Practical analysis for investment professionals

Ronald L. Moy, CFA

23 Posts

Biography

Ronald L. Moy, CFA, is associate professor of finance at St. John’s University, Staten Island, New York.

Author's Posts
Book Review: My Value Creation Journey

Bartley J. Madden has produced a book that challenges business leaders and investment professionals to think outside the box systematically to solve difficult problems.

Book Review: These Are the Plunderers

The PE playbook is always the same: Borrow money to acquire the firm, saddle it with debt, and extract exorbitant management fees.

Book Review: The Future of Money

Eswar S. Prasad provides an interesting and insightful exposition on the shifting landscape from traditional paper notes to digital currencies.

Book Review: Trillions

Robin Wigglesworth has produced a book that is historical, entertaining, and thought-provoking.

Book Review: Equity Smart Beta and Factor Investing for Practitioners

The authors provide practitioners with a comprehensive guide to equity smart beta investing.

Book Review: Heterodox Investment Theory

Thomas Pistorius challenges much of mainstream investment theory that uses mathematical statistics to predict returns.

Book Review: Money, Meaning, and Mindsets

The authors challenge the investment profession to rethink the way it views both clients and employees.

Book Review: Trading and Electronic Markets

Going beyond the traditional fundamentals of trading that are covered in academia, Larry Harris, CFA, explores the motivations and goals of the wide spectrum of traders, including profit-motivated traders, utilitarian traders, and the newest breed of traders — those resulting from the growth of electronic markets. Understanding other market participants’ motives allows traders to determine the most opportune time to trade.

Book Review: Misbehaving

Richard H. Thaler takes readers on an entertaining journey through the evolution of behavioral economics. His gift for writing has produced a book that is a blend of his life as a research professor, stories of other economists he met along the way, and a history of behavioral economics. This book is an excellent read on the shortcomings of classical economic and finance theory.

Book Review: Criminal Capital

Expert Stephen Platt illustrates how the profits from drug trafficking, bribery, and piracy make their way through the financial system. He calls for lawmakers to improve regulation to help reduce the amount of criminal activity that is facilitated by the financial system.



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