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Alan Dorsey H. Active Alpha. A Portfolio Approach to Selecting and Managing Alternative Investments Alan Dorsey H. Active Alpha. A Portfolio Approach to Selecting and Managing Alternative Investments Новинка

Alan Dorsey H. Active Alpha. A Portfolio Approach to Selecting and Managing Alternative Investments

Praise for Active Alpha «Active alpha is the quest for every sophisticated investor. This book covers all of the key alpha sources currently mined by active managers, reduces the complexity of the subject, and helps the investor get started in the right direction.» -Mark Anson, Chief Executive Officer, Hermes Pensions Management Ltd. «Long-held traditional methods for investing large portfolios are giving way to new processes that are designed to improve productivity and diversification. These changes find their locus in the sometimes overly mysterious world of absolute return strategies. In this book, Alan Dorsey demystifies that new world and provides a guiding pathway into the future of professional portfolio management. This is an important read for any investor who plans to succeed going forward.» -Britt Harris, Chief Investment Officer, Teacher Retirement System of Texas «With great lucidity, Alan Dorsey's book, Active Alpha, fills an important void by identifying the relevant institutional features of this complex subject and by providing a unifying analytic framework for understanding and constructing portfolios of alternative assets. For anyone investing in the alternative class, from the new student to the experienced practitioner, Active Alpha is a necessary read. I am recommending it to everyone I know with such an interest, and it is destined to become a much thumbed reference on my shelf.» -Steve Ross, Franco Modigliani Professor of Financial Economics, Sloan School, MIT
John Abbink B. Alternative Assets and Strategic Allocation. Rethinking the Institutional Approach John Abbink B. Alternative Assets and Strategic Allocation. Rethinking the Institutional Approach Новинка

John Abbink B. Alternative Assets and Strategic Allocation. Rethinking the Institutional Approach

An insightful guide to making strategic investment allocation decisions that embraces both alternative and conventional assets In this much-needed resource, alternative and portfolio management expert John Abbink demonstrates new ways of analyzing and deploying alternative assets and explains the practical application of these techniques. Alternative Assets and Strategic Allocation clearly shows how alternative investments fit into portfolios and the role they play in an investment allocation that includes traditional investments as well. This book also describes innovative methods for valuation as applied to alternatives that previously have been difficult to analyze. Offers institutional investors, analysts, researchers, portfolio managers, and financial academics a down-to-earth method for measuring and analyzing alternative assets Reviews some of the latest alternatives that are increasing in popularity, such as high-frequency trading, direct lending, and long-term investment in real assets Outlines a strategic approach for including alternative investments into portfolios and shows the pivotal role they play in an investment allocation Using the information found in this book, you'll have a clearer sense of how to approach investment issues related to alternative assets and discover what it takes to make these products work for you.
Greg Filbeck Alternative Investments. Instruments, Performance, Benchmarks and Strategies Greg Filbeck Alternative Investments. Instruments, Performance, Benchmarks and Strategies Новинка

Greg Filbeck Alternative Investments. Instruments, Performance, Benchmarks and Strategies

A comprehensive guide to alternative investments that reveals today's latest research and strategies Historically low interest rates and bear markets in world stock markets have generated intense interest in alternative investments. With returns in traditional investment vehicles relatively low, many professional investors view alternative investments as a means of meeting their return objectives. Alternative Investments: Instruments, Performance, Benchmarks, and Strategies, can put you in a better position to achieve this difficult goal. Part of the Robert W. Kolb Series in Finance, Alternative Investments provides an in-depth discussion of the historic performance, benchmarks, and strategies of every major alternative investment market. With contributions from professionals and academics around the world, it offers valuable insights on the latest trends, research, and thinking in each major area. Empirical evidence about each type of alternative investment is featured, with research presented in a straightforward manner. Examines a variety of major alternative asset classes, from real estate, private equity, and commodities to managed futures, hedge funds, and distressed securities Provides detailed insights on the latest research and strategies, and offers a thorough explanation of historical performance, benchmarks, and other critical information Blends knowledge from the conceptual world of scholars with the pragmatic view of practitioners in this field Alternative investments provide a means of diversification, risk control, and return enhancement and, as such, are attractive to many professional investors. If you're looking for an effective way to hone your skills in this dynamic area of finance, look no further than this book.
Hossein Kazemi Alternative Investments. CAIA Level I Hossein Kazemi Alternative Investments. CAIA Level I Новинка

Hossein Kazemi Alternative Investments. CAIA Level I

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.
Larry Swedroe E. The Quest for Alpha. The Holy Grail of Investing Larry Swedroe E. The Quest for Alpha. The Holy Grail of Investing Новинка

Larry Swedroe E. The Quest for Alpha. The Holy Grail of Investing

The final word on passive vs. active investing The debate on active investing-stock picking and market timing-versus passive investing-markets are highly efficient and almost impossible to outperform-has raged for decades. Which side is right? In The Quest for Alpha: The Holy Grail of Investing, author Larry E. Swedroe puts an end to the debate, proving once and for all that active investing is likely to prove futile as the associated expenses-costs, fees, and time spent analyzing individual stocks and the overall market-are likely to exceed any benefits gained. The book Presents research, data, and quotations that reveal it's extremely difficult to outperform the market Explains why investors should focus on asset allocation, fund construction, costs, tax efficiency, and the building of a globally diversified portfolio that minimizes, if not eliminates, the taking of idiosyncratic, uncompensated risks Other titles by Swedroe: The Only Guide to Alternative Investments You'll Ever Need and The Only Guide You'll Ever Need for the Right Financial Plan Investors are on a never-ending search for a money manager who will deliver returns above the appropriate risk-adjusted benchmark, aka the «Holy Grail of Investing.» The Quest for Alpha demonstrates that it's a loser's game-while it's possible to win, it's so unlikely that you shouldn't try.
Alan Hull Active Investing. How to Manage Your Portfolio Like a Professional in Less than One Hour a Week Alan Hull Active Investing. How to Manage Your Portfolio Like a Professional in Less than One Hour a Week Новинка

Alan Hull Active Investing. How to Manage Your Portfolio Like a Professional in Less than One Hour a Week

Why pay a financial adviser to manage your portfolio when you can do it yourself – all in less than one hour a week? The first edition of Active Investing was an Australian bestseller and a must-have for all DIY share investors and traders. In this book, sharemarket expert Alan Hull provides all types of investors with simple but effective methods for keeping one step ahead of the market using low-risk, tried-and-tested techniques. Fully revised and updated due to popular demand, this new edition will show you how to profit in all sharemarket conditions. You’ll discover: when to buy shares, when to hold them and when to keep your money in the bank how to survive volatility and even profit in a falling market how to sensibly use CFDs and protect your portfolio from market risk. Manage your portfolio like a professional – become an active investor!
Charles D. Ellis The Index Revolution. Why Investors Should Join It Now Charles D. Ellis The Index Revolution. Why Investors Should Join It Now Новинка

Charles D. Ellis The Index Revolution. Why Investors Should Join It Now

The evidence-based approach to a more worthwhile portfolio The Index Revolution argues that active investing is a loser's game, and that a passive approach is more profitable in today's market. By adjusting your portfolio asset weights to match a performance index, you consistently earn higher rates of returns and come out on top in the long run. This book explains why, and describes how individual investors can take advantage of indexing to make their portfolio stronger and more profitable. By indexing investment operations at a very low cost, and trusting that active professionals have set securities prices as correctly as possible, you will achieve better long-term results than those who look down on passive approaches while following outdated advice that no longer works. «Beating the market» is much harder than it used to be, and investors who continue to approach the market with that mindset populate the rolls of market losers time and time again. This book explains why indexing is the preferred approach in the current investment climate, and destroys the popular perception of passive investing as a weak market strategy. Structure your portfolio to perform better over the long term Trust in the pricing and earn higher rates of return Learn why a passive approach is more consistent and worthwhile Ignore overblown, outdated advice that is doomed to disappoint All great investors share a common secret to success: rational decision-making based on objective information. The Index Revolution shows you a more rational approach to the market for a more profitable portfolio.
Frank Fabozzi J. Portfolio Construction and Analytics Frank Fabozzi J. Portfolio Construction and Analytics Новинка

