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Great Investment Ideas

Great Investment Ideas Author William T Ziemba
ISBN-10 9789813144385
Release 2016-09-08
Pages 296
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Great Investment Ideas is a collection of articles published in the Journal of Portfolio Management from 1993 to 2015. The book contains useful ideas for investment management and trading and discusses the methods, results and evaluation of great investors. It also covers important topics such as the effect of errors in means, variances and co-variances in portfolio selection problems, stock market crashes and stock market anomalies, portfolio theory and practice, evaluation theory, etc. This book is a must-have publication for investors and financial experts, researchers and graduate students in finance.

Calendar Anomalies and Arbitrage

Calendar Anomalies and Arbitrage Author William T Ziemba
ISBN-10 9789814405478
Release 2012-07-25
Pages 608
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This book discusses calendar or seasonal anomalies in worldwide equity markets as well as arbitrage and risk arbitrage. A complete update of US anomalies such as the January turn-of-the year, turn-of-the-month, January barometer, sell in May and go away, holidays, days of the week, options expiry and other effects is given concentrating on the futures markets where these anomalies can be easily applied. Other effects that lend themselves to modified buy and hold cash strategies include the presidential election and factor models based on fundamental anomalies. The ideas have been used successfully by the author in personal and managed accounts and hedge funds. Contents:Introduction — Calendar Anomalies (C S Dzhabarov and W T Ziemba)Playing the Turn-of-the-Year Effect with Index Futures (R Clark and W T Ziemba)Arbitrage Strategies for Cross-Track Betting on Major Horse Races (D B Hausch and W T Ziemba)Locks at the Racetrack (D B Hausch and W T Ziemba)Arbitrage and Risk Arbitrage in Team Jai Alai (D Lane and W T Ziemba)Miscellaneous InsertsRisk Arbitrage in the Nikkei Put Warrant Market of 1989–1990 (J Shaw, E O Thorp and W T Ziemba)Design of Anomalies Funds: Concepts and Experience (D R Capozza and W T Ziemba)Land and Stock Prices in Japan (D Stone and W T Ziemba)The Chicken or the Egg: Land and Stock Prices in Japan (W T Ziemba)Japanese Security Market Regularities: Monthly, Turn-of-the-Month and Year, Holiday and Golden Week Effects (W T Ziemba)Seasonality Effects in Japanese Futures Markets (W T Ziemba)Day of the Week Effects in Japanese Stocks (K Kato, S L Schwartz and W T Ziemba)Comment on “Why a Weekend Effect?” (W T Ziemba)The Turn-of-the-Month Effect in the World's Stock Markets, January 1988 – January 1990 (T Martikainen, J Perttunen and W T Ziemba)The Turn-of-the-Month Effect in the U.S. Stock Index Futures Markets, 1982–1992 (C Hensel, and G A Sick and W T Ziemba)Worldwide Security Market Anomalies (W T Ziemba and C R Hensel)Worldwide Security Market Regularities (W T Ziemba)Cointegration Analysis of the Fed Model (M Koivu, T Pennanen and W T Ziemba)The Predictive Ability of the Bond-Stock Earnings Yield Differential Model (K Berge, G Consigli and W T Ziemba)Efficiency of Racing, Sports, and Lottery Betting Markets (W T Ziemba)The Favorite-Longshot Bias in S&P500 and FTSE 100 Index Futures Options: The Return to Bets and the Cost of Insurance (R G Tompkins, W T Ziemba and S D Hodges)The Dosage Breeding Theory for Horse Racing Predictions (M Gramm and W T Ziemba)An Application of Expert Information to Win Betting on the Kentucky Derby, 1981–2005 (R S Bain, D B Hausch and W T Ziemba) Readership: Students, researchers and professionals who are interested in stock market investment and futures trading strategies. Keywords:Calendar Anomalies;Arbitrage;Stock Prices;Stock Returns;US Stock Market;Futures Markets;Betting;Trading Strategies;Sports Market;Lottery Market;Capital Growth Theory;Semi-Strong Market Efficiency;Speculative Investments;Index Futures;Factor Models Based on Fundamental Anomalies;Worldwide Stock Market StrategiesReviews: “For several decades William T. Ziemba has focused on documenting, explaining, and trading on, calendar-based and other anomalies. This collection contains not only the original papers, but updates that examine whether the patterns persist.” Jay R Ritter Professor of Finance University of Florida “A question I am frequently asked is whether stock market regularities persist into the future. My answer is always the same. If you think an anomaly looks interesting, don't invest a penny until you have read what William T Ziemba has to say about it. He is the master of research on anomaly strategies.” Elroy Dimson Professor Emeritus London Business School “Research on return anomalies touches upon central topics in financial economics: Are markets informationally efficient? Are smart arbitrageurs able to correct mispricing swiftly, or at all? Are patterns of predictability in securities markets the consequences of risk premia, psychological bias, or mere ex post data-mining? To address these questions it is valuable to have an extensive inventory of careful studies of different kinds of markets, assets, countries, frequencies, institutional settings, and time periods. As such, this volume is a valuable source of ideas and stylized facts for the building of new theoretical insight.” David Hirshleifer Professor of Finance UC Irvine “Can you beat the market by using historical patterns in financial data? Here is the latest and most comprehensive treatment of these anomalies by a leading theorist and practitioner—what paid, what is working, and what might be profitable in the future.” Edward O Thorp Edward O Thorp & Associates Author of “Beat the Dealer” and “Beat the Market” “This lively retrospective takes readers on an informative anomalies tour, featuring both breadth and depth, across Japan, Europe, and the US in markets for equities, fixed income securities, land, and horse race betting.” Hersh Shefrin Professor of Finance Santa Clara University

