The Contrarian Who Saved the World

The Contrarian Who Saved the World

In an easy, fun-to-read way, How the Contrarian Saved the World explains how the stock market works and is perfect for an individual who is just beginning to learn about the financial markets.

Author: Dave Skarica

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 9780595378135

Category: Fiction

Page: 92

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In an easy, fun-to-read way, How the Contrarian Saved the World explains how the stock market works and is perfect for an individual who is just beginning to learn about the financial markets. Alex Saxon is an honest, small-town man who loves to trade the stock markets. His dream is simple-marry his childhood sweetheart, Lara, and live a happy, peaceful life. But little does Alex know that he is about to be thrust into a position that will literally decide the world's future. An asteroid is headed on a collision course toward the Earth, and Alex, through his trading knowledge, must make enough money to fund the construction of a ray beam that will destroy the asteroid. But there are those who want to stop him at any cost. Will Alex be able to use his knowledge of the stock market to save the Earth from destruction?
Categories: Fiction

How To Stay Alive In The Corporate World

How To Stay Alive In The Corporate World

Leaving college, you have to face lots of problems in the corporate world. This self-help book will help you with some tips to stay alive in the working world.

Author: Dexter Bliske

Publisher:

ISBN: 9798453437207

Category:

Page: 264

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Leaving college, you have to face lots of problems in the corporate world. This self-help book will help you with some tips to stay alive in the working world. It peers deep into the intricacies of human dynamics, behavior, and psychology in the modern-day office, and outlines novel sets of strategies in a practical, structured manner, often with contrarian insights on work and office politics.
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The Contrarian

The Contrarian

The Contrarian illuminates the extent to which Thiel has sought to export his values to the corridors of power beyond Silicon Valley, such as funding the lawsuit that bankrupted the blog Gawker to strenuously backing far-right political ...

Author: Max Chafkin

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781526619587

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 400

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A biography of venture capitalist and entrepreneur Peter Thiel, the enigmatic, controversial and hugely influential power broker who sits at the dynamic intersection of tech, business and politics Since the days of the dot-com bubble in the late 1990s, no industry has made a greater global impact than Silicon Valley. And few individuals have done more to shape Silicon Valley than billionaire venture capitalist and entrepreneur Peter Thiel. From the technologies we use every day to the delicate power balance between Silicon Valley, Wall Street and Washington, Thiel has been a behind-the-scenes operator influencing countless aspects of contemporary life. But despite his power and the ubiquity of his projects, no public figure is quite so mysterious. In the first major biography of Thiel, Max Chafkin traces the trajectory of the innovator's singular life and worldview, from his upbringing as the child of immigrant parents and years at Stanford as a burgeoning conservative thought leader to his founding of PayPal and Palantir, early investment in Facebook and SpaceX, and relationships with fellow tech titans Mark Zuckerberg, Elon Musk and Eric Schmidt. The Contrarian illuminates the extent to which Thiel has sought to export his values to the corridors of power beyond Silicon Valley, such as funding the lawsuit that bankrupted the blog Gawker to strenuously backing far-right political candidates, including Donald Trump for president. Eye-opening and deeply reported, The Contrarian is a revelatory biography of a one-of-a-kind leader and an incisive portrait of a tech industry whose explosive growth and power is both thrilling and fraught with controversy.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Contrarian Investment Strategies the Next Generation

Contrarian Investment Strategies  the Next Generation

This is the climate that tests the mettle of the pros, the worries of the average investor, and the success of David Dreman's brilliant new strategies for the next millennium.