Frank Fabozzi J. Portfolio Construction and Analytics

A detailed, multi-disciplinary approach to investment analytics Portfolio Construction and Analytics provides an up-to-date understanding of the analytic investment process for students and professionals alike. With complete and detailed coverage of portfolio analytics and modeling methods, this book is unique in its multi-disciplinary approach. Investment analytics involves the input of a variety of areas, and this guide provides the perspective of data management, modeling, software resources, and investment strategy to give you a truly comprehensive understanding of how today's firms approach the process. Real-world examples provide insight into analytics performed with vendor software, and references to analytics performed with open source software will prove useful to both students and practitioners. Portfolio analytics refers to all of the methods used to screen, model, track, and evaluate investments. Big data, regulatory change, and increasing risk is forcing a need for a more coherent approach to all aspects of investment analytics, and this book provides the strong foundation and critical skills you need. Master the fundamental modeling concepts and widely used analytics Learn the latest trends in risk metrics, modeling, and investment strategies Get up to speed on the vendor and open-source software most commonly used Gain a multi-angle perspective on portfolio analytics at today's firms Identifying investment opportunities, keeping portfolios aligned with investment objectives, and monitoring risk and performance are all major functions of an investment firm that relies heavily on analytics output. This reliance will only increase in the face of market changes and increased regulatory pressure, and practitioners need a deep understanding of the latest methods and models used to build a robust investment strategy. Portfolio Construction and Analytics is an invaluable resource for portfolio management in any capacity.
Hossein Kazemi Alternative Investments. CAIA Level II Hossein Kazemi Alternative Investments. CAIA Level II Новинка

Hossein Kazemi Alternative Investments. CAIA Level II

In-depth Level II exam preparation direct from the CAIA Association CAIA Level II is the official study guide for the Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst professional examination, and an authoritative guide to working in the alternative investment sphere. Written by the makers of the exam, this book provides in-depth guidance through the entire exam agenda; the Level II strategies are the same as Level I, but this time you'll review them through the lens of risk management and portfolio optimisation. Topics include asset allocation and portfolio oversight, style analysis, risk management, alternative asset securitisation, secondary market creation, performance and style attribution and indexing and benchmarking, with clear organisation and a logical progression that allows you to customise your preparation focus. This new third edition has been updated to align with the latest exam, and to reflect the current practices in the field. The CAIA designation was developed to provide a standardized knowledge base in the midst of explosive capital inflow into alternative investments. This book provides a single-source repository of that essential information, tailored to those preparing for the Level II exam. Measure, monitor and manage funds from a risk management perspective Delve into advanced portfolio structures and optimisation strategies Master the nuances of private equity, real assets, commodities and hedge funds Gain expert insight into preparing thoroughly for the CAIA Level II exam The CAIA Charter programme is rigorous and comprehensive, and the designation is globally recognised as the highest standard in alternative investment education. Candidates seeking thorough preparation and detailed explanations of all aspects of alternative investment need look no further than CAIA Level II.
Kevin Mirabile R. Hedge Fund Investing. A Practical Approach to Understanding Investor Motivation, Manager Profits, and Fund Performance Kevin Mirabile R. Hedge Fund Investing. A Practical Approach to Understanding Investor Motivation, Manager Profits, and Fund Performance Новинка

Kevin Mirabile R. Hedge Fund Investing. A Practical Approach to Understanding Investor Motivation, Manager Profits, and Fund Performance

A comprehensive guide to alternative investments and a valuable study companion for the CFA, CAIA, FRM and other professional examinations that include hedge fund investing The 2nd Edition offers new material related to portfolio financing, how funds are sold, liquid alternatives, and the challenges faced when trying to value hedge fund management companies. This edition includes updated power point slides, and a companion workbook with an updated set of end of chapter problems and a revised set of over 150 test bank questions. Hedge Fund Investing is a complete guide to alternative investments for students and professionals alike. Written to align with the CAIA curriculum, this book is much more than just an exam preparation resource—it's a fully comprehensive guide to hedge fund investing in today's market, designed to provide professionals with the deep understanding they need to operate effectively. Broad coverage under the alternative investment umbrella includes discussion about hedge funds, derivatives, investment banking, and commercial banking, with specific guidance toward trading, strategy, portfolio management, performance metrics, due diligence, and more. A full set of ancillary materials helps bring this book into the classroom, and provides rigorous reinforcement of the material presented in the text. Alternative investment expertise has become central to the asset management and institutional investment community. This book facilitates clear understanding of the intricacies of the field and guides you through the practical skills needed to successfully navigate this diverse set of asset classes. Recognize hedge fund trends, flows, and characteristics Examine major hedge fund strategies and how they interact Learn the technical side of financing, settlement, and clearance Measure fund performance and optimize contributing factors Hedge funds and other alternative investments are known for their high reward, but they also come with significant risk. The investment professional's role is to minimize these risks while maximizing reward, but the nuanced nature of these assets dramatically complicates the task. Hedge Fund Investing details every aspect to give you the deep and instinctual understanding you need to operate effectively within the alternative investment sphere.
Reid Hoffman Angel Investing. The Gust Guide to Making Money and Having Fun Investing in Startups Reid Hoffman Angel Investing. The Gust Guide to Making Money and Having Fun Investing in Startups Новинка

Reid Hoffman Angel Investing. The Gust Guide to Making Money and Having Fun Investing in Startups

Achieve annual returns of 25% or more with a well-designed angel portfolio Written by David S. Rose, the founder of Gust—the global platform that powers the world of organized professional angel investing—Angel Investing is a comprehensive, entertaining guide that walks readers through every step of the way to becoming a successful angel investor. It is illustrated with stories from among the 90+ companies in which David has invested during a 25 year career as one of the world’s most active business angels and includes instructions on how to get started, how to find and evaluate opportunities, and how to pursue and structure investments to maximize your returns. From building your reputation as a smart investor, to negotiating fair deals, adding value to your portfolio companies and helping them implement smart exit strategies, David provides both the fundamental strategies and the specific tools you need to take full advantage of this rapidly growing asset class. He details the advantages of joining an angel group, explains how seed and venture funds can help leverage an investor’s resources, and reveals how recent regulatory changes and new online platforms are making startup investing accessible to millions of Americans. Making money is no longer about sitting back and reading stock listings, David says. It is now about being part owner of an exciting startup that can be fun and financially rewarding. Angel Investing teaches investors how to carefully select and manage investments, establish a long term view, and approach angel investing as a serious part of an alternative asset portfolio while also enjoying being an integral part of an exciting new venture.
Robert Weigand A. Applied Equity Analysis and Portfolio Management. Tools to Analyze and Manage Your Stock Portfolio Robert Weigand A. Applied Equity Analysis and Portfolio Management. Tools to Analyze and Manage Your Stock Portfolio Новинка

Robert Weigand A. Applied Equity Analysis and Portfolio Management. Tools to Analyze and Manage Your Stock Portfolio

A «hands-on» guide to applied equity analysis and portfolio management From asset allocation to modeling the intrinsic value of a stock, Applied Equity Analysis and Portfolio Management + Online Video Course offers readers a solid foundation in the practice of fundamental analysis using the same tools and techniques as professional investors. Filled with real-world illustrations and hands-on applications, Professor Weigand's learning system takes a rigorous, empirical approach to topics such as analyzing the macro-finance environment, sector rotation, financial analysis and valuation, assessing a company's competitive position, and reporting the performance of a stock portfolio. Unlike typical books on this subject—which feature chapters to read and exercises to complete—this resource allows readers to actively participate in the learning experience by completing writing exercises and manipulating interactive spreadsheets that illustrate the principles being taught. The learning system also features instructional videos that demonstrate how to use the spreadsheet models and excerpts from the author's blog, which are used to depict additional examples of the analysis process. Along the way, it skillfully outlines an effective approach to creating and interpreting outputs typically associated with a top-down money management shop – including a macroeconomic forecasting newsletter, detailed stock research reports, and a portfolio performance attribution analysis. Covers topics including active and passive money management, fundamental analysis and portfolio attribution analysis Companion streaming videos show how to use free online data to create yourown analyses of key economic indicators, individual stocks, and stock portfolios A valuable resource for universities who have applied equity analysis and portfolio management courses Practical and up-to-date, the book is an excellent resource for those with a need for practical investment expertise.
E. Stavetski J. Managing Hedge Fund Managers. Quantitative and Qualitative Performance Measures E. Stavetski J. Managing Hedge Fund Managers. Quantitative and Qualitative Performance Measures Новинка

