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Made famous by the Italian mathematician Leonardo De Pisa, the Fibonacci number series holds a Golden Ratio that is universally found in nature and used by architects, plastic surgeons, and many others to achieve "perfect" aesthetic proportions. Now, in this groundbreaking guide, noted technical trading advisor Carolyn Boroden shows you how Fibonacci pattern studies can be used as an extremely effective method for achieving greater profitability in stocks, futures, and Forex markets. Fibonacci Trading provides a one-stop resource of reliable tools and clear explanations for both identifying and taking advantage of the trade setups naturally occurring in the markets that will enable you to reach the highest rate of profitable trades. Inside, you'll find a unique trading methodology based on Fibonacci ratios, and the author's personal experience analyzing and setting up the markets in real time, which makes this practical volume invaluable to the self-directed investor. Complete with detailed charts and insightful graphics in each chapter, Fibonacci Trading features: Dependable guidance for determining important support and resistance levels, along with expert advice for using them to maximize profits and limit losses Step-by-step processes for using Fibonacci analysis to predict turning points in the market far enough in advance to generate substantial profit Valuable tips for using Fibonacci analysis to establish optimal stop-loss placement Revealing coverage on how Fibonacci relationships can create a roadmap for the trader based on high percentage patterns Fibonacci Trading also provides a four-step formula for applying the covered techniques in a highly effective approach. Flexible enough for all markets and trading styles, the formula helps you focus your newly developed knowledge and skill sets into a solid trading methodology, defined trading plan, successful trading mindset, and disciplined trading approach that stacks the odds for profit in your favor. This hands-on guide is packed with a wealth of actual trading situations, setups, and scenarios that bring the four-step formula to life so you can immediately use it in the real world.
This is the definitive guide to strategic asset allocation. Uniting theory and practice - the art and science of asset allocation - investors long to beat the market, and money managers accept that as their mandate. The sad reality is that most money managers under perform the market, and individual investors do even worse. Investors also face emotional challenges. The irrational exuberance of the 1990s, for instance, can as easily derail a sensible investment strategy as the market panic accompanying the Global Financial Crisis. Since Roger Gibson wrote the first edition of this book over 25 years ago, his multiple-asset class investment approach has given investors a disciplined strategy for mitigating risks and realizing their financial goals through widely varying market environments. Grounded in the principles of modern portfolio theory, this fifth edition of his investing classic explains how and why asset allocation works. Gibson demonstrates how adding new asset classes to a portfolio improves its risk-adjusted returns and how strategic asset allocation uses, rather than fights, the forces of the capital markets to achieve financial success. New topics in this edition include: the success of multiple-asset-class investing during the stock market's "lost decade"; methods for forecasting long-term asset class returns and the limitations of prediction; the dangers of market timing and the challenges involved in tactical asset allocation strategies - with insights from the field of behavioral finance; observations from the Global SIDONI Financial Crisis of 2008 and what it means for the multiple-asset-class investor. With more than three decades of experience managing clients' portfolios and expectations, Gibson underscores the importance of identifying and working through the emotional and psychological traps that impede investment success. Join the quarter-century trend of Asset Allocation providing investors with a sound approach to financial well-being. Praise for Asset Allocation: "Roger Gibson has revolutionized the way financial advisors assemble portfolios for their clients. He is, without a doubt, the best and most articulate voice on the subject of asset allocation today." (Don Phillips, President, Investment Research, Morningstar, Inc). "[Gibson's book] should be of enormous benefit to the investor seeking the proper decision-making process. I congratulate [him] for treating the asset allocation subject in such depth and bringing this issue, which is the critical investment issue for all investors, to the forefront. It is the best overall piece of work I have seen." (Gary P. Brinson, President and CEO, GP Brinson Investments). "I always look forward to each new edition of Roger Gibson's (now with Christopher Sidoni) asset allocation book. The extensive data is updated with new chapters on the financial crisis and forecasting. This practical book focuses on meeting investor objectives in a risky world." (Roger G. Ibbotson, Yale Professor, Chairman of Zebra Capital Management, Founder of Ibbotson Associates, now a Morningstar Company). "Roger Gibson's book should be a 'go-to' resource for every serious financial advisor." (John D. Rogers, CFA, President and Chief Executive Officer, CFA Institute). "The author balances a solid, understandable, and logical grasp of investment knowledge with an obvious input of practical experience. If all investment advisors would read and understand this book, clients would be far better off." (Darwin M. Bayston, CFA, Past President and CEO, The Association for Investment Management Research).
