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Bloomberg Visual Guide to Municipal Bonds

Bloomberg Visual Guide to Municipal Bonds Author Robert Doty
ISBN-10 9781118216972
Release 2012-02-23
Pages 256
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A hands-on visual guide to understanding and investing in an important and consistently safe investment vehicle Bloomberg Visual Guide to Municipal Bonds offers step-by-step guidance to the nature and diversity of municipal securities credit structures. This valuable guide demonstrates the dependability of the overwhelming majority of municipal securities, and points out particular market sectors that may yield greater rewards, but also present greater risks. This book also directs readers to good sources of up-to-date information as well as new market tools, byproducts of recent market enhancements, so as to assist you in making informed investment decisions. Filled with reliable and highly accessible information needed for making sound decisions when investing in municipal securities Author Robert Doty is a noted expert on municipal securities A valuable addition to the new Bloomberg Visual Series Engaging and informative, this reliable resource is an easy-to-use "how to" guide to municipal securities that will help you create more effective investment strategies.



Bloomberg Visual Guide to Municipal Bonds Enhanced Edition

Bloomberg Visual Guide to Municipal Bonds  Enhanced Edition Author Robert Doty
ISBN-10 9781118341865
Release 2012-02-22
Pages 256
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A hands-on enhanced ebook visual guide to understanding and investing in an important and consistently safe investment vehicle, complete with test-yourself quizzes and video tutorials. Bloomberg Financial Series Visual Guide to Municipal Bonds Enhanced Edition offers step-by-step guidance to the nature and diversity of municipal securities credit structures. This valuable guide demonstrates the dependability of the overwhelming majority of municipal securities, and points out particular market sectors that may yield greater rewards, but also present greater risks. As an enhanced eBook, Bloomberg Financial Series Visual Guide to Municipal Bonds features a slew of exciting additional features designed to provide a more immersive learning experience. This enhanced ebook also directs readers to good sources of up-to-date information as well as new market tools, byproducts of recent market enhancements, so as to assist you in making informed investment decisions. Filled with reliable and highly accessible information needed for making sound decisions when investing in municipal securities. Author Robert Doty is a noted expert on municipal securities. Wiley Enhanced ebook features: Test Yourself - readers can test their newly honed knowledge and skills. Includes True/False and multiple choice questions with answers. Video Tutorials: Videos throught the text to aid in the learning process. Interactive Charts and Graphs. Step-by-Step Tutorials for essential tasks and concepts. A valuable addition to the new Bloomberg Financial Series Visual Guides, engaging and informative, this reliable resource is an easy-to-use "how to" guide to municipal securities that will help you create more effective investment strategies.



Encyclopedia of Municipal Bonds

Encyclopedia of Municipal Bonds Author Joe Mysak
ISBN-10 9781118006757
Release 2012-01-03
Pages 215
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An accessible reference that explores every aspect of the municipal bond market Until now, there has been no accessible encyclopedia, dictionary, nor guide to the world of municipal bonds. Comprehensive and objective, this groundbreaking volume covers the history and mechanics of the municipal market in clear and understandable terms. It covers all aspects of the market, including pricing, trading, taxation issues and yields, as well as topical events such as the financial crisis, hysteria about defaults and Chapter 9 municipal bankruptcy, fraud, and regulation. Encyclopedia of Municipal Bonds also contains entries on important historical events and provides much-needed context for this field. Everything you ever wanted to know about municipal bonds in one comprehensive resource Joe Mysak is the author of the Bloomberg bestseller Handbook for Muni Issuers Demystifies the world of municipal bonds for both the novice and professional investor Explores issues such as the Orange County bankruptcy, the Jefferson County default, the New York City financial crisis, and the surprisingly recent creation of the modern municipal market Encyclopedia of Municipal Bonds offers an essential reference guide for investors, professionals, regulators, insurers, and anyone else involved in the municipal bond market.



