Language : English
Published : 2001-12-04
Pages : 494
Market Models: A Guide to Financial Data Analysis
In part 1, Carol Alexander brings many new insights to the pricing and hedging of options with her understanding of volatility and correlation, and the uncertainty which surrounds these key determinants of option portfolio risk. Modelling the market risk of portfolios is covered in part 2 where the main focus is on a linear algebraic approach; the covariance matrix and principal component analysis are developed as key tools for the analysis of financial systems. The traditional time series econometric approach is explained in part 3, with coverage ranging from the application cointegration to long-short equity hedge funds, to high-frequency data prediction using neural networks and nearest neighbour algorithms . Throughout this text the emphasis is on understanding concepts and implementing solutions. It has been designed to be accessible to a very wide audience: the coverage is comprehensive and complete and the technical appendix makes the book largely self-contained.
Property Valuation and Investment introduces different perspectives on real estate and outlines the principles techniques for urban analysis, property valuation and investment. Most chapters are accompanied by review questions, also included in a comprehensive question bank at the end of the book. Property Valuation and Investment seeks to inform diverse property stakeholders and help foster a broad understanding of fragmented and evolving housing markets. Specifically, its learning objectives are to: o Reflect critically on urban property from multiple sociocultural, environmental and financial perspectives o Understand and critically apply property technical knowledge and terminology such as ‘market price’, ‘value’, land and improvement o Ascertain capital market conditions and stage in property cycle o Analyse space markets in different property sub-markets using relevant, reliable and timely evidence from diverse sources o Understand limits imposed by complexity, turbulence and information asymmetry o Appreciate the role and duty of valuers, ethical and profession standards o Conduct competent residential valuation using appropriate comparisons o Write a professional valuation report which is logically structured, presents coherent evidence and articulates any significant issues o Formulate a property investment strategy, having regard to conditions and risk appetite o Value property or conduct a project financial feasibility analysis by applying suitable income techniques o Calculate an appropriate yield or discount rate which reflects risks and opportunity costs.
1. Nature of real estate 2. Market value and valuation principles 3. Capital and space market interaction 4. The complex evolving city 5. Valuation, ethics and professional standards 6. The valuation process 7. valuation methods 8. Comparison (market) approach 9. Income method 10. Discounting techniques 11. Funding and project feasibility 12. Portfolio performance
The final word on passive vs. active investing
The debate on active investing-stock picking and market timing-versus passive investing-markets are highly efficient and almost impossible to outperform-has raged for decades. Which side is right? In The Quest for Alpha: The Holy Grail of Investing, author Larry E. Swedroe puts an end to the debate, proving once and for all that active investing is likely to prove futile as the associated expenses-costs, fees, and time spent analyzing individual stocks and the overall market-are likely to exceed any benefits gained. The book
- Presents research, data, and quotations that reveal it’s extremely difficult to outperform the market
- Explains why investors should focus on asset allocation, fund construction, costs, tax efficiency, and the building of a globally diversified portfolio that minimizes, if not eliminates, the taking of idiosyncratic, uncompensated risks
- Other titles by Swedroe: The Only Guide to Alternative Investments You’ll Ever Need and The Only Guide You’ll Ever Need for the Right Financial Plan
Investors are on a never-ending search for a money manager who will deliver returns above the appropriate risk-adjusted benchmark, aka the “Holy Grail of Investing.” The Quest for Alpha demonstrates that it’s a loser’s game-while it’s possible to win, it’s so unlikely that you shouldn’t try.
Combining clear explanations of theory, fully worked examples and a comprehensive set of revision questions, Company Accounting and Financial Statements, sixth edition, provides students with an accessible and practical guide to preparing and interpreting company financial reports. Thoroughly updated to incorporate the most recent changes in International and Australian Accounting Standards Company Accounting and Financial Statements, sixth edition, is suitable for students commencing studies in company accounting and also those studying at more advanced levels. The content has been refocused on the Diploma qualification for Accounting by concentrating on the two performance criteria for the one competency unit.