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A real-world guide for adapting to the new energy era The Energy Disruption Triangle is a treatise on the energy revolution's real-world impacts, and a handbook for anyone looking to weather the storm. Three major technologies are already changing the energy paradigm: solar energy, electric vehicles, and energy storage. As technology continues to evolve and become more accessible to the masses, the nation's energy habits will experience a dramatic upheaval; this book provides actionable guidance to help you adapt. We are already in the beginning stages of this black swan event, and most people don't know what's coming--but it will come much sooner and much faster than anyone thinks. This book reveals the revolution happening right before our eyes, and shows you how to thrive in this new era. Learn how our energy supplies--and usage--are changing Understand why energy storage matters, and how the technology is evolving Explore the history and future of groundbreaking energy technologies Delve into the disruption of the U.S. energy supply, and the possibility of energy independence Rapidly advancing battery technology is boosting energy storage for homeowners, utilities, and electric vehicle manufacturers, stranding fossil fuels in the ground due to the high price of extraction relative to cost-effective sources such as solar and wind. Traditional energy sources are being phased out, and our nation has come to a fork in the road: uphold the status quo and allow our energy supply to be disrupted, or adapt and advance to a state of total energy independence. The Energy Disruption Triangle explores the state of U.S. energy from source to consumer, and provides insight into the three sectors that are changing the world.
In the spirit of Barbarians at the Gate and Liar's Poker comes The Sellout, the definitive book on the recent collapse of Wall Street, one of the most dramatic and anxiety-ridden era in national socioeconomic history. In this powerful business narrative, Charles Gasparino, the author of Blood on the Floor and King of the Club, captures how avarice, arrogance, and sheer stupidity eroded Wall Street's dominance, made many of our country's most fabled financial institutions vulnerable to significant new foreign control, and profoundly weakened the financial security of millions of poor and middle-class American families.
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."
Trade your way to a more profitable portfolio Savvy traders can make money in both up and down markets and now you can, too! In Trading For Dummies, investors from every walk of life will benefit from sample stock charts, position trading tips and techniques, fresh ways to analyze trends and indicators, and all the latest information on trading stocks wisely in any type of market. Taking the stress out of the stock market, this no-nonsense guide walks you through all the steps to trade with authority and takes your portfolio to exciting new heights. Whether you're an investor looking for a clear guide to successfully trading stocks in any type of market, or an investor who has experience trading and are looking for new, proven methods to enhance the profitability of investments, you'll find a proven system for eliminating doubt, decreasing risk, and, ultimately, increasing return. * Understand market cycles and choose a great broker * Manage your risk exposure * Build a balanced portfolio * Develop your own custom trading strategy If you're in need of basic strategies and stock valuation methodologies that let you make smart trading decisions, this book has it all!
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.
Your investing options aren't confined to stocks, bonds, and mutual funds. Those are merely the most common investments and, as recent history proves, certainly not the safest or most profitable. How to Make Money in Alternative Investments introduces you to more than 40 places to invest your money outside the traditional avenues.
Popular tax-strategist team Hubert and Lisa Bromma have written a prescriptive guide to help you take your portfolio to the next step. The key is to invest directly in an entity and to design your investment to be tax-free or tax-deferred. "How to Make Money in Alternative Investments" is your blueprint to entering unique markets, including: Private Lending Precious Metals Natural Resources "Green" Investing International Sources Real Estate Business-to-Business Cash Flows
"How to Make Money in Alternative Investments" provides you with numerous success stories that illustrate exactly how it's done--from one investor who makes private loans of $50,000 that return 12.5 percent interest to another who makes millions investing in water rights in Wyoming.
True financial freedom today begins and ends with you. No longer can you trust a third party to make the wisest possible decisions regarding your future. You need to reject the "standard" double-digit losses of your life savings and take control of your own investments.
"How to Make Money in Alternative Investments" helps you branch out on your own by making intelligent choices in the markets where you see potential. It's the only way to avoid losses in our struggling economy--and it's the best way to build wealth that will see you well into the future.
