A conservative guide to managing your personal stock investment portfolio. Emphasis is placed on the selection of long term buy and hold equities. This guide will help you do the following: - Learn how to research and evaluate stocks for their value and growth - Build a knowledge of fundamental metrics - Develop an investment plan to build wealth for the future - Gain confidence in your personal ability for stock market investing and avoid the high fees of fund and investment managers - Develop your own strategies for investing - Find resource material and stock evaluations so that you can avoid the "stock of the day" pitfalls. - Know the danger signs of risky stocks. - develop a healthy understanding of the Risk vs. Reward trade-off when buying stocks.
Investment Formulas: A Simple Introduction includes over 80 formulas in the investment field, alongside relevant definitions and explanations. The formulas cover the topics of historical return measures, investment models, portfolio performance evaluation, firm and stock valuation, bond portfolio management, derivatives, and option valuation.
State governments are ultimately competitors in their economic policies when people, products and capital are free to move across state borders. Nowhere is this competition more apparent than in the United States where individual states compete to promote economic growth by attracting industry with tax holidays, outright grants, subsidized financing and other means. Yet, the arguably greater influence of state fiscal policy on investment decisions has largely been ignored. This book redresses that deficiency by providing a collection of chapters which discuss the theoretical and practical linkage between investment strategy and state economic policy. Specifically, it uses changes in relative state burdens as a measure of state fiscal policy and shows that by altering the incentives to work, save and invest, changes in a state's tax burden relative to other states influence decisions on whether, how much and where to invest. The book is divided into three parts. The first section provides the theoretical framework for the book and discusses application of the basic model to explain the persistent differences in observed real income across states; the level of economic activity; and business starts and failures. The second section discusses, among other things, the implications of changes in state economic policy for investments in real estate; common stocks of small capitalization firms; and state general obligation bonds. The third section of the book, which examines the political dimensions of state economic policy, begins with a discussion of the effect of state economic policy on relative population shifts and reapportionment and ends with a proposal for a flat tax.
Whether you are a law student taking a clinical course on business transactions, a first year attorney or banker on a mergers and acquisitions team, a sophisticated practitioner faced with your first stock deal, or an entrepreneur selling your company, Stock Purchase Agreements Line by Line is a great starting place for learning the basics of a stock purchase and sale transaction. In this book the authors translate the complicated representations, warranties, indemnification obligations, and covenants that typify purchase agreements into user friendly terms that are easily understood. While this book assumes the reader has no experience drafting or negotiating stock purchase agreements, it contains tips and techniques that even more experienced deal practitioners should find novel and useful. Additionally, the book is peppered with guest contributions from seasoned attorneys offering practical pointers on various key deal terms. If you are looking for a quick way to jump into M&A, this is the book for you.
Written primarily for business managers and government officials, this is a comprehensive and extremely timely handbook on how to successfully initiate and implement joint ventures and direct investments in China. The authors combine in one volume an appreciation of the nuances faced in the negotiation of U.S.-Chinese joint ventures, an examination of the investment environment in China and an assessment of its past traditions, present policies, and emerging problems. Case studies of a variety of actual joint ventures are especially valuable for readers involved in or planning to open negotiations in China. Several chapters assess the impacts of the events in Tianamen Square on foreign direct investment in the country. The book opens with two chapters which examine the reasons for China's open policy and the responses of foreign investors to the new policy. A group of chapters then explores the country's investment, cultural, and legal environments and their likely impacts on joint venture negotiations. Turning to an examination of Chinese markets and production capabilities, the authors assess consumption patterns, decision making, customer/supplier relations, local sourcing problems, transportation, the availability of skilled labor, management, and R&D. They go on to analyze the contributions of foreign direct investment, including the role of transnational corporations, and present a step-by-step guide to negotiating a joint venture in China and implementing the agreement reached. Finally, the authors look at prospects for development and modernization in China, particularly in terms of the trend towards recentralization following the Tianamen Square upheaval. In addition to business development managers, students in international business programs will find Direct Investment and Joint Ventures in China an indispensable resource.
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