Author: David Dreman

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781416539049

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 400

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David Dreman's name is synonymous with the term "contrarian investing," and his contrarian strategies have been proven winners year after year. His techniques have spawned countless imitators, most of whom pay lip service to the buzzword "contrarian," but few can match his performance. His Kemper-Dreman High Return Fund has been the leader since its inception in 1988 -- the number one equity-income fund among all 208 ranked by Lipper Analytical Services, Inc. Dreman is also one of a handful of money managers whose clients have beaten the runaway market over the past five, ten, and fifteen years. Now, as the longest bull market in the history of the stock market winds down, there is increasing volatility and a great deal of uncertainty. This is the climate that tests the mettle of the pros, the worries of the average investor, and the success of David Dreman's brilliant new strategies for the next millennium. Contrarian Investment Strategies: The Next Generation shows investors how to outperform professional money managers and profit from potential Wall Street panics -- all in Dreman's trademark style, which The New York Times calls "witty and clear as a silver bell." Dreman reveals a proven, systematic, and safe way to beat the market by buying stocks of good companies when they are currently out of favor. At the heart of his book is a fundamental psychological insight: investors overreact. Dreman demonstrates how investors consistently overvalue the so-called "best" stocks and undervalue the so-called "worst" stocks, and how earnings and other surprises affect the best and worst stocks in opposite ways. Since surprises are a way of life in the market, Dreman shows you how to profit from these surprises with his ingenious new techniques, most of which have been developed in the nineties. You'll learn: Why contrarian stocks offer extra protection in bear markets, as well as delivering superior returns when the bull roars. Why a high dividend yield is just as important for the aggressive investor as it is for "widows and orphans." Why owning Treasury bills and government bonds -- the "safest investments" for centuries -- is like being fully margined at the top of the 1929 market. Why Initial Public Offerings are a guaranteed loser's game. Why you should avoid Nasdaq ("the market of the next hundred years") like the plague. Why crisis, panic, and even market downturns are the contrarian investor's best friend. Why the chances of hitting a home run using the Street's best research are worse than being the big winner in the New York State Lottery. Based on cutting-edge research and irrefutable statistics, David Dreman's revolutionary techniques will benefit professionals and laymen alike.
Categories: Business & Economics

ValuFocus Investing

ValuFocus Investing

Additionally, this book helps to develop an enhancedframework to fundamental equity valuation.

Author: Rawley Thomas

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118283240

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 384

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A must-read book for investors who prefer to pick stocks based on cash flow facts, not on media hype and fiction How to Pick a Stock is written for the contrarian investor who wants an investing method that is based on cash flow facts, not on media hype and speculative impulse. This book combines an accessible presentation of a contrarian investment model and the ValuFocus tool that offers a highly studious, detailed explanation of understanding a company's true intrinsic value. If you can calculate a company's intrinsic value on the basis of knowing if the market is currently under, fairly, or over pricing its stock, then it is possible to invest wisely in the stock market. Investors who want to buy undervalued stocks, or sell (short) overvalued ones will find this book immensely useful. The ValuFocus investing tool calculates the intrinsic value of every company in their database automatically. Thus, an individual investor can become an "A" student of a modeling process, or can go right ahead in using this tool to pick stocks and manage their own portfolio. Additionally, this book helps to develop an enhanced framework to fundamental equity valuation. Contains the ValuFocus tool for calculating the intrinsic value of every company in the LCRT Nucleus database Offers specific and innovative valuation techniques of practicing professionals for individuals to use in picking stocks long-term Highlights the most state-of-the-art approaches to unconventional stock-picking for investors and corporate finance professionals Offering encouragement to individual investors by outlining a model that delivers satisfying returns, How to Pick a Stock is especially useful for those who are patient and believe in longer-term investing horizons.
Categories: Business & Economics

Contrarian Investment Strategy

Contrarian Investment Strategy

The president of an investmentmanagement firm outlines a clear, simple approach to playing the stock market, giving advice on companies to invest in, rules governing when to sell, and more

Author: David N. Dreman

Publisher: Random House Incorporated

ISBN: MINN:31951001035130D

Category: Investments.

Page: 302

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The president of an investmentmanagement firm outlines a clear, simple approach to playing the stock market, giving advice on companies to invest in, rules governing when to sell, and more
Categories: Investments.

Learning to Save the Future

Learning to Save the Future

The contrarian technology writer Evgeny Morozov refers to this as “solutionism,” a utopian discourse that assumes all ... tech companies are more interested in “saving the world” than in maximizing profit and inflating stock values.

