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Introductory Course On Financial Mathematics (Hardcover, New): Michael V. Tretyakov Introductory Course On Financial Mathematics (Hardcover, New)
Michael V. Tretyakov
R1,081 R1,017 Discovery Miles 10 170 Save R64 (6%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

This book is an elementary introduction to the basic concepts of financial mathematics with a central focus on discrete models and an aim to demonstrate simple but widely used financial derivatives for managing market risks. Only a basic knowledge of probability, real analysis, ordinary differential equations, linear algebra and some common sense are required to utilise this book. Financial mathematics is an application of advanced mathematical and statistical methods to financial management and markets, with a main objective to quantify and hedge risks. Since the book aims to present the basics of financial mathematics to the reader, only essential elements of probability and stochastic analysis are given to explain ideas on derivative pricing and hedging. To keep the reader intrigued and motivated, the book has a sandwich structure: Probability and stochastics are given on the spot, at places where mathematics can almost immediately be illustrated by an application to finance. The first part of the book introduces one of the main principles in finance - no arbitrage pricing.It also introduces main financial instruments such as forward and futures contracts, bonds and swaps, and options. This part is not mathematical. The second part deals with pricing and hedging of European- and American-type options in the discrete time setting. In addition, the concept of complete and incomplete markets is discussed. Elementary probability is briefly revised and discrete-time - discrete-space stochastic processes used in financial modelling are considered. The third part discusses stochastic analysis and introduces the Wiener process, Ito integrals, and stochastic differential equations. The main feature of this final part of the book is the famous Black - Scholes formula for pricing European options. Some guidance for further study of this exciting and rapidly changing subject is given in the last chapter. The book has approximately 100 exercises, for which most solutions have been provided.

The Long and the Short of It (International edition) - A guide to finance and investment for normally intelligent people who... The Long and the Short of It (International edition) - A guide to finance and investment for normally intelligent people who aren't in the industry (Paperback, Main)
John Kay 1
R234 R176 Discovery Miles 1 760 Save R58 (25%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

This book provides a guide to the complexities of modern finance. It describes the basics of investment and the sophisticated innovations of the modern financial system. It explains how the follies of finance have threatened the stability of the world economy, and describes an environment that is complex and sophisticated, but greedy, cynical and self-interested. This book explains how to put your finances in the only hands you can confidently trust - your own. Readers will learn everything they need to be their own investment manager. They will recognise their investment options, the institutions that try to sell them, and how to distinguish between fact and fiction in what companies say. They will discover the principles of sound investment and the research that supports these principles. Crucially, they will learn a practical investment strategy and how to implement it. Leading economist and hugely successful investor John Kay uses his academic credentials and practical experience to lay out the key principles of investment with characteristic clarity and dry humour. This is the only book about finance and investment anyone needs, and the one book they must have.

Invested - How Warren Buffett and Charlie Munger Taught Me to Master My Mind, My Emotions, and My Money (with a Little Help... Invested - How Warren Buffett and Charlie Munger Taught Me to Master My Mind, My Emotions, and My Money (with a Little Help from My Dad) (Hardcover)
Danielle Town, Phil Town
R454 R317 Discovery Miles 3 170 Save R137 (30%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

New York Times bestseller! A 12-Month Plan to Financial Freedom "A terrifically informative and thoughtful book." - Gretchen Rubin, bestselling author of The Happiness Project and The Four Tendencies In this essential handbook-a blend of Rich Dad, Poor Dad and The Happiness Project-the co-host of the wildly popular InvestED podcast shares her yearlong journey learning to invest, as taught to her by her father, investor and bestselling author Phil Town. Growing up, the words finance, savings, and portfolio made Danielle Town's eyes glaze over, and the thought of stocks and financial statements shut down her brain. The daughter of a successful investor and bestselling financial author of Rule #1, Phil Town, she spent most of her adult life avoiding investing-until she realized that her time-consuming career as lawyer was making her feel anything but in control of her life or her money. Determined to regain her freedom, vote for her values with her money, and deal with her fear of the unpredictable stock market, she turned to her father, Phil, to help her take charge of her life and her future through Warren Buffett-style value investing. Over the course of a year, Danielle went from avoiding everything to do with the financial industrial complex to knowing exactly how and when to invest in wonderful companies. In Invested, Danielle shows you how to do the same: how to take command of your own life and finances by choosing companies with missions that match your values, using the same gold standard strategies that have catapulted Warren Buffett and Charlie Munger to the top of the Forbes 400. Avoiding complex math and obsolete financial models, she turns her father's investing knowledge into twelve easy-to understand lessons. In each chapter, Danielle examines the investment strategies she mastered as her increasing know-how deepens the trust between her and her father. Throughout, she streamlines the process of making wise financial decisions and shows you just how easy-and profitable-investing can be. Capturing a warm, charming, and down-to-earth give and take between a headstrong daughter and her mostly patient dad, Invested makes the complex world of investing simple, straightforward, and approachable, and will help you formulate your own investment plan-and foster the confidence to put it into action.

