The Futures

Author: Anna Pitoniak

Publisher: Lee Boudreaux Books

ISBN: 031635418X

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

View: 1006


ONE OF REFINERY29's BEST BOOKS OF 2017 ONE OF the Skimm's BEST BOOKS OF 2017 "The next great New York novel."-Town & Country "A story that feels familiar yet wholly original, like every heartbreak ever."-Marie Claire "Pitoniak's precise and incisive powers of observation give us a book with startling grace notes ... As in earlier, seminal novels about similar 20-something cohorts-among them Jay McInerney's Bright Lights, Big City, Bret Easton Ellis's American Psycho and Sylvia Plath's The Bell Jar-the city is another mirror character, a puzzle the protagonists must solve as they come to grips with their own In this dazzling debut novel about love and betrayal, a young couple moves to New York City in search of success-only to learn that the lives they dream of may come with dangerous strings attached. Julia and Evan fall in love as undergraduates at Yale. For Evan, a scholarship student from a rural Canadian town, Yale is a whole new world, and Julia--blond, beautiful, and rich--fits perfectly into the future he's envisioned for himself. After graduation, and on the eve of the great financial meltdown of 2008, they move together to New York City, where Evan lands a job at a hedge fund. But Julia, whose privileged upbringing grants her an easy but wholly unsatisfying job with a nonprofit, feels increasingly shut out of Evan's secretive world. With the market crashing and banks failing, Evan becomes involved in a high-stakes deal at work--a deal that, despite the assurances of his Machiavellian boss, begins to seem more than slightly suspicious. Meanwhile, Julia reconnects with someone from her past who offers a glimpse of a different kind of live. As the economy craters, and as Evan and Julia spin into their separate orbits, they each find that they are capable of much more--good and bad--than they'd ever imagined. Rich in suspense and insight, Anna Pitoniak's gripping debut reveals the fragile yet enduring nature of our connections: to one another and to ourselves. THE FUTURES is a glittering story of a couple coming of age, and a searing portrait of what it's like to be young and full of hope in New York City, a place that so often seems determined to break us down--but ultimately may be the very thing that saves us.

Futures The

Author: Anna Pitoniak

Publisher: Michael Joseph

ISBN: 9780718184575


Page: 400

View: 9578


"This is a story of a relationship that falls apart. A story of heartbreak and betrayal. It is the story of a young couple who graduate from Yale in 2008, just as the financial crisis begins and there are no jobs for graduates. It is a story of their new start together in New York City and their tentative first steps into adulthood. It is a story of growing up and taking chances and making terrible mistakes. This is Evan and Julia's story. This is a love story."

The Futures

Author: Anna Pitoniak

Publisher: Lee Boudreaux Books

ISBN: 9780316354172

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

View: 3353


A heart-wrenching debut novel about a young couple trying to find out what they really want in life--and whether or not that includes each other. Julia and Evan fall in love as undergraduates at Yale. For Evan, who grew up in a small town in Canada, Yale is a whole new world, and Julia--blond, beautiful and rich--is part of his vision for a successful future. After they graduate in 2008, they move together to New York city, where Evan takes a job at a hedge fund--another step forward in the life he imagines for himself. Julia, who has only known a life of privilege, graduates with an art history degree and no plan for her own future. She lands a low paying assistant job at a nonprofit, unsure about what she really wants, and wondering when everyone else figured that out for themselves. With the market crashing and banks failing around him, Evan becomes involved in an increasingly high-stakes deal at work, and begins to realize that the price of privilege may come with dangerous strings attached. Meanwhile, Julia reconnects with someone from her past--someone who offers her a vision of a different kind of life. Told in alternating perspectives, The Futures is a vivid story about love--falling in and out of it--betrayal, and the burning desire to be valued.

Mapping the Futures

Local Cultures, Global Change

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

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134912900

Category: Art

Page: 308

View: 8877


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

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: 9822


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.

