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Musical Terms, Symbols and Theory An Illustrated Dictionary

Musical Terms, Symbols and Theory An Illustrated Dictionary

Author: Michael C. Thomsett Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 15/02/2012

Noted lexicographer Thomsett here dissects over 1,400 terms, a buttula to zither, with his acclaimed clarity and precision ( definitely recommended said Library Journal of his Investment and Securities Dictionary); 383 high quality original illustrations render concepts that make verbal explanation difficult. Fully cross referenced, this dictionary will prove to be the indispensable and authoritative reference for researchers, musicologists, professional musicians, teachers and students of music, and educated members of the general public. The richly detailed and comprehensive dictionary proper is followed by a five-language glossary of instruments. An illustrated notation guide provides identification of symbols used in musical scores. The final section comprehensively covers scales, keys and chords.

Bloomberg Visual Guide to Candlestick Charting

Bloomberg Visual Guide to Candlestick Charting

Author: Michael C. Thomsett Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 20/01/2012

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.

Killer Commodities

Killer Commodities

Author: Michael C Thomsett Format: eBook Release Date: 15/10/2011

With the stock market as unpredictable as the economy, many investors believe the commodities market presents a less volatile, and more predictable, investment opportunity. In clear, accessible language, commodities expert Michael C. Thomsett explains each of these investment strategies as it relates to specific commodities, such as crude oil, wheat and other grains, precious metals, basic and luxury food items, and foreign currency exchange.

Heresy in the Roman Catholic Church A History

Heresy in the Roman Catholic Church A History

Author: Michael C. Thomsett Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 15/04/2011

In the 2,000-year history of the Roman Catholic Church, heretical movements have repeatedly challenged the central doctrinal authority of the pope. This historical overview explains the construction and beliefs of the organized movements, both large and small, and documents the individuals and their efforts in challenging papal infallibility, singular doctrine, and the Inquisition. It examines how, in spite of Church efforts at maintaining singular control, heretics have continued to emerge from ancient times into modern times. This book places heretical movements in their proper context, examining how the evolution of cultural and social changes in the Christian world affected how the Church was able to enforce its claimed authority.

Getting Started in Stock Investing and Trading

Getting Started in Stock Investing and Trading

Author: Michael C. Thomsett Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 20/12/2010

An up-to-date guide to the complex world of equities Getting Started in Stock Investing and Trading walks investors and traders through the essential information they need to know before they decide what kind of participant they want to be in equities. The book is filled with the key strategies and tools and offers a comprehensive guide for those entering this marketplace. The author does not argue that one method is better or more appropriate than another. Rather, he reveals the various methods and lets investors decide for themselves. The book covers investment risks, value investing, market strategies, trading methods such as day and swing trading, technical indicators, and diversifying your portfolio, and * Offers a thorough overview of strategies and tools that investors need to profit from the volatile equities markets * Provides examples, charts, and timely additions that reflect recent changes in the equities markets Other titles by Thomsett: Getting Started in Bonds and eight editions of Getting Started in Options. This book is another title in The Getting Started series, which makes complex issues easy to understand.

The Little Black Book of Project Management

The Little Black Book of Project Management

Author: Michael C. Thomsett Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/10/2009

For nearly twenty years, The Little Black Book of Project Management has provided businesspeople everywhere with a quick and effective introduction to project management tools and methodology. The revised and updated third edition reflects the newest techniques, the latest project management software, as well as the most recent changes to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK (TM)). Readers will find invaluable strategies for organizing any project; implementing the Six Sigma approach; choosing the project team; preparing a budget and sticking to it; scheduling, flowcharting, and controlling a project; preparing project documentation; managing communications; and much more. Project management has increasingly become about getting more and better results with fewer resources. In this fast-read solution for both seasoned and first-time project managers, author Michael C. Thomsett shares his not-so-little secrets to achieving the results professionals want, increasing their organizational ability, generating consistent profit, and gaining a reputation for both quality and dependability.

