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Introduction to Visual Quantitative Finance
By Michael Lovelady
Apr 15, 2013
This chapter begins with an overview of current investment trends, including shifts in investor attitudes and the emergence of new investment alternatives being driven by the application of quantitative finance.
Isn't Debt-Free the Way to Be?
By Liz Weston
Mar 26, 2013
Some experts tell you that debt-free is the way to be. Unfortunately, this approach may not be realistic, and it can easily backfire. Liz Weston explains that, when used appropriately, debt is not the enemy, but a useful financial tool.
The Nature of Trading in Volatile Times
By Robert B. Webb, Alexander R. Webb
Mar 13, 2013
When the next market shock happens, you likely will have only moments to react. Will you be ready?
The Four Essentials of Trading Commodities and Financial Futures
By George Kleinman
Mar 11, 2013
In this introduction to his book, George Kleinman presents various methods designed to identify profitable market patterns and the four essentials you'll need to start trading commodities and futures.
How You Can Avoid Income Tax Identity Theft
By Steve Weisman
Mar 4, 2013
The frequency of income tax identity theft is rising rapidly. Steve Weisman, author of 50 Ways to Protect Your Identity in a Digital Age, offers some advice for how to reduce your exposure to this crime.
Flu Season for Your Devices: Avoiding Viruses on Your Computer, Smartphone, and Tablet
By Steve Weisman
Feb 18, 2013
While a computer virus won’t put you in bed feeling miserable, it can make you a victim of identity theft, which can affect you more and last longer than a case of the flu. Steve Weisman offers tips for avoiding viruses and identity theft on your computer, smartphone, and tablet.
How to Avoid Valentine’s Day Scams
By Steve Weisman
Feb 12, 2013
Every season is scam season, and while many people see Valentine’s Day as a time for romance, scam artists and identity thieves see it as a prime opportunity to take advantage of people using the Internet to search for romance. Armed with a little knowledge and knowing a few things to look for, you can go a long way toward avoiding being scammed or becoming a victim of identity theft on Valentine’s Day.
A Guide to Elder Planning: Asset Protection
By Steve Weisman
Jan 17, 2013
This chapter explains how to protect your assets from lawsuits, divorce, and other catastrophers. It covers insurance, prenuptial agreements, bank accounts, trusts, homestead protection, fraudulent conveyances, assets protected by law, joint ownership, tenancy by the entirety, and family limited partnerships.
Introduction to Options for the Beginner and Beyond
By W. Edward Olmstead
Jan 11, 2013
The goal of this chapter is to familiarize the beginner with call and put options, and demonstrate some of the basic ways to use options.
A Crash Course in Commodities
By Carley Garner
Dec 27, 2012
Carley Garner discusses the establishment and evolution of commodities markets, including commodities exchanges, futures contracts, and commodity options.
The Boom and Bust Cycles of Commodities...and Now Brokerage Firms
By Carley Garner
Dec 26, 2012
Carley Garner introduces her book, A Trader's First Book on Commodities.
Introduction to Wealth: Grow It and Protect It
By Stuart E. Lucas
Dec 20, 2012
Stuart E. Lucas introduces his book, which focuses on what an individual like you and families like yours can do to protect and grow your wealth, share it with others, and build lasting personal and family legacies based on it.
Protecting and Growing Your Wealth
By Stuart E. Lucas
Dec 20, 2012
What can an individual like you and families like yours do to protect and grow your wealth, share it with others, enjoy financial security, and build lasting personal and family legacies?
Introduction to Europe's Financial Crisis
By John Authers
Dec 13, 2012
John Authers introduces his book, which tells the story of how Europe slipped into crisis, how developments in the United States and the emerging markets contributed to its problems, and why this matters for the rest of the world, notably the United States.
Preface to Option Strategies for Earnings Announcements
By Ping Zhou, John Shon
Oct 17, 2012
The authors of Option Strategies for Earnings Announcements: A Comprehensive, Empirical Analysis explain how by trading on corporate earnings, investors can reliably profit in both up and down markets, while avoiding market risk for nearly the entire quarter.
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 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.

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