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  • Image of Hot Trading Secrets
    Image of Hot Trading Secrets

    How to Get In and Out of the Market with Huge Gains in Any Climate

    by J. Christoph Amberger

    Hot Trading Secrets takes common investment concepts and applies some of the unique trading systems devised by the teams of independent financial analysts of Amberger’s Taipan Group. It’s the combination of analytical components that makes them so successful. Hot Trading Secrets is about how and why the market itself reacts — and how to get the heads-up on knowing which way it’s going to move.

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  • Image of Investing With Exchange-Traded Funds Made Easy
    Image of Investing With Exchange-Traded Funds Made Easy

    Higher Returns with Lower Costs –– Do It Yourself Strategies Without Paying Fund Managers

    by Marvin Appel

    Investing with Exchange-Traded Funds Made Easy gives insight into the varieties, constructions, structures, pitfalls and opportunities that ETFs provide; shows how they differ from mutual funds; explains how investors can benefit from these differences; and describes how ETF traders can construct lower-risk, higher-return portfolios from these instruments. Considered one of the field’s leading experts, Dr. Marvin Appel explains why ETFs are not all equally attractive and then offers gui

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  • Image of Intelligent M&A
    Image of Intelligent M&A

    Navigating the Mergers and Acquisitions Minefield

    by Scott Moeller, Chris Brady

    Mergers and acquisitions have played a dominant role in shaping and reshaping the global corporate landscape in the last century. If the sheer numbers of deals aren’t grabbing headlines, the size and scope of the deals that are made cannot help but command the attention of investors world over. In Intelligent M&A, Moeller and Brady set forth a solid strategy for thriving in the high-stakes, high-stress environment for corporate mergers and acquisitions.

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    Image of The Number

    A Completely Different Way to Think About the Rest of Your Life

    by Lee Eisenberg

    A Soundview Featured Book Review
    Millions of people in the United States are going to fall short of their retirement needs ... and not just in terms of money. It's not a topic many of these people are interested in discussing, as it may cause various levels of distress, even anxiety. However, the aversion to addressing retirement planning now sets up certain - and greater - worries later in life.

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  • Image of Beyond Budgeting
    Image of Beyond Budgeting

    How Managers Can Break Free from the Annual Performance Trap

    by Jeremy Hope, Robin Fraser

    The authors show how to reform the traditional budgeting process, which currently consumes too much time while adding too little value. The problem is traditional budgeting’s focus on fixed targets and performance incentives. The authors argue for replacing centrally controlled, predetermined goals with self-regulating, relative competitive benchmarks and transfer the power and decision-making authority from the center of the organization to the front line.

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  • Image of Building Public Trust
    Image of Building Public Trust

    The Future of Corporate Reporting

    by Robert G. Eccles, Samuel A. DiPiazza Jr.

    DiPiazza, the CEO of PricewaterhouseCoopers, and Eccles, a former Harvard Business School professor, offer a three-tier model of corporate transparency to fix the current crisis in corporate reporting. The three tiers are: global generally accepted accounting principles, industry- based standards and company-specific information.

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  • Image of The EVA Challenge
    Image of The EVA Challenge

    Implementing Value-Added Change in an Organization

    by John S. Shiely, Joel M. Stern

    Economic Value Added (EVA) is a measure of the true economic performance of a company, as well as a strategy for creating shareholder wealth. Stern and Shiely offer ways to properly implement EVA to better align the interests of managers with those of shareholders, and give companies a clearer picture of the value they create.

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  • Image of Speed Review: Buyout
    Image of Speed Review: Buyout

    The Insider's Guide to Buying Your Own Company

    by Rick Rickertsen

    AMACOM, 374 pages

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  • Image of Secrets of the Investment All-Stars
    Image of Secrets of the Investment All-Stars

    by Kenneth Stern

    From John Bogle, chairman and founder of Vanguard to Mario Gabelli, who specializes in finding undervalued stocks that have an identified "catalyst" that promises future growth, you'll learn the secrets of the investment all-stars you read about in the financial pages.

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