Best of
Finance

1995

Investment Valuation: Tools and Techniques for Determining the Value of Any Asset


Aswath Damodaran - 1995
    But the pricing of any financial asset has become a more complex task in modern financial markets. Now completely revised and fully updated to reflect changing market conditions, Investment Valuation, Second Edition, provides expert instruction on how to value virtually any type of asset-stocks, bonds, options, futures, real assets, and much more. Noted valuation authority and acclaimed NYU finance professor Aswath Damodaran uses real-world examples and the most current valuation tools, as he guides you through the theory and application of valuation models and highlights their strengths and weaknesses. Expanded coverage addresses: * Valuation of unconventional assets, financial service firms, start-ups, private companies, dot-coms, and many other traditionally valued assets * Risk in foreign countries and how best to deal with it * Using real option theory and option pricing models in valuing business and equity * The models used to value different types of assets and the elements of these models * How to choose the right model for any given asset valuation scenario * Online real-time valuations that are continually updated at www.damodaran.com A perfect guide for those who need to know more about the tricky business of valuation, Investment Valuation, Second Edition, will be a valuable asset for anyone learning about this critical part of the investment process.

The Millionaire Next Door: The Surprising Secrets of America's Wealthy


Thomas J. Stanley - 1995
    You'll be surprised at what you find out....

The Tightwad Gazette II: Promoting Thrift as a Viable Alternative Lifestyle


Amy Dacyczyn - 1995
    Frugality worship.

The Best Way to Rob a Bank Is to Own One: How Corporate Executives and Politicians Looted the S&l Industry


William K. Black - 1995
    An expert insider's account of how financial super predators brought down an industry by massive accounting fraud.

Learn to Earn: A Beginner's Guide to the Basics of Investing and Business


Peter Lynch - 1995
    The reason, say Lynch and Rothchild, is that the basics of investing—the fundamentals of our economic system and what they have to do with the stock market—aren’t taught in school. At a time when individuals have to make important decisions about saving for college and 401(k) retirement funds, this failure to provide a basic education in investing can have tragic consequences. For those who know what to look for, investment opportunities are everywhere. The average high-school student is familiar with Nike, Reebok, McDonald’s, the Gap, and the Body Shop. Nearly every teenager in America drinks Coke or Pepsi, but only a very few own shares in either company or even understand how to buy them. Every student studies American history, but few realize that our country was settled by European colonists financed by public companies in England and Holland—and the basic principles behind public companies haven’t changed in more than three hundred years. In Learn to Earn, Lynch and Rothchild explain in a style accessible to anyone who is high-school age or older how to read a stock table in the daily newspaper, how to understand a company annual report, and why everyone should pay attention to the stock market. They explain not only how to invest, but also how to think like an investor.

Value Migration: How to Think Several Moves Ahead of the Competition


Adrian J. Slywotzky - 1995
    This book describes the skills that managers will need to identify value shifts in their own industries and to craft the key moves that will determine their ability to achieve and sustain value growth. "A strategy guide that will show you why businesses rise and fall, and how to profit at each phase of a market's life cycle".--Success "[Slywotzky's] far-sighted new book...is likely to shake up the way executives look at their priorities".--Journal of Business Strategy

Currency Forecasting: A Guide to Fundamental and Technical Models of Exchange Rate Determination


Michael R. Rosenberg - 1995
    Teaches you to decide when currencies are likely to rise or fall using analysis of balance of trade, purchasing power parity, et al. Explains the effect of interest rates, fiscal policies and central banks, and includes currency trading methods.

Beyond the Grave revised edition: The Right Way and the Wrong Way of Leaving Money To Your Children (and Others)


Gerald M. Condon - 1995
    This expert, one-of-a-kind handbook shows you how to:Ensure that your inheritance instructions will he carried out -- the way you want them to beProtect your child's inheritance from creditors, ex-spouses, addictions, tax troubles, mismanagement, squandering, and other risks of lossPrevent family conflict that can arise when parents die and children divide the "family money"Leave more money to your children and grandchildren, and less to the IRS -- and understand the hidden cost of a "death tax" repeal

Stephen Girard: America's First Tycoon


George Wilson - 1995
    French sea captain Stephen Girard was down on his luck when he sailed into the port of Philadelphia in 1776; at the time of his death in 1831 he was the country's wealthiest citizen, and had played a decisive behind-the-scenes role in the life of the young nation.

