Nosotros, los mercados
Author: Daniel Lacalle
Publisher: Grupo Planeta Spain
Daniel Lacalle, gestor de uno de los más importantes hedge funds y reconocido analista financiero, nos ofrece un fascinante viaje al interior del mundo de las altas finanzas, un entorno desconocido para la mayoría. Se trata de un sector que apenas entendemos, y al que a menudo, y de forma despectiva, nos referimos como «los mercados». Que entendamos qué son, cómo funcionan y por qué resultan imprescindibles es el objetivo de esta obra, la primera escrita por un autor español y desde dentro del propio sector.
Daniel Lacalle, gestor de uno de los más importantes hedge funds y reconocido analista financiero, nos ofrece un fascinante viaje al interior del mundo de las altas finanzas, un entorno desconocido para la mayoría. Se trata de un sector que apenas entendemos, y al que a menudo, y de forma despectiva, nos referimos como los mercados. Que entendamos qué son, cómo funcionan y por qué resultan imprescindibles es el objetivo de esta obra, la primera escrita por un autor español y desde dentro del propio sector.
VIAJE A LA LIBERTAD ECONÓMICA: El prestigioso economista Daniel Lacalle nos propone en este ensayo un apasionante viaje alrededor de las principales ideologías que en materia económica y social pergeñan el mundo en el que vivimos. En dicho periplo no sólo conoceremos el propio recorrido ideológico del autor -en el que transitó, tras leer y conocer en persona a sus principales ideólogos, del colectivismo al liberalismo austríaco, plaza en la que izó la bandera de la libertad y la responsabilidad individual-, sino que entenderemos cómo han evolucionado hasta nuestros días las grandes corrientes de pensamiento tales como el colectivismo, el monetarismo o el liberalismo. Asimismo, entenderemos por qué, en los últimos tiempos de crisis económica, política y social, las distintas ideologías se han convertido en argumentos arrojadizos de tantos y tan reconocidos economistas -pues la ideología está siempre presente y emana ineludiblemente en sus planteamientos-, y por qué, a menudo también, dichas ideologías se han erigido en planes de ruta inamovibles al servicio de los más significativos políticos y gobernantes. NOSOTROS, LOS MERCADOS Daniel Lacalle, gestor de uno de los más importantes hedge funds y reconocido analista financiero, nos ofrece un fascinante viaje al interior del mundo de las altas finanzas, un entorno desconocido para la mayoría. Se trata de un sector que apenas entendemos, y al que a menudo, y de forma despectiva, nos referimos como «los mercados». Que entendamos qué son, cómo funcionan y por qué resultan imprescindibles es el objetivo de esta obra, la primera escrita por un autor español y desde dentro del propio sector. También brinda al lector una serie de ideas y recomendaciones para orientarse en el mundo de las finanzas y tomar sus propias decisiones de inversión. El lector descubrirá, entre muchas otras cosas: - Que los traders no actúan al margen de la ley. - Que el acceso al bolsillo de los inversores no es un derecho de nadie, ni siquiera de los gobiernos. - Que sólo con el aporte de liquidez no se ataja la crisis actual. - Que los valores de consenso representan un peligro para el inversor. - Que en el mercado de divisas, al final, siempre se imponen los fundamentales.
"Gives an expert's perspective on the debt markets, monetary policies, and quantitative easing, and helps explain the various issues surrounding sovereign debt, the Euro crisis, and austerity versus growth policies. Comprehensive in scope, this resource also offers an analysis of investment styles, from hedge funds to "long only" investments, as well as an in-depth look at corporate communication and its impact on markets and investments"--
From Walmart to Al Qaeda explains the fuzzy, complex and seemingly incomprehensible concept of globalization. What is globalization? What are the core topics, theories and competing ideologies? Are we walking towards homogenization or towards a global collision of cultures and identities? The potential risks and challenges for the global economy, corporations and political regimes are acknowledged by most but not fully understood. This book provides a refreshing new look at how society is being shaped by globalization and how these apparent destructive patterns can be both explained and potentially remedied.Globalization is both a concept and a cliché. It is a term that is used to explain an economic system or the state of the world. David Murillo sets out the questions and identifies the interrelationships of different disciplines to both understand the issues and also find solutions. The book discusses globalization and current attempts to conceptualize and measure it. There are theoretical and ideological debates on whether globalization is inevitable and the various alternatives for interpreting how the world works.Accompanying Teaching Notes are available on request with the purchase of this book.
