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People tend to be penny wise and pound foolish and cry over spilt milk, even though we are taught to do neither. Focusing on the present at the expense of the future and basing decisions on lost value are two mistakes common to decision-making that are particularly costly in the world of finance. Behavioral Finance: What Everyone Needs to KnowR provides an overview of common shortcuts and mistakes people make in managing their finances. It covers the common cognitive biases or errors that occur when people are collecting, processing, and interpreting information. These include emotional biases and the influence of social factors, from culture to the behavior of one's peers. These effects vary during one's life, reflecting differences in due to age, experience, and gender. Among the questions to be addressed are: How did the financial crisis of 2007-2008 spur understanding human behavior? What are market anomalies and how do they relate to behavioral biases? What role does overconfidence play in financial decision- making? And how does getting older affect risk tolerance?
A fully revised second edition focused on the best practices of enterprise risk management Since the first edition of Enterprise Risk Management: From Incentives to Controls was published a decade ago, much has changed in the worlds of business and finance. That's why James Lam has returned with a new edition of this essential guide. Written to reflect today's dynamic market conditions, the Second Edition of Enterprise Risk Management: From Incentives to Controls clearly puts this discipline in perspective. Engaging and informative, it skillfully examines both the art as well as the science of effective enterprise risk management practices. Along the way, it addresses the key concepts, processes, and tools underlying risk management, and lays out clear strategies to manage what is often a highly complex issue. * Offers in-depth insights, practical advice, and real-world case studies that explore the various aspects of ERM * Based on risk management expert James Lam's thirty years of experience in this field * Discusses how a company should strive for balance between risk and return Failure to properly manage risk continues to plague corporations around the world. Don't let it hurt your organization. Pick up the Second Edition of Enterprise Risk Management: From Incentives to Controls and learn how to meet the enterprise-wide risk management challenge head on, and succeed.
Fundamentals of Corporate Finance, 3rd Edition by Robert Parrino, David Kidwell, and Thomas Bates develops the fundamental concepts underlying corporate finance in an intuitive manner while maintain a strong emphasis on developing computational skills. The authors believe that students who understand the intuition underlying the basic concepts of finance are better able to develop critical judgments necessary to apply financial tools in real decision-making situations. The Third Edition offers a level of rigor that is appropriate for both business and finance majors and presents the content in a manner that all students find accessible and engaging.
The most up-to-date guide available to making money in the exploding field of real estate appraisal
Not everyone who makes money in real estate is selling houses. Given the continued real estate boom, real estate appraisers are in high demand. "How to Get Started in the Real Estate Appraisal Business gives future appraisers all the information to get started making money in this lucrative field. Dan Nahorney helps readers prepare for the tests and get certified, maximize their earnings, and even go into business for themselves. With top-notch advice from recognized experts, step-by-step guidance, and powerful resources, this book is a must-have for anyone thinking about becoming an appraiser.
""How to Get Started in the Real Estate Appraisal Business is a straightforward manual for anyone considering a career in real estate valuation. Complete with a glossary and an overview of state requirements for appraisers, Nahorney offers a wealth of practical information helpful for success in the profession. Enhanced with insights and strategic advice from real-life appraisers, "How to Get Started in the Real Estate Appraisal Business can benefit budding appraisers of all backgrounds."
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"Are you thinking about getting into real estate appraisal and want to learn how to be successful? Reading a copy of "How to Get Started in the Real Estate Appraisal Business is a good place to start. This book is based in part on input from practicing appraisers and offers information that you should know before getting into the business. Nahorney provides a business analysis of the appraisal industry from beginning to end. It's acomplete road map of what to realistically expect, how to get to your goal, and all the steps along the way."
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A reader-friendly guide to the inner workings and behind-the-scenes action of Silicon Valley and venture capitalism. Investigative reporter Gary Rivlin gives an armchair tour of the world of venture capitalism, while providing vivid case studies illustrating how to get started in the field. He shows how once-small companies such as Facebook, Instagram, and Amazon used venture capitalism to transform into the icons they are today, and the VCs that made a fortune in the process. Readers will learn what series funding is, the difference between an angel and super angel investor, and how to go about identifying ideas worthy of funding. Becoming a Venture Capitalist is not only an exclusive look into the world of legendary venture firms-as well as stories of their most interesting characters, including Peter Thiel, Reid Hoffman, and Mark Zuckerberg-but a wonderful guide on how to break into a seemingly impenetrable world.
