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  • The Naked Trader's Guide to Spread Betting

    Robbie Burns

    Product Code: BPWZZ
    Paperback
    REVISED AND UPDATED 2ND EDITION OF THE NO.1 BESTSELLER! Have you dabbled in shares or the stock market? And wondered what spread betting was all about and whether you should be doing it? Perhaps you thought it all looked a bit complex or was just for City boys? The no. 1 bestselling beginner's guide that explains - in plain English - how to do it, and how to make money from it, is back and bigger and better than ever! Spread betting shares can be dangerous: most people lose - some even lose their shirts. But it's not a world populated by pinstriped men waiting to rob you, steal your savings and do nasty things to small kittens. You can win. (And you never have to pay a penny in tax!) This book shows you how. Robbie Burns, bestselling author of The Naked Trader and Trade Like a Shark, has been spread betting for years. He explains why it's an indispensable tool to use alongside normal investing or trading. Especially as you can make money even if the market goes down. Robbie takes you through everything from how it works, to managing your risk, working out exposure, and how, often, doing nothing is the best move! He explains the ins and outs of successfully betting on shares in his trademark down-to-earth style, covering everything you need to know. From the simple stuff through to proven strategies, including those that can be used in different markets - it's all here. There are also behind-the-scenes visits to two top spread betting firms. But it's a big, bad old world out there, and there are a whole heap of mistakes you can make, an awful lot of money you can lose. Rounding up spine-chilling traders' tales of spread bets gone wrong, and using all he has learnt from making silly mistakes himself, Robbie also helps you learn what not to do. This is the ultimate guide to spread betting - how to do it, have fun and hopefully make a few quid.
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  • Payback Time

    Phil Town

    Product Code: BGRHY
    Paperback
    Millions of people have done everything recommended by professional financial advisors only to see their retirement funds dwindle or even disappear entirely in the global financial crisis. Does anyone really still believe that methods such as 'buy and hold' investing will protect them from risk? In Payback Time, Phil Town - author of New York Times bestseller Rule #1 - demonstrates the investment tactics that will enable you to ensure a safe and profitable financial future for yourself. Calling on time-proven strategies used by the world's best investors, he shows how you can reverse your nest egg's downward direction by purchasing the stock of solid companies at windfall prices - prices that can only head in one direction: up! This simple method will help you to achieve 15% or better annual returns, with the least amount of risk. The time has never been better for making money in the stock market - if you know how.
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  • Smart(er) Investing

    Elisabetta Basilico

    Product Code: CDAXB
    Hardback
    This book identifies and discusses the most successful investing practices with an emphasis on the academic articles that produced them and why this research led to popular adoption and growth in $AUM. Investors are bombarded with ideas and prescriptions for successful investing every day. Given the steady stream of information on stock tips, sector timing, asset allocation, etc., how do investors decide? How do they judge the quality and reliability of the investment advice they are given on a day-to-day basis? This book identifies which academic articles turned investment ideas were the most innovative and influential in the practice of investment management. Each article is discussed in terms of the asset management process: strategy, portfolio construction, portfolio implementation, and risk management. Some examples of topics covered are factor investing, the extreme growth of trading instruments like Exchange Traded Funds, multi-asset investing, socially responsible investing, big data, and artificial intelligence. This book analyzes a curated selection of peer-reviewed academic articles identified among those published by the scientific investment community. The book briefly describes each of the articles, how and why each one changed the way we think about investing in that specific asset class, and provides insights as to the nuts and bolts of how to take full advantage of this successful investment idea. It is as timely as it is informative and will help each investor to focus on the most successful strategies, ideas, and implementation that provide the basis for the efficient accumulation and management of wealth.
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  • Trading Systems 2nd edition

