Invest Like a Pro: Using Derivatives to Support Investment Strategies - Without the Rocket Science

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In order to be a successful investor, it is not enough to be able to pick winners. You must be able to protect and enhance your investments and their performance over the long haul. This book will show the investor how to derive vastly improved results and benefits from whatever investment strategy they are following. This is possible by combining such investment strategies with the same equity derivative strategies that professional fund managers use. Armed with this book, a private investor will be able to invest like a professional.The knowledge of equity derivatives and the techniques explained allows any investor the full advantage of knowing how best to protect the value of an existing investment portfolio. The reader will also learn how to let an investment portfolio track an equity index, how to diversify stock and bond holdings, and how to "lock in" buying or selling prices as well as unrealised profits.Invest Like a Pro will be a valuable addition to an investor's arsenal of knowledge on investment. It won't just present a substitute or alternative avenue for investment. If you're investing in stocks and bonds, do it like a pro.

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John J. Stephens After reading Political Science and Law at the University of Witwatersrand in Johannesburg, South Africa, John Stephens was called to the bar. His time at the Bar included a term as Senior State Advocate in the Central Branch of the Attorney General's office, when he laft legal practice to act as business consultant and financial advisor for a portfolio of companies. This eventually included some of the largest financial institutions in South Africa. John shares his knowledge and experience of successful investing with private investors across the globe. his popular The Business of Hedging is also published by Pearson Education under the Financial Times Prentice Hall imprint.

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"John Stephens succeeds in explaining the business of hedging in an understandable manner whilst keeping the reader's interest with his stimulating way of handling a topic better understood by bankers than businessmen."Chris Perold, General Manager, Finance, Denel Aerospace"Indispensable reading for anyone who runs a business, is in risk management, or simply wants to learn more regarding the opposite side of speculating."Erik Gebhard, President, ALTAVEST Worldwide Training , Inc."This work strikes an excellent balance between the professional and personal financial markets, between rigor and accessibility."Paul Glasserman, Graduate School of Business, Columbia University, USA"This book is rich in links between theory and industry practice, and covers many topics not easily found elsewhere. It is a valuable and authoritative resource for both novice professional and personal finance market."Marek Rutkowski, Financial Mathematics centre, Warsaw, University of Technology, Poland.

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