The Investor´s Guide to Economic Fundamentals: John Calverley
The Investor´s Guide to Economic Fundamentals: John Calverley
Veteran venture capitalist Randy Komisar and finance executive Jantoon Reigersman share no-nonsense, counterintuitive guidelines to help anyone build a successful startup. Over the course of their careers, Randy Komisar and Jantoon Reigersman continue to see startups crash and burn because they forget the timeless lessons of entrepreneurship. But, as Komisar and Reigersman show, you can beat the odds if you quickly learn what insiders know about what it takes to build a healthy foundation for a thriving venture. In Straight Talk for Startups they walk budding entrepreneurs through 100 essential rules - from pitching your idea to selecting investors to managing your board to deciding how and when to achieve liquidity. Culled from their own decades of experience, as well as the experiences of their many successful colleagues and friends, the rules are organized under broad topics, from ´´Mastering the Fundamentals´´ and ´´Selecting the Right Investors,´´ to ´´The Ideal Fundraise,´´ ´´Building and Managing Effective Boards,´´ and ´´Achieving Liquidity.´´ Vital rules you’ll find in Straight Talk for Startups include: The best ideas originate from founders who are users Create two business plans: an execution plan and an aspirational plan Net income is an option, but cash flow is a fact Don’t accept money from strangers Personal wealth doesn’t equal good investing Small boards are better than big ones Add independent board members for expertise and objectivity Too many unanimous board decisions are a sign of trouble Choose an acquirer, don’t wait to be chosen Learn the rules by heart so you know when to break them Filled with helpful real-life examples and specific, actionable advice, Straight Talk for Startups is the ideal audiobook for anyone running, working for, or thinking about creating 1. Language: English. Narrator: Randy Komisar. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/harp/007499/bk_harp_007499_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Benjamin Graham developed ´´value investing´´, a style adopted by Warren Buffett, one of history´s most successful investors. It is based on ´´fundamental analysis´´, which quantitatively compares a company´s stock price to various measures of financial strength and promise. ´´Growth investing´´ is a fundamentally different style that seeks to identify tomorrow´s great business successes. Learn the ins and outs, and the pros and cons, of these basic investment styles. The Secrets of the Great Investors series is a collection of presentations that explain, in understandable language, the strategies, tactics, and principles that have produced great wealth, and how you can improve you financial future. History´s greatest investors used powerful investing philosophies to produce superior results, and you can learn from their successes and mistakes. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Louis Rukeyser. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/blak/001613/bk_blak_001613_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
HOW TO USE YOUR HUMAN ADVANTAGE TO OUTPERFORM ALGORITHMS IN THE OPTIONS MARKET If you´re a value investor who wants to get your money into the lucrative options market, forget about day trading, chart patterns, and market timing. This systematic book lays out a path to long-term wealth by taking positions on companies with real intrinsic value--the kind Ben Graham and Warren Buffett would invest in. Leave the complex algorithms and ´´Greeks´´ for the floor traders. Erik Kobayashi-Solomon, former investment banker, hedge fund risk manager, and valuation consultant to the World Bank, gives you the knowledge and sophisticationto understand what options pricing reveals about the market´s estimation of future stock prices. He then demonstrates how to find tremendous opportunity for low-risk, high-profit investments in the difference between the market´s mechanized price ranges and ones madeby you, a thoughtful human being armed with the insight this book offers. Everything you need to make options a powerfulcontributor to your portfolio is inside, including: * A thorough explanation of what options are and what their prices can tell you about the market´s expectations for the future price of a stock * A proven way to envision the risk/reward trade-off for stocks and options and a straightforward method to use theflexibility and directionality of options to tilt the risk/return balance in your favor * A robust and intuitive framework for assessing the value of a company * Strategies to avoid the most common behavioral pitfalls * Tips for using the information on an option-pricing screen * Thorough coverage of important option investment strategies, including ´´covered calls,´´ ´´protective puts,´´ and ´´collars´´ Regardless of your experience level with options, this versatile guide makes you a better investor. Beginners get a turnkey solution to growing wealth in options, experienced investors gain savvy guidance for fine-tuning their practices, and professional investors learn how to effectively incorporate options into a portfolio. Understanding valuation in this perceptive light lets you earn the consistent profi ts of The IntelligentOption Investor. The Intelligent Option Investor is the hands-on guide to using a cuttingedge valuation framework in the fast-paced options market to boost growth, protect gains, and generate income. It explains how to use your insightful human mind to recognize when mechanized options pricing undervalues a stock. Once you see an opportunity, you´ll have all the tools you need to execute a fact-based decision about how and when to invest in the company. Have your money make the most for you with the potent blend of timehonored value investing strategies and hot options vehicles in The Intelligent Option Investor. PRAISE FOR THE INTELLIGENT OPTION INVESTOR: ´´The Intelligent Option Investor reflects Erik´s keen understanding of how companies create value for their owners, which is essential to successful option investing. In addition to showcasing Erik´s expertise in developing option investment strategies based on fundamental security analysis and a long-term time horizon, this book delivers the information in a way that´s accessible to individual investors, offering them the resources to use options to help them meet their financial goals.