Exchange-traded funds (ETFs) are revolutionizing the investment industry. From their introduction in 1993, ETFs have expanded exponentially over the past fifteen years. You, as an informed investor, need to know what makes ETFs unique, how they work, and which funds may help you achieve your financial goals. The updated edition provides the most current look at the ETF market, where the number of funds has doubled since the book first published in December 2007. A huge number of bonds funds, commodities funds, currency funds, leverage and short funds have been introduced. In addition, actively managed ETFs are here now, and some major mutual fund companies, like Fidelity and PIMCO, are getting into the market. Remarkably, the terminology in the ETP marketplace is also evolving at a rapid pace. The acronym ETP for exchange-traded product has become an industry standard. The term did not exist two years ago. Written by veteran financial professional and experienced author Richard Ferri, The ETF Book, Updated Edition gives you a broad and deep understanding of this important investment vehicle and provides you with the tools needed to successfully integrate exchange-traded funds into any portfolio. This detailed, yet clearly articulated guide contains the most up-to-date information on navigating the growing number of ETFs available in today´s marketplace. Divided into four comprehensive parts, this guide addresses everything from ETF basics and in-depth fund analysis to the tax benefits of using ETFs. Included are a variety of portfolio management strategies using ETFs and examples of different model portfolios that you can easily adapt to your own investment endeavors. Whether you´re just getting started or are a seasoned ETF investor, The ETF Book, Updated Edition will help enhance your understanding of this evolving field by: * Examining the fundamental differences between exchange-traded portfolios * Highlighting how to effectively implement a wide selection of ETFs-from * Exploring specific ETF strategies-from buy and hold to market timing and sector rotation * Introducing Index Strategy Boxes-a new way to understand index construction and how a fund is investing your money * And much more Each chapter of The ETF Book, Updated Edition offers concise coverage of various issues. It is filled with in-depth insights on different types of ETFs and practical advice on how to select and manage them. The appendixes are an added benefit, offering an ETF Resource List, which will point you to more places for information on these structures, and a detailed Glossary to help you with industry-specific definitions. The ETF Book, Updated Edition is an invaluable road map for developing a winning investment strategy. Armed with the knowledge found throughout these pages, you´ll be prepared to build a solid portfolio of ETFs that will benefit you for years to come.
Winner of the Saltire Society´s 2007 History Book Award Scottish heraldry can be said to begin in the mid-twelfth century, when material of Scottish interest first appears in a number of English and Continental rolls-of-arms, and as the years passed it developed an increasing complexity and sophistication, establishing itself as a subject in its own right in the seventeenth century with the appearance of the Lyon register. This volume is the first to link heraldry to major events in Scottish history and to the families that took part in them. It uses a wide range of sources to chart its growth, some of which have been rarely explored previously, thus bringing much new material into the corpus of Scottish heraldry. It also covers the major families and clans - Stewarts, Douglas, Murrays, Hamiltons, Gordons and MacDonalds - and examines a host of other issues, both technical and historical. Throughout it is richly illustrated with some two hundred chart pedigrees and fully-coloured coats-of-arms.
Now a Netflix series, the best-selling graphic novels return--with the original creators! Gerard Way (My Chemical Romance, Doom Patrol) and Gabriel Bá (Two Brothers, Casanova) have earned awards and accolades on their separate projects, and finally return to their breakout 2007 hit, for the latest chapter in the bizarre lives of their former teen superhero team. Faced with an increasing number of lunatics with superpowers eager to fight his own wunderkind brood, Sir Reginald Hargreeves developed the ultimate solution ... Now, just a few years after Hargreeves´s death, his Umbrella Academy is scattered. Number Five is a hired gun, Kraken is stalking big game, Rumor is dealing with the wreckage of her marriage, an out-of-shape Spaceboy runs around the streets of Tokyo, Vanya continues her physical therapy after being shot in the head--and no one wants to even talk about what Séance is up to ... The award-winning and best-selling superhero series returns, stranger than ever--And their past is coming back to hunt them.
