and this book explains how individuals can put expert techniques to work for themselves. A total return approach to investing is about both the return of money, and the return on money. Proper valuation is the driver of all great investments, and the pros on Wall Street do it every day. The Little Book of Investing Like the Pros puts expert tools in the hands of individuals, helping them understand and effectively use the same techniques that give the pros a decided edge. * Discover the importance of valuation before investment * Learn the essential methods and techniques used every day on Wall Street * Understand the critical metrics, and in which situations they apply * Become familiar with the tools and resources that can streamline due diligence Wall Street pros need to know what a company is worth before they can decide whether the stock price represents a good value. This book reveals their methods, and helps individuals apply the same techniques to their own investment strategy. For individual investors looking to take their portfolio into their own hands, The Little Book of Investing Like the Pros is a complete, hands-on resource.

The Ten Trillion Dollar Gamble: The Coming Deficit Debacle and How to Invest Now (Hardcover): Russ Koesterich The Ten Trillion Dollar Gamble: The Coming Deficit Debacle and How to Invest Now (Hardcover)
Russ Koesterich
R764 R597 Discovery Miles 5 970 Save R167 (22%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Your Survival Guide to the Next Financial Storm

""Many commentators rant about budget deficits and the country's moral failings. Russ Koesterich calmly and objectively describes our downward economic spiral over the next 20 years and recommends the investments best suited for that journey.""
--Ron Kahn, Global Head of Research, BlackRock Scientific Active Equities, and coauthor of "Active Portfolio Management"

""A must-read for anyone who has ever touched currency or heard of money.""
--Vadim Zlotnikov, Chief Market Strategist, AllianceBernstein

""A useful book that underlines an essential reality: Americans will not be returning to the old normal. We must adapt to a changing world that presents us with new risks and opportunities. "The Ten Trillion Dollar Gamble" broadens and deepens a conversation we have to have.""
--Ian Bremmer, President, Eurasia Group, and author of "The J Curve" and "The End of the Free Market"

""This book gives investors practical and easy-to-follow solutions on how to protect their investments and financial future.""
--Arthur B. Laffer, founder and CEO, Laffer Associates, and author of "The End of Prosperity"

""A superb book. Russ Koesterich's recommendations spanning financial and real assets are insightful, relevant, and pragmatic. Russ is among the select few veterans of the investment management profession who are able to project academic insights faithfully, offer compelling investment advice--and write a page-turner.""
--S. P. Kothari, Deputy Dean, MIT Sloan School of Management

"""The Ten Trillion Dollar Gamble" is a well-crafted book. At every turn the author explains the rationale for including or excluding particular assets in a portfolio, especially as they react to higher interest rates, slower growth, and possible inflation. The investor who is worried about protecting his wealth in the coming decade(s) would do well to consider Koesterich's advice.""
--SeekingAlpha.com"

""A helpful, methodical 'financial playbook' for realistic investors. Highly recommended for those planning to invest over the next five years or more. It is not easy to find books that combine debt macroeconomics with sound financial advice, but Koesterich manages it well.""
--"Library Journal"

About the Book:

The next financial disaster is around the corner. Are you prepared?

With the nation's deficit expanding into the trillions of dollars, investors need to be prepared for the inevitable--and potentially devastating--fallout. Most economists agree that interest rates will rise, inflation will likely be higher, and virtually every aspect of our economy will be affected. Smart investors need to ask themselves: "How should I invest today to survive the storm tomorrow?"

The answer is in this brilliantly calculated, forward-thinking investment guide from Black-Rock strategist Russ Koesterich. He'll show you exactly what to expect in the new deficit economy--and how to handle your finances smartly, safely, and securely . . . Stocks and Bonds How to Invest in a Rising Rate Environment Real Estate How the Deficit Will Affect the Market Commodities The Benefits of Owning Real Assets Portfolio Management What You Should Do Before It's Too Late

More than a collection of fascinating financial predictions, "The Ten Trillion Dollar Gamble" offers solid advice on a wide range of investment options. You'll discover which markets are hot--and which are not--when the storm finally hits.

You'll find out if Treasury bonds are right for youand why commodities will be even more important in the future. You'll learn the best ways to invest in real estate, how to handle your growing debt, and how to manage higher interest rates for everything from mortgages to savings accounts.

Most important, you'll be able to apply these professional insights into building a stronger portfolio for you and your family.

Just because the government is gambling with our future doesn't mean you should. "The Ten Trillion Dollar Gamble" offers a winning game plan to help you protect and build your wealth for the long term.

When the next storm hits, you won't just survive, you'll thrive.

The Trader's Book of Volume: The Definitive Guide to Volume Trading (Hardcover): Mark Leibovit The Trader's Book of Volume: The Definitive Guide to Volume Trading (Hardcover)
Mark Leibovit
R1,107 R850 Discovery Miles 8 500 Save R257 (23%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Learn how to translate the "language" of volume

Mark Leibovit, a leading market strategist and technical analyst with more than 35 years of trading experience, possesses a solid track record of predicting important movements in the financial market--including Black Monday of 1987, the bear markets of 2000 and 2008, and the "flash crash" of May 2010.

