Options are great for novice and experienced investors, great for all investors who wish to expand their portfolios and make money in stock market.Learn profitable and powerful options trading strategies which will lower your risk and increase your profits in today's market.
This book contains the following topics that will guide you through the path of Options Trading Strategy.
Chapter 1 Introduction to Options
The Importance of Learning Options
The Difficult Side of Options
Chapter 2a: Advantages of Options Trading
Hedging and Speculation
The Good and the Bad Sides of Options Trading
Chapter 2b: Nature and Characteristics of Options
Options Trading Parties
What is Call Option?
What is Put Option?
The Variants of Option
Option Trade Transacting versus Closing Out
Option Pricing and How It is Done
Chapter 3: Important Options Terms to Remember
Chapter 4: Should I Buy Futures or Should I Buy Options?
Buying Futures, Buying Options
Buying Options: Short Term and Long Term
Puts and Call – Buy Them but Don’t Sell Them
How to Make Money when the Market is Falling
Buying Puts for Surefire Gains
Buying Calls to Profit From an Up Trend
How to Profit when Buying Calls from a Bottoming Out Market
Chapter 5: How to Trade F&Os in Several Market Conditions
What It Means When You Buy in Wild Swings
Buying When Risk Aversion is High
Playing the Bull Market
How to Play in the Bear Market
Direction less Markets
Playing Range Bound Markets
Playing Intra day Moves
Being a Compulsive Trader
Trading a Falling Market Caused by Crazy Valuations
Trading a Falling Market Caused by Negative News
Trading a Rising Market Caused by Increasing Interest
Selling Puts Amidst High Tendency of Risk Aversion
Trading Accumulation and Distribution
Chapter 6: Understanding the Golden Rules of F&O Trading
Start by Having a Plan
Each Single Stock is Not a Trade
Don’t Buy a Mercedes if What You Can Afford is a Motorcycle!
Set Your Trades to a Maximum Limit of Three at Any Single Time
Don’t Trade Stocks That Have No Heavy Liquidity
Trade According to the Trend
The Value of Timing
Trade the Body and not the Head of the Price Move
Always Keep Track Of Your Emotions
Learn the Value of Being Consistent and Disciplined
Reality as Opposed to One’s Belief
A Trade is Born out of Positive Expectation that is Backed by a Positive Trend
Bread and Butter Money must be for Bread and Butter Alone
Be Contrarian in Your Thinking and Not When You Go Trading
Be Patient When You Find a Trade But Not When You Cut Losses
Emotions versus F&O Trading
The Value of Moderation in F&O Trading
Having a Profit Then Going Out With a Loss
When You Average a Loss in a Futures Position, You Are Simply Burning Money!
Avoid Watching TV!
The Unique Personality of Stock Futures and Options
Getting Different Results Mean Doing Things Differently
Buy Options in Low Cost/Premium
Buy Options When a Stock, a Sector or the Market is Trending Very Strongly
The Reality after Waking up from a Dream
Open Interest – How Real Can It Be
Understanding if the Option Price is Right
So What is the Real Deal on Options
Understanding How Options Really Work
Calls and Puts
Long and Short
European and American Options
Futures or Options?
Joseph W. Koletar, PhD (Glen Rock, NJ), is a Principal and ServiceLine Leader in Ernst & Young's Forensic and Security ServicesPractice in New York. Prior to joining Ernst & Young, he wasthe director of the Forensic and Corporate Investigative Servicespractice of Deloitte & Touche LLP. Before joining the privatesector, Dr. Koletar spent twenty-five years as a special agent inthe FBI.
Understand how the psychologies of fraudsters and their victimsinteract as well as what makes auditors/investigators/regulatorslet down their guard. Learn about the psychology of fraud victims,including boards of directors and senior management, and what makesthem want to believe fraudsters, and therefore making themparticularly vulnerable to deception. Just as IT experts gave uscomputer forensics, we now have a uniquely qualified team immersedin psychology, sociology, psychiatry as well as accounting andauditing, introducing the emerging field of behavioral forensics toaddress the phenomenon of fraud.