The Alchemy of Finance (Paperback, 2nd Edition): George Soros The Alchemy of Finance (Paperback, 2nd Edition)
George Soros
R500 R320 Discovery Miles 3 200 Save R180 (36%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Critical Praise forThe Alchemy of Finance

"The Alchemy of Finance joins Reminiscences of a Stock Operator as a timeless instructional guide of the marketplace."
––Paul Tudor Jones
From the Foreword to the First Edition

"An extraordinary . . . inside look into the decision-making process of the most successful money manager of our time. Fantastic."
––The Wall Street Journal

"A breathtakingly brilliant book. Soros is one of the core of masters . . . who can actually begin to digest the astonishing complexity . . . of the game of finance in recent years."
––Esquire

"A seminal investment book . . . it should be read, underlined, and thought about page by page, concept by idea. . . . He’s the best pure investor ever . . . probably the finest analyst of the world in our time."
–– Barton M. Biggs
Director, BKF Capital Group, Inc.

Updated to include a new Preface and Introduction by Soros, and a Foreword by Paul A. Volcker

George Soros is unquestionably the most powerful and profitable investor in the world today. Dubbed by BusinessWeek as "The Man Who Moves Markets," Soros once made a billion dollars by betting that the British pound would be devalued. Soros is not merely a man of finance, but a thinker to reckon with as well. In The Alchemy of Finance, this extraordinary man reveals the investment strategies that have made him "a superstar among money managers"(The New York Times).

Asset Pricing (Hardcover, Revised edition): John H. Cochrane Asset Pricing (Hardcover, Revised edition)
John H. Cochrane
R1,249 R833 Discovery Miles 8 330 Save R416 (33%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

"An excellent survey of asset pricing theory and applications from the modern viewpoint of stochastic discount factors and their associated geometry. This book was already a classic among finance scholars and on Ph.D. syllabi when it circulated in the form of class notes. It will also prove highly useful to practitioners who seek an in-depth introduction to these tools."--Yacine Ait-Sahalia, Princeton University

"This is a beautiful book that uses the elegant simplicity of the stochastic discount factor to present a general theory of the pricing of stocks, bonds, and derivatives and a practical approach to estimating particular models derived from the general theory. It will help experts in the field to consolidate their knowledge and beginners to appreciate the unity of asset pricing theory. Cochrane uses his mastery of the subject to present it in a clear and compelling manner that is easily accessible."--Michael Brennan, Anderson School, University of California, Los Angeles

"This is an impressive treatise of very high quality. It is a serious scholarly monograph, of interest to those who are working to advance financial theory, and it can also serve as a textbook in an advanced finance course. It is thoughtful, inductive, and comprehensive."--Robert J. Shiller, author of "Irrational Exuberance"

"This is a sparkling, intuitive, makes-it-look-easier-than-it really-is, gem of a book . . . Cochrane's focus is the classical asset pricing models of frictionless markets and rational expectations. But the lessons learned are relevant in many empirical contexts. Cochrane's clever intuition and easy, informal writing style make the book a joy to read."--Wayne Ferson, BostonCollege

"This book represents an exciting step forward in the exposition of financial economics. The last twenty years of finance research have advanced and enriched the field, and textbook treatments have lagged behind these developments. This text will replace the previous generation of books and should have a broad market. It is written in an informal, almost breezy style that will appeal to students and is divided into small, easily digested chapters. . . . The book moves easily between discrete-time and continuous-time models. This is an excellent thing as it encourages students to see beyond the formalism to the underlying economics. I strongly recommend it as an advanced finance text."--John Y. Campbell, coauthor of "The Econometrics of Financial Markets"

Value - The Four Cornerstones of Corporate Finance (Hardcover): McKinsey & Company Inc, Tim Koller, Richard Dobbs, Bill Huyett Value - The Four Cornerstones of Corporate Finance (Hardcover)
McKinsey & Company Inc, Tim Koller, Richard Dobbs, Bill Huyett
R530 R373 Discovery Miles 3 730 Save R157 (30%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

An accessible guide to the essential issues of corporate finance

While you can find numerous books focused on the topic of corporate finance, few offer the type of information managers need to help them make important decisions day in and day out.

