Essential research on the Chinese economy for investors and asset managers In this handy new e-book, bestselling author David M. Darst provides the latest information on investment opportunities in China's growing economy. Constraints of language and time zones, geographical distance, foreign currency transaction costs, and political and cultural factors can make it difficult to assess, value, and invest in China's economy. Portfolio Investment Opportunities in China gives investors the information they need to make intelligent choices, including coverage of Chinese history, politics, and culture—all with an eye towards helping investors pinpoint those businesses and industries that offer the best potential returns. Covers key factors western investors need to know about China, with specific focus on China’s economy, investment landscape, and financial potential Written by David M. Darst, CFA, the bestselling author of The Little Book That Saves Your Assets Covers key factors western investors need to know about China, with specific focus on China's economy, investment landscape, and financial potential
Investment strategies and knowledge for asset managers investing in India This e-book only investment report will detail India's asset classes, its investment strategies, risks and advantages, and politics and cultural history with an eye toward serving investment advisors and asset managers looking for up-to-date investment knowledge on specific alternative asset classes.
New research and investment strategies for asset managers in precious metals In this handy new e-book, bestselling author David M. Darst provides valuable perspective on the role and positioning of gold and other precious metals within an economic, financial, and portfolio context. It covers the advantages and disadvantages, risks and rewards of investing in precious metals and sheds light on the key factors that drive prices, including supply and demand forces, inflation and deflation, geopolitical conditions, interest rates, and the global monetary system. The book also offers detailed information on specific vehicles that provide exposure to precious metals, as well as sources of further information available in print and online. Portfolio Investment Opportunities in Precious Metals gives investors the information they need to make intelligent investment decisions in precious metals. Covers key factors investors need to know about precious metals, including advantages, risks, and investment performance Written by David M. Darst, CFA, the bestselling author of The Little Book That Saves Your Assets Perfect for individual investors, financial advisors, and CFAs interested in the role that precious metals play in investment portfolios
New research and investment strategies for asset managers in managed futures In this handy new e-book, bestselling author David M. Darst provides the latest information on managed futures and their appropriate role within investment portfolios. The first section of the e-book covers select investment advantages and potential risks of managed futures, including historical background on futures, their advantages, risks involved, and key trends and drivers. The second section offers a summary of managed futures investment performance and correlation, including the performance of the major futures indices. The remaining sections provide an overview of the current investment landscape, a glossary of available indices, and important sources of further information. Portfolio Investment Opportunities in Managed Futures gives investors the information they need to make intelligent investment decisions in this important asset class. Covers key factors investors need to know about managed futures, including advantages, risks, and investment performance Written by David M. Darst, CFA, the bestselling author of The Little Book That Saves Your Assets Perfect for individual investors, financial advisors, and CFAs interested in how managed futures can meaningfully improve the risk-reward profile of their portfolios
In Becoming Your Own China Stock Guru, James Trippon, who runs the largest independent equity investment research firm in Mainland China, reveals how to profit from the investment opportunities available in the rise of the world’s newest economic superpower. Trippon has invested in the Chinese market for more than twenty years and made his clients millions of dollars in the process. Now, with this new book, he offers you detailed guidance on how to profit from this significant financial opportunity.
An industry leader candidly examines the role of investment leadership in portfolio management Investment Leadership & Portfolio Management provides a top down analysis of successful strategies, structures, and actions that create an environment that leads to strong macro investment performance and rewarding investor outcomes. By examining how to manage and lead an investment firm through successful investment decision-making processes and actions, this book reveals what it will take to succeed in a radically changed investment landscape. From firm governance and firm structure-for single capability, multi-capability, and investment and product firms-to culture, strategy, vision, and execution, authors Brian Singer, Barry Mandinach, and Greg Fedorinchik touch upon key topics including the differences between leading and managing; investment philosophy, process, and portfolio construction; communication and transparency; and ethics and integrity. Leadership issues in investment firms are a serious concern, and this book addresses those concerns Details the strong correlation between excellence in investment leadership and excellence in portfolio management Written by a group of experienced professionals in the field, including the Chairman of the CFA Institute Board of Governors Understanding how to operate in today's dynamic investment environment is critical. Investment Leadership & Portfolio Management contains the insights and information needed to make significant strides in this dynamic arena.
EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT REITS GETTING STARTED IN REAL ESTATE INVESTMENT TRUSTS Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs) offer small investors the chance to participate in a broad range of real estate opportunities across most major property sectors and geographic locations. But to make the most out of this proven investment vehicle, you must first gain a firm understanding of it. Getting Started in Real Estate Investment Trusts provides an accessible introduction to the benefits and performance characteristics of REITs and examines the role they play in a well-diversified investment portfolio. Divided into three comprehensive parts, Getting Started in Real Estate Investment Trusts covers a wide variety of issues within this field, including: * The legal and financial history of REITs * How REITs behave as an investment class and how they are best integrated into an investor's portfolio * The fundamental economic issues that affect real estate and how they impact REITs * Specific methods for analyzing REITs as an investment * Different types of REITs: residential, office, industrial, retail property, and more Filled with in-depth insight and practical advice, Getting Started in Real Estate Investment Trusts is a valuable road map to an investment that can help stabilize and grow your portfolio for years to come.
If you’ve ever wondered how investors continue to see substantial market-beating investment returns with portfolios that just seem to grow and grow, The Little Book that Saves Your Assets: What the Rich Do to Stay Wealthy in Up and Down Markets will reveal some secrets. David Darst, also known as Mr. Asset Allocations, shows you how to use savvy asset allocation strategies that you can use to invest like the rich do. This dynamic and easy-to-understand book allows you to rethink your asset allocation strategies and make the leap from mediocre to stellar returns.
A detailed, multi-disciplinary approach to investment analytics Portfolio Construction and Analytics provides an up-to-date understanding of the analytic investment process for students and professionals alike. With complete and detailed coverage of portfolio analytics and modeling methods, this book is unique in its multi-disciplinary approach. Investment analytics involves the input of a variety of areas, and this guide provides the perspective of data management, modeling, software resources, and investment strategy to give you a truly comprehensive understanding of how today's firms approach the process. Real-world examples provide insight into analytics performed with vendor software, and references to analytics performed with open source software will prove useful to both students and practitioners. Portfolio analytics refers to all of the methods used to screen, model, track, and evaluate investments. Big data, regulatory change, and increasing risk is forcing a need for a more coherent approach to all aspects of investment analytics, and this book provides the strong foundation and critical skills you need. Master the fundamental modeling concepts and widely used analytics Learn the latest trends in risk metrics, modeling, and investment strategies Get up to speed on the vendor and open-source software most commonly used Gain a multi-angle perspective on portfolio analytics at today's firms Identifying investment opportunities, keeping portfolios aligned with investment objectives, and monitoring risk and performance are all major functions of an investment firm that relies heavily on analytics output. This reliance will only increase in the face of market changes and increased regulatory pressure, and practitioners need a deep understanding of the latest methods and models used to build a robust investment strategy. Portfolio Construction and Analytics is an invaluable resource for portfolio management in any capacity.
A detailed look at equity valuation and portfolio management Equity valuation is a method of valuing stock prices using fundamental analysis to determine the worth of the business and discover investment opportunities. In Equity Valuation and Portfolio Management Frank J. Fabozzi and Harry M. Markowitz explain the process of equity valuation, provide the necessary mathematical background, and discuss classic and new portfolio strategies for investment managers. Divided into two comprehensive parts, this reliable resource focuses on valuation and portfolio strategies related to equities. Discusses both fundamental and new techniques for valuation and strategies Fabozzi and Markowitz are experts in the fields of investment management and economics Includes end of chapter bullet point summaries, key chapter take-aways, and study questions Filled with in-depth insights and practical advice, Equity Valuation and Portfolio Management will put you in a better position to excel at this challenging endeavor.