Leo Melamed

Escape to the Futures

Author: Leo Melamed,Bob Tamarkin

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780471112150

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 463

View: 6949


He is one of the most powerful figures in the world of finance—a visionary who pioneered the modern futures industry and launched the International Monetary Market (IMM). Yet, Leo Melamed was not born to wealth and influence. His is an extraordinary rags-to-riches tale of intelligence, drive, savvy, timing, and the overpowering force of a uniquely charismatic personality. Now the inside story of the remarkable life and career of Leo Melamed is revealed in this long-awaited autobiography. A Holocaust survivor, Leo Melamed had barely begun the first grade in 1939 when he and his parents fled their native Poland one step ahead of the oncoming Nazi juggernaut. Crossing Siberia en route to a brief stay in Japan—just months before Pearl Harbor—the family arrived in the United States to begin life anew. They settled in Chicago, where young Leo became a product of the inner city and embraced his new country and its culture. Seeking part-time employment while attending law school, Leo Melamed answered a classified ad that would change his life. Hired by what he presumed was a law firm named Merrill, Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Bean, he found himself on the floor of the Chicago Mercantile Exchange. "I was Alice stepping through the Looking Glass into a world of not just one Mad Hatter, but hundreds. The shouting among the traders, the movement of their bodies and hands, captivated me like nothing before . . . there was a life force on that floor that was magical and exciting, and though I didn’t understand what was going on, I wanted to be a part of it." Leo Melamed became much more than just a part of it. From modest beginnings as a pork belly trader, he led the Chicago Merc for the next quarter of a century, introducing finance to an industry that was the exclusive domain of agriculture. As his reputation as a financial genius grew, so did the tales of his larger-than-life personality. In Leo Melamed: Escape to the Futures, you’ll meet the man behind the legend. Written with the assistance of award-winning journalist Bob Tamarkin, this enthralling memoir deftly weaves intimate personal details with behind-the-scenes accounts of some of the most momentous financial events of our century—including Leo’s role as advisor to the White House after the Hillary Rodham Clinton cattle futures trading episode. You’ll read fascinating accounts of his dealings with political powerhouses like Bob Dole, Tip O’Neill, Dan Rostenkowski, and others. Offering penetrating insights into the workings of a multibillion dollar industry, this is a story that has as much to say about human nature as it does about the nature of today’s markets. Hailed as both hero and tyrant, Leo Melamed is undeniably one of the most colorful and intriguing personalities of our time. This intimate, revealing personal account is not to be missed.

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: 806


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

Brexit and Beyond

Rethinking the Futures of Europe

Author: Benjamin Martill,Uta Staiger

Publisher: UCL Press

ISBN: 1787352765

Category: Political Science

Page: 312

View: 8724


Brexit will have significant consequences for the country, for Europe, and for global order. And yet much discussion of Brexit in the UK has focused on the causes of the vote and on its consequences for the future of British politics. This volume examines the consequences of Brexit for the future of Europe and the European Union, adopting an explicitly regional and future-oriented perspective missing from many existing analyses. Drawing on the expertise of 28 leading scholars from a range of disciplines, Brexit and Beyond offers various different perspectives on the future of Europe, charting the likely effects of Brexit across a range of areas, including institutional relations, political economy, law and justice, foreign affairs, democratic governance, and the idea of Europe itself. Whilst the contributors offer divergent predictions for the future of Europe after Brexit, they share the same conviction that careful scholarly analysis is in need – now more than ever – if we are to understand what lies ahead for the EU. Praise for Brexit and Beyond 'a wide-ranging and thought-provoking tour through the vagaries of British exit, with the question of Europe’s fate never far from sight...Brexit is a wake-up call for the EU. How it responds is an open question—but respond it must. To better understand its options going forward you should turn to this book, which has also been made free online.' Prospect Magazine 'This book explores wonderfully well the bombshell of Brexit: is it a uniquely British phenomenon or part of a wider, existential crisis for the EU? As the tensions and complexities of the Brexit negotiations come to the fore, the collection of essays by leading scholars will prove a very valuable reference for their depth of analysis, their lucidity, and their outlining of future options.' - Kevin Featherstone, Head of the LSE European Institute, London School of Economics 'Brexit and Beyond is a must read. It moves the ongoing debate about what Brexit actually means to a whole new level. While many scholars to date have examined the reasons for the British decision to leave, the crucial question of what Brexit will mean for the future of the European project is often overlooked. No longer. Brexit and Beyond bundles the perspectives of leading scholars of European integration. By doing so, it provides a much needed scholarly guidepost for our understanding of the significance of Brexit, not only for the United Kingdom, but also for the future of the European continent.' - Catherine E. De Vries, Professor in the department of Government, University of Essex and Professor in the department of Political Science and Public Administration Free University Amsterdam 'Brexit and Beyond provides a fascinating (and comprehensive) analysis on the how and why the UK has found itself on the path to exiting the European Union. The talented cast of academic contributors is drawn from a wide variety of disciplines and areas of expertise and this provides a breadth and depth to the analysis of Brexit that is unrivalled. The volume also provides large amounts of expert-informed speculation on the future of both the EU and UK and which is both stimulating and anxiety-inducing.' -Professor Richard Whitman, Head of School, Professor of Politics and International Relations, Director of the Global Europe Centre, University of Kent

The Futures Bond Basis

Author: Moorad Choudhry

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470029463

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 256

View: 2960


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.

