Financial Modeling with Crystal Ball and Excel, + Website

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Updated look at financial modeling and Monte Carlo simulationwith software by Oracle Crystal Ball

This revised and updated edition of the bestselling book onfinancial modeling provides the tools and techniques needed toperform spreadsheet simulation. It answers the essential questionof why risk analysis is vital to the decision-making process, forany problem posed in finance and investment. This reliable resourcereviews the basics and covers how to define and refine probabilitydistributions in financial modeling, and explores the conceptsdriving the simulation modeling process. It also discussessimulation controls and analysis of simulation results.

The second edition of Financial Modeling with Crystal Balland Excel contains instructions, theory, and practical examplemodels to help apply risk analysis to such areas as derivativepricing, cost estimation, portfolio allocation and optimization,credit risk, and cash flow analysis. It includes the resourcesneeded to develop essential skills in the areas of valuation,pricing, hedging, trading, risk management, project evaluation,credit risk, and portfolio management.

  • Offers an updated edition of the bestselling book covering thenewest version of Oracle Crystal Ball
  • Contains valuable insights on Monte Carlo simulation—anessential skill applied by many corporate finance and investmentprofessionals
  • Written by John Charnes, the former finance department chair atthe University of Kansas and senior vice president of globalportfolio strategies at Bank of America, who is currently Presidentand Chief Data Scientist at Syntelli Solutions, Inc. Risk Analyticsand Predictive Intelligence Division (Syntelli RAPID)

Engaging and informative, this book is a vital resource designedto help you become more adept at financial modeling andsimulation.

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"Professor Charnes's book drives clarity into applied MonteCarlo analysis using examples and tools relevant to real-worldfinance. The book will prove useful for analysts of all levels andas a supplement to academic courses in multiple disciplines."
—Mark Odermann, Senior Financial Analyst, Microsoft

"Think you really know financial modeling? This is a must-havefor power Excel users. Professor Charnes shows how to make morerealistic models that result in fewer surprises. Every analystneeds this credibility booster."
—James Franklin, CEO, SendGrid

"This book packs a first-year MBA's worth of financial andbusiness modeling education into a few dozen easy-to-understandexamples. Crystal Ball software does the housekeeping, so readerscan concentrate on the business decision. A careful reader whoworks the examples on a computer will master the bestgeneral-purpose technology available for working withuncertainty."
—Aaron Brown, Risk Manager, AQR Capital Management, andauthor of The Poker Face of Wall Street and Red-BloodedRisk

"Using Crystal Ball and Excel, John Charnes takes you step bystep, demonstrating a conceptual framework that turns static Exceldata and financial models into true risk models. I am astonished bythe clarity of the text and the hands-on, step-by-step examplesusing Crystal Ball and Excel; Professor Charnes is a masterfulteacher, and this is an absolute gem of a book for the newgeneration of analyst."
—Brian Watt, Chief Operating Officer, GECC, Inc.

"Financial Modeling with Crystal Ball and Excel is acomprehensive, well-written guide to one of the most usefulanalysis tools available to professional risk managers andquantitative analysts. This is a must-have book for anyone usingCrystal Ball, and anyone wanting an overview of basic riskmanagement concepts."
—Paul Dietz, Manager, Quantitative Analysis, WestarEnergy

"John Charnes presents an insightful exploration of techniquesfor analysis and understanding of risk and uncertainty in businesscases. By application of real options theory and Monte Carlosimulation to planning, doors are opened to analysis of what usedto be impossible, such as modeling the value today of futureproject choices."
—Bruce Wallace, former Director of Technology Strategyand Investments, Nortel

The Second Edition of Financial Modeling withOracle® Crystal Ball and Excel®+Website puts an emphasis on practical application. To thatend, this book provides readers with exclusive access to acompanion website filled with supplementary materials, allowing youto continue to learn in a hands-on fashion long after closing thebook.

About the Author:

John Charnes, PhD, MBA, is President of the Risk Analytics and Predictive Intelligence Division (RAPID) of Syntelli Solutions Inc. Prior to this, he was finance department chair at the University of Kansas and senior vice president of global portfolio strategies at Bank of America. Charnes created the Crystal Ball Training CD, a multimedia course on the basic elements of stochastic modeling with Crystal Ball, acquired by Oracle. His specialty is the application of computer simulation and statistical methods for identifying and solving business problems, including the use of simulation for option pricing and hedging with derivatives to comply with Financial Accounting Standard (FAS) 133.

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