"Value" explores the core of corporate finance without getting bogged down in numbers and is intended to give managers an accessible guide to both the foundations and applications of corporate finance. Filled with in-depth insights from experts at McKinsey & Company, this reliable resource takes a much more qualitative approach to what the authors consider a lost art.Discusses the four foundational principles of corporate financeEffectively applies the theory of value creation to our economyExamines ways to maintain and grow value through mergers, acquisitions, and portfolio managementAddresses how to ensure your company has the right governance, performance measurement, and internal discussions to encourage value-creating decisions

A perfect companion to the "Fifth Edition" of "Valuation, " this book will put the various issues associated with corporate finance in perspective.

The Mathematics of Derivatives Securities with Applications in MATLAB (Hardcover): Mario Cerrato The Mathematics of Derivatives Securities with Applications in MATLAB (Hardcover)
Mario Cerrato
R1,038 R749 Discovery Miles 7 490 Save R289 (28%) Shipped within 7 - 13 working days

Quantitative Finance is expanding rapidly. One of the aspects of the recent financial crisis is that, given the complexity of financial products, the demand for people with high numeracy skills is likely to grow and this means more recognition will be given to Quantitative Finance in existing and new course structures worldwide. Evidence has suggested that many holders of complex financial securities before the financial crisis did not have in-house experts or rely on a third-party in order to assess the risk exposure of their investments. Therefore, this experience shows the need for better understanding of risk associate with complex financial securities in the future.

The Mathematics of Derivative Securities with Applications in MATLAB provides readers with an introduction to probability theory, stochastic calculus and stochastic processes, followed by discussion on the application of that knowledge to solve complex financial problems such as pricing and hedging exotic options, pricing American derivatives, pricing and hedging under stochastic volatility and an introduction to interest rates modelling.

The book begins with an overview of MATLAB and the various components that will be used alongside it throughout the textbook. Following this, the first part of the book is an in depth introduction to Probability theory, Stochastic Processes and Ito Calculus and Ito Integral. This is essential to fully understand some of the mathematical concepts used in the following part of the book. The second part focuses on financial engineering and guides the reader through the fundamental theorem of asset pricing using the Black and Scholes Economy and Formula, Options Pricing through European and American style options, summaries of Exotic Options, Stochastic Volatility Models and Interest rate Modelling. Topics covered in this part are explained using MATLAB codes showing how the theoretical models are used practically.

Authored from an academic's perspective, the book discusses complex analytical issues and intricate financial instruments in a way that it is accessible to postgraduate students with or without a previous background in probability theory and finance. It is written to be the ideal primary reference book or a perfect companion to other related works. The book uses clear and detailed mathematical explanation accompanied by examples involving real case scenarios throughout and provides MATLAB codes for a variety of topics.

How to Make Money in Stocks:  A Winning System in Good Times and Bad, Fourth Edition (Paperback, 4th edition): William J... How to Make Money in Stocks: A Winning System in Good Times and Bad, Fourth Edition (Paperback, 4th edition)
William J O'Neil
R418 R318 Discovery Miles 3 180 Save R100 (24%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

A BUSINESSWEEK BESTSELLER

"Anyone" can learn to invest wisely with this bestselling investment system

Through every type of market, William J. O'Neil's national bestseller, "How to Make Money in Stocks," has shown over 2 million investors the secrets to building wealth. O'Neil's powerful CAN SLIM(R) Investing System--a proven 7-step process for minimizing risk and maximizing gains--has influenced generations of investors.

Based on a major study of market winners from 1880 to 2009, this expanded edition gives you: Proven techniques for finding winning stocks before they make big price gains Tips on picking the best stocks, mutual funds, and ETFs to maximize your gains 100 new charts to help you spot today's most profitable trends

PLUS strategies to help you avoid the 21 most common investor mistakes

"I dedicated the "2004 Stock Trader's Almanac" to Bill O'Neil: 'His foresight, innovation, and disciplined approach to stock market investing will influence investors and traders for generations to come.'"
--Yale Hirsch, publisher and editor, "Stock Trader's Almanac" and author of "Let's Change the World Inc."

