• Laws of Specific jurisdictions
      July 2014

      The Rise & Fall of Freedom in America

      by Ray Hall

      This book will show you how to get the government off your back and out of your life! Do you realize the government considers you their property? When you’re the property of others, that’s defined as SLAVERY! Do you realize the government PRESUMES it’s sovereign over you, and can tell you what you can and can’t do? Do you realize America is currently governed by forces that want to totally control you? This book is filled with REMEDIES! It will also teach you: The almost lost knowledge of the foundational principles our system was originally founded upon and how individuals can easily restore their true God given legal status as sovereigns over those pretending to be our government. It is filled with remedies that will get the government off your back and out of your life. However, you can’t be saved as long as you’re ignorant of the correct principles our system endowed us with, principles that are no longer taught because if they were, the conspirators could not get away with what they are doing.

    • Business & management
      September 2015

      Accelerating Profitability

      by Alan K. Lund

      A hands-on, participation-based book from Alan Lund, provides a road map to revive, accelerate and win at achieving profitability. Alan provides a logical guide, support tools, proven methods and author access to guide you and your business along the profitability journey. With increasing customer demands and competitive pressures to manage and control costs, you need a winning profitability strategy to compete in the race. A Roadmap to revive, accelerate and win the profitability journey!

    • Finance

      The Client-centred Financial Adviser

      The ultimate guide to building high-trust, high-profit relationships and a thriving practice 

      by John Dashfield

      State of mind is all important for a financial adviser because it is the core factor in building high-quality, client-centred relationships, something which is essential in today’s business environment. John Dashfield looks at the science behind state of mind and how understanding this leads to higher psychological functioning and increased wellbeing for the adviser.

    • Economics
      July 2014

      Europe on the Brink

      Debt Crisis and Dissent in the European Periphery

      by Tony Phillips, Mariana Montagua, Anzhela Knyazeva, Joseph E. Stiglitz, Roberto Lavagna, Christina Laskaridis, Diana Knyazeva

      Europe is suffering from a bipolar economic disorder. Financial journalists divide the continent into two groups of nations - centre and periphery - not by geography but by credit rating. Europe on the Brink is a critical investigation of the root causes of this sovereign debt crisis, and the often misguided policy choices made to resolve it. Nobel Laureate Joseph Stiglitz, together with two other finance experts, compares debt contagion in Europe with regional financial crises elsewhere, while Roberto Lavagna, former economics minister in Argentina, provides a poignant comparative analysis with his own country’s experience. Crucially and uniquely, Portuguese, Greek and Irish economists provide hard-hitting case studies from the perspective of the periphery. This much-needed book offers a heterodox economic perspective on the causes, symptoms and solutions of the biggest economic issue currently facing Europe.

    • Property & real estate

      Property for the Next Generation

      Preparing your family for a wealthy future

      by Vicki Wusche

      This is the third book published by Vicki Wusche, an experienced property investor and business owner. During her journey from redundancy in 2006 to becoming financially secure in 2010 through her property investments, Vicki recognised that everything she had learned previously about money was wrong. Her home was not an asset, the government would not be able to fund the UK’s ageing population through a comfortable retirement and private pensions reliant on the stock market were not going to help. In light of this, Property for the Next Generation sets out to ask the reader highly challenging questions about their financial future. The book will help readers recognise the new financial landscape we are all facing and how it will impact on our children’s lives. It lays out the seven most important financial lessons our children need to know and above all helps readers to plan for the life they want and the future they deserve. In the final section Vicki uses the story of her own daughter’s journey into property investment and shows parents how to teach children to buy their own property investment portfolio. This book is a vital wake up call for parents who are prepared to challenge the current economic situation and who are behind making a positive change for the future. By considering future generations in the way we invest money today, we can use this dynamic time of entrepreneurial revolution to make these vital changes happen.

    • Economics
      April 1998

      The Economics and Financing of Media Companies (1)

      by Robert G. Picard

      In this work, business concepts and analyses are broadly applied to the understanding of the operations and activities of media firms and of the forces and issues affecting them.;The book is a wide-ranging and general survey of the financial structures of various media companies, including their marketing and distribution systems. The author focuses on American companies but draws in European companies that own brands with which US readers have familiarity. The author discusses product life cycles, as well as outside forces - such as the global and local economies, interest rates, trade barriers - that impact a company's financial health.;Intended primarily as a textbook, this should prove a valuable resource not only for students but also media professionals who need a better understanding of the financial forces affecting their industry.

