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Getting introduced to the world of trading as a mathematician

I'm a mathematics undergrad. My economic/financial knowledge is very rudimentary because this world has never caught my attention - until now. I like algorithms. I'm a good programmer and know machine ...
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Is Joel Greenblatt's Magic Formula biased towards large companies?

One of the sorting criteria in Joel Greenblatt's Magic Formula is EBIT. However, EBIT is positively correlated with the market capitalization of companies, i.e., larger companies have a higher EBIT. ...
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How could the earnings come from debt, what does the author mean here?

I'm reading The Intelligent Investor and quote: In sum it appears that a significant part of the 11% being earned on corporate equities as a whole is accomplished by the use of a large amount of new ...
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How could someone pester company managers to raise its dividend? [duplicate]

I'm reading The Intelligent Investor, and quote: Graham became a master at researching stocks in microscopic, almost molecular, detail. In 1925, plowing through the obscure reports filed by oil ...
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What are some good books for learning stocks, bonds, derivatives e.t.c for beginner with a math background?

Despite being STEM person, I always wanted to learn how stock & financial markets work. I always wanted to know how those stocks work, what are those bonds e.t.c. The only struggle I am having, ...
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What is the "Stock/Equity Ratio"?

I'm reading the Intelligent Investor and I found this: Stock/Equity Ratio. This is the ratio of the market price of the junior stock issues* to the total face amount of the debt, or the debt plus ...
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investment return vs market return vs speculative return?

Just started to read the book 'The Little Common Sense of Investing' by John C.Bogle. In chapter 2 of the book, the author talks about investment return and market return. I tried to search on the ...
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Don't lower rates make bond prices rise? -- question from The Intelligent Investor

There is a passage from The Intelligent Investor that I'm trying to understand. It talks about companies refinancing high-grade bonds at more favorable rates for them. My question is about the bold ...
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Resource(s) for becoming financially literate [closed]

I'm looking for some resources for becoming financially literate, something for absolute beginners. Can be in any shape or form, doesn't matter for me as long as the content is accessible. For more ...
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How trustworthy are the strategies in “What works on Wall Street”?

I’m studying up on the book What Works on Wall Street for equity investments strategies. While the book is very insightful, essentially it seems to be a system of filtering (say by market cap or price ...
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Which version of The Intelligent Investor should I read? [closed]

There seems to be two main editions of The Intelligent Investor, a 300 page original version and 600 page version with Zweig commentary. Is the 600 page version worth the additional time? Does it have ...
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What do I get from reading "Reminiscences of a Stock Operator"?

Reminiscences of a Stock Operator by Edwin Lefèvre seems to be a classic book about trading. It appears to be a biography of Jesse Livermore that was written nearly 100 years ago. I have not read it, ...
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Does the sale of personal items need to be declared as income on my income taxes?

I have been selling some books that I own. I am selling them at a loss (less than I bought them for and less than market rate). However, I have gotten about $1,400 in income minus $400 for shipping ...
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How to self educate on securities analysis? [closed]

I am looking resources for self-education on security analysis. I read some books such as Intelligent Investor by Graham and trying to get further knowledge (will be using this knowledge for myself). ...
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Reading material for an introduction to market infrastructure [closed]

I often read small one-liners here and there about circuit-breakers or IPO pipeline mechanics, but I have not found a comprehensive guide that unpacks all the moving parts of an exchange or its ...
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How do stock exchange specialists deal with opening auction imbalances?

I am having some problems understanding stock exchange opening auction imbalances. In Trading and Exchanges by Larry Harris, section 24.5.7 The Market Open, page 508: Specialists conduct the opening ...
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How are market rallies "fueled by sellers", and market sell-offs "fueled by buyers"?

I am looking at Trading the Measured Move by David Halsey. In chapter 5 Using Multiple Time Frames to Trade, section Trading the Trend, page 85: Why Do Markets Continue to Make New Highs? Markets ...
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How can I distinguish between legitimate investment educators and charlatans?

When I buy books or courses about investments, how can I make sure that I am learning from legitimate educators rather than charlatans? What are some basic ways I can use to determine legitimacy? I ...
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How do I calculate my net worth according to the book "The Millionaire Next Door"?

I remember reading about PAWs, UAWs, and AAWs. I also remember that the formula for what your net worth should be on average (to be an AAW) is your income (without inheritance[s]) multiplied by one ...
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Investing books for the European Union [closed]

I have read 2 books about investing, and they both assume you are US citizen and all the theory and examples they give are about the US market. I have investigated, and I have found that the majority ...
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I don't get the following sentence in The Intelligent Investor book

I'm a newcomer in this "Market thing", and I'm learning from books and videos. I'm currently reading "The Intelligent Investor" and I don't understand the following sentence: In 1925, plowing ...
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Beginner's guide to learning about finance [closed]

I am currently a 17-year old Student with no major source of income being supported by my parents. I would like to learn about Finance and managing money, a skill which I hope will help me in the ...
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Recommendation for learning fundamental analysis?

I want to understand those various measures of stocks and companies, such as PE, PEG, ..., which I can find from Yahoo Finance etc, and how those measures can help in choosing stocks. I guess that ...
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Venturing into Investment Market [closed]

What are some of the noted and best books which cover the basics of Stock market, Forex, Bitcoin investment and other investment concepts and provide expertise and in-depth knowledge of the same? Also ...
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Stock market investment books written by scientists, mathematicians, or statisticians?

