Praise for Algorithmic Trading "Algorithmic Trading is an insightful book on quantitative trading written by a seasoned practitioner. What sets this book apart from many others in the space is the emphasis on real examples as opposed to just theory. Concepts are not only described, they are brought to life with actual trading strategies, which give the reader insight into how and why each strategy was developed, how it was implemented, and even how it was coded. This book is a valuable resource for anyone looking to create their own systematic trading strategies and those involved in manager selection, where the knowledge contained in this book will lead to a more informed and nuanced conversation with managers." —DAREN SMITH, CFA, CAIA, FSA, Managing Director, Manager Selection & Portfolio Construction, University of Toronto Asset Management "Using an excellent selection of mean reversion and momentum strategies, Ernie explains the rationale behind each one, shows how to test it, how to improve it, and discusses implementation issues. His book is a careful, detailed exposition of the scientific method applied to strategy development. For serious retail traders, I know of no other book that provides this range of examples and level of detail. His discussions of how regime changes affect strategies, and of risk management, are invaluable bonuses." —Roger Hunter, Mathematician and Algorithmic Trader
Published by: Wiley | Publication date: 05/21/2013Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 225 pages
The Poison Squad: One Chemist's Single-Minded Crusade for Food Safety at the Turn of the Twentieth Century
From Pulitzer Prize winner and New York Times-bestselling author Deborah Blum, the dramatic true story of how food was made safe in the United States and the heroes, led by the inimitable Dr. Harvey Washington Wiley, who fought for changeBy the end of nineteenth century, food was dangerous. Lethal, even. "Milk" might contain formaldehyde, most often used to embalm corpses. Decaying meat was preserved with both salicylic acid, a pharmaceutical chemical, and borax, a compound first identified as a cleaning product. This was not by accident; food manufacturers had rushed to embrace the rise of industrial chemistry, and were knowingly selling harmful products. Unchecked by government regulation, basic safety, or even labelling requirements, they put profit before the health of their customers. By some estimates, in New York City alone, thousands of children were killed by "embalmed milk" every year. Citizens--activists, journalists, scientists, and women's groups--began agitating for change. But even as protective measures were enacted in Europe, American corporations blocked even modest regulations. Then, in 1883, Dr. Harvey Washington Wiley, a chemistry professor from Purdue University, was named chief chemist of the agriculture department, and the agency began methodically investigating food and drink fraud, even conducting shocking human tests on groups of young men who came to be known as, "The Poison Squad." Over the next thirty years, a titanic struggle took place, with the courageous and fascinating Dr. Wiley campaigning indefatigably for food safety and consumer protection. Together with a gallant cast, including the muckraking reporter Upton Sinclair, whose fiction revealed the horrific truth about the Chicago stockyards; Fannie Farmer, then the most famous cookbook author in the country; and Henry J. Heinz, one of the few food producers who actively advocated for pure food, Dr. Wiley changed history. When the landmark 1906 Food and Drug Act was finally passed, it was known across the land, as "Dr. Wiley's Law." Blum brings to life this timeless and hugely satisfying "David and Goliath" tale with righteous verve and style, driving home the moral imperative of confronting corporate greed and government corruption with a bracing clarity, which speaks resoundingly to the enormous social and political challenges we face today.
Published by: Penguin Press | Publication date: 09/25/2018Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 352 pages
The Wiley Handbook of Art Therapy is a collection of original, internationally diverse essays, that provides unsurpassed breadth and depth of coverage of the subject.
- The most comprehensive art therapy book in the field, exploring a wide range of themes
- A unique collection of the current and innovative clinical, theoretical and research approaches in the field
- Cutting-edge in its content, the handbook includes the very latest trends in the subject, and in-depth accounts of the advances in the art therapy arena
- Edited by two highly renowned and respected academics in the field, with a stellar list of global contributors, including Judy Rubin, Vija Lusebrink, Selma Ciornai, Maria d' Ella and Jill Westwood
- Part of the Wiley Handbooks in Clinical Psychology series
Published by: Wiley-Blackwell | Publication date: 10/19/2015Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 888 pages
The Wiley Blackwell Handbook of Transpersonal Psychology presents the most inclusive resource yet published on this topic - which seeks to benefit humanity by integrating ancient wisdom and modern knowledge.
- Features the work of more than fifty leading voices in the field, creating the most comprehensive survey of transpersonal psychology yet published
- Includes emerging and established perspectives
- Charts the breadth and diversity of the transpersonal landscape
- Covers topics including shamanism, neurobiology, holotropic states, transpersonal experiences, and more
Published by: Wiley-Blackwell | Publication date: 08/07/2013Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 739 pages
The one-stop resource for IFRS interpretation and application, updated for 2018 Wiley IFRS 2018 offers a complete resource for the interpretation and application of the latest International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) as outlined by the International Accounting Standards Board (IASB). With up-to-date coverage and a host of practical tools, this book provides invaluable guidance on the expanding framework for unified financial reporting. Organised for easy navigation, each chapter includes general statement information followed by topic-specific discussion to facilitate both quick-reference and in-depth study. The expert team at PKF International provides authoritative insight from a practitioner's perspective: IFRIC interpretations and practical real-world guidance ensure full understanding of the newest standards, and the Disclosure Checklist helps verify compliance. The IASB's efforts are paying off as more and more countries around the globe either adopt IFRS as their national standards, or adjust local standards in alignment. A working understanding of IFRS application is becoming essential, even as the rules continue to evolve. This book provides full coverage of the latest standards and thorough guidance for implementation.
