Business & Economics Books:

Foundations for Scientific Investing

Sorry, this product is not currently available to order

Here are some other products you might consider...

Foundations for Scientific Investing

Format

Paperback

Customer rating

Click to share your rating 0 ratings (0.0/5.0 average) Thanks for your vote!

Share this product

Foundations for Scientific Investing by Timothy Falcon Crack
Unavailable
Sorry, this product is not currently available to order

Description

The revised third edition of this book lays a firm foundation for thinking about and conducting investment. It does this by helping to build capital markets intuition and critical thinking skills. The material in this book is the product of 25 years of investment experience and 20 painstaking years of destructive testing in university classrooms. The book has a heavily scientific/quantitative focus, but the material should be accessible to a motivated practitioner or talented individual investor with only high school level mathematics. Although the topic is applied investments, the integration of finance, economics, accounting, pure mathematics, statistics, numerical techniques, and spreadsheets (or programming) make this an ideal capstone course at the advanced undergraduate or master's/MBA level. Although aimed at the advanced undergraduate or masters/MBA level, the careful explanations of a wide range of advanced capital markets topics makes this an excellent book for a U.S. PhD student in need of an easily accessible foundation course in capital markets theory and practice. There are literature reviews of multiple advanced areas. Many research questions are identified that still need to be answered to fill gaps in the literature; these research questions would be ideal for a master's thesis or a chapter of a PhD. The applied nature of the book also makes it ideal for capital markets practitioners. For example, in one exercise, the reader is taken by the hand and walked through construction of a worked spreadsheet example of an active alpha optimization using actual stock market data. The reader gets to build ex-ante alphas, and feed them into an optimization that weighs returns, risk, and transaction costs. A portfolio is rebalanced based on the optimization, and ultimately a backtest is conducted to measure ex post alpha. Other practitioner material includes advanced time value of money exercises, a review of retirement topics, an extensive discussions of dividends, P/E ratios, transaction costs, the CAPM, critiques of the CAPM, value versus growth versus glamour, a comparison of Black-Litterman and Grinold-Kahn approaches to active management, and a review of more than 100 years of stock market performance, and more than 200 years of interest rates. The list of references includes more than 600 works for further study and the index points to over 3,000 items within the book. Every investor needs capital markets intuition and critical thinking skills to conduct confident, deliberate, and skeptical investment. The overarching goal of this book is to help investors build these skills.
Release date Australia
December 25th, 2014
Country of Publication
United States
Edition
3rd
Illustrations
black & white illustrations
Imprint
Timothy Crack
Pages
512
Dimensions
210x279x26
ISBN-13
9780994118219
Product ID
23703968

Customer reviews

Nobody has reviewed this product yet. You could be the first!

Write a Review

Marketplace listings

There are no Marketplace listings available for this product currently.
Already own it? Create a free listing and pay just 9% commission when it sells!

Sell Yours Here

Help & options

  • If you think we've made a mistake or omitted details, please send us your feedback. Send Feedback
  • If you have a question or problem with this product, visit our Help section. Get Help
Filed under...