Central banks do not print growth. The financial crisis was much more than the result of an excess of risk. The same policies that created each subsequent bust are the ones that have been implemented in recent years. This book is about realistic solutions for the threat of zero-interest rates and excessive liquidity. The United States needs to take the first step, defending sound money and a balanced budget, recovering the middle-class by focusing on increasing disposable income. The rest will follow. Our future should not be low growth and high debt. Cheap money becomes very expensive in the long run. There is an escape from the Central Bank Trap.
The Energy World is Flat
Author: Daniel Lacalle, Diego Parrilla
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
A stronger, more informed approach to the energy markets The Energy World Is Flat provides a forward-looking analysis of the energy markets and addresses the implications of their rapid transformation. Written by acknowledged expert Daniel Lacalle, who is actively engaged with energy portfolios in the financial space, this book is grounded in experience with the world of high-stakes finance, and relays a realist's perspective of the current and future state of the energy markets. Readers will be brought up to date on the latest developments in the area, and learn the strategies that allow investors to profit from these developments. An examination of the markets' history draws parallels between past and current shifts, and a discussion of technological advancements helps readers understand the issues driving these changes. Energy has always been at the forefront of the economic agenda, being both the key to and a driver for development and growth. Its centrality to the world of finance makes it imperative for investors and analysts to understand the energy markets, irrespective of where on the wide range of energy spectrum observers they fall. The Energy World Is Flat is a guide to the past, present, and future of these crucial markets, and the strategies that make them profitable. These include: Understanding the state of the energy markets, including key developments and changes Discovering the ten pillars of a successful energy investment strategy Reviewing the history of the energy markets to put recent changes into perspective Learning which technologies are driving the changes, and how it will affect investors The recent energy market changes were both unexpected and so fundamental in nature that they represent a true shift in the energy macro- and microeconomic landscape. Investors and analysts seeking a stronger approach to these markets need the expert guidance provided by The Energy World Is Flat.
Secrets of the Millionaire Mind reveals the missing link between wanting success and achieving it! Have you ever wondered why some people seem to get rich easily, while others are destined for a life of financial struggle? Is the difference found in their education, intelligence, skills, timing, work habits, contacts, luck, or their choice of jobs, businesses, or investments? The shocking answer is: None of the above! In his groundbreaking Secrets of the Millionaire Mind, T. Harv Eker states: "Give me five minutes, and I can predict your financial future for the rest of your life!" Eker does this by identifying your "money and success blueprint." We all have a personal money blueprint ingrained in our subconscious minds, and it is this blueprint, more than anything, that will determine our financial lives. You can know everything about marketing, sales, negotiations, stocks, real estate, and the world of finance, but if your money blueprint is not set for a high level of success, you will never have a lot of money—and if somehow you do, you will most likely lose it! The good news is that now you can actually reset your money blueprint to create natural and automatic success. Secrets of the Millionaire Mind is two books in one. Part I explains how your money blueprint works. Through Eker's rare combination of street smarts, humor, and heart, you will learn how your childhood influences have shaped your financial destiny. You will also learn how to identify your own money blueprint and "revise" it to not only create success but, more important, to keep and continually grow it. In Part II you will be introduced to seventeen "Wealth Files," which describe exactly how rich people think and act differently than most poor and middle-class people. Each Wealth File includes action steps for you to practice in the real world in order to dramatically increase your income and accumulate wealth. If you are not doing as well financially as you would like, you will have to change your money blueprint. Unfortunately your current money blueprint will tend to stay with you for the rest of your life, unless you identify and revise it, and that's exactly what you will do with the help of this extraordinary book. According to T. Harv Eker, it's simple. If you think like rich people think and do what rich people do, chances are you'll get rich too!
