Julianne Baker seemingly has it all. Working for a nationally published nature magazine in Manhattan and leading a glamorous life in the Big Apple...or is she? Julianne returns to her hometown of Lilac Glen, Georgia to complete an article on family-based nurseries and floral businesses; something she already knows plenty about. Julianne meets Tucker Case, a handsome investor and real estate manager who is trying to fit in as a farm owner in the town he now calls home. As days get longer, and spring starts to reawaken, will flowers be all that bloom? Join Julianne as she opens her heart to new possibilities while learning to take life a little slower down back roads; bending with the curves instead of against them. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Essie Heart. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/109569/bk_acx0_109569_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Business journalist Dan Briody talks about the Carlyle Group on this edition of Fresh Air. He's the author of The Iron Triangle: Inside the Secret World of the Carlyle Group. The Carlyle Group is one of the most powerful and well-connected private equity firms in the world. Its investments - most notably - in timely defense and aerospace industries has made it highly profitable. The group's roster includes or has included former President George Bush Sr, (advisor), former secretary of defense Frank Carlucci (former chairman), Saudi Arabian prince Alwaleed Bin Talal (investor) and former secretary of state, James Baker III (managing director and senior counselor). Briody writes, that it "operates within the so-called iron triangle of industry, government, and the military" and that it "leaves itself open to any number of conflicts of interest and stunning ironies." (Broadcast Date: May 6, 2003) 1. Language: English. Narrator: Terry Gross. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/rt/whyy/030506/rt_whyy_030506_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Charlotte Baker, a buxom black barkeep at the Rose Saloon, dreams of the day a strong man will stroll through the doors of her little establishment and sweep her off her feet. She can see it all, from his strong hands to his ivory skin, from his fine dress and manners to his bright blue eyes.When Isaac Smith, an oil tycoon and investor comes into town, he stops in the saloon. They're immediately drawn to one another, and soon can't keep their eyes off of one another.He's everything she ever wanted in a man - kind, funny, well off, and open-minded. The longer Isaac stays, the closer they become. Even in the hot Wild West frontier town of Newton, Kansas, things can still heat up.Download your copy today!Warning: This audiobook may be considered inappropriate for underage listeners. Listeners 18+ only. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Kevin Iggens. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/194507/bk_acx0_194507_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
If you'd like to earn Multiple Streams of Property Income in the shortest possible (yet realistic) timeframe, and if you'd like to earn recurring, passive income from all four income "Quarters", and if you'd like to set up simple systems to "set and forget" each income stream to allow them to compound year on year, then this book is for you. If you want unrealistic get rich super-quick, or you want to work yourself to the bone for the next 50 years, then this book is not for you. In listening this book now you'll discover: How to leverage your time to build Multiple Streams of Property Income with the least amount of your sweat The Four Income "Quarters" that produce residual, leveraged and passive income, but only when fully understood How to compound and multiply income fast using the "cross-stream" piggy backing investing technique Multiple leveraged cash flow strategies revealed inside An industry exposé from inside the business including the scams and income drains to avoid How to remove overwhelm, confusion, overload and create strategic clarity The proven six stage property investor roadmap that holds your hand from "unbeliever" through to genuine property Multi-millionaire in the shortest possible time Rob Moore, a former struggling artist has authored three best-selling property books, has bought and sold over 350 properties in the last decade and co-founded the Multi-million Progressive group, all in his 20s/early 30s. For the first time he reveals to you the property investing world from the inside, shares multiple income strategies, scams and his roller coaster journey, including costly mistakes, so you can save and make more leveraged income in less time. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Peter Baker. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/036332/bk_acx0_036332_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The Securities Fraud Deterrence and Investor Restitution Act was H.R. 2179 and is a bill currently on the Union Calendar. Its official titles as introduced, is To enhance the authority of the Securities and Exchange Commission to investigate, punish, and deter securities laws violations, and to improve its ability to return funds to defrauded investors, and for other purposes but was also known as the Securities Fraud Deterrence and Investor Restitution Act of 2003. The bill is sponsored by representative Richard H. Baker and cosponsored by Rep. Sue W. Kelly, Rep. Doug Ose, Rep. Michael G. Oxley, Rep. David Scott, and Rep. Patrick J. Tiberi.
