Mapping the Futures

Local Cultures, Global Change

Author: John Bird,Barry Curtis,Tim Putnam,Lisa Tickner

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134912900

Category: Art

Page: 308

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There are now new experiences of space and time; new tensions between globalism and regionalism, socialism and consumerism, reality and spectacle; new instabilities of value, meaning and identity - a dialectic between past and future. How are we to understand these? Mapping the Futures is the first of a series which brings together cultural theorists from different disciplines to assess the implications of economic, political and social change for intellectual inquiry and cultural practice.

The Futures of American Studies

Author: Robyn Wiegman,Donald E. Pease

Publisher: Duke University Press

ISBN: 0822384191

Category: Education

Page: 630

View: 1523


Originating as a proponent of U.S. exceptionalism during the Cold War, American Studies has now reinvented itself, vigorously critiquing various kinds of critical hegemony and launching innovative interdisciplinary endeavors. The Futures of American Studies considers the field today and provides important deliberations on what it might yet become. Essays by both prominent and emerging scholars provide theoretically engaging analyses of the postnational impulse of current scholarship, the field's historical relationship to social movements, the status of theory, the state of higher education in the United States, and the impact of ethnic and gender studies on area studies. They also investigate the influence of poststructuralism, postcolonial studies, sexuality studies, and cultural studies on U.S. nationalist—and antinationalist—discourses. No single overriding paradigm dominates the anthology. Instead, the articles enter into a lively and challenging dialogue with one another. A major assessment of the state of the field, The Futures of American Studies is necessary reading for American Studies scholars. Contributors. Lindon Barrett, Nancy Bentley, Gillian Brown, Russ Castronovo, Eric Cheyfitz, Michael Denning, Winfried Fluck, Carl Gutierrez-Jones, Dana Heller, Amy Kaplan, Paul Lauter, Günter H. Lenz, George Lipsitz, Lisa Lowe, Walter Benn Michaels, José Estaban Muñoz, Dana D. Nelson, Ricardo L. Ortiz, Janice Radway, John Carlos Rowe, William V. Spanos

Back to the Futures

The Remarkable Power of Simple Mathematics in Futures Trading

Author: Richard A. Fell

Publisher: Dorrance Publishing

ISBN: 1480931659

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 212

View: 5176


Back to the Futures by Richard A. Fell The author, in a previous life, taught mathematics and science in high school. While studying commodity futures markets, he discovered that futures charts appear at first to show random and chaotic price movement, but on closer analysis reveal a very organized mathematical price structure. Price moves in predicable measured steps with advances and corrections rising and falling in remarkable geometric pattern. If you want to truly understand what is happening on a commodity futures chart, you need to appreciate this mathematical structure and the science underlying price moves. Simple mathematics defines the structure or roadway that price travels on the chart, with the science of momentum providing the energy for the price move. With the mathematical and scientific approach, the trading signal actually causes the price move, giving us a more reliable system for trading than classic technical analysis. If you are currently risking money in the futures markets or will be in the future, you owe it to yourself to explore this very different approach to trading.

A Complete Guide to the Futures Markets

Fundamental Analysis, Technical Analysis, Trading, Spreads, and Options

Author: Jack D. Schwager

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780471893769

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 741

View: 972


Explains the workings of the commodity futures market, describes methods for analyzing the futures market, and offers advice on trading in futures

The Futures of Old Age

Author: John A Vincent,Chris Phillipson,Professor Chris Phillipson,Murna Downs

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9781412901079


Page: 255

View: 5919


Prepared by the British Society of Gerontology, The Futures of Old Age brings together twenty-one leading UK and US gerontologists, drawing on their expertise and research. The book's seven sections deal with key contemporary themes, including population aging, households and families, health, wealth, pensions, migration, inequalities, gender, and self and identity in later life. The Futures of Old Age is thought-provoking reading for anyone studying aging, especially for those attending courses in gerontology and related areas, as well as for those concerned with the development of social and economic policy.

The Futures Bond Basis

Author: Moorad Choudhry

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470029463

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 256

View: 7232


The 2nd edition of The Futures Bond Basis, is an updated and revised version of Professor Moorad Choudhry's succinct but in-depth look at the government bond futures contract basis. It includes essential background on contract specifications and the theory of the basis. It also covers the concept of the cheapest to deliver; price and delivery data for a sample of gilt contracts; the drivers of the basis and its dynamics; the mechanics of basis trading; a detailed explanation of gross and net basis, and an explanation of the implied repo rate. The book uses examples from the UK gilt market, although the basic principles are applicable in any bond futures market.

