• Puzzles & quizzes

      Logic Problems for Money Minds

      by Philip. Jenks

      Add the following numbers up, out loud, in order, and as quickly as you can:1,000 + 40 + 1,000 + 30 + 1,000 + 20 + 10If the number you got was the one in brackets at the bottom of the page, you need this book!The 42 conundrums, problems and riddles in this book have been collected by the editors over many years. The tests are designed to be not only fun, but also instructive. In taking them, you will learn a lot about logical reasoning, but perhaps even more about yourself and your brain! The best part is, having tested your own mental agility, you will have an arsenal of tricks to inflict on friends and colleagues.The book includes a variety of different type of puzzles, tests and tricks. Some are straight numeracy tests, some are word plays, some are logic traps, and some require serious lateral thinking. A few of them are easy, but all demand some mental exertion. One of them was even devised by Einstein!From the Introduction:"Warren Buffett, the world's most successful investor, posed the following question to shareholders in one of his Berkshire Hathaway annual reports:'How many legs does a dog have if you call its tail a leg?'If you said 5, go to the back of the class. The answer is 4. 'Just because you call its tail a leg," says Buffett, 'doesn't mean it is a leg.'He used the riddle as an allegory for accounting shenanigans. When a company says it has made ""50 million profit", its claim should be regarded critically. Accounting rules may allow a finance director to declare X as profit, but that doesn't mean X is profit. As the saying goes, 'Profit is a matter of opinion. Cash is a matter of fact'.The conundrums, tests and tricks in this book are in the same spirit as Buffett's dog riddle. They are meant to entertain and educate. Some are straight numeracy tests, some are word plays, some are logic traps, and some require lateral thinking. A few of them are easy. Most demand some mental exertion. One was devised by Einstein."(5,000)

    • Personal finance

      7 Winning Strategies for Trading Forex

      Real and Actionable Techniques for Profiting from the Currency Markets

      by Grace Cheng

      Many traders go around searching for that one perfect trading strategy that works all the time in the global FOREX (foreign exchange/currency) market. Frequently, they will complain that a strategy doesn't work. Few people understand that successful trading of the FOREX market entails the application of the right strategy for the right market condition.7 Winning Strategies For Trading Forex covers:- Why people should be paying attention to the FOREX market, which is the world's largest and most liquid financial market- How understanding the structure of this market can be beneficial to the independent trader- How to overcome the odds and become a successful trader- How you can select high-probability trades with good entries and exits.Grace Cheng highlights seven trading strategies, each of which is to be applied in a unique way and is designed for differing market conditions. She shows how traders can use the various market conditions to their advantage by tailoring the strategy to suit each one.This revealing book also sheds light on how the FOREX market works, how you can incorporate sentiment analysis into your trading, and how trading in the direction of institutional activity can give you a competitive edge in the trading arena.This invaluable book is ideal for new and current traders wanting to improve their trading performance.Filled with practical advice, this book is a must-read for traders who want to know exactly how they can make money in the FOREX market.

    • Monetary economics

      Foreign Exchange

      The Complete Deal : A Comprehensive Guide to the Theory and Practice of the Forex Market

      by James Sharpe

      The foreign exchange market is the largest and most liquid financial market in the world. In recent years its volatility has been especially pronounced, which has posed problems for investors, companies and governments attempting to manage their economies. The management of exchange rates has become integral to economic performance and to the political landscape.'Foreign Exchange, The Complete Deal', part of Harriman House's Applied Essentials series, is a comprehensive guide to this broad and exciting market, and how it is traded. James Sharpe, a foreign exchange practitioner with more than 30 years' experience, unravels the important features of the Forex market to give a clear understanding of the issues and processes involved in foreign exchange transactions.This book begins with an exploration of the historical and theoretical background to the markets as they exist today. The transition from a fixed exchange rate system to a floating system is examined and insight is given on the processes that determine exchange rates and how the system employed impacts government policy. There is also a detailed section about the influence interventions by central banks have on the market.The focus then moves to foreign exchange in practice, the core of the book. Topics covered include:- The range of foreign exchange transactions available - including spot, forward, broken date, non-deliverable forwards (NDFs), swaps and options - and how they can be used, with clear worked examples- How foreign exchange prices are quoted; bid-offer spreads; pips- How foreign exposures are hedged- How banks and dealers cover their exposure in the market and make profits- A discussion of tools that are used to analyse the market, including technical analysis- Factors that influence foreign exchange prices on a daily basis including a detailed look at liquidity- How professional traders analyse markets and provide a blueprint for professional trading- How best to choose and manage the relationship with foreign exchange providersThis is an indispensable guide for those who need to understand more about the commercial realities of currency trading and hedging, providing a clear and thorough explanation of the complete world of foreign exchange.