The ultimate guide to the world of cryptocurrencies! While the cryptocurrency market is known for its volatility--and this volatility is often linked to the ever-changing regulatory environment of the industry--the entire cryptocurrency market is expected to reach a total value of $1 trillion this year. If you want to get in on the action, this book shows you how. Cryptocurrency Investing For Dummies offers trusted guidance on how to make money trading and investing in the top 200 digital currencies, no matter what the market sentiment. You'll find out how to navigate the new digital finance landscape and choose the right cryptocurrency for different situations with the help of real-world examples that show you how to maximize your cryptocurrency wallet. Understand how the cryptocurrency market works Find best practices for choosing the right cryptocurrency Explore new financial opportunities Choose the right platforms to make the best investments This book explores the hot topics and market moving events affecting cryptocurrency prices and shows you how to develop the smartest investment strategies based on your unique risk tolerance.
Drive profit and manage risk with expert guidance on trade processing The Trade Lifecycle catalogues and details the various types of trades, including the inherent cashflows and risk exposures of each. Now in its second edition, this comprehensive guide includes major new coverage of traded products, credit valuation adjustment, regulation, and the role of information technology. By reading this, you'll dissect a trade into its component parts, track it from preconception to maturity, and learn how it affects each business function of a financial institution. You will become familiar with the full extent of legal, operational, liquidity, credit, and market risks to which it is exposed. Case studies of real projects cover topics like FX exotics, commodity counterparty risk, equity settlement, bond management, and global derivatives initiatives, while the companion website features additional video training on specific topics to help you build a strong background in this fundamental aspect of finance. Trade processing and settlement combined with control of risk has been thrust into the limelight with the recent near collapse of the global financial market. This book provides thorough, practical guidance toward processing the trade, and the risks and rewards it entails. * Gain deep insight into emerging subject areas * Understand each step of the trade process * Examine the individual components of a trade * Learn how each trade affects everything it touches Every person working in a bank is highly connected to the lifecycle of a trade. It is the glue by which all departments are bound, and the aggregated success or failure of each trade determines the entire organization's survival. The Trade Lifecycle explains the fundamentals of trade processing and gives you the knowledge you need to further your success in the market.
An accessible, and intuitive, guide to stock valuation
Valuation is at the heart of any investment decision, whether that decision is to buy, sell, or hold. In The Little Book of Valuation, expert Aswath Damodaran explains the techniques in language that any investors can understand, so you can make better investment decisions when reviewing stock research reports and engaging in independent efforts to value and pick stocks.
Page by page, Damodaran distills the fundamentals of valuation, without glossing over or ignoring key concepts, and develops models that you can easily understand and use. Along the way, he covers various valuation approaches from intrinsic or discounted cash flow valuation and multiples or relative valuation to some elements of real option valuation.Includes case studies and examples that will help build your valuation skillsWritten by Aswath Damodaran, one of today's most respected valuation expertsIncludes an accompanying iPhone application (iVal) that makes the lessons of the book immediately useable
Written with the individual investor in mind, this reliable guide will not only help you value a company quickly, but will also help you make sense of valuations done by others or found in comprehensive equity research reports.
The Inside Track on the Most Innovative Financial Instrument Today. .
["The Credit Derivatives Handbook"] presents a rigorous
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An impressive survey of current research in credit derivatives
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Greg and Paul have struck well the delicate balance between
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geographies beyond the United States.
In just a few years, futures trading has grown from a specialized area to a major sector that is attracting pension funds, hedge funds, and other capital pools. Technological advances have led to increased globalization and around-the-clock trading, which has generated huge volumes that can be traded at minimal cost. . .
"In Timing Techniques for Commodity Futures Markets," expert stocks and futures advisor Colin Alexander explains how to make money in all market conditions. He shows you how to set up monthly and weekly charts with indicators that determine which markets may be worth trading. Then he shows daily and intraday charts tell you when to pull the trigger and get into a trade and stay until market action generates an exit signal. . .
