The Alpha Masters

Author: Maneet Ahuja
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118065522
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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A leading hedge-fund industry insider reveals the secrets and lessons of such top investors as John Paulson, David Tepper and Bill Ackman, sharing tangible, analytical insight into the psychology of trading while providing coverage of a range of strategy types, from Long/Short and Value to Distressed and Commodities.

You Can Be a Stock Market Genius

Author: Joel Greenblatt
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781451628067
Format: PDF
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A comprehensive and practical guide to the stock market from a successful fund manager—filled with case studies, important background information, and all the tools you’ll need to become a stock market genius. Fund manager Joel Greenblatt has been beating the Dow (with returns of 50 percent a year) for more than a decade. And now, in this highly accessible guide, he’s going to show you how to do it, too. You’re about to discover investment opportunities that portfolio managers, business-school professors, and top investment experts regularly miss—uncharted areas where the individual investor has a huge advantage over the Wall Street wizards. Here is your personal treasure map to special situations in which big profits are possible, including: · Spin-offs · Restructurings · Merger Securities · Rights Offerings · Recapitalizations · Bankruptcies · Risk Arbitrage

Bailout Nation

Author: Barry Ritholtz
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9780470535981
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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An engaging look at what led to the financial turmoil we now find ourselves in Bailout Nation offers one of the clearest looks at the financial lenders, regulators, and politicians responsible for the financial crisis of 2008. Written by Barry Ritholtz, one of today's most popular economic bloggers and a well-established industry pundit, this book skillfully explores how the United States evolved from a rugged independent nation to a soft Bailout Nation-where financial firms are allowed to self-regulate in good times, but are bailed out by taxpayers in bad times. Entertaining and informative, this book clearly shows you how years of trying to control the economy with easy money has finally caught up with the federal government and how its practice of repeatedly rescuing Wall Street has come back to bite them. The definitive book on the financial crisis of 2008 Names the culprits responsible for this tragedy-from financial regulators to politicians Shows how each bailout throughout modern history has impacted what happened in the future Examines why the consumer/taxpayer is left suffering in an economy of bubbles, bailouts, and possible inflation Ritholtz operates a hugely popular blog, www.ritholtz.com/blog Scathing, but fair, Bailout Nation is a voice of reason in these uncertain economic times.

Financial Armageddon

Author: Michael J. Panzner
Publisher: Michael J. Panzner
ISBN: 141959608X
Format: PDF, ePub
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'Financial Armageddon' describes the four key financial elements - debt, derivatives, government guarantees, and retirement - and how they are unraveling. The text describes the impact they will have on our families, finances, investments, and economic wellbeing.

Dinosaur Derivatives and Other Trades

Author: Jeremy Josse
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 111901963X
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Venture deep into the heart of finance's weird and wonderful paradoxes Dinosaur Derivatives and Other Trades is an entertaining and compelling tour de force highlighting the paradoxes inherent to the modern financial system. Presented as a series of striking case studies, this book explores certain enigmatic or philosophical puzzles in the finance industry; some of these puzzles may seem slightly absurd at first glance, but all are very relevant to the way finance is conducted in the real world. Each story highlights specific hypocrisies or moral dilemmas that lie at the heart of the system, guiding readers through the challenges of finance by way of innovative and memorable paradigms. Written in clear, accessible language, this book doesn't claim to offer original financial theory or philosophy as such, but instead deepens the reader's understanding of the system and stimulates independent consideration of the current state of affairs. The financial world, so often viewed as a rather dull place, is secretly alive with possibilities of strange and sometimes wonderful conundrums. There is the possibility, for instance, of a Manhattan auction house selling derivatives to buy swift-swimming predators known as Megalodons (thought to be extinct for millions of years). This book explores this and other curious propositions to point out the paradoxes of finance. Explore the meaning of "value" in different contexts Learn what the Old Testament can teach us about risk and uncertainty Examine an alternative take on the 2007/2008 credit crisis Consider how the "financial innovation" trend impacts the industry To truly understand something, it is necessary to crawl deep into the metaphorical underbelly and have a look around. Dinosaur Derivatives and Other Trades provides the itinerary, and the insightful discussion that stimulates curiosity.

