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Buying and Selling Volatility

Buying and Selling Volatility

Author: Kevin B. Connolly Format: Hardback Release Date: 24/04/1997

To make a profit, most individual investors and fund managers are forced to take a view on the direction of the price of something. The traditional investment strategy is to study all the aspects of the market place and decide on the value of the instrument under study. If the instrument is cheap, you buy, and if it is expensive, you sell. The traditional view taken is looking at only one dimension of a price sequence - the direction. Options can allow investors to completely ignore the direction of the price and to concentrate on the second dimension - the volatility of the price. It is possible to construct a portfolio containing a given stock and stock options and be completely indifferent to the direction of the price whilst profiting from the volatility of the price. This text explains, with the use of diagrams, how one can profit from the volatility (or lack of it) of the price of an instrument, irrespective of the direction of the price. It discusses the connection between volatility and options without recourse to complex maths.

The Art of Speculation

The Art of Speculation

Author: Philip L. Carret Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 20/03/1997

The Art of Speculation is laden with insights and studies that are as fresh today as newly cut grass ...a joy to read. The topics covered were timeless in 1931 ...and written in 24-carat prose. -from the Foreword by Victor Niederhoffer A classic in every sense of the word, The Art of Speculation has been heralded by investors, both past and present, as a true standout in the field. Written by Philip Carret-a Wall Street legend long considered a leading thinker in basic value investing-this timeless work is as vital a part of finance literature today as it was when it first appeared almost seventy years ago. Acclaim for The Art of Speculation Philip Carret has been practicing the art of investing longer than anyone. In the current frothy stock market environment it is helpful to read his insights into the Great Crash of 1929 to see if there are useful parallels. Beginning investors will find The Art of Speculation instructive and students of the market will learn much about what investing was like seven decades ago before computers, derivatives, junk bonds, discount brokers, and hedge funds. His Twelve Commandments for Speculators is good advice for us all. -Byron R. Wien, Managing Director/U.S. Investment Strategist Morgan Stanley & Co., Inc. A genuine rarity: the intricacies of investing illuminated by clear writing and timeless insight. The chapters on how to read a balance sheet and income statement are classics. No investor should even consider dabbling in the frantic IPO market of today without having read them first. -Christopher M. Byron Esquire

Learn to Earn

Learn to Earn

Author: Peter Lynch, John Rothchild Format: Hardback Release Date: 20/03/1997

Public companies are everywhere, and they surround you from morning to night...Nearly everything you eat, wear, read, listen to, ride in, lie on, or gargle with is made by one. Perfume to penknives, hot tubs to hot dogs, nuts to nail polish are made by businesses that you can own. --from the Introduction. McDonald's, The Gap, Circuit City, Gillette, CBS, and thousands more ...anybody can own part of big and small companies. As companies grow and prosper, you can too. Whenever burgers are eaten, sweaters are purchased, batteries are used, and faces are shaved, you've got a piece of the action. From Alexander Hamilton to Warren Buffett, people have been making big money by investing in the corporations and institutions around them. Mutual-fund superstar Peter Lynch and author John Rothchild explain what's not normally taught in high school --how the stock market helps you and how it helps the country. By understanding how and why the stock market works when you buy a share of a company or purchase a mutual fund, you can make informed --and profitable --decisions. Whether you're saving for college, a house, a trip, or retirement, there is no better method to secure a sound financial future than to invest. Young or old, there is no better time to start investing than now. Investing is fun. It's interesting. It can put you on the road to prosperity for the rest of your life... Learn to Earn gives you the expert guidance you need to make the right start. Lynch and Rothchild cover the gamut on investment fundamentals and principles, from choosing stocks, to picking a broker, to reading an annual report. Learn to Earn reveals how to decipher the stock pages and how to evaluate the pros and cons of the five basic investment vehicles --savings accounts, collectibles, houses or apartments, stocks, and bonds. Yet, there is much more to investing than just the principles, and there is much more to Learn to Earn than just the fundamentals. Opportunity comes in many forms, from many sources, with many histories. Brimming with stories and parables, Lynch and Rothchild also explain: Why the world as we know it would collapse without investors ...How capitalism, from the time of the American Revolution on, has shaped the past, and how that affects us today . ..How Coke, Campbell's Soup, Ben & Jerry's, Microsoft, and other big companies got started, who gets rich from them, and how they got that way ...How to know the real story behind the price of a stock

Fidelity's World

Fidelity's World

Author: Diana B. Henriques Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 19/03/1997

Derivatives Demystified

Derivatives Demystified

Author: John C. Braddock Format: Hardback Release Date: 14/03/1997

State-of-the-art instruction for understanding and using structured securities This book provides the most current and authoritative descriptions of today's most favored structured securities, including in-depth explanations of their comparative risk levels, disclosure requirements, and customer suitability provisions. * Includes a comprehensive glossary and sample checklists for developing and marketing structured securities * Special Resource Guide section contains sample proposals to issue and sell structured securities JOHN C. BRADDOCK (New York, New York) is First Vice President and Managing Director in charge of the Structured Products Group at Oppenheimer & Co., Inc.

Quantitative Investing for the Global Markets

Quantitative Investing for the Global Markets

Author: Peter Carman Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/03/1997

Over the past several years, the field of international investing has been transformed by a host of new, state-of-the-art techniques. Quantitative Investing for the Global Markets is the definitive handbook for money and portfolio managers, research analysts, pension consultants, corporate treasurers, and other professionals seeking a competitive edge in the global investment marketplace. Topics include: international asset allocation; optimum diversification levels; style analysis and evaluation; market neutral strategies; global stock valuation; advanced strategies for hedging currency risk; international benchmarking; etc.

Way of Warrior Trader: The Financial Risk-Taker's Guide to Samurai Courage, Confidence and Discipline

Way of Warrior Trader: The Financial Risk-Taker's Guide to Samurai Courage, Confidence and Discipline

Author: Richard McCall Format: Hardback Release Date: 22/02/1997

Trading is war, an ongoing battle against other traders to get to profitable positions first, seize profits and move on to the next battle. The Way of the Warrior Trader applies time-honored precepts of the samurai discipline to modern trading, showing the reader ways to use centuries-old methods for victory in today's trading markets. The Way of the Warrior Trader : provides a six step action plan for trading; explains how to recover psychologically from a loss; and describes how to overcome the deep-seated psychological barriers to effective trading.

Sun Tzu's Art of War for Traders and Investors

Sun Tzu's Art of War for Traders and Investors

Author: Dean Lundell Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/02/1997

Modeling the Market

Modeling the Market

Author: Sergio M. Focardi Format: Hardback Release Date: 31/01/1997

Trading Natural Gas

Trading Natural Gas

Author: Fletcher J. Sturm Format: Hardback Release Date: 15/01/1997

This great (how to) book covers the various mechanics of natural gas trading, including the physical (cash) market for natural gas production, transportation, distribution, and consumption. Contents: The physical (cash) market The financial market Structured transactions Hedging and trading instruments Building a risk management model.

Emerging Arab Capital Markets

Emerging Arab Capital Markets

Author: Azzam Format: Hardback Release Date: 06/01/1997

First Published in 1997. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.