The Retirement Myth


Craig S. Karpel - 1995
    Focusing on what many pundits believe will be the next major crisis facing our country, this pithy examination of the Social Security system reports on how the downfall of the retirement state and the end of old age as we know it will affect both the workplace and society as a whole.

Big Ideas for Little Budgets


Brad Wilcox - 1995
    Finally, here is an answer. Compiles in this book are creative, low-cost and faith-building ideas that can be adopted and adapted to fit your unique needs for: -activities-conferences-dances -food and favors-service-decorations -games with a purpose-quality family time

The Lazy Man's Way to Riches: How to Have Everything In the World You Really Want


Joe Karbo - 1995
    Using a common-sense approach, this book combines motivational exercises to build self-esteem with worksheets to define and achieve all your goals--because once you're happy and confident you can accomplish anything. With the practical wisdom of a self-help book, the sound advice of a money-making guide, and the spirituality of a Zen guide, The Lazy Man's Way to Riches will set every man and woman on the path to a prosperous and meaningful life. So get set to live life to the fullest.

How to Get What You Want in Life with the Money You Already Have


Carol Keeffe - 1995
    You don't need a second job. You don't even need a raise. What you need is the down-to-earth money strategies explained in this book.Carol Keefe has helped thousands of people take control of their financial future and realize their fondest dreams. Her money solutions are inspiring, easy to do, and instantly practical. She explains how you can: get out of dept by paying the minimum on your credit cardsand much more...Sound too good to be true? then listen to some of the people who have benefited from Carol's money strategies:"Before, we just barely got by month to month. We had no savings and no plan. In three years my husband and I have had two children, gone from two incomes to one, and have saved $12,375! We're not only managing on one income, we're saving to reach our next goal!" - Teresa and Peter Sparling"I went to Europe and Disneyland and paid for everything in cash. My income has been cut in half because of a divorce and I am still able to save money!" - Kathy van Leeuwen"We've gone from living in an 856-square-foot home just a few years ago to the house of our dreams. We've shifted from slipping behind to taking positive forward steps. There's no comparison to what our lives were like before and how they are now." - Ken and Joan Cole

Communist Logistics in the Korean War


Charles R. Shrader - 1995
    The author examines the performance of the Communist logistical system from June 1950 to July 1953, explaining the failure of the United Nations air interdiction campaign in terms of the constant improvement of Communist logistical capabilities. The author concludes that the United Nations air force damaged, but was unable to destroy, the Communist distribution system. The North Koreans and Chinese Communists were able to supply their front line units sufficiently to enable them to conduct a strong static defense, which prevented a United Nations victory, and in the last months of the war, to mount strong, sustained offensive actions.

A Lifetime of Riches: The Biography of Napoleon Hill


Michael J. Ritt Jr. - 1995
    But there has never before been a biography of this influential thinker.Hill was born in poverty in rural Virginia. A troublemaker, he seemed destined for a bad end until his stepmother took him in hand, gave him a typewriter and encouraged him to write. With a passion born of the desire for success, he worked his way through law school and embarked on a career as a business journalist. In a 1908 interview with Andrew Carnegie, the steel magnate challenged the young Hill to codify the rules of achievement that had made America so strong. Hill accepted, and his great work began.Over the next twenty years he interviewed successful people from all walks of life, finally distilling his discoveries into Think and Grow Rich. But along the way there were plenty of hardships and hard lessons, setbacks that Hill acknowledged came from his own failings.It is this biography's frank discussion of Hill's private life and his personal struggles that make it so inspiring and useful for any fan of Napoleon Hill. The lessons that Hill taught to others were often lessons he had learned himself, and his eventual triumph is the perfect testament to the power of his conviction:"WHAT THE MIND OF MAN CAN CONCEIVE, IT CAN ACHIEVE."

God Wants You to Be Rich: How and Why Everyone Can Enjoy Material and Spiritual Wealth in Our Abundant World


Paul Zane Pilzer - 1995
    A theology of economics, this book explores why God wants each of us to be rich in every way -- physically, emotionally, and financially -- and shows the way to prosperity, well-being, and peace of mind. Pilzer explains that the foundation of our economic system is based on our Judeo-Christian heritage and includes chapters on a variety of financial issues from outsourcing and unemployment to the rise of technology and real estate.  Table of Contents1. God Wants You to Be Rich2. The Covenant3. The Search for Camelot4. Economic Alchemy5. What's Happening to Our Jobs6. The Workplace of the 21st Century7. Money8. Government9. LeadershipAppendix: The Principles and Six Laws of Economic Alchemy