The Futures Research Directory


Author: World Future Society

Publisher: Transaction Publishers

ISBN: 9780930242305

Category: Political Science

Page: 246

View: 3617


The World Future Society is an independent, nonprofit, scientific and educational organization concerned with how people will live in the coming decades. Founded in 1966, the Society currently has over 25,000 members worldwide. Individuals and groups from all nations are eligible to join the Society and participate in its programs and activities. The Society publishes a number of periodicals and books, sponsors local chapters, and holds conferences and assemblies. The publications include THE FUTURIST, a bimonthly magazine reporting trends, forecasts, and ideas about the future; FUTURE SURVEY, a monthly digest of abstracts of futures-relevant literature; and FUTURES RESEARCH QUARTERLY, a professional journal providing information on more technical future-oriented topics. The Society also maintains a unique bookstore that enables members to purchase future-related books, cassette recordings of Society conference sessions, videocassettes, and more, all at special member prices. Chapters of the World Future Society are active in both the United States and abroad. Chapters offer speakers, educational courses, seminars, and other opportunities for members in local areas to meet and work together. World Future Society conferences and general assemblies provide opportunities to hear and meet many outstanding thinkers. The Society's next major conference will be held in Washington, B.C., in August 1989.

The Futures of Evangelicalism

Issues and Prospects

Author: Craig G. Bartholomew,Robin Parry,Andrew West

Publisher: Kregel Academic

ISBN: 9780825420221

Category: Religion

Page: 317

View: 9807


An insightful assessment of the current state of evangelical affairs and the varied directions evangelicalism is poised to take. Contributors include Alister McGrath, Eugene Peterson, I. Howard Marshall, Gregory J. Laughery, Stephen Lazarus, Robin Parry, and Andrew West.

The Futures of Legal Education and the Legal Profession

Author: Hilary Sommerlad,Sonia Harris-Short,Steven Vaughan,Richard Young

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1782255869

Category: Law

Page: 180

View: 2895


We are currently witnessing an unprecedented transformation in the legal profession and legal education. The Legal Services Act 2007 and the Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act 2012 have both enabled and necessitated dramatic structural changes to the profession, as well as impacting on its ethos and ethicality. The recent Legal Education and Training Review (LETR) promises similarly dramatic change to the provision of legal education, reflecting the shifting landscape of both the legal professional market and Higher Education in general. These transformative changes bring both exciting opportunities and challenges with which everyone involved in the law – from University lecturers, to Senior Partners in leading law firms, to the judiciary – must grapple. This edited collection comprises a selection of papers presented at the 2nd conference of CEPLER, Birmingham Law School's Centre for Professional Legal Education and Research. The aim of the Conference, and thus this collection, was to bring together leading academic scholars, senior figures from professional practice, policy-makers, and representatives of the regulatory authorities, to reflect on the key issues arising from this transformative moment. As such, this volume of essays covers diverse ground, from curriculum development to professional theory, enriched and enhanced by the range of backgrounds and perspectives of its contributors.

The Futures of Europe

Author: Wayland Hilton Young,ANONIMO,Communautés européennes. Commission,Commission of the European Communities

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521213266

Category: Political Science

Page: 242

View: 9663


Originally published in 1976, this book is based on material produced by members of the Europe Plus Thirty project.

Alternate Dispute Resolution in the Futures Industry

Author: Louis F. Burke

Publisher: Juris Publishing, Inc.

ISBN: 1937518256

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 262

View: 3731


Alternate Dispute Resolution in the Futures Industry addresses in detail how arbitration arises, the types of disputes that are covered and the main forum for hearing the disputes – The National Futures Association (“NFA”). The book also covers reparation proceedings before the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (“CFTC”). Of significant importance, Alternate Dispute Resolution in the Futures Industry addresses the 2 year statute of limitations for claims arising under the CEA. Alternate Dispute Resolution in the Futures Industry is intended for Lawyers, Accountants, Traders, institutions, other professionals and potential users of the NFA arbitration and CFTC reparation forums both domestically and in any country where customers use US based brokers.

The Futures of European Capitalism

Author: Vivien A. Schmidt

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 019103939X

Category: Political Science

Page: 372

View: 638


In this path-breaking book, the author argues that European countries' political-economic policies, practices, and discourses have changed profoundly in response to globalization and Europeanization, but they have not converged. Although national policies may now be more similar, especially where they follow from common European policies, they are not the same. National practices, although moving in the same general direction toward greater market orientation, continue to be differentiable into not just one or even two but three varieties of capitalism. And national discourses that generate and legitimate changes in policies and practices not only remain distinct, they matter. The book is a tour de force which combines sophisticated theoretical insights and innovative methods to show that European countries generally, but in particular Britain, France, and Germany (for which the book provides lengthy case studies), have had very different experiences of economic adjustment, and will continue to do so into the future.