E. Stavetski J. Managing Hedge Fund Managers. Quantitative and Qualitative Performance Measures

Invaluable insight into measuring the performance of today's hedge fund manager More and more institutional funds and high-net-worth assets are finding their way to hedge funds. This book provides the quantitative and qualitative measures and analysis that investment managers, investment advisors, and fund of fund managers need to allocate and monitor their client's assets properly. It addresses important topics such as Modern Portfolio Theory (MPT) and Post Modern Portfolio Theory (PMPT), choosing managers, watching performance, and researching alternate asset classes. Author Edward Stavetski also includes an appendix showing detailed case studies of hedge funds, and gives readers a road map to monitor their investments. Edward J. Stavetski (Wayne, PA) is Director of Investment Oversight for Wilmington Family Office, serving ultra high-net-worth families in strategic asset allocation, traditional and alternative investment manager selection, and oversight.
Mark Melin H. High-Performance Managed Futures. The New Way to Diversify Your Portfolio Mark Melin H. High-Performance Managed Futures. The New Way to Diversify Your Portfolio Новинка

Mark Melin H. High-Performance Managed Futures. The New Way to Diversify Your Portfolio

A provocative and insightful look at using managed futures to diversify investment portfolios Financial advisors have long ignored managed futures. Yet, in the past thirty years, managed futures have significantly outperformed traditional stock and bond investments. In High-Performance Managed Futures: The New Way to Diversity Your Portfolio, author Mark H. Melin advises investors to question the commonly held belief of stocks and bonds, buy and hold. The first book of its kind, Melin advances a Nobel Prize winning investment method that’s been updated for today’s world to describe how managed futures can be used to design portfolios independent of the ups and downs of the stock market. The book: • Details a new path for managing investments that’s not entirely dependent on the economy at large • Describes meaningful asset diversification, while exposing Wall Street myths on the subject Many of today’s investor’s are betrayed by either short-term thinking or the now outdated buy and hold investing philosophy. High-Performance Managed Futures details how to develop a stock market neutral investment portfolio designed for success in the long-term.
Bryan Maizlish IT (Information Technology) Portfolio Management Step-by-Step. Unlocking the Business Value of Technology Bryan Maizlish IT (Information Technology) Portfolio Management Step-by-Step. Unlocking the Business Value of Technology Новинка

Bryan Maizlish IT (Information Technology) Portfolio Management Step-by-Step. Unlocking the Business Value of Technology

Praise for IT Portfolio Management Step-by-Step «Bryan Maizlish and Robert Handler bring their deep experience in IT 'value realization' to one of the most absent of all IT management practices–portfolio management. They capture the essence of universally proven investment practices and apply them to the most difficult of challenges–returning high strategic and dollar payoffs from an enterprise's IT department. The reader will find many new and rewarding insights to making their IT investments finally return market leading results.» –John C. Reece, Chairman and CEO, John C. Reece & Associates, LLC Former deputy commissioner for modernization and CIO of the IRS «IT Portfolio Management describes in great detail the critical aspects, know-how, practical examples, key insights, and best practices to improve operational efficiency, corporate agility, and business competitiveness. It eloquently illustrates the methods of building and integrating a portfolio of IT investments to ensure the realization of maximum value and benefit, and to fully leverage the value of all IT assets. Whether you are getting started or building on your initial success in IT portfolio management, this book will provide you information on how to build and implement an effective IT portfolio management strategy.» –David Mitchell, President and CEO, webMethods, Inc. «I found IT Portfolio Management very easy to read, and it highlights many of the seminal aspects and best practices from financial portfolio management. It is an important book for executive, business, and IT managers.» –Michael J. Montgomery, President, Montgomery & Co. «IT Portfolio Management details a comprehensive framework and process showing how to align business and IT for superior value. Maizlish and Handler have the depth of experience, knowledge, and insight needed to tackle the challenges and opportunities companies face in optimizing their IT investment portfolios. This is an exceptionally important book for executive leadership and IT business managers, especially those wanting to build a process-managed enterprise.» –Peter Fingar, Executive Partner Greystone Group, coauthor of The Real-Time Enterprise and Business Process Management (BPM): The Third Wave «A must-read for the non-IT manager who needs to understand the complexity and challenges of managing an IT portfolio. The portfolio management techniques, analysis tools, and planning can be applied to any project or function.» –Richard «Max» Maksimoski, Senior Director R&D, The Scotts Company «This book provides an excellent framework and real-world based approach for implementing IT portfolio management. It is a must-read for every CIO staff considering how to strategically and operationally impact their company's bottom line.» –Donavan R. Hardenbrook, New Product Development Professional, Intel Corporation
Michael McMillan Investments. Principles of Portfolio and Equity Analysis Michael McMillan Investments. Principles of Portfolio and Equity Analysis Новинка

Michael McMillan Investments. Principles of Portfolio and Equity Analysis

A comprehensive guide to investment analysis and portfolio management by an expert team from the CFA Institute In a world of specialization, no other profession likely requires such broad, yet in-depth knowledge than that of financial analyst. Financial analysts must not only possess a broad understanding of the financial markets-including structure, organization, efficiency, portfolio management, risk and return, and planning and construction-but they must also have a strong sense of how to evaluate industries and companies prior to engaging in an analysis of a specific stock. Investments: Principles of Portfolio and Equity Analysis provides the broad-based knowledge professionals and students of the markets need to manage money and maximize return. The book Details market structure and functions, market anomalies, secondary market basics, and regulation Describes investment assets and asset classes, types of positions and orders, as well as forecasting methodologies Discusses return and risk characteristics, portfolio diversification and management, the basics of both technical analysis and major technical indicators, and much more A companion Workbook, which includes learning outcomes, summary overviews, and problems and solutions sections is available and sold separately Investments provides readers unparalleled access to the best in professional quality information on investment analysis and portfolio management.
Charles Schwab, Jr. Make Money Work For You--Instead of You Working for It. Lessons from a Portfolio Manager Charles Schwab, Jr. Make Money Work For You--Instead of You Working for It. Lessons from a Portfolio Manager Новинка

Charles Schwab, Jr. Make Money Work For You--Instead of You Working for It. Lessons from a Portfolio Manager

An invaluable primer to the world of investing Money Lessons from a Money Manager speaks directly to the individual who wants to manage their own investment portfolio just like a professional portfolio manager would. Written by portfolio manager William Thomason, this comprehensive guide provides professional investment advice on how to identify, research and ultimately purchase profitable investments. The book covers such subjects as fundamental analysis, understanding financial statements and financial ratios, when to buy and sell, portfolio construction and various investment strategies that readers can use to manage their own money just like a professional portfolio manager. Easy to read and informative, this book is a valuable resource for readers looking to take their first steps in the world of professional portfolio management for themselves.
Pat Dorsey The Little Book That Builds Wealth. The Knockout Formula for Finding Great Investments Pat Dorsey The Little Book That Builds Wealth. The Knockout Formula for Finding Great Investments Новинка

Pat Dorsey The Little Book That Builds Wealth. The Knockout Formula for Finding Great Investments

In The Little Book That Builds Wealth, author Pat Dorsey—the Director of Equity Research for leading independent investment research provider Morningstar, Inc.—reveals why competitive advantages, or economic moats, are such strong indicators of great long-term investments and examines four of their most common sources: intangible assets, cost advantages, customer-switching costs, and network economics. Along the way, he skillfully outlines this proven approach and reveals how you can effectively apply it to your own investment endeavors.
Leland Hevner B. The Perfect Portfolio. A Revolutionary Approach to Personal Investing Leland Hevner B. The Perfect Portfolio. A Revolutionary Approach to Personal Investing Новинка