In today's business climate, accountability, transparency, and a high regard for laws, regulations, and ethical conduct is as much a part of how an organization manages its affairs as its primary mission and operations. Compliance Management for Public, Private, or Nonprofit Organizations is a complete, hands-on guide to implementing strategies and techniques for developing, managing, and improving the compliance function of any organization. Author Michael G. Silverman is a corporate expert in strategic planning, program management, compliance, risk assessment, and policy development. In Compliance Management for Public, Private, or Nonprofit Organizations, he presents a comprehensive treatment of the subject by examining the traditional compliance issues associated with laws and regulations, as well as matters surrounding ethical behavior, organizational structure, technology, administration, and risk management. From establishing compliance goals and managing education and training programs to operating a whistle-blowing program and addressing staffing and budgeting requirements, this practical resource covers everything compliance officers and risk and organizational managers need to know, including: Where and how to establish a compliance program within an organization The critical skills and expertise for maintaining an effective compliance program Pros and cons of making a compliance program a part-time function of an organization How to deliver bad news to senior management--and survive Compliance Management for Public, Private, or Nonprofit Organizations includes a wealth of examples that illustrate the real-world applications of critical strategies and techniques for using the board of directors and senior management to promote compliance, reduce employee and management barriers to compliance, conduct in-depth risk assessment and compliance audits, and more.
The publication of the first edition, written by Benjamin Graham and David Dodd, laid the foundation for the profession of security analysis. To this day no one has found a more effective technique than the Graham/Dodd method, set forth in the book, of calculating the fundamental value of securities as distinct from price, the method which enables investors to select undervalued securities and achieve profitable returns. Now this classic work, has been totally revised and brought up-to-date.New discussions are added on the myriad accounting rules, fixed-income risk analysis, modern statistical forecasting techniques, new security instruments, portfolio theory, and much more. In addition to showing readers how to analyze financial statements, the fifth edition of "Security Analysis" gives practical insights into investment decision-making, examines the bond investing environment, and discusses the valuation of common stocks and contingent claims. It will be enthusiastically greeted by many financial professionals - from institutional investors, security analysts, investment bankers, and money managers to lay investors and students.
Take a detailed look at SharePoint 2010, and master the intricacies of developing intranets, extranets, and Web-based applications. An expert in collaboration technologies takes you deep inside SharePoint architecture, delivering task-oriented guidance and extensive code samples to help you build robust enterprise content management solutions. Discover how to: * Use Visual Studio(R) 2010 SharePoint Tools * Create Sandboxed Solutions * Handle Pages and Navigation * Develop Web Parts * Create Fields, Site Columns and Content Types * Create Lists and Event Handlers * Access Data in Lists * Perform Client-side Programming * Develop Workflows * Implement SharePoint Security * Work with Service Applications * Perform Business Intelligence (BI) PLUS:Get Microsoft Visual C#(R) code samples on the Web!