Small companies come with big risk, but potentially life-changing reward Small Stocks, Big Money provides first-hand perspective and insider information on the fast world of microcap investing. In a series of interviews with the superstars of small stocks, you'll learn how to discover the right companies and develop a solid investment strategy with a potentially big payoff. Each chapter includes a short bio of the investor in question, and provides key insight into the lessons learned from the investments that made them millions or in some cases, hundreds of millions. You'll learn each investor's top stock picks, and how they originally chose the investments that became their gold mines. Whether you're a professional investor or a novice, this book is a unique and valuable source of information for anyone interested in the volatile world of small stocks and big money. The smaller the company, the bigger the risk and the bigger the potential payoff. These interviews show you how to avoid or mitigate those risks, and how to choose the stocks with the best potential from the perspective of those who have done it very, very successfully. * Learn the nuances of microcap investing * Read the stories of the pros who have made millions * Gain expert insight from top microcap investors * Avoid the potential pitfalls and reap the big rewards Taking a risk on a small company can lead to tremendous gains when they become an industry giant. The trick is in choosing the company that is likely to follow that trajectory, and allocating your investment appropriately to protect yourself in case of disaster. Small Stocks, Big Money gives you a head start by teaching you what the pros wish they knew then.
A thoroughly revised and updated edition of a textbook for graduate students in finance, with new coverage of global financial institutions. This thoroughly revised and updated edition of a widely used textbook for graduate students in finance now provides expanded coverage of global financial institutions, with detailed comparisons of U.S. systems with non-U.S. systems. A focus on the actual practices of financial institutions prepares students for real-world problems. After an introduction to financial markets and market participants, including asset management firms, credit rating agencies, and investment banking firms, the book covers risks and asset pricing, with a new overview of risk; the structure of interest rates and interest rate and credit risks; the fundamentals of primary and secondary markets; government debt markets, with new material on non-U.S. sovereign debt markets; corporate funding markets, with new coverage of small and medium enterprises and entrepreneurial ventures; residential and commercial real estate markets; collective investment vehicles, in a chapter new to this edition; and financial derivatives, including financial futures and options, interest rate derivatives, foreign exchange derivatives, and credit risk transfer vehicles such as credit default swaps. Each chapter begins with learning objectives and ends with bullet point takeaways and questions.
Merger Masters presents revealing profiles of monumentally successful merger investors based on exclusive interviews with some of the greatest minds to practice the art of arbitrage. Michael Price, John Paulson, Paul Singer, and others offer practical perspectives on how their backgrounds in the risk-conscious world of merger arbitrage helped them make their biggest deals. They share their insights on the discipline that underlies their fortunes, whether they practice the "plain vanilla" strategy of announced deals, the aggressive strategy of activist investment, or any strategy in between on the risk spectrum. Merger Masters delves into the human side of risk arbitrage, exploring how top practitioners deal with the behavioral aspects of generating consistent profits from risk arbitrage. The book also includes perspectives from the other side of the mergers and acquisitions divide in the form of interviews with a trio of iconic CEOs: Bill Stiritz, Peter McCausland, and Paul Montrone. All three took advantage of M&A opportunities to help build long-term returns but often found themselves at odds with the short-term focus of Wall Street and merger investors. Told in lively, accessible prose, with bonus facts and figures for transaction junkies, Merger Masters is an incomparable set of stories with plenty of unfiltered lessons from the best managers of our time.
This comprehensive reference delivers a toolkit for harvesting market rewards from a wide range of investments. Written by a world-renowned industry expert, the reference discusses how to forecast returns under different parameters. Expected returns of major asset classes, investment strategies, and the effects of underlying risk factors such as growth, inflation, liquidity, and different risk perspectives, are also explained. Judging expected returns requires balancing historical returns with both theoretical considerations and current market conditions. "Expected Returns" provides extensive empirical evidence, surveys of risk-based and behavioral theories, and practical insights.
The International Banking System is an indispensable tool for financial and banking experts around the world. It provides original insight as to the regulatory and legal challenges facing central key banks in the monitoring of international banking operations. Through its detailed analysis of core banking operations, The International Banking System provides professionals, as well as students involved in the banking industry (regulators, auditors), the relevant details, approaches, and answers to complex financial issues.
