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Algorithmic Trading with Python - Quantitative Methods and Strategy Development (Paperback): Chris Conlan Algorithmic Trading with Python - Quantitative Methods and Strategy Development (Paperback)
Chris Conlan
R601 Discovery Miles 6 010 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Investing in REITs - Real Estate Investment Trusts (Hardcover, 4th Edition): Ralph L. Block Investing in REITs - Real Estate Investment Trusts (Hardcover, 4th Edition)
Ralph L. Block
R1,000 R791 Discovery Miles 7 910 Save R209 (21%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

The new "Fourth Edition" of the definitive handbook on investing in Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs)

Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs), which provide some of the best total returns in the investment world, along with above-average dividend yields and stable earnings, have become increasingly popular with both individual and institutional investors. "Investing in REITs, Fourth Edition" has established itself as the definitive guide to understanding this attractive asset class. The book is invaluable for investors, financial planners, and investment advisers interested in understanding REITs and REIT investment opportunities.

As their earnings and dividends are beginning to grow again after the Great Recession--and as they are in a unique position to take advantage of distressed sale opportunities--now is an excellent time for investors to consider REITs for both diversification and strong total returns. The new edition covers: A comprehensive history of the REIT industryHow REITs compare with other competitive investmentsHow to spot blue-chip REITs and control investment riskHow to value individual REIT stocks, and REIT shares generallyHow to build a diversified REIT portfolio, directly or with REIT mutual fundsUnderstanding the risk-and-reward dynamics of commercial real estateAssessing non-US REITs and how to invest in them Important new developments and strategies in the REIT industry

Author Ralph L. Block, who has been investing in REIT stocks for 40 years and is widely considered a leading authority on REITs, brings the historical success of "Investing in REITs" right up to date. This book is an essential read for both individuals and institutions who desire to invest in commercial real estate through REIT stocks.

The Growth Mindset - Leadership Makes a Difference in Wealth Management (Hardcover): Rick Capozzi The Growth Mindset - Leadership Makes a Difference in Wealth Management (Hardcover)
Rick Capozzi
R611 R468 Discovery Miles 4 680 Save R143 (23%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

It takes a bold approach to leadership to thrive in the era of disruption The Growth Mindset provides a roadmap to the future for financial professionals. While the FinTech revolution is changing the wealth management industry, there is one thing that technology cannot offer the human component of advisory services. Your client can pull numbers out of a computer, but they come to you for analysis, perspective, and interpretation based on your understanding of their goals and your years of expertise. Great leadership forms strong relationships and allows you to quickly adapt the best strategies to grow assets and revenues. It understands this dynamic, understands the alignment of company culture, and realizes that the metrics for "top talent" are shifting. This book offers new perspective and expert insight for wealth management professionals looking to distinguish themselves from the competition. The focus is on being client centric and solution driven. Disruption is now the new normal, and successful leaders must be able to adapt quickly and operate with an eye toward growth. Here, you'll find expert analysis of wealth management's future, and clear guidelines for leaders who want to thrive amidst the constantly-shifting financial services landscape. * Master the fundamental elements of wealth management * Shift to a growth mindset and deal successfully with change * Attract, develop, and retain the top talent to grow your business * Offer a unique value proposition to better serve high net worth clients The wealth management industry is facing its greatest challenge to date, and whether your business fails, survives, or thrives depends on leadership. You simply cannot rely on old methods to win a brand new battle. It's time for a change in strategy, methods, processes, and approaches are you flexible enough to bend without breaking? The Growth Mindset lights the way forward, with the leadership skills that are quickly becoming essential in the new era of wealth management.

The Malign Hand of the Markets: The Insidious Forces on Wall Street that are Destroying Financial Markets - and What We Can Do... The Malign Hand of the Markets: The Insidious Forces on Wall Street that are Destroying Financial Markets - and What We Can Do About it (Hardcover, Ed)
John Staddon
R839 R667 Discovery Miles 6 670 Save R172 (21%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

WHAT'S THE MATTER WITH WALL STREET?
And How Do We Fix It?