Leland Hevner B. The Perfect Portfolio. A Revolutionary Approach to Personal Investing

Praise for The Perfect Portfolio «Today's markets are rife with challenges that confound novice and professional investors alike. Thankfully, The Perfect Portfolio provides the type of 'outside the box' thinking that can enable individual investors to not only cope with these challenges but also to view them as profit-making opportunities.» —Lynnette Khalfani-Cox, The Money Coach (from the Foreword) To achieve long-term success in today's market, you can't place your faith totally in financial «experts» who are far too often salespeople first and objective advisers second. You must take personal control of your hard-earned savings and build a portfolio that gives you a realistic chance of earning returns that enable you to meet the investing goals you really want to achieve in life. That's why Leland Hevner—President of the National Association of Online Investors (naoi.org) and a longtime educator in the financial field—has created The Perfect Portfolio. This reliable resource outlines Hevner's proven investment approach, known as the Perfect Portfolio Methodology (PPM), and shows you how to use it to thrive in today's challenging market conditions. Divided into three comprehensive parts, The Perfect Portfolio will enable you to: Build a powerful and efficient portfolio using nine asset classes instead of the traditional three Completely avoid the complexities of analyzing individual stocks and mutual funds Virtually eliminate company risk from your portfolio Use amazing new Web-based tools to enhance and automate your trading activities Easily design a portfolio that matches your investing style and thrives in any market condition And much more This is not the stuff of your average investing book. The author is not simply putting a new «spin» on the outdated investing concepts being taught today. He is providing nothing less than a dramatically new portfolio design model and a revolutionary approach to the entire field of personal investing. And this bold challenge to the status quo is long overdue! With The Perfect Portfolio as your guide, you will realize that investing does not need to be as complicated as the financial services industry would like you to believe. You will learn a simple methodology for building a portfolio that can produce incredible returns with minimal risk. You will be empowered to take personal control of your investments. It's time to start your new life as a confident investor.
Frank Fabozzi J. Managing a Corporate Bond Portfolio Frank Fabozzi J. Managing a Corporate Bond Portfolio Новинка

Frank Fabozzi J. Managing a Corporate Bond Portfolio

Praise for Managing a Corporate Bond Portfolio «Crabbe and Fabozzi's Managing a Corporate Bond Portfolio is a refreshingly good book on the neglected topic in fixed income portfolio management. If you want to understand the latest thinking in corporate bonds, what drives prices and why, read this book. You will emerge with knowledge that will help you get an edge in the competitive investing arena.» —Tim Opler, Director, Financial Strategy Group, CSFB «A practitioner's guide . . . a creative, comprehensive, and practical book that addresses the myriad of challenges facing managers of corporate bond portfolios. The chapter on liquidity, trading, and trading costs is a must read.» —Mary Rooney Head of Credit Strategy, Merrill Lynch «As a Senior Portfolio Manager responsible for managing billions of dollars invested in fixed income product during the mid-1990s, Lee Crabbe was the one Wall Street strategist that I would read every week to help me figure out where value was in the corporate bond market, and for insightful and easy-to-understand special reports that educated me and most investors on the risks and opportunities inherent in new structures and subordinated products. Fortunately for me and investors, Lee Crabbe and Frank Fabozzi have written this book, which compiles much of their previous work on corporate bond valuation, along with new features that are a must read, especially in light of the volatile times in the corporate bond market over the past few years. For portfolio managers, analysts, traders, and even strategists, if there is one book in your bookshelf that you should have on corporate bond portfolio management, it is this one.» —William H. Cunningham, Managing Director, Director of Credit Strategy, J.P. Morgan Securities Inc. www.wileyfinance.com
Mark Grant J. Out of the Box and onto Wall Street. Unorthodox Insights on Investments and the Economy Mark Grant J. Out of the Box and onto Wall Street. Unorthodox Insights on Investments and the Economy Новинка

Mark Grant J. Out of the Box and onto Wall Street. Unorthodox Insights on Investments and the Economy

A guide to thinking outside the Wall Street box Part memoir, part investment strategy guide, Out of the Box and onto Wall Street presents a revolutionary, alternative look at the world of finance. Revealing the essential rules for preserving capital and making long-term profits, the book provides timely observations on the current and future state of the world economy and investment markets, which are sure to be of interest to anyone considering alternative and time proven ways of making money. Written by Mark J. Grant, Managing Director of Corporate Syndicate and Structured Products for Southwest Securities, Inc Provides observations on the current and future state of the world economy and investment markets Offers detailed analysis of investment trends, common investor mistakes, and the simple investment strategies that most people are unaware of Designed for professional managers but also applicable for use by individual investors wanting a better understanding of the economy and how to pick smart investments for their own portfolio This is a must-read for anyone who wants to think about investing outside the Wall Street box.
Frank Fabozzi J. Robust Equity Portfolio Management. Formulations, Implementations, and Properties using MATLAB Frank Fabozzi J. Robust Equity Portfolio Management. Formulations, Implementations, and Properties using MATLAB Новинка

Frank Fabozzi J. Robust Equity Portfolio Management. Formulations, Implementations, and Properties using MATLAB

A comprehensive portfolio optimization guide, with provided MATLAB code Robust Equity Portfolio Management + Website offers the most comprehensive coverage available in this burgeoning field. Beginning with the fundamentals before moving into advanced techniques, this book provides useful coverage for both beginners and advanced readers. MATLAB code is provided to allow readers of all levels to begin implementing robust models immediately, with detailed explanations and applications in the equity market included to help you grasp the real-world use of each technique. The discussion includes the most up-to-date thinking and cutting-edge methods, including a much-needed alternative to the traditional Markowitz mean-variance model. Unparalleled in depth and breadth, this book is an invaluable reference for all risk managers, portfolio managers, and analysts. Portfolio construction models originating from the standard Markowitz mean-variance model have a high input sensitivity that threatens optimization, spawning a flurry of research into new analytic techniques. This book covers the latest developments along with the basics, to give you a truly comprehensive understanding backed by a robust, practical skill set. Get up to speed on the latest developments in portfolio optimization Implement robust models using provided MATLAB code Learn advanced optimization methods with equity portfolio applications Understand the formulations, performances, and properties of robust portfolios The Markowitz mean-variance model remains the standard framework for portfolio optimization, but the interest in—and need for—an alternative is rapidly increasing. Resolving the sensitivity issue and dramatically reducing portfolio risk is a major focus of today's portfolio manager. Robust Equity Portfolio Management + Website provides a viable alternative framework, and the hard skills to implement any optimization method.
Craig Israelsen L. 7Twelve. A Diversified Investment Portfolio with a Plan Craig Israelsen L. 7Twelve. A Diversified Investment Portfolio with a Plan Новинка

Craig Israelsen L. 7Twelve. A Diversified Investment Portfolio with a Plan

A proven way to put together a portfolio that enhances performance and reduces risk Professor Craig Israelsen of Brigham Young University is an important voice in the area of asset allocation. The reason? He keeps things simple. Now, in 7Twelve, he shows you how to do the same, and demonstrates how his approach to investing can help you grow your money as well as protect it. 7Twelve outlines a multi-asset balanced portfolio that is a logical starting point when assembling a portfolio-either as the blueprint for the entire portfolio or as a significant building block. Page by page, he will show you how to create a balanced portfolio utilizing multiple asset classes to enhance performance and reduce risk. Discusses how the 7Twelve portfolio includes seven core asset classes and utilizes twelve specific mutual funds or exchange traded funds Details the tax efficiency of this specific investment approach Shows you how to use the 7Twelve portfolio as a pre-retirement accumulation portfolio or a post-retirement distribution portfolio If you want to build a well-balanced, multi-asset portfolio, 7Twelve is the book for you.
Charles Beelaerts Understanding Investments. An Australian Investor's Guide to Stock Market, Property and Cash-Based Investments Charles Beelaerts Understanding Investments. An Australian Investor's Guide to Stock Market, Property and Cash-Based Investments Новинка

Charles Beelaerts Understanding Investments. An Australian Investor's Guide to Stock Market, Property and Cash-Based Investments