Used extensively by professionals, organizations, and universities, Analysis of Investments and Management of Portfolios combines solid theory with practical application. This edition of the established and well-respected text has been developed and tailored especially for courses across the UK, Europe, the Middle East and Africa. Filled with real-world illustrations and hands-on applications, this text takes a rigorous, empirical approach to teaching topics such as investment instruments, capital markets, behavioural finance, hedge funds, and international investment. It also emphasizes how investment practice and theory are influenced by globalization.
Shortlisted for the Financial Times Business Book of the Year! `Will snare you in its web of deceit ... A brilliant investigative expose' - Harlan Coben, bestselling thriller author `Reads like a fast-paced John le Carre thriller, and never lets up' - New York Times book review The Spider Network is the almost-unbelievable and darkly entertaining inside account of the Libor scandal - one of the biggest, farthest-reaching financial scams since the global financial crisis - written by the only journalist with access to Tom Hayes before he was sentenced to fourteen years in prison. Full of exclusive details, and with ramifications that stretch right across the British establishment, this is a gripping, real-life story of outlandish characters and reckless greed in the City of London. By turns a rollicking account of the scandal and also a provocative examination of a financial system that was crooked throughout, The Spider Network is a perfect read for fans of The Wolf of Wall Street and The Big Short.
This book provides an applied theoretical approach to modern day business valuation. It combines elements from both finance and accounting to help practitioners identify the most suitable method for analysis, showing when and how methods can be applied in different contexts and under specific constraints. It describes how business valuation techniques can be applied to calculate value in case of transactions, litigation, IPOs, and the fair value under an IFRS framework. The purpose of this book is to offer a guideline for the application of an integrated approach, thereby avoiding "copy and paste" valuations, based on pre-packaged parameters and the uncritical use of models. Specifically, an Integrated Valuation Approach (IVA) should be adopted that encompasses, within any specific method, a wide range of elements reflecting the characteristics and specificities of the firm to be valued. The book is based on the International Valuation Standards issued by the International Valuation Standards Council. Valuation standards allow for an alignment of both the methods and their application, providing a common basis for valuers.
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A comprehensive and fully up-to-date introductory textbook to Islamic finance and banking Islamic finance and banking is being used increasingly globally -- especially in the regions of Middle East and North Africa, South East and South Asia. To cater to the need of trained Islamic finance staff, a large number of Educational institutions are beginning to offer courses, majors and minors in Islamic finance and banking. The major challenge faced by these institutions are suitable textbooks for both undergrad and post-grad levels and especially with the relevant instructor resources (PPTs, test bank, practice activities and answer keys). Luckily, Fundamentals of Islamic Finance and Banking is here to cover the most important topics related to Islamic finance and banking (IF&B) that are relevant for students of business, finance and banking. Offers an historical background of Islamic finance Covers the principles of Sharia Law as pertinent to finance and banking Provides in-depth discussion of the six key Islamic banking products: Murabaha, Mudaraba, Musharaka, Ijara, Salam and Istisna Discusses the Islamic insurance (Takaful) Gives an overview of Islamic investment, especially Sukuks Concludes with the global standing of the Islamic Finance and Banking industry Would-be colleges and universities offering this subject as a course within their finance and/or banking program can't be without this invaluable guide.
Despite popular belief, bond and stock investors are not opposites. Stock investors can apply bond strategies to safeguard returns. And bond investors can do better using a stock selection strategy designed to improve the portfolio's income distribution. This book will teach you to look at stocks through the lens of a bond buyer, and vice versa.
In this wide-ranging book, Wall Street legend Henry Kaufman recounts the events surrounding the catastrophic collapse of Lehman Brothers from his then vantage point on the board. He explains how, ironically, the Federal Reserve's shortcomings contributed to its growing power. And he argues that Dodd-Frank - by sanctioning rather than truly addressing the too-big-to-fail dilemma - squandered a rare opportunity for essential reform. Whether sparring in print with Citicorp's mercurial Walter Wriston, consulting with British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, spurning a deal with junk bond king Michael Milken, or reflecting on his long-time friend Paul Volcker, Kaufman brings readers inside post-war Wall Street. Looking ahead, he dissects major national and global trends and the likely future of credit markets, financial institutions, and leading economies. As we search for bearings in the wake of the 2008 financial debacle, Henry Kaufman offers sage and penetrating analysis of today's superheated and - he argues - still-fragile financial world.
