Filter
(found 19340 products)
Book cover image
New York Times bestseller! A 12-Month Plan to Financial Freedom A terrifically informative and thoughtful book. - Gretchen Rubin, bestselling author of The Happiness Project and The Four Tendencies In this essential handbook-a blend of Rich Dad, Poor Dad and The Happiness Project-the co-host of the wildly popular InvestED podcast ...
Invested: How Warren Buffett and Charlie Munger Taught Me to Master My Mind, My Emotions, and My Money (with a Little Help from My Dad)
New York Times bestseller! A 12-Month Plan to Financial Freedom A terrifically informative and thoughtful book. - Gretchen Rubin, bestselling author of The Happiness Project and The Four Tendencies In this essential handbook-a blend of Rich Dad, Poor Dad and The Happiness Project-the co-host of the wildly popular InvestED podcast shares her yearlong journey learning to invest, as taught to her by her father, investor and bestselling author Phil Town. Growing up, the words finance, savings, and portfolio made Danielle Town's eyes glaze over, and the thought of stocks and financial statements shut down her brain. The daughter of a successful investor and bestselling financial author of Rule #1, Phil Town, she spent most of her adult life avoiding investing-until she realized that her time-consuming career as lawyer was making her feel anything but in control of her life or her money. Determined to regain her freedom, vote for her values with her money, and deal with her fear of the unpredictable stock market, she turned to her father, Phil, to help her take charge of her life and her future through Warren Buffett-style value investing. Over the course of a year, Danielle went from avoiding everything to do with the financial industrial complex to knowing exactly how and when to invest in wonderful companies. In Invested, Danielle shows you how to do the same: how to take command of your own life and finances by choosing companies with missions that match your values, using the same gold standard strategies that have catapulted Warren Buffet and Charlie Munger to the top of the Forbes 400. Avoiding complex math and obsolete financial models, she turns her father's investing knowledge into twelve easy-to understand lessons. In each chapter, Danielle examines the investment strategies she mastered as her increasing know-how deepens the trust between her and her father. Throughout, she streamlines the process of making wise financial decisions and shows you just how easy-and profitable-investing can be. Capturing a warm, charming, and down-to-earth give and take between a headstrong daughter and her mostly patient dad, Invested makes the complex world of investing simple, straightforward, and approachable, and will help you formulate your own investment plan-and foster the confidence to put it into action.
https://magrudy-assets.storage.googleapis.com/9780062672650.jpg
26.25 USD

Invested: How Warren Buffett and Charlie Munger Taught Me to Master My Mind, My Emotions, and My Money (with a Little Help from My Dad)

by Phil Town, Danielle Town
Hardback
Book cover image
Take control of your personal finances with this concise, timely and indispensable guide, from acclaimed money expert Laura Whateley. Ten years on from the financial crash, and we are still bad with money.We press `cash only' at ATMs, and accept that we'll be paying back our student loans with our ...
Money: A User's Guide
Take control of your personal finances with this concise, timely and indispensable guide, from acclaimed money expert Laura Whateley. Ten years on from the financial crash, and we are still bad with money.We press `cash only' at ATMs, and accept that we'll be paying back our student loans with our pension savings. Money: A User's Guide cuts through all the panic of personal finances. It will teach you how to get a great credit score, how to save hundreds on bills, and offer practical advice on every difficult conversation you've been avoiding including: * Housing (for renters and buyers) * Student Loans * Pensions * Paying off debt * Stocks and shares * Ethical investments * Money and Mental health * Money and Love This essential book will give you the confidence and clarity to take back control of your bank account, enabling you to thrive in all areas of your life.
https://magrudy-assets.storage.googleapis.com/9780008308315.jpg
13.64 USD

Money: A User's Guide

by Laura Whateley
Paperback / softback
Book cover image
Learn from a master of quantitative finance the rules that made him a success. The UnRules presents the dynamic rules for success in the age of exponential information. Written by Igor Tulchinsky, the trader behind global hedge fund firm WorldQuant, this book is more than just another Big Data guide ...
The Unrules: Man, Machines and the Quest to Master Markets
Learn from a master of quantitative finance the rules that made him a success. The UnRules presents the dynamic rules for success in the age of exponential information. Written by Igor Tulchinsky, the trader behind global hedge fund firm WorldQuant, this book is more than just another Big Data guide for financial wonks it's a prescriptive, inspirational book for everyone navigating the tidal waves of the information age. Data is everywhere, coming at us in a never-ceasing, ever-rising river that threatens to overwhelm us. Tulchinsky shows us, however, how natural patterns underlie that data patterns that may dictate life or death, success or failure. The marriage of man and machines has allowed scientists to explore increasingly complex worlds, to predict outcomes and eventualities. This book demonstrates how to exercise real intelligence by discerning the patterns that surround us every day and how to leverage this information into success in the workplace and beyond. Beneath this story is Tulchinsky's description of how advances in mathematics and science have shaped the use of data and automation to pry open complex systems like the financial markets. Tulchinsky describes how he built WorldQuant into a global trading colossus from scratch, amassing millions of 'alphas,' computer algorithms that describe market relationships, and seeking talent from around the world to contribute their own ideas for new alphas. A key part of The UnRules is Tulchinsky's personal story. As a child, he fled with his parents from the Soviet Union in the 1970s and landed in New York, mastering American life, computer science and quantitative finance on his way to founding WorldQuant. Along the way, he developed a series of personal rules guidelines to success anchored by a paradoxical central UnRule: None of these rules is infallible. Life is risk. * Establish only concrete, quantifiable goals. * Think big it's easier. * Take aggressive risks but manage your losses. If it's scary, run. * Obstacles are information. * Ideas are infinite. For anyone, anywhere trying to make sense of our times, The UnRules offers perspective, context and deeply insightful strategies for navigating the future.
https://magrudy-assets.storage.googleapis.com/9781119372103.jpg
20.46 USD