Change up your investment strategy. Diversify with bonds! Stock, bonds, mutual funds—are all of these elements really necessary in your investment portfolio? Yes! Investing in Bonds For Dummies introduces you to the world of bond investment—and equips you to diversify your portfolio—through the concise and approachable presentation of the details surrounding this form of investment. This engaging text offers a clear, yet thorough take on the background of bond investment, helping you understand why it's such an important part of a well-rounded portfolio. Additionally, the book explores bond returns, risks, and the major factors that can influence the performance of bonds. When it comes to diversifying your investment portfolio, most financial advisors recommend a strategy that mixes high- and low-risk options, allowing you to protect your investment without being too conservative. Depending upon your age, financial goals, and other key factors, the percentage of your portfolio made up of bonds may vary; however, it's safe to say that bonds will play a role in your investment strategy. Understand how to buy and sell bonds and bond funds, and why it's important to do so Measure the returns and risks that different bonds have to offer, preparing yourself to make educated investment decisions Diversify your investment portfolio by adding bonds to the mix Avoid common investment mistakes when navigating the world of bonds Investing in Bonds For Dummies can keep your investment portfolio from getting stagnant by showcasing why diversification with bonds is essential to a successful investment strategy!
Learn valuable lessons from the newly successful private equity players in China and explore the challenges and opportunities offered in Chinese markets The first book to deal with private equity finance in China, Private Equity in China: Challenges and Opportunities provides much-needed guidance on an investment concept that has so far proved elusive in Asia. Focusing on the opportunities that the Chinese finance market offers to private equity firms, the book shows how these firms can strategically position themselves in order to maximize success in this new marketplace. Private Equity in China includes in-depth case studies illustrating both successful and failed ventures by private equity firms operating in China, outlining the challenges faced by private equity firms in setting up new funds. It contains a collection of valuable experience and insights about acquiring companies and turning them around essential for any firm currently operating in, or considering entering, the Chinese market. Discusses the challenges faced by private equity firms in China including setting up the initial fund, fund raising, deal sourcing, deal execution, and monitoring and exit strategies Provides key insights drawn from keen observations and knowledge of the more mature private equity market in Western countries, analyzing the way forward for the Chinese private equity industry Discusses the role of renminbi-denominated funds in the development of the private equity industry in China Breaking new ground in exploring and explaining the private equity market in China, the book offers incredible new insight into how equity companies can thrive in the Chinese marketplace.
Get the lowdown on adding dividend stocks to your investment portfolio Investing In Dividends For Dummies shares the fundamental information you need to know about one of the steadiest investments you can make: dividends. This approachable resource provides you with the details necessary to make confident, educated decisions regarding the dividends that you choose to add to your portfolio. Instead of guessing which investments will complement your current strategy, leverage the information offered by this easy-to-use text to determine how to best incorporate dividends into your investment tactics—and do so with confidence. The steady nature of dividends makes them appealing to investors for many reasons. Most notably, they're a great option if you're entering retirement and want a reliable source of income. Additionally, dividends are fantastic components of a well-rounded investment portfolio, as even the most aggressive of investors can benefit from more conservative investment tools in their overall strategy. Understanding what dividends are and how to use them is the first step to adding them to your portfolio. Explore how dividend stocks can fit into your current investment portfolio—and how they will impact your portfolio's performance Effectively research the companies offering dividends, and pinpoint the ones that best complement your current portfolio Gauge the risk, growth, and return offered by dividend opportunities Increase the amount of your investment portfolio that's dedicated to dividends, depending upon your financial goals and portfolio needs Investing In Dividends For Dummies is a fantastic resource if you're looking to find a mature and predictable way to invest your money!
Diversify! Add ETFs to your investment portfolio Whether you are a seasoned investor or you're just getting into the investment game, one thing is certain: you need to diversify! Investing In ETFs For Dummies is a practical, easy-to-use resource that introduces you to the world of exchange-traded funds—and provides you with the knowledge you need to incorporate ETFs into your investment strategy. Discover commodity ETFs, style ETFs, country ETFs, and inverse ETFs, all of which play an important role in this new trading environment. Supplement your knowledge with an understanding of the risks and rewards associated with ETF investments, and consider how ETF investments can complement your current portfolio. Though not as well-known as some other investment options, ETFs are wonderful tools for filling in the gaps in your investment portfolio. These investment options have the power to give you access to markets or investment areas that, otherwise, may be restricted, too expensive, or exceedingly risky—and can open investment doors you may have not yet considered. Understand how to navigate the ETF marketplace with confidence Make informed investment decisions based upon fundamental knowledge about the ETF market Explore the latest ETF products, providers, and strategies to guide you in choosing the right ones for your needs Increase the diversity of your investment portfolio, and bring a new facet of potential to your investment strategy Investing In ETFs For Dummies is a great resource if you're looking to enhance your investment portfolio by participating in the ETF market!