Even after the global financial meltdown of 2008, economists have clung to Adam Smith's "Invisible Hand" theory of an always selfregulating market that benefits private and public interests alike. But Duke University professor John Staddon is here to tell that there's also another, darker force at work on Wall Street--a "Malign Hand" that guides all human interactions, including our finances.

Combining psychology, behavioral economics, and other sciences, Staddon's explosive new theory reveals the underlying principles behind the economic crisis, exposing the invisible mechanisms that drive our markets today. You'll learn how we can: Prevent market bubbles from buildingDistinguish voluntary from involuntary market risk and regulate them differentlySimplify and restore Glass-SteagallUnderstand market mechanisms through Darwinian dynamicsModerate boom and bust cycles and make financial markets sustainable

Using economic theory, global market trends, and psychological research, Staddon's electrifying book is both analytical and prescriptive--with a number of possible solutions to our most pressing economic concerns. You'll learn about the wrong assumptions that underlie our present system, basic rules for managing risk, and the real reasons behind the market's greatest successes and biggest disasters.

You'll hear surprising insights into the delicate relationship between Wall Street and Washington--with assessments of the bailouts, the Dodd-Frank bill, and other attempts at financial regulation. Best of all, you'll discover realistic solutions that can stop the boom-and-bust cycle once and for all.

Compelling, controversial, and remarkably thorough, The Malign Hand of the Markets will change the way we plan our future, manage our finances, and build our fortunes.

Capital Ideas - The Improbable Origins of Modern Wall Street (Paperback): Peter L. Bernstein Capital Ideas - The Improbable Origins of Modern Wall Street (Paperback)
Peter L. Bernstein
R429 R338 Discovery Miles 3 380 Save R91 (21%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

CAPITAL IDEAS

Capital Ideas traces the origins of modern Wall Street, from the pioneering work of early scholars and the development of new theories in risk, valuation, and investment returns, to the actual implementation of these theories in the real world of investment management. Starting with the French mathema-tician Louis Bachelier--who wrote about the unpredictability of stock prices in the early 1900s--Bernstein brings to life a variety of brilliant academics who have contributed to modern investment theory over the years: Harry Markowitz, who wrote about optimizing the tradeoff between risk and reward William Sharpe, who shook the pillars of the investment establishment by asserting that the market cannot be beaten Fischer Black, Myron Scholes, and Robert Merton, who paved the way for the creation of financial derivatives and new ways of controlling risk Franco Modigliani and Merton Miller, who extolled the central role of arbitrage in determining the value of securities

Filled with in-depth insights and timeless advice, Capital Ideas reveals how the unique contributions of these talented individuals profoundly changed the practice of investment management as we know it today.

Good Stocks Cheap: Value Investing with Confidence for a Lifetime of Stock Market Outperformance (Hardcover, Ed): Kenneth... Good Stocks Cheap: Value Investing with Confidence for a Lifetime of Stock Market Outperformance (Hardcover, Ed)
Kenneth Jeffrey Marshall
R784 R603 Discovery Miles 6 030 Save R181 (23%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Bull market? Bear market? Power through both with the three-part value investing model proven to pinpoint stocks that supercharge any portfolio Good Stocks Cheap provides a low-risk, easy-to-understand approach to the money management style that has made value investors like Warren Buffet and Seth Klarman so rich. Marshall's proven framework integrates the three disciplines that successful value investors rely upon-finance, strategy, and psychology-to help you crush standard returns over the long run. This model works in overheated markets by showing which companies are likely to excel operationally over time; and in downturns, by revealing which of these outperformers are most underpriced and best to buy.

