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In this long-awaited handbook, noted experts Charles Stone and Anne Zissu provide an enlightening overview of how securitization works and explain how future cash flows from various asset classes--from credit card receipts to mortgage payments--can be packaged into bond-like products and sold to investors.Once a marginal source of funds, securitization is now an essential corporate funding technique widely adopted by financial and industrial companies throughout the world to finance both working capital and capital budgets. It is also used as a risk-management tool and a source of liquidity. Securitization has been adapted to fund corporate acquisitions, to capitalize future streams of revenue, and to liquidate pools of nonperforming loans. With examples from companies such as GE Capital, Ford Motor Credit, Countrywide Home Loans, and D&K Healthcare, The Securitization Markets Handbook provides descriptions of all major classes of asset-backed securities and offers a practice-oriented commentary on trends in securitization and the value of asset- and mortgage-backed securities across industries and throughout the global markets.The authors approach the topic from both sides of the market: the supply side, where assets are securitized and mortgage- and asset-backed securities are issued, and the demand side, where investors choose which classes of mortgage and asset-backed securities will enhance their portfolios or serve as efficient hedges. The book's detailed explanations and practical examples make it a valuable guide both for experienced money managers trying to put a securitization strategy into place and for those new to securitization looking to acquire a broad and strong foundation in the subject.
A practical approach for anyone looking to enter the IT workforce Before candidates can begin to prepare for any kind of certification, they need a basic understanding of the various hardware and software components used in a computer network. Aimed at aspiring IT professionals, this invaluable book strips down a network to its bare basics, and discusses this complex topic in a clear and concise manner so that IT beginners can confidently gain an understanding of fundamental IT concepts. In addition, a base knowledge has been established so that more advanced topics and technologies can be learned over time. Includes a discussion of the key computer components, such as the processor and memory Covers the basics of data storage as well as the input/output process Zeroes in on basic hardware configuration including how to install hardware and software drivers Introduces various computer operating systems, including the Windows OS family, Linux, and Mac. Looks at basic networking concepts and design IT Career JumpStart is an ideal starting point for anyone looking for a career in IT but doesn't know where to start.
BMA Book of the Year 2012 First prize in Basic and Clinical Sciences, BMA Book Awards 2012 Roitt's Essential Immunology - the textbook of choice for students and instructors of immunology worldwide Bringing you fully up-to-date with the latest knowledge and concepts about the workings of the immune system, the hallmark easy-reading style of Roitt's Essential Immunology clearly explains the key principles needed by medical and health sciences students, from the basis of immunity to clinical applications. Beautifully presented, with brand new illustrations, the pedagogy has been strengthened throughout, and includes "just to recap. . . " sections at the beginning of each chapter, reminding the reader of key findings and principles, and summary sections at the end of each chapter that are ideal for quick study and revision. Also available as a FREE enhanced Wiley Desktop Edition (upon purchase of the book), Roitt's Essential Immunology is supported by a suite of online resources at www. roitt. com including: Interactive MCQs and SBA questions for each chapter, with feedback on all answers selected Animations and videos showing key concepts Fully downloadable figures and illustrations, further reading and useful links Extracts from the Encyclopaedia of Life Science Podcasts to reinforce the key principles explained in the text: ideal for revision 'on the go'
Strong teams can be one of the greatest strengths of an organization-just as poor teams can spell disaster. Group Dynamics and Team Interventions brings research and practice together to offer proven application and intervention techniques to help optimize team functioning in the workplace. A benefit to academics and practitioners alike, this book provides readers with a better understanding of the dynamics that inform team behavior, along with assessment tools and practical techniques to create and maintain high-performing teams.
