• 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.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • Banking
      June 2015

      Looking Back at the Israeli Banking System, 1965 – 2012

      A collection of articles and papers on developments and policy issues, relating to the Israeli banking system

      by Prof. Meir Heth

      This book, published recently by Rubin Mass Ltd, is a collection of articles and papers on developments and policy issues, relating to the Israeli banking system, written over a period of more than four decades by Professor Meir Heth. Heth held key positions in the Israeli capital markets. He was Superintendent of Banks with the Bank of Israel, chairman of the board of the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange, of Bank Leumi and of other major Israeli corporations. Israel was born in 1948, and its banking system was quite primitive in the early years. Heth, who started in the research department of the Bank of Israel in 1962, wrote several articles that are essential to the understanding of the factors that shaped the structure and business of Israeli Banking for decades to come. Among these are the methods of the Bank of Israel's monetary policy, widespread linkage of financial assets, the legal ceiling of the rate of interest and the deep intervention of the government in the working of the financial markets. Along the years the system has undergone several crises. Heth was actively involved in some of them and he devoted several papers to the issues involved. He criticized sharply for years the policy pursued by the banks of regulating their shares' prices. Following the crisis that led to a de facto nationalization of the four major banks Heth dealt in several articles with the process of reprivatizing the banks. Over the years, many banking institutions disappeared, some were declared insolvent but many more were acquired by the big banks, a process that shaped the concentrated structure of the system. Heth devoted several articles to the bankruptcy of the Israel British Bank, an event that occurred during his tenure as superintendent and had political and international repercussions. The liquidation of the bank and its British subsidiary lasted over 30 years Several articles and papers were dedicated to important policy issues: The conflict of interests involved in the banks' securities business and ways to tackle the problem, the establishment of a formal system of deposit insurance and the need of overhauling the Law of Banking in order to establish a coherent system of bank regulation. This book will be of interest to followers of the Israeli economy and to scholars following the development of banking in emerging markets.

    • Banking
      November 2015

      Lehman Brothers

      A crisis of value

      by Oonagh McDonald

      Using extensive documentary evidence and interviews with former Lehman employees, Oonagh McDonald reveals the decisions that led to Lehman's collapse, investigates why the government refused a bail-out and whether the implications of this refusal were fully understood. In clear and accessible language she demonstrates both the short and long term effects of Lehman's collapse.

    • Finance
      May 2016

      The Authority Guide to Financial Forecasting for SMEs

      Pain-free financials for finance and planning

      by Simon Thompson

      In this Authority Guide, forecasting guru Simon Thompson shows you how to build financial forecasts quickly, effectively and cheaply through his unique, proven and easy-to-follow 10-step process. By learning how to create effective forecasts you will master the ability to understand the potential financial outcomes for your business and be able to communicate financial information in order to successfully raise investment or loans.

    • Business, Economics & Law
      November 2015

      Lehman Brothers

      A crisis of value

      by Oonagh McDonald

    • Business, Economics & Law
      May 2016

      Lehman Brothers

      A crisis of value

      by Oonagh McDonald

      Using extensive documentary evidence and interviews with former Lehman employees, Oonagh McDonald reveals the decisions that led to Lehman's collapse, investigates why the government refused a bail-out and whether the implications of this refusal were fully understood. In clear and accessible language she demonstrates both the short and long term effects of Lehman's collapse. ;

    • Humanities & Social Sciences
      December 2018

      Corporate Citizenship

      The role of companies as citizens of the modern world

      by David Logan

      Private companies and multinationals have been around since the beginning of recorded history. For both good and ill they have done an immense amount to shape human culture around the world. We have just come through a period in history when communist and socialist societies tried to eliminate or severely constrain private enterprise, but companies are now back, big time. Consequently, the question now is: ‘What is their role in our global economic and social system?’ Providing goods and services and making a profit for their shareholders are important, but in that process, they also have responsibilities to their stakeholders and the wider society. Companies are in fact corporate citizens of society; just as individuals are private citizens. They exercise certain rights but also have profound responsibilities. They have to step up as good citizens and use their power and influence to help humanity face the challenges of the future. This book discusses why and how they must do that as a step towards learning to live with modern capitalism.

    • Business, Economics & Law
      January 2020


      How to Win Business Awards

      by Denise O’Leary

      Win More Business Awards! Denise O’Leary shares her proven award-winning process, showing you how to find awards to enter, what evidence to gather and techniques for maximum entry standout. The book explains what judges are looking for, how to maximise PR and award-winning tips, so you can celebrate at the winner’s table. Having won many awards, including Best Business Woman in Marketing, Best Independent Consultant and #GoDo Entrepreneur of the Year, Denise is also a judge for the international Stevie® Awards.