Since 1 January 2007, Moldova has been a direct neighbour of the European Union. Nonetheless, Moldova and the Russia-dominated geopolitics of the Black Sea region receive still relatively little attention in the West. This is all the more surprising as there remain a number of consequential political divisions and unresolved conflicts in the area. One of them is the Transnistria conflict in Moldova. This book is a contribution to the, so far, small research and policy agenda on Moldova, and includes findings of several research trips to Moldova, Transnistria and their neighbouring countries. At first, the study reassesses the Transnistria conflict. Contrary to widely held assumptions, this conflict is found to be mainly based on a clash of elites and geopolitical interests rather than on ethnic tensions. The second part of the book analyses the interests, official position, actual impact and potential role of the EU in Moldova´s internal separatist conflict and its related external tensions with Russia. So far, the EU has had a limited involvement in the conflict resolution efforts and in the international relations of Moldova. This book concludes that it is becoming increasingly important and possible for the EU to get effectively involved in this region, but that the scope of EU activities in Moldova and Transnistria depends on the countrys relations with, and on the actions in this area of, the United States and Russia. At its end, the study offers recommendations for future EU policies directed at Moldova.
»Search and Research« erscheint seit 2001 und ist überwiegend englischsprachig (einzelne Bände erscheinen auf Hebräisch). Jetzt erstmals für den deutschsprachigen Markt über den Wallstein Verlag zu beziehen. In der Reihe »Search and Research« werden Vorträge, Forschungsberichte und Symposien veröffentlicht, die im Rahmen des »Yad Vashem International Institute for Holocaust Research« entstanden sind. Darüber hinaus gibt die Reihe den im Umfeld des Instituts agierenden Wissenschaftlern eine Plattform, innovative Forschungsansätze und erste Ergebnisse zu veröffentlichen. zu diesem Band: Julija Sukys, a comparative literature scholar, presents a startling piece of testimony: a letter written by a woman recognized as Righteous Among the Nations and former librarian at Vilnius University to Nachman Steinberg, the author of a number of books, a Socialist Revolutionary, and the Commissar of Justice in the Soviet Coalition government of 1917. This letter is unique and describes her activities during the Nazi occupation of Vilnius. 2007 in Israel erschienen mit der ISBN 965-308-282-5
Korean, the official language of both North and South Korea, is spoken by approximately 80 million people worldwide. It is taught at nearly twenty colleges and university in the United States, and the majority of students studying the language are heritage speakers. The U.S. is South Korea´s second-largest trading partner, and in 2007 the two countries signed a Free Trade Agreement which is expected to stimulate billions more dollars in trade. There is also an ongoing U.S. military presence in South Korea, with almost 30,000 troops stationed there. This reference, perfect for businesspeople, students, and travelers, contains more than 20,000 entries of Korean. -Many entries include related words and phrases or example sentences -All Korean words are given in Korean characters and in their Romanized form, for use by beginning or advanced readers -Helpful appendices include the names of languages and ethnicities, kinship terms, and numbers
Rise above the basics of Xcode app development to implement tools like Share buttons and activity view controllers to share document content including parts of documents with other users and with other devices. This book fills the gap so that developers with even a fundamental knowledge of iOS and Swift can implement document creation, saving, and sharing in their apps. Since the launch of iPhone in 2007, users and developers have struggled with the fact that the file system is hidden. Fortunately the Files app in iOS 11 now offers this feature and it is supported by Apple apps such as Numbers, Pages, and Keynote as well as by the few third-party apps that support documents. By using the standard formats described in this book, you can make your app´s data shareable to and from other apps like Numbers, Pages, and Word. Files also provides an interface to tools such as Dropbox and iCloud so that users can open and modify documents in them. If you combine standard formats such as .doc, .docx, .jpeg, and .jpg with Dropbox and eMail, you have a simple way to implement and use cross-platform sharing to Macs, PCs, and Android devices. Implementing iOS and macOS Documents with the Files App provides the combination of skills developers need to build these types of apps-working with files and constructing documents. What You´ll Learn Add Document Support to Your Apps Share your documents with iCloud and Apple IDs across your Mac and iOS devices Use standard formats from .doc, .docx, .png, and .jpeg both for input and output Manage and organize documents Who This Book Is For Developers with a basic knowledge of app development and Swift. You should already know how to use Xcode to create an app. Knowledge of basic Swift syntax is recommended. The book can also be a useful overview and guide to managers who are trying to decide how to convert legacy document-based systems to apps.