The Kelly Capital Growth Investment Criterion

The Kelly Capital Growth Investment Criterion Author Edward O Thorp
ISBN-10 9789814465816
Release 2011-02-10
Pages 884
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This volume provides the definitive treatment of fortune's formula or the Kelly capital growth criterion as it is often called. The strategy is to maximize long run wealth of the investor by maximizing the period by period expected utility of wealth with a logarithmic utility function. Mathematical theorems show that only the log utility function maximizes asymptotic long run wealth and minimizes the expected time to arbitrary large goals. In general, the strategy is risky in the short term but as the number of bets increase, the Kelly bettor's wealth tends to be much larger than those with essentially different strategies. So most of the time, the Kelly bettor will have much more wealth than these other bettors but the Kelly strategy can lead to considerable losses a small percent of the time. There are ways to reduce this risk at the cost of lower expected final wealth using fractional Kelly strategies that blend the Kelly suggested wager with cash. The various classic reprinted papers and the new ones written specifically for this volume cover various aspects of the theory and practice of dynamic investing. Good and bad properties are discussed, as are fixed-mix and volatility induced growth strategies. The relationships with utility theory and the use of these ideas by great investors are featured.Contents: "The Early Ideas and Contributions: "Introduction to the Early Ideas and ContributionsExposition of a New Theory on the Measurement of Risk (translated by Louise Sommer) "(D Bernoulli)"A New Interpretation of Information Rate "(J R Kelly, Jr)"Criteria for Choice among Risky Ventures "(H A Latan‚)"Optimal Gambling Systems for Favorable Games "(L Breiman)"Optimal Gambling Systems for Favorable Games "(E O Thorp)"Portfolio Choice and the Kelly Criterion "(E O Thorp)"Optimal Investment and Consumption Strategies under Risk for a Class of Utility Functions "(N H Hakansson)"On Optimal Myopic Portfolio Policies, with and without Serial Correlation of Yields "(N H Hakansson)"Evidence on the ?Growth-Optimum-Model? "(R Roll)""Classic Papers and Theories: "Introduction to the Classic Papers and TheoriesCompetitive Optimality of Logarithmic Investment "(R M Bell and T M Cover)"A Bound on the Financial Value of Information "(A R Barron and T M Cover)"Asymptotic Optimality and Asymptotic Equipartition Properties of Log-Optimum Investment "(P H Algoet and T M Cover)"Universal Portfolios "(T M Cover)"The Cost of Achieving the Best Portfolio in Hindsight "(E Ordentlich and T M Cover)"Optimal Strategies for Repeated Games "(M Finkelstein and R Whitley)"The Effect of Errors in Means, Variances and Co-Variances on Optimal Portfolio Choice "(V K Chopra and W T Ziemba)"Time to Wealth Goals in Capital Accumulation "(L C MacLean, W T Ziemba, and Y Li)"Survival and Evolutionary Stability of Rule the Kelly "(I V Evstigneev, T Hens, and K R Schenk-Hopp‚)"Application of the Kelly Criterion to Ornstein-Uhlenbeck Processes "(Y Lv and B K Meister)""The Relationship of Kelly Optimization to Asset Allocation: "Introduction to the Relationship of Kelly Optimization to Asset AllocationSurvival and Growth with a Liability: Optimal Portfolio Strategies in Continuous Time "(S Browne)"Growth versus Security in Dynamic Investment Analysis "(L C MacLean, W T Ziemba, and G Blazenko)"Capital Growth with Security "(L C MacLean, R Sanegre, Y Zhao, and W T Ziemba)"