    Emilio Tomasini

    Product Code: CCXAP
    Paperback
    The focus of this book is how to adapt existing codes to the current market conditions, how to build a portfolio, and how to know when the moment has come to stop one system and use another one. Every day, there are traders who make a fortune. It may seem that it seldom happens, but it does - as William Eckhardt, Ed Seykota, Jim Simons, and many others remind us. You can join them by using systems to manage your trading. This book explains exactly how you can build a winning trading system. It is an insight into what a trader should know and do in order to achieve success in the markets, and it will show you why you don't need to be a rocket scientist to build a winning trading system. There are three main parts to Trading Systems. Part One is a short, practical guide to trading systems development and evaluation. It condenses the authors' years of experience into a number of practical tips. It also forms the theoretical basis for Part Two, in which readers will find a step-by-step development process for building a trading system, covering everything from writing initial code to walk-forward analysis and money management. Two examples are provided, including a new beginning of the month trading system that works on over 20 different stock indices worldwide - from the US, to Europe, to Asian indices. Part Three shows you how to build portfolios in two different ways. The first method is to combine a number of different trading systems, for a number of different markets, into an effective portfolio of systems. The second method is a new approach to system development: it provides step-by-step instructions to trade a portfolio of hundreds of stocks using a Bollinger Band trading strategy. A trader can never really say he was successful, but only that he survived to trade another day; the "black swan" is always just around the corner. Trading Systems will help you find your way through the uncharted waters of systematic trading and show you what it takes to be among those that survive.
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  • The Investment Trusts Handbook 2020

    Jonathan Davis

    Product Code: CCWTC
    Hardback
    The Investment Trusts Handbook 2020 is the latest in the popular annual series of handbooks for investors of all kinds interested in investment trusts - often referred to as the City's best-kept secret. With fascinating articles by more than a dozen different authors, including analysts, fund managers and investment writers, and edited by independent financial author and expert Jonathan Davis, the handbook is an indispensable companion for anyone looking to invest in the investment trusts arena. Contributors include John Baron, Robin Angus, Max King, Sandy Cross and many more. The Investment Trusts Handbook 2020 is an editorially independent educational publication, available through bookshops and online. The publication is supported by Aberdeen Standard, Fidelity International, Jupiter Asset Management and Polar Capital. We share an interest in spreading awareness of investment trusts as an option for self-directed investors and financial advisers. Academic research conducted by Cass Business School in London, completed in 2019, has demonstrated that investment trusts on average produce superior performance when compared with other types of fund and market indices.
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  • The Deals of Warren Buffett

    Glen Arnold

    Product Code: CBWDZ
    Hardback
    When we left Buffett at the end of Volume 1, he had reached a fortune of $100m. In this enthralling next part in the series, we follow Buffett's investment deals over two more decades as he became a billionaire. This is the most exhilarating period of Buffett's career, where he found gem after gem in both the stock market and among tightly-run family firms with excellent economic franchises. In this period, Berkshire Hathaway shares jumped 29-fold from $89 to $2,600, while Buffett made investments in the following companies: GEICO, Buffalo Evening News, Nebraska Furniture Mart, Capital Cities, ABC, Disney, Fechheimer Brothers, Scott and Fetzer, Solomon Brothers, Coca-Cola, Borsheims, Gillette, Procter & Gamble, and Duracell For each of these deals, investing expert and Buffett historian Glen Arnold delves into unprecedented detail to analyse the investment process and the stories of the individuals involved. Arnold's engaging, lucid style transports the reader to the time and place of the deals, to truly appreciate how Buffett was operating. With stories and analysis drawn from decades of investing experience, join Glen Arnold and delve deeper in The Deals of Warren Buffett!
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  • Only the Best Will Do