A Speaker's Treasury of Quotations Thoughts, Maxims, Witticisms and Quips for Speeches and Presentations

A Speaker's Treasury of Quotations Thoughts, Maxims, Witticisms and Quips for Speeches and Presentations

Author: Michael C. Thomsett, Linda Rose Thomsett Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 15/04/2009

Every public speaker will at some point face the challenge of providing relevant and appropriate quotations to introduce, highlight or otherwise reinforce his speaking points. This book is a compilation of 2,116 quotations in 263 broad subject categories and is useful for political, motivational, and other public speakers along with speech writers, planners, and researchers. Entries are numbered and organized alphabetically by topic, from quotations on ability ('Out of my lean and low ability I'll lend you something' - Shakespeare) to quotations on youth ('I suppose it's difficult for the young to realize that one may be old without being a fool' - William Somerset Maugham).For each entry, the quotation is given first, followed by its author, the work in which it appeared (when appropriate), and the date of origin. In this title, a second section cross-references authors to topic/quotation numbers, while a third section provides a highly detailed keyword and phrase cross-reference to specific quotations by number.

Getting Started in Real Estate Investing

Getting Started in Real Estate Investing

Author: Michael C. Thomsett Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 08/04/2009

A must-read guide to real estate investing during turbulent times In this updated edition, author Michael Thomsett begins by cautioning readers that real estate is not always alluring. Markets go through cycles, and the down phase of the cycle from 2006 onward has been one of the longest and scariest in history. Other updates include new ways to finance real estate investments, the status of mortgage financing today, and a laundry list of new requirements that may be thrown at borrowers. A new chapter has been added to help analyze an investor's financial ability to buy and hold real estate. Written to reflect the subprime crisis and how it has impacted the real estate investment world forever, this Third Edition analyzes the real estate market bubble and crash, where the blame lies, and how riskless transactions characterizing the market have done great damage. Michael C. Thomsett (Spring Hill, TN) has written more than 60 books on investing, real estate, business, and management. He is the author of several Wiley books, including the seven editions of the bestselling Getting Started in Options, Seventh Edition (978-0-470-13806-9), as well as Getting Started in Property Flipping (978-0-470-03937-3), and Getting Started in Real Estate Investing, Second Edition (978-0-471-24654-1).

War and Conflict Quotations A Worldwide Dictionary of Pronouncements from Military Leaders, Politicians, Philosophers, Writers and Others

War and Conflict Quotations A Worldwide Dictionary of Pronouncements from Military Leaders, Politicians, Philosophers, Writers and Others

Author: Michael C. Thomsett, Jean Freestone Thomsett Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 15/12/2008

History is replete with pronouncements on war. Some reflect on man's warlike nature ( We are quick to flare up, we races of men on the earth - Homer); others deal with the practical strategies of the combatants ( If Hitler invaded hell I would make at least a favorable reference to the devil in the House of Commons - Winston Churchill); and still others offer advice for avoiding conflict ( The most disadvantageous peace is better than the most just war - Desiderius Erasmus).Over 2,700 quotations on war and conflict are presented in this reference work. The quotations are arranged by over 100 broad categories, from action to winning. For each, the quotation is first given, followed by its author, the work in which it appeared (when appropriate), and the date. The book includes numerous cross-references, and keyword-in-context and author indexes are provided for further utility.

Winning With Stocks

Winning With Stocks

Author: Michael C. Thomsett Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/08/2008

With a refreshing absence of jargon-and a substantial dose of straightforward guidance and explanation - Winning with Stocks breaks down the basics of making the kind of investment decisions that will pay off. Covering the most valuable indicators of stock market performance-such as current ratio and debt ratio, revenue trend, net return, price history, volatility, P/E ratio, and trading range trends-the book shows readers how to take advantage of opportunities while limiting risks. Readers will learn how to uncover the best stocks, determine what to believe in the popular press, manage liquidity, employ technical tests to analyze companies' performance, and more. Supplying practical tools and illuminating examples, the book gives readers the guidance and information they need to control their individual portfolios, take control of their investments, and maximize their long-term success in the everchanging market.

The German Opposition to Hitler The Resistance, the Underground, and Assassination Plots, 1938-1945

The German Opposition to Hitler The Resistance, the Underground, and Assassination Plots, 1938-1945

Author: Michael C. Thomsett Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 15/04/2007

Between 1933 and 1945, more than 500,000 non-Jewish German civilians were imprisoned for so-called political crimes. Most of the resistance was, therefore, underground - within the religious, political, civilian, and even military communities. This history of the various segments of the German resistance movement covers groups and methods from underground newspapers - Rote Kapella , Internal Front , The Opponent , The Front Line - to conspiracy movements within unions. While emphasizing the active plots to either arrest or assassinate Hitler, the work embraces also the passive resistance seen in the Protestant and Catholic churches, the Kreisau Circle, trade unions, the foreign ministry and the civil service. The opposition's planned coup d'etat of 1938 is fully detailed, as well as the deep involvement of the Abwehr (military intelligence) in the plots against Hitler.

