The Index Card: Why Personal Finance Doesn’t Have to Be Complicated [EPUB]

The Index Card: Why Personal Finance Doesn’t Have to Be Complicated [EPUB]
The Index Card: Why Personal Finance Doesn’t Have to Be Complicated by Helaine Olen, Harold Pollack
2016 | EPUB | 2.32MB

TV analysts and money managers would have you believe your finances are enormously complicated, and if you don’t follow their guidance, you’ll end up in the poorhouse.

They’re wrong.

When University of Chicago professor Harold Pollack interviewed Helaine Olen, an award-winning financial journalist and the author of the bestselling Pound Foolish, he made an off­hand suggestion: everything you need to know about managing your money could fit on an index card. To prove his point, he grabbed a 4" x 6" card, scribbled down a list of rules, and posted a picture of the card online. The post went viral.

Now, Pollack teams up with Olen to explain why the ten simple rules of the index card outperform more complicated financial strategies. Inside is an easy-to-follow action plan that works in good times and bad, giving you the tools, knowledge, and confidence to seize control of your financial life.

The Trader's Pendulum: The 10 Habits of Highly Successful Traders [PDF]

The Trader's Pendulum: The 10 Habits of Highly Successful Traders [PDF]
The Trader's Pendulum: The 10 Habits of Highly Successful Traders by Jody Samuels
2015 | EPUB + PDF | 8.4/7.46MB

The new trader's guide to the business, psychology, and hype in trading

The Trader's Pendulum is the ultimate toolkit for realizing your trading potential. Written by one of North America's leading trading coaches, this guide is designed to show aspiring traders how to design and implement a successful trading strategy by learning the psychological tricks behind solid trading philosophies. New and experienced traders alike will find value in The 10 Habits of Successful Traders, and come away equipped to navigate the real-life emotional-psychological effects of market chaos. You'll learn to embrace change and risk, and use it to your benefit as you climb out of the technical trap and stop riding the Trader's Pendulum between fear and greed. Based on the author's Elliot Wave and Harmonics expertise, this invaluable guide brings you a top-down approach to the market to help you maximize profit and minimize poor choices. The companion website gives you access to an interactive Trader's Scorecard, models for your 'business' and trading plan, The Trading Blotter, and a video synopsis of the all-important 10 habits.

Today's global economy has forced people to search for a second cash flow stream to replace or supplement a primary income. It is more important than ever to have a reliable guide at your side, and this book gives you guidance and so much more.

  • Develop and follow a successful trading system
  • Make more money while saving time and effort
  • Treat trading like a business for lasting success
  • Use change and risk to your benefit

Stop chasing trends and listening to widely disseminated bad advice. The Trader's Pendulum is more than a guide—it's advice, examples, models, and more, giving you a practical roadmap to your online trading success.

Wall Street Potholes: Insights from Top Money Managers on Avoiding Dangerous Products [PDF]

Wall Street Potholes: Insights from Top Money Managers on Avoiding Dangerous Products [PDF]
Wall Street Potholes: Insights from Top Money Managers on Avoiding Dangerous Products by Simon A Lack
2015 | PDF | 2.97MB

Recognize Wall Street tactics for what they are, and make smarter decisions with your money

Wall Street Potholes shares insights into the money management industry, revealing the shady practices that benefit the salesman far more than the client. Bestselling author Simon Lack brings together a team of experienced money managers to give you straight-from-the-source intel, and teach you how to recognize bad advice and when it's better to just walk away. Investors are rightly suspicious that many products are sold more because of the fees they generate than their appropriateness to the client's situation, and that's only the beginning. This book lays it all bare so you can walk into your next deal with your eyes wide open. You'll learn just how big the profit margin is on different products, and why Wall Street intentionally makes things as complicated as possible. You'll learn expert tactics for combatting these practices, so you can avoid buying overpriced products and confidently discriminate against advisors who put their own interests first.

For all the volumes of investment advice on the market, dissatisfaction with the financial services industry has never been higher. This book describes the reason for that disconnect, and tells you how to see through the smoke and mirrors to make the best decisions for your money.

  • Discover the profit margin built into some popular products
  • Learn the reason behind bundling and why Wall Street fears comparison shopping
  • Consider the importance of benchmarking, and why so many firms avoid it
  • Become better informed so you can easily recognize poor investment advice

If asking questions of your financial advisor only nets more confusion, if you want to have more control over your money, you need a firm grasp of how these firms manipulate your trust. Wall Street Potholes tells you what you need to know to become a smarter investor.

More Guerrilla Marketing Research [EPUB]

More Guerrilla Marketing Research [EPUB]
More Guerrilla Marketing Research: Asking the Right People, the Right Questions, the Right Way, and Effectively Using the Answers to Make More Money by Robert J Kaden, Gerald Linda, Jay Conrad Levinson
2009 | EPUB | 0.72MB

More Guerrilla Marketing Research will take readers on a journey through one of the most misunderstood and under-utilized marketing techniques. The follow-up to Guerrilla Marketing Research, this book destroys the myth that only big companies can afford marketing research. It focuses on why small and mid-sized businesses can benefit from conducting focus groups and surveys, and how they can do it. More Guerrilla Marketing Research includes new and updated material on setting research goals and objectives; how to set a research budget; secondary research; qualitative research; research into emotions; customer satisfaction research; and the future of marketing research.

Leadership 2.0 by Travis Bradberry, Jean Greaves [EPUB]

Leadership 2.0 by Travis Bradberry, Jean Greaves [EPUB]
Leadership 2_0 by Travis Bradberry, Jean Greaves
2012 | EPUB + PDF | 1.23/6.63MB

Sharing discoveries from a groundbreaking study that separated the leadership skills that get results from those that are inconsequential or harmful, Leadership 2.0 introduces a new paradigm of leadership.

A passcode provides online access to the self-assessment edition of the bestselling 360° Refined™ leadership test. 360° Refined™ will show you where your leadership skills stand today and what you can do to begin maximizing them immediately. Your test results will:

  • Reveal your scores for all 22 core and adaptive leadership skills.
  • Reveal the specific behaviors responsible for your scores.
  • Pinpoint which of the book's 100+ leadership strategies will increase your leadership skills the most.