    Peter Seilern

    Product Code: CBVFB
    Hardback
    Distilling everything he has learned from a lifetime in the financial markets, Seilern enlightens the reader how to narrow down from tens of thousands of listed stocks to the select elite that belong in a quality growth investor's portfolio. These are shares, Seilern shows, that can be safer than bank deposits or government bonds. They also upend conventional wisdom on the merits of diversification, and reveal typical index-hugging fund management as even more self-serving and unjustified than many thought. Quality growth businesses are the ultimate assets for those serious about making their investments work for them over the long term while minimising the risk of permanent loss of capital. You don't even need to worry too much about overpaying. All quality growth investing requires is patience, independent thinking, and the special golden rules - revealed here in detail - for finding the very best companies in the world. For the investor truly interested in making the most of their time in the markets, only the best will do.
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  • Return of the Active Manager

    C.Thomas Howard

    Product Code: CBVDA
    Hardback
    Emotional behavior and biases run throughout financial markets. This is the diagnosis of behavioral fianance. But it is not enough to know that investors make biased decisions. What do we do about it? How do we move beyond diagnosis, to prescription? In this groundbreaking new book, investing and behavioural finance experts Thomas Howard and Jason A. Voss plug this void and show the new way ahead for investment managers and advisors. Return of the Active Manager provides a set of tools for investment professionals to overcome and take advantage of behavioral biases. Across seven compelling chapters, Return of the Active Manager details actionable advice on topics such as behaviourally-enhanced fundamental analysis, active equity fund evaluation and selection, harnessing big data, and investment firm structure. You learn how to exploit behavioural price distortions, how to recognise and avoid behavioural biases (in both yourself and clients), how to extract behavioral insights from the executives of prospective investments, and how manager behaviour can be used to predict future fund performance. An indispensable tool for research analysts, portfolio managers, private wealth advisors and manager search consultants, Return of the Active Manager rationalises the financial markets and prescribes actionable strategies that build on the lessons of behavioural finance.
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  • The Man Who Solved the Market

    Gregory Zuckerman

    Product Code: CBRFW
    Paperback
    LONG LISTED FOR THE FT AND MCKINSEY BUSINESS BOOK OF THE YEAR AWARD Jim Simons is the greatest moneymaker in modern financial history. His record bests those of legendary investors, including Warren Buffett, George Soros and Ray Dalio. Yet Simons and his strategies are shrouded in mystery. The financial industry has long craved a look inside Simons's secretive hedge fund, Renaissance Technologies and veteran Wall Street Journal reporter Gregory Zuckerman delivers the goods. After a legendary career as a mathematician and a stint breaking Soviet codes, Simons set out to conquer financial markets with a radical approach. Simons hired physicists, mathematicians and computer scientists - most of whom knew little about finance - to amass piles of data and build algorithms hunting for the deeply hidden patterns in global markets. Experts scoffed, but Simons and his colleagues became some of the richest in the world, their strategy of creating mathematical models and crunching data embraced by almost every industry. As Renaissance became a major player in the financial world, its executives began exerting influence on other areas. Simons became a major force in scientific research, education and Democratic politics, funding Hilary Clinton's presidential campaign. While senior executive Robert Mercer is more responsible than anyone else for the Trump presidency, placing Steve Bannon in the campaign, funding Trump's victorious 2016 effort and backing alt-right publication Breitbart. Mercer also impacted the success of the Brexit campaign. For all his prescience, Simons failed to anticipate how Mercer's activity would impact his firm and the world. In this fast-paced narrative, Zuckerman examines how Simons launched a quantitative revolution on Wall Street, and reveals the impact that Simons, the quiet billionaire king of the quants, has had on worlds well beyond finance.
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  • The Man Who Solved the Market