This research work represents an original model of social proof advertising effect on investor choice under financial risk. It models investor updating of personal information signals with the public signals provided by advertisements where the weight with which the individual considers each signal is described by a social proof effect. Ultimately this thesis suggests that social proof advertising is effective even in the context of mutual fund advertising and situations of higher risk. I would like to thank my advisor Prof. Malcolm Baker for providing the inspiration and support that made this thesis possible. I would also like to acknowledge Katie Baldiga for all her assistance and guidance throughout this process and Professors David Laibson and Andrei Shleifer for their advice and contributions to this thesis. Finally I want to thank my family and friends who never failed to support me in this and any other endeavor.
Master's Thesis from the year 2013 in the subject Business economics - Investment and Finance, grade: 1,0, University of Edinburgh, language: English, abstract: Since the prices in the agricultural commodity market surged in 2008 and 2011 many articles investigated these turbulences from different perspectives. However, neither fundamental factors nor increased financial speculation provides a completely satisfactory explanation on this complex topic. Our study therefore tries to capture all these factors in a single approach and investigates the impact of investor sentiment on wheat futures returns. We construct an investor sentiment index out of monthly data from the period 2000 to 2013 by conducting a principal component analysis (PCA) with a set of well-established sentiment proxies. In particular, we employ three equity market proxies suggested by Baker & Wurgler (2007) and three wheat market specific sentiment proxies, in order to obtain a tailored investor sentiment index. The sentiment index is statistical significant at the 95 per cent significance level and predicts about 2.45 per cent of the total variation in the subsequent month wheat futures returns. The results are also robust after controlling for fundamental factors in an extended multiple linear regression analysis. Our sentiment index therefore proves that investor sentiment impacts wheat futures returns, although further research is needed to verify this relationship.
Master's Thesis from the year 2018 in the subject Statistics, grade: 1.0, University of Augsburg (Wirtschaftswissenschaftliche Fakultät, Lehrstuhl für Statistik), language: English, abstract: In efficient financial markets, there is no room for sentimental investors. Any new information would be immediately absorbed and any mispricing immediately corrected by the forces of rational arbitrageurs doing the maths with the fundamentals. But why should financial markets be different from any other market where humans interact and are subject to psychological biases? There is strong empirical evidence that investor sentiment, broadly defined as 'a belief about future cash flows and investment risks that is not justified by the facts at hand', plays an important role in financial markets. It can lead to significant overpricing/underpricing, particularly of assets prone to subjective valuations. With limits/risks to arbitrage in the short term, prices rather correct over the medium to long term as sentimental beliefs mean-revert. Building on the studies by Baker and Wurgler 2006 and Baker, Wurgler, and Y. Yuan 2012, measures of investor sentiment for international markets are constructed. Using the Copula Opinion Pooling approach developed by Attilio Meucci, this thesis shows how to incorporate these sentiment measures into portfolio optimization. Thereby, a sentiment-based trading strategy that exploits the medium-term reversal effect of sentiment is developed and empirically tested. The results are promising as they provide strong evidence that sentiment contains beneficial information that should not be neglected by quantitative portfolio managers.
Do you only have a relatively small amount of money to invest? Do you think this limitation give you only a few investment choices? Well, it doesn't. Investing experts H. Kent Baker, Greg Filbeck, and Halil Kiymaz offer an essential guide to one of the most common ways to invest: a pooled investment vehicle (PIV). A PIV is an investment fund that commingles the monies of many different investors to buy a portfolio that reflects a particular investment objective. - By using PIVs, you gain a diversified portfolio, which once was only available to large investors. The Savvy Investor's Guide to Pooled Investments clearly explains the risks and advantages of investing in a PIV. This book introduces you to five PIVs - mutual funds, exchange-traded funds (ETFs), closed-end funds (CEFs), unit investment trusts (UITs), and real estate investment trusts (REITs) - with a unique Q&A format employed to delve into issues that investors want and need to know before choosing a PIV. If you have ever felt limited by your investment choices, Baker, Filbeck, and Kiymaz explain your options to creating an investment portfolio, which is an initial step to becoming a savvy investor.