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Foreign Currency Trading

Foreign Currency Trading

Author: Russell R Sr Wasendorf, Russell R Jr Wasendorf Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/10/1997

New Operational Approaches for Financial Modelling

New Operational Approaches for Financial Modelling

Author: Constantin Zopounidis Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 26/09/1997

th This book is devoted to the 19 Meeting of the EURO Working Group on Financial Modelling, held in Chania, Crete, Greece,November28-30, 1996. The EURO Working Group on Financial Modelling was founded in September 1986 in Lisbon. The primary field of interest for the Working Group can be described as the development of financial models that help to solve problems facedby financial managers in the firm . From this point of view, the following objectivesof the Working Group are distinguished: * providing an international forum for exchange of information and experience on financial modelling; * encouraging research in financial modelling (i. e. new techniques, methodologies, software,empirical studies,etc. ); * stimulating and strengthening the interaction between financial economic theory and the practice of financial decision making; * cooperating and exchanging information with universities and financial institutions throughout Europe. According to the aboveobjectives,the basic aim of this book is to present some new operational approaches (i. e. neural nets, multicriteria analysis, new optimization algorithms, decision software, etc. ) for financial modelling, both in a theoretical and practical levels. Thus, the present volume is divided in nine chapters. The first chapter refers to the new trends in financial modelling and includes two invited papers by Gil-Aluja and Pardalos. The second chapter involves papers on the topic of high performance computing and finance which is a European union project in which participate some members of the EURO Working Group on Financial Modelling (Spronk, Zenios, Dempster, etc. ).

Financial Futures Primer

Financial Futures Primer

Author: Robert W. Kolb Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 15/09/1997

The Financial Futures Primer provides the reader with an introduction to the futures markets in general and financial futures in particular.

Technical Analysis

Technical Analysis

Author: Jack D. Schwager Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 10/09/1997

The definitive guide to technical analysis ...written from a trader's perspective With the keen insight and perspective that have made him a market legend, Jack D. Schwager explores, explains, and examines the application of technical analysis in futures trading. In the most in-depth, comprehensive book available, the bestselling investment writer demonstrates why he is one of today's foremost authorities. Here is the one volume no trader should be without. Jack Schwager has accomplished the rarest of feats in this book. He has presented material in a way that both the professional and layman can profit from. It is a must read for traders on all levels. - Stanley Druckenmillern Managing Director, Soros Fund Management Jack Schwager's Technical Analysis is exactly what one should expect from this expert on futures. The book is comprehensive, thoroughly insightful, and highly educational. I recommend it to the beginner as well as the expert. - Leo Melamed Chairman, Sakura Dellsher, Inc. Jack Schwager possesses a remarkable ability to extract the important elements of complex, market-timing approaches, and distill that into something intelligible and useful. Not only is he able to present these ideas cleverly in an easily understood format, but he also demonstrates their application to the markets with clarity and precision. - Thomas R. DeMark Author, The New Science of Technical Analysis Jack Schwager's book, A Complete Guide to the Futures Markets, was one of the best books I have read on futures trading. We give a copy of it to all our new analysts. Jack's latest work, Technical Analysis, looks like a gold mine of information, adding significantly to the existing investment literature. - Monroe Trout President, Trout Trading Management Co. Jack Schwager is one of the most important and visible figures in the futures industry today. His Market Wizards and The New Market Wizards are two of the bestselling finance titles of all time. Now, in the latest volume in the Schwager on Futures series, Technical Analysis, Schwager has created the most comprehensive guide ever for using technical analysis for futures trading. What makes Technical Analysis unique, besides its in-depth coverage, is that it is written from a trader's perspective. Schwager doesn't merely cover the subject, he explores what works and doesn't work in the real world of trading. Contains a comprehensive guide to chart analysis written with a particular focus on trading applications Includes a separate 200+ page section illustrating the use of chart analysis in the real world Details and illustrates several original trading systems Includes a self-contained primer on cyclical analysis Describes popular oscillators, the pitfalls in their common use, and guidelines to their successful application in trading Explains the concept and use of continuous futures and compares 10-year continuous futures charts with conventional nearest futures charts for all major U.S. futures markets Contains a section on trading strategy and philosophy, including over 100 trading tips Hundreds of charts, tables, and examples illustrate key points throughout, while the text is written in the informative, insightful, and nontechnical style that has made Jack Schwager one of the most highly regarded and bestselling investment authors ever. This invaluable book by one of the world's foremost authorities is destined to become the premier industry guide on technical analysis for many years to come.