    Gregory Zuckerman

    Product Code: CBQXK
    Hardback
    LONG LISTED FOR THE FT AND MCKINSEY BUSINESS BOOK OF THE YEAR AWARD Jim Simons is the greatest moneymaker in modern financial history. His record bests those of legendary investors, including Warren Buffett, George Soros and Ray Dalio. Yet Simons and his strategies are shrouded in mystery. The financial industry has long craved a look inside Simons's secretive hedge fund, Renaissance Technologies and veteran Wall Street Journal reporter Gregory Zuckerman delivers the goods. After a legendary career as a mathematician and a stint breaking Soviet codes, Simons set out to conquer financial markets with a radical approach. Simons hired physicists, mathematicians and computer scientists - most of whom knew little about finance - to amass piles of data and build algorithms hunting for the deeply hidden patterns in global markets. Experts scoffed, but Simons and his colleagues became some of the richest in the world, their strategy of creating mathematical models and crunching data embraced by almost every industry. As Renaissance became a major player in the financial world, its executives began exerting influence on other areas. Simons became a major force in scientific research, education and Democratic politics, funding Hilary Clinton's presidential campaign. While senior executive Robert Mercer is more responsible than anyone else for the Trump presidency, placing Steve Bannon in the campaign, funding Trump's victorious 2016 effort and backing alt-right publication Breitbart. Mercer also impacted the success of the Brexit campaign. For all his prescience, Simons failed to anticipate how Mercer's activity would impact his firm and the world. In this fast-paced narrative, Zuckerman examines how Simons launched a quantitative revolution on Wall Street, and reveals the impact that Simons, the quiet billionaire king of the quants, has had on worlds well beyond finance.
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  • The Harder You Work, the Luckier You Get

    Joe Ricketts

    Product Code: CBQPQ
    Hardback
    Joe Ricketts, founder of TD Ameritrade, shares the epic inside story of how a working-class kid from the Nebraska prairie took on Wall Street's clubby brokerage business, busted it open, and walked away a billionaire. Joe Ricketts always had the gift of seeing what others missed. The son of a house builder, he started life as a part-time janitor, but by the age of thirty-three he saw the chance to challenge the big brokerage firms by offering Americans an inexpensive way to take control of their own stock trading. Nowadays, we take for granted that Main Street is playing right there on Wall Street, but Ricketts made that happen. His company, begun with $12,500 borrowed from friends and family, took off like a rocket thanks to an early embrace of digital technology and irreverent marketing. But Ameritrade also faced a series of near-disasters: the SEC almost shut him down; his partners tried to force him out because of his relentless risk-taking; penny brokers swindled the company; the crash of 1989 nearly cost him everything; and he was almost shut down again when a customer committed massive fraud. By the time of the dot-com bust, he had proven that his strategy based on frontier values could survive just about anything. The Harder You Work, The Luckier You Get offers a view inside Joe Ricketts' mind, giving readers a visceral understanding of how entrepreneurs think and act differently from the rest of us-how they see the horizon where we just see a spreadsheet. As unvarnished as the prairie he comes from, Ricketts also talks honestly about his shortcomings as a manager, the career sacrifices his wife made for his business, the complexity of being a father, and the pain of splitting with his mentor and of his brother's death from AIDS. Overcoming these and other challenges, he built a company now worth $30 billion. A must-read for anyone who's ever dreamed of starting their own business, The Harder You Work, The Luckier You Get is the ultimate only-in-America story.
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  • Applications of Computational Intelligence in Data-Driven Trading

    Cris Doloc

    Product Code: CBKKA
    Hardback
    An introduction to applications of computational intelligence in finance Applications of Computational Intelligence in Data-Driven Trading features modern educational content that is at the confluence between data-driven decision-making and computational intelligence. The book caters to trading and investment professionals interested in the new paradigm of data-driven decision-making, as well as to graduate students who desire to get more familiar with the emerging field of computational intelligence. Doloc introduces the reader to the new paradigm of Data-Intensive Computing and its applications in the world of trading and investing. The goal is to promote the use of computational intelligencetechniques, as the vehicle to augment human performance thorough automation and emulate human intelligence via innovation and discovery. Several case studies from the field of data-driven trading and investing are presented. The author's two decades of experience as a computational scientist and quantitative practitioner in the financial trading industry endow him with a unique perspective that he conveys to the reader. The financial trading industry is fertile ground for the adoption of advanced technologies, and Doloc walks the reader through two key areas: automation and innovation.
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  • Technical Analysis For Dummies