    • Stocks & shares
      November 2007

      Shares Made Simple

      A Beginner's Guide to the Stock Market

      by Rodney Hobson

      At last a book that champions the small investor, the growing bank of potential shareholders who have cash to spare but fear entering the jungle that is the City of London. Shares Made Simple, written by highly respected financial journalist Rodney Hobson, tears away the mystique and jargon that surrounds the stock market. It takes you step by step through the most basic concepts of stock market investing, carefully explaining issues such aswhat shares are and how they are bought and sold, why share prices go up and down, why some companies' shares look cheap while others appear to be expensive, the hidden traps for the unwary. This book sets out to create a level playing field between the stock market professionals and the small investor. As rising living standards and inherited cash provide assets for investment, no-one needs to suffer pitiful bank interest rates when there is real money to be made in sharing the nation's wealth.

    • Investment & securities

      CFDs

      The Definitive Guide to Contracts for Difference

      by David James Norman

      CFDs, or contracts for difference, provide the investor with unparalleled trading opportunities in today's volatile markets.CFDs are derivative products that allow you to trade on the price movements of securities and indices without ever owning the underlying asset. They offer a leveraged, flexible, cost-effective alternative to traditional trading methods. You can go long or short and hedge open positions in other tradable instruments, thereby enabling you to trade whatever the market conditions.This book provides an essential guide to these exciting products. Structured in five parts it takes you through everything you need to know, from basic principles, mechanics and strategies, through to understanding the psychology behind your trading, including:- What a CFD is, how it is priced, and the range of different CFDs and markets available to trade.- The principles of CFDs and the mechanics of opening, funding and maintaining a CFD trading account, and the different types of account that are available.- The logistics of trading CFDs, including details of tradable markets, the range of underlying instruments and popular trading strategies.- The benefits and risks of trading CFDs, including leverage, shorting, hedging and tax.- A comparison between CFDs and other trading instruments such as spread betting, covered warrants, options and futures.- Controlling risk through the use of stop loss limits, trailing stops, guaranteed stops and limited liability orders.CFDs are an essential part of the smart investor's toolbox, and this book gives you everything you need to make the most of them.

    • Investment & securities

      Spread Betting the Forex Markets

      An Expert Guide to Spread Betting the Foreign Exchange Markets

      by David Jones

      If you were to make a list of financial topics that have grabbed the interest of the wider public over recent years then spread betting and foreign exchange trading would surely be near the top. These have both been around for decades, but developments in technology and financial markets in the past five to ten years have made them extremely hot topics right now.This book starts by covering the basics of spread betting and explains why it has become such a popular method for trading a whole host of markets. Next the forex markets are explained - cutting through the jargon to help you understand how they work, what makes currency prices move second by second, 24 hours a day, and how you can trade forex using spread betting.Finally, some trading strategies are examined - approaches that you can put into practise straightaway using spread betting, and at a level of risk that suits your own particular circumstances.If you are looking to trade forex then this book provides an expert introduction - helping you to succeed by avoiding the most common pitfalls of this highly volatile but fascinating market.

    • Stocks & shares

      The Naked Trader's Guide to Spread Betting

      How to Make Money from Shares in Up Or Down Markets

      by Robbie Burns

      Have you dabbled in shares or the stock market? And wondered what spread betting was all about and whether you should be doing it? Perhaps you thought it all looked a bit complex or was just for City boys? Now here is a new beginner's guide that explains - in plain English - how to do it, and how to make money from it!Spread betting shares can be dangerous: most people lose - some even lose their shirts. But it's not a world populated by pinstriped men waiting to rob you, steal your savings and do nasty things to small kittens. You can win. (And you never have to pay a penny in tax!) This book shows you how.Robbie Burns, bestselling author of The Naked Trader, has been spread betting for years. He explains why it's an indispensable tool to use alongside normal investing or trading. Especially as you can make money even if the market goes down.Robbie takes you through everything from how it works, to managing your risk, working out exposure, and how, often, doing nothing is the best move!He explains the ins and outs of successfully betting on shares in his trademark down-to-earth style, covering everything you need to know. From the simple stuff through to proven strategies, including those that can be used in different markets - it's all here. There are also behind-the-scenes visits to two top spread betting firms.But it's a big, bad old world out there, and there are a whole heap of mistakes you can make, an awful lot of money you can lose. Rounding up spine-chilling traders' tales of spread bets gone wrong, and using all he has learnt from making silly mistakes himself, Robbie also helps you learn what not to do.This is the ultimate guide to spread betting - how to do it, have fun and hopefully make a few quid.

