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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!

Getting Started in Annuities

Getting Started in Annuities

Author: Gordon K. Williamson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 16/10/1998

Getting Started in annuities One of the most popular retirement investment options, annuities are also among the most difficult to comprehend. This handy volume provides an in-depth, easy-to-understand look at these complex instruments, revealing exactly what they are, how they work, and what advantages they have over other investment vehicles. Along with performance tables, sample portfolios, and a helpful Q & A section, you'll find up-to-date details on tax law changes, as well as complete information on:

The Bond Markets Of Developing East Asia

The Bond Markets Of Developing East Asia

Author: Robert F. Emery Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/10/1998

Drawing on the most recent data available, this comprehensive book provides detailed descriptions and analysis of the bond markets in eight East Asian developing economies: Hong Kong, Indonesia, South Korea, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan, and Thailand. Robert Emery devotes a full chapter to evaluating the strengths and weaknesses of each country's bond market.For each country, Emery describes the history of the bond market and identifies its key participants, the different types of bonds, and the current terms for bond issues. He also discusses the size of the bond market, the bond issuing process, trading procedures and the structure of the market, the clearing and settlement system, and fees and taxes. Finally, he lists the regulators of the market, current regulations, and bond rating agencies; assesses the market's past performance; and offers suggestions for improvement.Each country chapter is organized into a standard format, making it easy for the reader to locate and compare specific information. Emery concludes the book with cross-country comparisons of the eight countries' bond markets. It will be an invaluable reference for economists, policymakers, and all those interested in emerging capital markets.

Successful Spread Betting

Successful Spread Betting

Author: Geoff Harvey Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/10/1998

Venture Capital Investment

Venture Capital Investment

Author: Gavin C. Reid Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/10/1998

Gavin Reid presents a systematic analysis of what drives investor-investee relations in venture capital markets. In the first analytical work to use a unified framework, he draws upon a modern and general approach to contracting relations, namely principal-agent analysis. This book establishes a clear theoretical framework involving risk management, information handling and the 'trading' of risk and information. Using powerful modern theory as a general and coherent frame of reference to analyse an extensive body of new evidence, the author shows how top investors manage risk and monitor investees, and examines the best relationship between investor and investee. Exploring the principles governing high-risk/high-return investment, this is a unique insight into the turbulent world of the venture capitalist.

Trading 102

Trading 102

Author: Sunny J. Harris Format: Hardback Release Date: 22/09/1998

In her much-praised and highly popular book, Trading 101, Sunny Harris offered novices a crash course on the basics of the field. Now, for those looking to continue their education, Harris presents Trading 102: Getting Down to Business, an invaluable roadmap to taking the next step - designing an individual trading system and starting a personal trading business. This indispensable reference covers all the bases, including raising capital, regulations, marketing financial services, taxes and systems development. Along with hands-on strategies, proven techniques, and straightforward guidelines for tailoring a system based on individual trading styles, Trading 102 is packed with a wealth of easy-to-read charts and graphs as well as complete information on: The science of the business. Formulating a sound business plan. Software for systems testing. Psychological traps to avoid. Trading 102 is required reading for anyone looking to take the big leap into trading for a living.

Smart Guide to Profiting from Mutual Funds

Smart Guide to Profiting from Mutual Funds

Author: Susan Karp Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 18/09/1998

This title presents an all-you-need-to-know introduction to mutual funds - ideal for tentative beginners as well as veterans looking for a brush-up on the fundamentals of wealth building . It offers: smart definitions of blended funds, balanced funds, and closed-end funds; smart strategies for college savings, tax-free funds, and retirement plans; smart tips on how to find reliable fund families and managers, and how to ride a volatile market; smart advice on diversifying your investments, capitalizing on bull and bear market cycles, committing to aggressive growth funds, knowing when to sell short , and much more; smart tips on calculating interest-rate risk, choosing between taxable and tax-exempt funds, analyzing a fund's performance history, and matching your fund family's goals and style with your own; and, smart insights into how mutual funds perform against CDs, individual stocks and bonds, and treasury securities. This title provides quick reading and easy referencing with a comprehensive index and loads of sidebars and tables. Smart Guides take readers seriously. They satisfy even the most curious person's desire to know the essentials about any of a wide range of topics - from vitamins to mutual funds to stress relief. It's all about good reading and expert information. The choice is yours.

