Visual Guide to Financial Markets

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A highly visual look at major investment opportunities from the minds at Bloomberg

The essential guide for anyone trying to get a handle on the fundamentals of investing, the Bloomberg Visual Guide to Financial Markets distills 30 years of Bloomberg expertise into one straightforward, easy-to-read volume. The book teaches readers about three basic investment options—governments, companies, and real assets, including gold and other commodities—and offers valuable insights into money-market securities, bonds, stocks, derivatives, mutual funds, exchange-traded funds, and alternatives.

Designed to help financial professionals, students of finance, and individual investors understand the markets in which they're investing, the book begins with simple investments before moving on to more complex choices.

  • Explains bonds, stocks, derivatives, mutual funds, exchange-traded funds, and alternatives such as hedge funds
  • Explores the three Rs of returns, risks, and relative value that are associated with each type of investment
  • Provides a highly visual presentation with an emphasis on graphics and professional applications

The Bloomberg Visual Guide to Financial Markets gives the reader a clear picture of what underlies market structure, instruments, and dynamics and how to capitalize on these elements.

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About the author

David Wilson has covered financial markets since the 1980s. He has served as a managing editor, bureau chief, columnist, radio host, and stock market reporter at Bloomberg News, and has taught business and financial journalism courses that he created to staff members worldwide. He currently writes the "Chart of the Day" column for Bloomberg and reports on stocks hourly for Bloomberg Radio.

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Publisher
John Wiley & Sons
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Published on
Jul 12, 2012
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Pages
192
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ISBN
9781118233252
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Language
English
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Genres
Business & Economics / Finance / General
Business & Economics / General
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This content is DRM protected.
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This book was the inspiration for the ITV drama Dark Angel. As one of the UK’s leading commentators, David Wilson shows how some serial killers stay in the headlines whilst others rapidly become invisible - or “unseen”. Yet Mary Ann Cotton is not just the first but perhaps the 1st’s most prolific female serial killer, with more victims than Myra Hindley, Rosemary West, Beverly Allit or male predators such as Jack the Ripper and Dennis Nilsen. But her own north east of England (and criminologists) apart, she remains largely forgotten, despite poisoning to death up to 21 victims in Britain’s ‘arsenic century’. Exploding myths that every serial killer is a ‘monster’, the author draws attention to Cotton’s charms, allure, capability, skill and ambition - drawing parallels or contrasting the methods and lifestyles of other serial killers from Victorian to modern times. He also shows how events cannot be separated from their social context – here the industrial revolution, growing mobility, women’s emancipation and greater assertiveness. And concerning the reticence of ‘human nature’, like Dr Harold Shipman, Cotton was allowed to go on killing despite reasons to suspect her. The book contains other resonances to aid understanding of how serial murderers can go undiscovered despite such things as coincidence, gossip, whispers or motives that become more obvious with the benefit of hindsight. It is also a detective story in which the persistence of a single individual saw Cotton tried and executed, events analysed first-hand from the archives and location visits as the author fills the gaps in a remarkable story. By a leading expert on serial killers; Meticulously researched and highly readable; Fresh interpretations mean this book is destined to be the definitive title on Mary Ann Cotton. ‘An enthralling read…David Wilson does not write generic ‘true crime’, but history of the highest order’: Judith Flanders, best-selling author, journalist and historian. David Wilson is Professor of Criminology and Director of the Centre for Applied Criminology at Birmingham City University. An ex-prison governor he has broadcast for the BBC, Channel 4, Sky and Channel 5 (where he presents ‘Killers Behind Bars’). His books include Serial Killers: Hunting Britons and Their Victims 1960-2006 (2007) and Looking for Laura: Public Criminology and Hot News (2011).
No other equine quick reference comes close to providing this much accurate, timely, and clinically useful diagnostic and therapeutic information. Clinical Veterinary Advisor: The Horse is six books in one -- Diseases and Disorders, Procedures and Techniques, Differential Diagnosis, Laboratory Tests, Clinical Algorithms, and a Drug Formulary. Plus, a companion website gives you convenient, searchable access to the full text and other useful tools. Covering hundreds of current topics in a concise at-a-glance format, this authoritative resource from David A. Wilson, DVM and a group of respected contributors is a must-have guide for the busy equine or mixed-practice practitioner.A consistent, easy-reference format allows for quick retrieval of practical, clinical information.A wealth of high-quality illustrations clearly demonstrates key concepts and procedures.Concise, at-a-glance format offers six books in one with these sections: Diseases and Disorders provides at-a-glance coverage of nearly 500 common medical problems, arranged alphabetically for immediate access. Each entry presents the topic in the sequence it follows clinically, including: history and physical exam findings, diagnostic testing, treatment (including specific medications and dosages), prognosis, and recommended monitoring. References for each topic support the data presented.Procedures and Techniques offers illustrated, step-by-step instructions for understanding and performing over 100 important clinical procedures.Differential Diagnosis displays nearly every possible cause for 65 different clinical disorders.Laboratory Tests summarizes essential information needed for interpreting 110 laboratory tests.Clinical Algorithms provides easy-to-follow, step-by-step guidance to clinical assessment and treatment planning for 50 of the most common clinical conditions/disorders.Drug Formulary is a compilation of dosages and other relevant information by expert Nathan Slovis, DVM for 145 new and current medications.A companion website includes the complete text of the book in a fully searchable format, which allows quick access to any topic and its related information in the six different sections. The website also includes a searchable drug formulary, a color image collection, clinical algorithms, and 50 client education sheets available in both English and Spanish.