In today's fast-paced world of competitive workplaces and turbulent economic conditions, each of us is searching for effective tools that can help us adapt and strike out ahead of the pack.

Leadership 2.0 delivers a step-by-step program for increasing 22 core and adaptive leadership skills. Core leadership skills (those that get people into leadership positions) will sharpen your saw, and adaptive leadership skills (those that set great leaders apart) will make you into the leader you've always wanted to be.

For the first time ever in a book, Drs. Bradberry and Greaves unveil TalentSmart's revolutionary leadership program to help you identify your skill levels, build your skills into strengths, and enjoy exemplary performance in the pursuit of important objectives. Trusted by upper-echelon leaders inside companies worldwide, the strategies in this book will take your leadership skills to bold new heights.

How to Retire with Enough Money: And How to Know What Enough Is [EPUB]

How to Retire with Enough Money: And How to Know What Enough Is [EPUB]
How to Retire with Enough Money: And How to Know What Enough Is by Teresa Ghilarducci
2015 | EPUB | 1.3MB

Here is a single-sit read than can change the course of your retirement. Written by Dr. Teresa Ghilarducci, an economics professor, a retirement and savings specialist, and a trustee to two retiree health-care trusts worth over $54 billion, How to Retire with Enough Money cuts through the confusion, misinformation, and bad policy-making that keeps us spending or saving poorly.

It begins with acknowledging what a person or household actually needs to have saved—the rule of thumb is eight to ten times your annual salary before retirement—and how much to expect from Social Security. And then it delivers the basic principles that will make the money grow, including a dozen good ideas to get current expenses under control. Why to “get rid of your guy”—those for-fee (or hidden-fee) financial planners that suck up valuable assets. Why it’s always better to pay off a loan or a mortgage.

There are no gimmicks, no magical thinking—just an easy-to-follow program that works.

Start Your Own Business: The Only Startup Book You'll Ever Need, 6th Edition [EPUB]

Start Your Own Business: The Only Startup Book You'll Ever Need, 6th Edition [EPUB]
Start Your Own Business: The Only Startup Book You'll Ever Need, 6th Edition by The Staff of Entrepreneur Media
2015 | EPUB | 7.73MB

Coached by business experts, practicing business owners, and thriving entrepreneurs, uncover what you need to know before taking the plunge, securing your finances, launching your venture, and achieving the many other business milestones ahead. With this priceless support, you will:

  • Pinpoint your target market
  • Uncover the changing sources of funding for startup and growth
  • Use the latest technology to boost and streamlined your business plan
  • Learn the secrets of successful marketing and profitable partnerships
  • Discover digital and social media tools and how to benefit from them
  • Understand important tax requirements, employee policies, and legalities
  • Take advantage of the hundreds of resources included
  • Receive vital forms, worksheets, and checklists

Earn What You're Really Worth: Maximize Your Income at Any Time in Any Market [EPUB]

Earn What You're Really Worth: Maximize Your Income at Any Time in Any Market [EPUB]
Earn What You're Really Worth: Maximize Your Income at Any Time in Any Market by Brian Tracy
2012 | EPUB | 0.3MB

One of the most important assets you have is your earning ability: your ability to do something that other people will pay you for. This asset can be valuable and increase each year, or it can be stagnant and flat.

Your greatest financial responsibility is to organize your time and your work so that you earn the very most possible throughout your lifetime. Earn What You’re Really Worth will show you how.

This book will be the bible of career advancement for your indefinite future. These tested, proven strategies will save you years of hard work and thousands of dollars of lost income. You will learn how to organize your life to ensure that you are earning the very maximum at every stage of your career.

Earn What You’re Really Worth is for every person who works in any competitive industry, including staff members or executives who want to earn more money, people in job transition, students entering the workplace, and every unemployed person who wants to get back into the workforce.

Get Paid More and Promoted Faster [EPUB]

Get Paid More and Promoted Faster [EPUB]
Get Paid More and Promoted Faster: 21 Great Ways to Get Ahead in Your Career by Brian Tracy
2001 | EPUB | 0.3MB

Bestselling author Brian Tracy reveals how, no matter what your current job, you can apply the secrets and strategies used by the highest paid people in our society to make yourself more valuable, maximize your strengths, and become virtually indispensable to your company.

Get Paid More and Promoted Faster is not a book on office politics. It doesn't offer short cuts and work-arounds. It will help you develop the discipline and determination you need to get more done, earn the respect of co-workers and bosses, and move upward to greater and greater levels of success. It teaches the methods and behaviors that every manager wishes every employee to know. This book can serve not only as a guide to individual advancement but as the content of a career development plan for everyone in an organization.

The easy-to-apply ideas and techniques in Get Paid More and Promoted Faster will help you move rapidly up the career ladder and achieve more than you ever thought possible. Not only will you make more money, but you will also experience greater personal satisfaction and fulfillment, and make your life and career into something truly extraordinary.

1001 Questions to Ask Before You Get Married [EPUB]

1001 Questions to Ask Before You Get Married [EPUB]
1001 Questions to Ask Before You Get Married by Monica Mendez Leahy
2004 | EPUB | 3.02MB

The relationship expert from the Ladies' Home Journal, the Wall Street Journal, and Lifetime Television shows how to prevent marriage problems before they start

There's nothing wrong with starter jobs and starter homes, but starter marriages? Relationship expert Monica Mendez Leahy is on a mission to help readers make their marriage last. Her 1,001 Questions to Ask Before You Get Married offers a reality check for couples on the marriage path, helping them realize how much they have yet to discover about their partner's nature, thought processes, lifestyle, and marital expectations.

Engaged couples learn to discuss issues deeper than "chicken or fish" and to broach subjects that are often ignored before the nuptials yet essential for the foundation of an intimate, long-lasting relationship. Posed in a variety of fun formats, including multiple choice, fill-in-the-blank, and hypotheticals, these questions include topics such as:

  • "Does your partner feel that you're too attached to your parents?"
  • "Is there such a thing as innocent flirting?"
  • "Is it OK to cheat on your taxes?"
  • And more

Ready to Wed: 12 Ways to Start a Marriage You'll Love [EPUB]

Ready to Wed: 12 Ways to Start a Marriage You'll Love [EPUB]
Ready to Wed: 12 Ways to Start a Marriage You'll Love by Greg Smalley, Erin Smalley
2015 | EPUB | 2.18MB

Rings. Dress. Cake.