´´ -- JOE MANSUETO, founder, chairman, and CEO, Morningstar, Inc. ´´Erik knows--and lays out here--that to use options successfully, you need to understand the underlying stock and its valuation first. This is one of few books onoptions that teaches this fruitful, combined approach. And that´s why it works.´´ -- JEFF FISCHER, advisor, Motley Fool Options
Determine the strength of any business with fundamental analysis Have you ever wondered the key to multibillionaire Warren Buffet´s five-decade run as the most successful investor in history? The answer is simple: fundamental analysis. In this easy-to-understand, practical, and savvy guide, you´ll discover how it helps you assess a business´ overall financial performance by using historical and present data to forecast its future monetary value--and why this powerful tool is particularly important to investors in times of economic downturn. It´s more important than ever for investors to know the true financial stability of a business, and this new edition of Fundamental Analysis For Dummies shows you how. Whether you´re a seasoned investor or just want to learn how to make more intelligent and prudent investment decisions, this plain-English guide gives you practical tips, tricks, and trade secrets for using fundamental analysis to manage your portfolio and enhance your understanding of shrewdly selecting stocks! * Predict the future value of a business based on its current and historical financial data * Gauge a company´s performance against its competitors * Determine if a company´s credit standing is in jeopardy * Apply fundamental analysis to other investment vehicles, like currency, bonds, and commodities With the help of Fundamental Analysis For Dummies, you just may find the bargains that could make you the next Warren Buffet!
Combining Technical and Fundamental Trading Strategies:Profits Market Reactions and Use by Professional Investors
Many of the world’s most successful investors like Warren Buffett, Charlie Munger, David Einhorn, and Joel Greenblatt have followed the value investing philosophy to compound capital for decades. In doing so, they have created significant wealth and prosperity.Now, you have the opportunity to learn the foundations of value investing so you too can root out opportunities in the stock market.At its heart, value investing is simple: You figure out what something is worth and pay a whole lot less for it.However, executing that strategy is difficult. After all, the stock market is the ultimate psychological game. Learn the basic principles of value investing starting with the estimation of intrinsic value and establishing a large margin of safety to reduce downside risk.From there you’ll learn about valuation and other fundamental factors that should be considered when it comes to value investing.Further, you’ll learn how to stop losing money by investing in value traps - stocks that appear cheap like value investments, but are actually very expensive businesses. Finally, we’ll discuss the proper mindset of a value investor in order to succeed in the modern stock market era. This is the beginner’s guide to value investing! 1. Language: English. Narrator: Andrew Li. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/155728/bk_acx0_155728_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Look through the internet and what you would find is different gimmicks on the best strategy for making money from the stock market. Some preach the gospel of technical analysis. That is, using past data as an indication of things to come. Others simply believe that it is impossible to beat the market. This school of thought believe that one should simply purchase any stock market index then make whatever the market makes. These approaches and many more are fundamentally flawed for obvious reasons. For technical analysis, past price is never an indication of future market behaviour. So, it is hard to predict what the market would do based on past prices. Also, though there might be some logic to buying an index fund, this is not sustainable as well. There are times when the market simply fails to make profit. Additionally, when inflation is factored in, the profit made from buying market indexes becomes less valuable as the days go by. What then is the correct way to approach the stock market? The answer is value investing. This approach has been proved over time to be a consistent money maker in the market. Though value investors such as Warren Buffett, we have been shown that this principle can beat the market consistently if followed by a disciplined investor. This audiobook explores the concept of value investing from a holistic perspective. You would be introduced to the concept and shown how it has developed throw history. You would also be exposed to the fundamentals of value investing and how you can exploit that in your daily investing life. Finally, you would be prepared for a future in investing in value companies. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Dave Wright. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/157639/bk_acx0_157639_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.