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“The trend is your friend”is a practical principle often used by business managers, who seek to forecast future sales, expenditures, and profitability in order to make production and other operational decisions. The problem is how best to identify and discover business trends and utilize trend information for attaining objectives of firms.This book contains an Excel-based solution to this problem, applying principles of the authors’ “profit system model” of the firm that enables forecasts of trends in sales, expenditures, profits and other business variables.
Vast holdings and assessment of consumer data by large companies are not new phenomena. Firms’ ability to leverage the data to reach customers in targeted campaigns and gain market share is, and on an unprecedented scale. Major companies have moved from serving as data or inventory storehouses, suppliers, and exchange mechanisms to monetizing their data and expanding the products they offer. Such changes have implications for both firms and consumers in the coming years.
In Success with Big Data, Russell Walker investigates the use of internal Big Data to stimulate innovations for operational effectiveness, and the ways in which external Big Data is developed for gauging, or even prompting, customer buying decisions.
Smart brands such as Chipotle, Zazzle, Nike, and Pandora are ditching the outdated 20th century model of a one-size-fits-all approach to providing products and services. From a Netflix movie night to a marriage courtesy of eHarmony, customization is changing every corner of American life and business.The New York Times bestseller Custom Nation is a practical how-to guide by someone who has built his business on the power of customization. YouBar founder Anthony Flynn and business journalist Emily Flynn Vencat explain how marketers, brand managers, and entrepreneurs across all industries can reinvigorate their businesses and increase profits.I
A resource of over 70 statistical indicators of the U.S. economy, including the Consumer Price Index, Gross Domestic Product, unemployment, housing starts, interest rates, and balance of payments. Ten more indicators have been added to those in the previous edition. This text refers to an alternate Hardcover edition.Specific topics covered include:* Theory and application of the Variance-Gamma process* Lévy process driven fixed-income and credit-risk models, including CDO pricing* Numerical PDE and Monte Carlo methods* Asset pricing and derivatives valuation and hedging* Itô formulas for fractional Brownian motion* Martingale characterization of asset price bubbles* Utility valuation for credit derivatives and portfolio managementAdvances in Mathematical Finance is a valuable resource for graduate students, researchers, and practitioners in mathematical finance and financial engineering.
Howard Marks’s The Most Important Thing distilled the investing insight of his celebrated client memos into a single volume and, for the first time, made his time-tested philosophy available to general readers. In this edition, Marks’s wisdom is joined by the comments, insights, and counterpoints of four renowned investors and investment educators: Christopher C. Davis (Davis Funds), Joel Greenblatt (Gotham Capital), Paul Johnson (Nicusa Capital), and Seth A. Klarman (Baupost Group). These experts lend insight into such concepts as "second-level thinking," the price/value relationship, patient opportunism, and defensive investing.
This book covers time series modeling and forecasting for econometrics and finance students. This new edition has been simplified for more ease of use and includes new chapters and substantial important revisions.
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