Now, with "The Trader's Book of Volume," his secrets are yours

Focusing exclusively on volume technical analysis, "The Trader's Book of Volume" describes the basics of volume, explains how to use it to identify and assess the strength of trade-worthy trends, and provides in-depth techniques and strategies for trading volume indicators for profit.

With more than 400 charts and graphs, "The Trader's Book of Volume" also exhaustively illustrates how readers can profit from a wide array of volume indicators, including: Broad Market Volume Indicators--Cumulative Volume Index, ARMS Index, Upside-Downside Volume, Nasdaq/ NYSE Volume Ratio, Yo-Yo Indicator Volume Indicators--Accumulation/ Distribution, Intraday Intensity, Negative Volume Index, On-Balance Volume, Open Interest Volume Oscillators--Klinger Oscillator, Chaikin Money Flow, Ease of Movement, Volume Oscillator Leibovit Volume Reversal Indicator(TM), the author's proprietary methodology

Under the author's expert guidance, you can seamlessly incorporate Volume Analysis into your day-to-day trading program. Without a proper approach to Volume Analysis, Leibovit asserts, you're essentially trading in the "land of the blind."

Use "The Trader's Book of Volume" to gain the clearest view possible of market trends and react to them with the confidence and smarts for consistent trading success--and avoid every market crash the future holds.

The Master Swing Trader Toolkit: The Market Survival Guide (Hardcover): Alan Farley The Master Swing Trader Toolkit: The Market Survival Guide (Hardcover)
Alan Farley
R1,257 R958 Discovery Miles 9 580 Save R299 (24%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

With more than 50,000 copies sold, Alan Farley's "The Master Swing Trader" has become the definitive guide for maximizing profit from short-term price moves. Now in his highly anticipated companion volume, "The Master Swing Trader Toolkit: The Market Survival Guide," Farley builds on his proven strategies and techniques and delivers new tips for consistently beating the markets-- today and in the future.

"The Master Swing Trader Toolkit" is a powerful application-oriented handbook that shows you how to identify and grow wealth from the opportunities resulting from the steep market crash. Additionally, this full-service volume offers prescriptions for prospering in the postcrash environment and provides guidance for finding new, reduced-risk market prospects during virtually any economic scenario to come.

The author's trading style has evolved since the publication of "The Master Swing Trader." This follow-up companion helps you adapt and gain an edge as the author has, specifically in the vein of "defensive trading," to achieve profitability in the modern electronic markets.

Because "The Master Swing Trader Toolkit" is a survival guide for the real world, Farley presents an abundance of authentic case studies to show his defensive trading strategies in action, and he illustrates a broad variety of other patterns and observations acting in specific market scenarios.

"The Master Swing Trader Toolkit" prepares you for success in the financial landscape of today and tomorrow with insightful, up-todate coverage on: Cross-market analysis Convergence-divergence relationships Relative strength Managing multiple positions Remote trading Risk management

At its core, "The Master Swing Trader Toolkit: The Market Survival Guide" is a book about tape reading. The ticker tape is immune from manipulation, deconstruction, regulation, and fragmentation, which makes it the most powerful tool for attaining wealth. Get the most out of what you read by starting with "The Master Swing Trader Toolkit."

The Intelligent Investor (Paperback, Revised Edition): Benjamin Graham The Intelligent Investor (Paperback, Revised Edition)
Benjamin Graham 6
R512 R414 Discovery Miles 4 140 Save R98 (19%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

The greatest investment advisor of the twentieth century, Benjamin Graham taught and inspired people worldwide. Graham's philosophy of “value investing”—which shields investors from substantial error and teaches them to develop long-term strategies—has made The Intelligent Investor the stock market bible ever since its original publication in 1949.

Over the years, market developments have proven the wisdom of Graham’s strategies. While preserving the integrity of Graham’s original text, this revised edition includes updated commentary by noted financial journalist Jason Zweig, whose perspective incorporates the realities of today’s market, draws parallels between Graham’s examples and today’s financial headlines, and gives readers a more thorough understanding of how to apply Graham’s principles.

Vital and indispensable, The Intelligent Investor is the most important book you will ever read on how to reach your financial goals.

Getting Started in Technical Analysis (Paperback): Jack D. Schwager Getting Started in Technical Analysis (Paperback)
Jack D. Schwager
R475 R354 Discovery Miles 3 540 Save R121 (25%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Revered by many, reviled by some, technical analysis is the art and science of deciphering price activity to better understand market behavior and identify trading opportunities. In this accessible guide, Jack Schwager—perhaps the most recognized and respected name in the field—demystifies technical analysis for beginning investors, clearly explaining such basics as trends, trading ranges, chart patterns, stops, entry, and exit and pyramiding approaches. The book's numerous examples and clear, simple explanations provide a solid framework for using technical analysis to make better, more informed investment decisions and as the basis for mechanical trading systems. Along with Schwager's invaluable trading rules and market observations culled from years of real-world trading experience, Getting Started in Technical Analysis offers in-depth coverage of:

  • Types of charts—bar, close-only, point-and-figure, candlestick.
  • Chart patterns—one-day, continuation, top and bottom formations, the importance of failed signals.
  • Trading systems—trend-following, counter-trend, pattern recognition.
  • Charting and analysis software—price data issues, time frame/trading style considerations, software research.
  • he planned trading approach—trading philosophy, choosing markets, risk control strategies, establishing a trading routine.
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