You're engaged, and the checklist for the day of your dreams is a mile long. In the who, what, where, and how of planning, the why can be forgotten.

Ready to Wed discusses 12 Traits of a thriving marriage and offers a variety of topics to guide and advise those preparing to say, "I do!"

Learn to:

  • Define a vision statement unique to your marriage.
  • Positively engage conflict to build a foundation of trust and forgiveness.
  • "Leave and cleave," even if you are a child of divorce.
  • Manage expectations—and your in-laws!
  • Navigate hot-button issues including, sex and the chore wars.
  • Cope with change, stress, and crisis—especially in your first year.
  • Build a community of support and find mentors.
  • Assess your progress using the Couple Checkup.

Loaded with advice, tips, and instructions, this valuable resource is ideal for soon-to-be-newlyweds and those who support them!

High-Profit IPO Strategies: Finding Breakout IPOs for Investors and Traders [PDF]

High-Profit IPO Strategies: Finding Breakout IPOs for Investors and Traders [PDF]
High-Profit IPO Strategies: Finding Breakout IPOs for Investors and Traders by Tom Taulli
2012 | PDF | 7.28MB

A detailed guide to the new era of IPO investing

Typically generating a great deal of interest, excitement, and volatility, initial public offerings (IPOs) offer investors and traders with opportunities for both short-term and long-term profits. In the Third Edition of High-Profit IPO Strategies, IPO expert Tom Taulli explains all facets of IPO investing and trading, with a particular emphasis on the industries that are fueling the next generation of IPOs, from social networking and cloud computing to mobile technology.

In the past year alone, many of these types of IPOs have provided enormous opportunities for nimble traders as prices have fluctuated widely for several months following the offering. This new edition reflects the new IPO environment and presents you with the insights needed to excel in such a dynamic arena.

  • Discusses more sophisticated IPO trading strategies, explores the intricacies of the IPO process, and examines the importance of focused financial statement analysis
  • Contains new chapters on secondary IPO markets, reverse mergers, and master limited partnerships
  • Provides in-depth analysis of other major industries generating worthwhile IPOs
  • Covers IPO investing from basic terms to advanced investing techniques

Comprehensive in scope, the Third Edition of High-Profit IPO Strategies offers investors and traders with actionable information to profit in this lucrative sector of the financial market.

Visual Guide to ETFs [PDF]

Visual Guide to ETFs [PDF]
Visual Guide to ETFs by David J Abner
2013 | PDF | 10.98MB

A visual guide to one of the fastest growing areas in trading and speculation

An Exchange-Traded Fund (ETF)—a security that tracks an index, a commodity, or a basket of assets like an index fund, but trades like a stock on an exchange—offers diversification of an index fund, as well as the ability to sell short, buy on margin, and purchase as little as one share. Giving financial advisors, institutional asset managers, traders, and other investment professionals the information they need to get the most out of ETF opportunities, the Bloomberg Visual Guide to ETFs covers the subject in a highly visual manner.

Starting with an introduction to ETFs, the book looks at where they fit within the world of investment products, how they are structurally differentiated from other products and among themselves, relevant tax considerations, global listings, growth on a global basis, evolution of the product set, and other topics. Also looking towards the future, the text provides information on finding ETFs—including fund searches, fund news, measuring and valuing ETFs, evaluating their correlation to the underlying sector or commodity being tracked, and more. As a result, the book is a resource not just for understanding ETFs today, but for taking advantage of what's to come.

  • Presents critical information in an easy-to-absorb visual manner
  • Serves as a reference, presenting information in easily digestible pieces for easy access
  • Author David Abner is a well-known ETF developer expert
  • Incorporates quizzes, charts, and other accessible features to bring the material to life

ETFs are multivarious, complex instruments that offer unique rewards, and the Bloomberg Visual Guide to ETFs brings together everything that people working with them need to understand to cash in.

Islamic Finance and the New Financial System: An Ethical Approach to Preventing Future Financial Crises [PDF]

Islamic Finance and the New Financial System: An Ethical Approach to Preventing Future Financial Crises [PDF]
Islamic Finance and the New Financial System: An Ethical Approach to Preventing Future Financial Crises by Tariq Alrifai
2015 | PDF | 4.99MB

Can Islamic finance save the global system?

Islamic Finance and the New Financial System describes how the adoption of Islamic finance principles in future regulatory decisions could help prevent future shocks in the global financial system. Using illustrations and examples to highlight key points in recent history, this book discusses the causes of financial crises, why they are becoming more frequent and increasingly severe, and how the new financial system will incorporate elements of Islamic finance – whether deliberately or not. With an introspective look at the system and an examination of the misconceptions and deficiencies in theory vs. practice, readers will learn why Islamic finance has not been as influential as it should be on the larger global system. Solutions to these crises are thoroughly detailed, and the author puts forth a compelling argument about what can be expected in the future.

Despite international intervention and global policy changes, the financial system remains in a fragile state. There is an argument to be made about integrating Islamic finance into the new system to facilitate stronger resilience, and this book explains the nuts and bolts of the idea while providing the reader with a general understanding of Islamic finance.

  • Understand the key principles of Islamic finance
  • Examine the history of the current financial system
  • Discover how Islamic finance can help build a new debt-free economy
  • Learn how Islamic finance theory doesn't always dictate practice

Although Islamic finance is a growing market, it is still a foreign concept to many. Those within the Islamic finance circles wonder why the system has yet to gain broader appeal despite its ability to create a strong and well-balanced economy. Islamic Finance and the New Financial System provides clever analysis and historical background to put the issues into perspective.

