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Praise for MARKETS in PROFILE
"Good books teach, but the best books enlighten. "Markets in
Profile" is much more than a lucid explanation of the Market
Profile and its application; it is an enlightening perspective on
auction markets and the principles underlying all trading,
regardless of time frame. Clearly written with many practical
examples, "Markets in Profile" moves seamlessly from trading
how-to's to trading psychology and back again, emphasizing the
trader's dual challenge of understanding markets and understanding
self. In so doing, authors Dalton, Dalton, and Jones have produced
a worthy successor to their classic Mind over Markets."
""Markets in Profile" is a brilliant, insightful work that
should be required reading for any trader. Dalton, Dalton, and
Jones will transform your trading technique through their unique
knowledge of the markets and understanding of trading
"This book provides a fresh approach to behavioral
finance--ideas that I have used to great benefit."
"Few people understand the dynamics of the auction process as
well as Jim Dalton. "Market Profile" offers a graphic
representation of this process and Markets in Profile illustrates
Jim's mastery of it."
"Market data speak volumes and Jim Dalton has deciphered the
code. In Markets in Profile, Jim shares his techniques of
profitable trading in a most readableand entertaining format.
Serious traders, both professional and amateur, should benefit from
the application of Jim's volumetric approach to reading what
investors are telling us through their collective buy-sell
The past two decades has witnessed unprecedented changes in the corporate governance landscape in Europe, the US and Asia. Across many countries, activist investors have pursued engagements with management of target companies. More recently, the role of the hostile activist shareholder has been taken up by a set of hedge funds. Hedge fund activism is characterized by mergers and corporate restructuring, replacement of management and board members, proxy voting, and lobbying of management. These investors target and research companies, take large positions in `their stock, criticize their business plans and governance practices, and confront their managers, demanding action enhancing shareholder value. This book analyses the impact of activists on the companies that they invest, the effects on shareholders and on activists funds themselves. Chapters examine such topic as investors' strategic approaches, the financial returns they produce, and the regulatory frameworks within which they operate. The chapters also provide historical context, both of activist investment and institutional shareholder passivity. The volume facilitates a comparison between the US and the EU, juxtaposing not only regulatory patterns but investment styles.
Wiley's 11th Hour Final Review Guide for 2020 Level III CFA Exam compacts all readings tested on the 2020 CFA exam into one portable volume. Organized in order, this best-selling guide has helped thousands of candidates from over one-hundred countries pass the CFA exam. Designed to boil it all down to the crucial concepts, formulas and rules, this guide ensures candidates are familiar with the most important testable information. It's difficult to go over multiple books in the last few weeks before the exam, so Wiley's 11th Hour Review Guide does the work for you--condensing each reading down to two- to five pages. Enter the exam room with confidence and reinforce your knowledge and preparation! This comprehensive guide complements Wiley's CFA Study Guides sold separately but may be used with any review course. An effective, efficient study guide, this book prepares you to reach the next level in your career. "The Eleventh Hour Review book is simply brilliant. Virtually every sentence it contains is testable--it's an absolute must-have for every Level I candidate." --Ameer, UK "The eleventh hour guide was a great help." --Konrad, South Africa "I used your eleventh hour guide and mock exams for the last bit of my studying and greatly enjoyed your material. Out of all of the exam prep material, I thought [yours] was the best." --Thomas, USA "Thanks to the team for writing the most intelligent Chartered Financial Analyst material I have seen to date. The eleventh hour guide is absolute genius and proving very valuable at this stage of the revision process." --Doug, UK
"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 "
A definitive guide to the growing field of behavioral finance
This reliable resource provides a comprehensive view of behavioral finance and its psychological foundations, as well as its applications to finance. Comprising contributed chapters written by distinguished authors from some of the most influential firms and universities in the world, "Behavioral Finance" provides a synthesis of the most essential elements of this discipline, including psychological concepts and behavioral biases, the behavioral aspects of asset pricing, asset allocation, and market prices, as well as investor behavior, corporate managerial behavior, and social influences.Uses a structured approach to put behavioral finance in perspectiveRelies on recent research findings to provide guidance through the maze of theories and conceptsDiscusses the impact of sub-optimal financial decisions on the efficiency of capital markets, personal wealth, and the performance of corporations
Behavioral finance has quickly become part of mainstream finance. If you need to gain a better understanding of this topic, look no further than this book.
Praise for How I Became a Quant
Trading is war, an ongoing battle against other traders to get to profitable positions first, seize profits and move on to the next battle. The Way of the Warrior Trader applies time-honored precepts of the samurai discipline to modern trading, showing the reader ways to use centuries-old methods for victory in todays trading markets. The Way of the Warrior Trader: Provides a six step action plan for trading; Explains how to recover psychologically from a loss; Describes how to overcome the deep-seated psychological barriers to effective trading.