""Investor's Business Daily" has provided a quarter-century of great financial journalism and investing strategies."
--David Callaway, editor-in-chief, MarketWatch

""How to Make Money in Stocks" is a classic. Any investor serious about making money in the market ought to read it."
--Larry Kudlow, host, CNBC's "The Kudlow Report"

The Greatest Trade Ever - How One Man Bet Against the Markets and Made $20 Billion (Paperback): Gregory Zuckerman The Greatest Trade Ever - How One Man Bet Against the Markets and Made $20 Billion (Paperback)
Gregory Zuckerman 1
R232 R158 Discovery Miles 1 580 Save R74 (32%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

'The definitive account of a sensational trade' Michael Lewis, author of The Big Short Autumn 2008. The world's finances collapse but one man makes a killing. John Paulson, a softly spoken hedge-fund manager who still took the bus to work, seemed unlikely to stake his career on one big gamble. But he did - and The Greatest Trade Ever is the story of how he realised that the sub-prime housing bubble was going to burst, making $15 Billion for his fund and more than $4 Billion for himself in a single year. It's a tale of folly and wizardry, individual brilliance versus institutional stupidity. John Paulson made the biggest winning bet in history. And this is how he did it. 'Extraordinary, excellent' Observer 'A must-read for anyone fascinated by financial madness' Mail on Sunday 'A forensic, read-in-one-sitting book' Sunday Times 'Simply terrific. Easily the best of the post-crash financial books' Malcolm Gladwell 'A great page-turner and a great illuminator of the market's crash' John Helyar, author of Barbarians at the Gate

Asset Price Dynamics, Volatility, And Prediction (Paperback): Stephen J. Taylor Asset Price Dynamics, Volatility, And Prediction (Paperback)
Stephen J. Taylor
R1,401 R1,044 Discovery Miles 10 440 Save R357 (25%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

This book shows how current and recent market prices convey information about the probability distributions that govern future prices. Moving beyond purely theoretical models, Stephen Taylor applies methods supported by empirical research of equity and foreign exchange markets to show how daily and more frequent asset prices, and the prices of option contracts, can be used to construct and assess predictions about future prices, their volatility, and their probability distributions.

Stephen Taylor provides a comprehensive introduction to the dynamic behavior of asset prices, relying on finance theory and statistical evidence. He uses stochastic processes to define mathematical models for price dynamics, but with less mathematics than in alternative texts. The key topics covered include random walk tests, trading rules, ARCH models, stochastic volatility models, high-frequency datasets, and the information that option prices imply about volatility and distributions.

"Asset Price Dynamics, Volatility, and Prediction" is ideal for students of economics, finance, and mathematics who are studying financial econometrics, and will enable researchers to identify and apply appropriate models and methods. It will likewise be a valuable resource for quantitative analysts, fund managers, risk managers, and investors who seek realistic expectations about future asset prices and the risks to which they are exposed.

The Virgin Banker (Paperback): Jayne Anne Gadhia The Virgin Banker (Paperback)
Jayne Anne Gadhia 1
R215 R169 Discovery Miles 1 690 Save R46 (21%) Shipped within 4 - 8 working days

Jayne-Anne Gadhia, the straight-talking CEO of Virgin Money, looks back at the events that have influenced, shaped and inspired her to become one of the most powerful women in banking. With anecdotes from her life before becoming a banker, including beating the bullies and experiencing racism as part of a mixed race marriage, through to building a business from scratch, working at RBS under Fred Goodwin just before the financial crash, and steering Virgin Money to become a listed business, breaking boundaries along the way, professionally and personally. Jayne-Anne shines a light on issues surrounding the role of women in banking and the alpha-male dinosaurs that dominate the industry. She draws on the relationships and deals that have shaped her career so far, including her personal experience with mental health issues, which has helped her attitude and approach to both her business and personal life. This is not a conventional biography, nor a `how to do it' business book. It is a candid, fresh and fascinating insight into being a woman in business, the financial crisis and the way in which business can be conducted as a force for good.