Get the critical information you need to build and run a network with Windows Small Business Server 2010. This essential, single-volume reference delivers detailed guidance to the features, capabilities, and components offered in both the Standard and Premium Editions. You'll get easy-to-use procedures, real world insights, workarounds, and troubleshooting tactics for on-the-job results. Discover how to: * Plan security, availability, and fault tolerance into your network infrastructure * Use virtualization with Hyper-VA' to install and manage your network efficiently * Migrate an existing Small Business Server 2008 network * Create and manage user roles, groups, and permissions * Configure hard disks for data integrity and redundancy, and manage storage * Set up e-mail and Internet connectivity * Use the console to manage network settings, shared resources, and backups -- locally or remotely * Organize security settings with Group Policy preferences * Monitor, troubleshoot, and tune system performance Your companion content includes: * Fully searchable online edition of the book, along with scripts and time-saving tools
From Oracle Press--a nuts-and-bolts approach to running Oracle Business Intelligence Applications Oracle BI Applications Implementation & Operation shows how to use this complete, prebuilt solution to deliver intuitive, role-based intelligence for everyone in an organization. This Oracle Press guide explains how to enable better decision making and optimize business processes based on accurate information. Oracle BI Applications is designed to integrate myriad corporate databases (Oracle E-Business Suite, PeopleSoft, Siebel, and third-party systems such as SAP) to extract the purest data. The author team understands that this is no mean feat and takes careful steps to illuminate why this elusive goal is now possible, and actually how you can make it happen quickly. Complete coverage of implementing and operating Oracle Business Intelligence Applications All of the tools in Oracle BI Applications are addressed Features a chapter of case studies and another chapter for advanced scenarios, based on real-world experiences from the Oracle pre-sales team Co-written by Master Principal Sales Consultants at Oracle, specializing in Oracle Business Intelligence Applications
Exclusively from McGraw-Hill Professional and InfoComm International, the leading audio visual association, this official exam guide covers the latest CTS Certified Technology Specialist exam for AV professionals.CTS Certified Technology Specialist Exam Guide, Second Edition offers complete coverage of the InfoComm Certified Technology Specialist (CTS) designation--the leading internationally recognized audio visual (AV) certification. The CTS credential is based on InfoComm's performance standards for the AV industry and is vendor neutral. This official guide covers all of the exam objectives and features objective callouts at the beginning of each chapter, exam tips, and practice questions with in-depth answer explanations. Electronic content includes one all-new official practice exam and an Adobe Digital Editions eBook Contains a revised four-color insert Covers all topics in the 2013 exam update, including increased IT security, networking, and business content Ideal as both an exam guide and an on-the-job referenceComplete coverage of all exam topics: Site survey; Gathering customer information; Evaluating and recommending changes to a site environment; Developing a functional AV scope; Designing, providing, and selling AV solutions; Conducting a vendor selection process; Marketing AV technologies; Operating AV solutions; Conducting maintenance activities; Managing AV business operations; Managing AV projects and personnel; Conducting estimating, purchasing, and job costing activities; Troubleshooting and repairing AV solutions
"The essential training manual for anyone who expects to profi tably engagethe energy market while avoiding the devils lurking in the details." Kurt Yeager, former President and CEO of the Electric Power Research Instituteand coauthor of Perfect Power Shrinking fossil fuel supplies, volatileprices, deregulation, and environmentalconservation have transformed the energymarket into a major arena for makingmoney. In response, an unprecedented amountof capital and investment manpower hasfl ooded into the energy market. Older utilitiesare finding that their quiet, safe businesshas changed dramatically in a short periodof time. Now, Energy Trading and Investing provides abig-picture introduction to the industry alongwith the trading know-how and fi nancialdetails that every market participant needsfor success. This hands-on guidebook covers all types ofenergy markets-from the big-three marketsof electricity, natural gas, and oil to thegrowing markets for liquefied natural gas,emissions, and alternative energy. It providesuseful information on the interdependenceof the different energy markets, who themajor players are, and how Wall Street tradesenergy products. Energy Trading and Investing features: An overview of the entire energy market In-depth descriptions of all of the majorenergy commodities Financially oriented discussions of howchemistry, physics, accounting, andoption pricing affect trading Primers on load forecasting, tolling agreements,natural gas storage, and more A practical introduction to risk management Written by a pioneering quant in the energymarket, Energy Trading and Investing providesa highly disciplined and organized approachto profi ting from energy investments. Thispotent combination of detailed, up-to-dateinformation alongside expert know-howthoroughly prepares you to invest and tradewith confi dence in the energy market. If you're a serious trader, you need to understandthe energy markets, and Energy Tradingand Investing is the only book you need totrade successfully in this growing sector.