The Unrules: Man, Machines and the Quest to Master Markets

by Igor Tulchinsky
Hardback
Book cover image
Using a unique, visual approach, Nathalie Spencer uncovers the science behind how we think about, use and manage money to guide you to a wiser and more enjoyable relationship with your finances. From examining how cashless transactions affect our spending and decoding the principles of why a bargain draws you ...
Good Money: Understand your choices. Boost your financial wellbeing.: 20 thought-provoking lessons
Using a unique, visual approach, Nathalie Spencer uncovers the science behind how we think about, use and manage money to guide you to a wiser and more enjoyable relationship with your finances. From examining how cashless transactions affect our spending and decoding the principles of why a bargain draws you in, through to exposing what it really means to be an effective forecaster, Good Money reveals how you can be motivated to be better with money and provides you with essential tools to boost your financial well-being. At BUILD+BECOME we believe in building knowledge that helps you navigate your world. Our books help you make sense of the changing world around you by taking you from concept to real-life application through 20 accessible lessons designed to make you think. Create your library of knowledge. Find out about other BUILD+BECOME titles at the BUILD+BECOME Amazon store, and follow us at buildbecome.com @buildbecome
https://magrudy-assets.storage.googleapis.com/9781781317570.jpg
22.17 USD

Good Money: Understand your choices. Boost your financial wellbeing.: 20 thought-provoking lessons

by Nathalie Spencer
Hardback
Book cover image
The need-to-know essentials of investing This book explains the conceptual foundations of investing to improve investor performance. There are a host of investment mistakes that can be avoided by such an understanding. One example involves the trade-off between risk and return. The trade-off seems to imply that if you bear ...
The Conceptual Foundations of Investing: A Short Book of Need-to-Know Essentials
The need-to-know essentials of investing This book explains the conceptual foundations of investing to improve investor performance. There are a host of investment mistakes that can be avoided by such an understanding. One example involves the trade-off between risk and return. The trade-off seems to imply that if you bear more risk you will have higher long-run average returns. That conclusion is false. It is possible to bear a great deal of risk and get no benefit in terms of higher average return. Understanding the conceptual foundations of finance makes it clear why this is so and, thereby, helps an investor avoid bearing uncompensated risks. Another choice every investor has to make is between active versus passive investing. Making that choice wisely requires understanding the conceptual foundations of investing. - Instructs investors willing to take the time to learn all of the concepts in layman's terms - Teaches concepts without overwhelming readers with math - Helps you strengthen your portfolio - Shows you the fundamental concepts of active investing The Conceptual Foundations of Investing is ultimately for investors looking to understand the science behind successful investing.
https://magrudy-assets.storage.googleapis.com/9781119516293.jpg
46.05 USD

The Conceptual Foundations of Investing: A Short Book of Need-to-Know Essentials

by Andrew Cornell, Shaun Cornell, Bradford Cornell
Hardback
Book cover image
Delving into the world of big money has all the excitement of being a war correspondent with only two-thirds of the danger. In None of My Business, P.J. O'Rourke takes forty-five years of experience making fun of terrible things in some of the world's most awful places and applies it ...
None of My Business: P.J. Explains Money, Banking, Debt, Equity, Assets, Liabilities and Why He's Not Rich and Neither Are You
Delving into the world of big money has all the excitement of being a war correspondent with only two-thirds of the danger. In None of My Business, P.J. O'Rourke takes forty-five years of experience making fun of terrible things in some of the world's most awful places and applies it to a place that's even worse-Wall Street. Want to get rich overnight for free in three easy steps with no risk? Then don't buy this book. (Actually, if you believe there's a book that can do that, you shouldn't buy any books because you probably can't read.) P.J.'s approach to business, investment, finance, and innovation is different. He takes the risks for you in his chapter How I Learned Economics by Watching People Try to Kill Each Other, detailing the economic lessons he learned while reporting in some of the most turbulent combat zones across the world. P.J. has his eye on the present as well as the past. He explores the world of high tech innovation with a chapter on the Internet, which poses the question, whose idea was it to put every idiot in the world in touch with every other idiot? P.J. is baffled by bitcoin, which seems to him like a weird scam invented by strange geeks with weaponized slide rules in the high school Evil Math Club. And he writes a fanciful short story about the morning he wakes up to find that all the world's goods and services are free-with disastrous (and hilarious) results for the rule of law and the harmony of society. This is P.J. at his finest, a book that reminds us that when everything around us is Liar's Poker, all we can do is fold-with laughter.
https://magrudy-assets.storage.googleapis.com/9781611856262.jpg
28.99 USD