The New Sell and Sell Short - How To Take Profits, Cut Losses, and Benefit From Price Declines (Paperback, 2nd Edition):... The New Sell and Sell Short - How To Take Profits, Cut Losses, and Benefit From Price Declines (Paperback, 2nd Edition)
Alexander Elder
R718 R497 Discovery Miles 4 970 Save R221 (31%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

A detailed look at one of the most underestimated aspects of trading-selling

In "The New Sell and Sell Short, Second Edition, " Dr. Alexander Elder explains how to exit a stock at the right time and how to initiate a short position to profit from a stock that is showing weakness. Often overlooked, selling properly enables a trader to cut losses and maximize profits. Moreover, short selling in a weak market can generate big profits and should be a part of every trader's arsenal of tools. The new edition contains numerous examples of short selling stocks from the 2008-2009 bear market, demonstrating very clearly why traders do themselves a disservice by only focusing on the long side. In addition, the new edition contains an extensive study guide to help readers master the material prior to trading.

Elder shares real-world examples that show how to manage your positions by adjusting your exit points as a trade unfolds.Contains new examples and insights from the 2008-2009 market meltdownIncludes an extensive study guide with 115 questions and answers and 17 chart studiesDiscusses the selling process from a variety of angles: technical, fundamental, and psychologicalExplains how to maximize winnings in a profitable trade and how to minimize losses when a trade doesn't go as plannedOffers detailed guidance for traders of stocks, financial futures, commodities, and currenciesExplains how to set profit targets and stop-loss orders prior to entering any trade Other bestselling titles by Elder: "Trading for a Living, Come Into My Trading Room, " and "Entries and Exits"

Understanding where and when to sell is essential to successful trading. "The New Sell and Sell Short, Second Edition" is the definitive reference to this overlooked, but vitally important, aspect of trading.

Way of the Trader - A complete guide to the art of financial trading (Hardcover, Annotated edition): Ian Murphy Way of the Trader - A complete guide to the art of financial trading (Hardcover, Annotated edition)
Ian Murphy
R696 R510 Discovery Miles 5 100 Save R186 (27%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Over 15 compelling chapters, Ian Murphy unpacks the world of a private trader, providing a wealth of practical tools for those wishing to make a living from the markets. In Part A he examines the job of a trader and their relationship with the market - and how to survive where so many others have failed. In Part B he reveals the habits of serious professionals. These include essential procedures such as the Eight Checks and the Nine Filters which should be employed by all traders before a single penny is placed in the market. Most important of all, Ian explains how the Five Limits of Risk allow us to embrace the dangers at the heart of trading, so we can face the market with confidence and clarity. In the Six Edges chapter, psychology - the key to trading success - is closely examined and we see how the concept of a trading 'edge' is overrated and misunderstood. We also learn how Tibetan techniques for working with the mind can be profitably employed in the market. In Part C the author shares three consistently profitable trading strategies which expose opportunities inherent in the market and demonstrates how to leverage those opportunities. These strategies are explained in great detail with the aid of marked-up charts and backtested results. Way of the Trader is a must read for anyone thinking of trying their hand at trading. It's also an indispensable tool for experienced traders who are unable to remain profitable over the long run and need to introduce order and structure to their daily routine. Murphy doesn't claim to be another market guru or promise to make you millions. He's the guy up the street who figured out how to become profitable after years of frustration and confusion. Based on his own experience and that of other professional traders, he systematically demonstrates how patience and perseverance, when coupled with an open mind and hard work, offer a path to a lifestyle which is financially independent and free.

Real Estate Investing For Dummies (Paperback, 3rd Edition): Eric Tyson, Robert S. Griswold Real Estate Investing For Dummies (Paperback, 3rd Edition)
Eric Tyson, Robert S. Griswold
R404 R285 Discovery Miles 2 850 Save R119 (29%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Everything you need to confidently make real estate part of your investing plan Do you want to get involved in real estate investing, but aren't quite sure where to start? Real Estate Investing For Dummies is your go-to resource for making sense of the subject, offering plain-English, step-by-step explanations of everything you need to know to keep yourself one step ahead of the competition. Inside, you'll discover how to overcome the challenges of the market, take advantage of the opportunities in any real estate environment including a down market and so much more. Written by industry experts Eric Tyson and Robert Griswold, this new edition of Real Estate Investing For Dummies offers proven, practical, and actionable advice for anyone who wants to invest in income-producing properties. With the help of this straightforward and time-tested information, you'll get the know-how to wisely and confidently make smart, sound, and informed real estate investing decisions that will reap big rewards. * Shows you how to make real estate part of your long-term investment plan * Provides tips on getting the best deals on financing * Offers trusted guidance on mastering the art of property valuation * Gives you access to unprecedented information on how to build wealth in any market If you want to jump into the real estate market as a first-time investor or just want to brush up on recent changes that have occurred in the field, Real Estate Investing For Dummies is an essential resource you'll turn to again and again.