Investing in the High Yield Municipal Market

Investing in the High Yield Municipal Market Author Triet Nguyen
ISBN-10 9781118240113
Release 2012-06-08
Pages 288
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A practical guide to profiting from the high yield municipal market This unique guide to the high yield municipal bond market sheds some much-needed light on this esoteric but profitable corner of the fixed-income world. It fills the void between the general reference handbooks on municipal bonds and the superficial treatment of do-it-yourself bond guides, with an emphasis on practical trading applications. Having witnessed the beginning of the modern high yield tax-exempt institutional market, author Triet Nguyen documents its historical evolution, outlines a conceptual framework for high yield tax-free investing, one that takes into account both interest rate and credit cycles, and reviews the latest historical data on municipal defaults, including for the first time the non-rated sector. Current distressed opportunities are also discussed. Along the way, Nguyen takes the time to discuss in detail the pros and cons of investing in pre-packaged high yield vehicles—from mutual funds to hedge funds to exchange-traded funds—with frank and objective insider tips on how these slickly marketed products really work. For the truly committed investor who wants to do his or her own homework, Nguyen and a group of industry experts go over the key investment considerations for several major classes of high yield tax-exempt bonds. Offers unique insights into the risk/return, trading, and liquidity characteristics of high yield municipal instruments Includes interesting case studies to fully illustrate the high yield investing process Written by an insider of both the asset management industry and the broker-dealer community Investing in the High Yield Municipal Market will put you in a better position to profit in this arena and help you excel in today's tough financial environment.



The Handbook of Municipal Bonds

The Handbook of Municipal Bonds Author Sylvan G. Feldstein
ISBN-10 1118044940
Release 2011-01-13
Pages 1376
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In The Handbook of Municipal Bonds, editors Sylvan Feldstein and Frank Fabozzi provide traders, bankers, and advisors—among other industry participants—with a well-rounded look at the industry of tax-exempt municipal bonds. Chapter by chapter, a diverse group of experienced contributors provide detailed explanations and a variety of relevant examples that illuminate essential elements of this area. With this book as your guide, you’ll quickly become familiar with both buy side and sell side issues as well as important innovations in this field.



Visual Guide to Financial Markets

Visual Guide to Financial Markets Author David Wilson
ISBN-10 9781118233252
Release 2012-07-12
Pages 192
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A highly visual look at major investment opportunities from the minds at Bloomberg The essential guide for anyone trying to get a handle on the fundamentals of investing, the Bloomberg Visual Guide to Financial Markets distills 30 years of Bloomberg expertise into one straightforward, easy-to-read volume. The book teaches readers about three basic investment options—governments, companies, and real assets, including gold and other commodities—and offers valuable insights into money-market securities, bonds, stocks, derivatives, mutual funds, exchange-traded funds, and alternatives. Designed to help financial professionals, students of finance, and individual investors understand the markets in which they're investing, the book begins with simple investments before moving on to more complex choices. Explains bonds, stocks, derivatives, mutual funds, exchange-traded funds, and alternatives such as hedge funds Explores the three Rs of returns, risks, and relative value that are associated with each type of investment Provides a highly visual presentation with an emphasis on graphics and professional applications The Bloomberg Visual Guide to Financial Markets gives the reader a clear picture of what underlies market structure, instruments, and dynamics and how to capitalize on these elements.



Lebenthal on Munis

Lebenthal on Munis Author Jim Lebenthal
ISBN-10 9781600376566
Release 2009-10-01
Pages 160
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SHOULD YOU BUY TAX-FREE MUNICIPAL BONDS? Straight Talk From The Man Who Put Munis on the Map Telling you the whole story for making an informed decision about buying municipal bonds, and making sure you know the risks, isn’t just an option. It’s the law. And here is the man to carry out that law. For 45 years, Jim "Municipal Bonds Are My Babies" Lebenthal has written and starred in his company’s television and radio commercials that have educated the masses and turned munis into a household word, wherever his face and voice have been seen and heard. Outraged today by what "Wall Street has done to the financial markets with reckless abandon and Bernard Madoff with malice aforethought," Jim gives equal time to the whys and why nots of municipal bonds, even if it means turning him and his babies, thumbs down. For The Troubled Investor ... * Want to buy a bond for the subways in New York City that’s rated AA - or, worse, only A? *Do you care what a general obligation municipal bond is for, as long as it’s backed by the faith, credit, and unlimited taxing power of the issuer? * Would you pay 109 for a bond, a premium of $90 for every $1,000 face value, knowing you’re going to get back only face value at maturity? * Is it crazy to buy a 30-year bond at age 80? * If Congress wanted to, could it pass a law taxing municipal bonds? * Is "the bonds are not a debt of the state" fair warning, "buyer beware?" Deciding, "Yes ..." or "No!"