Ever wonder what makes a white-collar criminal tick? Why doesshe or he do what they do? For the first time ever, see the mind ofthe fraudster laid bare, including their sometimes twistedrationalizations; think like a crook to catch a crook! TheA.B.C.'s of Behavioral Forensics takes you there, with expertadvice from a diverse but highly specialized authoring team ofprofessionals (three out of the four are Certified FraudExaminers): a former accounting firm partner who has a PhD inpsychology, a former FBI special agent who has been withinvestigative practices of two of the Big Four firms, an industrialpsychiatrist who has worked closely with the C-level suite of largeand small companies, and an accounting professor who hasinterviewed numerous convicted felons. Along with a fascinatingexploration of what makes people fall for the common andnot-so-common swindles, the book provides a sweepingcharacterization of the ecology of fraud using The A.B.C.'s ofBehavioral Forensics paradigm: the bad Apple (rogue executive),the bad Bushel (groups that collude and behave like gangs), and thebad Crop (representing organization-wide or evensocietally-sanctioned cultures that are toxic and corrosive). Thebook will make you take a longer look when hiring new employees andoffers a deeper more complex understanding of what happens inorganizations and in their people. The A.B.C. model will also helpthose inside and outside organizations inoculate against fraud andmake you reflect on instilling the core values of your organizationamong your people and create a culture of excellence and integritythat acts as a prophylactic against fraud. Ultimately, you willdiscover that, used wisely, behavioral methods trump solelyeconomic incentives. With business fraud on the rise globally,The A.B.C.'s of Behavioral Forensics is the must-have bookfor investigators, auditors, the C-suite and risk managementprofessionals, the boards of directors, regulators, and HRprofessionals.Examines the psychology of fraud in a practical way, relatingit to aspects of fraud prevention, deterrence, detection, andremediationHelps you understand that trust violation—the essence offraud—is a betrayal of behavioral assumptions about "trusted"peopleExplains how good people go bad and how otherwise honest peoplecross the lineUnderscores the importance of creating a culture of excellenceand integrity that inoculates an organization from fraud risk(i.e., honest behavior pays, while dishonesty is frowned upon)Provides key takeaways on what to look for when hiring newemployees and in your current employees, as well as creating andmaintaining a culture of control consciousnessIncludes narrative accounts of interviews with convictedwhite-collar criminals, as well as interpretive insights andanalysis of their rationalizationsFurnishes ideas about how to enhance professional skepticism,how to resist fraudsters, how to see through their schemes, how toinfuse internal controls with the people/behavioral element, andmake them more effective in addressing behavioral/integrityrisksProvides a solid foundation for training programs across thefraud risk management life cycle all the way from the discovery offraud to its investigation as well as remediation (so the samefraud doesn't happen again)Enables auditors/investigators to engage in self-reflection andavoid cognitive and emotional biases and traps that lead toprofessional judgment errors (e.g., overconfidence, confirmation,self-deception, groupthink, halo effect, availability,speed-accuracy trade-off, etc.)
Ever since the accounting scandals surrounding Enron andWorldCom surfaced, leading to the passage of the Sarbanes Oxley Actof 2002, as well as the continuing fall out from the Wall Streetfinancial crisis precipitating the Dodd-Frank Act of 2010, fraudhas been a leading concern for executives globally. If you thoughtyou knew everything there was to know about financial fraud, thinkagain. Get the real scoop with The A.B.C.'s of BehavioralForensics.
This outstanding reference has already taught thousands of traders the concepts of technical analysis and their application in the futures and stock markets. Covering the latest developments in computer technology, technical tools, and indicators, the second edition features new material on candlestick charting, intermarket relationships, stocks and stock rotation, plus state-of-the-art examples and figures. From how to read charts to understanding indicators and the crucial role technical analysis plays in investing, readers gain a thorough and accessible overview of the field of technical analysis, with a special emphasis on futures markets. Revised and expanded for the demands of today's financial world, this book is essential reading for anyone interested in tracking and analyzing market behavior.
This book contains the following topics that will guide you through the path of Technical Analysis Of Stock Market.
Table of Contents
A Good Trader
Traders vs. Investors
Types of Traders
Traders Type (Time basis).
Position Traders –
What is a Trend?
What are types of Trends?
Advantages of Trend Trading:
What is Swing Trading?
How does Swing Trading work?
What are the advantages of Swing Trading?
The How, When and What of a Trade
What Kind of a Trader Are You?
How to Trade Like a Master
Trading Only High Probability Opportunities
Find a Shoe That Fits Your Size.
Timing the Markets.
Your Trade Should Fit the Type of Stock You are Trading
Supply Choke or 'Punting' Markets
How Many Open Trades at a Time?
Risk Control: How to Stop Losses and Protect Your Gains
Why Some Traders Don't Use Stop Losses
Trailing Stop Loss
Stop Losses for Volatile Stocks
Using Stop Losses to Protect Your Profits
Stop Losses When Markets Open with Gaps
Stop Losses When a Stock is Being Manipulated
The Art Of Reading Charts
Overbought/ Oversold Overload
Gaps in Candlestick Charts
Weekly Charts-- For a Longer Trading Position
Using Hourly Charts 41
Be With the Stock On the 'West Side' and Let it Go On the 'East Side'.
Never Fight the Market
Don't Trade When You Don't Have Any Edge
Trading Pitfalls-- and How to Avoid Them
How much should you trade?
Buy High, Sell Higher
Going for the Jugular Trade
Trade With What You Can Afford to Lose
When Day Trading, Be a Fruit Vendor.
Winning the Game of Odds
Secrets of Open Interest
Riding the Longer Cycle
Channel Trading Systems
Improving Your Odds
Trading the Different Types of Rallies
Short Covering Rally
Long Term Rally
The Successful Trader's Psychology
Trading Replicates the Behaviour of Fish
Stop Blaming Others
Don't Have Preconceived Notions About the Market's Direction
Reading the Mind of Others Who are Trading Your Stocks
Beware the Trading Minefields
Trading Secrets from the Masters
A black swan is a highly improbable event with three principal characteristics: It is unpredictable; it carries a massive impact; and, after the fact, we concoct an explanation that makes it appear less random, and more predictable, than it was. The astonishing success of Google was a black swan; so was 9/11. For Nassim Nicholas Taleb, black swans underlie almost everything about our world, from the rise of religions to events in our own personal lives.
Why do we not acknowledge the phenomenon of black swans until after they occur? Part of the answer, according to Taleb, is that humans are hardwired to learn specifics when they should be focused on generalities. We concentrate on things we already know and time and time again fail to take into consideration what we don’t know. We are, therefore, unable to truly estimate opportunities, too vulnerable to the impulse to simplify, narrate, and categorize, and not open enough to rewarding those who can imagine the “impossible.”
