The Portable Financial Analyst: What Practitioners Need to Know, 2nd Edition

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Financial professionals are faced with increasingly technicaltopics that are theoretically complicated but practically necessaryin determining the trade-off between risk and return. ThePortable Financial Analyst, Second Edition is a uniquecollection of essays that address the heart of every analyst's andinvestor's dilemma: how to make decisions in the face of unknownforces and how to assert some control over the outcome

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"Risk is an inescapable feature of investing, and risk, more thananything else, is what this fine book is all about."
–Peter L. Bernstein

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"For those looking for a serious introduction to the conceptsand tools of quantitative financial analysis, this is a great book.The focus is economics and statistics as applied to financialmarkets. Though the topics are technical, the author’s wit andgood sense of humor are evident throughout."
–Bob Litterman, head of the Quantitative Resources Group,Goldman Sachs Asset Management

"This book is an essential resource for the thoughtfulpractitioner and serious student of finance. Kritzmanstraightforwardly introduces the reader to tools and concepts ofhuge significance in finance and investment management today.Neither brain candy nor mental steroids, this book is solidintellectual protein. Buy it. Study it. Bulk up."
–Robert F. Bruner, Distinguished Professor of BusinessAdministration and Executive Director of the Batten Institute,Darden Graduate School of Business Administration, University ofVirginia

"This is a wonderful collection of wide-ranging essays onfinancial analysis written by a preeminent practitioner in aremarkably lucid style . . . don’t leave home withoutit!"
–Andrew W. Lo, Harris & Harris Group Professor, MIT SloanSchool

Praise for the First Edition

"In one book, Mark Kritzman covers the key tools of moderninvestment practice. Clear, concise, and always to the point, thetreatment is succinct but never superficial. This valuable volumeshould be included in the library of every serious investor."
–Dr. William F. Sharpe, Professor of Finance, Graduate Schoolof Business, Stanford University and Nobel Prize Laureate, 1990,Economic Sciences

"Mark Kritzman makes the recondite transparent, the technicalaccessible, and the horrendously complex elegantly simple. Keepthis book close at hand and you won’t have to figure out thesedifficult issues again (and again and again)."
–Jack R. Meyer, President and CEO, Harvard Management Company,Inc.

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To succeed in the world of finance you must have a solidunderstanding of the concepts and strategies used to perform properinvestment analysis. Today, financial analysts are faced withincreasingly technical topics that are theoretically complicatedbut practically necessary. To help you overcome these obstacles,financial expert Mark Kritzman has returned with a completelyupdated and expanded second edition of The Portable FinancialAnalyst.

The Portable Financial Analyst, Second Edition is acomprehensive collection of financial insight and advice thataddresses the heart of every investor’s and analyst’sdilemma: how to make decisions in the face of unknown forces andhow to assert some control over the outcome. Originally covered ascolumns in the Financial Analysts Journal, theseself-contained chapters address often controversial and difficultquantitative topics without the technical jargon and mathematicalsymbolism that often permeate other writings. With a high degree oflucidity and impeccable logic, Kritzman shows you how to employ thetools of mathematics, statistics, and common sense when evaluatingpast results and projecting future performance.

Filled with in-depth insights and expert advice, this invaluableresource touches on a variety of financial topics that everyfinancial practitioner must be familiar with, including:

  • Uncertainty
  • Higher moments
  • Time diversification
  • Hypothesis testing
  • Future value and risk of loss
  • Simulation
  • Optimization
  • Risk budgets
  • Hedging
  • Option valuation and replication
  • And much more

Objective, practical, and essential, The Portable FinancialAnalyst, Second Edition covers the concepts, methodology, andstrategies inherent to thorough and proper investment analysis.With this book as your guide you’ll learn how to make theright investment decisions as well as when to make them.

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