Investing in the Modern Age

Investing in the Modern Age Author Rachel Ziemba
ISBN-10 9789814504751
Release 2013
Pages 563
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This book discusses many key topics in investment and risk management, the global economic situation and the shift in global investment strategies. It was largely written during the period of 2007-12, one of the most tumultuous times in global financial markets which called into question not only tenets of economic forecasting and also asset allocation and return strategies. It contains studies of how investors lose money in derivative markets, examples of those who did not and how these disasters could have been prevented. The authors draw some conclusions on the impact of the structural shifts currently underway in the global economy as well as how cyclical trends will affect these industries, the globe and key sectors. The authors zoom in on key growth areas, including emerging markets, their interlinkages and financial trends. The book also covers risk arbitrage and mean reversion strategies in financial and sports betting markets, plus incentives, volatility aspects, risk taking and investments strategies used by hedge funds and university endowments. Topics such as stock market crash predictions, asset liability planning models, various players in financial markets and the evaluation of the greatest investors are also discussed. The book presents tools and case studies of real applications for analyzing a wide variety of investment returns and better assessing the risks which many investors have preferred to ignore in the search of returns. Many security market regularities or anomalies are discussed including political party and January effects as is the process of building scenarios and using Kelly and fractional Kelly strategies to optimize returns.

The Adventures Of A Modern Renaissance Academic In Investing And Gambling

The Adventures Of A Modern Renaissance Academic In Investing And Gambling Author Ziemba William T
ISBN-10 9789813148536
Release 2017-08-23
Pages 484
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The Adventures Of A Modern Renaissance Academic In Investing And Gambling has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from The Adventures Of A Modern Renaissance Academic In Investing And Gambling also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full The Adventures Of A Modern Renaissance Academic In Investing And Gambling book for free.

Scenarios for Risk Management and Global Investment Strategies

Scenarios for Risk Management and Global Investment Strategies Author Rachel E. S. Ziemba
ISBN-10 0470518383
Release 2008-07-31
Pages 334
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This book discusses scenarios for risk management and developing global investment strategies. What are the chances that various future events will occur over time and how should these events and probable occurrence influence investment decisions? Assessing all possible outcomes is fundamental to risk management, financial engineering and investment and hedge fund strategies. A careful consideration of future scenarios will lead to better investment decisions and avoid financial disasters. The book presents tools and case studies around the world for analyzing a wide variety of investment strategies, building scenarios to optimize returns.