Getting Started in Fundamental Analysis

Getting Started in Fundamental Analysis

Author: Michael C. Thomsett Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/04/2006

If youa ve picked up this book, you probably recognize the value of fundamental analysis, but arena t sure you can master it. With Getting Started in Fundamental Analysis as your guide, youa ll quickly become familiar with the key concepts and learn how to put them into action in the real world. Youa ll gain important insights that can help you manage risk and make more informed investment decisions and learn from relevant illustrations, examples, and definitions. Written in a non--technical format thata s easy to follow, Getting Started in Fundamental Analysis provides valuable coverage of: * the audited statement. * finding financial information online. * the process of confirmation. * balance sheet and income statement ratios. * the P/E ratio and how to use it. * how the combination of fundamental analysis with technical methods creates a powerful strategy. More than an introduction to fundamental analysis, this book will help you use analytical tools in identifying risk levels, making valid and reliable comparisons, and picking stocks for your portfolio so you develop a successful and profitable investment program.

Getting Started in Rental Income

Getting Started in Rental Income

Author: Michael C. Thomsett Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/06/2005

This title offers an accessible introduction to generating rental income from real estate. Just as location is a critical component to the value of real estate, knowledge is a critical component to investing success. As with any type of new endeavor, gaining knowledge and experience is essential as you move forward toward success. If you're interested in generating rental income through an investment in real estate, but unsure of how to go about doing this, Getting Started in Rental Income will show you the way.Written in a straightforward and accessible manner, this book discusses the two major ways of entering the rental income market - the traditional purchase of rental properties or buying and selling fixer-upper properties - and reveals what you need to do once you're in. This easy-to-read guide clearly explains how to: invest in the right properties; generate cash flow adequate to make insurance, tax, utility, and monthly mortgage payments as well as to allow for periodic vacancies; make a profit from flipping properties; take advantage of the tax benefits of real estate; implement specific strategies - beyond diversification - to mitigate real estate risk; and, much more. Furthermore, Getting Started in Rental Income also identifies the pitfalls and market risks of this field, as well as the personal aspects of becoming involved in rental income. If you're interested in generating income through real estate and want to learn how, this book has all the answers.

Getting Started in Six Sigma

Getting Started in Six Sigma

Author: Michael C. Thomsett Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 29/10/2004

The basics behind the Six Sigma quality control technique Six Sigma is designed to achieve excellence in customer service and measure deviation from the ideal. It provides a process for placing value on the intangible nature of quality control. The underlying theories of Six Sigma are highly technical and complex. This book is a basic guide to those who are new to the concept, and though this is a complex subject, the concepts involved are not too complex for readers to grasp. Getting Started in Six Sigma demonstrates how an employee or supervisor can implement Six Sigma successfully without having to become technically familiar with process--oriented models or statistical modeling. Michael C. Thomsett (Pt. Townsend, WA) is a financial writer who has written more than 50 books on investing, real estate, business, and management topics. He is the author of several Wiley books including the successful Getting Started in Options (0--471--44493--6). Prior to his writing career, Thomsett was a professional accountant and systems consultant.

Heresy in the Roman Catholic Church

Heresy in the Roman Catholic Church

Author: Michael C. Thomsett Format: eBook Release Date: 01/01/1970

In the 2,000-year history of the Roman Catholic Church, heretical movements have repeatedly challenged the central doctrinal authority of the pope. This historical overview explains the construction and beliefs of the organized movements, both large and small, and documents the individuals and their efforts in challenging papal infallibility, singular doctrine, and the Inquisition. It examines how, in spite of Church efforts at maintaining singular control, heretics have continued to emerge from ancient times into modern times. This book places heretical movements in their proper context, examining how the evolution of cultural and social changes in the Christian world affected how the Church was able to enforce its claimed authority.