The all-time bestselling PC reference, fully updated for the newest technologies! Previous editions of this fun and friendly PC guide have sold more than three million copies, making it the bestselling PC reference in the world. Dan Gookin, the author whose straightforward and entertaining style is the foundation of the For Dummies series, gives you the same easy-to-follow guidance in this edition, fully updated for Windows 8, using the cloud, and all the newest PC bells and whistles. It's perfect for the absolute beginner as well as for anyone switching to the latest hardware and software. Updated with information on all the latest upgrades, this edition of a worldwide bestseller covers all the essentials of using a PC, and presents them in a fun, non-intimidating style Popular technology author Dan Gookin starts at the beginning with all the basics that other books assume everyone knows Covers setting up your PC, exploring the Windows 8 interface, using network hardware and software, getting online and browsing with the newest version of Internet Explorer, setting up an e-mail account, connecting to the cloud, and using cloud-based services Shows you how to install and upgrade programs and manage files and folders Explores working with digital photos, downloading music, watching movies, and participating in social media PCs For Dummies, 12th Edition is the jargon-free, easy-to-use guide to everything you need to know about your PC.
How to handle difficult discussions in the workplace Packed with practical and pragmatic suggestions and methods for dealing with the tough stuff at work, this unique and helpful book features simple diagnostics, models, and processes that you can put to use immediately. The author team shares their years of research and experience so that you can benefit from their case studies and examples, all of which are aimed at increasing the confidence of anyone working in a management or leadership role. You'll discover how the science of human behavior--both verbal and nonverbal--plays an enormous role when handling conflict situations and you'll learn how to apply a variety of tools, tips, and strategies when leading critical conversations with empathy and assertiveness. Explains why avoiding dealing with the tough stuff at work can be so costly for managers, staff, and, ultimately, the business Features methods and strategies that have been backed by contemporary theory and tested and trialed with thousands of participants Zeroes in on ways to uncover the root cause of difficult behavior Shares advice for finding the best way to be assertive in any situation Reveals techniques for depersonalizing conflict and avoiding language that causes conflict
The bestselling guide to choosing a computer and getting online, fully updated for Windows 8! Whether you use your computer for bookkeeping, making travel plans, socializing, shopping, or just plain fun, computers are now an essential part of daily life. But it can be overwhelming to keep up with the technology as it continually evolves. This clear, friendly guide not only gets you up to speed on computer basics, it also covers the very latest information, like the changes you?ll see with Windows 8. You'll learn to use the keyboard and mouse, navigate the Windows 8 operating system, access the Internet, create documents, keep safe online, and more. Packed with screenshots and illustrations, the new edition of this popular book is easy to follow, never intimidating, and always helpful. Starts with the basics and assumes no prior knowledge of computers Updates your current skills for the latest technology changes, such as the Windows 8 operating system Explains how to connect to the Internet, keep up with family and friends via e-mail and social media, find recipes and health information, book travel, manage your budget, and much more Shows you how to organize documents, work with files and folders, manage pictures and videos, and customize your desktop and system Offers tips and advice to help you avoid common pitfalls Take on technology with confidence and take advantage of all your computer can do with Computers for Seniors For Dummies, 3rd Edition!
Hit the road with your laptop and this must-have For Dummies guide If you're like most people, your laptop is taking the place of your PC. Whether you're on the road, working at home, or multitasking, your laptop is now an essential, trusted tool. Just in time, beloved and popular author Dan Gookin returns with a new edition that covers the very latest in laptops. From synchronizing with your desktop and coordinating e-mail to maintaining security, networking, working in Windows 8, adding your smartphone to the mix, and more, this book makes understanding laptops simpler than you ever thought possible. Shares the latest basics about laptops, such as new technologies, current processors available, and steps to update memory and hard drive capabilities Covers the new Windows 8 operating system and other popular laptop operating systems, as well as netbooks, wireless networking, and smartphone tethering Explores remote access to the desktop, power management, storage, security, and much more Examines the benefits of mobility for students, employees, and anyone who needs to work on the go Helps you work on the road, employ and enjoy multimedia, and use your laptop professionally Laptops For Dummies, 5th Edition is the fun and friendly guide that will get you going and on the go with your laptop in no time!