None of My Business: P.J. Explains Money, Banking, Debt, Equity, Assets, Liabilities and Why He's Not Rich and Neither Are You

by P. J. O'Rourke
Hardback
Book cover image
A comprehensive and fully up-to-date introductory textbook to Islamic finance and banking Islamic finance and banking is being used increasingly globally -- especially in the regions of Middle East and North Africa, South East and South Asia. To cater to the need of trained Islamic finance staff, a large number ...
Fundamentals of Islamic Finance and Banking
A comprehensive and fully up-to-date introductory textbook to Islamic finance and banking Islamic finance and banking is being used increasingly globally -- especially in the regions of Middle East and North Africa, South East and South Asia. To cater to the need of trained Islamic finance staff, a large number of Educational institutions are beginning to offer courses, majors and minors in Islamic finance and banking. The major challenge faced by these institutions are suitable textbooks for both undergrad and post-grad levels and especially with the relevant instructor resources (PPTs, test bank, practice activities and answer keys). Luckily, Fundamentals of Islamic Finance and Banking is here to cover the most important topics related to Islamic finance and banking (IF&B) that are relevant for students of business, finance and banking. Offers an historical background of Islamic finance Covers the principles of Sharia Law as pertinent to finance and banking Provides in-depth discussion of the six key Islamic banking products: Murabaha, Mudaraba, Musharaka, Ijara, Salam and Istisna Discusses the Islamic insurance (Takaful) Gives an overview of Islamic investment, especially Sukuks Concludes with the global standing of the Islamic Finance and Banking industry Would-be colleges and universities offering this subject as a course within their finance and/or banking program can't be without this invaluable guide.
https://magrudy-assets.storage.googleapis.com/9781119371007.jpg
85.31 USD

Fundamentals of Islamic Finance and Banking

by Syeda Fahmida Habib
Paperback / softback
Book cover image
Technology offsets, a nonconventional international trade-financing tool, is used by governments (buyers) to obtain industrial and technological benefits from companies (sellers) as part of international procurement. Offsets deals involve billions of dollars and this practice exists in around 80 countries around the world. Though offsets is a popular practice in ...
Technology Offsets in International Defence Procurement
Technology offsets, a nonconventional international trade-financing tool, is used by governments (buyers) to obtain industrial and technological benefits from companies (sellers) as part of international procurement. Offsets deals involve billions of dollars and this practice exists in around 80 countries around the world. Though offsets is a popular practice in defence, it is increasingly gaining popularity in civil sectors. Offsets is often tainted by controversy and receives bad press. What then makes offsets popular? Governments claim that offsets delivers technology and knowledge transfer, skills in high technology sectors and employment, and offsets expands export opportunities through participation in OEM supply chains. For companies, offsets is mainly employed as a tool to obtain a competitive edge and win sales in international business. In the past, there have been mixed results of case studies on the impact of offsets successes and failures. Considering the mismanagement of globalisation, unfair trade agreements and current political and economic discontent, there is a stronger need for governments and companies to use vehicles such as offsets to create a relationship of trust and commitment for sustainable development. This book fills the gap in offsets and focuses on how to manage offsets more effectively by addressing issues of strategy, policy and implementation, technology management, governance and risk. Technology Offsets in International Defence Procurement is designed for those studying international procurement, international trade, international business, technology management, defence policy and industrial policy. This book will also be of interest to practitioners and policy makers in both government and industry.
https://magrudy-assets.storage.googleapis.com/9780815367192.jpg
187.69 USD

Technology Offsets in International Defence Procurement

by Kogila Balakrishnan
Hardback
Book cover image
Economists broadly define financial asset price bubbles as episodes in which prices rise with notable rapidity and depart from historically established asset valuation multiples and relationships. Financial economists have for decades attempted to study and interpret bubbles through the prisms of rational expectations, efficient markets, and equilibrium, arbitrage, and capital ...
Financial Market Bubbles and Crashes, Second Edition: Features, Causes, and Effects
Economists broadly define financial asset price bubbles as episodes in which prices rise with notable rapidity and depart from historically established asset valuation multiples and relationships. Financial economists have for decades attempted to study and interpret bubbles through the prisms of rational expectations, efficient markets, and equilibrium, arbitrage, and capital asset pricing models, but they have not made much if any progress toward a consistent and reliable theory that explains how and why bubbles (and crashes) evolve and can also be defined, measured, and compared. This book develops a new and different approach that is based on the central notion that bubbles and crashes reflect urgent short-side rationing, which means that, as such extreme conditions unfold, considerations of quantities owned or not owned begin to displace considerations of price.
https://magrudy-assets.storage.googleapis.com/9783319715278.jpg
42.64 USD

Financial Market Bubbles and Crashes, Second Edition: Features, Causes, and Effects

by Harold L. Vogel
Paperback / softback
Book cover image
There is a large shortage of affordable housing across Europe. In high-demand urban areas housing shortages lead to unaffordable prices for many target groups. This book explores innovations to support a sufficient supply of affordable and sustainable rental housing. Affordable housing is increasingly developed, financed and managed by a mix ...
Affordable Housing Governance and Finance: Innovations, partnerships and comparative perspectives
There is a large shortage of affordable housing across Europe. In high-demand urban areas housing shortages lead to unaffordable prices for many target groups. This book explores innovations to support a sufficient supply of affordable and sustainable rental housing. Affordable housing is increasingly developed, financed and managed by a mix of market, state, third sector and community actors. Recent decades in large parts of the Western world have consecutively shown state-dominated, non-profit housing sectors, an increased role for market forces and the private sector, and the rise of initiatives by citizens and local communities. The variety of hybrid governance and finance arrangements is predicted to increase further, leading to new affordable housing delivery and management models. This book explores these innovations, with a focus on developments across Europe, and comparative chapters from the USA and Australia. The book presents new thinking in collaborative housing, co-production and accompanying finance mechanisms in order to support the quantity and the quality of affordable rental housing. Combining academic robustness with practical relevance, chapters are written by renowned housing researchers in collaboration with practitioners from the housing sector. The book not only presents, compares and contrasts affordable housing solutions, but also explores the transferability of innovations to other countries. The book is essential reading for researchers and professionals in housing, social policy, urban planning and finance.
https://magrudy-assets.storage.googleapis.com/9781138082786.jpg
162.10 USD

