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A Practical Guide To Lightcurve Photometry

The Practical Guide to Lightcurve Photometry and Analysis provides those with access to even a modest telescope and a CCD camera the background and detailed steps to take part in important astronomical research. Readers learn about the joint projects in which they can take part, as well as the techniques of gathering, analyzing, and then publishing their data. The primary market for this book is amateur astronomers, but undergraduate students will also find its easy going friendly style ideal for help with their studies in this subject. There is of course more to lightcurve photometry than simply taking pictures. For the results to be of value, the data must be gathered and processed in certain ways so that it is both meaningful and can be used by others for analysis. The book contains enough background material (theory) for the reader to understand – and avoid – the pitfalls in the process. More important, there are detailed examples provided for how to obtain data and, for many, the more exciting and rewarding effort of analyzing the data to determine various properties of the object being studied. Under ‘choosing the right software,’ the author looks critically at the commercially-available packages, providing screen shots and useful advice. Amateur astronomers who wants to go beyond mere imaging with a CCD camera will find everything ithat they need in the book to take a step into ‘real’ science.

Fundamental Analysis for Dummies

How to determine the true strength and stability of any business

What’s the key to multibillionaire Warren Buffett’s five-decade run as the most successful investor in history? Fundamental analysis. Now, Fundamental Analysis For Dummies puts this tried and true method for gauging any company’s true underlying value into sensible and handy step-by-step instructions..

In this easy-to-understand, practical, and savvy guide you’ll discover why this powerful tool is particularly important to investors in times of economic downturn and how it helps you assess a business’s overall financial performance by using historical and present data to forecast its future monetary value. You’ll also learn how to use fundamental analysis to spot bargains in the market, minimize your risk, and improve your overall investment skills.

Shows how to predict the future value of a business based on its current and historical financial data
Helps you guage a company’s performance against its competitors
Covers evaluation of internal management
Reveals how to determine if in a company’s credit standing is any jeopardy
Applies fundamental analysis to other investment vehicles, including currency, bonds, and commodities
Matt Krantz is a writer and reporter for USA TODAY and USATODAY.COM where he covers investments and financial markets

Read Fundamental Analysis For Dummies and find the bargains that could make you the next Warren Buffett!

Business Analysis For Dummies

Your go-to guide on business analysis

Business analysis refers to the set of tasks and activities that help companies determine their objectives for meeting certain opportunities or addressing challenges and then help them define solutions to meet those objectives. Those engaged in business analysis are charged with identifying the activities that enable the company to define the business problem or opportunity, define what the solutions looks like, and define how it should behave in the end. As a BA, you lay out the plans for the process ahead.

Business Analysis For Dummies is the go to reference on how to make the complex topic of business analysis easy to understand. Whether you are new or have experience with business analysis, this book gives you the tools, techniques, tips and tricks to set your project’s expectations and on the path to success.

Offers guidance on how to make an impact in your organization by performing business analysis
Shows you the tools and techniques to be an effective business analysis professional
Provides a number of examples on how to perform business analysis regardless of your role

If you’re interested in learning about the tools and techniques used by successful business analysis professionals, Business Analysis For Dummies has you covered.

Technical Analysis For Dummies 2nd Edition

A simple, straightforward guide to the fundamentals of technical analysis
Technical analysis is a collection of techniques designed to help people make trading decisions. Technical Analysis For Dummies, 2nd Edition explains the basic principles and shows you how to apply these principles in an approachable and non-intimidating way.

Since the publication of the first edition of Technical Analysis For Dummies, readers have been faced with many changes to the investment landscape, such as new interest rates, looming bank crises, and adjusting market climates. This updated edition includes information on the new indicators, hands-on applications for real-world situations, as well as practical examples that reflect today’s financial atmosphere.

Determine how markets are performing and make decisions using real data
Spot investment trends and turning points Improve your profits and your portfolio performance

With straightforward coverage of concepts and execution, Technical Analysis For Dummies shows you how to make better trading decisions in no time.

Candlestick Charting for Dummies

Want to gain a trading edge with candlestick charts? Find them a little confusing? No worries! Candlestick Charting For Dummies sheds light on this time-tested method for finding the perfect moment to buy or sell. It demystifies technical and chart analysis and gives you the tools you need to identify trading patterns ― and pounce!
This friendly, practical, guide explains candlestick charting and technical analysis in plain English. In no time, you’ll be working with common candlestick patterns, analyzing trading patterns, predicting market behavior, and making your smartest trades ever. You’ll discover the advantages candlestick has over other charting methods and learn the secrets of combining it with other technical indicators. You’ll also get familiar with different ways to display and interpret price action, including trend lines, support levels, resistance levels, moving averages, and complex indicators.

Discover how to:

Construct candlestick charts
Identify and interpret basic patterns
Trade in bull and bear markets
Work with complex patterns and indicators
Avoid False signals
Understand the components of market activity
Deal with bullish or bearish single-stick, two stick, and multistick patterns
Identify and interpret complex patterns
Use indicators to determine the market
Outperform the market in any conditions

Don’t know whether to grab the bull by the horns or just grin and bear it? Read Candlestick Charting For Dummies and get it right the first time.