Investment Analysis
Angel Investing: The Gust Guide to Making Money and Having Fun Investing in Startups
Angel Investing
The Gust Guide to Making Money and Having Fun Investing in Startups
Hardcover      ISBN: 1118858255

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.
Applied Portfolio Management: How University of Kansas Students Generate Alpha to Beat the Street
Applied Portfolio Management
How University of Kansas Students Generate Alpha to Beat the Street
Hardcover      ISBN: 0470041722

When investment professional Kent McCarthy returned to teach at his alma mater, the University of Kansas, he planted the seeds for the Applied Portfolio Management (APM) program--a course that allows students to manage a real money portfolio, which has compiled a remarkable record of investment success. Now, with this book, you'll discover how to use the concepts covered in this class--from understanding the fundamental drivers of business success to buying at the right price--to enhance your own investment skills.

The Art of Risk Management: Alternative Risk Transfer, Capital Structure, and the Convergence of Insurance and Capital Markets
The Art of Risk Management
Alternative Risk Transfer, Capital Structure, and the Convergence of Insurance and Capital Markets
Hardcover      ISBN: 0471124958

Learn about today's hottest new risk management tools
One of the hottest areas of finance today, alternative risk transfer, or ART, refers to the use of various insurance products to manage market, credit, operational, legal, environmental, and other forms of risk. As the capital and insurance markets continue to converge, the number and complexity of new risk-defraying insurance products available to corporations, brokerages, money managers and other financial professionals will continue to grow. Expert Christopher L. Culp uses case studies of recent ART transactions used by risk managers to put the field into perspective for financial professionals and to acquaint them with the various types of risk control products now available. In addition he explores, in-depth, the links between ART, derivatives and bank-arranged risk financing, and he explains the key differences between classic insurance products and financial guarantees, risk financing, bundled layering, and other ART forms.

Asset Allocation Techniques and Financial Market Timing
Asset Allocation Techniques and Financial Market Timing
Hardcover      ISBN: 0899307612

A highly readable, logically presented, unique guide to asset allocation strategies and technical analysis, this work covers numerous investment alternatives including mutual funds and fixed income securities. Aby and Vaughn provide a comprehensive examination of point and figure charting and vertical bar analysis, combined with an approach that both improves timing and emphasizes the minimization of errors in data interpretation and investment decision making. The authors discuss ways to estimate price targets and provide unique forecasting methods for fixed-income and aggregate equity markets, using an intermarket perspective. This is an important and useful resource for professionals and other knowledgeable investors.

Throughout the book, Aby and Vaughn challenge conventional and acceptable academic thinking. Through emphasis on smaller, more obscure capitalization issues, they reduce complex concepts to a highly readable framework pervaded by comprehensive coverages of a large number of investment options. Major topics featured include the illustration and application of critical concepts underlying vertical bar chart analysis; extensive coverage on contemporary strategies that improve timing and challenge past criticisms of point and figure charting; a unique approach utilizing the point and figure charts to reveal how mutual fund selection can be improved; and intermarket technical analysis, a method through which movements in bond prices and yields are predicted.

Asset Management: Equities Demystified
Asset Management
Equities Demystified
Hardcover      ISBN: 0471557919

The future of fund management in the era of individual trading
With the globalization of the financial markets, the rise of pension and tracker funds, and the technical feasibility for anyone to trade almost anything at any time, some are questioning the very necessity of highly paid fund managers. In Asset Management, Acharya argues that the industry is essential to the health of both the financial markets and the global economy at large and shows how the social implications of fund management reverberate throughout the world.
Dr. Shanta Acharya (London, UK) was a fund manager for Swiss Bank and Baring Asset Management, following an academic career at Harvard and Oxford. She is currently a freelance writer and researcher.
Over the years, financial professionals around the world have looked to the Wiley Finance series and its wide array of bestselling books for the knowledge, insights, and techniques that are essential to success in financial markets. As the pace of change in financial markets and instruments quickens, Wiley Finance continues to respond. With critically acclaimed books by leading thinkers on value investing, risk management, asset allocation, and many other critical subjects, the Wiley Finance series provides the financial community with information they want. Written to provide professionals and individuals with the most current thinking from the best minds in the industry, it is no wonder that the Wiley Finance series is the first and last stop for financial professionals looking to increase their financial expertise.