Bullish Thinking - The Advisor's Guide to Surviving and Thriving on Wall Street (Paperback): Alden Cass, Brian F. Shaw,... Bullish Thinking - The Advisor's Guide to Surviving and Thriving on Wall Street (Paperback)
Alden Cass, Brian F. Shaw, Sydney LeBlanc
R417 R326 Discovery Miles 3 260 Save R91 (22%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Praise for Bullish Thinking

"Bullish Thinking is a great read. The members of the Silver Institute truly enjoy Alden Cass's thought process as it relates to surviving in the fast-paced world of trading precious metals. I recommend this book to anyone involved in the financial services industry."
--Michael DiRienzo, Executive Director, The Silver Institute

"Bullish Thinking is a must-read book for sales professionals in every industry. Coping with adversity and emotional stress is an art that stock brokers, wealth advisors, and other financial professionals should acquire, in order to maintain stability, focus, and success in the office and in their personal life. I highly recommend this book to new and experienced advisors alike, as well as their managers, assistants, and staff."
--Tom Froehlich, CIMC, CIMA, Froehlich Financial Group, LTD, President, Wealth Advisor Institute

"Bullish Thinking is a powerful volume filled with positive thinking and hands-on strategies to help advisors and brokers change negative attitudes that affect their production, the running of their business, and their clients. A blueprint for success."
--Keith Gregg, President and co-CEO, First Allied Securities

"Dr. Cass's Bullish Thinking coaching, seminars, and private sessions have helped countless financial advisors, both in terms of their professional lives and their personal lives. Bullish Thinking is an excellent resource. The teamwork of Dr. Cass and Dr. Shaw is unmatched in the financial services industry."
--Leo Pusateri, President, Pusateri Consulting and Training, LLC, Buffalo; author, Mirror Mirror on the Wall Am I the Most Valued of Them All?

"Dr. Cass's and Dr.Shaw's observations are powerful and cut right to the underlying issues in our industry. Our only assets are people. They enter and leave the building every day. The health of our industry and the success of our clients are directly linked to the emotional well being of the professionals that serve."
--Timothy J. Pagliara, Managing Partner, Capital Trust Wealth Management

Trade Like a Casino - Find Your Edge, Manage Risk, and Win Like the House (Hardcover): Richard L Weissman Trade Like a Casino - Find Your Edge, Manage Risk, and Win Like the House (Hardcover)
Richard L Weissman
R1,523 R1,228 Discovery Miles 12 280 Save R295 (19%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

A detailed look at the common characteristics found in most successful traders

While there are a variety of approaches to trading in the financial markets, profitable traders tend to share similar underlying characteristics. Most have a methodology that they believe will prove profitable over the long run and are willing to endure short-term setbacks. If you're looking to make the most of your time in today's markets, you need to understand what separates the best from the rest. And with "Trade Like a Casino, " you'll gain the knowledge needed to excel at this challenging endeavor.

Engaging and informative, this reliable guide identifies and explains the key techniques and mental processes characteristic of successful traders. It reveals that successful traders operate very much like a casino in that they develop a method that gives them "positive expectancy" and they unflappably implement the method in the face of changing, and oftentimes volatile, market conditions. Page by page, the book explores the intricacies of methodology, mental control, and flexibility that allow traders to develop and maintain the casino-like edge.Reveals how many successful traders tend to follow the same general principles, even if their approach to trading may differExplores how to account for the risk of being wrong and the market moving against youDiscusses how to develop an approach that combines trade selection with sound risk management, avoids emotional attachment to positions, exploits volatility cycles, and focuses on market action

Regardless of how you approach markets, the insights found here will help improve the way you trade by putting you in a better position to distinguish the differences between successful and unsuccessful traders.

Mutual Funds For Dummies (Paperback, 7th Edition): Eric Tyson Mutual Funds For Dummies (Paperback, 7th Edition)
Eric Tyson
R456 R347 Discovery Miles 3 470 Save R109 (24%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Position your portfolio for growth with one of America's bestselling mutual fund books Are you looking for a trusted resource to help you add mutual funds to your investment strategy? With straightforward advice and a plethora of specific, up-to-date mutual fund recommendations, personal finance expert Eric Tyson helps you avoid fund-investing pitfalls and maximize your chances of success. Newly revised and updated, Mutual Funds For Dummies quickly and easily helps you pick the best funds, assemble and maintain your portfolio, and evaluate your funds' performance. In no time, it gets you up and running on exchange-traded funds, tax laws affecting investments in funds, how to evaluate different fund-investing strategies, and much more. Plan and implement a successful investment strategy that includes mutual funds Avoid fund-investing pitfalls Find the best-managed funds that match your financial goals Select among mutual funds, exchange-traded funds, and other investing options Complemented with sample fund portfolios and updated forms that show you exactly how to accomplish your financial goals, this is your trusted resource for planning and implementing a successful investment strategy that includes mutual funds.