The present volume is an edited collection of original contributions which all deal with the issue of recursion in human language(s). All contributions originate as papers that were presented at a conference on the topic of recursion in human language organized by Dan Everett in March 22, 2007. For the purpose of this collection all articles underwent a double-blind peer-review process. The present chapters were written in the course of 2008. Although the ´recursive´ nature of linguistic expressions, i.e. the apparent possibility of producing an infinite number of expressions with finite means, has been noted for a long time, no general agreement seems to exist concerning the empirical status as well as mathematical formalization of this ´characteristic´ of human languages or of the grammars that lie behind these utterances that make up these languages. Renewed interest in this subject was sparked by recent claims that ´recursion´ is perhaps the sole uniquely human and as such universal trait of human language (cf. Chomsky, Hauser and Fitch 2000). In this volume, the issue of recursion is tackled from a variety of angles. Some articles cover formal issues regarding the proper characterization or definition of recursion, while others focus on empirical issues by examining the kinds of structure in languages that suggest recursive mechanism in the grammar. Most articles discuss syntactic phenomena, but several involve morphology, the lexicon and phonology. In addition, we find discussions that involve evolutionary notions and language disorders, and the broader cognitive context of recursion.
THE NUMBER ONE INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER ´Fans of Cloud Atlas and Never Let Me Go will love The History of Bees´ Good Housekeeping ´Dystopian and electric, this book is set to blow minds everywhere´ Stylist ´Haunting and poignant ... an important and wonderful book´ Dave Goulson, bestselling author of Bee Quest In the spirit of Station Eleven and Never Let Me Go , this dazzling and ambitious literary debut follows three generations of beekeepers from the past, present, and future, weaving a spellbinding story of their relationship to the bees - and to their children and one another - against the backdrop of an urgent, global crisis. England, 1851. William is a biologist and seed merchant, who sets out to build a new type of beehive-one that will give both him and his children honour and fame. United States, 2007. George is a beekeeper and fights an uphill battle against modern farming, but hopes that his son can be their salvation. China, 2098. Tao hand paints pollen onto the fruit trees now that the bees have long since disappeared. When Tao´s young son is taken away by the authorities after a tragic accident-and is kept in the dark about his whereabouts and condition-she sets out on a grueling journey to find out what happened to him. Haunting, illuminating, and deftly written, The History of Bees joins these three very different narratives into one gripping and thought provoking story that is just as much about the powerful relationships between children and parents as it is about our very relationship to nature and humanity. Praise for The History of Bees: ´ Spectacular and deeply moving. Lunde has elegantly woven together a tale of science and science fiction, dystopia and hope, and the trials of the individual and the strengths of family´ Lisa See, New York Times bestselling author ´Such is the genius of debut novelist Maja Lunde that her tale of three eras-the long past, the tenuous present and the biologically damned future-is strung on the fragile hope of the survival of bees´ Jacquelyn Mitchard, New York Times bestselling author ´As a lover of honeybees and a fan of speculative fiction, I was doubly smitten by The History of Bees . Maja Lunde´s novel is an urgent reminder of how much our survival depends on those remarkable insects. It is also a gripping account of how-despite the cruelest losses-humanity may abide and individual families can heal´ Jean Hegland, author of Into the Forest ´By turns devastating and hopeful, The History of Bees resonates powerfully with our most pressing environmental concerns. Following three separate but interconnected timelines, Lunde shows us the past, the present, and a terrifying future in a riveting story as complex as a honeycomb´ Bryn Greenwood, New York Times bestselling author ´Here is a story that is sweeping in scope but intimate in detail´ Laura McBride, author of We Are Called to Rise ´A brilliant and beautiful novel´ Jan Askelund, Stavanger Aftenblad ´She does everything right [...] She paints on a broad canvas, the topic is highly important and the language is both comprehensive and precise´ Geir Vestad, Hamar Arbeiderblad ´One can easily understand the buzz ...´ Maria Årolilja Rø, Adresseavisa ´The settings portrayed in the novel are impressively visual and each character is perfectly naturally rooted in his or her own era and environment´ Janneken Øverland, Klassekampen ´Maja Lunde will reach a big audience with The History of Bees . (...) She has written a novel many will