This innovative book analyses the geographical patterns in foreign direct investment flows by combining elements from the theory of international production and the theory of economic geography. It develops a model for explaining why foreign direct investment is attracted to certain locations. The book examines foreign direct investment from a spatial perspective and considers how knowledge, regional synergies, economic integration, corporate strategies and networking affect patterns of investment. Using a model, Robert Morsink derives sets of determinants for different foreign direct investment patterns of multinationals and evaluates the corporate strategy behind these flows. First, he analyses investment flows within the European Union. Then, he goes into investments originating from the United States, Japan, Germany and the Netherlands and destined for Western Europe, South and Southeast Asia and North and South America. These analyses enable him to make suggestions for government policy at both the national and international level to attract foreign investment. Foreign Direct Investment and Corporate Networking will be of interest to economists working in the areas of international trade and investment, economic geographers and corporate strategy advisors as well as to policymakers from government and non-governmental organizations.
This book investigates the legitimacy of the current Australian Financial Services Licensee-Authorised Representative (AFSL-AR) licensing model, as specified in the Commonwealth Corporations Act 2001. The book rectifies the deficiency in scholarly attention to this matter by developing a new conceptualised framework for the financial planning discipline. It takes into account theories in agency, legislation, legitimacy and the independent individual regulatory regimes in other professions; thereafter integrating this framework with the financial planning theory to examine the legitimacy, or what was found to be the illegitimacy of licensing advisers via multiple third party conflicted commercially oriented licensees. This book makes a very useful reference to understanding financial planning licencing model in Australia.
Develop a Winning Investment Strategy -- with Expert Advice from "The Nation's #1 Money Manager"
Peter Lynch's "invest in what you know" strategy has made him a household name with investors both big and small.
An important key to investing, Lynch says, is to remember that stocks are not lottery tickets. There's a company behind every stock and a reason companies -- and their stocks -- perform the way they do. In this book, newly revised and updated for the paperback edition, Peter Lynch shows you how you can become an expert in a company and how you can build a profitable investment portfolio, based on your own experience and insights and on straightforward do-it-yourself research. There's no reason the individual investor can't match wits with the experts, and this book will show you how.
In Beating the Street, Lynch for the first time:
* Explains how to devise a mutual fund strategy
The essential guide to global sukuk markets worldwide Sukuk Securities provides complete information and guidance on the latest developments in the burgeoning sukuk securities markets. Written by leading Islamic finance experts, this essential guide offers insight into the concepts, design features, contract structures, yields, and payoffs in all twelve global sukuk markets, providing Islamic finance professionals with an invaluable addition to their library. The first book to fully introduce the market, this book provides a detailed overview of the sukuk market, with practical guidance toward applying these instruments in real-world scenarios. Readers will learn how sukuk securities are regulated and the issues that arise from regulations, and gain insight into the foundation and principles of Islamic finance as applied to these instruments. Extensive tables illustrate t-test comparisons between conventional bonds and sukuk, risk factors, and the issuance of different types of sukuk securities by country to give readers a deeper understanding of the markets. In 2010, the World Bank recommended sukuk as the best form of lending for growth in developing countries; since then, the value of new issues has grown at 45 percent per year. The market's present size is close to US $1,200 billion, with private markets in major financial centers like London, Zurich, and New York. This book provides comprehensive guidance toward understanding and using these instruments, and working within these markets. Get acquainted with the sukuk market, definitions, classification, and pricing Learn the different approaches to structuring and contract design Discover how sukuk is applied, including regulations, ratings, and securitization Examine payoff structures and suggested sukuk valuation in the context of Islamic finance principles With the sukuk market growing the way it is, regulators, investors, and students need to fully understand the mechanisms at work. Sukuk Securities is the complete guide to the sukuk markets, with expert insight. July 2014 saw the first sukuk listing in London. Hong Kong and Seoul have also entered this niche market. Predictions are that there will be continued high growth of sukuk debt markets around the world, all providing targeted funding via sukuk contracting modes.
Investment protection treaties generally provide for the obligation to treat investments fairly and equitably, even if the wording of the rule and its relationship with the customary international standard may differ. The open-textured nature of the rule, the ambiguous relationship between the vague treaty and equally vague customary rules, and States' interpretations of the content and relationship of both rules (not to mention the frequency of successful invocation by investors) make this issue one of the most controversial aspect of investment protection law. This monograph engages in a comprehensive analysis of the relationship between the international minimum standard and fair and equitable treatment. It provides an original argument about the historical development of the international standard, a normative rationale for reading it into the treaty rules of fair and equitable treatment, and a coherent methodology for establishing the content of this standard. The first part of this book untangles the history of both the international minimum standard and fair and equitable treatment. The second part addresses the normative framework within which the contemporary debate takes place. After an exhaustive review of all relevant sources, it is argued that the most persuasive reading of fair and equitable treatment is that it always makes a reference to customary law. The third part of the book builds on the historical analysis and the normative framework, explaining the content of the contemporary standard by careful comparative human rights analysis.
