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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.
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.
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.
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.
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
This new edition of Active Portfolio Management continues the standard of excellence established in the first edition, with new and clear insights to help investment professionals. -William E. Jacques, Partner and Chief Investment Officer, Martingale Asset Management. Active Portfolio Management offers investors an opportunity to better understand the balance between manager skill and portfolio risk. Both fundamental and quantitative investment managers will benefit from studying this updated edition by Grinold and Kahn. -Scott Stewart, Portfolio Manager, Fidelity Select Equity (R) Discipline Co-Manager, Fidelity Freedom (R) Funds. This Second edition will not remain on the shelf, but will be continually referenced by both novice and expert. There is a substantial expansion in both depth and breadth on the original. It clearly and concisely explains all aspects of the foundations and the latest thinking in active portfolio management. -Eric N. Remole, Managing Director, Head of Global Structured Equity, Credit Suisse Asset Management. Mathematically rigorous and meticulously organized, Active Portfolio Management broke new ground when it first became available to investment managers in 1994. By outlining an innovative process to uncover raw signals of asset returns, develop them into refined forecasts, then use those forecasts to construct portfolios of exceptional return and minimal risk, i.e., portfolios that consistently beat the market, this hallmark book helped thousands of investment managers. Active Portfolio Management, Second Edition, now sets the bar even higher. Like its predecessor, this volume details how to apply economics, econometrics, and operations research to solving practical investment problems, and uncovering superior profit opportunities. It outlines an active management framework that begins with a benchmark portfolio, then defines exceptional returns as they relate to that benchmark. Beyond the comprehensive treatment of the active management process covered previously, this new edition expands to cover asset allocation, long/short investing, information horizons, and other topics relevant today. It revisits a number of discussions from the first edition, shedding new light on some of today's most pressing issues, including risk, dispersion, market impact, and performance analysis, while providing empirical evidence where appropriate. The result is an updated, comprehensive set of strategic concepts and rules of thumb for guiding the process of-and increasing the profits from-active investment management.
Praise for Stock Index Futures & Options Everything you wanted to know about global stock indexes in one place. -Tom Basso CEO, Trendstat Capital Management With twenty years of professional experience behind her, Susan Abbott Gidel is the perfect person to present this intricate overview of today's futures and options markets. Included is everything a beginner needs to know to understand the world of derivatives. -Robert R. Prechter Jr. President, Elliott Wave International
John Neff is a life-long contrarian, proving time-and-again over the past three decades that bucking the system can pay off big. During his illustrious career as a money manager, Neff flew in the face of conventional wisdom by consistently passing over the big growth stocks of the moment, in favor of inexpensive, under performing ones-and he usually won. During his thirty-one years as portfolio manager for Vanguard's Windsor and Gemini II Funds, he beat the market twenty-two times, through every imaginable stock market climate, while posting a 57-fold increase in an initial stake. When Windsor closed its doors to new investors in 1986, it was the largest mutual fund in the United States. Now retired from mutual fund management, Neff is finally ready to share the investment strategies that earned him international recognition as the investor's investor , and made him the one to whom other money managers come to manage their money. In John Neff on Investing, Neff delineates, for the first time, the principles of his phenomenally successful low p/e approach to investing, and he describes the strategies, techniques, and investment decisions that earned him a place alongside Warren Buffett and Peter Lynch in the pantheon of modern investment wizards. Packed with solid advice and guidance for anyone who aspires to using Neff's unique brand of value investing, John Neff on Investing offers invaluable lessons on using price-earnings ratios as a yardstick, to zeroing in on undervalued stocks, interpreting earnings histories and anticipating new market climates. A narrative of Neff's early days-My Road to Windsor-reveals the extraordinary mindset and humble circumstances that shaped his winning investment philosophy. By reproducing excerpts from his personal investment diaries, this book offers a unique opportunity to watch Neff in action over the years. A faithful, quarter-in-quarter-out chronicle of a life on Wall Street, the diaries provide unprecedented insights into the thinking behind some of his best (and worst) investment decisions, while tracing the evolution of his innovative investment style. The first book to fully reveal the long-heralded investment strategies of a Wall Street genius, John Neff on Investing is must reading for investors, brokers, traders, and bankers of every kind. JOHN NEFF, until his retirement in 1995, was Senior Vice President and Managing Partner of the Wellington Management Company, the Windsor Fund's investment advisor. S.L. MINTZ, is New York Bureau Chief of CFO Magazine, a publication of the Economist Group dedicated to the latest financial thinking and how it is being implemented in today's markets. His other books include Beyond Wall Street (Wiley, 1998) and Five Eminent Contrarians.
First Published in 2000. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.