The Fundamentals of Municipal Bonds

The Fundamentals of Municipal Bonds Author SIFMA
ISBN-10 9781118166840
Release 2011-10-25
Pages 352
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The definitive new edition of the most trusted book on municipal bonds As of the end of 1998, municipal bonds, issued by state or local governments to finance public works programs, such as the building of schools, streets, and electrical grids, totaled almost $1.5 trillion in outstanding debt, a number that has only increased over time. The market for these bonds is comprised of many types of professionals—investment bankers, underwriters, traders, analysts, attorneys, rating agencies, brokers, and regulators—who are paid interest and principal according to a fixed schedule. Intended for investment professionals interested in how US municipal bonds work, The Fundamentals of Municipal Bonds, Sixth Edition explains the bond contract and recent changes in this market, providing investors with the information and tools they need to make bonds reliable parts of their portfolios. The market is very different from when the fifth edition was published more than ten years ago, and this revision reasserts Fundamentals of Municipal Bonds as the preeminent text in the field Explores the basics of municipal securities, including the issuers, the primary market, and the secondary market Key areas, such as investing in bonds, credit analysis, interest rates, and regulatory and disclosure requirements, are covered in detail This revised edition includes appendixes, a glossary, and a list of financial products related to applying the fundamentals of municipal bonds An official book of the Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association (SIFMA) With today's financial market in recovery and still highly volatile, investors are looking for a safe and steady way to grow their money without having to invest in stocks. The bond market has always been a safe haven, although confusing new bonds and bond funds make it increasingly difficult for unfamiliar investors to decide on the most suitable fixed income investments.



INVESTING IN MUNICIPAL BONDS How to Balance Risk and Reward for Success in Today s Bond Market

INVESTING IN MUNICIPAL BONDS  How to Balance Risk and Reward for Success in Today   s Bond Market Author Philip Fischer
ISBN-10 9780071809764
Release 2013-02-01
Pages 256
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Maximize profits with the perfect balance between risk and reward Municipal bonds have traditionally given investors a reliable investment while providing state and local governments with an essential tool for funding public infrastructure projects. Now, the threat of municipalities defaulting and dramatic changes to the muni market’s fundamental operations have created an attractive hotbed of opportunity for today’s top institutional investors. Investing in Municipal Bonds is the retail investor’s road map to the lucrative market that is fueling the digital and physical highways of the future. Only Dr. Philip Fischer can offer such a brilliantly practical amalgam of big-picture financial theory and nuts-and-bolts bond calculations. His crystal-clear explanation of the muni market covers every aspect, including the various “personalities” and traits of different types of bonds. His hands-on strategies for earning more from your money will keep this book at your fingertips as you customize a profitable municipal bond portfolio to achieve your financial goals. Political and business leaders as well as financial professionals seek Dr. Fischer’s knowledge and firsthand insights into municipal securities, from day-to-day trading to milestone events like the 2008 financial crisis. Investing in Municipal Bonds shows you how it’s done on Wall Street, providing a wealth of pertinent examples from the real world. You can rely on this powerful guidebook for the know-how and skill set you need to confidently: Invest in fixed-rate and variable-rate bonds, including Variable Rate Demand Obligations (VRDOs) Identify different types of bonds and determine how they will be repaid Execute municipal bond-yield calculations Navigate the derivatives market, including LIBOR interest-rate swaps Weigh the benefits of taxable municipal bonds Research municipal securities using the online database of the Municipal Securities Rule Making Board (MSRB) Bond yields will eventually rebound from these historic lows and bring increased risk. Investing in Municipal Bonds will give you the knowledge you need to adjust your risk and balance profi t for continued success toward your financial goals. Praise for Investing in Municiple Bonds: “In addition to an accessible discussion of this unique market’s financial structures, Fischer provides the historical context for why the market evolved the way it did—and how that history may influence municipal bond investments in an era of slow economic growth and rising costs for retirees.” —MICHAEL STANTON, Publisher, The Bond Buyer “If there were a graduate program in Municipal Finance, Dr. Fischer’s treatise would quickly climb to the top of the syllabus.” —JAMES T. COLBY III, Senior Municipal Strategist/Portfolio Manager, Van Eck Global “Dr. Fischer brings a ‘what you need to know’ approach to the novice and the experienced practitioner alike. He poignantly relates how the very nuanced market structure influences and prices this market. Even with my over 25 years in the business, this book earns a trophy spot on my muni reference shelf.” —JOSEPH CAMPAGNA, Senior Vice President, BayernLB, Financial Institutions & Sovereigns “A well-written, thorough, and meticulous primer to the history, the instruments, and the segments that comprise the municipal bond market.” —PROFESSOR JOHN CHALMERS, Abbott Keller Distinguished Research Scholar, Associate Professor of Finance, Charles H. Lundquist College of Business, University of Oregon “If you would like to learn more about municipal bonds so that you know how to check off each item on the checklist, I highly recommend buying Investing in Municipal Bonds.” —DAVID WARING, LearnBonds