We often think of finance as a glamorous world, a place where investment bankers amass huge profits in gleaming downtown skyscrapers. There's another side to finance, though the millions of amateurs who log on to their computers every day to make their own trades. The shocking truth, however, is that less than 2% of these amateur traders make a consistent profit. Why, then, do they do it? In Noise, Alex Preda explores the world of the people who trade even when by all measures they would be better off not trading. Based on firsthand observations, interviews with traders and brokers, and on international direct trading experience, Preda's fascinating ethnography investigates how ordinary people take up financial trading, how they form communities of their own behind their computer screens, and how electronic finance encourages them to trade more and more frequently. Along the way, Preda finds the answer to the paradox of amateur trading the traders aren't so much seeking monetary rewards in the financial markets, rather the trading itself helps them to fulfill their own personal goals and aspirations.
"Financial Statement Analysis" shows stock market investors how to profit from the knowledge, insights and perceptions of professionals who use financial statement analysis tools and techniques on a day-to-day basis. This book is designed to provide the essential basics required to read, interpret and analyze a company's financial statements prior to making important investment decisions. Inside you'll learn: Horizontal and Vertical Analysis; Common-Size Statements; Financial Ratios; Liquidity and Activity Ratios; Profitability Ratios; Capital Structure; and Solvency Ratios.
The definitive introduction to FOREX trading
"Getting Started in Currency Trading, Fourth Edition" is both an introduction and a reference manual for beginning and intermediate traders. Starting with a description of the Foreign Exchange (FOREX) market and a brief history, the book includes an invaluable section made up of relevant FOREX terms clearly defined using examples. The FOREX market has grown substantially and evolved dramatically in recent years, and this new edition is designed to help the reader to adapt and take advantage of these changes.
Including coverage of how to open a trading account, a step-by-step walk through the physical processes of placing and liquidating currency orders, and information on trading strategy and tactics complete with fundamental and technical analysis, the book has everything needed to assist the trader in the decision making process.New edition is revised and expanded to take into account all of the recent changes in the currency marketNow includes a step-by-step introduction for the new trader and additional material on regulationFOREX arithmetic calculations are presented in a clear, easy to understand way Recommendations, guidelines, and caveats appear throughout the book
This new edition of "Getting Started in Currency Trading" contains significant new information, including a chapter on computers and FOREX, managed FOREX, and new information about regulation, alongside the author's successful trading plan, designed to help the reader put it all together.
The face of financial services has evolved - and, along with it, the very nature of financial advice. In an increasingly complex world where people are starving for someone they can trust, the time has come for financial advisors to rise to the occasion and reinvent the value they provide to better serve their clients. Of course, to make this evolutionary leap, advisors require a proven, time-tested strategy. A methodology established by one of the most successful advisors in the country and backed by decades of real-world application among thousands of advisors across the country. In Proven in the Trenches: 11 Principles to Maximize Advisor Value and Transform Your Firm's Future, advisors will receive an actionable game plan touching on the core dimensions of a highly-functioning financial services firm: * Understanding Investor Behavior * Blueprinting Your Life and Your Business * Attracting Talent by Growing Your Own * Putting Process Behind Your People * Building a Brand that Connects and Converts * Wealth Planning and What It Takes to Revive Advisor Value * Creating a Compelling Client Experience * Evaluating Partnerships * Attracting New Clients and the Art of Ethical Persuasion * Plotting Your Succession * Making the Shift from Advisor to CEO
In recent years, metals have been among the safest and most lucrative investments around, but they are not entirely risk free. Before you begin investing or trading in metals, you need authoritative information and proven investment strategies. You need "Precious Metal Investing For Dummies."
This straightforward guide eases you into the precious metals market with sound advice on trading and owning these profitable investments, including gold, silver, platinum, and uranium, as well as high-demand base metals such as zinc and copper. You'll learn how to research their market performance and choose among an array of proven trading plans and strategies. Plus, you'll get savvy advice on how to choose a broker, buy stocks and futures that involve metals, maximize your investment return, and minimize your risk. Discover how to: Evaluate the different metalsAdd metals to your portfolioDecide whether you're an investor or a traderIdentify your metal-investment goalsWeigh the risks and benefits of metals investingBuy physical metalsUse technical analysis to evaluate opportunitiesMake long-term investments in precious metalsDiversify your metals investmentsAnalyze base-metals companiesPurchase numismatic coinsAdd metals to your mutual fund or ETF portfolioUnderstand how politics effects metals prices
Metals can be an important and valuable addition to any investment portfolio or retirement plan. Make the most out of your investment with "Precious Metal Investing For Dummies."