Author: Alexander J. Means

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781315450186

Category: Education

Page: 178

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Mainstream economists and Silicon Valley entrepreneurs claim that unfettered capitalism and digital technology can unlock a future of unbounded prosperity, create endless high paying jobs, and solve the world’s vast social and ecological problems. Realizing this future of abundance purportedly rests in the transformation of human potential into innovative human capital through new 21st century forms of education. In this new book Alex Means challenges this view. Stagnating economic growth and runaway inequality have emerged as the ‘normal’ condition of advanced capitalism. Simultaneously, there has been a worldwide educational expansion and a growing surplus of college-educated workers relative to their demand in the world economy. This surplus is complicated by an emerging digital revolution driven by artificial intelligence and machine learning that generates worker displacing innovations and immaterial forms of labor and valorization. Learning to Save the Future argues that rather than fostering mass intellectuality, educational development is being constrained by a value structure subordinated to 21st century capitalism and technology. Human capabilities from creativity, design, engineering, to communication are conceived narrowly as human capital, valued in terms of economic productivity and growth. Similarly, global problems such as the erosion of employment and climate change are conceived as educational problems to be addressed through business solutions and the digitalization of education. This thought-provoking account provides a cognitive map of this condition, offering alternatives through critical analyses of education and political economy, technology and labor, creativity and value, power and ecology.
Categories: Education

The Contrarian s Guide to Leadership

The Contrarian s Guide to Leadership

become the urban paradigm for the twenty-first century, representing as it does a coming together of the world's people ... As a result of the foregoing contrarian and opportunistic strategies, our sponsored research has nearly doubled ...

Author: Steven B. Sample

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780787967079

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 224

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In this offbeat approach to leadership, college president Steven B. Sample-the man who turned the University of Southern California into one of the most respected and highly rated universities in the country-challenges many conventional teachings on the subject. Here, Sample outlines an iconoclastic style of leadership that flies in the face of current leadership thought, but a style that unquestionably works, nevertheless. Sample urges leaders and aspiring leaders to focus on some key counterintuitive truths. He offers his own down-to-earth, homespun, and often provocative advice on some complex and thoughtful issues. And he provides many practical, if controversial, tactics for successful leadership, suggesting, among other things, that leaders should sometimes compromise their principles, not read everything that comes across their desks, and always put off decisions.
Categories: Business & Economics

The Art of Contrarian Trading

The Art of Contrarian Trading

It will save you from many personally and financially painful experiences in the world of investing. Contrarian Trading Strategy #1 (or CTS #1 for short) is: Don't speculate. Instead choose an allocation for your investment portfolio ...

Author: Carl Futia

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470495766

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 256

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Why is it so hard to beat the market? How can you avoid getting caught in bubbles and crashes? You will find the answers in Carl Futia’s new book, The Art of Contrarian Trading. This book will teach you Futia’s novel method of contrarian trading from the ground up. In 16 chapters filled with facts and many historical examples Futia explains the principles and practice of contrarian trading. Discover the Edge which separates winning speculators from the losers. Find out how to apply the No Free Lunch principle to identify profitable trading methods. Learn about the wisdom and the follies of investment crowds – and how crowds are formed by information cascades that drive stock prices too high or too low relative to fair value. Discover the power of your Media Diary - and how to use it to spot these information cascades, measure the strength of the crowd’s beliefs, and decide when the crowd’s view is about to be proven wrong. You will watch Futia apply these principles of contrarian trading to navigate safely and profitably through the last 26 tumultuous years of roller coaster swings in the U.S. stock market – a time during which Futia kept his own media diary and developed his Grand Strategy of Contrarian Trading. See how this Grand Strategy worked during the Great Bull Market of 1982-2000. Watch the Contrarian Rebalancing technique in practice during the dot.com crash of 2000-2002. Find out when the Aggressive Contrarian Trader bought and sold during the bull market of 2002-2007. Read about the causes of the Panic of 2008 and ups and downs of contrarian trading during that dangerous time. Futia shows you how the market turning points during the 1982-2008 period were foreshadowed by magazine covers and newspaper headlines that astonishingly and consistently encouraged investors to do the wrong thing at the wrong time. By monitoring crowd beliefs revealed by news media headlines – and with the guidance provided by the many historical examples Futia provides – a trader or investor will be well-equipped to anticipate and profit from market turning points.
Categories: Business & Economics