Market Neutral Investing

Author: Joseph G. Nicholas
Publisher: UNC Press Books
ISBN: 1576600378
Release Date: 2000-09-01
Genre: Business & Economics

Hedge fund investors are looking for downside protection while maintaining good returns--and market-neutral investing has become one of the hottest methods to meet that need. In this book, industry expert Joseph G. Nicholas explores new approaches to return enhancement and risk reduction through market-neutral strategies.

Market Neutral

Author: Jess Lederman
Publisher: Irwin Professional Pub
ISBN: UOM:35128001856770
Release Date: 1996
Genre: Business & Economics

Market neutral investing is one of the most important--and controversial-strategies in the capital markets and is being used for long/short equity trades, convertibles, high-yield bonds, currencies and numerous other assets on a global basis. Market Neutral debunks the myths and half-truths that surround this often misunderstood topic with 12 highly-readable and definitive dissertations.

Market Neutral Trading Combining Technical and Fundamental Analysis Into 7 Long Short Trading Systems

Author: Thomas K. Carr
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 9780071813112
Release Date: 2013-12-06
Genre: Business & Economics

STOCK TRADING DOESN'T GET ANY EASIER THAN THIS. THE PROVEN TWOFOLD METHOD OF STOCK TRADING THAT HAS EVERYBODY TALKING Believe it or not, anyone can be a successful trader, even if you have no MBA, no financial background, and no interest in business. Bestselling author Thomas Carr (a.k.a. Dr. Stoxx) has developed a trading system so easy to use that virtually anybody can achieve steady growth whether the market is up, down, or sideways. How is this possible? By integrating the two most popular trading approaches--technical and fundamental analysis--into one easy-touse market-neutral system. Learn how to: Manage your stocks with one simple weekly routine Create a portfolio that reduces risk while increasing returns Maximize profit potential using a multistrategic approach Generate steady trading income over both short and long terms Build a million-dollar account that just keeps on growing Based on 12 years of historical testing and realmoney experimentation, this proven approach to successful stock trading provides seven strategic methods that anyone can master. You'll learn how to use the best available information to find the best possible stocks, positioning your money for growth no matter what happens in the market. You'll discover the easiest automated tools to build and adjust your stock portfolio--without wasting hours scanning through endless charts and financial reports. With Dr. Carr's system in place, you can show outsized returns in both bull and bear markets. Forget worrying about future market direction! With "market-neutral trading," you can profit like a pro whether the markets skyrocket or collapse. All you need is a little persistence to make these market-neutral systems work in any economy. Stock trading doesn't have to be complicated. Dr. Carr's Market-Neutral Trading is the simplest, smartest way to get more bang for your buck. PRAISE FOR MARKET-NEUTRAL TRADING: "From the first quote to the final words, Market-Neutral Trading is as highly inspirational as it is brilliantly educational. A phenomenal synthesis of all existing and often conflicting trading wisdom. Drink it in, follow its lead, and this book will help you to soar to the promised land of profitable trading, virtually guaranteed!" -- Garry Gladstone, U.S. Investing Championship Winner "I read many books regarding trading, but when I read [Dr. Carr's] Trend Trading for a Living, it became a must reference on my trading bookshelf. Market-Neutral Trading is another must-have book for the serious trader. Dr. Carr is again revealing new trading tools to navigate the ever-changing world of trading markets." -- Sam Chab, Financial Analyst, Defense Industry "Full of practical advice, Market-Neutral Trading is an easy-to-understand explanation of how technical analysis works for your living financially." -- Senuadi Tandun, MBA, CFP, QWP, AEPP, a member of the Financial Planning Advisory Board of Indonesia, practicing financial planner, and active investor "Market-Neutral Trading is a low-risk hedging strategy with strong consistent returns in volatile markets. The best part is that it only takes a little time each week with little monitoring." -- Randy Russell, CFP, Senior Financial Advisor, Metro Atlanta District, VALIC Financial Advisors, Inc. "I love Dr. Carr's unique take on the marketplace. His ability to blend technical and fundamental analysis in ways that work is simply unmatched." -- Jeffrey Gibby, Senior Vice President, New Business Development, Metastock

Market Neutral Strategies

Author: Bruce I. Jacobs
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9780471714446
Release Date: 2005-02-22
Genre: Business & Economics