Small business taxes taxing you out? For most business owners, their single biggest "expense" (and headache) is dealing with their taxes. And while the just passed Congressional tax bill reduced taxes for many of the estimated 30 million small business owners in the U.S., the nation's taxes continue to be complex. Not being up-to-speed on tax rules and strategies can lead to mistakes that cost business owners thousands of dollars in fines and penalties every year. Small Business Taxes For Dummies assists both current and aspiring small business owners with important tax planning issues, including complete coverage of the tax changes taking effect in 2018, creating an ongoing tax routine, dealing with the IRS, and navigating audits and notices. Includes issues influencing incorporated small businesses, partnerships, and LLCs Offers expanded coverage of other business taxes including payroll and sales taxes Provides websites and other online tax resources Gives guidance to millennials juggling multiple gigs If you're a current or aspiring small business owner looking for the most up-to-date tax planning issues, this book keeps you covered.
The Daily Telegraph Tax Guide contains everything you need to know about completing a self-assessment tax return for 2017/18. This is the only credible and practical guide on the market to this perennial, time-intensive and often stressful demand on any taxpayer. Whether self-employed, part-time, retired or unemployed, this invaluable book is the ultimate resource that can help ensure that you are as tax efficient as possible, offering practical advice, timetables and examples that aim to simplify what many people view as a complex and challenging procedure. Taking into account all of the changes for 2017/2018, this will ensure you get your tax return completed on time and in an efficient manner, saving you money down the line and avoiding a whole lot of worries. With an extensive range of top tips for saving on all types of tax, The Daily Telegraph Tax Guide is the essential guide to completing your 2017/2018 tax return.
A Must-Read for Any Investor Looking to Maximize Their Chances of Success Big Mistakes: The Best Investors and Their Worst Investments explores the ways in which the biggest names have failed, and reveals the lessons learned that shaped more successful strategies going forward. Investing can be a rollercoaster of highs and lows, and the investors detailed here show just how low it can go; stories from Warren Buffet, Bill Ackman, Chris Sacca, Jack Bogle, Mark Twain, John Maynard Keynes, and many more illustrate the simple but overlooked concept that investing is really hard, whether you're managing a few thousand dollars or a few billion, failures and losses are part of the game. Much more than just anecdotal diversion, these stories set the basis for the book's critical focus: learning from mistakes. These investors all recovered from their missteps, and moved forward armed with a wealth of knowledge than can only come from experience. Lessons learned through failure carry a weight that no textbook can convey, and in the case of these legendary investors, informed a set of skills and strategy that propelled them to the top. Research-heavy and grounded in realism, this book is a must-read for any investor looking to maximize their chances of success. * Learn the most common ways even successful investors fail * Learn from the mistakes of the greats to avoid losing ground * Anticipate challenges and obstacles, and develop an advance plan * Exercise caution when warranted, and only take the smart risks While learning from your mistakes is always a valuable experience, learning from the mistakes of others gives you the benefit of wisdom without the consequences of experience. Big Mistakes: The Best Investors and Their Worst Investments provides an incomparable, invaluable resource for investors of all stripes.
Help students master the latest features in Excel(r) 2010 while establishing a strong foundation in corporate finance. With Mayes/Shank's FINANCIAL ANALYSIS WITH MICROSOFT(r) EXCEL(r) 2010, 6E, International Edition your students develop a proficiency in using Excel(r) 2010 to solve real financial problems without sacrificing any finance background. This edition covers all of the topics in today's corporate finance course, including financial statements, budgets, the Market Security Line, pro forma statements, cost of capital, equities, and debt. A reader-friendly, self-directed learning approach and numerous study tools make this book both an ideal resource for independent learning and a valuable long-term reference tool. Because today's typical students enter college with basic spreadsheet skills, this new edition covers the basics early for those with no background, before moving quickly into many of the more advanced and most powerful features of Excel(r) 2010. This edition offers new focus on Excel(r) tables, pivot tables and pivot charts and other areas that have become increasingly important to today's employers. The book's easy-to-understand presentation helps students build upon or transfer skills from other spreadsheet programs as they establish a strong understand of contemporary corporate fin
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