The Aftershock Investor
Author: David Wiedemer, Robert A. Wiedemer, Cindy S. Spitzer
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
From the authors who accurately predicted the domino fall of the conjoined real estate, stock, and private debt bubbles that led to the financial crisis of 2008, comes the definitive guide to protection and profit in 2013 and beyond. Based on the authors' unmatched track record of accurate predictions in their three landmark books, America’s Bubble Economy, Aftershock, and Aftershock Second Edition, this new book offers what readers have been clamouring for: a detailed guide to how to survive and thrive in the next global money meltdown. Entirely updated with three new chapters, plus more actionable insights and detailed advice, The Aftershock Investor second edition spells out clearly and concisely exactly what smart investors need to know right now, before the worldwide Aftershock hits. Specifically, readers will discover that... This so-called economic "recovery" is 100% fake (see new Chapter 1) And is working to temporarily support our multibubble economy (Chapter 2) Based on massive money printing that will only make our problem even worse later (Chapter 3) When mounting future inflation and climbing interest rates will inevitably push us over the Market Cliff (new Chapter 4) Going over the Market Cliff will surprise most conventional investors (Chapter 5), Crash the stock market (Chapter 6) Diminish bonds (Chapter 7) Depress real estate (Chapter 8) Threaten insurance and annuities (Chapter 9) And make gold and other precious metals soar (Chapter 10) If you can keep your job or business before and during the Aftershock (Chapter 11) And be smart about spending, savings, and debt (new Chapter 12) You can learn now how to best protect your retirement (Chapter 13) And most importantly, how to defend yourself and your assets with an innovative, actively managed Aftershock investment portfolio (Chapter 14)... Before it's too late.
PROFESSOR MICHAEL HUDSON is one of the foremost critics of contemporary finance capitalism and the worldwide power "the 1%" weilds because of government tax breaks and other favorable legislation. In THE BUBBLE AND BEYOND, he illuminates how the expansive and successful forces of 19th and 20th century industrial capitalism have been subverted by today's predatory finance capitalism, putting the entire world in a financial mess - and what can be done about it. A confusing labyrinth of geo-political issues impacts economic health and growth, and few are studied in the classroom or given space in the press. There is a way out of the labyrinth, however, as Professor Hudson demonstrates across 20 readable topics. PROFESSOR HUDSON'S most controversial claim is that "Debts that can't be paid, won't be," leaving in question whether or not debt non-payment will lead to worldwide foreclosures - including sell-offs of public domain assets by debt-strapped local and national governments. This is already happening locally and globally - exactly what some of the 1% would like - creating a newly-poor feudalistic society with the 1% collecting all the usage "fees." Alternatively, he suggests that the debts be written down in line with the ability to pay, as has been done by corporations via Chapter 11 bankruptcies and reorganizations throughout a more enlightened modern economic history as well as biblical record. In Professor Hudson's bold view, debt write-downs versus privatization and sell-offs of public domain assets are the economic issues that will dominate politics over the next generation. THE BUBBLE AND BEYOND is a compendium and brief history of economic thought and why it matters not only to Americans, but to people all over the world. You will find that you refer to it again and again as a fount of information, much of which has been out of favor for decades and/or suppressed by the financial interests. Professor Hudson provides chapter and verse, names names, and explains the mistakes and outright fraud that have often been committed in the name of political ideology - by both the right and the left. You will encounter all of the heroes and miscreants of economics, industry, and politics from the Bible and Babylon to present day banksters, misguided Fed policy-makers, and captains of the finance/insurance/real estate (FIRE) sector and the military-industrial complex. In one chapter after another, Professor Hudson tells who did what to whom - as well as who wins and who loses. This updated edition makes it plain where money goes versus where it might go - and ought to go. UPDATED EDITION with a NEW INDEX, LIST OF 47 EXHIBITS (illustrations, charts, graphs and models), a BONUS CHAPTER and BONUS SUMMARY, contemporary quotes, and author pull-out quotes.
