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It has been said of Max Aitken (later Lord Beaverbrook) that 'no other Canadian carved his name so large upon his times.' A manipulative, self-serving charmer with immense business acumen, Aitken knew all the important Canadian financiers of his day, and repeatedly demonstrated his remarkable skill for making money in the field of corporate finance. In this book Gregory Marchildon looks at the entrepreneurial history of Max Aitken and his core enterprise, the Royal Securities Corporation. A penetrating study of investment banking and financial capitalism during the Laurier boom years, the book also deals more generally with the relationship between Canadian politics and imperial ideology before the Great War. Marchildon walks us through the machinations, uncertainties, and bravado that went into Aitken's world of promoting, financing, and stockbroking. He describes in riveting detail the playing out of the great mergers in Canadian politics and business life - most notably that of Stelco and Canada Cement. We see the inner workings of finance capitalism, coloured by many remarkable personalities of the day, and we learn how Aitken's innovative tactics made him a very rich man while still in his twenties. This is a deeply textured account of the dynamics of the securities market in the formative years at the beginning of the twentieth century. The first study of the whole of Aitken's Canadian career, Profits and Politics adds significantly to our understanding of finance capitalism during the Laurier era, and especially during Canada's first great merger era, from 1909 to 1913.
This book explores how economists operate effectively in financial markets. Using events as diverse as the Wall Street Crash of 1929 and Japanese earthquake damage the author traces the responses of the market to a variety of financial events. The subjects covered include: * The valuing process * Interpreting the news * The challenges of long term scenarios * The business and growth cycle * The economist as strategist
This essay collection focuses on the relationship between continuous time models and Autoregressive Conditionally Heteroskedastic (ARCH) models and applications. For the first time, Modelling Stock Market Volatility provides new insights about the links between these two models and new work on practical estimation methods for continuous time models. Featuring the pioneering scholarship of Daniel Nelson, the text presents research about the discrete time model, continuous time limits and optimal filtering of ARCH models, and the specification and estimation of continuous time processes. This work will lead to a rapid growth in their empirical application as they are increasingly subjected to routine specification testing.
Rare is the opportunity to see, much less own, an original. But this unusual, carefully crafted reproduction of Benjamin Graham and David Dodd's immortal Security Analysis gives you that chance--to read and treasure a true classic--the book that gave birth to value investing. Continuously in print through five editions, for more than 60 years, and through nearly a million copies, the primer for many of America's most illustrious investors--and the wellspring of Graham and Dodd's Wall Street Immortality--Security Analysis is indisputably the most influential book on investing ever written. Still the investors' bible, it's as frequently consulted today as it was when it first appeared in 1934. Of course, over the years and over five editions, Security Analysis changed. Its language was modernized. New material was added. Metaphors and examples were brought up to date. In the light of changing times, these alterations were necessary and appropriate. But what of the original book? The very durability of this work arouses our curiosity. And what we discover when we return to the original is very simply a classic, a work whose uncompromising worth has not paled since it first saw the light of day in 1934. The original words of Benjamin Graham and David Dodd--put to paper not long after the disastrous Stock Market Crash of 1929--still have the mesmerizing qualities of rigorous honesty and diligent scrutiny, the same riveting power of disciplined thought and determined logic that gave the work its first distinction and began its illustrious career. The words you will read here are eloquent. Not only a financial genius and a man of high repute for honorable dealings, Graham was a man of letters invited to teach in the literature department at Columbia University (as well as in the economics and philosophy departments). But this reproduction is far more than a historical curiosity, an interesting object, and a delightful read. It presents the original Graham/Dodd method of investing--told in their own words as they first described it in the 1930s. What exactly is this method that has drawn such longterm devotion in the notably fickle reaches of Wall Street? Graham and Dodd were Wall Street's first bargain shoppers. In this book they first explain their methods for locating bonds and stocks which are selling well below the levels apparently justified by a careful analysis of the relevant facts. In this book, they tell you precisely how to find these undervalued securities and analyze those relevant facts. Are these methods still practical and usable today? The great fortunes created by value investors Warren Buffett, Mario Gabelli, John Neff, Michael Price, and John Bogle testify that they certainly are. In their preface to this book, Graham and Dodd write that they hope their work will stand the test of the ever enigmatic future. There is no doubt that it has. This distinctively wrought book is a careful reproduction of the 1934 edition, containing every word of the original.
