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See below for a selection of the latest books from Investment & securities category. Presented with a red border are the Investment & securities books that have been lovingly read and reviewed by the experts at Lovereading. With expert reading recommendations made by people with a passion for books and some unique features Lovereading will help you find great Investment & securities books and those from many more genres to read that will keep you inspired and entertained. And it's all free!

The Little Book of Investing Like the Pros Five Steps for Picking Stocks

The Little Book of Investing Like the Pros Five Steps for Picking Stocks

Author: Joshua Rosenbaum Format: Hardback Release Date: 07/11/2019

Valuation is the key to smart investing this book shows you how The Little Book of Investing Like the Pros gives individual investors a crash course in the tools and techniques used on Wall Street. Written by two expert practitioners at UBS, this book provides real, effective, practical guidance that allows investors to take a hands-on approach to the market. Readers will learn the four mission-critical valuation methods that professionals lean on, empowering them with the skills and understanding to take on the challenge of choosing the best stocks, armed with the same insights as Wall Street's smartest analysts. Valuation ratios say a lot about an investment's potential, and this book explains how individuals can put expert techniques to work for themselves. A total return approach to investing is about both the return of money, and the return on money. Proper valuation is the driver of all great investments, and the pros on Wall Street do it every day. The Little Book of Investing Like the Pros puts expert tools in the hands of individuals, helping them understand and effectively use the same techniques that give the pros a decided edge. * Discover the importance of valuation before investment * Learn the essential methods and techniques used every day on Wall Street * Understand the critical metrics, and in which situations they apply * Become familiar with the tools and resources that can streamline due diligence Wall Street pros need to know what a company is worth before they can decide whether the stock price represents a good value. This book reveals their methods, and helps individuals apply the same techniques to their own investment strategy. For individual investors looking to take their portfolio into their own hands, The Little Book of Investing Like the Pros is a complete, hands-on resource.

Efficiently Inefficient How Smart Money Invests and Market Prices Are Determined

Efficiently Inefficient How Smart Money Invests and Market Prices Are Determined

Author: Lasse Heje Pedersen Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 15/10/2019

Financial market behavior and key trading strategies-illuminated by interviews with top hedge fund experts Efficiently Inefficient describes the key trading strategies used by hedge funds and demystifies the secret world of active investing. Leading financial economist Lasse Heje Pedersen combines the latest research with real-world examples to show how certain tactics make money-and why they sometimes don't. He explores equity strategies, macro strategies, and arbitrage strategies, and fundamental tools for portfolio choice, risk management, equity valuation, and yield curve trading. The book also features interviews with leading hedge fund managers: Lee Ainslie, Cliff Asness, Jim Chanos, Ken Griffin, David Harding, John Paulson, Myron Scholes, and George Soros. Efficiently Inefficient reveals how financial markets really work.

Investment Analytics In The Dawn Of Artificial Intelligence

Investment Analytics In The Dawn Of Artificial Intelligence

Author: Bernard Lee Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/09/2019

A class of highly mathematical algorithms works with three-dimensional (3D) data known as graphs. Our research challenge focuses on applying these algorithms to solve more complex problems with financial data, which tend to be in higher dimensions (easily over 100), based on probability distributions, with time subscripts and jumps. The 3D research analogy is to train a navigation algorithm when the way-finding coordinates and obstacles such as buildings change dynamically and are expressed in higher dimensions with jumps.Our short title 'ia ai' symbolizes how investment analytics is not a simplistic reapplication of artificial intelligence (AI) techniques proven in engineering. This book presents best-of-class sophisticated techniques available today to solve high dimensional problems with properties that go deeper than what is required to solve customary problems in engineering today.Dr Bernard Lee is the Founder and CEO of HedgeSPA, which stands for Sophisticated Predictive Analytics for Hedge Funds and Institutions. Previously, he was a managing director in the Portfolio Management Group of BlackRock in New York City as well as a finance professor who has taught and guest-lectured at a number of top universities globally.

Investment Analytics In The Dawn Of Artificial Intelligence

Investment Analytics In The Dawn Of Artificial Intelligence

Author: Bernard Lee Format: Hardback Release Date: 30/09/2019

A class of highly mathematical algorithms works with three-dimensional (3D) data known as graphs. Our research challenge focuses on applying these algorithms to solve more complex problems with financial data, which tend to be in higher dimensions (easily over 100), based on probability distributions, with time subscripts and jumps. The 3D research analogy is to train a navigation algorithm when the way-finding coordinates and obstacles such as buildings change dynamically and are expressed in higher dimensions with jumps.Our short title 'ia ai' symbolizes how investment analytics is not a simplistic reapplication of artificial intelligence (AI) techniques proven in engineering. This book presents best-of-class sophisticated techniques available today to solve high dimensional problems with properties that go deeper than what is required to solve customary problems in engineering today.Dr Bernard Lee is the Founder and CEO of HedgeSPA, which stands for Sophisticated Predictive Analytics for Hedge Funds and Institutions. Previously, he was a managing director in the Portfolio Management Group of BlackRock in New York City as well as a finance professor who has taught and guest-lectured at a number of top universities globally.