De Walmart a Al Qaeda
Author: David Murillo Bonvehí
Publisher: Libros de Cabecera
¿Cómo podemos entender el vertiginoso desarrollo tecnológico actual? ¿Hasta qué punto este se debe a la inventiva humana, o bien, es el resultado de la obsesión de los mercados por maximizar el retorno al accionista? ¿Quién regula las grandes corporaciones? ¿Qué papel juegan las organizaciones internacionales o el ciudadano de a pie en todo ello? Si seguimos tirando del hilo, ¿cuál debe ser el modelo imperante en la gobernanza mundial: el estadounidense, el europeo, el chino…? ¿Están los días de occidente realmente contados o merece la pena defender una manera europea y occidental de resolver los principales desafíos del mundo? David Murillo Bonvehí, experto en globalización, desgrana de forma multidisciplinar los distintos temas que se entrecruzan en la creación de la realidad cotidiana. La visión panorámica que ofrece, así como los sorprendentes datos recogidos en este libro, no dejarán al lector indiferente. Es una referencia indispensable tanto para los gestores de empresas en su toma de decisiones, como para cualquier persona que quiera comprender el presente y entender las claves del futuro más inmediato. David Murillo Bonvehí, experto en globalización, desgrana de forma multidisciplinar los distintos temas que se entrecruzan en la creación de la realidad cotidiana. La visión panorámica que ofrece, así como los sorprendentes datos recogidos en este libro, no dejarán al lector indiferente. Es una referencia indispensable tanto para los gestores de empresas en su toma de decisiones, como para cualquier persona que quiera comprender el presente y entender las claves del futuro más inmediato.
Author: Alistair Croll, Benjamin Yoskovitz
Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."
Offers six sample business models and thirty case studies to help build and monetize a business.
The Soulful Science
Author: Diane Coyle
Publisher: Princeton University Press
"For many, Thomas Carlyle's put-down of economics as "the dismal science" rings true - especially in the aftermath of the crash of 2008. But Diane Coyle argues that economics today is more soulful than dismal, a more practical and human science than ever before. The Soulful Science describes the remarkable creative renaissance in economics, how economic thinking is being applied to the paradoxes of everyday life." "This revised edition incorporates the latest developments in the field, including the rise of behavioral finance, the failure of carbon trading, and the growing trend of government bailouts. She also discusses such major debates as the relationship between economic statistics and presidential elections, the boundary between private choice and public action, and who is to blame for today's banking crisis"--Jacket.
THE MONEY BUBBLE
Author: James Turk, John Rubino
Publisher: DollarCollapse Press
The US, Europe and Japan are making financial mistakes that will soon cause a crisis of historic proportions. This book explains those mistakes and the likely shape of the crisis, and offers advice to those hoping to protect themselves and profit from what's coming.
Welcome to The Startup Owner's Manual, a near-encyclopedic manual that will teach you * How to incorporate the Business Model Canvas as the organizing principle for startup hypotheses * How to find Product-Market fit * How to Get, Keep and Grow customers * How to fuel growth with metrics that matter The Startup Owner's Manual walks you, step-by-step, through the tested and proven Customer Development process created by startup expert Steve Blank, unlocking the secrets to building a successful, scalable company. This book: * Guides startups of all types in their search for a scalable, profitable business model * Explains the 9 deadly sins startups commit most often - and helps you avoid them * Provides separate paths and advice for physical versus web/mobile products * Explains how to test and iterate your company's road to product/market fit * Details strategies and tactics for how to get, keep and grow customers * Teaches a new math for startups -- metrics that matter * Includes detailed checklists at every step of the process ...and provides hundreds of ideas, watch-outs and "how tos" for founders! The Startup Owner's Manual lays out the best practices, lessons and tips that have swept the startup world, offering a wealth of proven advice and information for entrepreneurs of all stripes. It is used by thousands of startups, leading universities (including Stanford, U.C. Berkeley and Columbia) and the U.S. National Science Foundation, among many others.