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Corporate Governance and Risk: A Systems Approach

ISBN: 978-0-471-44547-0
212 pages
August 2003
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Decision-making and corporate governance have always been important functions in a company, but never more so than in the current post-Enron/Andersen business environment. This book acts as a framework for corporate officers and senior-level executives who need to redesign their own decision-making, risk, and governance processes. The approaches have been successfully proven in a number of leading companies, whose case studies are included in the book.
Offers up to date coverage of an increasingly important topic, citing a proven approach that draws from leading companies and provides a composite of what not to do based on companies like Anderson and Enron.
Author very active in conference circles, addressing thousands in industry events.
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Preface.

Introduction.

CHAPTER 1: Order from Chaos.

A discussion of market behavior—how it is affected by human emotions and by economic supply and demand. The Action/Reaction theory of a natural cycle that circulates throughout the market.

CHAPTER 2: What Is a Reaction Swing?

The Reaction swing is the central point where the Action ends and the Reaction begins. Rules to identify Reaction swings and to project future turning points in the market.

CHAPTER 3: “Swing Trading” the Reaction Swing.

Using the Reaction swing to identify short-term trading signals. Rules for entry. Target projections based on time and price.

CHAPTER 4: The Reaction Cycle.

Market trends will unfold through an identifiable pattern called the Reaction cycle. How to identify each segment of this cycle from beginning to end.

CHAPTER 5: Reaction Lines.

Projecting target prices using Action/Reaction lines.

CHAPTER 6: The Price Is Right.

Where and when is the right time to exit a trade? An easy method to determine when the price is right.

CHAPTER 7: Reversal Dates and the Gann Fan.

Reversal dates are based on a natural cycle that circulates through the market. How natural support and resistance levels can work in conjunction with the Reversal dates.

CHAPTER 8: Market Tells.

Price patterns exhibit specific characteristics. How these patterns foretell future market action.

CHAPTER 9: Time, Price, and Pattern Working Together.

Combining time and price projections with price patterns to confirm entry and exit signals.

CHAPTER 10: When the Patterns Do Not Match Exactly.

Nothing works 100 percent of the time. What to do when the patterns do not match exactly.

CHAPTER 11: Bullish and Bearish Divergence.

Another technical indicator used to identify trend exhaustion.

CHAPTER 12: When You Can’t Find the Cycle.

An alternative use of the Reaction swing. A testimony for the versatility of the Reaction swing. Using one Reaction swing to project several future Reversal dates.

CHAPTER 13: Long-Term Trend versus Short-Term Trend.

Long-term trends are often connected by a specific pattern. How to identify the long-term trends using the A-B-C pattern.

CHAPTER 14: When Is the Price Right?

Price can exceed time when unexpected events surprise the market. How the Action/Reaction lines establish predetermined exit targets.

CHAPTER 15: Stocks.

Applying the Reaction swing methodology to individual stocks.

CHAPTER 16: Knowledge Is Power.

The best investment that you can make is investment in yourself. The market knowledge that will give you the edge.

CHAPTER 17: Some Final Words.

Words of wisdom.

Resources for Traders.

APPENDIX: Charting Basics.

What you should know about bar charts.

Index.

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JOHN C. (JACK) SHAW, former vice chairman of Deloitte & Touche, acts as a senior advisor in the area of enterprise risk management to the firm. From 1998 through 2000, Shaw was dean and special assistant to the president of the Peter F. Drucker Graduate School of Management at Claremont Graduate University, in Claremont, California.
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