Sukuk Securities: New Ways of Debt Contracting [PDF]

Sukuk Securities: New Ways of Debt Contracting [PDF]
Sukuk Securities: New Ways of Debt Contracting by Meysam Safari, Mohamed Ariff, Shamsher Mohamad
2014 | PDF | 12.63MB

The essential guide to global sukuk markets worldwide

Sukuk Securities provides complete information and guidance on the latest developments in the burgeoning sukuk securities markets. Written by leading Islamic finance experts, this essential guide offers insight into the concepts, design features, contract structures, yields, and payoffs in all twelve global sukuk markets, providing Islamic finance professionals with an invaluable addition to their library. The first book to fully introduce the market, this book provides a detailed overview of the sukuk market, with practical guidance toward applying these instruments in real-world scenarios. Readers will learn how sukuk securities are regulated and the issues that arise from regulations, and gain insight into the foundation and principles of Islamic finance as applied to these instruments. Extensive tables illustrate t-test comparisons between conventional bonds and sukuk, risk factors, and the issuance of different types of sukuk securities by country to give readers a deeper understanding of the markets.

In 2010, the World Bank recommended sukuk as the best form of lending for growth in developing countries; since then, the value of new issues has grown at 45 percent per year. The market's present size is close to US $1,200 billion, with private markets in major financial centers like London, Zurich, and New York. This book provides comprehensive guidance toward understanding and using these instruments, and working within these markets.

  • Get acquainted with the sukuk market, definitions, classification, and pricing
  • Learn the different approaches to structuring and contract design
  • Discover how sukuk is applied, including regulations, ratings, and securitization
  • Examine payoff structures and suggested sukuk valuation in the context of Islamic finance principles

With the sukuk market growing the way it is, regulators, investors, and students need to fully understand the mechanisms at work. Sukuk Securities is the complete guide to the sukuk markets, with expert insight. July 2014 saw the first sukuk listing in London. Hong Kong and Seoul have also entered this niche market. Predictions are that there will be continued high growth of sukuk debt markets around the world, all providing targeted funding via sukuk contracting modes.

Dim Sum Bonds: The Offshore Renminbi (RMB)-Denominated Bonds [PDF]

Dim Sum Bonds: The Offshore Renminbi (RMB)-Denominated Bonds [PDF]
Dim Sum Bonds: The Offshore Renminbi (RMB)-Denominated Bonds by Hung-Gay Fung, Glenn Chi-Wo Ko, Jot Yau
2014 | PDF | 30.5MB

A comprehensive guide to understanding and assimilating into dim sum bond markets

The expansive growth of the dim sum bond market in the last five years has peaked investor interest and inspired companies to seek out investing opportunities that negate China's capital controls. In a four-pronged approach, Dim Sum Bonds examines the development of the dim sum bond market and its role in China's RMB internationalization policy, characteristics of dim sum bonds and its market, investors' investment objectives and the investment performance of dim sum bonds, motivations of issuers, and underwriters' roles in the dim sum bond market. You will familiarize yourself with every aspect of the dim sum bond market from an issuer, an investor, and an underwriter's perspective. Academics, financial advisors, investment bankers, underwriters, investors, and policy makers should not be without this informative and detailed guide to the offshore market central to China's internationalization of RMB.

  • Written by Hung-Gay Fung, Glenn Chi-Wo Ko, and Jot Yau, all of whom are experts on the dim sum bond market
  • Explains the rapidly expanding dim sum bond market and puts readers ahead of the curve
  • Landmark issues, Chinese banks (China Development Bank), Infrastructure, red-chip companies (Sinotruk), and multinational corporations doing business in China (McDonald’s) are discussed in detail.

Covering landmark issues from a variety of Chinese and multinational corporations, Dim Sum Bonds provides must-read manual to understanding the vast opportunities of this up-and-coming market.

Risk Management At The Top: A Guide to Risk and its Governance in Financial Institutions [PDF]

Risk Management At The Top: A Guide to Risk and its Governance in Financial Institutions [PDF]
Risk Management At The Top: A Guide to Risk and its Governance in Financial Institutions by Mark Laycock
2014 | PDF | 16.28MB

With over 30 years’ experience of risk management in banks, Mark Laycock provides a comprehensive but succinct non-technical overview of risk and its governance in financial institutions. Bridging the gap between texts on governance and the increasingly technical aspects of risk management the book covers the main risk types experienced by banks – credit, market, operational and liquidity - outlines those risks before considering them from a governance perspective including the Board and Executive Management.

Addressing terminology issues that can confuse dialogue, and by providing a bibliography alongside each chapter for more detailed discussion of the topic this book will ground readers with the knowledge they require to understand the unknown unknowns.

Modernizing Insurance Regulation [PDF]

Modernizing Insurance Regulation [PDF]
Modernizing Insurance Regulation by John H. Biggs, Matthew P. Richardson
2014 | PDF | 7.87MB

The future of the insurance regulation begins now

For those involved with the insurance industry, from investment professionals to policy makers, and regulators to legislators, tremendous change is coming. With insurance premiums constituting an ever-growing portion of annual U.S. GDP and provisions of the Dodd-Frank Act specifically calling for modernization of insurance regulations, the issues at hand are pervasive. In Modernizing Insurance Regulation, these issues are described against a backdrop of the political and industry discussions that surround insurance, regulation, and systemic risk. Experts Viral V. Acharya and Matthew Richardson discuss a variety of issues with top thinkers in the fields of finance, derivatives, credit risk, and banking to bring to light the most germane elements of this ongoing discussion.

In Modernizing Insurance Regulation, Acharya and Richardson call on the expertise of all the relevant stakeholders within government, academia, and industry to offer a well-rounded and independent view of insurance regulation and how the evolution of this key industry affects the U.S. economy now and in the future.

  • Provides an overview of the feasibility of maintaining a state-level regulatory structure
  • Offers a view of the issues from top academics, industry leaders, and state regulators
  • Explores the debate surrounding the insurance industry and systemic risk
  • Provides an in-depth look at upcoming changes under the Dodd-Frank Act

Modernizing Insurance Regulation provides a look into the crucial changes coming to insurance regulation and an overview of how those changes will affect almost everyone.

Financial Stability: Fraud, Confidence and the Wealth of Nations [PDF]

Financial Stability: Fraud, Confidence and the Wealth of Nations [PDF]
Financial Stability: Fraud, Confidence and the Wealth of Nations by Frederick L Feldkamp, R Christopher Whalen
2015 | PDF | 3.87MB

Applying the Lessons of History to Understanding Fraud Today and Tomorrow

Financial Stability provides a roadmap by which the world can anticipate and avoid future financial disruptions. This unique discussion of past and present financial events offers new insights that explain economic, political, and legal antecedents of financial crises in Western markets. With a detailed discussion of the history of finance, this book shows modern investors and finance professionals how to learn from past successes and failures to gauge future market threats.