The Futures of the City Region

Author: Michael Neuman,Angela Hull

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 131798627X

Category: Architecture

Page: 28

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Does the ‘city region’ constitute a new departure in urbanisation? If so, what are the key elements of that departure? The realities of the urban in the 21st century are increasingly complex and polychromatic. The rise of global networks enabled by supranational administrations, both governmental and corporate, strongly influences and structures the management of urban life. How we conceive the city region has intellectual and practical consequences. First, in helping us grasp rapidly changing realities; and second in facilitating the flow of resources, ideas and learning to enhance the quality of life of citizens. Two themes interweave through this collection, within this broad palette. First are the socio-spatial constructs and their relationship to the empirical evidence of change in the physical and functional aspects of urban form. Second is what they mean for the spatial scales of governance. This latter theme explores territorially based understandings of intervention and the changing set of political concerns in selected case studies. In efforts to address these issues and improve upon knowledge, this collection brings together international scholars building new data-driven, cross-disciplinary theories to create new images of the city region that may prove to supplement if not supplant old ones. The book illustrates the dialectical interplay of theory and fact, time and space, and spatial and institutional which expands on our intellectual grasp of the theoretical debates on ‘city-regions’ through ‘practical knowing’, citing examples from Europe, the United States, Australasia, and beyond. This book was originally published as a Special Issue of Regional Studies.

Infrequent Large Nominal Devaluations and their Impacton the Futures Prices for Foreign Exchange in Brazil

Author: International Monetary Fund

Publisher: International Monetary Fund

ISBN: 1455242411

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 34

View: 4203


This paper discusses the behavior of futures prices for foreign exchange in Brazil during a period of high inflation and successive stabilization attempts (1989-92). After testing for futures prices unbiasedness and predicability by applying the Generalized Method of Moments, the paper argues that the finding of excess returns may be viewed as a rational response to the frequent and unpredictable changes in the exchange rate policy during that period. This response could reflect (i) an informational problem where the exchange rate policy is assumed to be unknown; or, (ii) a “peso” problem of rational (under) overprediction where the futures bias is the market response to the known policy of infrequent large nominal devaluations. The second line of explanation is suggested by conditioning the probability distribution of the excess return of futures contracts on the event of a major devaluation.