- Review the latest IFRS rules and standards
- Apply guidelines and best practices appropriately
- Gain expert insight on IFRS interpretation and implementation
- Ensure compliance and verify completeness
Published by: Wiley | Publication date: 04/09/2018Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 1016 pages
While institutional traders continue to implement quantitative (or algorithmic) trading, many independent traders have wondered if they can still challenge powerful industry professionals at their own game? The answer is "yes," and in Quantitative Trading, Dr. Ernest Chan, a respected independent trader and consultant, will show you how. Whether you're an independent "retail" trader looking to start your own quantitative trading business or an individual who aspires to work as a quantitative trader at a major financial institution, this practical guide contains the information you need to succeed.
Published by: Wiley | Publication date: 01/12/2009Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 208 pages
McKinsey & Company's #1 best-selling guide to corporate valuation, now in its sixth edition Valuation is the single best guide of its kind, helping financial professionals worldwide excel at measuring, managing, and maximizing shareholder and company value. This new sixth edition provides insights on the strategic advantages of value-based management, complete detailed instruction, and nuances managers should know about valuation and valuation techniques as applied to different industries, emerging markets, and other special situations. Valuation lies at the crossroads of corporate strategy and finance. In today's economy, it has become an essential role — and one that requires excellence at all points. This guide shows you everything you need to know, and gives you the understanding you need to be effective.
- Estimate the value of business strategies to drive better decision making
- Understand which business units a corporate parent is best positioned to own
- Assess major transactions, including acquisitions, divestitures, and restructurings
- Design a capital structure that supports strategy and minimizes risk
Published by: Wiley | Publication date: 07/31/2015Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 782 pages
Foreword by Cardinal Christoph SchoenbornThe theme of this book is that the Catechism of the Catholic Church, perhaps the most important work on catechesis since the Apostolic Age, offers not only a new, definitive account for our times of the full teaching of the Catholic faith, but also that it is a superbly crafted work from which to learn and to teach the faith. This book reveals the pedagogy embedded in the Catechism, showing every teacher, parent, catechist or student how to discover the key principles that enable one to learn from, and teach from, the Catechism.The Compendium of the Catechism of the Catholic Church speaks of the "wisdom of the presentation" of the Catechism and of "the depth of its spirituality". These points have rarely been explained in any sustained way and have never before been systematically treated. The unique point about this book is that it focuses on these points, rather than a simple explanation of the content of the Catechism. This book offers a pedagogical approach to the Catechism for handing on the faith of the Catholic Church in any setting, whether home, school and parish. It offers perennially valid teaching points drawn from a perennial text, and an explanation of the 'pedagogy of God' which underpins all authentic teaching methods in the Church. In this way, the book offers a twelve step ‘path to recovery' out of unhealthy catechetical addictions and obsessions which have bedeviled the catechetical world.It is unique in its origin, emerging from a 'catechetical friendship', encouraged by Cardinal Schönborn, between three institutions working in an authentic Catholic catechetical tradition. The three authors display a deep trust and love for the words of the Catechism of the Catholic Church – words that hold a rich heritage and can be pondered lovingly and searchingly, since they are for our good, for everyone's good.
Published by: Ignatius Press | Publication date: 08/22/2018Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 200 pages
The Wiley family was unconventional. Joseph Wiley married Jennifer because he needed money and he kept his girlfriend Hannah because of love. And in the interim three boys were born to his wife and three to his mistress.Six sons later, Joseph was realizing that his family life was too complicated; he needed a simpler solution for his sanity.Jennifer Wiley wanted her husband for herself; she despised his other family with a passion. She even forbid her sons to interact with Hannah's sons even though they lived just a stone throw from each other. There would be no playing happy families, not on her watch. Joseph Wiley was hers and hers alone... And then one day, their lives as they knew it was torn apart and the Wiley brothers had to come together and had to learn to live together despite their past, despite the hate, despite the grief.
Published by: Jamaica Treasures | Publication date: 11/21/2017Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 216 pages
Romance always spoiled a relationship. At least that is what Shawn Mason thought. She valued her friendship with Jordan Wiley too much to complicate things with romance.And that was fine with Jordan, even though he wouldn't mind being more to Shawn than her platonic best friend.Through the years they had flirted with the idea of being more to each other, but they resisted changing the status quo. They both valued each other's friendship too much to jinx it.However, Shawn decides to get married, and she wants Jordan to be her man of honor.And suddenly Jordan was not too sure that man of honor was the title that he wanted to have in Shawn's upcoming wedding, husband, partner, best friend forever was more appealing to him, but he wanted Shawn to want more too...
Publication date: 03/06/2018Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 223 pages