Euro Bonds

Euro Bonds Author Marida Bertocchi
ISBN-10 9789814440172
Release 2013-09-24
Pages 288
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Euro Bonds: Markets, Infrastructure and Trends presents the most recent developments in the Euro bond market. It discusses the problems of the Euro countries, the proposed solutions advocated by European as well as international institutions and investors. Particular emphasis is given to systemic risk and contagion as well as to specific innovative instruments such as structured financial products which protect various classes of investors. This self-contained title provides an organized and comprehensive overview of the current financial situation in Europe and accords the reader the opportunity to understand fully what is happening in the Euro financial market today, as well as some of the possible exit strategies from the crisis. It may be used as an advanced textbook by postgraduate students as well as ambitious undergraduates in finance and economics. It is also useful for non-experts in finance who wish to have an overview of problems in the Euro zone. Contents:The Bond Market in EuropeThe Market InfrastructureGovernment Bond MarketsThe Corporate Bond MarketCredit Rating AgenciesSecuritization MarketMarket Bond ProductsCredit Derivatives Market Readership: Financial analysts, finance academics and business professionals with interest in the Euro zone financial markets, as well as post-crisis trends and developments. Keywords:Euro Bonds;Systemic and Contagion Risk;Fixed-Income Instruments;Structured Financial Products;Stability Bonds;Bond Market Infrastructure;Credit Rating Agencies;Securitization Market;Market Bond Products;Credit Derivatives MarketKey Features:Provides current and detailed explanations on the topicPresents comprehensive examples to provide background for further research and understanding of this topic in relation to the existing literature on bondsReviews: “Euro Bonds: Markets, Infrastructure and Trends provides an outstanding and up-to-date guide to the Euro bonds markets. Detailed and well-documented, it presents a broad range of well-chosen topics in a precise and yet accessible style. It is an excellent choice for anyone seeking insight into the bond markets across the Eurozone and a valuable contribution to the study of these important markets.” Nico van der Wijst Professor of Finance Norwegian University of Science and Technology “Euro bonds mean different things to different people. The authors provide a well-researched and well-written comprehensive view of a vast and fast growing area of investment products, financial markets and debt financing instruments. Their narrative comes complete with a wealth of nicely-presented data. The book is a must-read for those studying European markets and the economy and an invaluable reference for those immersed in it, be they policymakers, investors or academic researchers. A big question mark hangs over the future of this book: Will it become the standard reference it deservers? Or will it be consigned soon to a footnote on the history of the Eurozone? The answer is in the hands of Eurozone leaders. Will they decisively address the structural problems of the common currency or will they continue with piecemeal solutions to every new crisis? For the sake of the authors — and of the people of Europe, of course — I hope for the former. The book itself offers some valuable guidance.” Stavros A Zenios Professor of Finance and Management Science, University of Cyprus and Senior Fellow, the Wharton Financial Institutions Center, USA “The recent Global Financial Crisis of 2007–09 has highlighted the critical role of corporate bonds, government bonds and sovereign debt, the role of credit rating agencies, securitization, and credit default swaps. This is a truly remarkable book that addresses all these issues with reference to the European bond markets. The book is a masterful creation of internationally recognized scholars and offers generous instruction and valuable insights; it is destined to become a classic in its field.” Tassos Malliaris Walter F Mullady Professor of Economics and Finance The Quinlan School of Business, Loyola University Chicago

Renewable Energy Finance

Renewable Energy Finance Author Charles W Donovan
ISBN-10 9781783267781
Release 2015-06-23
Pages 368
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The future of clean energy is no longer about science and technology; it's all about access to finance. The fossil fuel industry has been subsidized for decades with tax breaks and government backing, while renewables have struggled to compete. But now clean energy is the safe bet for investors, as is argued in Renewable Energy Finance: Powering the Future, edited by Dr Charles Donovan, Principal Teaching Fellow at Imperial College Business School. With a Foreword writer Lord Brown and contributions from some of the world's leading experts in energy finance, this timely book documents how investors are spending over US$250 billion each year on new renewable energy projects and positioning themselves in a global investment market that will continue to expand at double-digit growth rates until 2020. It documents first-hand experiences of the challenges of balancing risk and return amid volatile market conditions and rapid shifts in government policy. Renewable Energy Finance provides an insider's perspective on renewable energy transactions, and insight into how countries like the US, India and China are responding to the global energy challenge. Drawing together contributions from senior executives and leading academics, Renewable Energy Finance serves an audience of readers craving intelligent, practical perspectives on the future of clean energy investment. Contents:Section I:Introduction to Renewable Energy Finance (Charles Donovan)The Clean Energy Imperative (Jim Skea)How Much Renewable Energy Will the Global Economy Need? (Guy Turner)Investor-Specific Cost of Capital and Renewable Energy Investment Decisions (Thorsten Helms, Sarah Salm & Rolf Wüstenhagen)Section II:Markets, Governments and Renewable Electricity (Richard Green)The Impact of Government Policies on Renewable Energy Investment (Gireesh Shrimali)Mobilizing Private Sector Capital in Developing Countries (Alexandre Chavarot & Matthew Konieczny)Renewable Energy Finance in China (Philip Andrews-Speed & Sufang Zhang)Measuring the Carbon Delta of Investment Performance (Celine McInerney & Derek Bunn)Section III:The Growing Role for Private Equity (Brian Potskowski & Chris Hunt)Project Finance and the Supply of Credit from Commercial Banks (Alejandro Ciruelos Alonso)The Untapped Potential of Institutional Investors (David Nelson)The Spectacular Growth of Solar PV Leasing (Bruce Usher & Albert Gore)Crowdfunding: Ready for the Big Leagues? (Karl Harder & Sam Friggens) Readership: Advance economics undergraduates and postgraduates undertaking modules in Environmental and Energy economics. Finance students undertaking Energy Finance modules. Researchers and interested financial professionals looking for a reference volume on clean energy investing. Keywords:Renewable Energy;Clean Energy Finance;Solar Energy Financing

