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Expert Trading Systems

Expert Trading Systems

Author: John R. Wolberg Format: Hardback Release Date: 29/12/1999

With the proliferation of computer programs to predict market direction, professional traders and sophisticated individual investors have increasingly turned to mathematical modeling to develop predictive systems. Kernel regression is a popular data modeling technique that can yield useful results fast. Provides data modeling methodology used to develop trading systems. Shows how to design, test, and measure the significance of results John R. Wolberg (Haifa, Israel) is professor of mechanical engineering at the Haifa Institute in Israel. He does research and consulting in data modeling in the financial services area.

Stocks for Options Trading

Stocks for Options Trading

Author: Harvey C. Friedentag Format: Hardback Release Date: 22/12/1999

From basic option terms, to finding the best optionable stocks, to a winning investment plan creating and utilizing an option portfolio, Stocks for Options Trading: Low-Risk, Low-Stress Strategies for Selling Stock Options Profitably provides low stress tactics designed to make predictable profits when the stock market moves up, down, or sideways. Once learned these strategies allow you to accumulate assets steadily, and reach your investment goals. It clearly explains the features and risk/reward characteristics of basic options transactions, as well as hedging, tax benefits, correct use of margin and trading strategies. With this book you can create a portfolio that: Increases profitability Protects stock holding from a decline in market price Places other people's money in your account Lets you buy more stock for less Positions you for big market moves Profits from stock price swings Receives tax benefits from an option income portfolio If you have dabbled in the stock market but had little or no success, made small gains, or worse, lost money, if you want to stop worrying about the safety of your stocks while enjoying comfortable tax-advantaged returns from your holdings Stocks for Options Trading: Low-Risk, Low-Stress Strategies for Selling Stock Options Profitably is for you! The strategies discussed provide low-stress tactics designed to make predictable profits no matter what the state of the market. Most investors, lawyers, stockbrokers, bankers, lawyers, financial planners, and accountants know only one side of options - the buying side, which is risky. Friedentag covers the less familiar side - the renting and selling side; the profitable conservative way. Using the strategies he suggests, you could be making millions of dollars selling covered call options. Stocks for Options Trading: Low-Risk, Low-Stress Strategies for Selling Stock Options Profitably provides a map, a step-by-step guide to successful investing. Using his simple approach, you will save time and money. About the Author: The author is a registered Investment Advisor (IRA) with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission and has been managing personal portfolios professionally since 1986. Mr. Friedentag has been certified as a Federal Court expert witness on stock trading; is an acknowledged expert on stock renting; the use of derivatives (exchanged-traded equity call options); and serves as a President of the Contrarian Investment Club in Denver, Colorado. He is also the author of Investing Without Fear: Options (International Publishing Corp., Chicago).

Advanced Fixed-Income Valuation Tools

Advanced Fixed-Income Valuation Tools

Author: Narasimhan Jegadeesh, Bruce Tuckman Format: Hardback Release Date: 14/12/1999

Presenting the most advanced thinking on the topic, this book covers the latest valuation models and techniques. It addresses essential topics such as the subtleties of fixed-income mathematics, new approaches to modeling term structures, and the applications of fixed-income valuation on credit risk, mortgages, munis, and indexed bonds.

The Common Sense of Money and Investments

The Common Sense of Money and Investments

Author: Merryle Stanley Rukeyser Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/12/1999

A timeless classic on all things financial Books of investment advice have been around forever, but few have stood the test of time as well as The Common Sense of Money and Investments. Written by Merryle Stanley Rukeyser in 1924, it offers commonsense insight on everything from how to detect a charlatan to how to select an honest broker. With a charming, straightforward style, this timeless book proves that the best investment advice is eternal. Foreword by Louis Rukeyser Covers the period after the dawn of the Liberty Bond and before the Crash

Beyond Wall Street

Beyond Wall Street

Author: Steven L. Mintz, Dana Dakin, Thomas Willison Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/11/1999

Insight and advice on mastering the art of investing-from some of the biggest names in the business This invaluable volume presents what the experts' experts-Peter Bernstein, Gary Brinson, Foster Friess, John Neff, Barr Rosenberg, Mark Mobius, William Gross,and William Sharpe-have to say about risk, asset allocation, growth investing, index funds, value investing, quantitative analysis, fixed-income securities, and emerging markets. Essential reading for both novice and expert investors, the profiles in Beyond Wall Street show how the country's most successful investors make money. Read this and learn what it takes to come out on top. -Jane Bryant Quinn, Newsweek columnist, Author of Making the Most of Your Money Beyond Wall Street achieves a laudable balance between human drama and sage advice, and the sages involved are some of the finest investors of our time. -Ed Finn, Editor, Barron's This book serves a delicious blend of the techniques and biographies of some of the greatest professional vestors and financial scholars. Anyone serious about long-term investment success will profit from the indispensable insights of these diverse masters. -Roger A. Segal, Investors' Bookshelf (TheStreet.com) This book is a wonderful source of knowledge for investors ranging from novice to professional. We can all learn something from today's most accomplished thinkers and practitioners. -Elizabeth J. Mackay, CFA, Chief Investment Strategist, Bear, Stearns & Co. Inc.