NOTE: This book is based on Windows 8 Release Preview; its content and publication date will be updated for final Windows 8 software. Reimagined for full-screen and touch-optimized apps, Windows 8 provides a platform for reaching new users in new ways. In response, programming legend Charles Petzold is rewriting his classic Programming Windows - one of the most popular programming books of all time - to show developers how to use existing skills and tools to build Windows 8 apps. Programming Windows, Sixth Edition will focus on creating Windows 8 apps accessing the Windows Runtime with XAML and C#. The book will also provide C++ code samples. The Sixth Edition will be organized in three parts: Part I, "Elementals," begins with the interrelationship between code and XAML, basic event handling, dynamic layout, controls, the application bar, control customization, and collections. You should emerge from Part I ready to create sophisticated page-oriented collection-based user interfaces using the powerful ListView and GridView controls. Part II, "Infrastructure," examines the level underneath the UI. In these chapters, you'll go deeper into Windows 8 with a complete exploration of the multitouch interface, asynchronous operations for working with files and web services, networking, security, and globalization. You'll see particular emphasis on data sharing, and interfacing with the search panes and contract panes of Windows 8. Part III, "Specialties," explores topics you might not need for every program but are essential to a well-rounded education in Windows 8. It includes working with the sensors (GPS and orientation), vector graphics, bitmap graphics, media, text, printing, and obtaining input from the stylus and handwriting recognizer.
NOTE: This book is based on SharePoint Foundation 2013 Preview; its content and publication date will be updated for final Office 2013 software. Get the critical information you need to administer SharePoint 2013 solutions or upgrade from SharePoint 2007 or 2010. This essential, single-volume reference details the new features, capabilities, and components of SharePoint 2013. Gain the real-world insights, workarounds, and troubleshooting tactics you need for on-the-job results. Discover how to: Plan, deploy, and manage Microsoft SharePoint 2013 solutions Create service applications using Windows PowerShell and Central Administration Manage Workflows and use SPD for advanced workflows Help secure a SharePoint farm, Web application, and site Use Windows PowerShell to manage search services and FAST Search Publish SharePoint to mobile devices and set up SMS Alerts Perform restores and use disaster recovery tools Troubleshoot solutions to help you get your job done
Designed as a comprehensive program for self-study, this money-saving boxed set includes CEH Certified Ethical Hacker All-in-One Exam Guide and CEH Certified Ethical Hacker Practice Exams, and bonus electronic content, all at a discount of 12% off MSRP. CEH Certified Ethical Hacker Boxed Set provides you with a variety of exam-focused, test prep resources to use in preparation for the Certified Ethical Hacker exam. As a course for study, you can first read CEH Certified Ethical Hacker All-in-One Exam Guide, an in-depth exam review covering all 19 CEH exam domains. Then, you can test what you've learned with the more than 400 practice exam questions featured in CEH Certified Ethical Hacker Practice Exams. Next, move on to the bonus electronic content which features author-led video training and a Quick Review Guide that can be used as the final piece of exam preparation. This comes in addition to the four electronic practice exams that are included with the Exam Guide and Practice Exams books. Save 12% in comparison to buying the Exam Guide and Practice Exams books separately-Bonus electronic content available only with the boxed set The boxed set provides a low-cost, comprehensive, self-study training solution from a trusted IT security expert Covers all CEH exam topics, including intrusion detection, policy creation, social engineering, DDoS attacks, buffer overflows, virus creation, and more
Create Business Intelligence (BI) solutions with the Business Intelligence Semantic Model (BISM) Tabular model - and discover a simpler method for analyzing business data. Led by three BI experts, you'll learn how to use several BISM tools, such as the Vertipaq in-memory storage engine, the DAX programming language, and the semantic model that enables data navigation. Whether you're experienced with the BISM Multidimensional model or a SQL Server developer new to Analysis Services, this book is the ideal way to get started with the BISM Tabular model. Topics include: BISM architecture Loading data inside the tabular model Basics of the DAX language Understanding evaluation contexts Querying tabular Understanding time intelligence in DAX
NOTE: This book is based on Windows Server 2012 Beta; its content and publication date will be updated for final Windows Server 2012 software. Designed to help enterprise administrators develop real-world, job-role-specific skills - this Training Guide focuses on implementing, configuring, and managing advanced services in Windows Server 2012. Build hands-on expertise through a series of lessons, exercises, and suggested practices - and help maximize your performance on the job. This Microsoft Training Guide: Provides in-depth, hands-on training you take at your own pace Focuses on job-role-specific expertise for deploying and managing Windows Server 2012 advanced services Creates a foundation of skills which, along with on-the-job experience, can be measured by Microsoft Certification exams such as 70-412
EXAM PREP GUIDE Fully updated for Windows Server 2008 R2! Ace your preparation for the skills measured by MCTS Exam 70-643-and on the job-with this official Microsoft study guide. Work at your own pace through a series of lessons and reviews that fully cover each exam objective. Then, reinforce and apply what you've learned through real-world case scenarios and practice exercises. Maximize your performance on the exam by mastering the skills and experience measured by these objectives: * Deploying Servers * Configuring Remote Desktop Services * Configuring a Web Services Infrastructure * Configuring Network Application Services PRACTICE TESTS Assess your skills with the practice tests on CD. You can work through hundreds of questions using multiple testing modes to meet your specific learning needs. You get detailed explanations for right and wrong answers-including a customized learning path that describes how and where to focus your studies.