Asset Allocation For Dummies

Author: Dorianne Perrucci
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0470522550
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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An easy-to-understand how-to guide to the single most important thing you can do in investing — choosing and mixing your assets successfully. You don’t need to be an expert analyst, a star stock-picker, or a rocket scientist to have better investment results than most other investors. You just need to allocate your assets in the right way, and have the conviction to stick with that allocation. The big secret behind asset allocation — the secret that most sophisticated investors know and use to their benefit — is that it’s really not all that hard to do. Asset Allocation For Dummies serves as a comprehensive guide to maximizing returns and minimizing risk — while managing taxes, fees and other costs — in putting together a portfolio to reflect your unique financial goals. Jerry A. Miccolis (Basking Ridge, NJ), CFA®, CFP®, FCAS, MAAA is a widely quoted expert commentator who has been interviewed in The New York Times and the Wall Street Journal, and appeared on CBS Radio and ABC-TV. He is a senior financial advisor and co-owner of Brinton Eaton Wealth Advisors (www.brintoneaton.com), a fee-only investment management, tax advisory and financial planning firm in Madison, N.J. Dorianne R. Perrucci (Scotch Plains, NJ) is a freelance writer who has been published in The New York Times, Newsweek, and TheStreet.com, and has collaborated on several financial books, including I.O.U.S.A, One Nation, Under Stress, In Debt (Wiley, 2008).

Your Money and Your Brain

Author: Jason Zweig
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1416539794
Format: PDF
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Drawing on the latest scientific research, Jason Zweig shows what happens in your brain when you think about money and tells investors how to take practical, simple steps to avoid common mistakes and become more successful. What happens inside our brains when we think about money? Quite a lot, actually, and some of it isn’t good for our financial health. In Your Money and Your Brain, Jason Zweig explains why smart people make stupid financial decisions—and what they can do to avoid these mistakes. Zweig, a veteran financial journalist, draws on the latest research in neuroeconomics, a fascinating new discipline that combines psychology, neuroscience, and economics to better understand financial decision making. He shows why we often misunderstand risk and why we tend to be overconfident about our investment decisions. Your Money and Your Brain offers some radical new insights into investing and shows investors how to take control of the battlefield between reason and emotion. Your Money and Your Brain is as entertaining as it is enlightening. In the course of his research, Zweig visited leading neuroscience laboratories and subjected himself to numerous experiments. He blends anecdotes from these experiences with stories about investing mistakes, including confessions of stupidity from some highly successful people. Then he draws lessons and offers original practical steps that investors can take to make wiser decisions. Anyone who has ever looked back on a financial decision and said, “How could I have been so stupid?” will benefit from reading this book.

My Home My Money Pit

Author: Tom Kraeutler
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 9781599217413
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THE MONEY PIT®, hosted by Tom Kraeutler and Leslie Segrete, is a syndicated home improvement call-in radio program that airs every weekend all over North America on more than 200 stations, as well as on XM Satellite Radio. Tom and Leslie give homeowners like you real information on how to get things done the right way by alerting you to what you need to know before you start a project. Room by room, Tom and Leslie share their extensive experience in home improvement, decorating, and remodeling in kitchens, bathrooms, bedrooms, family spaces, basements, and laundry rooms. They tell you secrets about lowering your energy bills. They've got great ideas about curb appeal and making exterior maintenance easier. And they give the best counsel anywhere on home safety and security, insurance, and preparing your home for sale. Before you start your next project, get advice from Tom and Leslie.

The Game in Wall Street and How to Play It Successfully

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Publisher: Cosimo, Inc.
ISBN: 1596051256
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Published before 1900, this appealing little book offers the facts about "The Game" on Wall Street with the hopes that some novice investors may catch a hint or two along the way. Appealing because of its simple and unadorned language as well as offering scores of examples of what the world of Wall Street was like "back in the day," THE GAME IN WALL STREET provides timeless investment information in an engaging and accessible way. With insightful analysis from inside the world of finance, THE GAME IN WALL STREET: and How to Play it Successfully should be in every investor's library.