A Guide to Creating A Successful Algorithmic Trading Strategy (Hardcover): Perry J Kaufman A Guide to Creating A Successful Algorithmic Trading Strategy (Hardcover)
Perry J Kaufman
R1,151 Discovery Miles 11 510 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Turn insight into profit with guru guidance toward successful algorithmic trading A Guide to Creating a Successful Algorithmic Trading Strategy provides the latest strategies from an industry guru to show you how to build your own system from the ground up. If you're looking to develop a successful career in algorithmic trading, this book has you covered from idea to execution as you learn to develop a trader's insight and turn it into profitable strategy. You'll discover your trading personality and use it as a jumping-off point to create the ideal algo system that works the way you work, so you can achieve your goals faster. Coverage includes learning to recognize opportunities and identify a sound premise, and detailed discussion on seasonal patterns, interest rate-based trends, volatility, weekly and monthly patterns, the 3-day cycle, and much more with an emphasis on trading as the best teacher. By actually making trades, you concentrate your attention on the market, absorb the effects on your money, and quickly resolve problems that impact profits. Algorithmic trading began as a "ridiculous" concept in the 1970s, then became an "unfair advantage" as it evolved into the lynchpin of a successful trading strategy. This book gives you the background you need to effectively reap the benefits of this important trading method. * Navigate confusing markets * Find the right trades and make them * Build a successful algo trading system * Turn insights into profitable strategies Algorithmic trading strategies are everywhere, but they're not all equally valuable. It's far too easy to fall for something that worked brilliantly in the past, but with little hope of working in the future. A Guide to Creating a Successful Algorithmic Trading Strategy shows you how to choose the best, leave the rest, and make more money from your trades.

The Theory and Practice of Investment Management - Asset Allocation, Valuation, Portfolio Construction, and Strategies... The Theory and Practice of Investment Management - Asset Allocation, Valuation, Portfolio Construction, and Strategies (Hardcover, 2nd Edition)
Frank J. Fabozzi, Harry M. Markowitz
R1,994 R1,611 Discovery Miles 16 110 Save R383 (19%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

An updated guide to the theory "and" practice of investment management

Many books focus on the theory of investment management and leave the details of the implementation of the theory up to you. This book illustrates how theory is applied in practice while stressing the importance of the portfolio construction process.

The "Second Edition" of "The Theory and Practice of Investment Management" is the ultimate guide to understanding the various aspects of investment management and investment vehicles. Tying together theoretical advances in investment management with actual practical applications, this book gives you a unique opportunity to use proven investment management techniques to protect and grow a portfolio under many different circumstances.Contains new material on the latest tools and strategies for both equity and fixed income portfolio managementIncludes key take-aways as well as study questions at the conclusion of each chapterA timely updated guide to an important topic in today's investment world

This comprehensive investment management resource combines real-world financial knowledge with investment management theory to provide you with the practical guidance needed to succeed within the investment management arena.

Mastering The Market Cycle - Getting the odds on your side (Paperback): Howard Marks Mastering The Market Cycle - Getting the odds on your side (Paperback)
Howard Marks
R355 R284 Discovery Miles 2 840 Save R71 (20%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER "Mastering the Market Cycle is a must-read" Ray Dalio "When I see memos from Howard Marks in my mail, they're the first thing I open and read" Warren Buffett "Howard is a legendary investor" Tony Robbins Economies, companies and markets operate in accordance with patterns which are influenced by naturally occurring events combined with human psychology and behaviour. The wisest investors learn to appreciate these rhythms and identify the best opportunities to take actions which will transform their finances for the better. This insightful, practical guide to understanding and responding to cycles - by a world-leading investor - is your key to unlocking a better and more privileged appreciation of how to make the markets work for you and make your money multiply.