Be Smart, ACT Fast, Get Rich: Your Game Plan for Getting It Right in the Stock Market
Be Smart, ACT Fast, Get Rich
Your Game Plan for Getting It Right in the Stock Market
Hardcover      ISBN: 0470075015

Praise for Be Smart, Act Fast, Get Rich

"Charles Payne's book is blunt, provocative, and right on the money. This book is a lot like Charles himself: insightful and to the point. If you have time to read only one book on how to make money . . . this is the book."
--Dr. Bob Froehlich, Chairman, Investor Strategy Committee Deutsche Asset Management, and Vice Chairman, DWS Scudder

"Be Smart, Act Fast, Get Rich is a book for all investors from first-time stock buyers to seasoned investors. 'Be Smart' suggests you understand the fundamentals of the company you are purchasing. 'Act Fast' suggests that action must be taken if you are going to increase your wealth in the stock market. All too often we find interesting ideas to invest in but never have the confidence to act, only to watch the stock's price rise while others reap the benefits. This book is an easy read, and a must-read for all investors."
--Tom Dorsey, President, Dorsey Wright & Associates and author, Point & Figure Charting

"You should buy this book just for the super job Charles does in explaining everything you need to know about charts, graphs, and the other 'voodoo' of technical analysis that he makes so simple to understand. Charles really gives you a street fighter's education in the markets . . . I wish his book was around twenty-five years ago . . . it would have saved me millions in market mistakes I've made."
--Tobin Smith, founder and Chairman, ChangeWave Research

Beyond Candlesticks: New Japanese Charting Techniques Revealed
Beyond Candlesticks
New Japanese Charting Techniques Revealed
Hardcover      ISBN: 047100720x

From the "Father of Candlesticks"--penetrating new Japanese techniques for forecasting and tracking market prices and improving market timing Steve Nison has done it again. The man who revolutionized technical analysis by introducing Japanese candlestick charting techniques to Western traders is back--this time with a quartet of powerful Japanese techniques never before published or used in the West. Stunningly effective on their own, these new techniques pack an even greater wallop when teamed up with traditional trading, investing, or hedging strategies, and Steve Nison shows you how to do it. Beyond Candlesticks provides step-by-step instructions, detailed charts and graphs, and clear-cut guidance on tracking and analyzing results--everything you need to pick up these sharp new tools and take your place at the cutting edge of technical analysis. Critical praise for Steve Nison's first book . ". destined to become the classic reference on the subject." --Charles Lebeau and David Lucas Technical Trader's Bulletin "I believe Steve Nison's new candlestick book is destined to become one of the truly great books for this time period.. Whether you trade futures, commodities, or equities, day trade or hold positions overnight, this book is a must." --Lee Siegfried Investor's Library, Data Broadcasting Corp. "It is hard to be too effusive about the quality of NiSon's work . this is clearly one of the best investment books ever written in terms of covering a subject with pedagogical ability and writing skill. The organization is impeccable . reading it was a pleasure." --Commodity Traders Consumer Report

Big Money: Seven Steps to Picking Great Stocks and Finding Financial Security
Big Money
Seven Steps to Picking Great Stocks and Finding Financial Security
Paperback      ISBN: 0743258711

It takes only a few high-quality stocks for a stock portfolio to make the big money. Finding winning stocks is a skill that any serious investor can learn, says Fred Kobrick, veteran stock picker and legendary mutual-fund manager. In The Big Money, Kobrick draws on a lifetime of investing experience to show how he identified four qualities that reliably predict which companies will thrive and grow, producing outsize stock returns.