For years, Taleb has studied how we fool ourselves into thinking we know more than we actually do. We restrict our thinking to the irrelevant and inconsequential, while large events continue to surprise us and shape our world. In this revelatory book, Taleb explains everything we know about what we don’t know, and this second edition features a new philosophical and empirical essay, “On Robustness and Fragility,” which offers tools to navigate and exploit a Black Swan world.
Elegant, startling, and universal in its applications, The Black Swan will change the way you look at the world. Taleb is a vastly entertaining writer, with wit, irreverence, and unusual stories to tell. He has a polymathic command of subjects ranging from cognitive science to business to probability theory. The Black Swan is a landmark book—itself a black swan.
Praise for Nassim Nicholas Taleb
“The most prophetic voice of all.”—GQ
Praise for The Black Swan
“[A book] that altered modern thinking.”—The Times (London)
“A masterpiece.”—Chris Anderson, editor in chief of Wired, author of The Long Tail
“Idiosyncratically brilliant.”—Niall Ferguson, Los Angeles Times
“The Black Swan changed my view of how the world works.”—Daniel Kahneman, Nobel laureate
“[Taleb writes] in a style that owes as much to Stephen Colbert as it does to Michel de Montaigne. . . . We eagerly romp with him through the follies of confirmation bias [and] narrative fallacy.”—The Wall Street Journal
“Hugely enjoyable—compelling . . . easy to dip into.”—Financial Times
“Engaging . . . The Black Swan has appealing cheek and admirable ambition.”—The New York Times Book Review
The book begins by tracing the historical development of emergency management from the 1800s to the present world of homeland security. It then discusses the hazards faced by emergency management and the methods of assessing hazard risk; the function of mitigation and the strategies and programs emergency management or other disciplines use to reduce the impact of disasters; and emergency management preparedness.
The book also covers the importance of communication in the emergency management of the twenty-first century; the functions and processes of disaster response; government and voluntary programs aimed at helping people and communities rebuild in the aftermath of a disaster; and international emergency management. It also addresses the impact of September 11, 2001 on traditional perceptions of emergency management; and emergency management in the post-9/11, post-Katrina environment.
* Expanded coverage of risk management * Enhanced coverage of disaster communications, including social networking sites like Twitter * More material on mitigation of disasters * Up-to-date information on the role of FEMA in the Obama administration
Daryl R. Conner, founder and chairman of the consulting firm Conner Partners, is a leading expert on change management. He has served as “change doctor” for clients that include non-profit enterprises, government agencies and administrations, and Fortune 500 companies in an array of industries such as Abbott Laboratories, PepsiCo, American Express, Catholic Healthcare West, JPMorgan Chase, and the U.S. Navy.
Based on Conner’s long-term research and his decades of consulting experience, Managing at the Speed of Change uses simple, easy-to-understand language and elegant visuals to explore the dynamics of change, and in doing so, teaches readers
• why major change is difficult to assimilate
• what distinguishes resilient individuals from those who suffer future shock
• how and why resistance forms
• how people become committed to change
• why organizational culture is so important to the success of change
• the roles most central to change in organizational settings
• why powerful teamwork is at the heart of achieving change objectives, and how to foster it
In this pioneering book, updated for the twenty-first century, Conner demonstrates how both individuals and organizations can develop the capacity not only to endure change but to thrive on it.
From the Hardcover edition.
By the author of the modern classic The Black Swan, this collection of aphorisms and meditations expresses his major ideas in ways you least expect.
The Bed of Procrustes takes its title from Greek mythology: the story of a man who made his visitors fit his bed to perfection by either stretching them or cutting their limbs. It represents Taleb’s view of modern civilization’s hubristic side effects—modifying humans to satisfy technology, blaming reality for not fitting economic models, inventing diseases to sell drugs, defining intelligence as what can be tested in a classroom, and convincing people that employment is not slavery.
Playful and irreverent, these aphorisms will surprise you by exposing self-delusions you have been living with but never recognized.
With a rare combination of pointed wit and potent wisdom, Taleb plows through human illusions, contrasting the classical values of courage, elegance, and erudition against the modern diseases of nerdiness, philistinism, and phoniness.
“Taleb’s crystalline nuggets of thought stand alone like esoteric poems.”—Financial Times
“O’Shaughnessy’s conclusion that some strategies do produce consistently strong results while others underperform could shake up the investment business.”
“What Works on Wall Street is indisputably a major contribution to empirical research on the behavior of common stocks in the United States. . . . Conceivably, the influence of What Works on Wall Street will prove immense.”
—The Financial Analysts’ Journal
“O’Shaughnessy’s latest, What Works on Wall Street, is a serious inquiry into the investment strategies that stand up under long-term scrutiny and is refreshing research for every investor.”
—Stocks and Commodities
“A bible for investment strategies. . .”
About the Book:
Recent history has witnessed one of the worst stock market beatings ever. As a result, abysmal returns are being called “the new normal,” financial “experts” are ringing the death knell of buy-and-hold, and investors’ faith in equities has hit an all-time low. You have two choices. You can abandon the stock market based on what is happening today. Or you can invest today based on what will happen in the future.