From the Foreword by Charles Schwab The Investor's Business Daily Guide to the Markets is...clear, concise, innovative, and authoritative, giving you the information you need to make important investment decisions with confidence. Whether you're a new or experienced investor, you'll learn a great deal from this book. What a pleasure it is to discover a book that tells it like it is with no hidden agendas. It's sure to pay you dividends and capital gains again and again in the years ahead. Before investing in the markets, you should invest in this book. --Alice Kane Executive Vice President, New York Life Insurance Company Investor's Business Daily Guide to the Markets is the quintessential guide for anyone interested in gaining insight and helpful information about the financial markets. --Louis G. Navellier, President, Navellier & Associates Inc., Editor, MPT Review. A great book for people who want to understand the markets. Don't miss this comprehensive roundup--the mutual funds chapter alone is worth the price of the book. --James M. Benham, Chairman of the Board, Benham Funds. Developing an investment portfolio is like building a house: you must start with a solid foundation. This book gives you the investment foundation you need. Buy it before you put another dollar in stocks, bonds, or mutual funds. --Ted Allrich. author, The Online Investor The On-line Investor (America Online). Bill O'Neil, for years the unheralded hero of institutional investors worldwide, began offering his expertise to the individual investor over ten years ago through Investor's Business Daily newspaper. Now his Investor's Business Daily Guide to the Markets takes the next step for investors by putting basic financial information into meaningful terms and useful strategies. This is a 'must read' for all investors --big and small. --Richard W. Perkins, CFA, President and Portfolio Manager, Perkins Capital Management, Inc.
With the variety of mutual funds exploding on the market, readers will learn how to build a stable portfolio by picking the winning funds that are right for their particular financial situations, and much more.
First published in 1996. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
The analysis of investment decisions today draws upon a wide range of sources, from economics and finance to engineering economy and operations research. Dr. Beenhakker's book reflects this interdisciplinary approach, and without assuming prior knowledge of these fields or a sophisticated understanding of mathematics, provides professionals and upper-level students with the concepts and tools they need to make englightened investments in new ventures. Arranged to permit rapid review of an entire investment subject and written in a modular manner to allow readers to jump among chapters without losing their bearings, the book will help business managers deal intelligently with corporate financial and economic issues and government contracts. It will also help planners of the public sector incorporate the views of private industry in their own investment decision making. A unique, readable, comprehensive treatment for investment professionals and also for academics and their graduate-level students. The analysis of investment decisions today draws upon a wide range of sources, from economics and finance to engineering economy and operations research. Dr. Beenhakker's book reflects this interdisciplinary approach, and without assuming prior knowledge of these fields or a sophisticated understanding of mathematics, provides professionals and upper-level students with the concepts and tools they need to make enlightened investments in new ventures. Arranged to permit rapid review of an entire investment subject and written in a modular manner to allow readers to jump among chapters without losing their bearings, the book will help business managers deal intelligently with corporate financial and economic issues and government contracts. It will also help planners of the public sector incorporate the views of private industry in their own investment decision making. A unique, readable, comprehensive treatment for investment professionals and also for academics and their graduate-level students. Dr. Beenhakker begins with a study of financial statements and ratios, and covers annual reports, balance sheets, income and retained earnings statements, cash flow statements, and financial ratios. In Chapter 2 he looks at the valuation and investment problems when shares are under- or overvalued. He moves then to derivative securities, and in Chapter 4 to a discussion of diversification planning. In Chapter 5 he takes up the cost of capital, with special attention to risk, uncertainty, and certainty, and in Chapter 6 covers that and other topics in the context of project appraisal. Chapter 7 digs into programming and planning and covers topics such as the marginal cost of capital in capital budgeting, the optimal capital budget, capital rationing, and economic development plans. The book ends with a discussion of cost minimization problems, such as leasing and purchasing, replacement investments, expansion investments, decision trees, and the problem of how to ship quantities from supply to demand centers such that the total cost of transport is minimized. Five appendices provide readers with various tables and formulas to assist in their own calculations.