What Wall Street Doesn't Want You to Know

How You Can Build Real Wealth Investing in Index Funds

Author: Larry E. Swedroe

Publisher: Truman Talley Books

ISBN: 142990934X

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 379

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Why do so many actively managed funds underperform? Why do passively managed funds provide superior returns, especially after taxes? What are the true interests of fund managers and the financial press? Most important, what strategy is in your best interest? What Wall Street Doesn't Want You to Know answers all these questions and more, giving you the inside information you need to become a successful investor who plays the winner's game-creating wealth-instead of the loser's game Wall Street wants you to play, of trying to pick stocks and time the market. In his revolutionary new guide, investment professional Larry Swedroe explains why active managers have rarely been able to add value to your portfolio over time. He dispenses with traditional Wall Street wisdom and experts and shows you how to invest the way really smart money invests today. What Wall Street Doesn't Want You to Know tells you exactly what Wall Street doesn't want you to know: how to avoid the pitfalls of short-term thinking and to invest so that you can create more wealth-much more wealth-over the long term.

Weiss Ratings' Guide to Common Stocks Winter 06-07

A Quarterly Compilation of Ratings and Analyses Covering Common Stocks Traded on the Nyse, Amex and Nasdaq

Author: Inc. (NA) Weiss Ratings,Street Com Ratings Inc

Publisher: Thestreet.Com Ratings Incorporated

ISBN: 9781587732898

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 442

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Heard on the Street

Quantitive Questions from Wall Street Job Interviews

Author: Timothy Falcon Crack

Publisher: Timothy Crack

ISBN: 9780994103864

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 278

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THIS IS A MUST READ! It is the first and the original book of quantitative questions from finance job interviews. Painstakingly revised over 19 years and 15 editions, Heard on The Street has been shaped by feedback from many hundreds of readers. With over 50,000 copies in print, its readership is unmatched by any competing book. The revised 15th edition contains over 185 quantitative questions collected from actual job interviews in investment banking, investment management, and options trading. The interviewers use the same questions year-after-year, and here they are with detailed solutions! This edition also includes 140 non-quantitative actual interview questions, giving a total of more than 325 actual finance job interview questions. There is also a revised section on interview technique based on Dr. Crack's experiences interviewing candidates and also based on feedback from interviewers worldwide. The quant questions cover pure quant/logic, financial economics, derivatives, and statistics. They come from all types of interviews (corporate finance, sales and trading, quant research, etc.), and from all levels of interviews (undergraduate, MS, MBA, PhD). The first seven editions of Heard on the Street contained an appendix on option pricing. That appendix was carved out as a standalone book many years ago and it is now available in its revised third edition: "Basic Black-Scholes" ISBN=9780994103857. Dr. Crack has a PhD from MIT. He has won many teaching awards, and has publications in the top academic, practitioner, and teaching journals in finance. He has degrees/diplomas in Mathematics/Statistics, Finance, Financial Economics and Accounting/Finance. Dr. Crack taught at the university level for over 20 years including four years as a front line teaching assistant for MBA students at MIT. He has worked as an independent consultant to the New York Stock Exchange, and his most recent practitioner job was as the head of a quantitative active equity research team at what was the world's largest institutional money manager.

Liar's Poker

Author: Michael Lewis

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 9780393066258

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 256

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The time was the 1980s. The place was Wall Street. The game was called Liar’s Poker. Michael Lewis was fresh out of Princeton and the London School of Economics when he landed a job at Salomon Brothers, one of Wall Street’s premier investment firms. During the next three years, Lewis rose from callow trainee to bond salesman, raking in millions for the firm and cashing in on a modern-day gold rush. Liar’s Poker is the culmination of those heady, frenzied years—a behind-the-scenes look at a unique and turbulent time in American business. From the frat-boy camaraderie of the forty-first-floor trading room to the killer instinct that made ambitious young men gamble everything on a high-stakes game of bluffing and deception, here is Michael Lewis’s knowing and hilarious insider’s account of an unprecedented era of greed, gluttony, and outrageous fortune.

Library Journal

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Libraries

Page: N.A

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Includes, beginning Sept. 15, 1954 (and on the 15th of each month, Sept.-May) a special section: School library journal, ISSN 0000-0035, (called Junior libraries, 1954-May 1961). Also issued separately.

