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 Converence of Insura Nce 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.
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
Hardcover ISBN: 0470075015
A respected financial analyst introduces a balanced approach for effective investing in today's stock market, explaining how to eliminate emotion and incorporate fundamental analysis and charting to invest in and trade stocks profitably, regardless of the ups and downs of the market.
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
The Big Money
Seven Steps to Picking Great Stocks And Finding Financial Security
Paperback ISBN: 0743258711
Outlines a program for achieving wealth through long-term investing that focuses on successfully identifying great companies at an early point while holding and selling for best results, in a guide that shares numerous case examples.
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