Leo Melamed

Escape to the Futures

Author: Leo Melamed,Bob Tamarkin

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780471112150

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 463

View: 5371


Acclaim for Leo Melamed Escape to the Futures "A well-written, fascinating memoir of a remarkable man of manyparts, who arrived in the United States at age 9, fleeing theHolocaust. Almost single-handedly, he transformed a minor commodityexchange into the leading futures market in the world. Hisinfluence was and remains worldwide." —Milton Friedman SeniorResearch Fellow Hoover Institution, Stanford University "There are only a few people who have revolutionized bigportions of the business world. Warren Buffett did it in investing,Bill Gates in software. Leo Melamed, author of this book, is inthat same league. He truly revolutionized futures trading in theUnited States, and in the world. This book tells how."—Ambassador Clayton Yeutter Past President of the ChicagoMercantile Exchange Former U.S. Trade Representative "A grizzled old Merc trader once assured me that nobody everlost by being long on Leo. Why that's so, this endlesslyfascinating personal history makes clear. It shows how an immigrantboy, after surviving unimaginable horrors, drew on the 'elan,combativeness, and sophisticated conviction' learned from hisequally remarkable father to build the CME and to lay thefoundations of the modern, Chicago-based, financial servicesindustry." — Merton H. Miller 1990 Nobel Laureate EmeritusProfessor University of Chicago Graduate School of Business "Leo tells it all. To say there would not have been a financialfutures industry without Leo is probably only a slightexaggeration!!!" — John Damgard President Futures IndustryAssociation "Escape to the Futures tells the remarkable story of a youngboy's escape from the Nazis and the impact of his life on thefinancial markets of the world. It also serves as yet anotherpoignant reminder of the immeasurable losses —in the arts,sciences, professions, and everyday life—humanity sufferedbecause of the Holocaust." — Benjamin Meed President AmericanGathering of Jewish Holocaust Survivors He is one of the most powerful figures in the world offinance—a visionary who pioneered the modern futures industryand launched the International Monetary Market (IMM). Yet, LeoMelamed was not born to wealth and influence. His is anextraordinary rags-to-riches tale of intelligence, drive, savvy,timing, and the overpowering force of a uniquely charismaticpersonality. Now the inside story of the remarkable life and careerof Leo Melamed is revealed in this long-awaited autobiography. A Holocaust survivor, Leo Melamed had barely begun the firstgrade in 1939 when he and his parents fled their native Poland onestep ahead of the oncoming Nazi juggernaut. Crossing Siberia enroute to a brief stay in Japan—just months before PearlHarbor—the family arrived in the United States to begin lifeanew. They settled in Chicago, where young Leo became a product ofthe inner city and embraced his new country and its culture. Seeking part-time employment while attending law school, LeoMelamed answered a classified ad that would change his life. Hiredby what he presumed was a law firm named Merrill, Lynch, Pierce,Fenner & Bean, he found himself on the floor of the ChicagoMercantile Exchange. "I was Alice stepping through the Looking Glass into a world ofnot just one Mad Hatter, but hundreds. The shouting among thetraders, the movement of their bodies and hands, captivated me likenothing before . . . there was a life force on that floor that wasmagical and exciting, and though I didn't understand what was goingon, I wanted to be a part of it." Leo Melamed became much more than just a part of it. From modestbeginnings as a pork belly trader, he led the Chicago Merc for thenext quarter of a century, introducing finance to an industry thatwas the exclusive domain of agriculture. As his reputation as afinancial genius grew, so did the tales of his larger-than-lifepersonality. In Leo Melamed: Escape to the Futures, you'll meet theman behind the legend. Written with the assistance of award-winning journalist BobTamarkin, this enthralling memoir deftly weaves intimate personaldetails with behind-the-scenes accounts of some of the mostmomentous financial events of our century—including Leo'srole as advisor to the White House after the Hillary Rodham Clintoncattle futures trading episode. You'll read fascinating accounts ofhis dealings with political powerhouses like Bob Dole, Tip O'Neill,Dan Rostenkowski, and others. Offering penetrating insights intothe workings of a multibillion dollar industry, this is a storythat has as much to say about human nature as it does about thenature of today's markets. Hailed as both hero and tyrant, Leo Melamed is undeniably one ofthe most colorful and intriguing personalities of our time. Thisintimate, revealing personal account is not to be missed.

The Futures

The Rise of the Speculator and the Origins of the World's Biggest Markets (Large Print 16pt)

Author: Emily Lambert


ISBN: 1459608143


Page: 340

View: 5253


In The Futures, Emily Lambert, senior writer at Forbes magazine, tells us the rich and dramatic history of the Chicago Mercantile Exchange and Chicago Board of Trade, which together comprised the original, most bustling futures market in the world. She details the emergence of the futures business as a kind of meeting place for gamblers and farmers and its subsequent transformation into a sophisticated electronic market where contracts are traded at lightning-fast speeds. Lambert also details the disastrous effects of Wall Street's adoption of the futures contract without the rules and close-knit social bonds that had made trading it in Chicago work so well. Ultimately Lambert argues that the futures markets are the real ''free'' markets and that speculators, far from being mere parasites, can serve a vital economic and social function given the right architecture. The traditional futures market, she explains, because of its written and cultural limits, can serve as a useful example for how markets ought to work and become a tonic for our current financial ills.

A Complete Guide to the Futures Market

Technical Analysis, Trading Systems, Fundamental Analysis, Options, Spreads, and Trading Principles

Author: Jack D. Schwager

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 111885375X

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 720

View: 7169


Focusing on price-forecasting in the commodity futures market, this is the most comprehensive examination of fundamental and technical analysis available. This guide treats both approaches in depth, with forecasting examined in conjunction with practical trading considerations including spread trading, option trading, and more. Schwager is the starting point for any serious reading on futures and options trading. Well-written and clear, and truly encyclopedic in scope: every conceivable options trade, with all permutations thereof, is discussed and dissected, even inadvisable ones.

The Complete Idiot's Guide to Options And Futures, 2nd Edition

Author: Scott Barrie

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1440626022

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 368

View: 6185


Completely updated, this practical guide has the information investors need to keep up in the complex, fast-paced, and highly profitable world of options and futures, where everything is in play - from oil to diamonds, poultry to vaccines, franchises to coffee. Provides cutting edge information on energy futures and options. Tools for creating flexible strategies that can move with the times. New information on the solid standbys like livestock, precious metals, and equities. Keyed to the new realities of the global economy, making this book vital for investors at all levels. Highly respected expert author.