Description : Being successful in the modern world of finance requires a more in-depth understanding of our global economies on a macro level. What does a shifting demographic cycle mean? How does the explosive growth of emerging markets matter? Why does the world's population affect my portfolio? Does the global monetary system impact my results this year? How does government intervention in markets impact my strategy? In Pragmatic Capitalism, Cullen Roche explores how our global economy works and why it is more important now than ever for investors to understand macroeconomics. Cullen Roche combines his expertise in global macro portfolio management, quantitative risk management, behavioral finance, and monetary theory to explain to readers how macroeconomics works, and provides insights and suggestions for getting the most out of their investment strategies. This book will uncover market myths and explain the rise of macroeconomics and why it impacts the readers' portfolio construction. Pragmatic Capitalism is a must for any sophisticated investor who wants to make the most of their portfolio.
Description : Following a surge in oil revenues in the 1970s, Nigeria became one of Africa’s most rapidly developing nations. In Nigerian Capitalism, Sayre P. Schatz analyzes the country’s political economy, assessing its position and proposing a development plan for the final quarter of the twentieth century. Referring to Nigeria’s economic development strategy as "nurture-capitalism," Sayre contrasts the role of private enterprise, which is expected to foster growth of the productive sector of the economy, with the government’s role, which is to nurture the capitalist sector generally and to favor indigenous enterprise in particular. The author examines the development of Nigerian nurture-capitalism from 1949 to the launching of and early experience with the Third Plan (1975–80), with emphasis on the post-civil war 1970s. He then turns to an intensive study of indigenous business and possible impediments to the development of Nigerian private enterprise, analyzing the role of capital availability, entrepreneurship, and the economic environment. Sayre demonstrates that there are substantial divergences between private profitability and social utility and that there is an abundance of socially useful investment possibilities for indigenous businessmen. The author next turns to a study of the government business-assistance programs, and their economic, administrative, and political characteristics. Finally, he assesses the sources of successful investment and makes a case for enhanced socially useful investments. Comparing “pragmatic developmentalism,” “pragmatic socialism,” and “thoroughgoing socialism,” he proposes a pragmatic orientation that postpones ideological decisions as long as practicable. This title is part of UC Press's Voices Revived program, which commemorates University of California Press’s mission to seek out and cultivate the brightest minds and give them voice, reach, and impact. Drawing on a backlist dating to 1893, Voices Revived makes high-quality, peer-reviewed scholarship accessible once again using print-on-demand technology. This title was originally published in 1977.
Description : 'Achieving Democracy' explains and explores the dynamic and changing nature of contemporary government and the future of the regulatory state. In a critique of the last 30 years of neoliberal government in the United States, Sidney A. Shapiro and Joseph P. Tomain demonstrate how to regain essential democratic losses, under a successful framework of a progressive government, to ultimately construct a good society for all citizens.
Description : The essential stock market guide, now updated with even more timely and necessary information Now in its fifth edition, The Neatest Little Guide to Stock Market Investing has established itself as a clear, concise, and highly effective approach to stocks and investment strategy. Rooted in the principles that made it invaluable from the start, this completely revised and updated edition of The Neatest Little Guide to Stock Market Investing shares a wealth of information, including: •What has changed and what remains timeless as the economy recovers from the subprime crash •All-new insights from deep historical research showing which measurements best identify winning stocks •A rock-solid value averaging plan that grows 3 percent per quarter, regardless of the economic climate •An exclusive conversation with legendary Legg Mason portfolio manager Bill Miller, revealing what he learned from the crash and recovery •Thoroughly updated resources emphasizing online tools, the latest stock screeners, and analytical sites that best navigated recent trends Accessible and intelligent, The Neatest Little Guide to Stock Market Investing is what every investor needs to keep pace in the current market.
Description : Each of us has to wake up because we have been rendered so gullible we are headed down a yellow brick path that leads nowhere. The problem isn't what the government is doing in secret, The problem is what it is doing right in front of us, with our consent and with our money By reading this book you will be smarter than your average college professor because you will know how to answer two questions: What kind of people are we and how do we become the best we could be? www.TurningTheLightsBackOn.com
Description : 3 simple strategies to earn high returns and beat the professionals Would you like to use a simple, low-risk investing system that beats market indexes and fund manager performance over the long term, but requires only a few minutes of your time each month? Does it sound like a lot of hard work? It's not - even the laziest investor can achieve it. The Idle Investor includes three straightforward DIY strategies for long-term investing. All you have to do is follow the simple rules. Each method requires only a limited amount of your time and they all make use of easily accessible, low-cost funds. The reasons why the strategies work and everything else you need to know to put them into practice is explained clearly, with numerous worked examples. The three strategies are: 1. The Bone Idle Strategy: Part of your portfolio is allocated to shares and part is allocated to bonds, with adjustments only required twice a year. The rest of the time you do nothing. 2. The Summer Hibernation Strategy: For part of the year your portfolio is allocated to shares and for part of the year it is allocated to bonds. Once again, adjustments to the portfolio are only required twice per year. The rest of the time you do nothing. 3. Multi-Asset Trending Strategy: A simple trend-following method determines whether to hold your portfolio in shares or bonds. For this strategy you will need to check your investments and make adjustments once a month. Even on the very few occasions each year when action is required - twice a year for strategies 1 and 2, and once a month for strategy 3 - you’ll only spend a few minutes checking your portfolio and making simple changes. The activity levels range from yearly rebalancing, for the laziest investor, through to monthly reallocation, for those who are more active. How much you do depends on how lazy you are feeling. Testing the three Idle Investor strategies for the period 1990 to 2012 resulted in average annual returns of up to 28%. Compare this to a buy-and-hold approach of investing in UK shares, which would have delivered 8.5% per year over the same period, and you can see that being idle doesn’t mean being unsuccessful! If you are looking for a straightforward investing method that lets you get on with your life while your money grows in the background, then become an Idle Investor.
Description : Money makes the world go around, but too many people don’t understand how it works—and they pay the consequences. Dale K. Cline, a certified public accountant and real estate investor and developer, helps everyday citizens boost their financial literacy in this easy-to-understand guidebook. In plain English, he focuses on the nuts and bolts of the economy, including how: confidence, monetary policy, and fiscal policy form the economy’s foundation; banks interact with each other, the Federal Reserve, and the US Treasury Department; prices for goods such as gold, oil, and real estate are determined. You’ll also learn how to read basic accounting and financial statements and the role that government plays in economic cycles. Just as important, you’ll understand how distant events in China and elsewhere can impact you here at home. While the economy is always changing, it’s a function of human circumstances—and it’s possible to understand its universal truths. Once you do, you’ll have the facts you need to transform your financial future by Banking on Confidence.
Description : Capitalism is going senile. Its ambition is now restricted to maintaining the wealth of the wealthy in the world, while the poor are demonised as the enemy. In this volume, Samir Amin presents a synoptic view of capitalism's future.