Containing all new data, What Works on Wall Street, Fourth Edition, is the only investing guide that lets you see today’s market in its proper context— as part of the historical ebb and flow of the stock market. And when you see the data, you’ll see there is no argument: Stocks work.
Now in its second decade of helping investors succeed with stocks, What Works on Wall Street continues to provide the most effective investing strategies, presenting incontrovertible data on what works and what doesn’t. Updated with current statistics and brand-new features, What Works on Wall Street offers data on almost 90 years of market performance, including:Stocks ranked by market capitalization Price-to-earnings ratios EBITDA to enterprise value Price-to-cash flow, -sales, and -book ratios Dividend, buyback, and shareholder yields One-year earnings-per-share percentage changes
Providing you with unparalleled insights into stock performance going back to 1926, What Works on Wall Street is a refreshingly calming, objective view of a subject that is usually wrapped in drama, hyperbole, and opinions that are plain wrong.
This comprehensive guide provides the objective facts and winning strategies you need; all you have to do is make the decision to ignore the so-called market experts and rely on the long-proven approach that has made What Works on Wall Street an investing classic.
Whatever happened to growth? In Revenue Management, Robert G. Cross answers this question with his ground-breaking approach to revitalizing businesses: focusing on the revenue side of the ledger instead of the cost side. The antithesis of slash-and-burn methods that left companies with empty profits and dissatisfied stockholders, Revenue Management overturns conventional thinking on marketing strategies and offers the key to initiating and sustaining growth.
Using case studies from a variety of industries, small businesses, and nonprofit organizations, Cross describes no-tech, low-tech, and high-tech methods that managers can use to increase revenue without increasing products or promotions; predict consumer behavior; tap into new markets; and deliver products and services to customers effectively and efficiently. His proven tactics will help any business dramatically improve its bottom line by meeting the challenge of matching supply with demand.
From the Trade Paperback edition.
On March 14, 2012, more than three million people read Greg Smith's bombshell Op-Ed in the New York Times titled "Why I Am Leaving Goldman Sachs." The column immediately went viral, became a worldwide trending topic on Twitter, and drew passionate responses from former Fed chairman Paul Volcker, legendary General Electric CEO Jack Welch, and New York City mayor Mike Bloomberg. Mostly, though, it hit a nerve among the general public who question the role of Wall Street in society -- and the callous "take-the-money-and-run" mentality that brought the world economy to its knees a few short years ago. Smith now picks up where his Op-Ed left off.
His story begins in the summer of 2000, when an idealistic 21-year-old arrives as an intern at Goldman Sachs and learns about the firm's Business Principle #1: Our clients' interests always come first. This remains Smith's mantra as he rises from intern to analyst to sales trader, with clients controlling assets of more than a trillion dollars.
From the shenanigans of his summer internship during the technology bubble to Las Vegas hot tubs and the excesses of the real estate boom; from the career lifeline he received from an NFL Hall of Famer during the bear market to the day Warren Buffett came to save Goldman Sachs from extinction-Smith will take the reader on his personal journey through the firm, and bring us inside the world's most powerful bank.
Smith describes in page-turning detail how the most storied investment bank on Wall Street went from taking iconic companies like Ford, Sears, and Microsoft public to becoming a "vampire squid" that referred to its clients as "muppets" and paid the government a record half-billion dollars to settle SEC charges. He shows the evolution of Wall Street into an industry riddled with conflicts of interest and a profit-at-all-costs mentality: a perfectly rigged game at the expense of the economy and the society at large.
After conversations with nine Goldman Sachs partners over a twelve-month period proved fruitless, Smith came to believe that the only way the system would ever change was for an insider to finally speak out publicly. He walked away from his career and took matters into his own hands. This is his story.
Good Profit: How Creating Value for Others Built One of the World’s Most Successful Companies is a nonfiction book that outlines the management strategy of Charles G. Koch, the chief executive officer (CEO) of Koch Industries, Inc. It builds on his 2007 book, The Science of Success: How Market-Based Management Built the World’s Largest Private Company, by including guidance on how to apply his management strategies, and answers questions about Koch Industries’s success and failures…
PLEASE NOTE: This is key takeaways and analysis of the book and NOT the original book.
Inside this Instaread of Good Profit:
· Overview of the book
· Important People
· Key Takeaways
· Analysis of Key Takeaways
John Donahue and Richard Zeckhauser show how the public sector can harness private expertise to bolster productivity, capture information, and augment resources. The authors explain how private engagement in public missions--rightly structured and skillfully managed--is not so much an alternative to government as the way smart government ought to operate. The key is to carefully and strategically grant discretion to private entities, whether for-profit or nonprofit, in ways that simultaneously motivate and empower them to create public value. Drawing on a host of real-world examples-including charter schools, job training, and the resurrection of New York's Central Park--they show how, when, and why collaboration works, and also under what circumstances it doesn't.
Collaborative Governance reveals how the collaborative approach can be used to tap the resourcefulness and entrepreneurship of the private sector, and improvise fresh, flexible solutions to today's most pressing public challenges.
In Life Inc, award-winning writer Douglas Rushkoff traces how corporations went from being convenient legal fictions to being the dominant fact of contemporary life. The resulting ideology, corporatism, has infiltrated all aspects of civics, commerce, and culture—from the founding of the first chartered monopoly to the branding of the self, from the invention of central currency to the privatization of banking, from the Victorian Great Exhibition to the solipsism of Facebook. Life Inc explains why we see our homes as investments rather than places to live, our 401(k) plans as the ultimate measure of success, and the Internet as just another place to do business. Most important, Rushkoff illuminates both how we’ve become disconnected from our world and how we can reconnect to our towns, to the value we can create, and, mostly, to one another. As the speculative economy collapses under its own weight, Life Inc shows us how to build a real and human-scaled society to take its place.