    • Monetary economics
      January 2012

      4 Keys to Profitable Forex Trend Trading

      Unlocking the Profit Potential of Trending Currency Pairs

      by Christopher Weaver

      The forex market is huge, and the potential to make money from it immense, but how should you structure your trading in order to profit from it? Technical analyst Christopher Weaver shows you how to improve your trading of trending currency pairs using trend lines, channels, Fibonacci retracements and symmetrical triangles.These are the four keys to making money trading forex. And this is no surface guide; the author explores in-depth how every key works, why they are useful, their different variations, and, most importantly, two practical strategies for each which take full advantage of their strengths.The concepts behind the keys can sound mysterious, but Christopher lays bare their workings with plain English and sharp insight. Fully illustrated with charts and examples, this is a unique and essential guide to making successful trades in the most exciting market out there.

    • Humour collections & anthologies

      500 of the Most Witty, Acerbic & Erudite Things Ever Said About Money

      by Philip Jenks

      A collection of the most memorable quotes on money, wealth, investment, and business success, from a wide variety of sources. Including:- Legendary investors: Warren Buffett, Peter Lynch, Jim Slater- Old-time billionaires: John D. Rockefeller, J. Paul Getty, Andrew Carnegie- Big swinging dicks: Bill Gates, Chris Gent, Allan Leighton- Entrepreneurs: Sam Walton, Ray Kroc, Jeff Bezos- Wits: H.L. Mencken, Oscar Wilde and Dorothy Parker- Comedians: Woody Allen, Steve Martin and Stephen Fry- Bankers and economists: Milton Friedman, J.K. Galbraith, John Maynard Keynes- Statesmen: Napoleon, Churchill, Thatcher- Rogues: Robert Maxwell, Ivan Boesky, Al Capone- Philosophers: Hegel, Goethe, Aristotleand many more!Ordered by subject, with a comprehensive index, this book contains sharp insights, witty one-liners, and thoughtful observations of the highest calibre.Whether you want something fun to dip into, or you want to pepper your conversation and writing with apercus which will have your audience gasping in admiration, this is the source.

    • Business, Economics & Law
      January 2015

      The Power of Thought and Wealth

      by Dina Marielle

      Self-development in personal finance and prosperity. This book will provide the readers useful ideas and tips to improve their personal economic and prosperity. Do you experience complex debt and growing pile of bills you can`t maintain? Do you want to clean up and streamline your expenses? Do you want to earn more money? Are you confronted with unrealized goals? Do you want to do something extraordinary and become really rich? Do you think wanting lots of money makes you greedy? Do you want better harmony and quality of life? This book is about you, your mind as well as improvements in finance and prosperity. Rightholder: dina.marielle@getmail.com All rights available, excluding English language rights. I am also lookin for agent representation.