A Visual Analogy Guide to Human Physiology

A Visual Analogy Guide to Human Physiology Author Paul A. Krieger
ISBN-10 9781617312250
Release 2014-01-01
Pages 346
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A Visual Analogy Guide to Human Physiology, 2e by Paul A. Krieger uses visual analogies to assist the student in learning details of human physiology.Ê This two-color book can be used in conjunction with any textbook.Ê Students can label diagrams, create their own drawings or color existing black and white illustrations to better understand the presented material.Ê



Visual Guide to Chart Patterns Enhanced Edition

Visual Guide to Chart Patterns  Enhanced Edition Author Thomas N. Bulkowski
ISBN-10 9781118438497
Release 2012-11-13
Pages 352
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A hands-on enhanced ebook visual guide to spotting potential price movements and improving returns, complete with test-yourself quizzes and video tutorials. Bloomberg Financial Series Visual Guide to Chart Patterns Enhanced Edition is a concise and accessible visual guide to identifying, understanding, and using chart patterns to predict the direction and extent of price moves. Packed with visual learning enhancements and exercises, this innovative book helps savvy investors and professionals alike master the essential skills of chart pattern recognition. Follow along as chart pattern expert Thomas Bulkowski teaches you to recognize important peaks and valleys that form patterns—footprints of the smart money. As an enhanced eBook, Visual Guide to Chart Patterns features a slew of exciting additional features designed to provide a more immersive learning experience. With the Wiley enhanced eBook, you can to test yourself on key concepts through interactive quizzes and exercises, gain a deeper understanding through detailed and captioned color graphics, and learn hands-on through video tutorials. Nearly 200 color charts assist in providing a step-by-step approach to finding those footprints, interpreting them, and following them. Popular patterns such as head-and-shoulders, double tops and bottoms, triangles, gaps, flags, and pennants are just a few of the many patterns explored throughout the book. For the sophisticated trader or investor, the book also provides statistical research to support the claims of pattern behavior, trading signals, and setups, in an easy to understand way. Discusses chart pattern identification guidelines, psychology, variations, failures, and buy and sell signals Covers the most popular and common chart patterns as well as lesser-known ones like throwbacks, pullbacks, and busted patterns Incorporates quizzes, step-by-step exercises, enhanced graphics and video tutorials to immerse the reader in the world of chart patterns Designed for use by investors and traders, from beginners to experts looking for a practical, easy-to-use guide, comprehensive reference, Bloomberg Visual Guide to Chart Patterns provides a sophisticated introduction to the world of chart patterns.



The Fundamentals of Municipal Bonds

The Fundamentals of Municipal Bonds Author Neil O'Hara
ISBN-10 9780470903384
Release 2011-12-06
Pages 297
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The definitive new edition of the most trusted book on municipal bonds As of the end of 1998, municipal bonds, issued by state or local governments to finance public works programs, such as the building of schools, streets, and electrical grids, totaled almost $1.5 trillion in outstanding debt, a number that has only increased over time. The market for these bonds is comprised of many types of professionals?investment bankers, underwriters, traders, analysts, attorneys, rating agencies, brokers, and regulators?who are paid interest and principal according to a fixed schedule. Intended for investment professionals interested in how US municipal bonds work, The Fundamentals of Municipal Bonds, Sixth Edition explains the bond contract and recent changes in this market, providing investors with the information and tools they need to make bonds reliable parts of their portfolios. The market is very different from when the fifth edition was published more than ten years ago, and this revision reasserts Fundamentals of Municipal Bonds as the preeminent text in the field Explores the basics of municipal securities, including the issuers, the primary market, and the secondary market Key areas, such as investing in bonds, credit analysis, interest rates, and regulatory and disclosure requirements, are covered in detail This revised edition includes appendixes, a glossary, and a list of financial products related to applying the fundamentals of municipal bonds An official book of the Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association (SIFMA) With today's financial market in recovery and still highly volatile, investors are looking for a safe and steady way to grow their money without having to invest in stocks. The bond market has always been a safe haven, although confusing new bonds and bond funds make it increasingly difficult for unfamiliar investors to decide on the most suitable fixed income investments.