Affordable Housing Governance and Finance: Innovations, partnerships and comparative perspectives

Hardback
Book cover image
Mastering corporate finance is a lot easier than you think. Business school textbooks are notoriously dry, static, and filled with confusing acronyms. The Wall Street MBA takes a different approach by presenting a succinct crash course, breaking down the main concepts of MBA finance and accounting programs to provide the ...
The Wall Street MBA, Third Edition: Your Personal Crash Course in Corporate Finance
Mastering corporate finance is a lot easier than you think. Business school textbooks are notoriously dry, static, and filled with confusing acronyms. The Wall Street MBA takes a different approach by presenting a succinct crash course, breaking down the main concepts of MBA finance and accounting programs to provide the information and insight you need to: *Review financial statements*Analyze earnings*Detect fraud*Value companies*Determine the cost of capital Fully updated and revised, this new edition will also get you up to speed on important new trends in FinTech, alternative investments, and cost accounting. This highly accessible ground-floor view of corporate accounting offers everything you need to navigate today's financial landscape with the knowledge and confidence of a seasoned pro.
https://magrudy-assets.storage.googleapis.com/9781260135596.jpg
27.300000 USD

The Wall Street MBA, Third Edition: Your Personal Crash Course in Corporate Finance

by Reuben Advani
Paperback / softback
Book cover image
Globalisation and the governance of the international financial system have arrived at the crossroads, where either a coherent level playing field for the cross-border activities of banks and multinational enterprises is settled upon, or the risk of another crisis will build up again. This book will explore the underlying problems ...
Globalisation and Finance at the Crossroads: The Financial Crisis, Regulatory Reform and the Future of Banking
Globalisation and the governance of the international financial system have arrived at the crossroads, where either a coherent level playing field for the cross-border activities of banks and multinational enterprises is settled upon, or the risk of another crisis will build up again. This book will explore the underlying problems alongside inconsistent economic and financial trends as a guide for researchers, advanced students and professionals to think about the interconnectedness of the factors involved. Readers will gain insights drawn from recent developments in economic theory and empirical research-a toolkit to help them in their future careers in economics and finance-illustrated with an analysis of the 2008 crisis and its aftermath.
https://magrudy-assets.storage.googleapis.com/9783319726755.jpg
135.450000 USD

Globalisation and Finance at the Crossroads: The Financial Crisis, Regulatory Reform and the Future of Banking

by Caroline Roulet, Paul Atkinson, Adrian Blundell-Wignall
Hardback
Book cover image
We are bombarded with economic numbers: unemployment, retail sales, inflation, GDP-the list goes on and on. Some analyst or another is constantly telling us about an obscure statistic that is the key to our future, or is apparently the indicator that the Fed will be using to key off its ...
Economic Indicators for Professionals: Putting the Statistics into Perspective
We are bombarded with economic numbers: unemployment, retail sales, inflation, GDP-the list goes on and on. Some analyst or another is constantly telling us about an obscure statistic that is the key to our future, or is apparently the indicator that the Fed will be using to key off its decisions. With economic numbers playing such a central role in the national and world dialogue on policy and markets, and spilling over into the political arena, a broad review of what they are all about is timely. This book reviews the critical US economic data, and how one may put the numbers into an intellectual structure that will depict evolving economic reality. The work is aimed at those who want and need to get some understanding about how the data contributes to a big picture of the economy and guides policy. The objective is for the reader to grasp the overall logic of the data-how each piece of the puzzle contributes to our understanding of the overall economy. This is the way the Fed looks at the numbers. There are other books that go through the economic numbers, but they do so in a bottom-up fashion, describing a series in some detail and adding something about how financial markets may respond to it. This book naturally has considerable discussion of series, but views them as part of the overall mosaic, not items of fundamental interest in themselves.
https://magrudy-assets.storage.googleapis.com/9781138559240.jpg
187.69 USD

Economic Indicators for Professionals: Putting the Statistics into Perspective

by Charles Steindel
Hardback
Book cover image
This book analyzes the whole path to justice: from the decision to enter the path to justice until justice is achieved and applies a mixed-methods approach using quantitative and qualitative data. It deliberately takes the consumer's perspective and, beyond the scope of existing studies, does not only take into account ...
Access to Justice in Microfinance: An Analytical Framework for Peru
This book analyzes the whole path to justice: from the decision to enter the path to justice until justice is achieved and applies a mixed-methods approach using quantitative and qualitative data. It deliberately takes the consumer's perspective and, beyond the scope of existing studies, does not only take into account the existence of mechanisms and forums to claim justice, but their appropriateness for vulnerable target groups. The book sheds more light on microfinance and other vulnerable clients who, due to existing barriers, cannot access grievance, redress or complaint mechanisms. Eliminating these access barriers would cater to the achievement of the 16th Sustainable Development Goal by increasing vulnerable consumers' Access to Justice. This book will be of interest to academics researching access to justice, researchers focusing on consumer protection issues in developing countries, and practitioners working in financial inclusion.
https://magrudy-assets.storage.googleapis.com/9783319953236.jpg
115.490000 USD