You're Retired...Now What? - Discovering & Funding Your Purpose-Driven Retirement (Hardcover): Debra Brede You're Retired...Now What? - Discovering & Funding Your Purpose-Driven Retirement (Hardcover)
Debra Brede
R552 R454 Discovery Miles 4 540 Save R98 (18%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
The Econometrics of Financial Markets (Hardcover, ISE ed): John Y. Campbell, Andrew W. Lo, A. Craig MacKinlay The Econometrics of Financial Markets (Hardcover, ISE ed)
John Y. Campbell, Andrew W. Lo, A. Craig MacKinlay
R1,675 R1,329 Discovery Miles 13 290 Save R346 (21%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

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

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

Technical Analysis - The Complete Resource for Financial Market Technicians (Hardcover, 3rd edition): Charles Kirkpatrick,... Technical Analysis - The Complete Resource for Financial Market Technicians (Hardcover, 3rd edition)
Charles Kirkpatrick, Julie Dahlquist
R1,969 R1,478 Discovery Miles 14 780 Save R491 (25%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Master technical analysis, step-by-step! Already the field's most comprehensive, reliable, and objective introduction, this guidebook has been thoroughly updated to reflect the field's latest advances. Selected by the Market Technicians Association as the official companion to its prestigious Chartered Market Technician (CMT) program, Technical Analysis, Third Edition systematically explains the theory of technical analysis, presenting academic evidence both for and against it. Using hundreds of fully updated illustrations and examples, the authors explain the analysis of both markets and individual issues, and present complete investment systems and portfolio management plans. They present authoritative, up-to-date coverage of tested sentiment, momentum indicators, seasonal effects, flow of funds, testing systems, risk mitigation strategies, and many other topics. Offering 30% new coverage, Technical Analysis, Third Edition thoroughly addresses recent advances in pattern recognition, market analysis, systems management, and confidence testing; Kagi, Renko, Kase, Ichimoku, Clouds, and DeMark indicators; innovations in exit stops, portfolio selection, and testing; implications of behavioral bias, and the recent performance of old formulas and methods. For traders, researchers, and serious investors alike, this is the definitive guide to profiting from technical analysis.

Emerging Markets in an Upside Down World - Challenging Perceptions in Asset Allocation and Investment (Hardcover): Jerome Booth Emerging Markets in an Upside Down World - Challenging Perceptions in Asset Allocation and Investment (Hardcover)
Jerome Booth
R785 R585 Discovery Miles 5 850 Save R200 (25%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The world is upside down. The emerging market countries are more important than many investors realise. They have been catching up with the West over the past few decades. Greater market freedom has spread since the end of the Cold War, and with it institutional changes which have further assisted emerging economies in becoming more productive, flexible, and resilient. The Western financial crisis from 2008 has quickened the pace of the relative rise of emerging markets - their relative economic power, and with it political power, but also their financial power as savers, investors and creditors. Emerging Markets in an Upside Down World - Challenging Perceptions in Asset Allocation and Investment argues that finance theory has misunderstood risk and that this has led to poor investment decisions; and that emerging markets constitute a good example of why traditional finance theory is faulty. The book accurately describes the complex and changing global environment currently facing the investor and asset allocator. It raises many questions often bypassed because of the use of simplifying assumptions and models. The narrative builds towards a checklist of issues and questions for the asset allocator and investor and then to a discussion of a variety of regulatory and policy issues. Aimed at institutional and retail investors as well as economics, finance, business and international relations students, Emerging Markets in an Upside Down World covers many complex ideas, but is written to be accessible to the non-expert.