Index Fund Management A Practical Guide to Smart Beta, Factor Investing, and Risk Premia

Index Fund Management A Practical Guide to Smart Beta, Factor Investing, and Risk Premia

Author: Fadi Zaher Format: Hardback Release Date: 09/09/2019

This book brings simplicity to passive investing, smart beta, and factor investing, which is the fastest growing type of investment in the asset management industry. The subject has a strong academic foundation but often taught and presented in a quite complex and unorganized way.In recent years, index and factor investing solutions have been bestsellers. But factor investing success is not a foregone conclusion, and there are plenty of quirks and misprints in the literature. Do investors need a novel approach? The book provides answers to some of these questions in an open and objective fashion. Index fund management is increasingly taught in finance courses at universities. For market practitioners including trustees and investors, this book facilitates an increased understanding of how to invest in index and smart beta strategies, how to implement them, and what to be aware of with concrete and practical real-world examples.

Derivatives Markets

Derivatives Markets

Author: Robert L. McDonald Format: Hardback Release Date: 28/08/2019

Foreign Direct Investment and Development in Vietnam Policy Implications

Foreign Direct Investment and Development in Vietnam Policy Implications

Author: Pham Hoang Mai Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 24/08/2019

As Vietnam's economy moves further along the path of development, this book presents urgent lessons for policymakers from the country's first decade of experience of FDI. A mere decade after the start of its reforms towards a market-oriented economy, a World Bank report named Vietnam the second largest recipient of foreign direct investment (FDI). Drawing on a wealth of hitherto unpublished data and qualitative analysis, this work critically examines the overall impact of FDI on Vietnams economy, as well as the performance of individual projects. A major finding is that government policy and intervention have been important in channelling foreign investment flows towards national and regional development goals. This book is also a significant addition to the debates on FDI-induced effects such as technology transfer and employment creation in developing countries. It will be of great interest to all those researching or involved in policymaking in transitional economies in particular.

Foreign Investment Promotion Governance and Implementation in Central-Eastern European Regions

Foreign Investment Promotion Governance and Implementation in Central-Eastern European Regions

Author: Pawel Capik Format: Hardback Release Date: 20/08/2019

Analysing foreign investment promotion at a regional level in the Czech Republic, Poland and Slovakia, the book applies regional science, international business, and place marketing concepts to explore how Central Eastern European Countries compete for multinational firms. Taking a multidisciplinary approach, the author places special emphasis on promotion and its role within a wider context of regional strategies aimed at inward investment attraction. With useful insights for policy-makers, the book combines theory with empirical evidence and provides valuable reading for those researching international business location, place marketing and regional development.

Essays on Algorithmic Trading

Essays on Algorithmic Trading

Author: Markus Gsell Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/08/2019

Technological innovations are altering the traditional value chain in securities trading. Hitherto the order handling, i.e. the appropriate implementation of a general trading decision into particular orders, has been a core competence of brokers. Labeled as Algorithmic Trading, the automation of this task recently found its way both into the brokers' portfolio of service offerings as well as to their customers' trading desks. The software performing the order handling thereby constantly monitors the market(s) in real-time and further evaluates historical data to dynamically determine appropriate points in time for trading. Within only a few years, this technology propagated itself among market participants along the entire value chain and has nowadays gained a significant market share on securities markets worldwide. Surprisingly, there has been only little research analyzing the impact of this special type of trading on markets. Markus Gsell's book aims at closing this gap by analyzing the drivers for adoption of this technology, the impact the application of this technology has on markets on a macro level, i.e. how the market outcome is affected, as well as on a micro level, i.e. how the exhibited trading behavior of these automated traders differs from normal traders' behavior.

Weiss Ratings Investment Research Guide to Bond & Money Market Mutual Funds, Summer 2019

Weiss Ratings Investment Research Guide to Bond & Money Market Mutual Funds, Summer 2019

Author: Weiss Ratings Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/07/2019

Weiss Ratings Investment Research Guide to Bond & Money Market Mutual Funds offers readers a one-stop source for important, up-to-date financial data and easy-to-use Weiss Investment Ratings for 8,000 bond and money market mutual funds. Weiss Ratings takes the guesswork out of investment research, providing consumers and investors with understandable information and proven investment ratings.