An inside view of what makes market neutral strategies tick and how they can be implemented Market neutral strategies have gained attention for their potential to deliver positive returns regardless of the direction of underlying markets. As these strategies have built a record of good performance in recent years, their benefits have become apparent. Market Neutral Strategies draws on the wisdom and experience of professional practitioners to describe strategies that are being utilized by some of today's leading institutional investors. This book provides readers with an insider's view of what makes these strategies work and how they can be implemented successfully. Topics covered include long-short equity and convertibles, fixed income and merger arbitrage; the tax and ERISA implications of market neutral investing; and the failure of two notorious "market neutral" ventures, Askin Capital Management and Long-Term Capital Management. Bruce I. Jacobs (Florham Park, NJ) and Kenneth N. Levy are cofounders and principals of Jacobs Levy Equity Management, in Florham Park, New Jersey. They are coauthors of Equity Management: Quantitative Analysis for Stock Selection. Bruce Jacobs holds a PhD in finance from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. He is also the author of Capital Ideas and Market Realities: Option Replication, Investor Behavior, and Stock Market Crashes.

The Handbook of Equity Market Anomalies

Author: Leonard Zacks
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781118127766
Release Date: 2011-08-24
Genre: Business & Economics

Investment pioneer Len Zacks presents the latest academic research on how to beat the market using equity anomalies The Handbook of Equity Market Anomalies organizes and summarizes research carried out by hundreds of finance and accounting professors over the last twenty years to identify and measure equity market inefficiencies and provides self-directed individual investors with a framework for incorporating the results of this research into their own investment processes. Edited by Len Zacks, CEO of Zacks Investment Research, and written by leading professors who have performed groundbreaking research on specific anomalies, this book succinctly summarizes the most important anomalies that savvy investors have used for decades to beat the market. Some of the anomalies addressed include the accrual anomaly, net stock anomalies, fundamental anomalies, estimate revisions, changes in and levels of broker recommendations, earnings-per-share surprises, insider trading, price momentum and technical analysis, value and size anomalies, and several seasonal anomalies. This reliable resource also provides insights on how to best use the various anomalies in both market neutral and in long investor portfolios. A treasure trove of investment research and wisdom, the book will save you literally thousands of hours by distilling the essence of twenty years of academic research into eleven clear chapters and providing the framework and conviction to develop market-beating strategies. Strips the academic jargon from the research and highlights the actual returns generated by the anomalies, and documented in the academic literature Provides a theoretical framework within which to understand the concepts of risk adjusted returns and market inefficiencies Anomalies are selected by Len Zacks, a pioneer in the field of investing As the founder of Zacks Investment Research, Len Zacks pioneered the concept of the earnings-per-share surprise in 1982 and developed the Zacks Rank, one of the first anomaly-based stock selection tools. Today, his firm manages U.S. equities for individual and institutional investors and provides investment software and investment data to all types of investors. Now, with his new book, he shows you what it takes to build a quant process to outperform an index based on academically documented market inefficiencies and anomalies.

The Theory and Practice of Investment Management

Author: Frank J. Fabozzi
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781118067567
Release Date: 2011-04-18
Genre: Business & Economics

An updated guide to the theory and practice of investment management Many books focus on the theory of investment management and leave the details of the implementation of the theory up to you. This book illustrates how theory is applied in practice while stressing the importance of the portfolio construction process. The Second Edition of The Theory and Practice of Investment Management is the ultimate guide to understanding the various aspects of investment management and investment vehicles. Tying together theoretical advances in investment management with actual practical applications, this book gives you a unique opportunity to use proven investment management techniques to protect and grow a portfolio under many different circumstances. Contains new material on the latest tools and strategies for both equity and fixed income portfolio management Includes key take-aways as well as study questions at the conclusion of each chapter A timely updated guide to an important topic in today's investment world This comprehensive investment management resource combines real-world financial knowledge with investment management theory to provide you with the practical guidance needed to succeed within the investment management arena.

Top Hedge Fund Investors

Author: Cathleen M. Rittereiser
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0470637145
Release Date: 2010-06-03
Genre: Business & Economics

A professional's guide to the world of hedge fund investing Throughout the financial crisis of 2008, many hedge funds suffered massive losses and were often blamed for the extreme market upheavals. In the wake f the crisis, hedge funds remain a source of fascination for the media, legislators, and investors, mostly due to misunderstanding. Historically portrayed as risky investment funds for the very wealthy run by swashbuckling traders, the truth is hedge funds are simply an investment vehicle designed to generate superior returns and reduce an investor's overall portfolio risk. Investors have good reasons to remain fascinated with hedge funds. Although many individual funds have underperformed or collapsed, hedge funds as a whole have provided solid returns while reducing risks. Savvy institutions have invested in hedge funds for many years and have made them a large and powerful force in the markets. Investing in hedge funds requires sophisticated knowledge, understanding, skill, access, and experience. Individuals and institutions, whether they are new to hedge funds or need to improve, can find those attributes in the stories of the successful hedge fund investors profiled in Hedge Fund Investors. Hedge Fund Investors chronicles the challenges and rewards these investors face, in selecting hedge fund managers, managing risks, and constructing portfolios. In revealing conversations, leading hedge fund investors who place hundreds of billions of dollars in hedge funds, share their philosophies, strategies, and advice. Profiles a variety of different investors from the pioneers in hedge fund investing to managers for high net-worth individuals and fund of funds investors Discusses winners and losers in the recent market decline, problematic hedge fund strategies, and how these current events will change future strategies Provides lessons, insights, and advice beneficial to all hedge fund investors Engaging and informative, Hedge Fund Investors will prove valuable to anyone involved in placing money with hedge funds, as well as hedge funds who seek to better understand their clients.