Understanding Investments is the ultimate guide for Australians looking to take control of their finances. This new edition has been thoroughly updated for the modern investor, and includes essential information that will help you: decipher the jargon choose an investment strategy work with a financial adviser structure and diversify your portfolio avoid costly tax pitfalls. Covering investments ranging from shares, CFDs and managed funds through to options, property, collectables and much more, Understanding Investments provides you with the tools you need to make a profit in all types of markets. Whether you're just starting your investment journey or you're a seasoned investor wanting to learn more, this user-friendly guide contains the most up-to-date information to help you make the most from your money.
Martin Raab Beyond Smart Beta. Index Investment Strategies for Active Portfolio Management Martin Raab Beyond Smart Beta. Index Investment Strategies for Active Portfolio Management Новинка

Martin Raab Beyond Smart Beta. Index Investment Strategies for Active Portfolio Management

Delve into ETFs for smarter investing and a weatherproof portfolio Beyond Smart Beta is the investor's complete guide to index investing, with deep analysis, expert clarification and smart strategies for active portfolio management. From the general to the obscure, this book digs into every aspect of Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs) including ETCs and ETNs to break down the jargon and provide accessible guidance on utilising the indices as part of a more productive investment strategy. Succinct explanations of terms and concepts help you better grasp ETP anatomy, mechanics and practices, while examples, charts and graphs provide quick visual reference for total understanding. The expert author team examines the risks and benefits associated with various indexing approaches, sharing critical review of next-generation methods to help you make well-informed investment decisions. ETFs provide a solid foundation within mature and well-researched markets, allowing investors to focus on areas where active management has the potential to reap higher returns. This book shows you how to take full advantage of the growth of this market to strengthen your portfolio for the long term. Assess the current landscape and the anatomy of ETFs/ETPs Understand ETP handling, costs, trading, and investment Evaluate the pros and cons of next-generation indexing approaches Avoid risk while incorporating indices into an active portfolio management strategy Index concepts have evolved from basic, passive investments through Smart Beta, and are evolving into a third generation of products that will quickly become an important element of investor portfolios. Key benefits have propelled ETFs to surpass hedge funds in global capital, and the growth shows no sign of slowing. Beyond Smart Beta provides a primer for investors seeking to understand – and take advantage of – these lucrative new products.
Jeeva Ramaswamy Creating a Portfolio like Warren Buffett. A High Return Investment Strategy Jeeva Ramaswamy Creating a Portfolio like Warren Buffett. A High Return Investment Strategy Новинка

Jeeva Ramaswamy Creating a Portfolio like Warren Buffett. A High Return Investment Strategy

The practical guide to investing the Warren Buffett way Creating a Portfolio like Warren Buffett: A High Return Investment Strategy highlights actual trades author Jeeva Ramaswamy has successfully executed using principles established by investment guru Warren Buffet. Clearly explaining how Buffett's principles can be used to make specific investments the book, unlike other investment guides, also clearly explains how to apply Buffett's exit strategies as they pertain to holding or selling positions. Giving readers a complete overview of Buffett's methodologies and how to apply them, the book is a step-by-step stock research checklist and comprehensive guide to investing and managing a successful stock portfolio. It includes detailed instructions to: Determine where to search for stock prospects Thoroughly research stocks using a stock research checklist Confidently make buy and sell decisions Expertly manage your portfolio Packed with specific stock examples, real-life calculations, and expert tips, Creating a Portfolio like Warren Buffett is your guide to harnessing the market savvy of an investing legend.
Coombs W. Timothy Managing Corporate Social Responsibility. A Communication Approach Coombs W. Timothy Managing Corporate Social Responsibility. A Communication Approach Новинка

Coombs W. Timothy Managing Corporate Social Responsibility. A Communication Approach

Managing Corporate Social Responsibility offers a strategic, communication-centred approach to integrating CSR into organizations. Drawing from a variety of disciplines and written in a highly accessible style, the book guides readers in a focused progression providing the key points they need to successfully navigate the benefits and implications of managing CSR. Chapters are organized around a process model for CSR that outlines steps for researching, developing, implementing, and evaluating CSR initiatives Emphasizes stakeholder engagement as a foundation throughout the CSR Process Model Discusses ways to maximize the use of social media and traditional media throughout the process Offers international examples drawn from a variety of industries including: The Forest Stewardship Council, Starbucks Coffee, and IKEA. Draws upon theories grounded in various disciplines, including public relations, marketing, media, communication, and business
Michael McMillan Investments Workbook. Principles of Portfolio and Equity Analysis Michael McMillan Investments Workbook. Principles of Portfolio and Equity Analysis Новинка

Michael McMillan Investments Workbook. Principles of Portfolio and Equity Analysis

Companion workbook to the CFA Institute's Investments: Principles of Portfolio and Equity Analysis Workbook In a world of specialization, no other profession likely requires such broad, yet in-depth knowledge than that of financial analyst. Investments: Principles of Portfolio and Equity Analysis provides the broad-based knowledge professionals and students of the markets need to manage money and maximize return. This companion Workbook, also edited by experts from the CFA Institute, allows busy professionals to gain a stronger understanding of core investment topics. The Workbook Includes learning outcomes, summaries, and problems and solutions sections for each chapter in the main book Blends theory and practice Provides access to the highest quality information on investment analysis and portfolio management With Investments: Analysis and Portfolio Management Workbook, busy professionals can reinforce what they've learned in reading Investments, while doing so at their own pace.
Fisher Investments Fisher Investments on Telecom Fisher Investments Fisher Investments on Telecom Новинка

Fisher Investments Fisher Investments on Telecom

The Fisher Investments On series is designed to provide individual investors, students, and aspiring investment professionals the tools necessary to understand and analyze investment opportunities—primarily for investing in global stocks. Each guide is an easily accessible primer to economic sectors, regions, or other components of the global stock market. While this guide is specifically on Telecom, the basic investment methodology is applicable for analyzing any global sector, regardless of the current macroeconomic environment. Following a top-down approach to investing, Fisher Investments on Telecom can help you make more informed decisions within the Telecom sector. It skillfully addresses how to determine optimal times to invest in Telecom stocks and which Telecom industries have the potential to perform well in various environments. Divided into three comprehensive parts—Getting Started, Telecom Details, and Thinking Like a Portfolio Manager—Fisher Investments on Telecom: Explains some of the sector’s key macro drivers—like interest rates, regulation, and risk aversion Shows how to capitalize on a wide array of macro conditions and industry-specific features to help you form an opinion on each of the industries within the sector Takes you through the major components of the industries within the global Telecom sector and reveals how they operate Offers investment strategies to help you determine when and how to overweight specific industries within the sector Outlines a five-step process to help differentiate firms in this field—designed to help you identify ones with the greatest probability of outperforming Filled with in-depth insights, Fisher Investments on Telecom provides a framework for understanding this sector and its industries to help you make better investment decisions—now and in the future. With this book as your guide, you can gain a global perspective of the Telecom sector and discover strategies to help achieve your investing goals.
Colin Davidson Exchange-Traded Funds For Dummies Colin Davidson Exchange-Traded Funds For Dummies Новинка

Colin Davidson Exchange-Traded Funds For Dummies

Diversify your investments with today's fastest growing financial product Exchange-traded funds (ETFs) offer access to a range of investments in a single trade, are usually less volatile than individual stocks, cheaper than most managed funds and more tax-effective. But how do you pick the one that's right for you? This straightforward book helps you weigh up your options, build an effective portfolio and maximise your profits. Get to know the major players in Australia and New Zealand – find a broker, open an account and familiarise yourself with suppliers and indices Understand risk control and diversification – learn the importance of a diversified, lowly correlated portfolio, and how ETFs can help you achieve this Invest smartly in commodities and precious metals – tap into the returns offered by the Australian mining boom Manage small-cap, large-cap, sector and international investments – take advantage of returns in local markets and invest directly in US-listed ETFs Add bonds, REITs and other ETFs – secure consistent yields and add property to your investment portfolio Work non-ETFs into your investment mix – improve returns through careful selection of active managed funds Fund your retirement years – determine how much you need for retirement, and how ETFs can get you there Open the book and find: Advice on choosing ETFs over options, CFDs and warrants Sample portfolios Tips on revamping your portfolio based on life changes How to avoid mistakes that even experienced investors make Forecasts for the future of ETFs in Australia and New Zealand A complete listing of Australian and New Zealand ETFs Great online resources to help you invest in ETFs Learn to: Diversify your investment portfolio Lower your investment costs and reduce your tax liabilities Take advantage of Australia's mining boom by investing in commodities Invest in international markets
James Lintott W. Managing Foundations and Charitable Trusts. Essential Knowledge, Tools, and Techniques for Donors and Advisors James Lintott W. Managing Foundations and Charitable Trusts. Essential Knowledge, Tools, and Techniques for Donors and Advisors Новинка