The Winding Road to the Welfare State - Economic Insecurity and Social Welfare Policy in Britain (Hardcover): George R. Boyer The Winding Road to the Welfare State - Economic Insecurity and Social Welfare Policy in Britain (Hardcover)
George R. Boyer
R809 R618 Discovery Miles 6 180 Save R191 (24%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

How did Britain transform itself from a nation of workhouses to one that became a model for the modern welfare state? The Winding Road to the Welfare State investigates the evolution of living standards and welfare policies in Britain from the 1830s to 1950 and provides insights into how British working-class households coped with economic insecurity. George Boyer examines the retrenchment in Victorian poor relief, the Liberal Welfare Reforms, and the beginnings of the postwar welfare state, and he describes how workers altered spending and saving methods based on changing government policies. From the cutting back of the Poor Law after 1834 to Parliament's abrupt about-face in 1906 with the adoption of the Liberal Welfare Reforms, Boyer offers new explanations for oscillations in Britain's social policies and how these shaped worker well-being. The Poor Law's increasing stinginess led skilled manual workers to adopt self-help strategies, but this was not a feasible option for low-skilled workers, many of whom continued to rely on the Poor Law into old age. In contrast, the Liberal Welfare Reforms were a major watershed, marking the end of seven decades of declining support for the needy. Concluding with the Beveridge Report and Labour's social policies in the late 1940s, Boyer shows how the Liberal Welfare Reforms laid the foundations for a national social safety net. A sweeping look at economic pressures after the Industrial Revolution, The Winding Road to the Welfare State illustrates how British welfare policy waxed and waned over the course of a century.

Quantitative Methods for Finance (Paperback, New edition): Terry J. Watsham, Keith Parramore Quantitative Methods for Finance (Paperback, New edition)
Terry J. Watsham, Keith Parramore
R812 R688 Discovery Miles 6 880 Save R124 (15%) Shipped within 8 - 13 working days

This text explains in an intuitive yet rigorous way the mathematical and statistical applications relevant to modern financial instruments and risk management techniques. It progresses at a pace that is comfortable for those with less mathematical expertise yet reaches a level of analysis that will reward even the most experienced. The strong applied emphasis makes this book ideal for anyone who is seriously interested in mastering the quantitative techniques underpinning modern financial decision making.

Managing Investment Portfolios - Managing Investment Portfolios Workbook Workbook (Paperback, 3rd Edition): John L. Maginn,... Managing Investment Portfolios - Managing Investment Portfolios Workbook Workbook (Paperback, 3rd Edition)
John L. Maginn, Donald L Tuttle, Dennis W. McLeavey, Jerald E. Pinto
R779 R568 Discovery Miles 5 680 Save R211 (27%) In stock

In the Third Edition of "Managing Investment Portfolios," financial experts John Maginn, Donald Tuttle, Jerald Pinto, and Dennis McLeavey provide complete coverage of the most important issues surrounding modern portfolio management.

Now, in "Managing Investment Portfolios Workbook," Third Edition, they offer you a wealth of practical information and exercises that will solidify your understanding of the tools and techniques associated with this discipline. This comprehensive study guide--which parallels the main book chapter by chapter--contains challenging problems and a complete set of solutions as well as concise learning outcome statements and summary overviews.

Topics reviewed include:

The portfolio management process and the investment policy statement

Managing individual and institutional investor portfolios

Capital market expectations, fixed income, equity, and alternative investment portfolio management

Monitoring and rebalancing a portfolio

Global investment performance standards

Big Money Thinks Small - Biases, Blind Spots, and Smarter Investing (Hardcover): Joel Tillinghast Big Money Thinks Small - Biases, Blind Spots, and Smarter Investing (Hardcover)
Joel Tillinghast
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Investors are tempted daily with misinformation. They make lucky bets that breed false confidence, and their high-stakes gambles can take an emotional toll. How can anyone stay focused in such a volatile profession? In Big Money Thinks Small, veteran fund manager Joel Tillinghast urges investors to act cautiously and follow five primary steps to successful investing: (1) know yourself; (2) make decisions based on your own knowledge; (3) select trustworthy and capable colleagues and collaborators; (4) avoid businesses that seem destined to fail; and (5) always search for bargains. Patience and methodical planning will pay far greater dividends than rash, bold investments. Through sensible instruction, Tillinghast teaches readers how to ask the right questions in any investing situation and think objectively and generatively about portfolio management.