Access to Justice in Microfinance: An Analytical Framework for Peru

by Yasmin Olteanu
Hardback
Book cover image
The most recent dynamics of world capitalism show radical changes in the socio-economics of property management, credit provision and entrepreneurship. If on the one side the emergence of the sharing economy is fostering innovative models of collaborative agency, networking and venture business, on the other side economic actors are favouring ...
Islamic Social Finance: Entrepreneurship, Cooperation and the Sharing Economy
The most recent dynamics of world capitalism show radical changes in the socio-economics of property management, credit provision and entrepreneurship. If on the one side the emergence of the sharing economy is fostering innovative models of collaborative agency, networking and venture business, on the other side economic actors are favouring strategies of sustainable development, with social impact investments that link profitability with community welfare and business choices that reflect personal ethical values. This book looks at Islamic finance as a paramount example of this capitalism under change, where the balance between economic efficiency and moral legitimacy is contributing to the transformation of the market from an exchange- to a person-oriented development institution. To this end, the chapters analyse the social dimension of entrepreneurship from an Islamic perspective, highlighting the extent to which the rationales of distribution and cooperation that nurture Islamic economics affect the conceptualization of the market from an ethical stance. Moving from a theoretical to an operative approach, the contributing authors investigate the instruments that Islamic finance offers for social impact investments and the sharing economy, connecting current trends in the financial market to shari`ah-compliant strategies for local and community development. By contextualizing Islamic finance within the transformative nature of contemporary capitalism, the book provides an illuminating reference for researchers, practitioners and policy-makers dealing with the challenges of a global market where not only is diversity being perceived as a value to be fostered, but also as an important opportunity for a more inclusive economy for everybody.
https://magrudy-assets.storage.googleapis.com/9781138280304.jpg
179.16 USD

Islamic Social Finance: Entrepreneurship, Cooperation and the Sharing Economy

Hardback
Book cover image
This book analyses the controversial and critical issue of 2% inflation targeting, currently practised by central banks in the US, Japan and Europe. Where did the 2% target inflation originate, and for what reason? Do these reasons stand up to scrutiny? This book explores these key questions, contributing to the ...
The Case Against 2 Per Cent Inflation: From Negative Interest Rates to a 21st Century Gold Standard
This book analyses the controversial and critical issue of 2% inflation targeting, currently practised by central banks in the US, Japan and Europe. Where did the 2% target inflation originate, and for what reason? Do these reasons stand up to scrutiny? This book explores these key questions, contributing to the growing debate that the global 2% inflation standard prescribed by the central banks in the advanced economies globally is actually contributing to the economic malaise of these nations. It presents novel theoretical perspectives, intertwined with historical and market understanding, and features analysis that draws on monetary theory (including Austrian school), behavioural finance, and finance theory. Alongside rigorous analysis of the past and present, the book also features forward looking chapters, exploring how the 2% global inflation standard could collapse and what would ideally follow its demise, including a new look at the role of gold.
https://magrudy-assets.storage.googleapis.com/9783319893563.jpg
41.990000 USD

The Case Against 2 Per Cent Inflation: From Negative Interest Rates to a 21st Century Gold Standard

by Brendan Brown
Hardback
Book cover image
There's no question, compared to the advanced economies China's economic growth rates have been spectacular, but in most instances the economic analysts tend to forget that a large part of China's growth has been dictated by government industrial subsidies. How did China go from a bit player overnight to the ...
Chinese Trade: Trade Deficits, State Subsidies and the Rise of China
There's no question, compared to the advanced economies China's economic growth rates have been spectacular, but in most instances the economic analysts tend to forget that a large part of China's growth has been dictated by government industrial subsidies. How did China go from a bit player overnight to the largest exporter in the world in capital-intensive industries? This book shows that government subsidies play a big part in China's success. Government subsidies include those to basic industries: energy (coal, electricity, natural gas and heavy oil), steel, glass, paper, auto parts, solar and more. A lot has been written about China's trade practices with the West, but none of this work addresses the real unsustainable dilemma. Much of the current literature discusses the problems but doesn't explain the root cause of China's lopsided trade practices with the West or explain in detail how China finances its government subsidies, with nothing written that explains that China's subsidized exports to the United States and European Union are basically self-funded by its enormous trade surplus with the West. A trade surplus represents a net inflow of domestic currency from foreign markets and is the opposite of a trade deficit, which would represent a net outflow. Moreover, this is the only book that describes China's current trade practices with the West as a zero sum game at the expense of the West. This book provides two solutions to this endless quagmire: an increase in Western exports to China so that China and the West have more of an equal trade balance, or a very steep reduction of China's exports to the West.
https://magrudy-assets.storage.googleapis.com/9781138488625.jpg
147.000000 USD
Hardback
Book cover image
As key links in transportation and supply chains, the effect of climate change on seaports has broad implications for the development prospects of the global economy. However, the picture is very uncertain because the impacts of climate change will be felt very differently around the world, both positively and negatively. ...
Climate Change and Adaptation Planning for Ports
As key links in transportation and supply chains, the effect of climate change on seaports has broad implications for the development prospects of the global economy. However, the picture is very uncertain because the impacts of climate change will be felt very differently around the world, both positively and negatively. This book addresses the need for quality theoretical analysis, highly innovative assessment methodologies, and insightful empirical global experiences so as to identify the best international practices, planning and appropriate policies to effectively adapt to, develop resilience, and indeed benefit from, the impacts posed by climate change on transportation and supply chains. This book comprises of theories, methodologies and case studies from five continents (Asia, Europe, Latin America, North America, and Oceania) addressing climate change and the adaptation planning of ports and transportation infrastructures. With reputable contributors from academic, policymaking and professional sectors, it critically analyses the recent attempts by ports in establishing adaptation plans and strategies so to enhance ports and other transportation infrastructures' resilience to the climate change risks. This is the first book of its kind to focus on climate change adaptation for ports. It offers useful and comprehensive guidance to senior policymakers, industrial practitioners and researchers who are eager to understand the dynamics between climate change, adaptation planning of ports and transportation infrastructures.
https://magrudy-assets.storage.googleapis.com/9781138343740.jpg
63.12 USD