    • Business, Economics & Law
      May 2018

      Stabilitätspolitik

      Theoretische Grundlagen und institutionelle Alternativen

      by Helmut Wagner

      Dieses Lehrbuch behandelt die Frage der Notwendigkeit von Stabilitätspolitik, untersucht deren Vor- und Nachteile und stellt die Alternativen der Stabilitätspolitik eingehend dar. Der Versuch der gleichzeitigen politischen Stabilisierung von Sozialproduktentwicklung (mit Beschäftigung) und Preisniveau wird dabei als Stabilitätspolitik verstanden.Basierend auf den Erfahrungen der jüngsten Finanz- und Wirtschaftskrise wurden in der 11. Auflage eine Vielzahl von Ergänzungen und Aktualisierungen vorgenommen. Zudem wurden einige Unterkapitel wesentlich erweitert, beispielsweise der Abschnitt über die Herleitung und die kritische Diskussion des neukeynesianischen Basismodells.Eine weitere Neuerung betrifft auch die aktuelle Debatte um die ausgedehnte Niedrigzinsphase in Europa und der Unfähigkeit der Europäischen Zentralbank durch konventionelle und unkonventionelle geldpolitische Maßnahmen die Inflation adäquat zu steuern.

    • Teaching, Language & Reference
      October 1991

      Außenwirtschaftstheorie

      by Franz Gehrels

      Außenwirtschaftstheorie - komprimiert und anspruchsvoll, aber luzide und verständlich.

    • Teaching, Language & Reference
      September 1995

      Einführung in die Makroökonomie

      Statische, komparativ-statische und dynamische Theorie des Einkommens und der Beschäftigung

      by Sigurd Klatt

      Didaktisch exzellente Einführung in die Makroökonomie - statische, komparativ-statische und dynamische Analyse -, die sich an den Studenten im Grund- und Hauptstudium richtet, der sich zum ersten Mal mit dem Stoffgebiet der Ex ante-Makroökonomie befaßt.

    • Business, Economics & Law
      September 2018

      Central Bank Balance Sheet and Real Business Cycles

      by Mustapha Akinkunmi

      Central Bank Balance Sheet and Real Business Cycles argues that a deeper comprehension of changes to the central bank balance sheet can lead to more effective policymaking. Any transaction engaged in by the central bank—issuing currency, conducting foreign exchange operations, investing its own funds, intervening to provide emergency liquidity assistance and carrying out monetary policy operations—influences its balance sheet. Despite this, many central banks throughout the world have largely ignored balance sheet movements, and have instead focused on implementing interest rates. In this book, Mustapha Abiodun Akinkunmi highlights the challenges and controversies faced by central banks in the past and present when implementing policies, and analyzes the links between these policies, the central bank balance sheet, and the consequences to economies as a whole. He argues that the composition and evolution of the central bank balance sheet provides a valuable basis for understanding the needs of an economy, and is an important tool in developing strategies that would most effectively achieve policy goals. This book is an important resource for anyone interested in monetary policy or whose work is effected by the actions of the policies of central banks.

    • Macroeconomics
      October 2018

      Economic Growth

      Theory and Practice

      by Editor(s): Ahmet Gülmez, Furkan Beşel

      Today, the average person in the world lives a more comfortable life compared to the richest people in the last century and, in fact, their life is more comfortable than even the kings of the previous centuries. We owe this situation first and foremost to the high growth rates that gained momentum after the industrial revolution. Although high welfare level is not dependent upon economic growth alone, it is a prerequisite for welfare. Nobody craves equality in poverty. In this book, in addition to the theoretical development of economic growth, the sources and potential effects of economic growth have been analysed using various methods. As such, it will serve as an essential reference work for researchers and policy makers.

    • Monetary economics
      August 2015

      The European Union and the Challenges of the New Global Context

      by Editor(s): Ileana Tache

      This book investigates the new challenges confronted by the EU as an international actor within the context of recent economic and political developments, with particular attention to common foreign and security policies; the appraisal of development-aid policies; EU sanctions in the post-Soviet space, as harder instruments complementing the toolbox of the EU “soft power” polity; preferential trade agreements as a key element of EU external trade policy; external relations of the EU; international aspects of the monetary policy of the ECB in the context of the financial and sovereign debt crisis; massive capital flows and the boom-bust cycle in the emerging Europe; and the macroeconomic modelling of the relationship between the EU and the rest of the world.Thoroughly up-to-date, the contributions to this volume offer analyses of recent, tense global events, including EU responses to the uprising in Arab countries and the Ukrainian conflict.The book concludes with the proposal of a unique macroeconomic model in which the EU is conceptualised as constituting a block “against” the rest of the world, but also a two country model in itself, made up of Eurozone and non-Eurozone members.

