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At a time when many proclaim the death of active investing, Rupal J. Bhansali, global contrarian, makes a clarion call for its renaissance. Non-consensus thinking has resulted in breakthrough successes in science, sports, and Silicon Valley. Bhansali shows how to apply it to the world of investing to improve one's odds of achieving above-average returns with below-average risks. Her upside-down investment approach focuses on avoiding losers instead of picking the winners, asking the right questions instead of knowing the right answers, and scoring upset victories to achieve the greatest bang for one's research buck. Through a series of counterintuitive concepts and contemporary case studies from her firsthand experience of investing in fifty markets around the globe, Bhansali describes how to perform differentiated fundamental research to uncover mispriced stocks. She candidly shares her failures and mistakes as well as her successes and triumphs. She also weaves in her personal journey, recounting how she overcame the odds to succeed in a male-dominated profession and offering advice on breaking the glass ceiling. Non-Consensus Investing is a must-read for anyone who seeks to understand why active investing disappointed and how it can succeed-analysts and amateurs, fiduciaries and financial advisors, aspiring and practicing money managers, as well as students or investment enthusiasts.
The derivatives market is enormous - standing at over $500 trillion globally. Warren Buffett called them financial weapons of mass destruction . They nearly brought about the collapse of the Western financial system in 2008. They are opaque and often misunderstood. They are also immensely powerful and useful tools in the hands of responsible investors - and key to defending money from volatility and the unexpected. In this accessible and entertaining book, veteran fund manager Stewart Cowley explains with his trademark wit and clarity: - what derivatives are - how you can alter the characteristics of a portfolio using derivatives - how you can protect a portfolio using derivatives - how you can increase the returns to a portfolio using derivatives. Supported by simple spreadsheet examples and illustrations, Cowley on Derivatives is perfect for anyone who wants to quickly get a practical grasp of this colossal financial market.
Modeling Fixed Income Securities and Interest Rate Options, Third Edition presents the basics of fixed-income securities in a way that, unlike competitive texts, requires a minimum of prerequisites. While other books focus heavily on institutional details of the bond market, all of which could easily be learned on the job, the third edition of this classic textbook is more focused with presenting a coherent theoretical framework for understanding all basic models. The author's unified approach-the Heath Jarrow Morton model-under which all other models are presented as special cases, enhances understanding of the material. The author's pricing model is widely used in today's securities industry. This new edition offers many updates to align with advances in the research and requires a minimum of prerequisites while presenting the basics of fixed-income securities. Highlights of the Third Edition Chapters 1-16 completely updated to align with advances in research Thoroughly eliminates out-of-date material while advancing the presentation Includes an ample amount of exercises and examples throughout the text which illustrate key concepts .
Discover the ins and outs of designing predictive trading models Drawing on the expertise of WorldQuant's global network, this new edition of Finding Alphas: A Quantitative Approach to Building Trading Strategies contains significant changes and updates to the original material, with new and updated data and examples. Nine chapters have been added about alphas - models used to make predictions regarding the prices of financial instruments. The new chapters cover topics including alpha correlation, controlling biases, exchange-traded funds, event-driven investing, index alphas, intraday data in alpha research, intraday trading, machine learning, and the triple axis plan for identifying alphas. - Provides more references to the academic literature - Includes new, high-quality material - Organizes content in a practical and easy-to-follow manner - Adds new alpha examples with formulas and explanations If you're looking for the latest information on building trading strategies from a quantitative approach, this book has you covered.