Valuing the Future: A Conversation About Investment

Valuing the Future: A Conversation About Investment

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By (author) Ben Paton, Illustrated by Chris Duggan

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  • Publisher: Sociables Publishing
  • Format: Paperback | 248 pages
  • Dimensions: 138mm x 214mm x 16mm | 281g
  • Publication date: 31 January 2012
  • Publication City/Country: Surrey
  • ISBN 10: 0957039611
  • ISBN 13: 9780957039612
  • Illustrations note: 6 figures; 5 cartoons
  • Sales rank: 1,683,871

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The book is a dialogue between a money manager and a young man who asks whether or not he should invest. Their conversation explores How 'for money' and 'not-for-money' investment differ; How accounting and economic assets compare with social and natural assets; How time is central to all of investment, building capabilities in the present which can deliver resources in the future; How banks collectively create and destroy money; How the yield curve shows the market interest rates for financial assets of different durations; How competitive advantage is important in determining the returns achieved on real assets; How 'fundamental value' differs from price, or what someone is prepared to pay; How 'fundamental analysis' and 'technical analysis' of price data provide insights into risk; How mean-variance analysis of price data is the conventional approach to risk; How the economic ecosystem creates prices How capitalism may be a lousy system and yet the best available as it adapts continuously to align money prices and human values.

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