The Wealth Code 2 0

The Wealth Code 2 0 Author Jason Vanclef
ISBN-10 9781118483367
Release 2013-01-22
Pages 304
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Thoroughly revised and expanded, this trusted resource, from a financial planner and investment strategist, presents a comprehensive, easy-to-understand plan for maximizing investments and building a solid financial foundation for the future.



Debt Markets and Analysis

Debt Markets and Analysis Author R. Stafford Johnson
ISBN-10 9781118235430
Release 2013-03-18
Pages 736
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An accessible guide to the essential elements of debt markets and their analysis Debt Markets and Analysis provides professionals and finance students alike with an exposition on debt that will take them from the basic concepts, strategies, and fundamentals to a more detailed understanding of advanced approaches and models. Strong visual attributes include consistent elements that function as additional learning aids, such as: Key Points, Definitions, Step-by-Step, Do It Yourself, and Bloomberg functionality Offers a solid foundation in understanding the complexities and subtleties involved in the evaluation, selection, and management of debt Provides insights on taking the ideas covered and applying them to real-world investment decisions Engaging and informative, Debt Markets and Analysis provides practical guidance to excelling at this difficult endeavor.



Concise Guide to Hematology

Concise Guide to Hematology Author Alvin H. Schmaier
ISBN-10 9781444345230
Release 2011-09-13
Pages 352
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Concise Guide to Hematology is highly practical, user-friendly, and will be invaluable to all residents, fellows, and trainees working with hematology patients. Designed to highlight the important basic concepts and diseases throughout the spectrum of hematology, the book has a clear and accessible format and includes simple line figures, algorithms, and key points thoughout. Each chapter begins with an overview and then main concepts are outlined for each disorder and topic covered. Edited by two leading figures in the rapidly evolving field of hematology, this attractively-produced and concise book is an essential guide and ready resource for all those undertaking rotations and examinations in the discipline.



Unlocking Financial Data

Unlocking Financial Data Author Justin Pauley
ISBN-10 9781491973202
Release 2017-10-06
Pages 318
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Investors recognize that technology is a powerful tool for obtaining and interpreting financial data that could give them the one thing everyone on Wall Street wants: an edge. Yet, many don’t realize that you don’t need to be a programmer to access behind-the-scenes financial information from Bloomberg, IHS Markit, or other systems found at most banks and investment firms. This practical guide teaches analysts a useful subset of Excel skills that will enable them to access and interpret financial information—without any prior programming experience. This book will show analysts, step-by-step, how to quickly produce professional reports that combine their views with Bloomberg or Markit data including historical financials, comparative analysis, and relative value. For portfolio managers, this book demonstrates how to create professional summary reports that contain a high-level view of a portfolio’s performance, growth, risk-adjusted return, and composition. If you are a programmer, this book also contains a parallel path that covers the same topics using C#. Topics include: Access additional data that isn’t visible on Bloomberg screens Create tables containing corporate data that makes it possible to compare multiple companies, bonds, or loans side-by- side Build one-page analytic (“Tear Sheet”) reports for individual companies that incorporates important financials, custom notes, relative value comparison of the company to its peers, and price trends with research analyst targets Build two-page portfolio summary report that contains a high-level view of the portfolio’s performance, growth, risk-adjusted return, and composition Explore daily prices and facility information for most of the tradable corporate bond and loan market Determine the relationship between two securities (or index) using correlation and regression Compare each security’s performance to a cohort made of up of securities with similar risk and return characteristics Measure portfolio risk-adjusted return by calculating variance, standard deviation, and Sharpe ratio Use Markit data to identify meaningful trends in prices, new issue spreads, and refinancings



Corporate Financial Distress and Bankruptcy

Corporate Financial Distress and Bankruptcy Author Edward I. Altman
ISBN-10 9781118046043
Release 2010-03-11
Pages 368
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A comprehensive look at the enormous growth and evolution of distressed debt, corporate bankruptcy, and credit risk default This Third Edition of the most authoritative finance book on the topic updates and expands its discussion of corporate distress and bankruptcy, as well as the related markets dealing with high-yield and distressed debt, and offers state-of-the-art analysis and research on the costs of bankruptcy, credit default prediction, the post-emergence period performance of bankrupt firms, and more.