With Alexander's proven approach to evaluating markets, you'll learn how to avoid high-risk and marginal trades without sacrificing the high-potential ones. And, you'll see how informed applications of today's most effective indicators-including MACD, moving averages, stochastics, and Bollinger Bands-can help identify markets with the potential for extended moves. . .
Through a focused examination of how money determines markets, Timing Techniques for Commodity Future Markets shows you how to: . Define a trend. Interpret who trades what and how much. Set stops and get out of trades. Fine-tune short-term trading. .
Along with expert advice on such fundamental practices as building charts and reading candlestick charts, "Timing Techniques for Commodity Futures Markets" provides an insider's edge with rare information on the best chart patterns for all time frames, cyclical and seasonal forces and price rules for knowing when to pullthe trigger on a trade. To illustrate real-time use, the Alexander includes two revealing case studies--one based on a prospective long position on gasoline and one based on a short position in copper.
Understand and interpret the global debt capital markets Now in a completely updated and expanded edition, this is a technical guide to the yield curve, a key indicator of the global capital markets and the understanding and accurate prediction of which is critical to all market participants. Being able to accurately and timely predict the shape and direction of the curve permits practitioners to consistently outperform the market. Analysing and Interpreting the Yield Curve, 2nd Edition describes what the yield curve is, explains what it tells participants, outlines the significance of certain shapes that the curve assumes and, most importantly, demonstrates what factors drive it and how it is modelled and used. Covers the FTP curve, the multi-currency curve, CSA, OIS-Libor and 3-curve models Gets you up to speed on the secured curve Describes application of theoretical versus market curve relative value trading Explains the concept of the risk-free rate Accessible demonstration of curve interpolation best-practice using cubic spline, Nelson-Siegel and Svensson 94 models This advanced text is essential reading for traders, asset managers, bankers and financial analysts, as well as graduate students in banking and finance.
From a giant of health care policy, an engaging and enlightening account of why American health care is so expensive "and why it doesn't have to be Uwe Reinhardt was a towering figure and moral conscience of health care policy in the United States and beyond. Famously bipartisan, he advised presidents and Congress on health reform and originated central features of the Affordable Care Act. In Priced Out, Reinhardt offers an engaging and enlightening account of today's U.S. health care system, explaining why it costs so much more and delivers so much less than the systems of every other advanced country, why this situation is morally indefensible, and how we might improve it. The problem, Reinhardt says, is not one of economics but of social ethics. There is no American political consensus on a fundamental question other countries settled long ago: to what extent should we be our brothers' and sisters' keepers when it comes to health care? Drawing on the best evidence, he guides readers through the chaotic, secretive, and inefficient way America finances health care, and he offers a penetrating ethical analysis of recent reform proposals. At this point, he argues, the United States appears to have three stark choices: the government can make the rich help pay for the health care of the poor, ration care by income, or control costs. Reinhardt proposes an alternative path: that by age 26 all Americans must choose either to join an insurance arrangement with community-rated premiums, or take a chance on being uninsured or relying on a health insurance market that charges premiums based on health status. An incisive look at the American health care system, Priced Out dispels the confusion, ignorance, myths, and misinformation that hinder effective reform.
Real-world examples are integrated throughout the pages to reinforce important concepts. The text demonstrates how to apply modern tools such as equilibrium theory to the management of a portfolio. Up-to-date with the rapidly changing environment of modern portfolio theory and investment analysis. Mathematical proofs can be found in the footnotes, appendices, and specially noted sections of the text in order to enhance student application.
