Practical analysis for investment professionals

Ronald L. Moy, CFA

18 Posts

Biography

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

Author's Posts
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.

Book Review: A Risk Professional’s Survival Guide

This highly readable and informative book can serve the needs of a variety of individuals. The end-of-chapter problems make the book suitable for a classroom setting for those who plan to become practicing risk managers. Readers interested in gaining a general overview of risk management will also find the book valuable.

Book Review: The Innovation Paradox

Tony Davila and Marc J. Epstein lay out a systematic approach for dealing with “creative destruction,” or disruptive innovation, via the “Startup Corporation,” a separate entity within a larger company used to spur revolutionary innovation. Although written for managers who wish to inspire their employees to create breakthrough innovations, the book has implications for investors as well.

Book Review: Encyclopedia of Finance

This book is a valuable resource for those in need of a quick definition or formula as well as a vehicle for those wishing to dig more deeply into any of a wide range of topics.

Book Review: Investor Behavior

This collection of articles by scholars in the field of behavioral finance encompasses a wide range of topics in the psychology of investing, focusing on academic work on financial planning. The book addresses a number of topics not usually covered in mainstream behavioral finance research.

Book Review: Panic, Prosperity, and Progress

This fascinating look at some of the most famous episodes in the history of world financial markets makes for enjoyable reading, especially for those interested in an overview of the most storied events, which may help investors recognize potential opportunities and future crises.



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