Readers will gain new insight into the antecedents of todays financial markets and the political economy that surrounds them. Armed with this knowledge, they will be able to craft a strategy that steers away from financial disorder and toward maximum stability. Coverage includes discussion of capital, forecasting, and political reaction, and past, present, and future applications within all realms of business. The companion website offers additional data and research, providing a complete resource for those seeking a better understanding of the risk at hand.

As the world struggles to emerge from the latest financial crisis, professionals in finance, the law and other disciplines, and the people they advise, are searching for understanding to avoid future crises. Financial Stability argues that the best lessons are learned from our own mistakes, and that the ability to look ahead depends upon our willingness to look back. Readers will:

  • Review the historical laws, practices, and outcomes that shaped the modern day financial markets of the great western economies
  • Understand the theory of financial stability, the roles of law and transparency, and the importance of action to punish fraud in order to prevent future contagion
  • Work through the theoretical proofs in terms of math, law, accounting, economics, philosophy, and international trade
  • Build a strategy for the future with consideration toward needs, sources, balance, and learning from past mistakes

Everywhere around the globe, at all points in history, financial crises have always been rooted in the confluence of politics, finance, and law. Financial Stability puts the latest global financial crisis in perspective, highlighting the lessons we have already learned, and those we need to internalize today.

Financial Expert Witness Communication: A Practical Guide to Reporting and Testimony [PDF]

Financial Expert Witness Communication: A Practical Guide to Reporting and Testimony [PDF]
Financial Expert Witness Communication: A Practical Guide to Reporting and Testimony by Bradley J Preber
2014 | PDF | 12.68MB

Learn what to expect—and what's expected—as an expert witness

Serving as a financial expert witness or consultant in lawsuits is a stressful, challenging, and tough business. In Financial Expert Witness Communication: A Practical Guide to Reporting and Testimony, financial forensic expert Bradley J. Preber leverages more than 30 years of experience to create a practical guide for financial expert witnesses as they face litigation reporting and testimony.

Financial Expert Witness Communication covers all areas of financial litigation including accounting, financial forensics, forensic technology, and damages—all from the point of view of an expert witness. The book is especially helpful for those who expect to be formally designated as an expert witness; however, it is also appropriate for financial forensic accountants, litigation consultants, and attorneys as they navigate the unique playing field of the financial litigation process.

This book gives financial experts strategies to defend the analysis, conclusions, and expert opinions they have at their disposal. It also provides thorough explanations of compliance, data limitations, and due diligence as well as how to handle demanding legal counsel, with a goal of better preparing them for the entire legal process.

Financial Regulation and Compliance: How to Manage Competing and Overlapping Regulatory Oversight [PDF]

Financial Regulation and Compliance: How to Manage Competing and Overlapping Regulatory Oversight [PDF]
Financial Regulation and Compliance: How to Manage Competing and Overlapping Regulatory Oversight by H David Kotz
2015 | PDF | 3.33MB

Devise an organized, proactive approach to financial compliance

Financial Regulation and Compliance provides detailed, step-by-step guidance for the compliance professional seeking to manage overlapping and new regulatory responsibilities. Written by David Kotz, former Inspector General of the SEC with additional guidance provided by leading experts, this book is a one-stop resource for navigating the numerous regulations that have been enacted in response to the financial crisis. You'll learn how best to defend your organization from SEC, CFTC, FINRA, and NFA Enforcement actions, how to prepare for SEC, FINRA, and NFA regulatory examinations, how to manage the increasing volume of whistleblower complaints, how to efficiently and effectively investigate these complaints, and more. Detailed discussion of the regulatory process explains how aggressive you should be in confronting federal agencies and self-regulatory organizations and describes how commenting on issues that affect your business area can be productive or not. The companion website includes a glossary of terms, regulations and government guidance, relevant case law, research databases, and FAQs about various topics, giving you a complete solution for keeping abreast of evolving compliance issues.

These days, compliance professionals are faced with a myriad of often overlapping regulatory challenges. Increased aggressiveness on the part of regulators has led to increased demand on financial firms, but this book provides clear insight into navigating the changes and building a more robust compliance function.

  • Strengthen internal compliance and governance programs
  • Manage whistleblower programs and conduct effective investigations
  • Understand how to minimize exposure and liability from Enforcement actions
  • Learn how to prepare for the different types of regulatory examinations
  • Minimize exposure from FCPA violations
  • Understand the pros and cons of commenting on regulations

The volume and pace of regulatory change is causing new and diverse pressures on compliance professionals. Navigate the choppy waters successfully with the insider guidance in Financial Regulation and Compliance.

Financial Institution Advantage and the Optimization of Information Processing [PDF]

Financial Institution Advantage and the Optimization of Information Processing [PDF]
Financial Institution Advantage and the Optimization of Information Processing by Sean C Keenan
2015 | PDF | 4.28MB

A PROVEN APPROACH FOR CREATING and IMPLEMENTING EFFECTIVE GOVERNANCE for DATA and ANALYTICS

Financial Institution Advantage and the Optimization of Information Processing offers a key resource for understanding and implementing effective data governance practices and data modeling within financial organizations. Sean Keenan—a noted expert on the topic—outlines the strategic core competencies, includes best practices, and suggests a set of mechanisms for self-evaluation. He shows what it takes for an institution to evaluate its information processing capability and how to take the practical steps toward improving it.

Keenan outlines the strategies and tools needed for financial institutions to take charge and make the much-needed decisions to ensure that their firm's information processing assets are effectively designed, deployed, and utilized to meet the strict regulatory guidelines.

This important resource is filled with practical observations about how information assets can be actively and effectively managed to create competitive advantage and improved financial results. Financial Institution Advantage and the Optimization of Information Processing also includes a survey of case studies that highlight both the positive and less positive results that have stemmed from institutions either recognizing or failing to recognize the strategic importance of information processing capabilities.