Pass the Mortgage Loan Originator Test - A Study Guide for the Nmls Safe Exam (Paperback): Real Estate Institute Pass the Mortgage Loan Originator Test - A Study Guide for the Nmls Safe Exam (Paperback)
Real Estate Institute
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Financial Analysis with Microsoft (R) Excel (R) (Paperback, 7th edition): Timothy R. Mayes Financial Analysis with Microsoft (R) Excel (R) (Paperback, 7th edition)
Timothy R. Mayes
R1,456 R1,208 Discovery Miles 12 080 Save R248 (17%) Shipped within 8 - 13 working days

Help students master the latest features in Excel (R) 2013 while establishing a strong foundation in corporate finance. With Mayes's FINANCIAL ANALYSIS WITH MICROSOFT (R) EXCEL (R) 2013,7E, your students develop a proficiency in using Excel (R) 2013 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) 2013. 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 finance. Give your students the valuable, highly marketable skills in Excel (R) 2013 with the understanding of corporate finance that they need to succeed with Mayes' FINANCIAL ANALYSIS WITH MICROSOFT (R) EXCEL (R) 2013,7E.

The Little Book of Trading - Trend Following Strategy for Big Winnings (Hardcover, 2nd Revised edition): Michael W Covel The Little Book of Trading - Trend Following Strategy for Big Winnings (Hardcover, 2nd Revised edition)
Michael W Covel 2
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How to get past the crisis and make the market work for you again

The last decade has left people terrified of even the safest investment opportunities. This fear is not helping would-be investors who could be making money if they had a solid plan. "The Little Book of Trading" teaches the average person rules and philosophies that winners use to beat the market, regardless of the financial climate.

The market has always fluctuated, but savvy traders know how to make money in good times and bad. Drawing on author Michael Covel's own trading experience, as well as insights from legendary traders, the book offers sound, practical advice in an easy to understand, readily digestible way. "The Little Book of Trading: "Identifies tools, concepts, psychologies, and philosophies that keep people protected and making money when the next market bubble or surprise crisis occurs Features top traders in each chapter that have beaten the market for decades, providing readers with their moneymaking knowledge Shows how traders who beat mutual fund performance make money at different times, not just from stocks alone

Most importantly, "The Little Book of Trading" explains why mutual funds should not be the investment vehicle of choice for people looking to secure retirement, a radical realization highlighting the changed face of investing today.

High Returns from Low Risk - A Remarkable Stock Market Paradox (Hardcover): Pim Van Vliet, Jan de Koning High Returns from Low Risk - A Remarkable Stock Market Paradox (Hardcover)
Pim Van Vliet, Jan de Koning
R392 R283 Discovery Miles 2 830 Save R109 (28%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Believing "high-risk equals high-reward" is holding your portfolio hostage High Returns from Low Risk proves that low-volatility, low-risk portfolios beat high-volatility portfolios hands down, and shows you how to take advantage of this paradox to dramatically improve your returns. Investors traditionally view low-risk stocks as safe but unprofitable, but this old canard is based on a flawed premise; it fails to see beyond the monthly horizon, and ignores compounding returns. This book updates the thinking and brings reality to modelling to show how low-risk stocks actually outperform high-risk stocks by an order of magnitude. Easy to read and easy to implement, the plan presented here will help you construct a portfolio that delivers higher returns per unit of risk, and explains how to achieve excellent investment results over the long term. Do you still believe that investors are rewarded for bearing risk, and that the higher the risk, the greater the reward? That old axiom is holding you back, and it is time to start seeing the whole picture. This book shows you, through deep historical simulation, how to reap the rewards of smarter investing. * Learn how and why low-risk, low-volatility stocks beat the market * Discover the formula that outperforms Greenblatt's * Construct your own low-risk portfolio * Select the right ETF or low-risk fund to manage your money Great returns and lower risk sound like a winning combination what happens once everyone is doing it? The beauty of the low-risk strategy is that it continues to work even after the paradox is widely known; long-term investment success is possible for anyone who can shake off the entrenched wisdom and go low-risk. High Returns from Low Risk provides the proof, model and strategy to reign in your exposure while raking in the profit.