"A must-read for anyone performing business process mapping! This treasure shares step-by-stepapproaches and critical success factors, based on years of practical, customer-focused experience.A real winner!"
—Timothy R. Holmes, CPA former General Auditor, American Red Cross
"Paulette and Mike make extensive use of anecdotes and real-life examples to bring alive the topic ofbusiness process mapping. From the outset, this book will engage you and draw you into the worldof business process mapping. Who would have thought that reading about business process mapping could make you smile? Well, Mike and Paulette can make it happen! Within each chapter, theauthors provide detailed examples and exhibits used to document a process. Each chapter also includes a 'Recap' and 'Key Analysis Points' which enable the reader to distill the highlights of the chapter."
—Barbara J. Muller, CPA, CFE, Senior Lecturer, School of Accountancy W. P. Carey School of Business, Arizona State University
"Keller and Jacka cut through the drudgery of process mapping with a path-breaking approach thatenables the reader to better understand processes, how they work and how they work together toward successful achievement of business objectives. With great style and flair, this book will provide youwith a different way of thinking and new tools to assist you in process analysis and improvement. This book is a must-read for auditors, risk managers, quality improvement management, and businessprocess engineers."
—Dean Bahrman, VP and Internal Audit Director (Retired) Global Financial Services Companies
"Mike Jacka and Paulette Keller show their expertise with the application of business process mappingin increasing customer service and satisfaction in this updated and expanded edition of this popular book. With clear, practical examples and applications, this book shows the writing talents of bothauthors, and it will be used over and over by those from all lines of industries and professions. Kudos for a job well done!"
—Joan Pastor, PhD, Founding Partner, Licensed Industrial-Organizational Psychologist JPA International, Inc., Beverly Hills, California
Signed by President Obama on April 5, 2012, Title IV of the JOBS Act amends the 1930s-era Regulation A, making it far easier for businesses to raise growth capital through public offerings. It is, in effect, a new type of IPO but with much less regulation and cost.
Regulation A+: How the JOBS Act Creates Opportunities for Entrepreneurs and Investors spells out new processes that can and will have a dramatic impact on how companies obtain growth capital to create new jobs and bolster returns for investors. Some financial gurus believe that the new law, dubbed Regulation A+ due to the enhancements, will usher in a revolutionary period of growth and innovation comparable to our largest past economic expansions.
To date, much of the commentary on the JOBS Act has focused on Title III, which allows broader use of crowdfunding to raise up to $1 million per year. However, many entrepreneurs and economists believe that new changes to Regulation A will have a much greater impact on innovation and job creation. The best part? Regulation A+ lifts many constraints on soliciting funds and trading new stock issues. Among other things, readers of this book will learn how to take advantage of these provisions:Regulation A+ permits companies to raise up to $50 million, a tenfold increase over the old limit of $5 million, and much more than the crowdfunding provisions of the JOBS Act ($1 million). Regulation A+ allows companies to market IPOs to more people than just accredited investors and makes it easier to get the word out on offerings. Regulation A+ allows certain companies to avoid the SEC periodic reporting regimen (Form 10-K, Form 10-Q, Form 8-K, and proxy statements), provided that the number of shareholders is kept below revised thresholds. Regulation A+ exempts certain companies from many onerous and costly compliance requirements, including Sarbanes-Oxley.
In short, Regulation A+ greatly simplifies the capital-raising process, making it easier to grow companies, create jobs, and reward investors.
Jeremy Hope says it’s time to redefine the role of CFOs in today’s organizations, liberating them from ineffective number-crunching responsibilities and enabling them to focus on helping managers improve performance. Grounded in extensive research, Reinventing the CFO outlines seven critical roles—from streamlining redundant processes to regulating risk to identifying a few key measures—that CFOs must take on in order to successfully transform the finance operation.
Challenging many of the finance field’s accepted practices and systems, this bold book revolutionizes the role of financial managers and frees them to make smart, ethical, strategic decisions that add real value to the firm.
New Revelations: Featuring 15 explosive new chapters, this expanded edition of Perkins's classic bestseller brings the story of economic hit men (EHMs) up to date and, chillingly, home to the US. Over 40 percent of the book is new, including chapters identifying today's EHMs and a detailed chronology extensively documenting EHM activity since the first edition was published in 2004.
Former economic hit man John Perkins shares new details about the ways he and others cheated countries around the globe out of trillions of dollars. Then he reveals how the deadly EHM cancer he helped create has spread far more widely and deeply than ever in the US and everywhere else—to become the dominant system of business, government, and society today. Finally, he gives an insider view of what we each can do to change it.
Economic hit men are the shock troops of what Perkins calls the corporatocracy, a vast network of corporations, banks, colluding governments, and the rich and powerful people tied to them. If the EHMs can't maintain the corrupt status quo through nonviolent coercion, the jackal assassins swoop in. The heart of this book is a completely new section, over 100 pages long, that exposes the fact that all the EHM and jackal tools—false economics, false promises, threats, bribes, extortion, debt, deception, coups, assassinations, unbridled military power—are used around the world today exponentially more than during the era Perkins exposed over a decade ago.