James Lintott W. Managing Foundations and Charitable Trusts. Essential Knowledge, Tools, and Techniques for Donors and Advisors

The insider's guide to charitable organizations for donors and their advisors Do you know when to use a private foundation, a donor-advised fund, or a charitable remainder trust or other charitable vehicle? Do you know the different tax benefits, limitations, and control rules for each alternative? Do you have an appropriate investment policy for your endowed charities? Do you have a rubric for avoiding fraud? Do you know what to look for to make sure that your charitable donations don't do the opposite of what you intend? In Managing Foundations and Charitable Trusts, Roger D. Silk and James W. Lintott provide a comprehensive guide for charitable donors and their advisers. Additional topics include: Foundation Governance When to seek additional professional help When and how to turn a CRT interest into cash Key tax issues Creating a legacy Why tax planning is so difficult, and how to approach it Straightforward and authoritative, Managing Foundations and Charitable Trusts is a handy, easy-to-read guide that all donors and their advisors will want to keep on hand.
Michael Zwecher J. Retirement Portfolios. Theory, Construction and Management Michael Zwecher J. Retirement Portfolios. Theory, Construction and Management Новинка

Michael Zwecher J. Retirement Portfolios. Theory, Construction and Management

Retirement portfolio guidance for finance professionals Retirement is one of the most important parts of the financial planning process. Yet only two percent of financial advisors describe themselves as competent in retirement planning. Constructing a retirement portfolio is viewed as a difficult endeavor, and the demands facing financial advisors responsible for this task continue to grow. The pressures are particularly intense due to events such as the financial crisis and oncoming rush of retiring baby boomers. It is imperative that financial advisors be equipped and ready to create appropriate retirement portfolios. That's why Michael Zwecher-a leading expert on retirement income-has created Retirement Portfolios. Examines how portfolios should be prepped in advance so that the transition from «working» portfolio to retirement portfolio is smooth and seamless Outlines how to create a portfolio that will provide income, continue to generate growth, and protect assets from disaster Details the differences in managing a retirement portfolio versus managing portfolios during asset accumulation years The ability to create retirement portfolios and manage their risks are skills you must possess to be an effective financial advisor. Retirement Portfolios will help you develop these essential skills and gain a better understanding of the entire process.
A. Nunen van Fiduciary Management. Blueprint for Pension Fund Excellence A. Nunen van Fiduciary Management. Blueprint for Pension Fund Excellence Новинка

A. Nunen van Fiduciary Management. Blueprint for Pension Fund Excellence

Fiduciary Management offers an in-depth explanation of every facet of this fast-growing approach to organizing the management of an institutional investment portfolio. Expert author Anton van Nunen begins by outlining the historic shift that has brought this strategy to the attention of the investment community and quickly moves on to illustrate fiduciary management in practice; giving advice in terms of asset-liability modeling and financial markets, constructing portfolios, selecting and overseeing investment managers, benchmarking and performance measurement, and reporting.
Rick Sweeney Achieving Service-Oriented Architecture. Applying an Enterprise Architecture Approach Rick Sweeney Achieving Service-Oriented Architecture. Applying an Enterprise Architecture Approach Новинка

Rick Sweeney Achieving Service-Oriented Architecture. Applying an Enterprise Architecture Approach

A complete, comprehensive methodology and framework for adopting and managing a successful service oriented architecture environment Achieving Service-Oriented Architecture helps to set up an SOA Architecture Practice defining the policies, procedures, and standards that apply not just to IT developers but to the entire corporation as it relates to business applications. Why a new architectural approach is necessary for your business to achieve all the value SOA has to offer Focuses on setting up an enterprise architecture practice for service-oriented architecture Discusses the implementation and governance processes for SOA Defines and describes an overall architectural framework for managing SOA assets at an enterprise architecture level Shows how to set up and run an SOA Enterprise Architecture Practice using the methodology and framework presented Defining how an Architecture Practice can transform itself and your corporation to maximize the benefits of the SOA approach, Achieving Service-Oriented Architecture provides a pragmatic enterprise architecture approach and framework for implementing and managing service oriented architecture from a business organization and business practices perspective. Note: CD-ROM/DVD and other supplementary materials are not included as part of eBook file.
Thomas Cahill H. Low Impact Development and Sustainable Stormwater Management Thomas Cahill H. Low Impact Development and Sustainable Stormwater Management Новинка

Thomas Cahill H. Low Impact Development and Sustainable Stormwater Management

Sustainable Stormwater Management introduces engineers and designers to ideas and methods for managing stormwater in a more ecologically sustainable fashion. It provides detailed information on the design process, engineering details and calculations, and construction concerns. Concepts are illustrated with real-world examples, complete with photographs. This guide integrates the perspectives of landscape architects, planners, and scientists for a multi-disciplinary approach. This is an enlightening reference for professionals working in stormwater management, from engineers and designers to developers to regulators, and a great text for college courses.
Thomas Au P. A Modern Approach to Graham and Dodd Investing Thomas Au P. A Modern Approach to Graham and Dodd Investing Новинка

Thomas Au P. A Modern Approach to Graham and Dodd Investing

An updated approach to classic security analysis The principles of value investing outlined by Graham and Dodd in the 1940s continues to be used today by individuals and companies who face challenging investment decisions. A Modern Approach to Graham and Dodd Investing examines the classic Graham and Dodd approach to valuation and updates it for the twenty-first century. Thomas Au, a credentialed analyst with a leading insurance company and an ex-Value Line analyst, reworks the basics of value investing from net present value, financial statement analysis, and return on capital to return and leverage, asset allocation, and diversification. Through case studies and real-time analysis, A Modern Approach to Graham and Dodd Investing presents readers with examples that will make analysis and portfolio theory more relevant and powerful. Thomas P. Au (Hartford, CT) is a Vice President and Portfolio Manager for the investment arm of a large insurance and healthcare provider. His specialty is emerging and international markets. He received his BA, cum laude, with a double major in economics and history, from Yale University, and an MBA in finance from New York University.
Lukasz Snopek The Complete Guide to Portfolio Construction and Management Lukasz Snopek The Complete Guide to Portfolio Construction and Management Новинка

Lukasz Snopek The Complete Guide to Portfolio Construction and Management

In the wake of the recent financial crisis, many will agree that it is time for a fresh approach to portfolio management. The Complete Guide to Portfolio Construction and Management provides practical investment advice for building a robust, diversified portfolio. Written by a high-profile investment adviser, this book reveals a practical portfolio management framework and new approach to portfolio construction based on four key market forces: macro, fundamental, technical, and behavioural. It is an insight that takes the focus off numbers, looking instead at the role of risk and behavior in finance. As we have seen with the recent finance meltdown, traditional portfolio management techniques are flawed. Investors need to understand those flaws and learn how to incorporate risk management and behavioral finance into their asset management strategies. With a foreword by industry leader Francois-Serge L'habitant, this is your one-stop guide, with new ways for you to manage, grow and preserve your investment portfolio, even in uncertain markets.
Khalid Ghayur ActiveBeta Indexes. Capturing Systematic Sources of Active Equity Returns Khalid Ghayur ActiveBeta Indexes. Capturing Systematic Sources of Active Equity Returns Новинка

Khalid Ghayur ActiveBeta Indexes. Capturing Systematic Sources of Active Equity Returns