Stock Markets and Corporate Finance

Stock Markets and Corporate Finance Author
ISBN-10 9781786343284
Release 2017-08-11
Pages 528
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This book examines the nature of the stock market and its implications for corporate management. It provides an introduction to core issues in finance and differs from traditional textbooks in its recognition that "finance is not physics" — in the sense that how markets behave today is not necessarily how they will behave tomorrow. Nevertheless, a certain level of "physics" can be recognized as underpinning the development of stock market valuations and corporate financial decision-making. In short, the objective of the text is to instill insight in regards to the functioning of markets and corporate behavior, as opposed to algebraic derivations from unrealistic assumptions. Rather than subscribe unthinkingly to an "efficient market hypothesis", at each stage of the development of the text's conceptual framework, we also recognize the reality of market "sentiment" and the fundamental uncertainty that managers face in their decisions. Based around a teaching programme with worked questions and solutions, Stock Markets and Corporate Finance is the perfect accompaniment for MBA, undergraduate and graduate students looking for a critical textbook on the nature of the financial sector and corporate finance.

Just One Thing

Just One Thing Author John Mauldin
ISBN-10 9781118161043
Release 2011-09-09
Pages 272
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In Just One Thing, author John Mauldin offers an incomparable shortcut to prosperity: the personal guidance of an outstanding group of recognized financial experts, each offering the single most useful piece of advice garnered from years of investing. Conversational rather than technical in tone, each contributor’s personal principle for success is illustrated with entertaining and illuminating real-life stories.

Strategic Analysis Of Financial Markets The In 2 Volumes

Strategic Analysis Of Financial Markets  The  In 2 Volumes Author Moffitt Steven D
ISBN-10 9789813143777
Release 2017-03-24
Pages 1120
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Volume 1 of "The Strategic Analysis of Financial Markets," — Framework, is premised on the belief that markets can be understood only by dropping the assumptions of rationality and efficient markets in their extreme forms, and showing that markets still have an inherent order and inherent logic. But that order results primarily from the "predictable irrationality" of investors, as well as from people's uncoordinated attempts to profit. The market patterns that result do not rely on rationality or efficiency. A framework is developed for understanding financial markets using a combination of psychology, statistics, game and gambling analysis, market history and the author's experience. It expresses analytically how professional investors and traders think about markets — as games in which other participants employ inferior, partially predictable strategies. Those strategies' interactions can be toxic and lead to booms, bubbles, busts and crashes, or can be less dramatic, leading to various patterns that are mistakenly called "market inefficiencies" and "stylized facts." A logical case is constructed, starting from two foundations, the psychology of human decision making and the "Fundamental Laws of Gambling." Applying the Fundamental Laws to trading leads to the idea of "gambling rationality" (grationality), replacing the efficient market's concept of "rationality." By classifying things that are likely to have semi-predictable price impacts (price "distorters"), one can identify, explore through data analysis, and create winning trading ideas and systems. A structured way of doing all this is proposed: the six-step "Strategic Analysis of Market Method." Examples are given in this and Volume 2. Volume 2 of "The Strategic Analysis of Financial Markets" — Trading System Analytics, continues the development of Volume 1 by introducing tools and techniques for developing trading systems and by illustrating them using real markets. The difference between these two Volumes and the rest of the literature is its rigor. It describes trading as a form of gambling that when properly executed, is quite logical, and is well known to professional gamblers and analytical traders. But even those elites might be surprised at the extent to which quantitative methods have been justified and applied, including a life cycle theory of trading systems. Apart from a few sections that develop background material, Volume 2 creates from scratch a trading system for Eurodollar futures using principles of the Strategic Analysis of Markets Method (SAMM), a principled, step-by-step approach to developing profitable trading systems. It has an entire Chapter on mechanical methods for testing and improvement of trading systems, which transcends the rather unstructured and unsatisfactory "backtesting" literature. It presents a breakout trend following system developed using factor models. It also presents a specific pairs trading system, and discusses its life cycle from an early, highly profitable period to its eventual demise. Recent developments in momentum trading and suggestions on improvements are also discussed.