Climate Change and Adaptation Planning for Ports

Paperback / softback
Book cover image
The idea that each country should have one currency is so deeply rooted in people's minds that the possibility of multiple and concurrent currencies seems unthinkable. Monetary systems contribute to problems of high unemployment and social distress during financial and economic crisis, so reforms to increase the responsiveness and flexibility ...
Monetary Plurality in Local, Regional and Global Economies
The idea that each country should have one currency is so deeply rooted in people's minds that the possibility of multiple and concurrent currencies seems unthinkable. Monetary systems contribute to problems of high unemployment and social distress during financial and economic crisis, so reforms to increase the responsiveness and flexibility of the monetary system can be part of the solution. This book discusses `monetary plurality', which is the circulation of several currencies at the same time and space. It addresses how multiple currency circuits work together and transform socio-economic systems, particularly by supporting economies at the local level of regions and cities. The book shows that monetary plurality has been ubiquitous throughout history and persists at present because the existence of several currency circuits facilitates small-scale production and trade in a way that no single currency can accomplish on its own. Monetary plurality can improve resilience, access to livelihoods and economic sustainability. At the same time, it introduces new risks in terms of economic governance, so it needs to be properly understood. The book analyses experiences of monetary plurality in Europe, Japan, and North and South America, written by researchers from East and West and from the global North and South. Replete with case studies, this book will prove a valuable addition to any student or practitioner's bookshelf.
https://magrudy-assets.storage.googleapis.com/9781138280281.jpg
196.22 USD

Monetary Plurality in Local, Regional and Global Economies

Hardback
Book cover image
Cryptocurrency market has been growing fast since its emergence in recent years. Moreover, digital finance has forged the convergence of profit motives with social objectives creating a class of large FinTech companies. In addition, the underlying technology innovation may be applied to a wide range of industries, not limited to ...
Inclusive Fintech: Blockchain, Cryptocurrency And Ico
Cryptocurrency market has been growing fast since its emergence in recent years. Moreover, digital finance has forged the convergence of profit motives with social objectives creating a class of large FinTech companies. In addition, the underlying technology innovation may be applied to a wide range of industries, not limited to financial sector. Yet, few researches have been done to study these phenomena. Hence, it is the task of this book to shed light on the introduction and trends in FinTech, blockchain and token sales.Richly illustrated with original lecture slides taught by the authors, Inclusive FinTech: Blockchain, Cryptocurrency and ICO hopes to dispel the many misconceptions about blockchain and cryptocurrencies (especially bitcoin, Initial Crypto-Token Offering or ICO), as well as the idea that businesses can be sustainable without a social dimension going forward. With comprehensive coverage given to the FinTech scene in Asia, it is targeted at those who are searching for business opportunities. Most important of all, this book seeks to change the mindset of a whole new generation that is familiar with digital economy and yearns for a more just and equitable world.
https://magrudy-assets.storage.googleapis.com/9789813272767.jpg
50.400000 USD

Inclusive Fintech: Blockchain, Cryptocurrency And Ico

by Linda Low, David Kuo Chuen Lee
Paperback / softback
Book cover image
Discover how the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 will change your journey to financial independence and what you need to do now to take advantage of the new law Financial Independence (Getting to Point X) offers practical, time-tested advice for reaching your financial goals--whatever they may be. Whether ...
Financial Independence (Getting to Point X): A Comprehensive Tax-Smart Wealth Management Guide
Discover how the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 will change your journey to financial independence and what you need to do now to take advantage of the new law Financial Independence (Getting to Point X) offers practical, time-tested advice for reaching your financial goals--whatever they may be. Whether you're recovering from debt, putting kids through college, planning for retirement, starting your own business, or just seeking a healthier financial outlook, this book shows you how to get it done. No platitudes or empty advice here--just a clear roadmap to your goals, based on the effective management of the 10 Key Wealth Management Issues that threaten to derail us all. This new second edition has been updated to reflect President Trump's massive income tax changes. These historic changes will reduce the tax obligation of most Americans, but not all. This is the most significant tax reform in over 30 years, rendering old advice obsolete while opening new opportunities. This edition also includes a new chapter on becoming financially independent by starting your own business. Author John Vento knows exactly what these new laws entail, and this book puts his wisdom of experience to work for you to help you get on track to financial freedom. Saving, budgeting, managing debt, minimizing taxes, and living within your means--all classic financial advice, but easier said than done, right? In this book, you'll find real, practical advice for actually doing it--to the extent that makes sense for you. Understand the enormous changes taking place in the federal income tax code Learn which financial strategies have become obsolete, and what new opportunities you should take advantage of Negotiate your way through the 10 Key Wealth Management Issues with expert advice Find out if you have what it takes to reach financial independence by starting your own business Follow a clear roadmap to financial independence, no matter how you define it The goal is not perfection on all fronts, it's simply tailoring your journey to suit your destination. No unnecessary deprivation, no obsessive adjusting--simply paying attention to key issues may be enough, depending on your goal. Regulatory changes close some doors but open others, and opportunities still exist if you know where to look. Financial Independence (Getting to Point X) provides you with a roadmap to financial freedom, so that you can achieve your life goals and dreams.
https://magrudy-assets.storage.googleapis.com/9781119510345.jpg
52.88 USD

