No catches, no fine print just unadulterated book loving, with your favourite books saved to your own digital bookshelf.
New members get entered into our monthly draw to win £100 to spend in your local bookshop Plus lots lots more…Find out more
See below for a selection of the latest books from Investment & securities category. Presented with a red border are the Investment & securities books that have been lovingly read and reviewed by the experts at Lovereading. With expert reading recommendations made by people with a passion for books and some unique features Lovereading will help you find great Investment & securities books and those from many more genres to read that will keep you inspired and entertained. And it's all free!
Now in its fifth edition, Derivatives and Internal Models provides a comprehensive and thorough introduction to derivative pricing, risk management and portfolio optimization, covering all relevant topics with enough hands-on, depth of detail to enable readers to develop their own pricing and risk tools. The book provides insight into modern market risk quantification methods such as variance-covariance, historical simulation, Monte Carlo, hedge ratios, etc., including time series analysis and statistical concepts such as GARCH Models or Chi-Square-distributions. It shows how optimal trading decisions can be deduced once risk has been quantified by introducing risk-adjusted performance measures and a complete presentation of modern quantitative portfolio optimization. Furthermore, all the important modern derivatives and their pricing methods are presented; from basic discounted cash flow methods to Black-Scholes, binomial trees, differential equations, finite difference schemes, Monte Carlo methods, Martingales and Numeraires, terms structure models, etc. The fifth edition of this classic finance book has been comprehensively reviewed. New chapters/content cover multicurve bootstrapping, the valuation and hedging of credit default risk that is inherently incorporated in every derivative-both of which are direct and permanent consequences of the financial crises with a large impact on our understanding of modern derivative valuation. The book will be accompanied by downloadable Excel spread sheets, which demonstrate how the theoretical concepts explained in the book can be turned into valuable algorithms and applications and will serve as an excellent starting point for the reader's own bespoke solutions for valuation and risk management systems.
Grow your wealth and invest with confidence and know-how using this simple, ten-question framework from investing guru and podcast host David Stein You understand the basics of investing. Now it's time to invest like a professional for greater profits. Money for the Rest of Us offers a ten-question template that helps you decide which asset classes and investment vehicles you should pursue in greater depth in order to improve investment performance and avoid costly mistakes. Providing a templated framework based on ten basic questions, it guides you through the process of: *Determining expected return*Understanding the difference between investing, speculating, and gambling*Building a diversified portfolio without getting bogged down in the minutiae of Modern Portfolio Theory*Deciding when to invest in ETFs or other investment vehicles*Determining whether gold, cryptocurrencies, rental real estate, or other types of investments make sense*And much more
This textbook is designed as a core text for finance courses that cover market investments, portfolio formation, and the management of investment portfolios. As such, the text seeks to convey insight and actual wisdom as to the nature of these activities. When combined with a commitment to thinking independently, the text offers the student a rigorous preparation for entry to the funds management industry. The text is presented in three parts. In Part A, the text introduces the fundamental techniques of investment analysis: a bottom-up and top-down analysis of the firm aimed at an evaluation of the underlying share as a buy , hold , or a sell recommendation. Part B offers the reader an intuitive grasp of the nature of investment growth, both across time and across assets. Part C introduces the reader to the technicalities of portfolio construction and portfolio management. The text concludes with an assessment of the funds management industry. The text builds in step-by-step stages with Illustrative Examples that consolidate the student's progress and understanding through each chapter. Each of parts A, B, and C (above) has sufficient material to justify a separate course. If the student has exposure to a more foundational course in finance, Parts A and B can be covered as a single course. If from other courses, the student is familiar with the essence of Parts A and B and with statistical concepts, the text can be covered as a single course. The text can therefore be presented readily at either an undergraduate or postgraduate level at a pace appropriate to the student's prior exposure to the concepts.