Stock Market Crashes Predictable And Unpredictable And What To Do About Them

Stock Market Crashes  Predictable And Unpredictable And What To Do About Them Author Ziemba William T
ISBN-10 9789813223868
Release 2017-08-30
Pages 308
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This book presents studies of stock market crashes big and small that occur from bubbles bursting or other reasons. By a bubble we mean that prices are rising just because they are rising and that prices exceed fundamental values. A bubble can be a large rise in prices followed by a steep fall. The focus is on determining if a bubble actually exists, on models to predict stock market declines in bubble-like markets and exit strategies from these bubble-like markets. We list historical great bubbles of various markets over hundreds of years. We present four models that have been successful in predicting large stock market declines of ten percent plus that average about minus twenty-five percent. The bond stock earnings yield difference model was based on the 1987 US crash where the S&P 500 futures fell 29% in one day. The model is based on earnings yields relative to interest rates. When interest rates become too high relative to earnings, there almost always is a decline in four to twelve months. The initial out of sample test was on the Japanese stock market from 1948-88. There all twelve danger signals produced correct decline signals. But there were eight other ten percent plus declines that occurred for other reasons. Then the model called the 1990 Japan huge -56% decline. We show various later applications of the model to US stock declines such as in 2000 and 2007 and to the Chinese stock market. We also compare the model with high price earnings decline predictions over a sixty year period in the US. We show that over twenty year periods that have high returns they all start with low price earnings ratios and end with high ratios. High price earnings models have predictive value and the BSEYD models predict even better. Other large decline prediction models are call option prices exceeding put prices, Warren Buffett's value of the stock market to the value of the economy adjusted using BSEYD ideas and the value of Sotheby's stock. Investors expect more declines than actually occur. We present research on the positive effects of FOMC meetings and small cap dominance with Democratic Presidents. Marty Zweig was a wall street legend while he was alive. We discuss his methods for stock market predictability using momentum and FED actions. These helped him become the leading analyst and we show that his ideas still give useful predictions in 2016-2017. We study small declines in the five to fifteen percent range that are either not expected or are expected but when is not clear. For these we present methods to deal with these situations. The last four January-February 2016, Brexit, Trump and French elections are analzyed using simple volatility-S&P 500 graphs. Another very important issue is can you exit bubble-like markets at favorable prices. We use a stopping rule model that gives very good exit results. This is applied successfully to Apple computer stock in 2012, the Nasdaq 100 in 2000, the Japanese stock and golf course membership prices, the US stock market in 1929 and 1987 and other markets. We also show how to incorporate predictive models into stochastic investment models. Contents: IntroductionDiscovery of the Bond–Stock Earnings Yield Differential ModelPrediction of the 2007–2009 Stock Market Crashes in the US, China and IcelandThe High Price–Earnings Stock Market Danger Approach of Campbell and Shiller versus the BSEYD ModelOther Prediction Models for the Big Crashes Averaging –25%Effect of Fed Meetings and Small-Cap DominanceUsing Zweig's Monetary and Momentum Models in the Modern EraAnalysis and Possible Prediction of Declines in the –5% to –15% RangeA Stopping Rule Model for Exiting Bubble-like Markets with ApplicationsA Simple Procedure to Incorporate Predictive Models in Stochastic Investment Models