    • Investment & securities

      Behavioural Technical Analysis

      An Introduction to Behavioural Finance and Its Role in Technical Analysis

      by Paul V. Azzopardi

      'Behavioural Technical Analysis' is an accessible introductory guide to how human nature impacts the markets and those who trade in them.At its core, trading is a decision-making process based on the analysis of data and a judgement on risk and uncertainty. When humans make trading decisions their emotions, physiology and the natural qualities of the brain automatically and subconsciously play a role. Therefore, to better understand the financial markets we need to better understand the behaviour of individual investors within those markets.Behavioural finance - the study of how human sentiment and emotion affects financial decision-making - is a means for achieving this better understanding and it is already revolutionising investment and trading. In particular, it is becoming clear that behavioural finance can help evaluate various aspects of technical analysis - and this is the unique focus of 'Behavioural Technical Analysis'.This book provides an introduction to the six main areas of behavioural finance: dealing with complexity; how humans perceive what is around them; sense of self; aversion to risk; the impact of society and crowds; and gender. An overview is given in each case and for each key concept details are provided about how it can affect the work of technical analysts.The author then builds on these early chapters by applying the concepts of behavioural finance to three key technical analysis techniques: study of extremes, study of trends, and support and resistance. It is shown how behavioural finance can help illuminate long observed technical price patterns and thus serve as a foundation for profitable investment and trading strategies.This book does not presuppose any knowledge of behavioural finance or psychology, skills in mathematics or detailed trading techniques, but instead provides an outline of the key features of behavioural finance that are relevant to technical analysis and advances a new and exciting way of thinking about trading.'Behavioural Technical Analysis' is a lucid and practical read for all those who want to understand what happens when human nature and financial markets collide - and, most importantly, how to profit from it.

    • Stocks & shares

      The Uk Trader's Bible

      The Complete Guide to Trading the Uk Stock Market

      by Dominic Connolly

      This is the only comprehensive UK-published guide to short-term trading, combining detailed reference information with the author's advice on strategy and tactics. Every serious trader in the UK needs this book - not a nice-to-have, but a must-have!The 10 key things you will learn:- Detailed description of the different trading platforms (SEAQ, SETS, SETSmm, SEATS Plus) on the London Stock Exchange.- How to deal inside the spread in market making stocks and get the best price.- How auctions work on the London Stock Exchange platforms.- The importance of direct market access for active traders.- The secrets of programme trading, index arbitrage and block deals.- How the cash, futures, lending and derivatives markets interact.- The secrets and risks of short selling.- Which directors' deals to follow and which are irrelevant.- How to make money from takeover situations.- Secret strategies from an established and successful trader.

    • Stocks & shares
      March 2012

      The Dividend Investor

      How to Maximise Your Income By Investing in Shares

      by Rodney Hobson

      Rodney Hobson, author of bestseller Shares Made Simple, is back with a brand new book designed to help you build a balanced share portfolio that provides dividend income, whether you're just starting out or ready to retire.Dividends - the distribution of part of a company's earnings to shareholders, usually twice a year - can be a valuable income stream for anyone. Designed for longevity but particularly pertinent in times of low interest rates, The Dividend Investor is packed with real-life examples and analysis of how to gain suchadded income through reliable shares with healthy dividends.Topics made simple with Hobson's classic style include: ratios, yield, dividend cover, the dividend payout ratio, total return, cash flow, burn rate, gearing or leverage, interest cover, earnings per share and the price/earnings ratio. Plus the advantages and disadvantages of shareholder perks.If you're looking to make the most from your investments, then this book is for you.

