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The primary aim of Financial Accounting: Applied Questions is to provide a spectrum of practical questions applicable to a typical first-year accounting syllabus.
The questions in this question book will test students' insight and will make a valuable contribution to the development of the skills required to be successful in accounting.
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.
Better analysis for more accurate international financial valuation International Financial Statement Analysis, 4th Edition provides the most up-to-date detail for the successful assessment of company performance and financial position regardless of country of origin. The seasoned experts at the CFA Institute offer readers a rich, clear reference, covering all aspects from financial reporting mechanics and standards to understanding income and balance sheets. Comprehensive guidance toward effective analysis techniques helps readers make real-world use of the knowledge presented, with this new third edition containing the most current standards and methods for the post-crisis world. Coverage includes the complete statement analysis process, plus information on income tax accounting, employee compensation, and the impact of foreign exchange rates on the statements of multinational corporations.
"An incisive history of the venture-capital industry." -New Yorker "An excellent and original economic history of venture capital." -Tyler Cowen, Marginal Revolution "A detailed, fact-filled account of America's most celebrated moneymen." -New Republic "Extremely interesting, readable, and informative...Tom Nicholas tells you most everything you ever wanted to know about the history of venture capital, from the financing of the whaling industry to the present multibillion-dollar venture funds." -Arthur Rock "In principle, venture capital is where the ordinarily conservative, cynical domain of big money touches dreamy, long-shot enterprise. In practice, it has become the distinguishing big-business engine of our time...[A] first-rate history." -New Yorker VC tells the riveting story of how the venture capital industry arose from America's longstanding identification with entrepreneurship and risk-taking. Whether the venture is a whaling voyage setting sail from New Bedford or the latest Silicon Valley startup, VC is a state of mind as much as a way of doing business, exemplified by an appetite for seeking extreme financial rewards, a tolerance for failure and experimentation, and a faith in the promise of innovation to generate new wealth. Tom Nicholas's authoritative history takes us on a roller coaster of entrepreneurial successes and setbacks. It describes how iconic firms like Kleiner Perkins and Sequoia invested in Genentech and Apple even as it tells the larger story of VC's birth and evolution, revealing along the way why venture capital is such a quintessentially American institution-one that has proven difficult to recreate elsewhere.
Municipal finance and accounting is the first published work that can claim to deal holistically with all the key features of municipal finance and accountancy and the principles of sound financial governance in municipalities. The title examines all the local government statutes and their published regulations, and covers all salient aspects of municipal finance, accounting and financial governance including planning, budgeting, all key features of general financial administration, and the roles and responsibilities of other organs of state in the financial administration of municipalities.
This title focuses on the supervisor of the credit management function of an organisation and teaches the learner how to plan, organise, lead and control the routine activities in the department, and how to set, measure and achieve performance standards. The supervisor and the learner are also taught how to detect irregularities in the handling of debtors' accounts and cash receipts, and how to initiate and apply corrective action. All aspects of the National Credit Act (Act 34 of 2006) have been incorporated in the principles of this title.
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.
Businesses take on many forms ranging from sole proprietorships, partnerships, and close corporations to companies. The ability of these forms of business ownership to obtain and service credit depends not only on their financial circumstances, but also the knowledge and ability of the credit provider to assess the business' creditworthiness. For a business to be successful it must make a profit. The profit on a sale is not earned unless the money for the sale is in the bank on due date. It is also true that the longer it takes to collect the money from a debtor, the more difficult it becomes. Applied credit management teaches the learner all aspects of the credit management function of an organisation, from the evaluation of the new application, the investigation of the creditworthiness of the customer, the final approval or rejection to the collection and ultimate litigation of an account. All aspects of the National Credit Act (Act 34 of 2006) have been incorporated in the principles of this book.