The material in this new section ranges from the Seychelles, Honduras, Ecuador, and Libya to Turkey, Western Europe, Vietnam, China, and, in perhaps the most unexpected and sinister development, the United States, where the new EHMs—bankers, lobbyists, corporate executives, and others—“con governments and the public into submitting to policies that make the rich richer and the poor poorer.”
But as dark as the story gets, this reformed EHM also provides hope. Perkins offers a detailed list of specific actions each of us can take to transform what he calls a failing Death Economy into a Life Economy that provides sustainable abundance for all.
David E. Vance, C.P.A., is an instructor in the M.B.A. program at Rutgers University School of Business and director of executive development for the Rohrer Center for Management and Entrepreneurship.
A Practical Guide to Risk Management shows organizations how toimplement an effective ERM solution, starting with seniormanagement and risk and compliance professionals working togetherto categorize and assess risks throughout the enterprise. Detailedguidance is provided on the key risk categories, includingfinancial, operational, reputational, and strategic areas, alongwith practical tips on how to handle risks that overlap acrosscategories.Provides high-level guidance on how to implement enterpriserisk management across any organizationIncludes discussion of the latest trends and bestpracticesFeatures the role of IT in ERM and the tools that are availablein both assessment and on-going complianceDiscusses the key challenges that need to be overcome for asuccessful ERM initiative
Walking readers through the creation of ERM architecture andsetting up on-going monitoring and assessement processes, this isan essential book for every CFO, controller and IT manager.
Methodology and complex techniques are available. Not to deny that all these available information is good, but it would be too complicated for internal audit beginners to understand and to apply those information immediately into a guide in their first task.
Therefore, this book has been written to provide a simple yet comprehensive guides with examples that can be immediately applied!
Project Finance aims to provide:
*Overview of project finance
*Understanding of the key risks involved in project finance and techniques for mitigating risk
*Techniques for effective evaluation of project finance from both a financial and credit perspective
The author differentiates between recourse and non-recourse funding, tackles the issues of feasibility, identifies the parties normally involved with project finance plans, and details techniques for realistic cash flow preparation.
*Inspired by basic entry level training courses that have been developed by major international banks worldwide
*Will enable students, and those already in the finance profession, to gain an understanding of the basic information and principles of project finance
*Includes questions with answers, study topics, practical 'real world' examples and an extensive bibliography
Every three months, 14,000 publicly traded companies report sales and profits to their shareholders. Nothing is more important in these quarterly announcements than earnings per share, the lodestar that investors—and these days, that’s most of us—use to judge the health of corporate America. earnings per share is the number for which all other numbers are sacrificed. It is the distilled truth of a company’s health.
Too bad it’s often a lie.
The Number provides a comprehensive overview of how Wall Street and corporate America lost their way during the great bull market that began in 1982. With fresh insight, wit, and a broad historical perspective, Berenson puts the accounting fraud of the past three years in context, describing how decades of lax standards and shady practices contributed to our current economic troubles.
As the bull market turned into a bubble, Wall Street became utterly focused on “the number,” companies’ quarterly earnings. Along the way, the market lost track of what companies are really supposed to do—build profitable businesses with sustainable futures. With their pay soaring, and increasingly tied to their companies’ shares, executives were more than happy to give Wall Street the predictable earnings reports it wanted, what-ever the reality of their businesses. Accountants, analysts, money managers, and individual investors played along, while the Securities and Exchange Commission found itself overwhelmed and underequipped to cope with the earnings game.
The Number offers a unified vision of how today’s accounting scandals reflect a broader system failure. As long as investors remain too focused on the number, companies will find ways to manipulate it. Alex Berenson gives anyone who has ever invested in—or worked for—a public company the tools necessary to see beyond the cult of the number, understand accounting and its limits, and recognize patterns that can lead to fraud. After two decades of stock market hype, The Number offers a welcome dose of truth about the way Wall Street and corporate America really work.
From the Hardcover edition.
Reach for this handbook any time you need field-tested advice for investigating, categorizing, reporting and trending, and ultimately eliminating the root causes of incidents. It includes step-by-step instructions, checklists, and forms for performing an analysis and enables users to effectively incorporate the methodology and apply it to a variety of situations.
Using the structured techniques in the Root Cause Analysis Handbook, you will:Understand why root causes are important.Identify and define inherent problems.Collect data for problem-solving.Analyze data for root causes.Generate practical recommendations.
The third edition of this global classic is the most comprehensive, all-in-one package of book, downloadable resources, color-coded RCA map, and licensed access to online resources currently available for Root Cause Analysis (RCA). Called by users "the best resource on the subject" and "in a league of its own." Based on globally successful, proprietary methodology developed by ABS Consulting, an international firm with 50 years' experience in 35 countries.
Root Cause Analysis Handbook is widely used in corporate training programs and college courses all over the world. If you are responsible for quality, reliability, safety, and/or risk management, you'll want this comprehensive and practical resource at your fingertips. The book has also been selected by the American Society for Quality (ASQ) and the Risk and Insurance Society (RIMS) as a "must have" for their members.
