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If you have ever felt overwhelmed, confused, or intimidated by the world of investing, this reader-friendly book is your first step toward becoming a savvy, moneywise investor. In this fully updated second edition, investing expert Beatson Wallace explains, in simple language, the intricacies of many different types of investments and markets in order to allay your fears and allow you to explore your financial options with realistic expectations and confidence.
George Soros Ends the Speculation The outcome [of this book] is a summing up of my life's work...As I finish the book, I feel I have succeeded. -George Soros from the Preface Critical praise for Soros on Soros If you have ever wanted to sit down for a candid conversation with a phenomenal financial success, George Soros's book provides the opportunity. You will meet a complex man and a first-rate mind. -Henry A. Kissinger The best expert on Soros is undoubtedly George Soros! After all, who is better equipped to tell us what he really thinks and how he thinks, a matter of some importance given the fact that he has translated a remarkable personal financial success into a truly generous and historically significant effort to promote postcommunist democracy. -Zbigniew Brzezinski The best X-ray of the mind of the master yet. -Barton M. Biggs George Soros brings a lot more to the world of finance than the intuition and nerve of a born trader-and in Soros on Soros he's no longer bashful about telling us about it. A philosopher at heart, George attributes his success at investing to a theory of the interaction of reality and human perception. What really drives the man now, with a personal fortune beyond all personal need, is a different kind of strategic investing-investment to build in Eastern Europe the kind of open societies he came to value in his own life. -Paul A. Volcker Financial guru George Soros is one of the most colorful and intriguing figures in the financial world today. Now in Soros on Soros, readers are given their most intimate and revealing look yet into the life and mind of the one BusinessWeek dubbed, The Man Who Moves Markets. Soros on Soros interweaves financial theory and personal reminiscence, political analysis and moral reflection to offer a compelling portrait of the world (and its markets) according to Soros. In an interview-style narrative with Byron Wien, Managing Director at Morgan Stanley, and with German journalist Krisztina Koenen, Soros vividly describes the genesis of his brilliant financial career and shares his views on investing and global finance, politics and the emerging world order, and the responsibility of power. Speaking with remarkable candor, he traces his progress from Holocaust survivor to philosophy student, unsuccessful tobacco salesman to the world's most powerful and profitable trader and introduces us to the people and events that helped shape his character and his often controversial views. In describing the investment theories and financial strategies that have made him a superstar among money managers (The New York Times), Soros tells the fascinating story of the phenomenally successful Soros Fund Management and its $12 billion flagship, Quantum Fund. He also offers fresh insights into some of his most sensational wins and losses, including a firsthand account of the $1 billion he made going up against the British pound and the fortune he lost speculating on the yen. Plus: Soros's take on the devaluation of the peso and currency fluctuations internationally. He tells of the personal and professional crises that more than once threatened to destroy him and of the personal resources he drew upon to turn defeat into resounding victory. And he explains his motivations for establishing the Soros Foundation and the Open Society Institute through which he worked to build open societies in postcommunist countries in Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union. Finally, turning his attention to international politics, Soros offers keen insights into the current state of affairs in Russia and the former communist bloc countries and analyzes the reasons behind and likely consequences of the West's failure to properly integrate them into the free world. He also explores the crisis of the ERM and analyzes the pros and cons of investing in a number of emerging markets. Find out what makes one of the greatest financial wizards of this or any age tick. Soros on Soros is a must read for anyone interested in world finance and international policy.
This book shows how serious investors - regardless of portfolio size - can now follow and implement the same straight forward investment process utilized by sophisticated, top performing investment committees and wealthy families, including how to: develop thoughtful investment policy statements; select appropriate money managers or mutual funds and monitor performance; curtail portfolio expenses.
A highly readable, logically presented, unique guide to asset allocation strategies and technical analysis, this work covers numerous investment alternatives including mutual funds and fixed income securities. Aby and Vaughn provide a comprehensive examination of point and figure charting and vertical bar analysis, combined with an approach that both improves timing and emphasizes the minimization of errors in data interpretation and investment decision making. The authors discuss ways to estimate price targets and provide unique forecasting methods for fixed-income and aggregate equity markets, using an intermarket perspective. This is an important and useful resource for professionals and other knowledgeable investors. Throughout the book, Aby and Vaughn challenge conventional and acceptable academic thinking. Through emphasis on smaller, more obscure capitalization issues, they reduce complex concepts to a highly readable framework pervaded by comprehensive coverages of a large number of investment options. Major topics featured include the illustration and application of critical concepts underlying vertical bar chart analysis; extensive coverage on contemporary strategies that improve timing and challenge past criticisms of point and figure charting; a unique approach utilizing the point and figure charts to reveal how mutual fund selection can be improved; and intermarket technical analysis, a method through which movements in bond prices and yields are predicted.
If you are looking for a solid investment option that, over time, will give you higher returns than savings accounts, certificates of deposit, and money market funds, look no further than this informative book. Financial expert David Scott does not offer a get-rich-quick scheme or risk-free investment options. Instead he clearly presents valuable information and realistic advice that will allow you to make informed decisions about investing in the stock market.