The information you need to create a virtual office that can be accessed anywhere Microsoft Office 365 is a revolutionary technology that allows individuals and companies of all sizes to create and maintain a virtual office in the cloud. Featuring familiar Office Professional applications, web apps, Exchange Online, and Lync Online, Office 365 offers business professionals added flexibility and an easy way to work on the go. This friendly guide explains the cloud, how Office 365 takes advantage of it, how to use the various components, and the many possibilities offered by Office 365. It provides just what you need to know to get up and running with this exciting new technology. Examines how Microsoft Office 365 allows individual users and businesses to create a virtual office in the cloud, enabling workers to access its components anytime and from anywhere Explains the cloud landscape and how Office 365 uses the technology to provide instant access to e-mail, documents, calendars, and contacts while maintaining information security Covers each element of the Office 365 product, including Office Professional Plus, Exchange Online, SharePoint, and Lync Online Shows how to take advantage of collaboration, instant messaging, audio/video conferencing, and online productivity tools In the famous, friendly For Dummies way, this handy guide prepares you to get your head in the cloud and start making the most of Office 365.
A complete package for learning Excel 2010! As the leading spreadsheet application, Excel is an essential data analysis and business tool. With this dynamic combination of a full-color printed book and a Dummies interactive eLearning course on CD, you'll find a wealth of information on the latest release of Excel. Featuring both written and animated step-by-step how-tos, practice labs, helpful videos, numerous examples, and a host of Dummies hints and tips, this package makes your learning process easier. Follow the material sequentially or jump in and out as you wish?it's set up so you can learn at your own pace. Throughout, you will benefit from illustrations, animations, voiceover explanations, and the option of closed captioning if you find you learn better when you can read the instructions. Helps self-motivated learners master Excel 2010, the leading spreadsheet application used today Includes an easy-to-follow, full-color book and an interactive Dummies eLearning Course that corresponds with the book on CD Allows you to follow the material sequentially or choose separate sections at your own time and pace Offers chapter summaries, practice exercises, discussions of concepts and essential terms, and much more Excel 2010 eLearning Kit For Dummies helps you maximize the potential of this data analysis tool so you can work more efficiently. NOTE: CD-ROM/DVD and other supplementary materials are not included as part of the e-book file, but are available for download after purchase.
A fun, full-color guide to the exciting new Droid Bionic smartphone from Motorola The Droid Bionic is a super-fast, feature-packed smartphone with so many innovations that most users need help to take full advantage of it. This fun and friendly book by popular For Dummies author Dan Gookin documents all the Droid Bionic's features and explains how to use each one. With full-color illustrations showing exactly what you can expect to see on the screen, this guide covers essential features like texting, e-mail, Internet access, synching the phone with your PC, using the camera, video chatting, GPS navigation, adding apps, and much more. Serves as a full-color guide to the Droid Bionic, one of the hottest smartphones on the market Explains all the features of Droid Bionic in the fun and easy For Dummies tradition Covers setting up and configuring the Droid Bionic and provides tips on troubleshooting, maintenance, customizing, and expanding the phone's potential with apps Explains how to take advantage of features like video chat, GPS navigation, texting, e-mail, Internet access, the camera, syncing with a PC, managing media, and much more Make your Droid Bionic do your bidding with the advice in this fun and easy guide.
New owner of a Droid? Enjoy it even more with this perfect guide Congratulations on owning one of the hottest smartphones on the planet--more than 400,000 new Android phones are activated every day! Now get the very most out your new Droid with this handy companion by your side. Covering several versions of the Droid phones in one comprehensive guide, this book provides you with helpful information on everything from setup to the fun features of each Droid model. You'll quickly get up to speed on everything from email, browsing, and calendars to photos, maps, apps, security, and more. Highlights the new and innovative features of Droids with the use of clear, easy-to-understand descriptions Covers the Motorola Droid 3, Motorola Droid X2, HTC Droid Incredible 2, and Samsung Droid Charge Shares helpful details on how to make your Droid uniquely yours and tap into the Android app market Walks you through the basics such as adding contacts, messaging, emailing, browsing the web, integrating social media, shooting and sharing photos and videos, and more Helps you use your Droid to communicate more effectively and work more efficiently Want a friend to help you with your new Droid? Get your very own Droid Companion!