You Too Can Become a Property Millionaire - Learn the secrets of the UK's leading property millionaire maker (Paperback,... You Too Can Become a Property Millionaire - Learn the secrets of the UK's leading property millionaire maker (Paperback, 2nd New edition)
Glenn Armstrong
R387 R321 Discovery Miles 3 210 Save R66 (17%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Glenn Armstrong, `The Millionaire Maker', is probably the only man in the UK who has helped 71 people (and counting) become property millionaires through his tried and tested strategy developed over the past decade. Glenn's desire to share his success and create a legion of potential property competitors is both unusual and impressive. Glenn Armstrong guides his mentees through a specific programme that helps them go from GBP0 to hundreds of thousands, and then to become a millionaire in five years... You don't need to be rich to become a property millionaire! Glenn Armstrong is a self-taught property guru, and succeeding through his own mistakes has helped him identify what works and what doesn't when it comes to the property business. Incredibly, he's happy to share these secrets to success with anyone who will listen, pay attention, and work hard. Glenn's love of teaching is clear, and he writes as he talks - without pretension or smarm. He is no-nonsense and straight to the point. Glenn's new book - You Too Can Become A Property Millionaire - is just one more piece in his legacy jigsaw. He wants to share all he has learned and pass it on to the property investors and developers of the future. His new book is packed full of incredible pearls of wisdom for any budding entrepreneur - not just for those interested in property. Glenn shares inspiring stories about his entrepreneurial career over the decades, from setting up a video rental empire in his 20s to becoming a cabbie after he lost his first million and rather than `just' waiting for the work to come to him, he put in an extra 30 hours per week to buy a car to hire out to fellow cabbies on an ingenious rent-to-buy scheme. Glenn offers time management tips, motivation, and ideas for success that are applicable for all entrepreneurs. He is really open about what has worked for him, as well as the hurdles he's had to jump over. Never settling for the status quo, Glenn always seeks to be more creative and innovative, to earn more, succeed, thrive and not just survive in business. Glenn Armstrong is a brilliant example of how anyone with drive, motivation and who is fearless of proper hard graft, can succeed in today's competitive business world!

Understanding Oil Prices - A Guide to What Drives the Price of Oil in Today's Markets (Hardcover, New): Salvatore Carollo Understanding Oil Prices - A Guide to What Drives the Price of Oil in Today's Markets (Hardcover, New)
Salvatore Carollo
R969 Discovery Miles 9 690 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

It's a fair bet that most of what you think you know about oil prices is wrong. Despite the massive price fluctuations of the past decade, the received wisdom on the subject has remained fundamentally unchanged since the 1970s. When asked, most people - including politicians, financial analysts and pundits - will respond with a tired litany of reasons ranging from increased Chinese and Indian competition for diminishing resources and tensions in the Middle East, to manipulation by OPEC and exorbitant petrol taxes in the EU. Yet the facts belie these explanations. For instance, what really happened in late 2008 when, in just a few weeks, oil prices plummeted from $144 dollars to $37 dollars a barrel? Did Chinese and Indian demand suddenly dry up? Did Middle East conflicts magically resolve themselves? Did OPEC flood the market with crude? In each case the answer is a definitive no - quite the opposite in fact.

Industry expert Salvatore Carollo explains that the truth behind today's increasingly volatile oil market is that over the past two decades oil prices have come untethered from all classical notions of supply and demand and have transcended any country's, consortium's, cartel's, or corporate entity's powers to control them. At play is a subtler, more complex game than most analysts realise (or are unwilling to admit to), a very dangerous game involving runaway financial speculation, self-defeating government policymaking and a concerted disinvestment in refinery capacity among the oil majors.

In "Understanding Oil Prices" Carollo identifies the key players in this dangerous game, exploring their competing interests and motivations, their moves and countermoves. Beginning with the1976 oil embargo and moving through the 1986 Chernobyl incident, the implementation of the US Clean Air Act Amendments of 1990, and the precipitous expansion of the oil futures market since the turn of the century, he traces the vast structural changes which have occurred within the oil industry over the past four decades, identifying their economic, social and geopolitical drivers, and analysing their fallout in the global economy. He explores the oil industry's decision to scale down refining capacity in the face of increasing demand and the effects of global shortages of petrol, diesel, jet fuel, fuel oil, chemical feedstocks, lubricants and other essential finished products, and describes how, beginning in the year 2000, the oil futures market detached itself almost completely from the crude market, leading to the assetization of oil, and the crippling impact reckless speculation in oil futures has had on the global economy. Finally he proposes new, more sophisticated models that economists and financial analysts can use to make sense of today's oil market, while offering industry leaders and government policymakers prescriptions for stabilising the market to ensure a relatively steady flow of affordable oil.

