Investment Analysis
Brandes on Value: The Independent Investor
Brandes on Value
The Independent Investor
Hardcover      ISBN: 0071849351

Value investing isn't for everyone. Like practically everything in life, however, you can't know for sure until you've tried it and seen how, where, and especially when value investing can get results. Anyone can stumble onto bargains. But knowing whether the companies behind the cheapest stocks and bonds are the genuine articles for the long run is part science and part judgment.

Brandes on Value is your opportunity to experience both sides of the equation. From the time-tested Graham-and-Dodd fundamentals introduced in the 1930s to the contemporary lessons of Japan's lost decades, the financial crisis of 2008-2009 and the rapid globalization of the investment arena, Brandes on Value is a modern take on a classic approach to a timeless discipline.

Through real-world examples and time-tested perspectives on classic Graham-and-Dodd principles, Brandes on Value: The Independent Investor is more than just a "how to" for value investors. It also answers "how come" and "how now" in the modern investment world--one that is too often distracted by short-term thinking and short-lived trends.

ON MARKET CYCLES and how boom-and-bust speculation lays the foundation for value investing opportunities that are often hidden in plain sight.

ON INVESTOR PSYCHOLOGY and why behavioral biases work against the average investor and in favor of the patient, persistent value strategist.

ON PRODUCT TRENDS and the trappings of old ineffective investments constantly repackaged into new ones.

ON "MR. MARKET" and proof that value investing pioneer Ben Graham's bipolar parable is more vocal now than ever.

ON RISK and its misperceptions that lead to costly long-term setbacks for individual and institutional investors.

ON VALUE and why this investment discipline with roots in the 1930s is more relevant and needed than ever before.

Brazilian Derivatives and Securities: Pricing and Risk Management of FX and Interest-Rate Portfolios for Local and Global Markets
Brazilian Derivatives and Securities
Pricing and Risk Management of FX and Interest-Rate Portfolios for Local and Global Markets
Hardcover      ISBN: 1137477261

This book provides a quantitative, applied guide to the offshore and onshore Brazilian markets, with a focus on the financial instruments unique to the region.

Buffett's Bites: The Essential Investor's Guide to Warren Buffett's Shareholder Letters
Buffett's Bites
The Essential Investor's Guide to Warren Buffett's Shareholder Letters
Paperback      ISBN: 007182328x

INVESTING PRINCIPLES FROM THE MASTER Ignore Sound Bites That Rattle Markets
Treat Market Pessimism as Your Friend
Do the Little Things Right
Protect Your Capital When the Facts Turn Upside Down
Rely on CEOs Who Nurture Healthy Corporate Cultures Remember That Large, Unfathomable Derivatives Are Still Financial Weapons of Mass Destruction
Seek Simplicity and Candor

Millions of people download Warren Buffett's shareholder letters, searching for tips from the world's greatest investor. Many miss the best part of his letter: his principles. It is their loss. Following these principles, Buffett has turned Berkshire Hathaway, a struggling textile manufacturer, into one of the most respected companies in the world. Early investors have become billionaires. This essential guide to Buffett's shareholder letters highlights what the pundits aren't telling you and what you can learn about building long-lasting wealth.

Warren Buffett is one of the most successful investors in history. His annual letters to Berkshire Hathaway shareholders have attained legendary status among Wall Street and Main Street investors. Each informative and entertaining letter offers lessons about life, business, and the art of investing that are essential to creating long-lasting wealth. They are based on Buffett's dogged pursuit of the Golden Rule of ownermanager partnership: Treat shareholders the way you would want to be treated--if you were in their place.

In Buffett's Bites, L. J. Rittenhouse, CEO candor expert and former Wall Street banker, serves up an in-depth look at Buffett's 2008 shareholder letter, highlighting 25 tantalizing nuggets of wisdom. These "bites" afford an inside look at Buffett's unconventional ways that have created Berkshire Hathaway's unrivaled success.

With unflinching honesty and insight, the "Oracle of Omaha" talks candidly about today's turbulent market: what makes a company worth investing in; why you shouldn't panic when experts insist "the sky is falling"; when to re-evaluate your portfolio; and how to invest safely and wisely for the long haul.