Numbers in Graphic Design: A Sourcebook [EPUB]

Numbers in Graphic Design: A Sourcebook [EPUB]
Numbers in Graphic Design: A Sourcebook by Roger Fawcett-Tang
2015 | EPUB | 50.53MB

Focusing on how graphic designers tackle the ordering of number-heavy information, this book shows how the best design minds around grapple with timetables, annual reports, and other data-rich documents. It also includes a chapter outlining the basic typographic and detailing rules relating to numbers.Featuring the work of such names as Stefan Sagmeister, Karin von Ompteda, Joost Grootens, Socket Studio, Stapelberg & Fritz, Form, Willi Kunz, Helmut Schmid, Build, and Cartlidge Levene, Numbers in Graphic Design is bursting with inspirational examples of how to approach almost any design situation featuring numbers. Numbers in Graphic Design is the sourcebook for any designer who wants to be able to work with numbers creatively and with confidence.

Typewriter Art: A Modern Anthology [EPUB]

Typewriter Art: A Modern Anthology [EPUB]
Typewriter Art: A Modern Anthology by Barrie Tullett
2014 | EPUB | 26.3MB

The first piece of known typewriter art was a "drawing" of a butterfly by Flora F. F. Stacey in 1898; since then, artists, designers, poets, and writers have used this rigorous medium to produce an astounding range of creative work.

This beautiful book brings together some of the best examples by typewriter artists around the world. As well as key historical work from the Bauhaus, H. N. Werkman, and the concrete poets, there is art by contemporary practitioners, both typewriter artists who use the keyboard as a "palette" to create artworks, and artists/typographers using the form as a compositional device. The book will appeal to graphic designers, typographers, artists, and illustrators, and anyone fascinated by predigital technology.

Low-Tech Print: Contemporary Hand-Made Printing [EPUB]

Low-Tech Print: Contemporary Hand-Made Printing [EPUB]
Low-Tech Print: Contemporary Hand-Made Printing by Caspar Williamson
2013 | EPUB | 48.42MB

Featuring a global showcase of 100 of the craft's most exciting and influential practitioners, Low-Tech Print is an exploration of hand-made printmaking techniques and how they are used in contemporary design and illustration. It examines the huge recent resurgence in the popularity of printmaking, with chapters on screenprinting, letterpress, relief printing, and other printing methods.

The book shows how practitioners develop a love affair with these hand-made techniques and use them to create beautiful contemporary designs, explaining the process behind each technique and its historical context. 'In focus' sections profile practitioners such as the 'Lambe Lambe' hand-made letterpress printers of São Paulo's Grafica Fidalga studio, and cult printing techniques such as Gocco (Japan) and Chicha (Peru).

Offering a unique showcase of contemporary handmade printing, Low-Tech Print will be a must-have for all design, illustration, craft, and printmaking enthusiasts.

Architectural Inventions: Visionary Drawing of Buildings [EPUB]

Architectural Inventions: Visionary Drawing of Buildings
Architectural Inventions: Visionary Drawing of Buildings by Matt Bua, Max Goldfarb
2012 | EPUB | 111.72MB

Born out of the drawingbuilding.org online archive, Architectural Inventions presents a stunning visual study of impossible or speculative structures that exist only on paper. Soliciting the work of architects, designers, and artists of renown—as well as emerging talents from all over the world—Maximilian Goldfarb and Matt Bua have gathered an array of works that convey architectural alternatives, by products, expansions, or critiques of our inhabited environments. Highlighting visions that exist outside of established channels of production and conventions of design, Architectural Inventions showcases a multiplicity in concept and vision, fantasy and innovation.

Java Spring Framework 4.1 + Hibernate [Video]

Java Spring Framework 4.1 + Hibernate [Video]
Java Spring Framework 4 1 + Hibernate [Video] by Mehul Popat
MP4, AVC, 1280x720 | AAC, 64 kbps, 2 Ch | 10.5 hours | 1.91GB

Java spring framework is a famous framework to build java based web applications now a days. Hibernate is a good ORM used for Java technology. In this course you will learn about Java spring framework and Hibernate in deep. You will also learn about Spring framework features like MVC structure, Data Access Object Layer, Spring expression language (SPEL), Jsp Starndard Tag Library (JSTL), Inversion Of Control. You will also learn about Ajax, REST Web service, Spring Security, Cron Job, Apache Tiles.

At the end we will deploy our Spring Web Application LIVE ON INTERNET FOR FREE with Tomcat 7 and MySQL 5.5

  • You will learn about most famous framework of Java technology.
  • Hibernate is a good ORM for Java technology.
  • Free Tomcat 7 + MySQL 5.5 Hosting On Internet
  • REST Web Service - Proving and Consuming REST Web Services.
  • Spring Security
  • Explanation of topics based on one defination of Project.
  • You will get the code for all these course videos.

What are the requirements?

Prior knowledge of core Java is required.

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Over 70 lectures and 10.5 hours of content!
  • You will learn about Java spring MVC structure
  • You will learn about Hibernate ORM
  • You will learn about MySQL 5.6 database and its operations
  • Free Tomcat 7 + MySQL 5.5 Hosting On Internet
  • You will learn about Data Access Object Layer
  • You will learn about Ajax
  • You will learn about client side and server side validations of web form
  • You will learn about Http Session and Java beans
  • Cron Job Using Quartz Scheduler
  • REST Web Service - Proving and Consuming REST Web Services
  • Web Template Using Apache Tiles
  • Spring Security
Java Spring Framework 4.1 + Hibernate [Video]

Discover How To Go From Zero To 6 Figures In 60 Days [Video]

Discover How To Go From Zero To 6 Figures In 60 Days [Video]
Discover How To Go From Zero To 6 Figures In 60 Days by Matt S
MP4, AVC, 1000 kbps, 1280x720 | English, AAC, 64 kbps, 2 Ch | 36 Lectures | 7 hours | 1.56GB

Discover How To Go From $0 To $200,000 In Sales With A simple Online Store

PPS іѕ аn аmаzіng trаіnіng bу Mаtt. Hе’ѕ used thіѕ ѕіmрlе tесhnіquе tо gеnеrаtе оvеr $200,000 in 60 dауѕ with a brand new ѕtоrе. PPS will take соrроrаtіоn-lеvеl “hacks” аnd ѕhоw you how tо uѕе thеm to profit big time with аnу sort оf eCommerce ѕtоrе.