Financial Independence (Getting to Point X): A Comprehensive Tax-Smart Wealth Management Guide

by John J. Vento
Hardback
Book cover image
Trust is the fundamental facilitator between actors in society, yet the past decade has seen the public openly question through demonstrations and elections whether business and political institutions deserve the trust society has placed in them-or whether the common person has been abandoned in favour of organisations and systems that ...
The Return of Trust?: Institutions and the Public after the Icelandic Financial Crisis
Trust is the fundamental facilitator between actors in society, yet the past decade has seen the public openly question through demonstrations and elections whether business and political institutions deserve the trust society has placed in them-or whether the common person has been abandoned in favour of organisations and systems that are `too big to fail'. The tenth anniversary of the crisis that shook financial markets in the early years of this century provides a chance to reflect on institutions' efforts to regain the trust lost in that debacle. It is particularly instructive to examine the steps that financial and governmental institutions have taken in one of the hardest-hit economies, Iceland. Those who witnessed the crisis and its aftermath know the wrenching effects it had on society, underscored by scepticism toward political and economic institutions. As the crisis spread almost worldwide, so too did the public's disenchantment. Since Iceland was one of the first societies affected, it has had the most time to work on and chart its recovery. This collection addresses the broad theme of how institutions in the small, close-knit Icelandic society have gone about trying to recapture other institutions' and the public's trust. Insights from these studies expand our understanding of how institutions try to rebuild their relationships with communities in the face of political and economic change in fractured Western societies.
https://magrudy-assets.storage.googleapis.com/9781787433489.jpg
119.44 USD

The Return of Trust?: Institutions and the Public after the Icelandic Financial Crisis

Hardback
Book cover image
This book covers each step in the asset allocation process, addressing as many of the relevant questions as possible along the way. How can we formulate expectations about long-term returns? How relevant are valuations? What are the challenges to optimizing the portfolio? Can factor investing add value and, if so, ...
Strategic and Tactical Asset Allocation: An Integrated Approach
This book covers each step in the asset allocation process, addressing as many of the relevant questions as possible along the way. How can we formulate expectations about long-term returns? How relevant are valuations? What are the challenges to optimizing the portfolio? Can factor investing add value and, if so, how can it be implemented? Which are the key performance drivers for each asset class, and what determines how they are correlated? How can we apply insights about the business cycle to tactical asset allocation? The book is aimed at finance professionals and others looking for a coherent framework for decision-making in asset allocation, both at the strategic and tactical level. It stresses analysis rather than pre-conceived ideas about investments, and it draws on both empirical research and practical experience to give the reader as strong a background as possible.
https://magrudy-assets.storage.googleapis.com/9783319895536.jpg
78.740000 USD

Strategic and Tactical Asset Allocation: An Integrated Approach

by Henrik Lumholdt
Hardback
Book cover image
Now in its fourth edition, and containing over 500 pages of fully revised and updated material, Shipping Finance includes an analysis of ship mortgage terms and conditions, and mortgagee rights across the main maritime jurisdictions. In addition, Shipping Finance provides an extensive discussion of the procedure and documentation for registering ...
Shipping Finance: A Practical Handbook, Fourth Edition
Now in its fourth edition, and containing over 500 pages of fully revised and updated material, Shipping Finance includes an analysis of ship mortgage terms and conditions, and mortgagee rights across the main maritime jurisdictions. In addition, Shipping Finance provides an extensive discussion of the procedure and documentation for registering ships on a country-by-country basis, with detailed advice from local experts. Chapters include: the financing of secondhand ships; the financing of new buildings; the assignment of insurances and earnings, guarantees, indemnities, charges, debentures and other security relied upon by financiers; the sale and purchase of secondhand ships; the role of insurance in shipping; Islamic finance; and Chinese leasing and restructuring. Shipping Finance is an essential reference tool for anyone involved in shipping finance including bankers, lawyers and shipowners.
https://magrudy-assets.storage.googleapis.com/9781787421400.jpg
332.72 USD

Shipping Finance: A Practical Handbook, Fourth Edition

Hardback
Book cover image
Options provides all of the essential information needed to learn to trade options, with emphasis on the attributes of strategies, market risks, and the expanding uses of options. Whereas most options books focus on profit and loss opportunities, this book tracks an emerging trend in the market-the use of options ...
Options: The Essential Guide for Getting Started in Derivatives Trading, Tenth Edition
Options provides all of the essential information needed to learn to trade options, with emphasis on the attributes of strategies, market risks, and the expanding uses of options. Whereas most options books focus on profit and loss opportunities, this book tracks an emerging trend in the market-the use of options to hedge market risks in an equity portfolio. The author presents the compelling argument that in the near future, options will not be treated as a stand-alone trading vehicle, but offer greater value as a coordinated strategic methodology for managing equity portfolio risks. Michael C. Thomsett is a market expert, author, speaker, and coach. His many books include Stock Market Math, Candlestick Charting, The Mathematics of Options, and A Technical Approach to Trend Analysis. Click here to see an interview with the author. https://youtu.be/8bgrgLB3Mx4
https://magrudy-assets.storage.googleapis.com/9781547416141.jpg
36.740000 USD

Options: The Essential Guide for Getting Started in Derivatives Trading, Tenth Edition

by Michael C Thomsett
Paperback / softback
Book cover image
In the wake of the 2016 U.S. presidential election, investors and the electorate alike are seeking clarity on a wide range of macro policy issues that will impact the economy and markets in the years ahead. The primary goal of this book is to provide an objective source for investors ...
Investing in the Trump Era: How Economic Policies Impact Financial Markets
In the wake of the 2016 U.S. presidential election, investors and the electorate alike are seeking clarity on a wide range of macro policy issues that will impact the economy and markets in the years ahead. The primary goal of this book is to provide an objective source for investors to learn about economic policy issues that surfaced. Topics include long-term growth, the federal budget deficit, healthcare reform, tax reform, regulatory policies affecting the financial system and environment, the nexus of monetary, exchange rate and trade policies, and globalization. The book explains how these issues have evolved, considers arguments from both sides of the political divide, and draws upon evidence from studies by experts in the respective areas. A related goal is to assess the likely impact of economic policies on financial markets. While the presidential election was close, the markets' response was decisive: U.S. and global equity markets went on a tear as consumer and business confidence soared. This surprised many investors who believed a Trump victory would be bad for financial markets. It also caused many to question whether expectations embedded in markets were too optimistic. Sargen's assessment is presented in the opening and concluding chapters.
https://magrudy-assets.storage.googleapis.com/9783319760445.jpg
30.70 USD