The Routledge Handbook on Spaces of Urban Politics

provides a comprehensive statement and reference point for urban politics. The scope of this handbook’s coverage and contributions engages with and reflects upon the most important, innovative and recent critical developments to the interdisciplinary field of urban politics, drawing upon a range of examples from within and across the Global North and Global South.

This handbook is organized into nine interrelated sections, with an introductory chapter setting out the rationale, aims and structure of the Handbook, and short introductory commentaries at the beginning of each part. It questions the eliding of ‘urban politics’ into the ‘politics of the city’, reconsidering the usefulness of the distinction between ‘old’ and ‘new’ urban politics, considering issues of ‘class’, ‘gender’, ‘race’ and the ways in which they intersect, appear and reappear in matters of urban politics, how best to theorize the roles of capital, the state and other actors, such as social movements, in the production of the city and, finally, issues of doing urban political research. The various chapters explore the issues of urban politics of economic development, environment and nature in the city, governance and planning, the politics of labour as well as living spaces. The concluding sections of the Handbook examine the politics over alternative visions of cities of the future and provide concluding discussions and reflections, particularly on the futures for urban politics in an increasingly ‘global’ and multidisciplinary context.

With over forty-five contributions from leading international scholars in the field, this handbook provides critical reviews and appraisals of current conceptual and theoretical approaches and future developments in urban politics. It is a key reference to all researchers and policy-makers with an interest in urban politics.

This book contains stories, experiences, and advice from a forty-year career in public safety with emphasis on fire safety, fire inspectors, and severe weather. “David Wilson is one of the most knowledgeable fire inspectors in America. His book, Fire in Our Lives, is masterful in the way that it weaves together the law and his life experiences as a fire inspector. Fire officials will be inspired and learn as well as the general public. David’s practical application will make each home safer today.” —Joey Bee, author and environmental scientist “David does an excellent job of pointing out various items around the home that should be maintained to prevent fires. He does a fantastic job of illustrating how we can make our homes safer and we feel this is a must read for every property manager and homeowner.” —Jason Kapica, vice president, Dryer Vent Wizard International, LLC “Expect the unexpected, even if things seem to be going the same way as last time. This book will help you prepare personally and professionally.” —Thomas Nicolette, fire captain “As a public servant, David Wilson provided essential fire safety services via inspections and education. Fire in Our Lives will educate most and reinforce to others, the roll everyone has in keeping our communities safe.” —Captain Glenn Darden, NJ state police (.ret) David has been awarded by the American Red Cross, Jaycees, Knights of Columbus, Elks, Rotary, VFW, American Legion, NJ Citizen’s Alliance for Fire Safety, and NJ Legislature. He has been published by Fire Engineering, Fire House, and numerous local newspapers, magazines, and websites.
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