Each savory bite is enhanced with practical information and a timeless moral that can be applied to your own wealth-building strategies.

Building Wealth in the Stock Market: A Proven Investment Plan for Finding the Best Stocks and Managing Risk
Building Wealth in the Stock Market
A Proven Investment Plan for Finding the Best Stocks and Managing Risk
1st Edition    Hardcover      ISBN: 1742169309
Building Wealth in the Stock Market provides a complete model for investing successfully and safely in bull and bear markets. Experienced investor and teacher Colin Nicholson shares with readers his very own investment plan -- one that has been honed over 40 years and that has seen him consistently beat the market and his target rate of return.

Everything in Nicholson's investing method is fully disclosed simply and with a minimum of market jargon. The central idea is how to manage risk in order to grow capital and secure a stream of dividends. The various risks to be managed are explained, along with strategies for managing them. Aspects also covered include:

  • how to improve your decision-making skills, modelled on the way the best investors think
  • what is needed to succeed and why having an investment plan is crucial for success
  • how to select stocks, using charting and fundamental ratios in combination to achieve a margin of safety
  • how to manage your portfolio -- when to buy, how to build a position, when to cut losses and when to take profits.

The methods are brought to life through case studies based on real investments and the sharing of insights gained from years of experience and research. This book will change the way you think about the stock market forever.

A Bull for All Seasons: Main Street Strategies for Finding the Money in Any Market
A Bull for All Seasons
Main Street Strategies for Finding the Money in Any Market
Hardcover      ISBN: 0071600027

For 30 years, Robert "Dr. Bob" Froehlich, Vice Chairman of DWS Investments, has been digging up attractive investment opportunities where no one else can find them. His always timely and insightful investment articles on the subject have made him one of the most respected investment strategists of our time.

A Bull for All Seasons is a compilation of Dr. Bob's most prescient writings from the past decade, in which he explains the issues and events that drove his investment choices. Analyzing macro trends ranging from demographics to world events to Federal Reserve activity, he hits the mark almost every time. For each essay, Froehlich includes an "after-report" consisting of facts and numbers that, in nearly every case, bear out the accuracy of his prediction. Here, you'll find the author's greatest hits, including

  • The emergence of international markets (1998)
  • Dow Jones topping 10,000 (1999) and 12,000 (2005)
  • The fall and rise of Mexican Stock Market (2000)
  • U.S. economic growth after tax cuts (2003)
  • The global boom in commodities (2004)
  • Fed rate cuts, despite skyrocketing CPI (2007)

A Bull for All Seasons helps you spot the trends and events that matter most giving you a jump on others so you can maximize your profits. As pertinent now as when they were written, the essays inside have stood the test of time and prove that there is always a bull market somewhere in the world. You just need to know where--and how--to look.

Taking a decidedly Main Street approach to Wall Street activities, Dr. Bob provides the insight and expertise you need to uncover those markets, develop a sound investment strategy, and seize the bull by the horns.

Buy High, Sell Higher: Why Buy-And-Hold Is Dead and Other Investing Lessons from CNBC's
Buy High, Sell Higher
Why Buy-And-Hold Is Dead and Other Investing Lessons from CNBC's "The Liquidator"
Paperback      ISBN: 1455500674

Whether you're a professional investor or just want to trade like one, Buy High, Sell Higher will show you how to pick winners, maximize gains and minimize losses...In this book, you'll learn how a stock's price is just the beginning of the story, and that other indicators like moving averages and volume can help you to spot stocks that have momentum. You'll also learn how to determine the optimal moment to buy a stock, when to sell it, how to protect yourself against sudden reversals in the market, and how to capitalize on moments when other investors are retreating.

What's the best month to buy tech stocks? To sell an energy asset? And what is the one-day of the year that you should never, ever trade on? Answers to these and other questions are just some of the insights that Joe Terranova shares in Buy High, Sell Higher.

