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LEAPS Trading Strategies: Powerful Techniques for Options Trading Success

Investors are increasingly turning to LEAPS (Long-Term Equity AnticiPation Securities) to combine the advantages of options trading with the benefits and security of a longer time frame. Here, Marty Kearney of the Options Institute at the Chicago Board Options Exchange examines the wide range of practical and effective strategies for managing LEAPS, and shows you how to match these strategies to your own risk profile. Learn how to ta...

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The Handbook of Credit Risk Management

This book is well written and easy to understand even for lay people without much knowledge of finance. After reading this book, one should have a solid qualitative understanding of credit risk management. The reader is given a broad overview of credit risk and analysis as well as of financial instruments like CDOs, CLOs, and Mortgage Backed Securities. For anyone trying to understand modern financial instruments and practices, this ...

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Getting it Wrong: How Faulty Monetary Statistics Undermine the Fed, the Financial System, and the Economy

I would never fly in an airplane designed by an economist. Unfortunately, I have to live in an economy where policy makers listen to economists. Professor Barnett, a former rocket scientist, shows clearly how important it is that economists pay attention to details and teaches economists how to do far better. Until economists absorb these lessons, the policy makers they advise will be flying blind. Leading up to the financial crisis,...

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Chasing the Same Signals

Much has been made of the activities of "High Frequency Traders" during the Global Financial Crisis. In many cases they have been vilified, but often out of ignorance about the vital function that they perform in today's hyper-speed financial markets. Brian sets out to demystify High Frequency Trading and does so in an eminently readable fashion. This book will appeal to anyone, market professional or not, who wants to understand thi...

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Asia's Turning Point

As a regional director in Asia, I have found this book to be a valuable resource for business. Asian economies are so different (e.g., Japan's per capita GDP is about 50 times that of Vietnam's) that a one-size-fits-all approach will not work. So you need to tailor things, and to do that, you need to know what is going on in the different economies. That is where this book comes in very handy as a primer: the introductory chapters sp...

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Invest in Penny Stocks: A Guide to Profitable Trading

A good read for a novice like me. If you have money to gamble with, you could go to the casino or put it in a mutual fund or index funds or bonds or the next thing some expert says to do. So I look at many things and figure the more you read or learn about things I could lose my own money as well as paying an expert to lose it for me. So for me knowing little when I bought the book I now know a little bit more. Von Peter Leeds does a...

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Trading Full Circle

Trading Full Circle: the Complete Underground Trader System for Timing and Profiting in All Financial Markets is a great book for anyone interested in learning important and successful strategies, making a lot of money, and just gaining experience. Trading Full Circle is a must read for anyone that has the desire to learn and succeed in day trading. With clear examples and charts of each setup, I found the book easy to read and under...

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Conversations with Green Gurus

The authors have collected a group of leaders who together encapsulate the green movement at this moment in history. Crisply edited and very readable. Highly recommended. The people in this book are pioneers – pioneers who identified early on just where we are headed if we don’t start tackling the environmental mess that we have created. But their message isn’t one of utter doom and gloom. They show how businesses in particular can l...

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Maynard's Revenge: The Collapse of Free Market Macroeconomics

Maynard's Revenge offers a broad rigorous account of the creation, consolidation, and eventual eclipse of Keynesian theory, as well as the phoenix-like return of Keynesianism. With his nose to the empirical ground, Lance Taylor compellingly builds his case that Keynes was correct about how to do macroeconomics in our world. But Taylor goes beyond Keynes, showing how 'ideas from the Master' have been extended by his many disciples int...