    Barbara Rockefeller

    Product Code: CAZEK
    Paperback
    Grasp and apply the basic principles of technical analysis Savvy traders know that the best way to maximize return is to interpret real-world market information for themselves rather than relying solely on the predictions of professional analysts. This straightforward guide shows you how to put this into profitable action--from basic principles and useful formulas to current theories on market trends and behavioral economics--to make the most lucrative decisions for your portfolio. The latest edition of Technical Analysis for Dummies includes a brand-new chapter on making the right decisions in a bull or bear market, an updated look at unique formulas and key indicators, as well as refreshed and practical examples that reflect today today's financial atmosphere. Become an expert in spotting market trends and key indicators Get the skinny on the latest research on behavioral economics Take a deep dive into how to read market sentiment and make it work for you Get a look at the first innovation in charting for decades--straight from Japan With comprehensive coverage from charting basics to the cutting edge, Technical Analysis for Dummies includes everything you need to the make informed independent market decisions that will maximize your profits. Happy trading!
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  • Subordinated Development

    Rubens R. Sawaya

    Product Code: CAZEE
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    Focusing on the processes of accumulation, concentration, and centralisation of capital, Rubens Sawaya traces the transnationalisation of capital and its impact on Latin America and Brazil
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  • The Naked Trader

    Robbie Burns

    Product Code: BZUNF
    Paperback
    The most entertaining book on how to trade shares is back! Ever thought about investing in shares but got frustrated by all the gobbledygook? Bored by all the jargon? Then The Naked Trader is for you! This is the book on stock market investing that you can actually enjoy, written in plain English, packed with real-life trading examples and full of candid advice that you just can't get anywhere else. It's the ideal friend for anyone who wants to make money in the markets. In this completely updated and expanded 5th edition, Robbie Burns (aka the Naked Trader) gives you the lowdown on what you need to make money from today's markets without having to sit at a screen all day or swallow a financial dictionary. Even better, he shows you how to do it all tax-free! The first four editions of The Naked Trader flew off the shelves as glowing reviews mounted up. This brand-new edition contains even more of what made it so popular. There are more exclusive tips and ideas, more winning trades shown from start to finish, and more real-life trader tales of triumph and disaster. Not to mention tons of proven strategies that you can use to make money in the markets and a breakdown of some of the trades that have helped Robbie make more than GBP2 million tax-free. In between cups of tea, rounds of toast and watching Deal or No Deal, Robbie tells you all you need to know to become a successful trader: from how to find good shares in the first place, to the best times to buy and sell, as well as how to make sure you have the right mindset for long-term success (it involves an unlikely combination of the secrets of Derren Brown and Dad's Army... ). You can also find out how Robbie has even made money during market meltdowns - as well as what his biggest mistakes have been so that you can avoid them! If you're a complete beginner, The Naked Trader is the best place to start. But it's also absolutely perfect if you're already trading and want to learn some new, common-sense trading ideas that really work. So whether you just want to make a few quid on the side while you're at work or want to go on to make money from the markets full time and quit work like Robbie, The Naked Trader is everything you've been looking for. Grab some tea and toast and start trading the naked way!
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  • Derivatives in a Day

    Stewart Cowley

    Product Code: BZUEO
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    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.
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  • Efficiently Inefficient

    Lasse Heje Pedersen

    Product Code: BZRYH
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    Financial market behavior and key trading strategies-illuminated by interviews with top hedge fund experts Efficiently Inefficient describes the key trading strategies used by hedge funds and demystifies the secret world of active investing. Leading financial economist Lasse Heje Pedersen combines the latest research with real-world examples to show how certain tactics make money-and why they sometimes don't. He explores equity strategies, macro strategies, and arbitrage strategies, and fundamental tools for portfolio choice, risk management, equity valuation, and yield curve trading. The book also features interviews with leading hedge fund managers: Lee Ainslie, Cliff Asness, Jim Chanos, Ken Griffin, David Harding, John Paulson, Myron Scholes, and George Soros. Efficiently Inefficient reveals how financial markets really work.
  • 7 Financial Models for Analysts, Investors and Finance Professionals