All the steps are fully explained with screenshots from a case model which can be downloaded online and used to practice as you work through the manual. The manual contains additional chapters focussing on circularity in models and how to troubleshoot related problems. The manual also includes a guide on to how to thoroughly check a model for errors and how to resolve them, and an introduction to the key Excel keyboard shortcuts and functions that will ensure fast, accurate modelling.
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From years of experience teaching and consulting in Business Continuity and Risk, Kurt J. Engemann and Douglas M. Henderson explain everything clearly without extra words or extraneous philosophy. Your students will grasp and apply the main ideas quickly. They will feel that the authors wrote this textbook with them specifically in mind -- as if their questions are answered even before they ask them.
Covering both Business Continuity and Risk Management and how these two bodies of knowledge and practice interface, Business Continuity and Risk Management: Essentials of Organizational Resilience is a state-of-the-art textbook designed to be easy for the student to understand -- and for you, as instructor, to present.Flexible, modular design allows you to customize a study plan with chapters covering:Business Continuity and Risk principles and practices.Information Technology and Information Security.Emergency Response and Crisis Management.Risk Modeling – in-depth instructions for students needing the statistical underpinnings in Risk Management.Global Standards and Best PracticesTwo real-world case studies are integrated throughout the text to give future managers experience in applying chapter principles to a service company and a manufacturer.Chapter objectives, discussion topics, review questions, numerous charts and graphs.Glossary and Index.Full bibliography at the end of each chapter.
Extensive, downloadable classroom-tested Instructor Resources are available for college courses and professional development training, including slides, syllabi, test bank, discussion questions, and case studies.
Endorsed by The Business Continuity Institute (BCI) and The Institute of Risk Management (IRM).
"It's difficult to write a book that serves both academia and practitioners, but this text provides a firm foundation for novices and a valuable reference for experienced professionals."--Security Management Magazine
"The authors...bring the subject to life with rich teaching and learning features, making it an essential read for students and practitioners alike." – Phil
Kurt J. Engemann, PhD, CBCP, is the Director of the Center for Business Continuity and Risk Management and Professor of Information Systems in the Hagan School of Business at Iona College. He is the editor-in-chief of the International Journal of Business Continuity and Risk Management
Douglas M. Henderson, FSA, CBCP, is President of Disaster Management, Inc., and has 20+ years of consulting experience in all areas of Business Continuity and Emergency Response Management. He is the author of Is Your Business Ready for the Next Disaster? and a number of templates.
Mastering Financial Calculations starts by introducing the fundamentals of financial market arithmetic, including the core concepts of discounting, net present value, effective yields, and cash flow analysis. Next, walk step-by-step through the essential calculations and financial techniques behind money markets and futures, zero-coupon analysis, interest rate and currency swaps, bonds, foreign exchange, options, and more. Making use of many worked examples and practical exercises, the book explains challenging concepts such as forward pricing, duration analysis, swap valuation, and option pricing - all with exceptional clarity.
Whether you are a trader, fund manager, corporate treasurer, programmer, accountant, risk manager, or market student, you'll gain the ability to manipulate and apply these techniques with speed and confidence.
This text aims at educating the students the fundamentals of Corporate Finance, and explains how various theories can be applied for efficient decision making for the financial managers.
The book is conceptualized on practical approach, and explores various topics in an easy and step-by-step approach, backed by numerous examples, self-test exercises and India-centric cases.
The complex financial concepts related to capital structure, risk and return analysis, valuation of financial securities, market efficiency and portfolio management have been explained in a reader-friendly manner to provide a unique learning experience.
The book is intended for the postgraduate students of Management, and practising financial managers.
• The chapters are backed by strong practical experience of in-depth financial analysis of Companies.
• Supplemented with real-life examples and scenarios in a concise and comprehensive presentation.
• India-centric cases to create an interactive class room environment.
• Topics for further research have been included on each major topic as ‘Researchable Issues’.
• Each chapter contains side-boxes to highlight the important points for quick revision.
• Each chapter is incorporated with Review Questions, Practice Exercises and Self-Test Questions to add analytical approach to the subject.
• Revision set and PPT slides provided as web support.
• Solutions Manual for instructors, available on request.
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Tony in his straight-forward, jargon free style provides the investor and business owner with a simple guide to protecting assets, reducing tax and keeping wealth in the family for future generations.
Inside you’ll discover how to:
1. Protect assets that have been accumulated in your personal name.
2. Ensure that your wealth is passed securely to your descendants and is not diluted by in-laws who marry into the family.
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The new edition continues and extends the wisdom, innovations and strategies of previous editions, by introducing new material on recent incidents, and adding an extensive new section that shows how many accidents occur through simple miscommunications within the organization, and how strightforward changes in design can often remove or reduce opportunities for human errors.
Kletz' approach to learning as deeply as possible from previous experiences is made yet more valuable in this new edtion, which for the first time brings together the approaches and cases of "What Went Wrong" with the managerially focussed material previously published in "Still Going Wrong". Updated and supplemented with new cases and analysis, this fifth edition is the ultimate resource of experienced based anaylsis and guidance for the safety and loss prevention professionals.