    • Investment & securities

      Fundology

      The Secrets of Successful Fund Investing

      by John Chatfeild-Roberts

      Owning an investment fund is the easiest and most convenient way for investors to put their money to work in the world's financial markets. Yet only a handful of people really seem to understand how to make the most of the opportunity that funds offer. Too many pick the wrong fund in the wrong market at the wrong time - a sure-fire recipe for disappointment.In this important new book, an award-winning manager at one of the UK's best fund management firms explains in simple language what it takes to buy and sell investment funds successfully - and how to avoid the common mistakes that so often condemn fund investors to poor results.John Chatfeild-Roberts, head of the fund of funds team at Jupiter Asset Management, is responsible for sifting through the thousands of funds that are open to UK investors and hand-picking the best 10 - 15 for his clients' portfolios. The Jupiter Merlin range of funds has won a string of industry awards for their consistent performance.Now, in Fundology - The Secrets of Successful Fund Investing, he explains in detail how to set about becoming an expert fund investor - what to do and (just as importantly) what not to do. While he concentrates on unit trusts and open-ended investment companies (OEICs), his specialist area, many of the principles outlined here apply equally well to other types of fund.The topics covered include:- Why funds are worth considering.- How unit trusts and OEICs work.- How to pick the best managers.- The truth about costs.- The trouble with index funds.- Which funds the Jupiter team own (and why).- The most common mistakes that investors make.Easy to read and outspoken in places, Fundology is a must read for anyone interested in knowing how to get the most out of their investments. Knowing how the experts go about choosing funds can only increase your chances of improving your own success rate."John and his team have a terrific record for asset allocation - the right managers and, in particular, the right sectors at the right time - a true justification for active fund management."- Sir Martyn ArbibFounder and Chairman of Perpetual plc 1974-2000"John Chatfeild-Roberts has been a loyal supporter of my funds for many years. There are few in our industry who know more about the business of picking funds than John does."- Anthony BoltonAAA-rated Fund Manager, Fidelity Investments"The Jupiter Merlin team has one of the most successful track records in managing global equity fund of funds product, delivering consistent above-median annual returns since 1999, to rank top decile over both three and five years. Their success lies in both their skill in manager selection and in identifying macroeconomic or cyclical turning points."- Standard & Poors"John and his team have consistently identified the best fund managers before they have become well known."- William LittlewoodAAA-rated Investment Manager, Artemis"Genuinely active fund management has an increasingly important part to play in meeting the future expectations of Britain's savers. Identifying who are, and will be, the successful practitioners of this minority sport is one of the many challenges facing savers and their financial advisers."- Neil WoodfordAAA-rated Fund ManagerHead of Equities, Invesco Perpetual

    • Economic theory & philosophy

      The Myth of the Rational Market

      A History of Risk, Reward, and Delusion On Wall Street

      by Justin Fox

      Chronicling the rise and fall of the efficient market theory and the century-long making of the modern financial industry, Justin Fox's "The Myth of the Rational Market" is as much an intellectual whodunit as a cultural history of the perils and possibilities of risk. The book brings to life the people and ideas that forged modern finance and investing, from the formative days of Wall Street through the Great Depression and into the financial calamity of today. It's a tale that features professors who made and lost fortunes, battled fiercely over ideas, beat the house in blackjack, wrote bestselling books, and played major roles on the world stage. It's also a tale of Wall Street's evolution, the power of the market to generate wealth and wreak havoc, and free market capitalism's war with itself. The efficient market hypothesis - long part of academic folklore but codified in the 1960s at the University of Chicago - has evolved into a powerful myth. It has been the maker and loser of fortunes, the driver of trillions of dollars, the inspiration for index funds and vast new derivatives markets, and the guidepost for thousands of careers. The theory holds that the market is always right, and that the decisions of millions of rational investors, all acting on information to outsmart one another, always provide the best judge of a stock's value. That myth is crumbling.Celebrated journalist and columnist Fox introduces a new wave of economists and scholars who no longer teach that investors are rational or that the markets are always right. Many of them now agree with Yale professor Robert Shiller that the efficient markets theory "represents one of the most remarkable errors in the history of economic thought." Today the theory has given way to counterintuitive hypotheses about human behavior, psychological models of decision making, and the irrationality of the markets. Investors overreact, underreact, and make irrational decisions based on imperfect data. In his landmark treatment of the history of the world's markets, Fox uncovers the new ideas that may come to drive the market in the century ahead.