    • Business, Economics & Law
      February 2020

      Building Your Dream Life

      How Property Can Help You Quit the Rat Race

      by Bronwen Vearncombe

      Forget waiting until retirement to start living your life. Start now! Bronwen Vearncombe spent 21 years as a banker in one of the top five UK banks, but when she was told she wouldn’t be able to draw her pension until she was 67, she became determined to escape the rat race. An impulse purchase of a rental flat led her to becoming a landlord and achieving financial freedom. After just 12 months, Bronwen and her husband John owned over £2m worth of rental property and created an income of £60,000 per annum, enough to leave their day jobs. A year later, they travelled the world and discovered they could manage their property business from anywhere in the world! In this inspirational book, you will learn... • Why now is the best time to invest in property • How to overcome the fear factors and minimise risks • How to follow your dreams • How to build a property portfolio and achieve financial freedom

    • Internet guides & online services

      How to Have a Baby On Ebay

      Your One-stop Shopping Guide to Pregnancy, Birth and Beyond

      by Wiz Wharton

      Research suggests that parents now spend in the region of ?ú50,000 on their children in the first five years of their lives, ?ú7,000 of it in the first 12 months alone! When Wiz Wharton found out she was pregnant in 2005, she was living in rented accommodation in London with no regular income. Determined to provide her baby with everything he might need but knowing she'd have to do it at a fraction of the normal cost, she found her solution on eBay, the world's largest online auction site.With the sort of military precision only reserved for the truly obsessed or the truly pregnant, Wiz compiled a file of everything she was going to need, from maternity wear, to nursery equipment, via sterilisers, nappies and toys. What she discovered was that with a little bit of research, some streetwise bidding tactics and patience you can pick up all you need in next-to-new condition for far, far less than normal retail prices; "I eventually managed to buy all of my son's items from 0 to way beyond 3, including all my maternity items, for about ?ú500", she writes.Some of Wiz's online triumphs have included:- A ?ú200 cot for ?ú11.50.- A ?ú400 designer buggy for ?ú200.- A ?ú175 one-off maternity dress for ?ú15.All brand new, boxed and delivered.In this unique book, Wiz tells other mums-to-be and their partners how to save themselves literally thousands of pounds by doing what she did, and have fun in the process. The first part of the book reproduces and builds upon her own detailed product research, telling parents what equipment they are going to need and - just as importantly - what they won't. The eighteen Buyer's Guides are the most comprehensive and up-to-date research of their kind, and invaluable for parents lost in the confusion of what to buy, when and for how much.The second part of the book offers a detailed explanation of how eBay works, with step-by-step instructions for readers new to the site, plus advanced tips and tricks for those who already have some experience. With humour and insight, Wiz reveals the mistakes she made, and shows how her techniques improved to the point where she could be confident of winning items that had previously eluded her. Basic errors are highlighted, myths exposed, and 'golden rules' stressed. There is even a section on how to avoid the much-publicised eBay scams.The final section of the book instructs parents in the 'selling' side of eBay. Wiz tells you how to turn the products that you have bought back into hard cash by listing them either in an eBay auction or in a Buy It Now sale. Threaded through the narrative is her desire not only to help other parents achieve what she did, but also to encourage the principles of recyclingWhether you are a mother-to-be, a father, or just know someone about to have a baby, 'How to Have a Baby on eBay' is an invaluable, money-saving, planet-friendly guide.

    • Finance

      A Beginner's Guide to Charting Financial Markets

      A Practical Introduction to Technical Analysis for Investors

      by Michael Kahn

      This book is about arming you with one simple tool that will enhance your investment decision-making process - the chart. It is not the Holy Grail and even if applied exactly as offered there is no guarantee that you will be successful. But owning a high quality hammer is no guarantee that the user will build a beautiful house. The hammer is a tool and in most cases the user will still need other tools - and knowledge - to build that house.Despite its enormous and still growing popularity, technical market analysis still gets a bad rap. Purveyors of this art have been called tealeaf readers and many similar names, but that has nothing to do with what technical analysis is attempting to do. If we strip away all the fancy indicators and obtuse jargon, what is left are time-tested methods of finding investment opportunities and assessing their risk. There is no fortune telling here; only figuring out what we can do about the market. And what we do is the only part of the markets that we can control.What this book will do is give you the basics needed to look at a chart and get a feel for what the market or individual stock is doing. It covers only the nuts and bolts of chart analysis, barely touching upon the next level concepts and definitely leaving the whiz-bang stuff well alone.It should be stressed that this book will not replace your current methods of stock selection and investment strategies. What it can do, however, is add a new dimension to the analysis to confirm or refute what is already known. Basically, there is no need to give up other methods for selecting stocks although by the end of the book you may be drawn to further learning and eventually discover that charts can, indeed, be the primary, if not sole, investment decision-making tools.

    • Organizational theory & behaviour

      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.