Inside PPS, he’s rеvеаlіng еvеrу dеtаіl аbоut how аnуоnе – rеgаrdlеѕѕ of еxреrіеnсе, budget, оr соnnесtіоnѕ – can do іt tоо.

How these four stages work can help you:

  • Avoid flop campaigns from the start.
  • Sky-rocket ROI when you first launch a product to the public
  • Double, triple, quadruple, and straight up maximize profit even as interest begins to fade.
  • Run a booming eCommerce store even if you only have one product.
  • Build a captive audience who you’ll sell even more products to.
  • See RELIABLE, REPEATABLE, PREDICTABLE income from your eCommerce store — money you can countdown.

Requirements:

  • You Will need motivation to get things done - This is not a hard course everything is explained very well.
  • Store ( I will show you how to setup a store - dont worry)
  • A Small Budget ( $5-$100) is fine
  • A Facebook Account ( We will be using Facebook Ads Manager )

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Over 36 lectures and 7 hours of content!
  • Have a Profitable Ecom Store
  • Make Money Online
  • Quit Their Day Job
  • Spend More Time With Your family and friends

Index Mutual Funds: Lower Cost-Risk & High Return Investing [Video]

Index Mutual Funds: Lower Cost-Risk & High Return Investing [Video]
Index Mutual Funds: Lower Cost-Risk & High Return Investing by Steve Ballinger
MP4, AVC, 1000 kbps, 1280x720 | AAC, 64 kbps, 2 Ch | 20 Lectures | 2 hours | 1.04GB

Investing in Index Mutual Funds And ETF Provide Low Risk and Low Cost Investing Plus Great Returns For Your Investment.

****BRAND NEW COURSE LAUNCHED IN JANUARY 2016****

INVESTING IN INDEX FUNDS CAN BE A CORE LOW RISK AND LOW EXPENSE STRATEGY THAT CAN GENERATE BETTER INVESTMENT RETURNS THAN MOST ACTIVELY MANGED MUTUAL FUNDS.

HOWEVER, IT IS CRITICALLY IMPORTANT TO UNDERSTAND THESE INVESTMENTS AND HOW TO CHOOSE WISELY WHICH YOU WILL LEARN IN THIS COURSE.

Investing can be mastered by anyone and for those who really learn the key concepts and best practices they will be able to reach their most challenging financial goals and lead the life they dream about.

Unfortunately, many people do not receive the key educational information and best practices that make the difference between success and failure from a successful investor.

THIS COURSE WILL TEACH YOU HOW TO BE A SUCCESSFUL INVESTOR.

Not boring theory. You will learn practical tips and best practices from an instructor who started with nothing (Actually $10,000 in student loans living in a 1-bedroom apartment above the garbage cans) to building a million dollar investment portfolio. No inheritance or luck just good sound actions and one of the core strategies is the use of Index Mutual Funds and Exchange Traded Funds (ETF) that you will learn about in the course and can replicate for your own personal situation.

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Over 20 lectures and 2 hours of content!
  • Describe and evaluate the differences between an Actively Managed Fund and an Index Fund
  • Choose Index Mutual Funds and Exchange Traded Funds (ETF) that are right for you.
  • Evaluate Funds based on expenses.
  • Evaluate Funds based on Risk.
  • Identify and understand a Target Date Fund.
  • Describe what is a Fund of Funds (FOF).
  • Grasp the #1 Risk for both an Actively Managed Fund and an Index Fund.
  • How to research and choose an Index Fund that's right for them using a couple of free online tools.
  • What is the target audience?

Pristine Trading Method [Video]

Pristine Trading Method [Video]
Pristine Trading Method by Greg Capra
MKV, AVC, 1000 kbps, 720x480 | English, AAC, 192 kbps, 2 Ch | 10.5 hours | 4.17GB

Pristine has been providing traders with cutting edge strategies to improve their trading for years. The concepts they share are based on the years of research and experience of their co-founder, Greg Capra. Don't pass up this opportunity to save big on these Greg Capra Signature Courses.

You can own ALL seven 90-minute courses including:

  1. Mastering Candlestick Charts Part I
  2. Mastering Candlestick Charts Part II
  3. Intra-day Trading with Market Internals Part I
  4. Intra-day Trading with Market Internals Part II
  5. Sentiment Internal Indicators for Winning Swing and Position Trading
  6. Breadth Internal Indicators for Winning Swing and Position Trading
  7. Predicting Trends with Intermarket Analysis

Anti Aging Strategies Doctors Don't Talk About [Video]

Anti Aging Strategies Doctors Don't Talk About [Video]
Anti Aging Strategies Doctors Don't Talk About by Cathey Painter
MP4, AVC, 1000 kbps, 1280x720 | AAC, 64 kbps, 2 Ch | 43 Lectures | 1.5 hours | 1.28GB

Radically Change the Way You Age

Are you ready to take control of how fast or how slow you age by learning the most powerful anti aging strategies on the planet?

In today's world, eating right, getting plenty of sleep, and exercise is not enough. You need to super charge your body with simple, yet potent protocols, that produce remarkable health and beauty results.

Once you implement these strategies you too will come to the conclusion that growing old, looking old and feeling old is NOT inevitable.

Anti Aging Strategies Doctors Don't Talk About will:

  • Reduce inflammation, the #1 cause of aging, by 40% in 30 days
  • Naturally boost the body's production of Human Growth Hormone to reverse aging
  • Teach you how to benefit from the real Fountain of Youth
  • Oxygenate your blood to create glowing skin
  • Educate you on the forgotten anti aging miracle food
  • Prevent sagging skin
  • Boost the immune system and your moods

Yes all of this and so much more is covered in my course Anti Aging Strategies Doctors Don't Talk About. Simple, yet powerful protocols that will help you look better, feel better, and age less.

You will walk away with everything you need to know to radically change the way you age.

What are the requirements?

The only prerequiste needed is an open mind and a desire to learn

What am I going to get from this course?