    • Business, Economics & Law
      July 2015

      Tourism Economics

      A Practical Perspective

      by Editor(s): Metin Kozak, Nazmi Kozak

      This book examines tourism economics in detail, providing a range of specific case studies of tourism operations in various countries across the world. The contributors to this volume are from diverse locations, with ten countries across four continents represented, namely Canada, China, Greece, India, Iran, Poland, Portugal, South Africa, Spain, and the USA. The book is systematic in structure and thorough in content, and will be useful for both academics and tourism professionals seeking to update their knowledge and practice of tourism economics and to contribute to the field by developing further research proposals at both the micro and macro levels.

    • Monetary economics
      November 2008

      Consequences of the European Monetary Integration on Financial Systems

      by Editor(s): Daniel Stavárek and Stanislav Polouček

      The volume consists of twelve chapters that represent updated and revised versions of papers presented at the 11th International Conference on Finance and Banking which took place at Silesian University - School of Business Administration in Karviná, Czech Republic on 17 – 18 October 2007. The chapters are arranged in three thematic parts focusing on exchange rates, financial markets and monetary policy. The purpose of the book is to identify effects of the European monetary integration in financial systems of original, new and potential euro area member countries. The book also aims to evaluate how different are the effects in countries at different stage of the integration process and how important are the implications for national economic policies. Although each chapter is originally an independent study all of them were selected by the editors in order to create consistent book offering a rich blend of well grounded theory, innovative empirical approaches, fresh ideas, and striking conclusions. Contributors include scholars, researchers, central bankers and financial practitioners from respected universities and financial institutions.“I highly recommend this book to everyone, economist or not, who want to better understand the enormous challenges that financial systems nowadays have to face, particularly in the context of the European monetary integration. One of the main advantages of this book is that it does not reflect the opinion of only one author, but instead, it presents the views of 23 authors, all academics and qualified researchers, working in well known universities and research institutions from different EU and non EU countries.”— Candida Ferreira, Associate Professor, School of Economics and Management, Technical University of Lisbon (ISEG-UTL) and Research Unit on Complexity and Economics (UECE)“Analyzing the consequences of the European monetary integration on financial systems is certainly a challenging task, but this book tackles it very successfully by presenting a rich collection of highly original studies on the most relevant issues: exchange rate convergence of euro-candidates, inflation targeting, portfolio choice, volatility, yield curve disturbances and many others, currently debated in finance, macroeconomics and political economy. The International Conference on Finance and Banking at Silesian University in Karviná is a well established scientific event where the hottest issues in the financial scenario are analyzed from an international perspective.”— Marco Mazzoli, Associate Professor of Monetary and International Economics, Director of CESPEM, Università Cattolica del S. Cuore, Italy

    • Macroeconomics
      June 2018

      Factors of EU Economic Growth

      A Multi-Level Investigation

      by Author(s): Florin-Teodor Boldeanu

      This book will appeal to scholars and policymakers who deal with and/or are conducting research on the factors of economic growth. At present, there is no unified growth model that is feasible for every investigation. As such, this volume offers key insights into the factors that are most relevant in explaining growth variation at country, regional and metropolitan levels. In order to acquaint the reader with the concepts related to the subject, two theoretical chapters detail the schools of thought and the models that were formulated in the past. Three empirical chapters then present an up-to-date and a multi-level investigation, using the most comprehensive models, for the European Union. The results of this book are policy-oriented and will serve to help close the gaps between EU countries and regions.