A Random Walk Down Wall Street

Including a Life-cycle Guide to Personal Investing

Author: Burton Gordon Malkiel

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 9780393320404

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 499

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Argues that a randomly selected portfolio of stocks will do as well or better than those selected by a financial expert, and describes successful investment strategies

Learn to Earn

A Beginner's Guide to the Basics of Investing and

Author: Peter Lynch,John Rothchild

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1476712034

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 272

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Mutual-fund superstar Peter Lynch and author John Rothchild explain the basic principles of the stock market and business in an investing guide that will enlighten and entertain anyone who is high-school age or older. Many investors, including some with substantial portfolios, have only the sketchiest idea of how the stock market works. The reason, say Lynch and Rothchild, is that the basics of investing—the fundamentals of our economic system and what they have to do with the stock market—aren’t taught in school. At a time when individuals have to make important decisions about saving for college and 401(k) retirement funds, this failure to provide a basic education in investing can have tragic consequences. For those who know what to look for, investment opportunities are everywhere. The average high-school student is familiar with Nike, Reebok, McDonald’s, the Gap, and the Body Shop. Nearly every teenager in America drinks Coke or Pepsi, but only a very few own shares in either company or even understand how to buy them. Every student studies American history, but few realize that our country was settled by European colonists financed by public companies in England and Holland—and the basic principles behind public companies haven’t changed in more than three hundred years. In Learn to Earn, Lynch and Rothchild explain in a style accessible to anyone who is high-school age or older how to read a stock table in the daily newspaper, how to understand a company annual report, and why everyone should pay attention to the stock market. They explain not only how to invest, but also how to think like an investor.

Vault Guide to Finance Interviews

Author: D. Bhatawedekhar,Dan Jacobson,Hussam Hamadeh,Vault (Firm)

Publisher: Vault Reports Incorporated

ISBN: 9781581313048

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 157

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If you're looking for a job with an investment bank, mutual fund, hedge fund or commercial bank, this is the guide for you. The Vault Guide to Finance Interviews is a must for your finance job search.

What Went Wrong at Enron

Everyone's Guide to the Largest Bankruptcy in U.S. History

Author: Peter C. Fusaro,Ross M. Miller

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0471423254

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 256

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The Economics Anti-Textbook

A Critical Thinker's Guide to Microeconomics

Author: Rod Hill,Professor Tony Myatt

Publisher: Zed Books Ltd.

ISBN: 1848138296

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 320

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Mainstream textbooks present economics as an objective science free from value judgements; that settles disputes by testing hypotheses; that applies a pre-determined body of principles; and contains policy prescriptions supported by a consensus of professional opinion. The Economics Anti-Textbook argues that this is a myth - one which is not only dangerously misleading but also bland and boring. It challenges the mainstream textbooks' assumptions, arguments, models and evidence. It puts the controversy and excitement back into economics to reveal a fascinating and a vibrant field of study - one which is more an 'art of persuasion' than it is a science. The Economics Anti-Textbook's chapters parallel the major topics in the typical text, beginning with a boiled-down account of them before presenting an analysis and critique. Drawing on the work of leading economists, the Anti-Textbook lays bare the blind spots in the texts and their sins of omission and commission. It shows where hidden value judgements are made and when contrary evidence is ignored. It shows the claims made without any evidence and the alternative theories that aren't mentioned. It shows the importance of power, social context and legal framework. The Economics Anti-Textbook is the students' guide to decoding the textbooks and shows how real economics is much more interesting than most economists are willing to let on.

Introduction to Industrial Organization

Author: Luis M. B. Cabral

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 0262338947

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 440

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The study of industrial organization (IO) -- the analysis of the way firms compete with one another -- has become a key component of economics and of such related disciplines as finance, strategy, and marketing. This book provides an issue-driven introduction to industrial organization. Although formal in its approach, it is written in a way that requires only basic mathematical training. It includes a vast array of examples, from both within and outside the United States. This second edition has been thoroughly updated and revised. In addition to updated examples, this edition presents a more systematic treatment of public policy implications. It features added advanced sections, with analytical treatment of ideas previously presented verbally; and exercises, which allow for a deeper and more formal understanding of each topic. The new edition also includes an introduction to such empirical methods as demand estimation and equilibrium identification. Supplemental material is available online.