The Second Leg Down - Strategies for Profiting after a Market Sell-Off (Hardcover): Hari P. Krishnan The Second Leg Down - Strategies for Profiting after a Market Sell-Off (Hardcover)
Hari P. Krishnan
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Cut risk and generate profit even after the market drops The Second Leg Down offers practical approaches to profiting after a market event. Written by a specialist in global macro, volatility and hedging overlay strategies, this book provides in-depth insight into surviving in a volatile environment. Historical back tests and scenario diagrams illustrate a variety of strategies for offsetting portfolio risks with after-the-fact options hedging, and the discussion explores how a mixture of trend following and contrarian futures strategies can be beneficial. Without a rational analysis-based approach, investors often find themselves having to cut risk and buy protection just as options are at their most over-priced. This book provides practical strategies, expert analysis and the knowledge base to assist you in recovering your portfolio. Hedging strategies are often presented as expensive and unnecessary, especially during a bull market. When equity indices and other unstable assets drop, they find themselves stuck hedging is now at its most expensive, but it is imperative to hedge or face liquidation. This book shows you how to salvage the situation, with strategies backed by expert analysis. * Identify the right hedges during high volatility * Generate attractive risk-adjusted returns * Learn new strategies for offsetting risk * Know your options for when losses have already occurred Imagine this scenario: you've incurred significant losses, you're approaching risk limits, you must cut risk immediately, yet slashing positions would damage the portfolio what do you do? The Second Leg Down is your emergency hotline, with practical strategies for dire conditions.

Property Valuation (Paperback, 2nd Edition): Peter Wyatt Property Valuation (Paperback, 2nd Edition)
Peter Wyatt
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This new edition of the all in one' textbook for the postgraduate study of valuation on real estate courses retains its focus on the valuation and appraisal of commercial and industrial property across investment, development and occupier markets. It is structured from the client perspective and covers single-asset pricing, risk and return issues. The structure of the book has been substantially revised. Part A introduces the key microeconomic principles, focussing on land as a resource, production functions, supply and demand and price determination. The locational aspect of real estate is also introduced. Macroeconomic considerations are categorised by the main market sectors (and their function); the market for land (development), for space (occupation) and for money (investment). The economic context is set and the author then explains why property valuations are required and discusses the main determinants of value and how they might be identified. The mathematics required to financially quantify value determinants are also introduced. Part B of the book describes the methods of valuation; Part C applies these methods to the valuation of a range of property types for a wide variety of purposes; and Part D covers investment and development appraisal. The author introduces valuation activities from a broad economic perspective, setting valuation in its business finance context and combining its academic and practical roots. Changes in this second edition include: * less daunting economics * expanded companion website with PowerPoint slides for lecturers, self-test Questions & Answers for students: see www.wiley.com/go/wyattpropertyvaluation * up-to-date case studies and sample valuations * reference to the newly-published Red Book (the valuer s bible) Property Valuation with its user-friendly format, using tried-and-tested teaching and learning devices and a clear writing style, remains the core text for students on real estate, estate management and land economy degree courses, as well as for fast-track conversion courses for non-cognate graduates.

Corporate Finance - Principles and Practice (Paperback, 8th New edition): Denzil Watson, Antony Head Corporate Finance - Principles and Practice (Paperback, 8th New edition)
Denzil Watson, Antony Head
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In this new and fully updated Eighth Edition, the core concepts and topics of corporate finance are introduced in an approachable, user-friendly style. Key principles and mathematical techniques needed for a career in business are clearly explained step-by-step and are put into practice through numerous examples and vignettes which take a closer look at real-world and well-known companies. What's new? Chapter vignettes are refreshed and the accompanying questions are updated, with the aim of deepening student's knowledge of key contemporary issues Up-to-date with the latest changes in regulations and taxation, such as the UK tax treatment of dividends Denzil Watson is a Principal Lecturer and Antony Head is an Associate Lecturer in the Sheffield Business School at Sheffield Hallam University. They have extensive experience of teaching corporate finance, managerial finance and strategic financial management over many years and in a wide range of courses at undergraduate, postgraduate and professional level. MyLab Finance is not included. Students, if MyLab Finance is a recommended/mandatory component of the course, please ask your instructor for the correct ISBN and course ID. MyLab Finance should only be purchased when required by an instructor. Instructors, contact your Pearson representative for more information.

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