Whether you're a complete investing novice or just confused about all the contradictory advice out there, A Beginner's Guide to Investing is an accessible guide to growing your money the smart and easy way. Throw away the get-rich quick schemes that never work and turn off the financial news and it's constant noise. Whether your dream is protecting your assets in a turbulent market or growing your wealth so that you can retire in style, this book is the blueprint. You can be a successful investor - really. Join Ivy Bytes, an innovative start-up dedicated to creating accessible content on crucial issues, and Alex Frey, a lifelong investor and Harvard MBA, as they show you: - How you can realistically expect to double your money every 7-10 years - Why most investors achieve stunningly poor returns on their money - and how to avoid turning into one of them - How to choose an investment account that you can keep for the rest of your life - How to out-perform the vast majority of professional investors while taking less risk - How to quickly create a portfolio of diversified ETFs (exchange traded funds) - How to put in as few as three to five hours every year on your investing - and still beat 80% of investors - Why you may not be properly diversified in holding the most popular index mutual funds - How endowments like Yale university have consistently beaten the overall stock market - and what you can learn from them - Why the vast majority of mutual funds fail to live up to their promise - Why your financial adviser and mutual fund manager might be getting more rich than you off of your investments - What the terms "beta" and "alpha" mean - and why understanding them is critical to retiring rich - How to maximize your tax savings by using a 401(k) and IRA - When and how to re-balance your portfolio - How to have the confidence to manage your money for life - And more. About the Authors Alex Frey has been engrossed in the investing world since the age of 16. He has served previously as a research analyst for a major mutual fund company. Alex has successfully passed all three Chartered Financial Analyst examinations, and has an MBA from the Harvard Business School. He lives in San Francisco, CA. When he is not writing, he enjoys reading, investing, and doing just about anything outdoors. Ivy Bytes is an innovative start-up building authoritative, yet accessible guides to subjects in the fields of politics, current events, economics, and finance. Ivy Bytes books are thoroughly researched and extensively fact-checked, so that you can be sure you are getting the latest in mainstream thought - not misguided conspiracy theories or reckless self-promotion.
This manual offers a stand-alone reading companion, unique in simplifying the practical components of Bioinformatics in a unique and user-friendly manner. It covers the practical component of syllabi used at most leading universities and discusses the most extensively used tools and methodologies in Bioinformatics.Â Research in the biological sciencesÂ has made tremendous stridesÂ in recent years due in part to the increased automation in dataÂ generation.Â At the same time,Â storing, managing and interpreting huge volumes of data has become one of the most challenging tasksÂ for scientists. TheseÂ two aspectsÂ have ultimately necessitated the application of computers, giving rise to a highly interdisciplinary discipline-Bioinformatics.Â
Despite the richness of bioinformatics resources and methods, the exposure of life sciences undergraduates and postgraduates to bioinformatics is extremely limited. Though the internet offers various tools for free, and provides guides for using them, it fails to help users interpret the processed data. Moreover, most sites fail to update their help pagesÂ to accommodate software upgrades. ThoughÂ the market is flooded with books discussing the theoretical concepts in Bioinformatics, a manual of this kindÂ is rarely found.Â The contentÂ developedÂ to meet the needs of readers fromÂ diverse background and to incorporate the syllabi of undergraduate and postgraduate courses at various universities.Â
This Citizen's Guide addresses the public policy issues of terrorism and counterterrorism in the United States after Bin Laden's death. Written for the thinking citizen and student alike, this succinct and up-to-date book takes a "grand strategy" approach toward terrorism and uses illustrations and issues drawn from present-day perpetrators and actors.
Christopher Harmon, a veteran academic of military theory who has also instructed U.S. and foreign military officers, organizes his book into four sections. He first introduces the problem of America's continued vulnerability to terrorist attack by reviewing the long line of recent attacks and attempts against the U.S., focusing specifically on New York City. Part II examines the varied ways in which the U.S. is already fighting terrorism, highlighting the labors of diverse experts, government offices, intelligence and military personnel, and foreign allies. The book outlines the various aspects of the U.S. strategy, including intelligence, diplomacy, public diplomacy, economic counterterrorism, and law and law-making. Next, Harmon sketches the prospects for further action, steering clear of simple partisanship and instead listing recommendations with pros and cons and also including factual stories of how individual citizens have made a difference in the national effort against terrorism. Finally, the book ends with several appendices that describe the top leaders of Al Qaeda, define key terms, and list further reading.
This slim book will contribute to our understanding of the problems surrounding terrorism and counterterrorism-and the approaches the United States may take to meet them-in the early 21st century.
As the title suggests, this Book of Diverse Writings - Volume I - compiles a variety of works: short stories, essays, anecdotes and trivia. The book begins with a featured crime story, followed by fifteen other short stories with single of mixed genres: action, adventure, family, fantasy, light romance and science fiction (Sci-Fi), thus giving the readers a wide choice of themes and plots to read - all with surprise endings. The Anecdotes are about personal real life thrilling experiences with a touch of drama. The essays range from honor and pride to inspirational and motivational themes; from personal views on life or careers to philosophical renderings and other subjects. This wide variety will suit the individual preferences in more than one way. Young adults and adults can enjoy this anthology at leisure. The stories can be read in the short time frame of two minutes to thirty or more for HIDDEN, A Crime Mystery, the featured story. The book ends with seven one minute, one-paragraph trivia stories all sharing a famous opening line. While the first book deals with prose, Volume II, in its final stages of editing, is dedicated to poems.
A hidden coastal gem that bridges Southern and Central California, Ventura County offers great running weather year-round, miles of safe and scenic running trails, and fantastic running resources, like running clubs and specialty shops. A Runner's Guide to Ventura County provides both new and seasoned runners with everything they need to safely get the most out of running and to take advantage of all the resources the area has to offer.
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