    Paul Lower

    Product Code: BYNQD
    Hardback
    Financial models in Excel allow investment analysts and other finance professionals to take the laborious number crunching out of financial analysis and forecasting. Models help them to gain meaningful insights into the way that a business is working and focus attention on areas to improve bottom-line results. They can also be used as powerful tools to test the potential impact of various risks on business performance. In this brand new guide, financial modelling expert Paul Lower presents step-by-step instructions for seven spreadsheet models that will help the user to gain a better understanding of the financial data coming out of a business. These seven models can be used to: 1. Assess how a business is performing on key financial indicators. 2. Produce sales and cost forecasts. 3. Create a cash flow forecast. 4. Understand the impact of product price changes on profitability. 5. Assess potential investment decisions. 6. Check the sensitivity of key financial measures to risk events. 7. Produce a business valuation. The book also includes downloadable spreadsheets of the author's original Excel models and introductory chapters about best practice when modelling in Excel. With this suite of seven tools, a financial analyst will be equipped to use Excel to achieve a deep understanding of a business and its financial data.
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  • The Money Revolution

    Anne Boden

    Product Code: BXXPB
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    There's never been a shortage of advice on managing your money, clearing debt, being canny with your cash and getting the best deals. But it can be hard work, and everyone seems to be saying something different. What if you could easily cut through all the rhetoric and noise and everything could be made straightforward? In The Money Revolution, banking entrepreneur, and founder of award winning Starling Bank, Anne Boden shines a spotlight on how we save, spend and invest our money. By adopting a few new behaviours, it's possible to transform your bank balance for the better. The Money Revolution breaks through the traditional thinking about money and what you've always been told you should expect from financial institutions. Sharing the benefits of smart banking, fintech solutions and the advantages of open banking, it covers a range of financial solutions, from savings and investments to pensions, bill payments and travel money. Find out everything you need to know to get the best out of your money every day.
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  • Invest for Good

    Mark Mobius

    Product Code: BXIOX
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    Investors are placing increased emphasis on capital allocation methods to achieve their desired social, environmental and financial objectives, and are targeting investments that not only facilitate economic growth in countries around the world but also do good in terms of aiding human development - from cleaner environments to safer products and better employment practices. At the same time, there is considerable evidence that if companies adhere to ESG (Environment, Social, Governance) standards, they will outperform companies who do not. But how do individuals - rather than institutional investors - invest using ESG criteria? And just how complex are the procedures? This new book, written by investment guru Mark Mobius and his expert team, is full of entertaining and informative anecdotes from the authors' day-to-day experiences in the world of sustainable investment. Readers will gain a clearer understanding of what sustainable investment actually means, the positive effects it can have on businesses and societies, what to look for in order to identify sound and sustainable investment opportunities, and how to balance sustainable investing with good returns.
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  • Patient Capital

    Victoria Ivashina

    Product Code: BXIAD
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    How to overcome barriers to the long-term investments that are essential for solving the world (TM)s biggest problems There has never been a greater need for long-term investments to tackle the world (TM)s most difficult problems, such as climate change and decaying infrastructure. And it is increasingly unlikely that the public sector will be willing or able to fill this gap. If these critical needs are to be met, the major pools of long-term, patient capital "including pensions, sovereign wealth funds, university endowments, and wealthy individuals and families "will have to play a large role. In this accessible and authoritative account of long-term capital investment, two leading experts on the subject, Harvard Business School professors Victoria Ivashina and Josh Lerner, highlight the significant hurdles facing long-term investors and propose concrete ways to overcome these difficulties. Presenting the best evidence in an engaging way by using memorable stories and examples, Patient Capital describes how large investors increasingly want and need long-run investments that have the potential to deliver greater returns than those in the public markets. Yet success in such investments has been the exception. Performance has suffered from both the limitations of investors and the internal structure of their fund managers, often resulting in the wrong incentives and a lack of long-term planning. Yet the challenges facing long-term investors can be surmounted and the rewards are potentially large, both for investors and society as a whole. Patient Capital shows how to make long-term investment work better for everyone.
  • Adaptive Markets