    • Commodities

      Devilliers and Taylor On Point and Figure Charting

      by Victor DeVilliers

      Little is known about the personal lives of each of these authors, but in surveying their other books and writings, a more informed picture emerges of their capabilities in their chosen field, stock and futures market analysis. From the quality and clearness of the writings in this and other of his works, it soon becomes apparent that Victor DeVilliers was not only very knowledgeable on the markets but he had the uncommon talent to put it into written words. (Most market authors are generally better traders and investors than writers.) On the other hand Owen Taylor was certainly extremely capable, being more the expert on the technical aspects of market analysis, something easily ascertainable from the Technical Analysis subjects that he presented in his own books and booklets.It is to the credit of both authors that they recognized just how valuable to investors and traders the Point and Figure method could be and that they saw fit to produce this fascinating work on a subject that in its essence is just putting small "Xs" on graph paper. But how to put them to graph paper and how to read their meanings is what can separate the trading and investing boys from the trading and investing men. Surveying all of the writings that have been published over the years, we find there have been and are a number of good, very good and excellent books on the Point and Figure methodology and its star attributes. However, every once in a while someone comes along and writes what is easily the seminal work, the finest on its particular subject. Some 65 years later we can attest to the fact that Victor DeVilliers and Owen Taylor rule the roost on their chosen subject with the two volumes republished here, which taken together, have to be considered the ultimate - "The Bible of Point and Figure Charting."

    • Economic history

      A History of the London Stock Market, 1945-2007

      by George G. Blakey

      This book is a unique record of the people, deals and events that have driven the stock market since 1945Written 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.

    • Investment & securities

      Corporate Actions

      A Concise Guide : An Introduction to Securities Events

      by Francis Groves

      Corporate actions have been sidelined for too long and deserve to be treated with more respect. No type of investment security can be fully understood without knowledge of its corporate actions. They have implications for the sustainability of an investment's performance but repeatedly more beguiling investment preoccupations put them into the shade.Together with bank clearing and exchange settlement systems, the administration of corporate actions is one of the key co-operative functions tying our highly competitive global finance industry together. In the financial markets of the developed world the efficiency and "risklessness" of corporate actions processing is entirely taken for granted. Yet the volume of complex corporate actions and a common sense estimate of the likelihood of mistakes occurring suggest that industry practitioners and investing clients may be deluding themselves.If knowledge of corporate actions brings us to fully understand the securities they relate to, some familiarity with corporate actions processing is important in gaining an insight into the workings of the securities industry as a system. With the exceptions of accountancy and financial regulation, no other activity involves as many kinds of investment industry participant as corporate actions processing.

    • Stocks & shares

      Systems Trading for Spread Betting

      An End-to-end Guide for Developing Spread Betting Systems

      by Gary Ford

      "Creating and following a strategy can give a trader the edge they need to be successful in the markets."- Gary FordThis is the first book on developing and back-testing systems trading strategies to be used whilst spread betting. The book details the cycle of choosing instruments, designing strategies, back-testing and the real-time trading of those systems and includes many real-life examples.This book details an end-to-end approach covering all of the aspects required to implement and maintain a trading system. The focus of the text is the independent trader, providing them with the information they need to use readily available tools to develop and trade a professional system.The book starts by arguing the case for the use of trading systems and spread betting and moves on to look at the details of selecting instruments, choosing the most appropriate spread betting firm and the right trading software and platform.Ford looks at money & account management and black box systems then describes in detail the processes involved in the development of a strategy, including back-testing and optimisation.This book is a must-read for anyone looking to develop a systematic approach to their trading and take their spread betting to another level.

    • Financial reporting, financial statements

      Company Valuation Under IFRS

      Interpreting and Forecasting Accounts Using International Financial Reporting Standards

      by Kenneth Lee

      International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) are now mandatory in many parts of the world, including Europe, Australia and China. In addition, many countries are in the process of IFRS adoption. Lastly, foreign registrants in US companies no longer have to undertake a costly US-IFRS reconciliation. Therefore, it is clear that investors, analysts and valuers need to understand financial statements produced under IFRS to feed in to their valuations and broader investment decisions.Written by practitioners for practitioners, the book addresses valuation from the viewpoint of the analyst, the investor and the corporate acquirer. It starts with valuation theory: what is to be discounted and at what discount rate? It explains the connection between standard methodologies based on free cash flow and on return on capital. And it emphasizes that, whichever method is used, accurate interpretation of accounting information is critical to the production of sensible valuations. The authors argue that forecasts of cash flows imply views on profits and balance sheets, and that non-cash items contain useful information about future cash flows - so profits matter.The book then addresses the implications for analysis and valuation of key aspects of IFRS including:- Pensions- Stock options- Derivatives- Provisions- LeasesThe text also sets out which countries use GAAP, as well as the key differences between IFRS and US GAAP treatments of these issues, in addition to their implications for analysis.A detailed case study is used to provide a step-by-step valuation of an industrial company using both free cash flow and economic profit methodologies. The authors then address a range of common valuation problems, including cyclical or immature companies, as well as the specialist accounting and modelling knowledge required for regulated utilities, resource extraction companies, banks, insurance and real estate companies. Accounting for mergers and disposals is first explained and then illustrated with a detailed potential acquisition using real companies.

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