This book provides a comprehensive workshop on studio photography aimed at aspiring professionals. Richly illustrated, it covers an array of photographic subjects including still life, industry, technology, food, jewelry, portraiture, and more. The first part of the book focuses on concepts of studio planning, lighting, perspective, and camera and lens choices. The workshops that follow include 50 full-page photographic masterpieces, each with a detailed description of how the image was created. Author Dennis Savini walks the reader through all of the steps that led to each of his magnificent studio shots as he describes and illustrates the camera and equipment specs, studio design and setup, lighting, and post-processing.
NOTE: This book is based on Windows Server 2012 Beta; its content and publication date will be updated for final Windows Server 2012 software. Designed to help enterprise administrators develop real-world, job-role-specific skills - this Training Guide focuses on deploying, configuring, managing, and maintaining core infrastructure services in Windows Server 2012. Build hands-on expertise through a series of lessons, exercises, and suggested practices - and help maximize your performance on the job. This Microsoft Training Guide: Provides in-depth, hands-on training you take at your own pace Focuses on job-role-specific expertise for deploying and managing Windows Server 2012 core services Creates a foundation of skills which, along with on-the-job experience, can be measured by Microsoft Certification exams such as 70-411
When you need practical hands-on support for Active Directory, the updated edition of this extremely popular Cookbook provides quick solutions to 450 common (and uncommon) problems you might encounter when deploying, administering, and automating Microsoft's network directory service. Updated for Windows Server 2012, Windows 8, and Exchange 2013, the fourth edition offers troubleshooting recipes based on valuable input from Windows administrators. You'll find solutions for the Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP), AD LDS (Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services), multi-master replication, Domain Name System (DNS), Group Policy, the Active Directory Schema, and many other features. The Active Directory Cookbook will help you: Perform Active Directory tasks from the command line Use PowerShell to automate Active Directory tasks Manage new Active Directory features, such as the Active Directory Recycle Bin, Group Managed Service Accounts, fine-grained password policies, and more Create domains and trusts Locate users whose passwords are about to expire Apply a security filter to group policy objects Check for potential replication problems Restrict hosts from performing LDAP queries View DNS server performance statistics
Through many examples and exercises, this book helps simplify bioinformatics programming using Python. It's an ideal guide for biologists who want to learn either basic scripting or substantial programming for various computational tasks, and for programmers who want to learn bioinformatics programming. "Bioinformatics Programming Using Python" can be used as a reference, for self-instruction, or as a companion book to help you through undergraduate courses in computer science, biology, and other life sciences. With the level of detail this book provides, it's also perfect for Professional Master's graduate courses in Bioinformatics.
Designed to help enterprise administrators develop real-world, job-role-specific skills - this Training Guide focuses on deploying and managing core infrastructure based on Windows Server 2012. Build hands-on expertise through a series of lessons, exercises, and suggested practices - and help maximize your performance on the job. This Microsoft(R) Training Guide: Provides in-depth, hands-on training you take at your own pace Focuses on job-role-specific expertise for core infrastructure based on Windows Server 2012 Features pragmatic lessons, exercises, and practices Creates a foundation of skills which, along with real-world experience, can be measured by Microsoft Certification exams such as MCSE Exam 70-414