The official CAIA Level 1 curriculum book Alternative Investments: CAIA Level I, 3rd Edition is the curriculum book for the Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst (CAIA) Level I professional examination. Covering the fundamentals of the alternative investment space, this book helps you build a foundation in alternative investment markets. You'll look closely at the different types of hedge fund strategies and the range of statistics used to define investment performance as you gain a deep familiarity with alternative investment terms and develop the computational ability to solve investment problems. From strategy characteristics to portfolio management strategies, this book contains the core material you will need to succeed on the CAIA Level I exam. This updated third edition tracks to the latest version of the exam, and is accompanied by the following ancillaries: a workbook, study guide, learning objectives, and an ethics handbook. Most investment analyst education programs focus primarily on the traditional asset classes, pushing alternative investments to the sidelines. The CAIA designation was developed in response to the tremendous growth of alternative investing, and is the industry's premier educational standard. This book is your official study companion, bringing you fully up to speed on everything you need to know (with the exception of the ethics material covered in a separate handbook). * Understand the complexities of each alternative asset class * Learn the quantitative techniques professionals use every day * Dig into the unique aspects of alternative investments * Master the core material covered by the CAIA Level I exam More than 300 financial institutions and hedge funds have committed key executives to the CAIA exam, and this rapidly growing trend speaks to the designation's rising status as a must-have credential for anyone in the alternative investment sphere. Increase your chances of success by getting your information straight from the source in CAIA Level I.
To make real money in the stock market you have to act like a sleuth.
It's not enough to rely on SEC files, annual reports, and press releases. To uncover the most lucrative investments, you must dig beneath the printed surface of public information and sleuth for physical evidence. This is the only way to reveal the actual truth about a company's real value-and its future.
Investing expert Avner Mandelman honed this highly effective, money-sleuthing approach at his investment firm, Giraffe Capital Corporation. Now, in The Sleuth Investor, he shares his proven intelligence-gathering methods for obtaining exclusive information even before industry insiders do-and using it to gain a decisive edge in buying and selling stock.
Through step-by-step guidance and illustrative examples, Mandelman demonstrates how you can track the four physical elements of a company: People (employees, customers, suppliers), Product (inventory, the product's physical movement, competing products), Plant (production facilities, offices), and Periphery (physical surroundings, community, the economic eco-chain). Obtaining physical clues gives you the ability to anticipate key company developments, such as imminent high growth, a coming disaster you can short profitably, and new product launches.
Using Mandelman's strategies and techniques, you'll learn how to: Follow the physical movement of a product, either directly or indirectly, and connect it to financial results Obtain exclusive information from low-level employees to make nearly sure bets Collect information from a company's clients and suppliers-and use it to make lucrative investments Integrate legal precautions into your sleuthing
The amount of "foolish" money available to be taken by money sleuthing is enormous. Become a sleuth yourself by following the methods in The Sleuth Investor and you'll be making more money than ever before-perhaps even a fortune.
Wall Street is a funny business. All you have is your reputation. Taint it and someone else will fill your shoes. Longevity comes from maintaining that reputation.
Ask Jack Grubman, the All-Star telecom analyst from Salomon Smith Barney; uber-banker Frank Quattrone at CS First Boston; Morgan Stanley's Mary "Queen of the Net" Meeker; or Merrill Lynch's Henry Blodget.
Well, they probably won't tell you anything. But have I got some great stories for you.
Successful hedge fund manager Andy Kessler looks back on his years as an analyst on Wall Street and offers this cautionary tale of the intoxicating forces loose in the world of finance that overwhelmed sober analysis.
All The Tools and Techniques You Need to Invest Successfully in High-Yield, Low-Risk Index Funds
The updated Second Edition of Richard Ferri's bestselling "All About Index Funds" offers individual investors an easy-to-use guide for capitalizing on one of today's hottest investing areas_index funds. This wealth-building resource provides essential information on index funds; expert advice on how to start investing; and winning strategies for high returns with low risk.
The Second Edition of "All About Index Funds" features: Updated tables, charts, and data on performance, fees, and new funds Step-by-step guidance on active indexing and discussion of its expanding role Coverage of all new U.S. equity indexes that have changed the dynamics of the index fund marketplace and a new chapter on commodities and commodity index funds Vanguard's revision of the indexes it uses for benchmarking Discussion of the increasing popularity of ETFs for effective asset allocation
In Investment Planning, two of the best-known authors in the investment planning field, Geoffrey A. Hirt and Stanley B. Block, have joined forces with finance expert, Somnath Basu, to show financial planners how to successfully manage their clients' investments consistent with their personal objectives and levels of risk tolerance.. . .
