Wave Theory For Alternative Investments: Riding The Wave with Hedge Funds, Commodities, and Venture Capital / Edition 1

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A Strategy That Helps You Weather Any Economic Storm

"Wave Theory for Alternative Investments is not just a guide; it is the holy grail for understanding alternative investments." -- Matt Emmens, Chairman, President, CEO of Vertex and Chairman of the Board of Shire

"Walker's book provides investors and managers with an intriguing walk through the history of venture capital as an alternative asset class, while demonstrating the important contribution VCs have made and continue to make to innovation, economic growth, and job creation." -- Bryan Pearce, Americas Director, Ernst & Young Venture Capital Advisory Group

"If you want to learn about alternative investments, there is one book which must be on the very top of your reading list, Wave Theory for Alternative Investments. The author delves behind mere analytics and algorithms with a behaviorably based, verifiable tool." -- Stephen M. Goodman, Senior Partner and Cofounder of the Emerging Growth Practice, Morgan Lewis & Bockius LLP

"If you want to understand the history of venture capital in the context of its current manifestation, there is only one book: Wave Theory for Alternative Investments." -- Bo Peabody, Managing General Partner, Village Ventures

"Venture capital helps fuel the growth of America's finest companies, the leaders of tomorrow. Wave Theory for Alternative Investments is a must-read for [entrepreneurs and] those who wish to invest in the technologies of the future through the venture capital process." -- Mark Heesen, President, National Venture Capital Association

The 2008 crash taught quite a few intelligent, high-net-worth, and institutional investors the hard lesson that equities and bonds can carry a fair degree of risk. Many of these investors mistakenly cashed out of their plummeting investments at precisely the wrong time--and completely missed the recent wave of recovery.

Wave Theory for Alternative Investments helps avoid poor decision making and costly mistakes. Consistently ranked among the nation's top wealth managers, Stephen Todd Walker explains how to catch the waves of potentially lucrative yet volatile alternative markets--and ride them to unprecedented profits.

Wave Theory for Alternative Investments is an insider's guidebook to some of the fastest-growing segments of the investment world, including hedge funds, commodities, and venture capital. Wave Theory for Alternative Investments is your first lesson in using alternatives to keep surfing--and avoid wiping out in the next financial meltdown. This excellent resource includes:

  • A brief history of alternative investments
  • Numerous risk/return profiles
  • Critical tools, including fundamental and technical analysis

Walker shares his extensive knowledge, top-tier experience, and proven strategies to help you maximize return-on-investment on a consistent basis.

The complex process of alternative investing can take years of practice to master. Wave Theory for Alternative Investments helps you adjust your approach right now, so that you'll be in prime position to catch the best waves in the next financial storm.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780071742863
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
  • Publication date: 12/9/2010
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 464
  • Product dimensions: 6.20 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 1.70 (d)

Meet the Author

Stephen Todd Walker's clients include Forbes 400 members and some of the most affluent families in the world. During his 20-plus years in finance, he was one of the youngest directors in Alex. Brown history. He served as a Senior Vice President, Corporate Client Group Director and was a member of Morgan Stanley’s Chairman’s group. In 2009 and 2010, Barron’s listed Walker among the

Top 1,000 Advisors in the United States. The author lives in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania.

Please visit the author at Stephentoddwalker.com

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 7, 2011

    Highly Informative

    Extremely well written and very good content. One of the best books I have read for alternative investments.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 6, 2011

    Interesting read

    Interesting read on an interesting topic. Very well researched. will take investment advice from author. well worth the read.

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  • Posted December 14, 2010

    Highly Recommend

    Good way to learn what alternatives are and how to invest in them.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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