An informative guide offering new and innovative ways to think about active management and investing ActiveBeta Indexes presents exciting new research that shows how above-market returns can be achieved in a low-cost, transparent, and efficient fashion. Active Betas reflect fundamental investment principles that have long been the foundation of active equity returns, but are commonly masqueraded as investment skill, or alpha. This groundbreaking book lifts the veil to uncover the common sources of active returns and reveals their beta-like properties. Developed by leading investment practitioners at Westpeak Global Advisors, ActiveBeta Indexes introduces Active Beta sources and explains how the behavior of short- and long-term earnings growth gives rise to systematic sources of active equity returns. Details a new index framework and research findings that could change the face of active portfolio management Presents patent-pending innovations for constructing style indexes and informationally-efficient active portfolios Explores the historical performance of ActiveBeta Indexes Wealth advisers, consultants, pensions and endowments, and other institutional investors will find the intellectual honesty of ActiveBeta Indexes a refreshing perspective on the active management industry. They will also find it a useful guide to a more strategic allocation of their risk and management fee budgets – a growing necessity in these challenging times.
Paul Mladjenovic Stock Investing For Dummies Paul Mladjenovic Stock Investing For Dummies Новинка

Paul Mladjenovic Stock Investing For Dummies

Grow your stock investments in today's changing environment Updated with new and revised material to reflect the current market, this new edition of Stock Investing For Dummies gives you proven strategies for selecting and managing profitable investments. no matter what the conditions. You'll find out how to navigate the new economic landscape and choose the right stock for different situations—with real-world examples that show you how to maximize your portfolio. The economic and global events affecting stock investors have been dramatic and present new challenges and opportunities for investors and money managers at every level. With the help of this guide, you'll quickly and easily navigate an ever-changing stock market with plain-English tips and information on ETFs, new rules, exchanges, and investment vehicles, as well as the latest information on the European debt crisis. Incorporate stocks into your investment portfolio Understand and capitalize on current market conditions Balance risk and reward Explore new investment opportunities Stock Investing For Dummies is essential reading for anyone looking for trusted, comprehensive guidance to ensure their investments grow.
Pat Dorsey The Five Rules for Successful Stock Investing. Morningstar's Guide to Building Wealth and Winning in the Market Pat Dorsey The Five Rules for Successful Stock Investing. Morningstar's Guide to Building Wealth and Winning in the Market Новинка

Pat Dorsey The Five Rules for Successful Stock Investing. Morningstar's Guide to Building Wealth and Winning in the Market

The Five Rules for Successful Stock Investing «By resisting both the popular tendency to use gimmicks that oversimplify securities analysis and the academic tendency to use jargon that obfuscates common sense, Pat Dorsey has written a substantial and useful book. His methodology is sound, his examples clear, and his approach timeless.» –Christopher C. Davis Portfolio Manager and Chairman, Davis Advisors Over the years, people from around the world have turned to Morningstar for strong, independent, and reliable advice. The Five Rules for Successful Stock Investing provides the kind of savvy financial guidance only a company like Morningstar could offer. Based on the philosophy that «investing should be fun, but not a game,» this comprehensive guide will put even the most cautious investors back on the right track by helping them pick the right stocks, find great companies, and understand the driving forces behind different industries–without paying too much for their investments. Written by Morningstar's Director of Stock Analysis, Pat Dorsey, The Five Rules for Successful Stock Investing includes unparalleled stock research and investment strategies covering a wide range of stock-related topics. Investors will profit from such tips as: * How to dig into a financial statement and find hidden gold . . . and deception * How to find great companies that will create shareholder wealth * How to analyze every corner of the market, from banks to health care Informative and highly accessible, The Five Rules for Successful Stock Investing should be required reading for anyone looking for the right investment opportunities in today's ever-changing market.
Andrew Holmes Smart Risk Andrew Holmes Smart Risk Новинка

Andrew Holmes Smart Risk

We all know that the future is uncertain, but rather than make any attempt to actively manage our futures in a consistent way, we tend to make broadbrush assumptions based on common-sense and intuition alone. Successfully managing risk is a primary ingredient for success in a fast-paced environment where we are bombarded by the need to make critical decisions, often with little or no solid facts available and little insight into the likely outcomes. Smart Things to Know About Risk Management, in a step-by-step approach, shows the reader what is risk management and why it matters, the categories of risk, how to achieve the right balance of risk, knowing your risk appetite, how to actively manage your risks and develop a risk culture and techniques, tools and models for managing risk. Case studies are also included. * Perfect for the SMART treatment – this book starts from basics, assumes no prior knowledge and gives a step-by-step approach. * Step-by-step approach. Covers the background to risk and risk management as well as practical application and techniques, tools and models for managing risk. * Written by a highly experienced practitioner with a formidable working knowledge in this area.
Craig Rowland The Permanent Portfolio. Harry Browne's Long-Term Investment Strategy Craig Rowland The Permanent Portfolio. Harry Browne's Long-Term Investment Strategy Новинка

Craig Rowland The Permanent Portfolio. Harry Browne's Long-Term Investment Strategy

An up close look at an investment strategy that can handle today's uncertain financial environment Market uncertainty cannot be eliminated. So rather than attempt to do away with it, why not embrace it? That is what this book is designed to do. The Permanent Portfolio takes you through Harry Browne's Permanent Portfolio approach—which can weather a wide range of economic conditions from inflation and deflation to recession—and reveals how it can help investors protect and grow their money. Written by Craig Rowland and Mike Lawson, this reliable resource demonstrates everything from a straightforward four-asset Exchange Traded Fund (ETF) version of the strategy all the way up to a sophisticated approach using Swiss bank storage of selected assets for geographic and political diversification. In all cases, the authors provide step-by-step guidance based upon personal experience. This timeless strategy is supported by more than three decades of empirical evidence The authors skillfully explain how to incorporate the ideas of the Permanent Portfolio into your financial endeavors in order to maintain, protect, and grow your money Includes select updates of Harry Browne's Permanent Portfolio approach, which reflect our changing times The Permanent Portfolio is an essential guide for investors who are serious about building a better portfolio.
Theodore Gilliland Fisher Investments on Utilities Theodore Gilliland Fisher Investments on Utilities Новинка

Theodore Gilliland Fisher Investments on Utilities

The Fisher Investments On series is designed to provide individual investors, students, and aspiring investment professionals the tools necessary to understand and analyze investment opportunities—primarily for investing in global stocks. Each guide is an easily accessible primer to economic sectors, regions, or other components of the global stock market. While this guide is specifically on Utilities, the basic investment methodology is applicable for analyzing any global sector, regardless of the current macroeconomic environment. Following a top-down approach to investing, Fisher Investments on Utilities can help you make more informed decisions within the Utilities sector. It skillfully addresses how to determine optimal times to invest in Utilities stocks and which Utilities industries have the potential to perform well in various environments. Divided into three comprehensive parts—Getting Started, Utilities Details, and Thinking Like a Portfolio Manager—Fisher Investments on Utilities: Explains some of the sector’s key macro drivers—like regulation, economic cycles, and investor sentiment Shows how to capitalize on a wide array of macro conditions and industry-specific features to help you form an opinion on each of the industries within the sector Takes you through the major components of the industries within the global Utilities sector and reveals how they operate Offers investment strategies to help you determine when and how to overweight specific industries within the sector Outlines a five-step process to help differentiate firms in this field—designed to help you identify ones with the greatest probability of outperforming Filled with in-depth insights, Fisher Investments on Utilities provides a framework for understanding this sector and its industries to help you make better investment decisions—now and in the future. With this book as your guide, you can gain a global perspective of the Utilities sector and discover strategies to help achieve your investing goals.
Paul Mladjenovic High Level Investing For Dummies Paul Mladjenovic High Level Investing For Dummies Новинка