A concise, authoritative guide to understanding the complex, oft misunderstood oil markets, "Understanding Oil Prices" is an important resource for energy market participants, commodity traders and investors, as well as business journalists and government policymakers alike.

Investing Between the Lines: How to Make Smarter Decisions By Decoding CEO Communications (Hardcover, Ed): L. J. Rittenhouse Investing Between the Lines: How to Make Smarter Decisions By Decoding CEO Communications (Hardcover, Ed)
L. J. Rittenhouse
R583 R478 Discovery Miles 4 780 Save R105 (18%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The essential guide to making smarter decisions by decoding CEO Communications

"Recommended reading in Warren Buffet's 2013 Shareholder Letter"

"Investing Between the Lines" introduces a revolutionary method for evaluating the financial integrity of a company. You don't need special access to "insider" information or a degree in accounting to figure it out. In fact, the secret is right in front of you--in black and white--in the words of every shareholder letter, annual report, and corporate correspondence you receive.

"Investing Between the Lines" shows you how to: Decipher the "FOG" of confusing company communications Decode the real meaning behind corporate jargon and platitudes Separate the facts from the fluff in annual reports and quarterly earnings calls Safeguard your money by investing in companies that steward investor capital

Too often, corporate executives and investment professionals are expected to deliver short-term results. As a result, they are compelled to turn to accounting techniques and unclear language to meet these expectations.

In "Investing Between the Lines," L.J. Rittenhouse lays out her time-tested approach for recognizing at-risk businesses before trouble hits. This is the same method she used to predict the collapse of Enron and the fall of Lehman.

From comparing the statements of Ford, GM, and Toyota to revealing why FedEx and Wells Fargo have been so successful, "Investing Between the Lines" shows that Rittenhouse's system is one of the most powerful tools a corporate leader or investor can have. Once you learn the clues to decode CEO communications, you will be able to invest between the lines--to figure out exactly what a company's CEO is or isn't telling you.

Whether you're a professional investor, a new shareholder, or a CEO who wants to improve how your company communicates, "Investing Between the Lines" is one of the best investments you'll ever make.

Praise for "Investing Between the Lines"

"Rittenhouse is still on the side of the angels."
--WARREN BUFFETT, Chairman and CEO, Berkshire Hathaway

"Tremendous "Investing Between the Lines" is destined to become a classic in showing how candor is the language of trust and how trust is the basis on which companies ultimately succeed."
--STEPHEN M. R. COVEY, author of the "New York Times" and #1 "Wall Street Journal" bestseller, "The Speed of Trust," and coauthor of "Smart Trust"

"Before investing only by the numbers, read Investing Between the Lines. In it, L.J. Rittenhouse makes a compelling case that CEOs' words matter too."
--JAMES HESKETT, Baker Foundation Professor Emeritus, Harvard Business School, and author of "The Culture Cycle"

"An intriguing read that gets to the heart of the 21st-century leadership challenge--the need for leaders to candidly build and earn the trust of their stakeholders in an enduring way."
--DOUGLAS R. CONANT, Former President, CEO, and Director of Campbell Soup Company and "New York Times" bestselling author of "TouchPoints"

"This book is the Rosetta Stone for investors and the high-water mark for CEOs."
--DAVID CHILDERS, CEO of Compli, Inc., and Director, Society of Corporate Compliance and Ethics

"L.J. Rittenhouse reports on over a decade of research analyzing executive communications and finds leadership clues that reveal the true values of a corporate culture which, in turn, determine performance."
--LOUISE M. MORMAN, Executive Director, Lockheed Martin Leadership Institute, Miami University

The Manual of Ideas - The Proven Framework for Finding the Best Value Investments (Hardcover): John Mihaljevic The Manual of Ideas - The Proven Framework for Finding the Best Value Investments (Hardcover)
John Mihaljevic 1
R904 R595 Discovery Miles 5 950 Save R309 (34%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Reveals the proprietary framework used by an exclusive community of top money managers and value investors in their never-ending quest for untapped investment ideas