Disasters happen every day. Are your investments prepared?
The investor who knows how to anticipate historically significant or earth-shattering events--who is prepared to act when others are frozen with fear--will always have a substantial advantage. By closely analyzing potential global threats and the opportunities they present, The Wall Street Journal Guide to Investing in the Apocalypse offers investors the key to finding a silver lining in almost any cataclysm. Even if the catastrophic does not occur, the strategies here can pay huge dividends even under more mundane circumstances.
The Wall Street Journal Guide to Investing in the Apocalypse provides readers with valuable information for investment success: the ability to see opportunity where others see peril. Whether a global disaster is natural or man-made, environmental or financial, every fearsome scenario contains the seeds of profit for the investor who stays calm and thinks rather than panics and runs.
This book is about accounting in an alternative libertarian socialist economic system. It explores what information and transactions we need to enable democratic and effective financial decisions by those affected by the decisions. Based on the economic model, participatory economics, the author proposes a set of accounting principles for an economy comprised of common ownership of productive resources, worker and consumer councils, and democratic planning, promoting the model's core values. The author tackles questions such as how accounting could be organised in an economy with no private equity owners or private lenders and creditors that is not based on greed and competition but instead on cooperation and solidarity. A large part of the book is focused on issues regarding investments; thus, he asks how and on what basis decisions are made about the allocation of an economy's production between consumption today and investments that enable more consumption in the future, and how investments are accounted for. He also considers how investments in capital assets and production facilities would be decided, financed, and valued if they are not owned by private capital owners and if allocation does not take place through markets but through a form of democratic planning. In answering these questions and more, the author demonstrates that alternative economic systems are indeed possible, and not merely lofty utopias that cannot be put into practice, and inspires further discussion about economic vision. By applying accounting to a new economic setting and offering both technical information and the author's bold vision, this book is a comprehensive and valuable supplementary text for courses touching on critical accounting theory. It will also appeal to readers interested in alternative kinds of economies.
Take an active management approach with liquid alternatives to increase R.O.I. Take advantage of inefficiencies in the market by investing in alternative assets. Hedge fund and private equity investment diversifies your portfolio and helps shield you from market volatility, allowing your more passive assets to work the long game. In Tactical Portfolios: Strategies and Tactics for Investing in Hedge Funds and Liquid Alternatives, author Bailey McCann guides you through the principles of hedge fund investment and the associated philosophies of risk management strategies. McCann's background in reporting and analyzing government policy and regulatory issues positions her as a valuable source of strategic investment advice. As Senior Editor of Opalesque's Alternative Market Briefing, her take on the market is read by every one of the top 100 hedge fund managers on a daily basis. In Tactical Portfolios: Strategies and Tactics for Investing in Hedge Funds and Liquid Alternatives, McCann goes in-depth on important topics. * Strategies for equities, managed futures and fixed income * What to expect and common misconceptions * Investment mechanics of specific strategies * Valuation, red flags, and regulatory changes If your passive approach has failed to produce the desired results, liquid alternative investment may be the answer. While long/short will always be around, external forces can change its impact on your portfolio and it may be time to expand your investment arsenal. Tactical Portfolios: Strategies and Tactics for Investing in Hedge Funds and Liquid Alternatives will help you get the most out of any market.
If you want to gain an edge in today's competitive markets, adding the candlestick methodology to your repertoire of technical analysis skills is essential. "Getting Started in Candlestick Charting" can help you achieve this goal, whether you're new to chart analysis or looking to enhance your understanding of the approach. This reliable resource covers thirty of the most widely recognized candlestick patterns and includes real-world charting examples backed by informative commentary.
New edition of book that demystifies quant and algo trading
In this updated edition of his bestselling book, Rishi K Narang offers in a straightforward, nontechnical style--supplemented by real-world examples and informative anecdotes--a reliable resource takes you on a detailed tour through the black box. He skillfully sheds light upon the work that quants do, lifting the veil of mystery around quantitative trading and allowing anyone interested in doing so to understand quants and their strategies. This new edition includes information on High Frequency Trading.Offers an update on the bestselling book for explaining in non-mathematical terms what quant and algo trading are and how they workProvides key information for investors to evaluate the best hedge fund investmentsExplains how quant strategies fit into a portfolio, why they are valuable, and how to evaluate a quant manager
This new edition of "Inside the Black Box" explains quant investing without the jargon and goes a long way toward educating investment professionals.
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