Smart Guide to Making Wise Investments

Smart Guide to Making Wise Investments

Author: Gordon K. Williamson, Michael Cader Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 17/09/1998

Smart Ways to develop confidence in investing-ideal for anyone feeling uneasy or nervous about putting hard-earned money at risk Smart Advice on buying and selling, using a broker, and developing and tracking a portfolio Smart Tips on how to make college savings, tax-free investments, and retirement plans work for you Smart Ways to develop a sensible investment plan NOW to maximize savings and to minimize the financial demands of later years Smart Advice on setting your financial goals, understanding the different investment choices and their risks, diversifying a portfolio, and maintaining a patient, long-term outlook Smart Strategies to avoid the eight common investment mistakes, such as spending too quickly, investing too conservatively, and over-reacting to market fluctuations Smart Tips on financing a college education, consulting financial professionals, tracking investments via the Internet, and planning for a comfortable retirement Quick reading and easy referencing with a comprehensive index and loads of sidebars and tables

Trading in Oil Futures and Options

Trading in Oil Futures and Options

Author: Sally (Arktauros) Clubley Format: Hardback Release Date: 14/09/1998

Trading in oil futures and options is an introduction to price risk management in the worldwide oil industry. With numerous practical examples, it requires no prior knowledge and should be read by everyone involved in the industry. Although aimed primarily at those new to risk management it will also provide a useful theoretical background to more experienced managers and it will show those in other markets how the oil industry uses futures and other derivatives. This book concentrates on all the risk management tools available to everyone from crude oil producer to refined product consumer and explains the theory of futures, exchange options and over the counter trading.

The Stock Market

The Stock Market

Author: Richard J. Teweles, Edward S. Bradley Format: Hardback Release Date: 24/08/1998

A CLASSIC REVISITED-AND JUST IN TIME The most popular and respected guide to every facet of the stock market has now been thoroughly updated to reflect the dramatic shifts that have taken place over the past several years. This Wall Street classic continues to provide the most current and comprehensive coverage of the market's participants, principles, and practices. In easy-to-follow, straightforward terms, The Stock Market, 7th Edition shows you how the market works. Beginning with the basics, it takes you from the market's history and products to its basic structure and operation, to the actual techniques used by shareholders and traders. Based on the authors' more than 70 years' combined experience in the field of finance, it shows you how to buy stocks, transact a buy order, and master the often tricky techniques of money management, pyramiding, options, and much more. Every topic is examined from both a broad top-down perspective and with step-by-step guidance. Packed with clear definitions, cutting-edge strategies, and helpful examples, this new edition provides in-depth information on topics that have changed how stocks perform, as well as how they should be handled. In addition to the globalization of the securities business, regulatory changes, program trading, and advances in online services, you'll find details on key developments in several important areas, including the derivatives market, index fund investing, and technical and fundamental analysis. Covering everything from municipal securities and maintenance calls to serial bonds and NASDAQ, this exhaustive reference is invaluable for understanding stock market fundamentals. Now more than ever, it is the one guide every market participant-whether individual investor, broker, or financial advisor-should own. Averages Bearer Bonds Breakpoints Bull and Bear Spreads Common Stock Covered Options Derivatives Dollar Averaging Excess Equity Exempt Securities Flash Prices Hedging Municipal Securities New York Stock Exchange Price-Earnings Ratio Puts and Calls Reverse Splits Rolling Over Stock Splits Straddles Transfer Agents Zero Coupon Bonds. Praise for previous editions of The Stock Market. This is a terrific primer on the industry. The authors have created an easy-to-understand and thorough update of this investment classic. -Michael Holland, Vice Chairman, Oppenheimer & Co., Inc. The classic every investor who has ever read a book grew up on ...for both the beginner and the experienced professional alike, this [new] edition is a marvelous reference tool. A must for every investment library. -Stock Market Magazine.

Pricing Convertible Bonds

Pricing Convertible Bonds

Author: Kevin B. Connolly Format: Hardback Release Date: 18/08/1998

The Convertible Bonds (CB) market is growing all the time. To date, over one trillion dollars worth of CBs are in circulation. Corporations are finding this source of fund-raising more and more attractive. And for different reasons, the buyers are finding CBs increasingly attractive investment vehicles. There are few works on the subject of pricing convertible bonds. Most books discussing derivative products cover all details of pricing futures and options in minute detail. Convertible bonds and warrants are usually mentioned as an after thought in the latter chapters. This is the first book to address the very complex issue of pricing convertible bonds. Kevin Connolly, Researcher of complex volatility trading for Refco Overseas Ltd. and Lecturer at City University Business School and London Guildhall University, has put together an excellent treatment of pricing convertible bonds, delving into topics such as: Returns distributions and associated descriptive statistics Modeling the share price process The basic convertible bond model Introducing the complications Convertible bond sensitivities Using equity warrant models to price CBs Refix clauses Fund managers, hedge players/traders, undergraduates and postgraduates will find this book invaluable. Easy to understand software on Microsoft Excel spreadsheets is also supplied.

European Integration and Foreign Direct Investment in the EU

European Integration and Foreign Direct Investment in the EU

Author: Sang-Hyup Shin Format: Hardback Release Date: 13/08/1998

This book addresses the fundamental question why and under which conditions Korean firms increased their investment so heavily in the EU after 1986 and why they and not the Korean government took the initiative in the decision-making process. The author contends that the main reason for the firm's departure from government policy is the belief of the Korean government that national competitiveness, which largely affects the country's standard of living, is determined by the success of local firms in global competition. The author substantiates his argument by supplying comprehensive surveys of twenty-six Korean consumer electronics firms and concomitant interviews with senior managers in nine of these. The empirical material suggests that Korean consumer electronics firms were principally motivated by their need to seek market security through a 'globalization' strategy.