    • Economics
      October 2013

      Advances in Monetary Policy Design

      Applications to the Gulf Monetary Union

      by Author(s): William A. Barnett and Ryadh M. Alkhareif

      In response to the recent financial crisis, many countries have initiated monetary stimulus packages. Maintaining proper measures of monetary aggregates is of particular importance for such economic policies. However, many central banks worldwide use the simple-sum monetary indexes, which ignore the liquidity characteristics of financial assets. Using the simple-sum indexes can produce misleading information, especially for broad monetary aggregates within which financial assets are not likely to be perfect substitutes.This book focuses on alternative economic stability indicators, and outlines the methods for constructing proper monetary and financial indicators – known as Divisia indexes. The Divisia monetary indexes are designed to measure accurately the liquidity in the economy by assigning different weights to different financial assets according to their usefulness in transactions. This book is highly relevant to economists interested in monetary policy and the construction of core inflation indicators and proper monetary indexes, in accordance with aggregation and index number theory. This book is the first to publish Divisia-based money supply indexes and core inflation indicators for the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries and for the Gulf Monetary Union. Researchers who use the financial data published by GCC central banks can use our indexes and findings to examine the interactions among the relevant macro-economic variables.

    • International economics
      October 2018

      Economic Strategies in Times of Crises

      The Builders of the New World

      by Author(s): Marius Stoicescu

      This book is the result of the selection and processing of the ideas underlying historical events. All conflicts are carefully prepared and nobody goes to battle without a well-defined strategy. So-called spontaneous events are planned years before, and nothing is left to chance. Everything is amplified according to a logic which is verified by human nature, by education or the lack thereof. It is critical to concentrate forces to create a new federal state. In order to ensure the survival of the works of those who wrote the history of the last 2000 years, we need unity and not disarray. After a third conflagration, the great powers may still unite, but under completely different interconnecting circumstances. Through detailed analysis of the factors influencing major historical and economic events, we can realise that our planet is affected by numerous unbalances, including those of a spiritual, ecological, economic, and demographic nature, which may result in unexpected turns in the development of human beings. The survival of the European population is currently in danger, with many factors which place human developments at risk. As such, this book looks into the trends and issues that, when addressed, can result in the socio-economic and ecological re-balancing of our planet.

    • Monetary economics
      November 2008

      Consequences of the European Monetary Integration on Financial Systems

      by Editor(s): Daniel Stavárek and Stanislav Polouček

      The volume consists of twelve chapters that represent updated and revised versions of papers presented at the 11th International Conference on Finance and Banking which took place at Silesian University - School of Business Administration in Karviná, Czech Republic on 17 – 18 October 2007. The chapters are arranged in three thematic parts focusing on exchange rates, financial markets and monetary policy. The purpose of the book is to identify effects of the European monetary integration in financial systems of original, new and potential euro area member countries. The book also aims to evaluate how different are the effects in countries at different stage of the integration process and how important are the implications for national economic policies. Although each chapter is originally an independent study all of them were selected by the editors in order to create consistent book offering a rich blend of well grounded theory, innovative empirical approaches, fresh ideas, and striking conclusions. Contributors include scholars, researchers, central bankers and financial practitioners from respected universities and financial institutions.“I highly recommend this book to everyone, economist or not, who want to better understand the enormous challenges that financial systems nowadays have to face, particularly in the context of the European monetary integration. One of the main advantages of this book is that it does not reflect the opinion of only one author, but instead, it presents the views of 23 authors, all academics and qualified researchers, working in well known universities and research institutions from different EU and non EU countries.”— Candida Ferreira, Associate Professor, School of Economics and Management, Technical University of Lisbon (ISEG-UTL) and Research Unit on Complexity and Economics (UECE)“Analyzing the consequences of the European monetary integration on financial systems is certainly a challenging task, but this book tackles it very successfully by presenting a rich collection of highly original studies on the most relevant issues: exchange rate convergence of euro-candidates, inflation targeting, portfolio choice, volatility, yield curve disturbances and many others, currently debated in finance, macroeconomics and political economy. The International Conference on Finance and Banking at Silesian University in Karviná is a well established scientific event where the hottest issues in the financial scenario are analyzed from an international perspective.”— Marco Mazzoli, Associate Professor of Monetary and International Economics, Director of CESPEM, Università Cattolica del S. Cuore, Italy

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