Over 43 lectures and 1.5 hours of content! Reduce inflammation, the #1 cause of aging, by 40% in 30 days Prevent sagging skin Oxygenate cells to create youthful glow Reduce fine lines and wrinkles Healthier shinier hair Prevent premature aging Weight loss Improved sleep Better overall health Less sickness Less aches and pains Happier mood

Anti Aging Strategies Doctors Don't Talk About [Video]

Play by Play: Building a Python Code Stats Tool [Video]

Play by Play: Building a Python Code Stats Tool [Video]
Play by Play: Building a Python Code Stats Tool with Zed Shaw [Video]
MP4, AVC, 1280x720 | AAC, 64 kbps, 2 Ch | 1.9 hours | 553.35MB

Learn from teacher, author and master programmer Zed Shaw's reflections on the art and craft of writing code. Topics covered include: the role of source code control; Writing readable code; The process of understanding and solving code problems; and Testing

Zed Shaw is one of the most original thinkers and prolific programmers currently active in Open Source. In 2006 he kick started the Ruby web application server market and continues it with the Mongrel2 server. He's an expert teacher and has taught over 300,000 people with his free book Learn Python the Hard Way. In this screencast he builds a code stats tool for tracking errors and warnings. But we think you'll appreciate most the conclusion of the project where he talks about the things he learned from using a previous implementation of a code statistics tool for a full year.


Primal Endurance: Escape Chronic Cardio and Carbohydrate Dependency, and Become a Fat-Burning Beast [Audiobook]

Primal Endurance: Escape Chronic Cardio and Carbohydrate Dependency, and Become a Fat-Burning Beast [Audiobook]
Primal Endurance: Escape Chronic Cardio and Carbohydrate Dependency, and Become a Fat-Burning Beast [Audiobook] by Mark Sisson, Brad Kearns, read by Brad Kearns
2015 | M4B@64 kbps | 12 hrs 8 mins | 340.15MB

Primal Endurance shakes up the status quo and challenges the overly stressful, ineffective conventional approach to endurance training. While marathons and triathlons are wildly popular and bring much gratification and camaraderie to the participants, the majority of athletes are too slow, continually tired, and carry too much body fat respective to the time they devote to training. The prevailing "chronic cardio" approach promotes carbohydrate dependency, overly stressful lifestyle patterns, and ultimately burnout.

Mark Sisson, author of the 2009 best seller, The Primal Blueprint, and de-facto leader of the primal/paleo lifestyle movement, expertly applies primal lifestyle principles to the unique challenge of endurance training and racing. Unlike the many instant and self-anointed experts who have descended upon the endurance scene in recent years, Sisson and his co-author/business partner, Brad Kearns, boast a rich history in endurance sports. Sisson has a 2:18 marathon and fourth-place Hawaii Ironman finish to his credit, has spearheaded triathlon's global anti-doping program for the International Triathlon Union, and has coached/advised leading professional athletes, including Olympic triathlon gold and silver medalist Simon Whitfield and Tour de France cyclist Dave Zabriskie. Under Sisson's guidance, Kearns won multiple national championships in duathlon and triathlon, and rose to a number-three world triathlon ranking in 1991.

Primal Endurance applies an all-encompassing approach to endurance training that includes primal-aligned eating to escape carbohydrate dependency and enhance fat metabolism, building an aerobic base with comfortably paced workouts, strategically introducing high-intensity strength and sprint workouts, emphasizing rest, recovery, and an annual periodization, and finally cultivating an intuitive approach to training instead of the usual robotic approach of fixed weekly workout schedules.

The War: An Intimate History: 1941-1945 [Audiobook]

The War: An Intimate History: 1941-1945 [Audiobook]
The War: An Intimate History: 1941-1945 [Audiobook] by Geoffrey C Ward, Ken Burns, read by Ken Burns, Tom Hanks, Josh Lucas, Rebecca Holtz
2007 | MP3@64 kbps | 8 hrs 55 mins | 251.55MB

The companion volume to the magnificent seven-part PBS series

The individuals featured in this audiobook are not those of historians or scholars. They are ordinary men and women who experienced–and helped to win–the most devastating war in history, in which between 50 and 60 million lives were lost.

Focusing on the citizens of four towns–Luverne, Minnesota; Sacramento, California; Waterbury, Connecticut; Mobile, Alabama–The War follows more than forty people from 1941 to 1945. Woven largely from their memories, the compelling, unflinching narrative unfolds month by bloody month, with the outcome always in doubt. The iconic events are here, but we also move among prisoners of war, defense workers and schoolchildren, and families who struggled simply to stay together.

An intimate, profoundly affecting chronicle of the war that shaped our world, The War captures the American experience of World War II through the words and deeds, thoughts and feelings of those who made history on the battlefields and on the home front.

The Fight: A Secret Service Agent's Inside Account of Security Failings and the Political Machine [Audiobook]

The Fight: A Secret Service Agent's Inside Account of Security Failings and the Political Machine [Audiobook]
The Fight: A Secret Service Agent's Inside Account of Security Failings and the Political Machine [Audiobook] by Dan Bongino, read by the Author
2016 | MP3@64 kbps | 6 hrs 11 mins | 175.99MB

In The Fight, Dan Bongino picks up the story where his New York Times best-selling book Life Inside the Bubble ends to tackle current political and security issues and offer new solutions. From Hillary's emails to the security failings at the White House (including the drone crash and the fence jumper); from Charlie Hebdo to Bowe Bergdahl - the author examines how our current administration has allowed our security efforts to lapse both at home and abroad. He also offers solutions to the growing terrorist threat and how we can protect American citizens while also deconstructing what's wrong with our political process and what his experience running for office has taught him.

As a former member of the elite Presidential Protection Division who served three presidents, Bongino is uniquely qualified to provide a view from behind the curtain to warn listeners about the political system that is failing them and the security future that won't protect them. The majority of Americans come into contact with security only when they fly or enter their workplaces. They are rarely able to become acquainted with the politicians they know from robo-calls and TV ads. Bongino has experienced the inner workings of the national security apparatus and the failed political theater that we all feel but rarely understand. Using a mix of current events, an insider's analysis, and tales from his time protecting the president, he shows where clear and foreseeable leadership failures from our current administration led to grave consequences. From a broken political process to a president who consistently misreads the American people, he shows us where America has gone wrong and how we can fight back.