    Andrew W. Lo

    Product Code: BXHIO
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    A new, evolutionary explanation of markets and investor behavior Half of all Americans have money in the stock market, yet economists can (TM)t agree on whether investors and markets are rational and efficient, as modern financial theory assumes, or irrational and inefficient, as behavioral economists believe. The debate is one of the biggest in economics, and the value or futility of investment management and financial regulation hangs on the answer. In this groundbreaking book, Andrew Lo transforms the debate with a powerful new framework in which rationality and irrationality coexist "the Adaptive Markets Hypothesis. Drawing on psychology, evolutionary biology, neuroscience, artificial intelligence, and other fields, Adaptive Markets shows that the theory of market efficiency is incomplete. When markets are unstable, investors react instinctively, creating inefficiencies for others to exploit. Lo (TM)s new paradigm explains how financial evolution shapes behavior and markets at the speed of thought "a fact revealed by swings between stability and crisis, profit and loss, and innovation and regulation. An ambitious new answer to fundamental questions about economics and investing, Adaptive Markets is essential reading for anyone who wants to understand how markets really work.
  • Your Retirement Salary

    Richard Dyson

    Product Code: BWVAP
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    You have spent a few decades working, earning a salary from your employers, and saving into company and personal pensions along the way. Now, retirement is approaching. How will you turn your savings into a salary to pay for essentials and leisure time in retirement? How will you make sure that you don't run out of money too soon? What do the UK pension freedoms mean for you? In this one-of-a-kind book, personal finance experts Richard Dyson and Richard Evans answer these questions and equip you with everything you need to know to turn your pension savings into an income that will last throughout your retirement. You will learn: -- How to take control of your pension savings by tracking down all of your pension pots and combining them. -- When you can afford to retire. -- Steps to take to avoid running out of money. -- How to build an income-paying portfolio of fund investments from scratch. -- How to withdraw a sustainable income from your portfolio. -- How annuities work and whether they have a role for you. -- How to make the most of the tax rules. -- The contribution made by the State Pension. -- When to seek professional advice.
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  • The Golden Rule

    Jim Gibbons

    Product Code: BWUPP
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    Everything the independent investor needs to know to effectively invest in gold With today's increasing economic uncertainties, a strong investment strategy is to put a portion of your net worth in gold. However, given investors' overall lack of knowledge about gold as an investment, as wealth insurance, or as a store of value, many are hesitant to enter this arena. That's why Jim Gibbons has created The Golden Rule. This book answers many questions, including: How do you purchase gold and in what form? Why gold now? When should you buy? And, most importantly, from whom? Throughout the book, Gibbons puts gold in perspective and shows you why it belongs in every investor's portfolio. * Provides practical gold investment insights from New York Times bestsellers Peter Schiff, William Bonner, Doug Casey, Addison Wiggin, and James Turk as well as from leading experts in this field including: Congressman Ron Paul, Rick Rule, Adrian Day, and many others * Demystifies gold by putting it in the context of twenty-first century economic realities * Highlights a variety of ways to invest in gold-from mining stocks to buying gold coins and bullion With the financial markets more erratic than ever, gold appeals to investors looking for a safe haven for their assets. With The Golden Rule as your guide, you'll quickly learn how to make the best decisions possible with regards to this precious commodity.
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