* A million dollar bestseller, this trusted book is updated with new material, including the Texas City and Buncefield incidents, and supplemented by material from Trevor Kletz's 'Still Going Wrong'
* Now presents a complete analysis of the design, operational and for the first time, managerial causes of process plant accidents and disasters, plus their aftermaths
* Case histories illustrate what went wrong, why it went wrong, and then guide readers in how to avoid similar tragedies: learn from the mistakes of others
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"COSO ERM is a thoughtful introduction to the challenges of riskmanagement at the enterprise level and contains a wealth ofinformation on dealing with it through the use of the COSOframework. Detailed procedures covering a wide variety ofsituations are followed by a thorough explanation of how each isdeployed. As a project management professional, I appreciate howthe author addresses the need for risk management at a projectlevel. His background as someone who 'practices what they preach'and realizes the impact of the Sarbanes-Oxley auditing rules comesthrough clearly in the book, and it should be mandatory reading foranyone seeking to understand how to tackle their own ERMissues."
--Greg Gomel, PMP, CQM, CSQE, ITIL, Director, Project Management,Insight North America
"This volume clearly and comprehensively outlines the usefulnessof COSO Enterprise Risk Management guidance. It should provideconsiderable benefit to those having governance responsibilities inthis important area."
--Curtis Verschoor, L & Q Research Professor, School ofAccountancy and MISDePaul University, Chicago
Transform your company's internal control function into avaluable strategic tool
Today's companies are expected to manage a variety of risks thatwould have been unthinkable a decade ago. More than ever, it isvital to understand the dimensions of risk as well as how to bestmanage it to gain a competitive advantage.
COSO Enterprise Risk Management clearly enablesorganizations of all types and sizes to understand and bettermanage their risk environments and make better decisions throughuse of the COSO ERM framework.
A pragmatic guide for integrating ERM with COSO internalcontrols, this important book:Offers you expert advice on how to carry out internal controlresponsibilities more efficientlyUpdates you on the ins and outs of the COSO Report and itsemergence as the new platform for understanding all aspects of riskin today's organizationShows you how an effective risk management program, followingCOSO ERM, can help your organization to better comply with theSarbanes-Oxley ActKnowledgeably explains how to implement an effective ERMprogram
COSO Enterprise Risk Management is the invaluable workingresource that will show you how to identify risks, avoid pitfallswithin your corporation, and keep it moving ahead of thecompetition.
Internal Control Audit and Compliance provides completeguidance toward the latest framework established by the Committeeof Sponsoring Organizations (COSO). With clear explanations andexpert advice on implementation, this helpful guide shows auditorsand accounting managers how to document and test internal controlsover financial reporting with detailed sections covering eachelement of the framework. Each section highlights the latestchanges and new points of emphasis, with explicit definitions ofinternal controls and how they should be assessed and tested.Coverage includes easing the transition from older guidelines, withstep-by-step instructions for implementing the new changes. The newframework identifies seventeen new principles, each of which areexplained in detail to help readers understand the new and emergingbest practices for efficiency and effectiveness.
The revised COSO framework includes financial and non-financialreporting, as well as both internal and external reportingobjectives. It is essential for auditors and controllers tounderstand the new framework and how to document and test under thenew guidance. This book clarifies complex codification and providesan effective strategy for a more rapid transition.Understand the new COSO internal controls frameworkDocument and test internal controls to strengthen businessprocessesLearn how requirements differ for public and non-publiccompaniesIncorporate improved risk management into the newframework
The new framework is COSO's first complete revision since therelease of the initial framework in 1992. Companies have becomeaccustomed to the old guidelines, and the necessary procedures havebecome routine – making the transition to align with the newframework akin to steering an ocean liner. Internal ControlAudit and Compliance helps ease that transition, with clearexplanation and practical implementation guidance.
The prime aim of the CE Directive is to ensure that "all industrial products that are placed on the market do not compromise the safety and health of users when properly installed, maintained and used in accordance with their intended purpose. Users and third parties should be provided with a high level of protection and the devices should attain the performance levels claimed by the manufacturer."
This book explains the meaning of CE Marking, its history, how the Directive can affect all manufacturers of industrial products, its current status, its associated quality management requirements, and how manufacturers can easily and cost-effectively meet the requirements for CE Conformance.Essential information for any manufacturer or distributor wishing to trade in the European UnionPractical and easy to understand
Whether you are a Private Investigator needing a Guide to Forensics, or a business owner looking to protect your financial interests in a growing entrepreneurial company, this book is a must-read. As most of us have found out, there are two ways to learn: experience or having a great mentor. The latter is much more cost-effective.
This book is just that - a great lesson in all aspects of protecting your company. It is nothing less than a treasure trove of information, advice and exposition regarding just about every area of corporate investigations. If you have concerns about privacy, asset protection and anti-fraud measures, this book is for you!
This guide for business leaders examines risk and opportunity through the lens of some of the worlds most respected visionaries, including Howard Schultz, Andy Grove, Peter Huntsman, John Krafcik, Peter Leibinger, Doug Hepper, and many more.
These visionaries looked beyond financial performance to see opportunitiesand they did so by understanding uncertainty. Then, they decisively acted to create measurable results that coincided with the future they envisioned.
Find out how they did it, and learn how to:
identify, define, and convert uncertainty into value;
become more opportunistic when facing uncertainty;
develop the skill to spot where advantages are likely to emerge; and
create an environment where managers and leaders complement each other.
Filled with case studies on companies such as Hyundai, Starbucks, Roche, and Intel, this guide delivers proven ways to create value and leverage uncertainty. It is the culmination of a decade of research and interaction with dozens of companies and growth leaders who prove that pursuing a market driven strategy to navigating uncertainty will gain measurable market advantage.