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Option Strategies for Earnings Announcements: Opportunities and Risks
By Ping Zhou, John Shon
Oct 11, 2012
Because earnings announcement trades involve transacting around a short, well-defined window of time, they can, when properly implemented, produce positive returns regardless of the market environment. The authors explain the opportunities and risks around earnings announcements.
Preface to The Truth About Managing People, 3rd Edition
By Stephen P. Robbins
Oct 10, 2012
Stephen P. Robbins describes his book, which is organized around key, human-behavior-related problem areas that managers face: hiring, motivation, leadership, communication, team building, performance evaluation, and coping with change.
30 Days to Better Thinking and Better Living Through Critical Thinking: Strive to Be a Person of Integrity: Beware of Your Own Hypocrisy
By Linda Elder, Richard Paul
Oct 9, 2012
The authors of "30 Days to Better Thinking and Better Living Through Critical Thinking" discuss hypocrisy: a state of mind unconcerned with honesty.
30 Days to Better Thinking and Better Living Through Critical Thinking: Discover Your Ignorance
By Linda Elder, Richard Paul
Oct 8, 2012
The authors of "30 Days to Better Thinking and Better Living Through Critical Thinking" discuss intellectual humility: the disposition to distinguish, at any given moment and in any given situation, between what you know and what you don’t know.
Preface to The Trading Methodologies of W.D. Gann: A Guide to Building Your Technical Analysis Toolbox
By Hima Reddy
Oct 5, 2012
Hima Reddy explains her initial introduction to W.D. Gann and her motivation for writing "The Trading Methodologies of W.D. Gann: A Guide to Building Your Technical Analysis Toolbox."
Improve Your Investing Methods: Undertand the Work of W.D. Gann
By Hima Reddy
Oct 4, 2012
Hima Reddy shares W. D. Gann's forecasting/trading successes to give you confidence that the information ahead in her book will help improve your own investing methods.
Pensions Are Dying; Long Live Pensions
By Moshe A. Milevsky
Sep 28, 2012
Moshe A. Milevsky explains that with the decline of traditional defined beneft pensions, retirement income planning is more than just having the right mix of investments or saving enough in your 401(k) plan. A large sum of money in an investment plan—however you define large—doesn’t guarantee you a secure retirement. The strategy you employ and the products you purchase with your nest egg will be more important than the size of that nest egg.
Preface to the Second (Revised) Edition of Are You a Stock or a Bond?: Identify Your Own Human Capital for a Secure Financial Future
By Moshe A. Milevsky
Sep 28, 2012
Human capital is likely the most valuable asset that you own over your lifecycle. Therefore, you should make certain to balance any-and-all “allocation” decisions regarding financial capital, with the economic characteristics of your human capital, as Moshe A. Milevsky explains in this preface to his book.
The Role of Analysis in Business Management
By Babette E. Bensoussan, Craig S. Fleisher
Sep 27, 2012
Successful business analysis requires understanding environments, industries, and organizations. This comes from, among other things, experience, solid data and information, and the proper choice and utilization of analytical techniques. Babette E. Bensoussan and Craig S. Fleisher explain how to achieve "analysis without paralysis" in this introduction to their book.
Introduction to Technical Analysis
By Charles D. Kirkpatrick, Julie R. Dahlquist
Sep 26, 2012
Charles D. Kirkpatrick II and Julie Dahlquist introduce their book, which will help you learn, review, and master all key elements of technical analysis, preparing you to earn the Market Technician Association's prestigious CMT certification.
The New World of Enterprise Analytics: Optimize Performance, Process, and Decisions Through Big Data
By Thomas H. Davenport, International Institute for Analytics
Sep 20, 2012
Analytics pioneer Tom Davenport introduces his book, which brings together the latest techniques, best practices, and research on analytics in a single primer for maximizing the value of enterprise data.
Balanced Budget, Balanced Life: Setting Your Financial Priorities
By Liz Weston
Sep 18, 2012
Liz Weston offers strategies and techniques that can help you build a budget that works.
Introduction to There Are No Dumb Questions About Money: Answers and Advice to Help You Make the Most of Your Finances
By Liz Weston
Sep 17, 2012
Liz Weston introduces her book, which is a series of Q&As based on personal finance questions she has answered over the years in her newspaper column.
What Drives New Product Development
By Jonathan Cagan, Craig M. Vogel
Sep 13, 2012
In this chapter, the authors focus on the first step in developing a breakthrough product: learning to interpret the interconnected factors of Social change, Economic trends, and Technological innovation, otherwise known as SET Factors.
Mark Zandi on Financial Shock to Financial Panic
By Mark Zandi
Sep 12, 2012
While there remains much to be nervous and frustrated about, it is impressive how much progress has been made in righting the wrongs that got us into the financial mess of that last few years. Mark Zandi argues that Our economic future has never been brighter.
The Value of Supply Chain Network Design
By Michael Watson, Peter Cacioppi, Jay Jayaraman, Sara Lewis
Aug 22, 2012
Determining the right supply chain design involves a lot of quantitative data as well as some nonquantitative considerations. The authors discuss this concept, as well as how they use mathematical optimization to sort through this quantitative data.
Saving for Retirement: Start Investing Early or Start Now
By Gail MarksJarvis
Aug 16, 2012
Gail MarksJarvis explains that the key to saving for retirement is to start now because today’s money will get you much further than next month’s.
The Secrets of Economic Indicators: Hidden Clues to Future Economic Trends and Investment Opportunities
By Bernard Baumohl
Aug 15, 2012
How do you discern which indicators are worth watching and which ones to view with skepticism or even ignore? How does an investor employ economic indicators to help choose which stocks and bonds to buy and sell, and when? Which measures should a business forecaster follow to spot coming economic trends? What key indicators should corporate chiefs rely on to help them decide whether to hire new workers or invest in new equipment? Bernard Baumohl discusses these issues in this introduction to his book.
Why the Stock Markets Are Broken
By Joseph C. Saluzzi, Sal L. Arnuk
Aug 9, 2012
The authors of Broken Markets explains that what was an imperfect, yet elegant, oligopoly of a few stock exchanges has become horribly fragmented, operating at insane speeds, in a crazy dance of arbitrage.
Introduction to Broken Markets: How High Frequency Trading and Predatory Practices on Wall Street are Destroying Investor Confidence and Your Portfolio
By Sal L. Arnuk, Joseph C. Saluzzi
Aug 6, 2012
In this introduction to their book, Joseph C. Saluzzi and Sal L. Arnuk question the roles of stock exchanges and HFT firms, the value they are adding, and the damage they are doing.

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