Headed by Bernstein, the quantitative equity and equity derivatives strategies group at Merrill Lynch is noted for their proprietary research on market segmentation and style investing. In this book, he highlights the macroeconomic, microeconomic and expectational factors that can affect equity market segment performance. The first section focuses on the definition and identification of market segments and reviews the major equity market segments that concern today's institutional investors. Part two analyzes the historical result of each segment of style strategy within the context of the economic and expectational framework. Lastly, it describes current issues and problems in equity markets and their implications for pension plan sponsors.
The must-have book for all futures traders In Fundamental Analysis, the legendary Jack D. Schwager has produced the most comprehensive, in-depth book ever written on the use of fundamental analysis for futures trading. In what is destined to become the bible of the futures industry, Schwager has poured out insights gathered during his long career as a trader, researcher, bestselling writer, and highly regarded authority in the field. This book is packed with invaluable information you'll use every trading day. Futures guru Jack Schwager has created the definitive source on using fundamental analysis for price forecasting that no trader can afford to be without. -Tom Baldwin Chairman, Baldwin Group This book won't make you a great commodities trader instantly, but it will teach you what you must know to start. -Jim Rogers Author, Investment Biker Jack Schwager always provides clear and compelling material on the often opaque subject of futures trading. -Richard Dennis President, Dennis Trading Group Jack Schwager's deep knowledge of the markets and his extensive network of personal contacts throughout the industry have set him apart as the definitive market chronicler of our age. -Ed Seykota Fundamental Analysis is the first book in the Schwager on Futures series-the definitive source on the futures market for the next century that no trader will want to be without. Jack Schwager is one of the most important and visible figures in the futures industry today. His Market Wizards and New Market Wizards are two of the bestselling finance titles of all time. Now Schwager has created the most comprehensive guide ever for using fundamental analysis for futures trading. The much-awaited Schwager on Futures series greatly expands and updates material first contained in his A Complete Guide to the Futures Markets, which has been the bible of the industry for the past decade. In this first volume of the series, Fundamental Analysis, Schwager shows traders how to apply analytical techniques to actual price forecasting and trading in virtually all futures contracts currently traded. In chapter after chapter, Schwager draws on what he has learned during his legendary career as a successful trader, researcher, and bestselling investment author to dispense priceless insights. Explains how to apply the techniques of technical analysis to fundamental data-information not found elsewhere Shows how regression analysis works and tells how to use it as a tool for price forecasting Includes step-by-step instruction on how to build a forecast model Contains a 13-chapter section illustrating the applications of fundamental techniques to individual markets and market groups Outlines how to analyze seasonal fluctuations, including seasonal price charts of 27 active markets Numerous charts, tables, and examples illustrate all key concepts, and the text itself is written in the clear, nontechnical style that has helped make Jack Schwager one of today's most widely read and highly regarded investment writers.
Complete profiles of today's most successful annuities...Expert tips on how to maximize your returns...Variable annuities now outpace mutual funds as the number one choice among street-smart investors--and it's easy to see why. Tax-deferred, commission-free, easy to purchase and redeem, carrying less risk than most other instruments, and exhibiting a superb overall performance, they are an indispensable addition to any low-risk, high-yield portfolio. Now, in the first book of its kind, financial planning expert Gordon Williamson demystifies annuities investing. Writing in a straightforward, down-to-earth style, he: Clearly explains how annuities work, profiles their return potential, and frankly assesses their relative advantages and disadvantages Steers you to the 100 best annuities for your investment dollar Emphasizes risk reduction without sacrificing returns Supplies complete annuity profiles, including average annual returns over the past 3, 5, and 10 years Ranks and evaluates today's entire spectrum of annuity products--aggressive growth/small cap, international, growth and income, balanced, money market, and more Pinpoints the best performing variable annuities Includes investment options within each annuity recommended The word is out: variable annuities are one of the best investment instruments developed in this century. Now find out how you can take full advantage of their unprecedented earning potential with The 100 Best Annuities You Can Buy.
If you are like most investors, your portfolio is probably dominated by long-term investments designed to provide returns for future use. If you would like to learn how to boost your current income without sacrificing the security of long-term investments, look no further than this unique and informative book. Financial expert David Scott does not offer get-rich-quick schemes or risk-free investment options. Instead, he clearly presents valuable information and realistic advice that will allow you to make informed decisions about investments designed to produce returns quickly. Six detailed chapters feature information on investing in Money Markets, Mutual Funds, Preferred Stocks, Annuities, U.S. Treasury Bonds and Bills, Tax-exempt Bonds, Corporate Bonds and Real Estate Investment Trusts. Also included is a glossary that defines terms associated with current-income investing - terms that often intimidate but that really represent simple concepts. David L. Scott is a professor of accounting and finance at Valdosta State University in Valdosta, Georgia. He holds master's and doctoral degrees in economics and has written more than 20 books on financial topics.
Options: An Introduction is a completely revised edition which not only provides the same comprehensive introduction as the first edition, but also includes expanded treatment of option strategies, complete treatment of option sensitivities (DELTA, etc.) thorough treatment of European and American options in two separate chapters, and expanded treatment of options on futures, foreign currency options, and options on stock indexes. As with the first edition, the text comes with OPTION! software.