Invest it Right

Invest it Right

Author: Anita Stumbo Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/07/1997

Cybernetic Trading Strategies

Cybernetic Trading Strategies

Author: Murray A. Ruggiero Format: Hardback Release Date: 17/06/1997

The computer can do more than show us pretty pictures. [It] can optimize, backtest, prove or disprove old theories, eliminate the bad ones and make the good ones better. Cybernetic Trading Strategies explores new ways to use the computer and finds ways to make a valuable machine even more valuable. --from the Foreword by John J. Murphy. Until recently, the computer has been used almost exclusively as a charting and data-gathering tool. But as traders and analysts have quickly discovered, its capabilities are far more vast. Now, in this groundbreaking new book, Murray Ruggiero, a leading authority on cybernetic trading systems, unlocks their incredible potential and provides an in-depth look at the growing impact of advanced technologies on intermarket analysis. A unique resource, Cybernetic Trading Strategies provides specific instructions and applications on how to develop tradable market timing systems using neural networks, fuzzy logic, genetic algorithms, chaos theory, and machine induction methods. Currently utilized by some of the most powerful financial institutions in the world--including John Deere and Fidelity Investments--today's advanced technologies go beyond subjective interpretations of market indicators to enhance traditional analysis. As a result, existing trading systems gain a competitive edge. Ruggiero reveals how incorporating elements of statistical analysis, spectral analysis, neural networks, genetic algorithms, fuzzy logic, and other high-tech concepts into a traditional technical trading system can greatly improve the performance of standard trading systems. For example: spectral analysis can be used to detect when a market is trending earlier than classical indicators such as ADX. Drawing on his extensive research on market analysis, Ruggiero provides an incisive overview of cyber-systems--systems that, when applied correctly, can increase trading returns by as much as 200% to 300%. The author covers a wide range of important topics, examining classical technical analysis methodologies and seasonal trading, as well as statistically based market prediction and the mechanization of subjective methods such as candlestick charts and the Elliott Wave. Precise explanations and dozens of real-world examples show you how to: Incorporate advanced technologies into classical technical analysis methodologies. Identify which of these technologies have the most market applicability. Build trading systems to maximize reliability and profitability based on your own risk/reward criteria. Most importantly, Cybernetic Trading Strategies takes you step by step through system testing and evaluation, a crucial step for controlling risk and managing money. With up-to-date information from one of the field's leading authorities, Cybernetic Trading Strategies is the definitive guide to developing, implementing, and testing today's cutting-edge computer trading technologies.

Managing Fixed Income Portfolios

Managing Fixed Income Portfolios

Author: Frank J. Fabozzi Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/06/1997

A contributed handbook on the complexities of portfolio management that includes the most up-to-date findings from leading practitioners in the fixed income securities market.

Fundamental Analysis Book & Study Guide Set

Fundamental Analysis Book & Study Guide Set

Author: Jack D. Schwager, Steven C. Turner Format: Hardback Release Date: 30/05/1997

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.

Wall Street

Wall Street

Author: Doug Henwood Format: Hardback Release Date: 30/05/1997

Spot rates, zero coupons, blue chips, futures, options on futures, indexes, options on indexes. The vocabulary of a financial market can seem arcane, impenetrable even. Yet, despite its opacity, financial news and comment is ubiquitous. Major national newspapers devote pages of newsprint to the financial sector and television news invariably features a visit to the market for the latest prices. Does this prodigious flow of information have significance for anyone except the tiny percentage of people who have significant holdings of stocks or bonds? And if it does, can non-specialists ever hope to understand what the markets are up to? To these questions, this book answers an emphatic yes. Its author Doug Henwood is a scourge of the stock exchange in the pages of his publication Left Business Observer . The newsletter has received wide acclamation from J.K. Galbraith among others, and occasional less favourable comment. This book dissects the world's greatest financial centre, laying open the intricacies of how, and for whom, the market works. The Wall Street which emerges is not a pretty sight. Hidden from public view, the markets are poorly regulated, badly managed, chronically myopic, and often corrupt. And though, as Henwood reveals, their activity contributes almost nothing to the real economy where goods are made and jobs created, they nevertheless wield enormous power. With over a trillion dollars a day crossing the wires between the world's banks, Wall Street and its sister financial centres don't just influence government, effectively they are the government. Doug Henwood is the author of The State of the USA Atlas .