The definitive guide to mass spectrometry techniques in biology and biophysics The use of mass spectrometry (MS) to study the architecture and dynamics of proteins is increasingly common within the biophysical community, and Mass Spectrometry in Structural Biology and Biophysics: Architecture, Dynamics, and Interaction of Biomolecules, Second Edition provides readers with detailed, systematic coverage of the current state of the art. Offering an unrivalled overview of modern MS-based armamentarium that can be used to solve the most challenging problems in biophysics, structural biology, and biopharmaceuticals, the book is a practical guide to understanding the role of MS techniques in biophysical research. Designed to meet the needs of both academic and industrial researchers, it makes mass spectrometry accessible to professionals in a range of fields, including biopharmaceuticals. This new edition has been significantly expanded and updated to include the most recent experimental methodologies and techniques, MS applications in biophysics and structural biology, methods for studying higher order structure and dynamics of proteins, an examination of other biopolymers and synthetic polymers, such as nucleic acids and oligosaccharides, and much more. Featuring high-quality illustrations that illuminate the concepts described in the text, as well as extensive references that enable the reader to pursue further study, Mass Spectrometry in Structural Biology and Biophysics is an indispensable resource for researchers and graduate students working in biophysics, structural biology, protein chemistry, and related fields.
Grafting the Marxian idea that private property is coercive onto the liberal imperative of individual liberty, this new thesis from one of America's foremost intellectuals conceives a revised definition of justice that recognizes the harm inflicted by capitalism's hidden coercive structures.Maps a new frontier in moral philosophy and political theoryDistills a new concept of justice that recognizes the iniquities of capitalismSynthesis of elements of Marxism and Liberalism will interest readers in both campsDirect and jargon-free style opens these complex ideas to a wide readership
The Life of William Shakespeare is a fascinating and wide-ranging exploration of Shakespeare's life and works focusing on oftern neglected literary and historical contexts: what Shakespeare read, who he worked with as an author and an actor, and how these various collaborations may have affected his writing. Written by an eminent Shakespearean scholar and experienced theatre reviewer Pays particular attention to Shakespeare's theatrical contemporaries and the ways in which they influenced his writing Offers an intriguing account of the life and work of the great poet-dramatist structured around the idea of memory Explores often neglected literary and historical contexts that illuminate Shakespeare's life and works
A top risk management practitioner addresses the essential aspects of modern financial risk management In the Second Edition of Financial Risk Management + Website, market risk expert Steve Allen offers an insider's view of this discipline and covers the strategies, principles, and measurement techniques necessary to manage and measure financial risk. Fully revised to reflect today's dynamic environment and the lessons to be learned from the 2008 global financial crisis, this reliable resource provides a comprehensive overview of the entire field of risk management. Allen explores real-world issues such as proper mark-to-market valuation of trading positions and determination of needed reserves against valuation uncertainty, the structuring of limits to control risk taking, and a review of mathematical models and how they can contribute to risk control. Along the way, he shares valuable lessons that will help to develop an intuitive feel for market risk measurement and reporting. Presents key insights on how risks can be isolated, quantified, and managed from a top risk management practitioner Offers up-to-date examples of managing market and credit risk Provides an overview and comparison of the various derivative instruments and their use in risk hedging Companion Website contains supplementary materials that allow you to continue to learn in a hands-on fashion long after closing the book Focusing on the management of those risks that can be successfully quantified, the Second Edition of Financial Risk Management + Websiteis the definitive source for managing market and credit risk.
Get in the game and start building games for the iPhone or iPad! Whether you only have a little experience with iOS programming or even none at all, this accessible guide is ideal for getting started developing games for the iPhone and iPad. Experienced developer and author Patrick Alessi presents the iOS system architecture, gives you the step-by-step of game development, and introduces the languages used to develop games. From the basic building blocks to including drawing, responding to user interaction, animation, and sound, this book provides a one-stop-shop for getting your game up and running. Explores the tools and methodology used to develop games for the iPhone and iPad Requires no previous experience with building a game for the iOS platform Details how iOS games require different considerations than other applications Addresses working with the Xcode programming environment, how to draw with the Quartz 2D API, ways to handle user input, and techniques for incorporating animation with Core Animation and sound with Core Audio If you're ready to jump on the gaming app bandwagon, then this book is what you need to get started!