Kobrick explains how the four qualities of winning companies -- business model, assumptions, strategy, and management (known collectively as BASM) -- are a touchstone for successful investors. They are the key to repeatability, the ability to keep producing success. BASM is important for blue-chip and young companies alike.

Once investors have identified companies with great potential, Kobrick shows them how to use his Seven Steps to financial success to manage their portfolios. All of these principles are embedded in Kobrick's insightful and often entertaining anecdotes.

The Big Money is a book no serious investor can afford to be without.
Biotechnology Valuation: An Introductory Guide
Biotechnology Valuation
An Introductory Guide
Hardcover      ISBN: 0470511788
  • The first book to provide a simple and practical means of valuing biotech companies
  • The book begins with a short history of the biotechnology industry; this is important as although it is about 30 years old, the first company went public only in 1996, so it is possible to plot the course of investment waves and dips
  • It examines the European industry and its evolvement, and draws parallels between the similarities and differences between that and the US
  • Looks at the various companies which make up the biotech industry (therapeutic; life sciences; and the medical technology company) and gives tools for the investor to properly evaluate them
Praise for Biotechnology Valuation

"Keegan states that the valuation of Biotech companies is as much an art as a science. This brief but comprehensive review of the skills and knowledge required, not of just the financial market and sentiment, but also of the technical attributes of a company and the drug development and regulatory hurdles that must be overcome, highlights the importance of the breadth of understanding required. Biotech investing is not for the timid, but it can bring substantial returns. Keegan's book, punctuated with his personal experience and opinions, is a good place to start."
--Chris Blackwell, Chief Executive, Vectura Group plc

"A user-friendly, yet thorough discussion of a notoriously difficult topic. Dr Keegan's book is a fine resource for both business types and academicians."
--Steve Winokur, Managing Director, CanaccordAdams

"A highly readable and comprehensive explanation of the technical and commercial parameters that influence biotechnology companies at all stages of development, providing clear context for selection from the toolkit of valuation methodologies the author recommends to assess company and product performance, or ascribe value."
--Dr L.M. Allan, Director, Bioscience Enterprise Programme, University of Cambridge

"A fabulous approach to a difficult topic."
--Deirdre Y. Gillespie, MD, President & CEO, La Jolla Pharmaceutical Company

Bloomberg Visual Guide to Candlestick Charting
Bloomberg Visual Guide to Candlestick Charting
Paperback      ISBN: 1118098455
The easy-to-use guide to interpreting candlestick charts and derivative markets

Candlestick charts are an effective way of visualizing price movements and, due to the increased interest in the complex derivatives market, they are being used more and more widely. A combination of a line-chart and a bar-chart, where each bar represents the range of price movement over a given time interval, candlestick charts are most often used in technical analysis of equity and currency price patterns. A guide to the most used charts, The Bloomberg Visual Guide to Candlestick Charting is arranged in an easy-to-use manner, providing a quick reference for those new to the field.

Candlestick charts are formed with the help of the opening, high, low, and closing price of the day--if the opening price is above the closing price then a filled candlestick is drawn, and these charts are visual aids for decision making in forex, stock, commodities, and options trading.

  • Contains alphabetical explanations of over 200 candlestick and related terms
  • Includes daily charts of 50 companies, and six-month charts for comparative explanations of candlesticks with Western-style technical indicators
  • Written by Michael C. Thomsett, author of over sixty books and hundreds of articles, including the bestselling Getting Started in Bonds, also published by Wiley
  • Enhanced eBook editions offer video tutorials, test-yourself quizzes, and full-color/interactive charts and graphs, available for purchase separately.

A practical and concise resource for anyone new to this way of representing derivatives, The Bloomberg Visual Guide to Candlestick Charting presents sometimes confusing concepts in a format that is easy to understand and digest.