Author: Jack (edited by) Guinan
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
Release Date: 2009-08-14
Genre: Business & Economics
Have you ever used a stochastic oscillator? Does your portfolio have spiders in it? Do you really know what a derivative is? From the creators of one of today’s most popular investing Web sites, The Investopedia Guide to Wall Speak presents in-depth definitions of the site’s most searched terms. Covering everything from the basics, such as asset, commodity, and index, to more advanced concepts like tranche, ebenture, and value investing, The Investopedia Guide to Wall Speak takes you beyond the average dictionary definition with concise yet thorough encyclopedic explanations of terms and concepts. It also has about 50 hilarious cartoons—proving that the investing world does have its lighter side. Keep The Investopedia Guide to Wall Speak on hand for those key moments that can make or break an investment, like knowing when to straddle an option . . . and when to strangle it.
Very few students and even professionals know how to write using American Psychological Association Style. You are not the only one. Beth Lee knows this to be true, because she has been teaching APA style for more than a dozen years. Shes accustomed to hearing students say things such as: What is APA? How do I use it? Cant I just use MLA? The reality is that many professors, instructors, and professions insist on using APA Style. In this guide, youll learn how to: take down information to make citing easier; look up information in style guides; memorize the most important rules; and avoid the most common mistakes. While it would be easy to copy and paste web addresses into essays and academic papers, that is not how APA Style works. If you dont know the rules, your writing wont be taken as seriouslyand if youre in schoolyour marks will suffer. Once you understand the main elements of APA style, youll be equipped to use more complex style guides and reference materials. Bolster your academic writing today with lessons in The ABCs of APA Style.
Author: Joachim H. Böttcher
Publisher: Tectum Wissenschaftsverlag
Release Date: 2014-01-29
Genre: Business & Economics
The traditional way of how the financial industry allocates its investments is likely to shift to reflect different individual ethical concepts of target groups and take weak to strong patterns of sustainability into account. Socially responsible investments (SRI) have become a growth market and are en vogue also in Germany. SRI may even replace our current paradigm of how money gets invested, how fiduciary duties are interpreted, and how performance is measured. Joachim H. Böttcher argues that future responsible investors target for an accepted rate of financial return, and also strive to gain an ESG add-on performance. Once institutional and retail investors and the financial industry alike start to accept the SRI business case, advocate it, and finally act in the light of this new paradigm, ESG-driven investment methodologies may well enter into the mainstream. This academic book, written by a reflective practitioner, aims to provide a background of SRI's historic roots, the dilemma of the de-fragmented definitions available of varying ethical concepts, and of different applied responsible investment research methodologies. Furthermore, it investigates today's and future effects of an investment culture that strives for sustainability based on the integration of soft non-financial ESG data-based factors. For this assessment it outlines optional paths in regard to effects on eco-, social and corporate governance innovation.