A visual guide to one of the fastest growing areas in trading and speculation An Exchange-Traded Fund (ETF)--a security that tracks an index, a commodity, or a basket of assets like an index fund, but trades like a stock on an exchange--offers diversification of an index fund, as well as the ability to sell short, buy on margin, and purchase as little as one share. Giving financial advisors, institutional asset managers, traders, and other investment professionals the information they need to get the most out of ETF opportunities, the Bloomberg Visual Guide to ETFs covers the subject in a highly visual manner. Starting with an introduction to ETFs, the book looks at where they fit within the world of investment products, how they are structurally differentiated from other products and among themselves, relevant tax considerations, global listings, growth on a global basis, evolution of the product set, and other topics. Also looking towards the future, the text provides information on finding ETFs--including fund searches, fund news, measuring and valuing ETFs, evaluating their correlation to the underlying sector or commodity being tracked, and more. As a result, the book is a resource not just for understanding ETFs today, but for taking advantage of what's to come. Presents critical information in an easy-to-absorb visual manner Serves as a reference, presenting information in easily digestible pieces for easy access Author David Abner is a well-known ETF developer expert Incorporates quizzes, charts, and other accessible features to bring the material to life ETFs are multivarious, complex instruments that offer unique rewards, and the Bloomberg Visual Guide to ETFs brings together everything that people working with them need to understand to cash in.
Epidemiological Criminology: A Public Health Approach to Crime and Violence Epidemiological Criminology offers an introduction to the sources and methods of epidemiological criminology and shows how to apply these methods to some of the most vexing problems now confronting researchers and practitioners in public health epidemiology, criminology, and criminal justice. The book describes, explains, and applies the newly formulated practice of epidemiological criminology, an emerging discipline that finds the intersection across theories, methods, and statistical models of public health with their corresponding tools of criminal justice and criminology. The authors show how to apply epidemiological criminology as a practical tool to address population issues of violence and crime nationally and globally. In addition, they look at future directions and the application of this emerging field in corrections, public health and law, gangs and gang violence, victimology, mental health and substance abuse, environmental justice, international human rights, and global terrorism. For students, the book presents an exciting approach to understanding epidemiology as a means with which to tackle some of the worst problems for vulnerable populations. For researchers and policymakers, the book offers a new methodological perspective that recognizes the significance of social disparities and the built environment as factors in the formulation of public health policy, and provides a tool with which to produce more effective interventions, preventive measures, and policy formulations.
A detailed road map for wealth managers who want to build an ensemble firm or team and achieve sustained growth, profitability and high valuations Why do ten percent of wealth management firms grow faster than the rest of the industry, often despite the turbulence of the markets? The answer, according to industry consultant and researcher, P. Palaveev, is that the most successful firms are those which, create and promote a team-based service model that serves as the foundation of their enterprise. Find out how and why a team-based service model can play a decisive role in the future growth and sustained success of your wealth management firm Discover the key factors for building a successful ensemble firm and profit from the best practices top team-based firms employ Profit from the author's years of experience working with the world's top wealth management firms and the data he has compiled as a pre-eminent industry researcher Learn about the various organizational structures, partnership models and career path options and how to put them to work building an ensemble practice Get the lowdown on how the savviest traditional broker-dealer firms have formed dynamic ensemble teams within their organizations and learn of the results they've achieved