Imperfect Information and Investor Heterogeneity in the Bond Market

Imperfect Information and Investor Heterogeneity in the Bond Market

Author: Frank Riedel Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 17/11/1999

Real world investors differ in their tastes and attitudes and they do not have, in general, perfect information about the future prospects of the economy. Most theoretical models, however, assume to the contrary that investors are homogeneous and perfectly informed about the market. In this book, an attempt is made to overcome these shortcomings. In three different case studies, the effect of heterogeneous time preferences, heterogeneous beliefs and imperfect information about the economy's growth on the term structure of interest rates are studied. The initial chapter gives an introduction to the theory of financial markets in continuous time under imperfect information and establishes the existence of an equilibrium with complete markets.

Getting Started in Financial Information

Getting Started in Financial Information

Author: Daniel Moreau, Tracey Longo Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 17/11/1999

Finding information on investing is easy. Making sense of it all is not. This straightforward guide clears up any confusion readers may have. Covering all the basics of investing, it will help readers make smarter decisions by showing them what to look for in stock tables, how to read between the lines of a fund prospectus, and distinguishing between fact and opinion when it comes to the so-called financial experts. Making this text an invaluable introduction to investing facts, figures, and fundamentals.

Fundamentals of Venture Capital

Fundamentals of Venture Capital

Author: Joseph W. Bartlett Format: Hardback Release Date: 17/11/1999

All About Bonds and Bond Mutual Funds: The Easy Way to Get Started

All About Bonds and Bond Mutual Funds: The Easy Way to Get Started

Author: Esme Faerber Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 16/11/1999

This title provides all the facts you need for astute fixed-income investing. With business headlines dominated by stock market turmoil, quality information on relatively sedate bond investments has been hard to find. Yet investors with an eye to long-term security understand: a truly diversified low-risk/high-return portfolio must contain fixed-income investments, either bond or bond mutual funds. All About Bonds and Bond Mutual Funds, Second Edition , fills the information void.Written specifically for the individual investor who just wants to understand the basics of bonds and bond mutual funds, this easy-to-use book is packed with hands-on, practical guidance. Acclaimed author and finance educator Esme Faerber cuts through the clutter, telling you just what you need to know to make intelligent, profitable bond investment decisions. Read All About Bonds and Bond Mutual Funds before you invest to discover: an explanation of bonds; the reasons for investing in bonds; how to buy and sell bonds; advantages and disadvantages of individual bonds versus bond mutual funds; characteristics of bonds, including field, liquidity, duration, and valuation; detailed descriptions of individual fixed-income investments, including money market funds, corporate and government securities, municipal bonds, convertible bonds, and zero-coupon bonds; and strategies for integrating bonds with stocks in a diversified portfolio.

Equity Portfolio Management

Equity Portfolio Management

Author: Frank J. Fabozzi, James L. Grant Format: Hardback Release Date: 31/10/1999

Japanese Foreign Investments, 1970-98:

Japanese Foreign Investments, 1970-98:

Author: Dipak R. Basu, Victoria Miroshnik Format: Hardback Release Date: 31/10/1999

Drawing on numerous Japanese and non-Japanese primary and secondary sources, this highly informative book analyzes all aspects (both domestic and international) of foreign direct investment made by Japan's multinational corporations in Asia, the European Union, and the U.S. It covers the critical period from 1970 -- the point at which Japan's economy reached a level of global importance -- through 1998 -- the nadir of Japan's economic woes. The book offers numerous perspectives to explain the changing characteristics of Japan's FDI practices over the period. The text is well supported by some 50 figures and data tables compiled from both Japanese government ministries and multinational corporations.

Electronic Day Trading 101

Electronic Day Trading 101

Author: Sunny J. Harris Format: Hardback Release Date: 27/10/1999

By now, you've probably heard lots of stories about the thousands of individuals worldwide who, armed with little more than their PCs, are making a killing day trading stocks online. Could electronic day trading be your ticket to financial independence? Here's your chance to find out. Written by Sunny J. Harris, a successful electronic trader and one of today's most respected trading educators, Electronic Day Trading 101 is a complete step-by-step introduction to online day trading--what it is, how it works, and how to get started in business for yourself--and succeed. Requiring no prior stock market or electronic investing experience, it covers all the basics, from stock market fundamentals and essential trading terminology to sophisticated techniques for evaluating your trading performance. With dozens of illustrations and real-life examples, Harris fills you in on what you need to know about trading hardware and software, selecting an online broker or ECN, opening a trading account, developing a trading system that's right for you, trading from home or from a trading salon, performing fundamental and technical analysis, and researching stocks online. Drawing upon her two decades of experience as head of her own trading firm, Harris provides expert coaching on the all-important business aspects of running a thriving electronic trading practice. She provides invaluable tips on goal setting, maintaining discipline, managing your time, budgeting, good record keeping, and taxes. She also helps you to understand the psychological barriers that often keep people from succeeding as traders, and tells you how to overcome them. Electronic Day Trading 101 is an indispensable springboard for anyone considering taking the leap into online trading. A top trading guru tells you everything you need to know about getting started as an online day trader. Sunny Harris has created a most comprehensive road map for guiding one into the exciting world of 'Direct Access Electronic Trading.' Very informative, realistic, and helpful. A 'must read'. - Harvey Houtkin, CEO, All-Tech Investment Group Author of Secrets of the SOES Bandit If you're going to start trading, start here. And, if you don't know a Level 2 screen from a Short List, then don't go further without reading this book. Sunny Harris has put together a great resource that will save you time and work, and added common sense that could only come from a successful, experienced trader. - Perry Kaufman, author of Trading Systems