This landmark book carefully explains the essential theory required to understand how financial markets work_and describes step by step how best to diversify and balance a portfolio of investments to reduce risk and increase expected returns.. .
Ranging from fixed-income securities, common and preferred stock, and mutual fundsto options, futures, derivatives, and other investment vehicles, Investment Planning cuts through the complexities of today's burgeoning financial landscape with clear, concise accounts of: . . Types and uses of investment vehicles. Types of investment risk. Measures of investment risk. Measures of investment returns . Time-influenced security valuation concepts. Bond and stock valuation methods. Portfolio management and measurement concepts. Formula investing. Investment strategies. Asset allocation and diversification. EMT. Asset pricing models. Leverage of investment assets. Hedging and option strategies. Tax efficient investing. Investment strategies in tax-advantaged accounts. Taxation of investment vehicles. .
An excellent resource for preparing for the Certified Financial Planner (CFP) exam, this comprehensive reference also includes real-world case studies and listings of investment websites in each chapter_plus a broad array of at-a-glance charts and tables.. .
Authoritative and completely up-to-date, Investment Planning now offers professionals all the tools, techniques, and guidance they need to seize new opportunities in the financial marketplace and maximize returns on their clients' investments!. . .
This book presents the futures and options bible from the world's first, and America's largest, futures exchange. Through nine editions over three decades, the Chicago Board of Trade (CBOT) has provided futures and options traders with the self-published Commodity Trading Manual. Now, the CBOT has entered into an exclusive agreement with McGraw-Hill to bring you this vital book. "The Chicago Board of Trade Handbook of Futures and Options" delivers valuable information on everything from the uses and purposes of the futures market to nuts-and-bolts descriptions of day-to-day exchange operations.
This book takes a practical look at the valuation models used by Wall Street Veteran consultant and educator Scott Hoover. It analyzes the limitations and idiosyncrasies of major valuation models. He examines the time value of money, cash flow analysis, discount rates, and other tools, and describes how money managers and bankers apply them to valuation.
Real estate guru Boaz Gilad shows how to make a million dollars investing in real estate--without needing a lot of start-up cash Even if you're new to real estate, you can use the knowledge and experience you already have to tap into--or even create--real estate opportunities. The secret is to target the customers and properties you understand best. Finding your niche is just part of Gilad's 10-step moneymaking program, based on the proven techniques that have made him a sought-after speaker for top corporations and real estate groups--and a millionaire. Key features You'll discover how to: Develop a niche market based on your own experience, knowledge, and skills Target and scout the right neighbourhoods and properties Accurately determine the real value of properties Use creative tactics to nail down sources of capital Understand finance and real estate calculations and formulas Negotiate effectively to win in every deal Build your own professional real estate team Find drive and inspiration to keep going Establish a great reputation for yourself And live your entrepreneurial dream!
A brilliant investor, a born raconteur and an overall smart-ass, Andy Kessler pulls back the curtain on the world of hedge funds and shows how the guys who run big money think, talk and act.
Following on the success of Wall Street Meat, his self-published book on the lives of Wall Street stock analysts, Andy Kessler recounts his years as an extraordinarily successful hedge fund manager. To run a successful hedge fund you must have an investing edge -- that special insight that allows you to reap greater returns for your clients and yourself.
A quick study, Kessler gets an education in investing from some fascinating and quirky personalities. Eventually he works out his own insight into the world economy, a powerful lens that reveals to him hidden value in seemingly negative trends. Focussing on margin surplus, Kessler comes to see that current American economy, at the apex of the information revolution, is not so different from the British economy at the height of the industrial revolution. Drawing out the parallels he develops a powerful investing tool which he shares with readers. Contrarian and confident, Kessler made a fortune applying his ideas to his hedge fund. Which only proves that they may not be as crazy as they sound.
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