Considered an indispensable source of cutting-edge research and ideas among the world's top investment firms and money managers, the journal "The Manual of Ideas" boasts a subscribers list that reads like a "Who's Who" of high finance. Written by that publication's managing editor and inspired by its mission to serve as an "idea funnel" for the world's top money managers, this book introduces you to a proven, proprietary framework for finding, researching, analyzing, and implementing the best value investing opportunities. The next best thing to taking a peek under the hoods of some of the most prodigious brains in the business, it gives you uniquely direct access to the thought processes and investment strategies of such super value investors as Warren Buffett, Seth Klarman, Glenn Greenberg, Guy Spier and Joel Greenblatt.Written by the team behind one of the most read and talked-about sources of research and value investing ideasReviews more than twenty pre-qualified investment ideas and provides an original ranking methodology to help you zero-in on the three to five most compelling investmentsDelivers a finely-tuned, proprietary investment framework, previously available only to an elite group of TMI subscribersStep-by-step, it walks you through a proven, rigorous approach to finding, researching, analyzing, and implementing worthy ideas

The Half Millionaire Real Estate Agent - The 52 Secrets to Making a Half Million Dollars a Year While Working a 20-Hour Work... The Half Millionaire Real Estate Agent - The 52 Secrets to Making a Half Million Dollars a Year While Working a 20-Hour Work Week (Paperback)
Brian Ernst
R324 R268 Discovery Miles 2 680 Save R56 (17%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Anatomy of the Bear - Lessons from Wall Street's Four Great Bottoms (Hardcover, 4th ed.): Russell Napier Anatomy of the Bear - Lessons from Wall Street's Four Great Bottoms (Hardcover, 4th ed.)
Russell Napier
R786 R566 Discovery Miles 5 660 Save R220 (28%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

How does one spot the bottom of a bear market? What brings a bear to its end? There are few more important questions to be answered in modern finance. Financial market history is a guide to understanding the future. Looking at the four occasions when US equities were particularly cheap - 1921, 1932, 1949 and 1982 - Russell Napier sets out to answer these questions by analysing every article in the Wall Street Journal from either side of the market bottom. In the 70,000 articles he examines, one begins to understand the features which indicate that a great buying opportunity is emerging. By looking at how markets really did work in these bear-market bottoms, rather than theorising how they should work, Napier offers investors a financial field guide to making the best provisions for the future. This new edition includes a brand new preface from the author and a foreword by Merryn Somerset Webb.

The Money Plan - Clear your debts, secure your tomorrow and live for today (Paperback): Warren Shute The Money Plan - Clear your debts, secure your tomorrow and live for today (Paperback)
Warren Shute; Foreword by Alvin Hall 1
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Billionaire Cab Driver - Timeless Lessons for Financial Success (Paperback): Joseph Tallal Billionaire Cab Driver - Timeless Lessons for Financial Success (Paperback)
Joseph Tallal
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China's Offshore Investments - A Network Approach (Hardcover, illustrated edition): Dexin Yang China's Offshore Investments - A Network Approach (Hardcover, illustrated edition)
Dexin Yang
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Presenting a thorough analysis of China's outward Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) in the last quarter of a century - something little explored in the literature - this book explores the rationale behind its emergence and development. China's outward FDI exhibits unique features in respect of timing, pace and geographical distribution that defy the existing mainstream theories of FDI. China's Offshore Investments uses the framework of a network model of FDI, which is developed by applying economic norms to ideas of networks in business analysis. This network model has been designed specifically by Dexin Yang for the purpose of theorising the changing pattern of FDI in the era of globalisation in general and interpreting China's FDI in particular. Dexin Yang's analysis reveals that Chinese firms engage in FDI for a variety of networking benefits. Accordingly, the geographical distribution of China's outward FDI reflects the distribution of network benefits required by Chinese firms and the relevant cost saving impacts of obtaining such benefits. As the functioning of networks relies on certain elements particular to market economies, the author argues that the development of China's outward FDI was affected by the progress of marketisation in China. This book is a fine contribution to the body of knowledge on FDI in developing countries and transitional economies. Scholars and researchers interested in the fields of FDI and Multinational Enterprise (MNE) analysis, economic development and the Chinese economy will all find this book of great interest. Policymakers will also find much to engage them within this book.

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