Fundamentals of the Futures Market

Author: Donna Kline

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 9780071379885

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 256

View: 1715


From the basics of open outcry trading to advanced technical indicators, Fundamentals of the Futures Market gives beginning futures traders everything they need to get started. This hands-on workbook walks readers through the entire process to read and understand major reports, track prices, follow the major indicators, and more. In today’s fast-paced futures trading arena, it provides the tools readers need to trade in any commodity market—grains, metals, or financials—and minimize risk as they sharpen their trading skills.

The Futures of Old Age

Author: John A Vincent,Chris Phillipson,Murna Downs

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1446240045

Category: Social Science

Page: 272

View: 6968


What is the future of old age? How will families, services, and economies adapt to an older population? Such questions often provoke extreme and opposing answers: some see ageing populations as having the potential to undermine economic growth and prosperity; others see new and exciting ways of living in old age. The Futures of Old Age places these questions in the context of social and political change, and assesses what the various futures of old age might be. Prepared by the British Society of Gerontology, The Futures of Old Age brings together a team of leading international gerontologists from the United Kingdom and United States, drawing on their expertise and research. The book's seven sections deal with key contemporary themes including: population ageing; households and families; health; wealth; pensions; migration; inequalities; gender and self; and identity in later life.

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: 1372


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.

Technical Analysis of the Futures Markets

A Comprehensive Guide to Trading Methods and Applications

Author: John J. Murphy

Publisher: Prentice Hall Press


Category: Business & Economics

Page: 556

View: 3369


Covers the philosophy of technical analysis, charting theory, trends, reversal patterns, continuation patterns, commodity indices, averages, oscillators, the Elliott wave theory, time cycles, computers, and trading tactics.

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: 2323


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.

Old Futures

Speculative Fiction and Queer Possibility

Author: Alexis Lothian

Publisher: NYU Press

ISBN: 147980343X

Category: Social Science

Page: 352

View: 7949


Traverses the history of imagined futures from the 1890s to the 2010s, interweaving speculative visions of gender, race, and sexuality from literature, film, and digital media Old Futures explores the social, political, and cultural forces feminists, queer people, and people of color invoke when they dream up alternative futures as a way to imagine transforming the present. Lothian shows how queer possibilities emerge when we practice the art of speculation: of imagining things otherwise than they are and creating stories from that impulse. Queer theory offers creative ways to think about time, breaking with straight and narrow paths toward the future laid out for the reproductive family, the law-abiding citizen, and the believer in markets. Yet so far it has rarely considered the possibility that, instead of a queer present reshaping the ways we relate to past and future, the futures imagined in the past can lead us to queer the present. Narratives of possible futures provide frameworks through which we understand our present, but the discourse of “the” future has never been a singular one. Imagined futures have often been central to the creation and maintenance of imperial domination and technological modernity; Old Futures offers a counterhistory of works that have sought––with varying degrees of success––to speculate otherwise. Examining speculative texts from the 1890s to the 2010s, from Samuel R. Delany to Sense8, Lothian considers the ways in which early feminist utopias and dystopias, Afrofuturist fiction, and queer science fiction media have insisted that the future can and must deviate from dominant narratives of global annihilation or highly restrictive hopes for redemption. Each chapter chronicles some of the means by which the production and destruction of futures both real and imagined takes place: through eugenics, utopia, empire, fascism, dystopia, race, capitalism, femininity, masculinity, and many kinds of queerness, reproduction, and sex. Gathering stories of and by populations who have been marked as futureless or left out by dominant imaginaries, Lothian offers new insights into what we can learn from efforts to imaginatively redistribute the future.

The Futures of Europe

Author: Commission of the European Communities

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521213266

Category: Political Science

Page: 242

View: 2208


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

The Futures of the Family

Author: Charles L. Jones

Publisher: Upper Saddle River, N.J. : Prentice Hall


Category: Families

Page: 182

View: 3627


This text considers what family life used to be like in other times and what it is currently like in other places. It examines positive and negative aspects of recent changes, perceptions of family, images of the family in the media and issues such as divorce and family breakdown.

The Futures Research Directory


Author: World Future Society

Publisher: Transaction Publishers

ISBN: 9780930242305

Category: Political Science

Page: 246

View: 1371


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 University in Transformation

Global Perspectives on the Futures of the University

Author: Sohail Inayatullah,Jennifer Gidley

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780897897181

Category: Education

Page: 270

View: 3670


Leading scholars examine the future of the university based upon historical and emerging issues and trends.