The Credit Risk of Complex Derivatives

The Credit Risk of Complex Derivatives

Author: Erik Banks Format: Hardback Release Date: 13/05/1997

This edition of The Credit Risk of Complex Derivatives is fully updated and enhanced. It discusses and analyses the credit risks of the new financial derivatives. The book commences with an overview of the regulatory environment and the renewed emphasis on risk Management. It then provides a comprehensive review of complex options and swaps, with extensive examples and illustrations. The text concludes with a detailed discussion of portfolio credit risk issues and techniques in order to ensure the most effective and accurate understanding of complex derivative credit risk.

Derivatives Handbook

Derivatives Handbook

Author: Robert J. Schwartz Format: Hardback Release Date: 09/05/1997

While derivatives continue to play an increasingly vital role in driving today's global financial markets, they also continue to be one of the most complicated and often misunderstood financial instruments in the marketplace. In Derivatives Handbook: Risk Management and Control, two of the field's leading experts bring together the best, current cutting-edge thinking on derivatives to provide a comprehensive and accessible resource on risk management. Derivatives Handbook presents a cogent, clear-eyed, and fresh perspective with an all-star roster of leading practitioners, academics, attorneys, accountants, consultants, and professionals who share their invaluable insights. These seasoned players provide incisive discussions on a wide range of topics, including Risk and Regulation in Derivatives Markets, Credit Derivatives, and Minimizing Operations Risk. Plus, there are comprehensive sections dedicated to case law and legal risk, risk measurement, risk oversight, regulation, and transparency and disclosure. For further guidance, Derivatives Handbook provides a concise survey of literature on some of the most significant scholarship in recent years. This book contains a wealth of probing, informative articles for not only finance professionals, but also for senior managers, corporate boards, lawyers, students, and anyone with an interest in the financial markets. Derivatives-the latest thinking, the top minds in the field, the newest applications Derivatives Handbook: Risk Management and Control brings together the latest and best thinking on derivatives and risk management from some of the world's leading practitioners, academics, attorneys, accountants, consultants, and professionals all in one acclaimed book. Robert Schwartz and Clifford Smith have created a solid resource for derivatives use. Sections include: Risk and Regulation in Derivatives Markets Credit Derivatives Report Card on VAR Hedge Accounting Minimizing Operations Risk The Board of Directors' Role Firm-wide Risk Management An entire section of derivative case studies Plus, a complete review of case law affecting swaps and related derivative instruments Derivatives Handbook: Risk Management and Control covers a wide range of subjects related to risk management-including legal risks, accounting issues, the current global regulatory debate and an explanation of how to manage and measure risk. The editors have formed a truly impressive group of contributors. This book strikes a good balance throughout to focus on the significant issues in the industry and provide a broad perspective on risk management. - Gay H. Evans, Senior Managing Director, Bankers Trust International, PLC and Chairman of the International Swaps and Derivatives Association Derivatives Handbook: Risk Management and Control provides the most reliable, current information and authoritative guidance for anyone with an interest in the derivatives markets. The Contributors Brandon Becker, Tanya Styblo Beder, Harold Bierman, Jr., Wendy H. Brewer, Michael S. Canter, Andrew J. C. Clark, Christopher L. Culp, Daniel P. Cunningham, Franklin R. Edwards, Gerald D. Gay, Anthony C. Gooch, Wendy Lee Gramm, Alan Greenspan, Margaret E. Grottenthaler, Douglas E. Harris, Ludger Hentschel, Jamie Hutchinson, Frank Iacono, James V. Jordan, Linda B. Klein, Anatoli Kuprianov, James C. Lam, Robert J. Mackay, Robert M. Mark, Francois-Ihor Mazur, Joanne T. Medero, Antonio S. Mello, Merton H. Miller, John E. Parsons, Jeffrey L. Seltzer, Charles W. Smithson, and Thomas J. Werlen.