A Great Deal of Ruin provides an accessible introduction to the enduring problem of financial crises. Illustrated with historical analysis, case studies, and clear economic concepts, this book explains in three parts what financial crises are, how they are caused and what we can learn from them. It begins with a taxonomy of crises and a list of factors that increase the risk for countries experiencing a financial crisis. It then examines five of the most important crises in modern economic history, beginning with the Great Depression and ending with the subprime crisis in the United States and its evolution into a debt crisis in the Eurozone. The book concludes with a set of lessons that can be learnt from the crises of the past. It will appeal to university students as well as general readers who are curious to learn more about the recent subprime crisis and other financial crises.
An introductory text which should serve as a useful reference and guide for commerce students, public servants and members of the business fraternity alike. It gives the reader an overview of how the various institutions in the South African financial system operate as well as of the different financial markets in the South African economy and the instruments traded in those markets. This publication is aimed particularly at South African students. Each chapter starts with study objectives relevant to the material covered. Jargon that may be unfamiliar is explained in lay terms. It refers throughout to both international and local market practices and norms where relevant. Students in financial management and monetary economics will find this a helpful aid to understanding the financial markets in South Africa.
Basic Bookkeeping Solutions provide solutions to many of the activities and assignments in Basic Bookkeeping. It also presents opportunities for summative assessment which is constructive and guided. Through working with these proposed solution the learner can conduct regular sof–assessment. Basic Bookkeeping provides an intergrated approach to bookkeeping, using an outcomes–based (OBE) approach.
The aim of this publication is to show students and practising internal and external auditors how economy, efficiency and effectiveness apply to performance auditing. It is difficult to explain the complexities of performance auditing to newcomers in the field in a way that makes sense the first time round. There is little practical, step-by-step guidance on the topic available in South Africa at present. This is an odd situation, especially when one considers that the revised estimate for government expenditure for the 2003/2004 financial year was R331 685 billion and the estimate for the 2004/2005 financial year is R368 904 billion. Performance auditing can play a vital role in ensuring that taxpayers' money is well spent when it comes to the principles of economy, efficiency and effectiveness. One reason for the lack of published practical guidance on the topic is that no two audits are identical, so it is difficult to set out rules that can be applied again and again. Each performance audit will have a different focus area, and each focus area will require different criteria to be tested. For this reason, the publication emphasises those elements that are relevant to all performance audits and that can be applied easily and successfully. The guidance given here takes the form of a step-by-step approach to performance auditing and is intended to empower new performance auditors and team leaders alike.
Finance is widely seen as an obstacle to a better world. Principles of Sustainable Finance explains how the financial sector can be mobilized to counter this. Using finance as a means to achieve social goals we can divert the planet and its economy from its current path to a world that is sustainable for all. Written for undergraduate, graduate, and executive students of finance, economics, business, and sustainability, this textbook combines theory, empirical data, and policy to explain the sustainability challenges for corporate investment. It shows how finance can steer funding to certain companies and projects without sacrificing return and thus speed up the transition to a sustainable economy. It analyses the Sustainable Development Goals as a strategy for a better world and provides evidence that environmental, social, and governance factors matter, explaining in detail how to incorporate these factors in the corporate and financial sectors. Tailored for students, Principles of Sustainable Finance starts each chapter with an overview and learning objectives to support study. It includes suggestions for further reading, lists and definitions of key concepts, and extensive uses of figures, boxes, and tables to enhance educational goals and clarify concepts. Principles of Sustainable Finance is also supported by an online resource that includes teaching materials and cases.
The maths, the formulas, and the problems associated with corporate finance can be daunting to the uninitiated, but help is at hand. Corporate Finance For Dummies, UK Edition covers all the basics of corporate finance, including: accounting statements; cash flow; raising and managing capital; choosing investments; managing risk; determining dividends; mergers and acquisitions; and valuation. It also serves as an excellent resource to supplement corporate finance coursework and as a primer for exams. Inside you ll discover: * The tools and expert advice you need to understand corporate finance principles and strategies * Introductions to the practices of determining an operating budget, calculating future cash flow, and scenario analysis - in plain English * Information on the risks and rewards associated with corporate finance and lending * Easy to understand explanations and examples * Help to pass your corporate finance exam!