Never leave home without a good book in hand again - it's easy with an eReader! No more packing a suitcase full of books to read on your beach vacation or lugging a heavy bag of magazines with you to visit the grandkids - your eReader holds them all. Lightweight and ultraportable, eReaders have become one of the most popular gadgets in your technology toolbox, and this one-of-a-kind For Dummies guide is filled with the know-how you need to become savvy with your eReader. From changing preferences and navigating to downloading books and magazines, you'll be ready to enjoy your eReader in no time. Decisions, decisions - discover common eReader features, learn different ways to navigate your device, and sync all your gadgets Start shopping - download your old favorites, find new eBooks to explore, and get fantastic free books to read Mine all mine - customize your eReader settings, change fonts and type sizes, and adjust the lighting Spread your knowledge - share your eBooks with family and friends, and rate and review your recent reads Wait, there's more - go beyond the world of eBooks and subscribe to a newspaper or fill your eReader with your own files Open the book and find: Explanations of different eBook file formats Tips for using touchscreen devices Advice on powering up your eReader and managing battery life How to connect through WiFi Accessories that are worth having Websites to visit for more eBook information Ten differences between a paper book and eBook
The fun and easy guide to creating iPad apps, updated for iOS 5! iPad app development is hot, with more than 140,000 apps available specifically for the device and that number growing every day. The introduction of iOS 5 and iCloud gives developers even more options to create incredible iPad apps. This fast and friendly guide to iPad app development is fully updated for the most recent upgrades and covers everything you need to know, starting with how to download the SDK and become an Apple developer all the way to finishing up your app and submitting it to the App Store. Zeroes in on essential concepts and tools including storyboard, segues, the ARC memory manager, what makes a great iPad app, and more Explains how the iPad offers development opportunities that go beyond the capabilities of the iPhone or iPod touch by focusing exclusively on developing apps for the iPad Looks at how iOS 5 and iCloud brought many changes to the device and a wealth of new features for app developers to utilize in their apps Covers how to become a registered Apple developer, how to download and set up the SDK, and the details of how an iPad app runs Popular developer Neal Goldstein examines what goes into a great user experience and takes you step by step through the actual development of two apps, illustrating everything you need to know Whether you're looking for a new hobby or you want to build a business in app development, iPad Application Development For Dummies, 3rd Edition is the book you'll want in your developer's toolkit!
Praise for the First Edition ". . . an excellent textbook . . . well organized and neatly written. " --Mathematical Reviews ". . . amazingly interesting . . . " --Technometrics Thoroughly updated to showcase the interrelationships between probability, statistics, and stochastic processes, Probability, Statistics, and Stochastic Processes, Second Edition prepares readers to collect, analyze, and characterize data in their chosen fields. Beginning with three chapters that develop probability theory and introduce the axioms of probability, random variables, and joint distributions, the book goes on to present limit theorems and simulation. The authors combine a rigorous, calculus-based development of theory with an intuitive approach that appeals to readers' sense of reason and logic. Including more than 400 examples that help illustrate concepts and theory, the Second Edition features new material on statistical inference and a wealth of newly added topics, including: Consistency of point estimators Large sample theory Bootstrap simulation Multiple hypothesis testing Fisher's exact test and Kolmogorov-Smirnov test Martingales, renewal processes, and Brownian motion One-way analysis of variance and the general linear model Extensively class-tested to ensure an accessible presentation, Probability, Statistics, and Stochastic Processes, Second Edition is an excellent book for courses on probability and statistics at the upper-undergraduate level. The book is also an ideal resource for scientists and engineers in the fields of statistics, mathematics, industrial management, and engineering.
A step-by-step guide to understanding object-oriented programming with Objective-C As the primary programming language for iPhone, iPad, and Mac OS X applications, Objective-C is a reflective, object-oriented language that all programmers must know before creating apps. Assuming no prior programming language experience, this fun-and-friendly book provides you with a solid understanding of Objective-C. Addressing the latest version of Xcode, debugging, code completion, and more, veteran author Neal Goldstein helps you gain a solid foundation of this complex topic, and filters out any unnecessary intricate technical jargon. Assumes no prior knowledge of programming and keeps the tone clear and entertaining Explains complicated topics regarding Objective-C with clarity and in a straightforward-but-fun style that has defined the For Dummies brand for 20 years Features all material completely compliant with the latest standards for Objective-C and Apple programming Objective-C Programming For Dummies is the ideal beginner book if your objective is to venture into iPhone, iPad, and Mac OS X development for the first time!