Paul Mladjenovic High Level Investing For Dummies

Enhance your investment portfolio and take your investments to the next level! Do you have an investment portfolio set up, but want to take your knowledge of investing a step further? High-Level Investing For Dummies is the resource you need to achieve a more advanced understanding of investment strategies—and to maximize your portfolio's profits. Build upon your current knowledge of investment, particularly with regard to the stock market, in order to reach a higher level of understanding and ability when manipulating your assets on the market. This approachable resource pinpoints key pitfalls to avoid and explains how to time your investments in a way that maximizes your profits. Investing can be intimidating—but it can also be fun! By building upon your basic understanding of investment strategies you can take your portfolio to the next level, both in terms of the diversity of your investments and the profits that they bring in. Who doesn't want that? Up your investment game with proven strategies that help increase profits and minimize risks Avoid common pitfalls of stock speculating to make your investment strategy more impactful Understand how to time the market to maximize returns and improve your portfolio's performance Uncover hidden opportunities in niche markets that can bring welcome diversity to your portfolio High-Level Investing For Dummies is the perfect follow-up to Stock Investing For Dummies, and is a wonderful resource that guides you through the process of beefing up your portfolio and bringing home a higher level of profits!
Mackenzie Kyle Making It Happen. A Non-Technical Guide to Project Management Mackenzie Kyle Making It Happen. A Non-Technical Guide to Project Management Новинка

Mackenzie Kyle Making It Happen. A Non-Technical Guide to Project Management

Making It Happen: A Non-Technical Guide to Project Management provides a fresh and clear approach to project management. Written in the form of a novel, it covers the basics of project management in a friendly, interesting, and memorable way. Will Campbell, a reasonably competent middle manager, is suddenly thrust into managing a high-profile project that could make or break his career. With no project management experience, and armed only with the guidance of his eccentric menror, Martha, Will learns the hard way. As Will navigates the rough seas of company politics, treacherous competition, and a project swirling out of control, he narrowly evades many pitfalls, and masters some indispensable project management tools along the way. Against the backdrop of this personal drama, a simple, rational approach to project management unfolds. Will's ability to grasp these principles is the key to his survival, and could be the key to yours. Making It Happen enables the reader to transform risky, real-life situations into success. Provides a simple, non-technical approach, useful to any business person involved in teams or managing projects Offers practical tools and principles that will make any project a success: from office moves to product roll-outs, systems implementations to training program delivery, and everything in between Boxes, definitions, and charts highlight key points and practical project management tips.
Adam Butler Adaptive Asset Allocation. Dynamic Global Portfolios to Profit in Good Times - and Bad Adam Butler Adaptive Asset Allocation. Dynamic Global Portfolios to Profit in Good Times - and Bad Новинка

Adam Butler Adaptive Asset Allocation. Dynamic Global Portfolios to Profit in Good Times - and Bad

Build an agile, responsive portfolio with a new approach to global asset allocation Adaptive Asset Allocation is a no-nonsense how-to guide for dynamic portfolio management. Written by the team behind Gestaltu.com, this book walks you through a uniquely objective and unbiased investment philosophy and provides clear guidelines for execution. From foundational concepts and timing to forecasting and portfolio optimization, this book shares insightful perspective on portfolio adaptation that can improve any investment strategy. Accessible explanations of both classical and contemporary research support the methodologies presented, bolstered by the authors' own capstone case study showing the direct impact of this approach on the individual investor. Financial advisors are competing in an increasingly commoditized environment, with the added burden of two substantial bear markets in the last 15 years. This book presents a framework that addresses the major challenges both advisors and investors face, emphasizing the importance of an agile, globally-diversified portfolio. Drill down to the most important concepts in wealth management Optimize portfolio performance with careful timing of savings and withdrawals Forecast returns 80% more accurately than assuming long-term averages Adopt an investment framework for stability, growth, and maximum income An optimized portfolio must be structured in a way that allows quick response to changes in asset class risks and relationships, and the flexibility to continually adapt to market changes. To execute such an ambitious strategy, it is essential to have a strong grasp of foundational wealth management concepts, a reliable system of forecasting, and a clear understanding of the merits of individual investment methods. Adaptive Asset Allocation provides critical background information alongside a streamlined framework for improving portfolio performance.
Lawrence Carrel Investing In Dividends For Dummies Lawrence Carrel Investing In Dividends For Dummies Новинка

Lawrence Carrel Investing In Dividends For Dummies

Get the lowdown on adding dividend stocks to your investment portfolio Investing In Dividends For Dummies shares the fundamental information you need to know about one of the steadiest investments you can make: dividends. This approachable resource provides you with the details necessary to make confident, educated decisions regarding the dividends that you choose to add to your portfolio. Instead of guessing which investments will complement your current strategy, leverage the information offered by this easy-to-use text to determine how to best incorporate dividends into your investment tactics—and do so with confidence. The steady nature of dividends makes them appealing to investors for many reasons. Most notably, they're a great option if you're entering retirement and want a reliable source of income. Additionally, dividends are fantastic components of a well-rounded investment portfolio, as even the most aggressive of investors can benefit from more conservative investment tools in their overall strategy. Understanding what dividends are and how to use them is the first step to adding them to your portfolio. Explore how dividend stocks can fit into your current investment portfolio—and how they will impact your portfolio's performance Effectively research the companies offering dividends, and pinpoint the ones that best complement your current portfolio Gauge the risk, growth, and return offered by dividend opportunities Increase the amount of your investment portfolio that's dedicated to dividends, depending upon your financial goals and portfolio needs Investing In Dividends For Dummies is a fantastic resource if you're looking to find a mature and predictable way to invest your money!
Margaret Lomas How to Invest in Managed Funds Margaret Lomas How to Invest in Managed Funds Новинка

Margaret Lomas How to Invest in Managed Funds

Managed funds offer investors with relatively small sums of money the opportunity to access a range of investments across a spectrum of asset classes. For savers they can offer a greater return than funds held at call with a bank; for busy or inexperienced investors they can be a safer alternative to direct investing; for retirees with superannuation rollovers or other lump sums they can offer capital growth or an income stream, or both! Margaret Lomas explains the ins and outs of investing in managed funds in her trademark easy-to-understand style. She discusses all aspects of investing in managed funds, including: Types of funds, how they are structured and regulated How returns are made and measuring fund performance When to use financial planners Matching a managed fund to your investor profile Maintaining a balanced portfolio using managed funds.

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Praise for IT Portfolio Management Step-by-Step «Bryan Maizlish and Robert Handler bring their deep experience in IT 'value realization' to one of the most absent of all IT management practices–portfolio management. They capture the essence of universally proven investment practices and apply them to the most difficult of challenges–returning high strategic and dollar payoffs from an enterprise's IT department. The reader will find many new and rewarding insights to making their IT investments finally return market leading results.» –John C. Reece, Chairman and CEO, John C. Reece & Associates, LLC Former deputy commissioner for modernization and CIO of the IRS «IT Portfolio Management describes in great detail the critical aspects, know-how, practical examples, key insights, and best practices to improve operational efficiency, corporate agility, and business competitiveness. It eloquently illustrates the methods of building and integrating a portfolio of IT investments to ensure the realization of maximum value and benefit, and to fully leverage the value of all IT assets. Whether you are getting started or building on your initial success in IT portfolio management, this book will provide you information on how to build and implement an effective IT portfolio management strategy.» –David Mitchell, President and CEO, webMethods, Inc. «I found IT Portfolio Management very easy to read, and it highlights many of the seminal aspects and best practices from financial portfolio management. It is an important book for executive, business, and IT managers.» –Michael J. Montgomery, President, Montgomery & Co. «IT Portfolio Management details a comprehensive framework and process showing how to align business and IT for superior value. Maizlish and Handler have the depth of experience, knowledge, and insight needed to tackle the challenges and opportunities companies face in optimizing their IT investment portfolios. This is an exceptionally important book for executive leadership and IT business managers, especially those wanting to build a process-managed enterprise.» –Peter Fingar, Executive Partner Greystone Group, coauthor of The Real-Time Enterprise and Business Process Management (BPM): The Third Wave «A must-read for the non-IT manager who needs to understand the complexity and challenges of managing an IT portfolio. The portfolio management techniques, analysis tools, and planning can be applied to any project or function.» –Richard «Max» Maksimoski, Senior Director R&D, The Scotts Company «This book provides an excellent framework and real-world based approach for implementing IT portfolio management. It is a must-read for every CIO staff considering how to strategically and operationally impact their company's bottom line.» –Donavan R. Hardenbrook, New Product Development Professional, Intel Corporation
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