People from these backgrounds are more likely to have valid ideas rather than the speculative humbug of many other writers. Books I have found so far: Burton P. Fabricand, The Science Of Winning, ...
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Learning investing and the stock market [closed]

I'm really determined to learn about the stock market, as well as the techniques and terms used in trading and investing. The problem is that there's no one to point me in the right direction, even ...
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I would like to make my savings work for me: is the "Rich dad, poor dad" a good resource?

I have one source of income (my job) and I've never been interested in investing. Now I need to, because my employer has been quite happy with my job and it has been rewarding me with RSO (Restricted ...
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Economics Books [closed]

I'm absolutely a newcomer in economics and I wish to understand how things work in finance too. So, think of me as uninformed in these matters. I would like to find resources that discuss economics ...
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What books would be must-read books on personal finance? (Not investing!) [closed]

So let me start off with saying that I wanted to add 2 tags (or similar) I couldn't find: soft-question, non-investing. I've been looking online for the most recommended books on personal finance, ...
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Solid reading/literature for investment/retirement/income taxes? [closed]

I'm striving for financial literacy and education. I've been really frustrated with most of the literature that's out there surrounding retirement, income taxes, and investment. Most of it seems ...
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Which Benjamin Graham book should I read first: Security Analysis or Intelligent Investor?

I recently graduated from engineering and I want to know more about investing. I'm particularly interested in Benjamin Graham's ideas. I want to read all of his books, but I couldn't decide which one ...
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Is there a resource for knowing when Annual and Quarterly Reports are coming out? [closed]

Is there a current resource - print or online that aggregates Annual Report release schedule for all public traded companies (or at least those traded on the NYSE)? Maybe one that also says when ...
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Learning stock trading financing etc for someone from mathematical background [duplicate]

First let me be clear here, I thoroughly understand that economy in general is very convoluted and volatile. I am not expecting myself to somehow do well especially in practical terms in a short ...
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Books in investment banking

As a complete newbie here, could anyone suggest a good first book on investment banking for me? Without too many equations to befuddle me (although I work with equations all day). Heres my background:...
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Does Joel Greenblatt's "Magic Formula Investing" really beat the market?

Background Joel Greenblatt's book "The little blue book that beats the market" is based on the premise that he has developed a magic formula. I am heavily skeptical of anyone who claims that they ...
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Book or web site resources for an absolute beginner to learn about stocks and investing? [closed]

I'm completely new to the world of investing and stocks. Knowing that I shouldn't invest or buy stocks until I know it well enough, I was wondering which cheap or affordable resources would be the ...
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Why is google play charging money for books in public domain [closed]

Let's take "Mark Twain - Adventures of Huckleberry Finn" as example. You can find it for sale on google play: https://play.google.com/store/books/details/Mark_Twain_Adventures_of_Huckleberry_Finn?id=...
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Book for balance sheet reading? [closed]

What is an easy to understand book that teaches a beginner how to read a balance sheet? Something like a Balance Sheet for Dummies?
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Book recommendation for beginners [closed]

I am 22 years old and don't know anything about investing, no knowledge whatsoever. I want to learn about it, and the problem is that there are a lot of books in this subject that I don't know where ...
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UK: Personal finance book for a twenty-something

I am interested in learning more about personal finance. I'm in my early 20's, and I recognise that now is a crucial time to form a solid financial footprint for myself. I live in the UK, but worry ...
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Best way to get started as a young engineer student trying to get into the financial world [duplicate]

to start of with I want to explain my situation. I'm a young student in my early twenties in my last year to finish my bachelor in engineering. I have literally searched for months now on Google and ...
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Learning investment--books to read? Fundamental/Value/Motley Fool [closed]

I am looking to learn how to invest better. Currently I follow the Motley Fool recommendations and have done quite well that way, but I'd like to educate myself better so that I can make better ...
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Ongoing things to do and read to improve knowledge of finance? [closed]

In this forum, there are a lot of people whose primary job is programming. And yet they are very knowledgeable on a lot of financial topics. Can you please share what you do/read on a regular basis ...
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Books, Videos, Tutorials to learn about different investment options in the financial domain [closed]

I am a software developer joining a hedge fund this week and I dont have much knowledge of finance and want to learn everything about it. I know the basic investment options of shares and bonds, ...
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Hearing much about Dave Ramsey. Which of his works is best in describing his "philosophy" about money?

An admission: There's a reasonably well-known money personality/expert that wasn't on my radar screen until I started running this site. I'm referring to Dave Ramsey. I've become curious about ...
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Day Trading introductory books

I realize that day trading is considered to be highly risky, but the subject fascinates me and I would like to learn more about it as well as read about past experiences, both good and bad. Do you ...
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Is a book from 2005 about fixed income securities obsolete, or still relevant?

This is intentionally a very broad question. How much (if at all) has the fixed income securities market changed from say 2005 to present day? The main reason I ask is because I am debating whether ...
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What resources exist for helping my choose an estate planning attorney?

I'm looking to get some legal documents drawn up such as a will, power of attorney, living will, etc. I am going to start by picking up a copy of The Right Way to Hire Financial Help by Charles A. ...
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How do I choose 401k investment funds?

I recently opened up my 401k. I will admit, that I did not do much research in choosing my investment option distribution. Does anyone know of a good book (or other resource) to guide me in my 401k ...
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What are good books to learn about risk associated with a particular purchase or investment? [closed]

Are there any good books that teach the beginner how to estimate the risk associated with a particular purchase or investment? Qualitative and quantitative methods would be a nice starting point.