High Powered Investing All in One For Dummies

Author: Jason W. Best
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781118724675
Release Date: 2013-12-23
Genre: Business & Economics

Looking for help making smarter, more profitable high-end investment decisions? This resource arms you with an arsenal of advanced investing techniques, and gets you up to speed on using business fundamentals and technical analysis to make smarter decisions and maximize your returns.

Metaheuristics for Portfolio Optimization

Author: G. A. Vijayalakshmi Pai
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781119482796
Release Date: 2017-12-27
Genre: Computers

The book is a monograph in the cross disciplinary area of Computational Intelligence in Finance and elucidates a collection of practical and strategic Portfolio Optimization models in Finance, that employ Metaheuristics for their effective solutions and demonstrates the results using MATLAB implementations, over live portfolios invested across global stock universes. The book has been structured in such a way that, even novices in finance or metaheuristics should be able to comprehend and work on the hybrid models discussed in the book.

Chasing the Same Signals

Author: Brian R. Brown
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781118580448
Release Date: 2012-11-27
Genre: Business & Economics

Conventional wisdom suggests that markets are efficient, random walks and that stock prices rise and fall with the fundamentals of the company. How then have black-box traders prospered and how do they exploit market inefficiencies? Are their strategies on their last legs or will they adapt to the new landscape amidst the global financial crisis? Chasing the Same Signals is a unique chronicle of the black-box industry's rise to prominence and their influence on the market place. This is not a story about what signals they chase, but rather a story on how they chase and compete for the same signals

Hedgehogging

Author: Barton Biggs
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118044819
Release Date: 2011-01-11
Genre: Business & Economics

Rare is the opportunity to chat with a legendary financial figure and hear the unvarnished truth about what really goes on behind the scenes. Hedgehogging represents just such an opportunity, allowing you to step inside the world of Wall Street with Barton Biggs as he discusses investing in general, hedge funds in particular, and how he has learned to find and profit from the best moneymaking opportunities in an eat-what-you-kill, cutthroat investment world.

The Handbook of Pairs Trading

Author: Douglas S. Ehrman
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9780471774044
Release Date: 2006-01-24
Genre: Business & Economics

Learn both the theory and practice of pairs trading, why it is consistently profitable, and how you can apply the strategies in your own trading with this valuable guide. Author Douglas Ehrman covers pairs trading involving stocks, options on stocks, and futures contracts, and explains how this type of trading allows you to profit from the changing price relationship of securities. In addition to a comprehensive discussion of the theories involved, he also includes practical examples that will to help you put what you've learned into practice. Douglas S. Ehrman is a hedge fund manager and a leading authority on pairs trading. He is one of the founders and the Chief Executive Officer of AlphAmerica Asset Management LLC in Chicago. He also served as the chief executive officer of AlphAmerica Financial, Inc., the company that operated PairsTrading.com prior to its merger with PairTrader.com.

Applied Equity Valuation

Author: T. Daniel Coggin
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1883249511
Release Date: 1998-11-09
Genre: Business & Economics

Applied Equity Valuation provides comprehensive coverage of the theory and practice of all aspects of valuation, including security valuation in a complex market, bottom-up approach to small capitalization active management, top down/thematic equity management, implementing an integrated quantitative investment process, applying the DDM, value-based equity strategies, market-neutral portfolio management, enhanced indexing, dynamic style allocation, and exploiting global equity pricing anomalies.

Create Your Own ETF Hedge Fund

Author: David Fry
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781118045138
Release Date: 2011-01-04
Genre: Business & Economics

Many investors are intrigued by the profit potential of today’s hedge funds, but most feel like they’re on the outside looking in, due to the high investment requirements and complexity of these vehicles. Create Your Own ETF Hedge Fund allows you to break down these barriers and effectively operate within this environment. By focusing on the essential approaches of global macro long/short and aggressive growth, this book will help you create a fund that can take advantage of both bullish and bearish conditions across the globe.