The underexamined art and science of managing the federal government's huge debt. Everyone talks about the size of the U.S. national debt: now at $13 trillion and climbing. Few talk about how the U.S. Treasury does the borrowing even though it is one of the world's largest borrowers. Yet everyone from bond traders to the home-buying public is affected by the Treasury's decisions about whether to borrow short or long term and what types of bonds to sell to investors. What is the best way for the Treasury to finance the government's huge debt? Harvard's Robin Greenwood, Sam Hanson, Joshua Rudolph, and Larry Summers argue that the Treasury could save taxpayers money and help the economy by borrowing more short term and less long term. They also argue that the Treasury and the Federal Reserve made a huge mistake in recent years by rowing in opposite directions: while the Fed was buying a lot of long-term bonds to push investors into other assets, the Treasury was doing the opposite - selling investors more long-term bonds. This book includes responses from a variety of public and private sector experts on how the Treasury does its borrowing, some of whom have criticized the way the Treasury has been managing its borrowing.
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'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.
The Five Rules for Successful Stock Investing
"By resisting both the popular tendency to use gimmicks that
oversimplify securities analysis and the academic tendency to use
jargon that obfuscates common sense, Pat Dorsey has written a
substantial and useful book. His methodology is sound, his examples
clear, and his approach timeless."
Over the years, people from around the world have turned to Morningstar for strong, independent, and reliable advice. The Five Rules for Successful Stock Investing provides the kind of savvy financial guidance only a company like Morningstar could offer. Based on the philosophy that "investing should be fun, but not a game," this comprehensive guide will put even the most cautious investors back on the right track by helping them pick the right stocks, find great companies, and understand the driving forces behind different industries--without paying too much for their investments.
Written by Morningstar's Director of Stock Analysis, Pat Dorsey, The Five Rules for Successful Stock Investing includes unparalleled stock research and investment strategies covering a wide range of stock-related topics. Investors will profit from such tips as: How to dig into a financial statement and find hidden gold . . . and deception How to find great companies that will create shareholder wealth How to analyze every corner of the market, from banks to health care
Informative and highly accessible, The Five Rules for Successful Stock Investing should be required reading for anyone looking for the right investment opportunities in today's ever-changing market.
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.
Since the late 1980s the law affecting consumers has undergone fundamental change. There is now a significant body of new law designed to protect consumers.;This publication covers all aspects of that law and examines the issues which have become pertinent to modern society. It begins with an overview of consumers and consumerism and goes on to deal with important aspects of consumer law. Contentious issues such as consumer credit, debt-collection procedures and practices, and consumer protection bodies and mechanisms are discussed. In each instance, the theory of the law is explained and its practical application illustrated.;This book should be of interest to lawyers, legal advisors, as well as those in industry and commerce.
The Zondervan 2016 Church and Nonprofit Tax and Financial Guide annual reference guide continues to be one of the few resources offering tax and financial advice to churches and nonprofit organizations. Issues of financial accountability, receiving and maintaining tax-exempt status, accounting for charitable gifts, and other crucial topics receive careful and full discussion. The 2016 edition also contains a thorough description of tax laws affecting churches and other nonprofit organizations, ensuring compliance with all regulations. The book includes expert advice on handling charitable gifts, sample policies and procedures, easy techniques for simplifying financial policies and procedures, insights on medical expense reimbursements, key steps in sound compensation planning, and examples of required IRS filings.
A comprehensive yet concise guide to mastering the principles and practice of accounting, using an outcomes-based approach. Includes explanations, class activities and assignments. Provides facilitators and students with adequate and meaningful lecturing examples and exercises. Aimed at bookkeeping and accounting students at higher certificate level, but can also be used as bridging material for those intending to study for a professional accounting qualification at a later stage.
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