    • Finance

      The Handbook of Alternative Assets

      Making Money from Art, Rare Books, Coins and Banknotes, Forestry, Gold and Precious Metals, Stamps, Wine and Other Alternative Assets

      by Peter Temple

      Alternative assets offer a proven means of diversifying your financial portfolio away from the volatility of the markets. In the past, investors have looked to property, hedge funds or private equity to accomplish this - but the safety and high returns they sought there have perished in the wake of the 2007-2009 financial crisis. As an antidote to this, experienced investment writer Peter Temple here introduces those tangible, and often portable, assets whose returns are impressive but whose value is not so subject to unsustainable bubbles or precipitous collapse.Including everything from fine wine and rare books to stamps, art and diamonds, these alternative assets can serve as a store of value in the good years as well as in troubled times. Often with restricted supply they offer real security of value. And, though their value is concentrated in capital growth, their liquidity is often impressive; and their aesthetic appeal enduring.A detailed overview of each sector is presented, including:- the size and shape of the market, and its key historical and modern trends- collecting areas and portfolio strategies for investors of all sizes- the degree of volatility or cyclicality in the market, as well as its liquidity- the long-term returns that can reasonably be expected based on the past- whether or not there are tax advantages available- how best to buy and sell, and through whom.The book also provides extensive directory resources for where to go for more information - and where to start investing - with each tangible investment area.This comprehensive and authoritative book shows investors and their advisors how they can use tangible assets as a means of diversifying a portfolio and securing wealth for the long term. It is an essential handbook for anyone interested in making rare, valuable and often beautiful possessions a part of their investment strategy.

    • Stocks & shares

      A History of the London Stock Market 1945-2009

      by George G. Blakey

      This book is a unique record of the people, deals and events that have driven the stock market since 1945.Written in a down-to-earth, journalistic style, this book reads almost like a novel as it takes you through over 60 years of stock market history. Blakey provides a fascinating perspective on the movers and shakers - the winners, the losers, and the reasons why - giving a rare insight into the workings of the stock market, plus profiles of key players and the movements and effects of new, upcoming markets.The book includes coverage of all the major economic and political developments that have influenced the market, as well as the individuals and corporations themselves. It provides an invaluable reference for anyone wishing to understand and anticipate current and future trends in the market.This updated 6th edition now also covers the tumultuous period of 2007-2009.

    • Stocks & shares

      Beyond the Zulu Principle

      Extraordinary Profits from Growth Shares

      by Jim Slater

      A brand new edition of the classic bestsellerThe goal of all investors is to make the maximum possible profit from their investments. 'Beyond The Zulu Principle' shows you how to do this by focusing on growth shares. Jim Slater believes he has discovered a major market anomaly that should enable both private and institutional investors to enjoy exceptional returns in the stockmarket.A number of important factors are crucial to successful investment. Jim Slater explains how to choose a company operating in the right sector with an advantage over its competitors. He also highlights the importance of directors' dealings, CEO changes, relative strength, cash flow accelerating earnings, and the capacity of some companies to clone their activities.Simple but enormously effective, the guidance offered here should help readers to make stockmarket profits well beyond the market averages.

    • Stocks & shares

      How to Build a Share Portfolio

      A Practical Guide to Selecting and Monitoring a Portfolio of Shares

      by Rodney Hobson

      Effective share portfolios for the private investorRunning an efficient portfolio of shares means buying and selling the shares that make the most sense for you, and at the right time and price. Rodney Hobson, author of the bestselling Shares Made Simple, sets out how to do this without having to be a financial expert or full-time trader. Using plain language, he takes the reader simply and logically through the process, giving helpful examples and real-life case studies at every turn.In How to Build a Share Portfolio you can:- find out how to determine the right objectives for your portfolio- learn how to pick shares that fulfill your investment ambitions, and when to drop those that no longer do so- understand how best to set your portfolio's size and ensure it is diversified against risk- discover the best ways of monitoring your portfolio, and of reducing losses and rebalancing it when necessary.Anyone who is thinking of investing, however much or however little, will benefit from the information, advice and guidance contained in this book. Similarly, those who already have a portfolio will find it helps them to stand back and reassess whether they are making the most of their money and whether their portfolio is meeting their needs.

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