Terranova is a series regular on CNBC's Fast Money and the Chief Market Strategist for Virtus Investment Partners, a firm with over $25 billion in assets under management. Prior to joining Virtus, he spent 18 years at MBF Clearing Corp., where he was the director of trading and managed more than 300 traders. And as viewers of CNBC's Fast Money know, Joe is a master at demystifying the forces that drive today's markets. So why not let him show you how to use telltale signs to spot investments that are poised for lift-off.
Candlestick Charts: An Introduction to Using Candlestick Charts
Candlestick Charts
An Introduction to Using Candlestick Charts
Paperback      ISBN: 1905641745

"Clive Lambert is one of the UK's leading experts in the use and application of Japanese candlestick chart analysis. I have known him for many years and have learnt to greatly respect his depth of knowledge and the objectiveness it brings to his market strategies." - Adam Sorab, Chairman, Society of Technical Analysts (STA) The aim of this book is to introduce candlestick analysis to anyone from an absolute beginner to an experienced market professional. The text is written to be simple enough for someone new to the topic, but should not exclude those with more experience. The author's aim is to change the simple viewing of a candlestick chart into a search for the answer to the perennial question: "Who's controlling the market; the Bulls or the Bears?" Candlesticks are a fantastic way of getting a clear idea of market direction, and any changes that may be taking place in price trends. In this exciting new book, Clive Lambert walks you through what candlesticks are, the major patterns and importantly, the psychology behind them, using straightforward language that will appeal to all levels of ability. Having outlined the key patterns and described the real-life application of the techniques, he then ends the book with his 10 golden rules for trading with candlesticks. This book is a no-nonsense guide to the methodology and practical usage of this ancient Japanese charting technique and essential reading for any trader, broker or market operative, regardless of their level of experience or the markets they are involved in.

The Candlestick Course
The Candlestick Course
Paperback      ISBN: 0471227285

Expert instruction on the practical applications of candlestick charting

Candlestick charting is more popular than ever before, with a legion of new traders and investors being introduced to the concept by some of today's hottest investment gurus. Having introduced the candlestick technique to the West through two of his bestselling books, Steve Nison is regarded as a luminary in the field of candlestick charting. In his new venture, The Candlestick Course, Nison explains patterns of varying complexity and tests the reader's knowledge with quizzes, Q&As, and intensive examples. In accessible and easy-to-understand language, this book offers expert instruction on the practical applications of candlestick charting to give every level of investor a complete understanding of this proven, profitable, and time-tested investing technique. Straightforward answers quickly clarify this easy-to-use charting method. This guide will allow readers to recognize and implement various candlestick patterns and lines in today's real-world trading environment-giving them a noticeable edge in their trading activities

Capital Budgeting and Investment Analysis
Capital Budgeting and Investment Analysis
Hardcover      ISBN: 1641720956

Capital budgeting is a planning process that determines the worth of long-term investments from a firm's capitalization structure. Some investments that an organization makes can include new and old machinery installation and maintenance, new products and services, new research and development projects, etc. The primary objective of capital budgeting and investment analysis is to enhance the capital benefit and value for shareholders. Some of the methods used in capital budgeting include accounting rate of return, payback period, profitability index, etc. An important technique in capital budgeting is real options valuation or investment analysis, which involves the determination of the present value of options. This textbook elucidates the concepts and innovative models around prospective developments with respect to capital budgeting and investment analysis. The topics included herein are of utmost significance and bound to provide incredible insights to readers. This textbook is an essential guide for business professionals and financial planners, as well as students.

Capital Market Instruments: Analysis and Valuation
Capital Market Instruments
Analysis and Valuation
3rd Edition    Paperback      ISBN: 0230576036

The third edition of Capital Market Instruments: Analysis and Valuation is a fully revised and updated guide to the most important products in use in the financial markets today, providing clear understanding of key concepts, mathematical techniques and market analysis. There is detailed coverage of debt and equity products and market conventions, illustrated with worked examples and case studies of events in the industry. The book is accompanied by web-based software for a yield curve construction model, enabling readers to set up an Excel application to calculate spot and forward interest rates. In this new edition, all chapters are updated to reflect the latest market developments. There is also a succinct analysis of the 2007-2008 financial crisis, with lessons learned and recommendations for market practitioners. The authors have extensive experience in investment banking, quantitative analysis, bond trading and risk management, and provide valuable insight and understanding of the financial markets. www.quantlib.org