The Complete Idiot's Guide To Personal Financial Documents
The Equity Trader Course
Introduction To Financial Technology
The Top Mutual Funds: 25th Edition
The Pocket Idiot's Guide To Investing In Stocks
Stock Trader's Almanac 2006
Understanding Asset Allocation: An Intuitive Approach to Maximizing Your Portfolio
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The Complete Idiot's Guide To Personal Financial Documents (266 pages, $18.95 softcover, 2005, ISBN 1-59257-446-7) by Ken Little, published by Alpha Books.
You know you should pay more attention, but every time a new bank statement arrives, you put it in a folder with all of the other number-filled documents you've gotten over the years. This book helps you figure out what all those numbers really mean. You'll learn what to toss and what to hang onto. You will be able to organize the papers you need to do your taxes. You'll get tips on how to find and understand the important stuff in all the documents. This guide helps you find the small print that can save you big money.Alpha Books, published by The Penguin Group, 375 Hudson St., New York, NY 10014, phone 800 788-6262, www.idiotsguides.comBACK TO LIST
The Equity Trader Course (410 pages, $75 hardcover, 2006, ISBN 0-471-74155-8) by Robert A. Schwartz, Reto Francioni, and Bruce W. Weber, published by John Wiley & Sons.
If you are intent on enhancing your trading performance in today's markets, you must find a way to exploit trading opportunities that arise from pricing inefficiencies as well as drive down trading costs. This book is a comprehensive course in equity trading for both the seasoned professional and serious independent trader. An included CD contains a computer-based simulation model that gives you a chance to make trading decisions and see the results on your computer screen. With this kind of help, you can become familiar with today's markets and mechanics.John Wiley & Sons, Wiley Book Order Department, 1 Wiley Drive, Somerset, NJ 08875, phone 800 225-5945, 732 469-4400 ext. 2497, www.wiley.comBACK TO LIST
Introduction To Financial Technology (351 pages, $59.95 hardcover, 2006, ISBN 0-12-370478-8) by Roy S. Freedman, published by Academic Press.
The financial technology environment is a fast-paced world in which developing fast buy-and-sell order processing and order executing systems is important. Here is an overview of both the technology and finance sides of this environment. Topics include an in-depth look at everything from auction theory, databases, derivative securities, and more. Each chapter concludes with a list of exercises, references, and websites for additional information.Academic Press, an imprint of Elsevier Books, Elsevier Books Customer Services: Linacre House, Jordan Hill, Oxford OX2 8DP UK, phone +44 (0) 1865 474010, www.books.elsevier.comBACK TO LIST
Opportunity Investing (333 pages, $25.99 hardcover, 2006, ISBN 0-13-172129-1) by Gerald Appel, published by FT Prentice Hall.
This book shows ways to implement high-return, low-risk investment strategies using mutual funds, exchange-traded funds, and real estate investment trusts. Readers are shown which investments provide the best returns in varying economic climates and how to take advantage of investment opportunities. Tools provided identify periods when stocks and/or other investment options are likely to advance, when markets are cloudy, and strategies to change allocations accordingly.Financial Times Prentice Hall, 1 Lake St., Upper Saddle River, NJ 07458, phone 201 236-7113, www.ft-ph.comBACK TO LIST
The Top Mutual Funds: 25th Edition (458 pages, $24.95 softcover, 2006, ISBN 1-883328-21-7) written and published by The American Association of Individual Investors.
This concise reference guide provides up-to-date information on more than 400 of the best no-load and low-load mutual funds. It features year-end data and fund information, including 10 years' worth of net asset values, distributions and expense ratios, three-, five- and 10-year average annual returns, performance during bull and bear markets, fund rankings by investment category, fund manager and portfolio composition, and more.American Association of Individual Investors, 625 North Michigan Ave., Chicago, IL 60611, phone 312 280-0170, www.aaii.comBACK TO LIST
The Pocket Idiot's Guide To Investing In Stocks (230 pages, $12.95 softcover, 2006, ISBN 1-59257-473-4) by Theresa Hamacher, Ray Burgess, and Carl Baldassarre, published by Alpha Books.
You know your money would be better off in the stock market than in that low-interest savings account. But there is so much information to digest, you can't get started. This pocket guide gives you the essentials to get started in investing in stocks. It covers the basics of setting up an account and the different kinds of orders you can place, how to spot an interesting stock and find the information you need on the company and industry, and gives valuable resources for evaluating and tracking the market and your investments.Alpha Books, published by The Penguin Group, 375 Hudson St., New York, NY 10014, phone 800 788-6262, www.idiotsguides.comBACK TO LIST
Stock Trader's Almanac 2006 (192 pages, $34.95 hardcover, 2006, ISBN 0-471-70956-5) by Yale Hirsh and Jeffrey A. Hirsh, published by John Wiley & Sons.
Published annually since 1968, this almanac offers a wealth of information organized in a calendar format. It alerts readers to little-known market patterns and tendencies that help investors forecast market trends. It shows the market's direction every hour, day, week, and month based on historical precedent. The almanac is a market data bank, scheduling planner, and financial record keeping system, all in one.John Wiley & Sons, Wiley Book Order Department, 1 Wiley Drive, Somerset, NJ 08875, phone 800 225-5945, 732 469-4400 ext. 2497, www.wiley.comBACK TO LIST
Understanding Asset Allocation: An Intuitive Approach to Maxi-mizing Your Portfolio (314 pages, $34.99 hardcover, 2006, ISBN 0-13-187676-7) by Victor Canto with a foreword by Larry Kudlow, published by FT Prentice Hall.
You need to take control of your precious capital, and this book will show you how. Canto shows you how to use a flexible, easy-to-use approach that leverages business cycle information and investment vehicles. He reveals what you can learn from historical data, how to focus on sectors that offer exception opportunity, and how to manage risk.Financial Times Prentice Hall, 1 Lake St., Upper Saddle River, NJ 07458, phone 201 236-7113, www.ft-ph.comBACK TO LIST
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