Investing in the Trump Era: How Economic Policies Impact Financial Markets

by Nicholas P. Sargen
Hardback
Book cover image
Extensively revised to reflect the dramatic shifts and consolidation of the financial markets, the seventh edition of this highly regarded book provides a clear and incisive guide to a complex world that even those who work in it often find hard to understand. With chapters on the markets that deal ...
The Economist Guide To Financial Markets 7th Edition: Why they exist and how they work
Extensively revised to reflect the dramatic shifts and consolidation of the financial markets, the seventh edition of this highly regarded book provides a clear and incisive guide to a complex world that even those who work in it often find hard to understand. With chapters on the markets that deal with money, foreign exchange, equities, bonds, commodities, financial futures, options and other derivatives, it looks at why these markets exist, how they work and who trades in them, and it gives a run-down of the factors that affect prices and rates. Business history is littered with disasters that occurred because people involved their firms with financial instruments they didn't properly understand. If they had had this book they might have avoided their mistakes. For anyone wishing to understand financial markets, there is no better guide.
https://magrudy-assets.storage.googleapis.com/9781788160346.jpg
25.60 USD

The Economist Guide To Financial Markets 7th Edition: Why they exist and how they work

by Marc Levinson
Paperback / softback
Book cover image
In the wake of the 2008 financial crisis, it became apparent that pricing loans in a way that is profitable for lenders and sensitive to risk is anything but simple. Increasingly, lenders are following the lead of other retailers by segmenting their market and more precisely targeting customers. To do ...
Pricing Credit Products
In the wake of the 2008 financial crisis, it became apparent that pricing loans in a way that is profitable for lenders and sensitive to risk is anything but simple. Increasingly, lenders are following the lead of other retailers by segmenting their market and more precisely targeting customers. To do this successfully, lenders must engage analytic approaches, such as machine learning and optimization, in setting prices for each segment. Robert L. Phillips worked with major banks and financial services companies for more than a decade to help them improve their pricing capabilities. This book draws on his experience, as well as the latest academic research, to demonstrate how lenders can apply the proven techniques of price optimization to responsibly improve the profitability of their loans. It is a go-to resource for academics and professionals alike, particularly lenders who are looking for ways to do better business in an increasingly competitive (and regulated) market.
https://magrudy-assets.storage.googleapis.com/9780804787208.jpg
68.250000 USD

Pricing Credit Products

by Robert L Phillips
Hardback
Book cover image
This book explains how investor behavior, from mental accounting to the combustible interplay of hope and fear, affects financial economics. The transformation of portfolio theory begins with the identification of anomalies. Gaps in perception and behavioral departures from rationality spur momentum, irrational exuberance, and speculative bubbles. Behavioral accounting undermines the ...
Finance and the Behavioral Prospect: Risk, Exuberance, and Abnormal Markets
This book explains how investor behavior, from mental accounting to the combustible interplay of hope and fear, affects financial economics. The transformation of portfolio theory begins with the identification of anomalies. Gaps in perception and behavioral departures from rationality spur momentum, irrational exuberance, and speculative bubbles. Behavioral accounting undermines the rational premises of mathematical finance. Assets and portfolios are imbued with affect. Positive and negative emotions warp investment decisions. Whether hedging against intertemporal changes in their ability to bear risk or climbing a psychological hierarchy of needs, investors arrange their portfolios and financial affairs according to emotions and perceptions. Risk aversion and life-cycle theories of consumption provide possible solutions to the equity premium puzzle, an iconic financial mystery. Prospect theory has questioned the cogency of the efficient capital markets hypothesis. Behavioral portfolio theory arises from a psychological account of security, potential, and aspiration.
https://magrudy-assets.storage.googleapis.com/9783319813516.jpg
167.990000 USD

Finance and the Behavioral Prospect: Risk, Exuberance, and Abnormal Markets

by James Ming Chen
Paperback / softback
Book cover image
Today's graduates should be grounded in the basics of personal finance and possess the skills and knowledge necessary to make informed decisions and take responsibility for their own financial well-being. Faced with an array of complex financial services and sophisticated products, many graduates lack the knowledge and skills to make ...
Financial Literacy Education: Addressing Student, Business, and Government Needs
Today's graduates should be grounded in the basics of personal finance and possess the skills and knowledge necessary to make informed decisions and take responsibility for their own financial well-being. Faced with an array of complex financial services and sophisticated products, many graduates lack the knowledge and skills to make rational, informed decisions on the use of their money and planning for future events, such as retirement. This book shows what you can do to improve financial literacy awareness and education. It covers the use of interactive games and tutorials, peer-to-peer mentoring, and financial literacy contests in addition to more formal education. It gives you a sample of approaches and experiences in the financial literacy arena. Divided into three parts, the book covers financial literacy education for grades K-12, college, and post-college.
https://magrudy-assets.storage.googleapis.com/9781138893887.jpg
83.950000 USD
Paperback / softback
Page 1 of 40