Dean LeBaron s Treasury of Investment Wisdom

Dean LeBaron s Treasury of Investment Wisdom Author Dean LeBaron
ISBN-10 9780471233428
Release 2002-10-22
Pages 320
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Dean LeBaron's Treasury of Investment Wisdom Today, investors are faced with an information overload when it comes to investment opportunities. It's hard to find straight answers on which investment vehicles are the best, which ones will last, and what opportunities truly suit your needs. Dean LeBaron's Treasury of Investment Wisdom easily answers all these questions for you. This comprehensive guide to the world's greatest investment ideas and thinkers gives you everything you need to understand today's complex and exciting investment landscape. "There have been other books on investment gurus, but none as complete nor as entertaining as this one. Dean LeBaron has produced an enlightening, thorough, and thought-provoking compendium of the thinking of many of the nation's investment professionals. It covers all the major investment styles and vehicles, from active portfolio management to venture capital, and offers theoretical insights into everything from behavioral finance to market efficiency, providing point and counterpoint. It's a must read." -Michael J. Clowes, editorial director, Pensions & Investments and Investment News and author of The Money Flood: How Pension Funds Revolutionized Investing Filled with commentaries and opinions on a wide range of must-know investment issues, Dean LeBaron's Treasury of Investment Wisdom is your guide to a profitable investing future. Take your investment knowledge to the next level with one-of-a-kind insights that have made the best investors in the world what they are today.

Handbook of the Economics of Wine

Handbook of the Economics of Wine Author Orley Ashenfelter
ISBN-10 9814740578
Release 2018-03
Pages 1048
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Volume 1. Prices, finance, and expert opinion -- Volume 2. Reputation, regulation, and market organization

Financial Valuation and Econometrics

Financial Valuation and Econometrics Author Kian Guan Lim
ISBN-10 9789814644037
Release 2015-04-15
Pages 604
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This book is an introduction to financial valuation and financial data analyses using econometric methods. It is intended for advanced finance undergraduates and graduates. Most chapters in the book would contain one or more finance application examples where finance concepts, and sometimes theory, are taught. This book is a modest attempt to bring together several important domains in financial valuation theory, in econometrics modelling, and in the empirical analyses of financial data. These domains are highly intertwined and should be properly understood in order to correctly and effectively harness the power of data and statistical or econometrics methods for investment and financial decision-making. The contribution in this book, and at the same time, its novelty, is in employing materials in basic econometrics, particularly linear regression analyses, and weaving into it threads of foundational finance theory, concepts, ideas, and models. It provides a clear pedagogical approach to allow very effective learning by a finance student who wants to be well equipped in both theory and ability to research the data. This is a handy book for finance professionals doing research to easily access the key techniques in data analyses using regression methods. Students learn all 3 skills at once — finance, econometrics, and data analyses. It provides for very solid and useful learning for advanced undergraduate and graduate students who wish to work in financial analyses, risk analyses, and financial research areas.

Global Corporate Finance

Global Corporate Finance Author Suk H. Kim
ISBN-10 9781405152242
Release 2009-02-09
Pages 544
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Global Corporate Finance, sixth edition provides students with the practical skills needed to understand global financial problems and techniques. Retains the user-friendly format of previous editions while offering expanded material on corporate finance and governance, international markets, global financial dynamics and strategies, and risk management techniques Each chapter begins with a real-world case study to be explained by theories and research findings presented throughout the chapter End-of-chapter mini-cases further reinforce students’ understanding of the material covered This edition is supported by a comprehensive Study Guide and an Instructor's Manual, available at

Investing Psychology Website

Investing Psychology    Website Author Tim Richards
ISBN-10 9781118722190
Release 2014-04-21
Pages 240
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Discover how to remove behavioral bias from your investment decisions For many financial professionals and individual investors, behavioral bias is the largest single factor behind poor investment decisions. The same instincts that our brains employ to keep us alive all too often work against us in the world of finance and investments. Investing Psychology + Website explores several different types of behavioral bias, which pulls back the curtain on any illusions you have about yourself and your investing abilities. This practical investment guide explains that conventional financial wisdom is often nothing more than myth, and provides a detailed roadmap for overcoming behavioral bias. Offers an overview of how our brain perceives realities of the financial world at large and how human nature impacts even our most basic financial decisions Explores several different types of behavioral bias, which pulls back the curtain on any illusions you have about yourself and your investing abilities Provides real-world advice, including: Don't compete with institutions, always track your results, and don't trade when you're emotional, tired, or hungry Investing Psychology is a unique book that shows readers how to dig deeper and persistently question everything in the financial world around them, including the incorrect investment decisions that human nature all too often compels us to make.