Introduction to the book by Burlakov M.V.
"Как достичь эффективности инвестиций

(How to achieve efficiency of investments)"

This book will certainly interest those who wish to make money on their own or alien investments by ensuring their effectiveness. The term "investment efficiency" is used here in the broadest sense of the word and means the best solution for investor of problem of extracting by him benefits from the amount of money which he is ready to give away.

In practice this problem is complex and multifaceted. It is not just reduced to the selection of the investing objects from their given totality, on acquisition of which the investor could earn as much as possible. Indeed, the available for investor a set of such objects (in the book they are called sources of income, or short — SI) may be either unpromising or difficult to forecast in terms of their real profitability. In such cases, from solving by investor of a task of choosing those or other SI will be of little use. Therefore, the larger number and variety of SI, to which the investor will have access, the more he will have objective information about these sources and, at last, the more clearer he will formulate his interest in the investment, the more effective for him this investment can be.

Let us now look at the problem of efficiency of investments from the other side. After all, its successful solution is important not only for investors, but also for those who are in need of investments both for creating their new sources of income, and for sales of existing ones by which they possess. How to make so that in solution of this problem would benefit two sides of the investment process, namely: SI "buyers" (potential investors) and SI "sellers" (their owners and creators)? Considered in the book the ways to solve the problems of investments efficiency aimed at to meet interests of both of these sides.

How to make effective investment for a common person who understands nothing in problems of investing, but would like to invest his free money in something on what he can make good money? To do this, the author proposes to establish the public network services that would solve these tasks for all potential investors, regardless of their level of competence.

The book not only presents different methods and practical recommendations on solving the problem of achieving efficient investments, but also describes the unique software tools: LIS IO 1.3 and NIS IO 1.3 (here: LIS local instrumental system; IO investments optimization; NIS network instrumental system), developed by the author, which are specifically intended to solve tasks of finding effective investment strategies.

With the help of these tools, as well as of those their future versions, which are currently under development (they are also mentioned in the book), you can solve a variety of tasks to achieve the efficiency of both your own and alien investments. In particular, you can find themselves effective investment strategies, using the free lite version of program LIS IO 1.3, attached to the book, can create on your website a paid network service based on the program NIS OI 1.3 on solving such tasks by investors themselves, finally, can try to establish a management investment company, purposed for efficient service of many investors and persons in need of investment.

A few words about the structure of the book, that consists of seven chapters.

Chapter 1 "Acquaintance with standard investments" describes the widespread class of standard investments, the problem of increasing their efficiency is the subject of this book. There are also given many examples of such investments.

Chapter 2 "Criteria of efficiency of standard investments" deals with the issues of evaluating effectiveness of standard investments. Indeed, before solving a  task of finding an investment strategy, it is necessary to determine according to what criteria should assess the effectiveness of the needed strategy.

Chapter 3 "Organization of solving tasks of finding effective investment strategies" is dedicated to the important from a practical standpoint the problem of organizing the process of solving tasks of finding effective investment strategies applied to standard investments.

Chapter 4 "Mathematical methods of finding effective investment strategies" intended for those advanced readers who are interested in mathematical methods underlying different tasks of finding effective investment strategies. The presented here material will allow you not only ensure the correct application of these methods in practice, but also to learn how to use them for your own purposes by creating a new program toolkit for solving investment tasks required for you.

Chapter 5 "Acquaintance with programs LIS IO 1.3 and NIS IO 1.3" gives a description of the local and network instrumental systems to optimize investments of version 1.3, developed under the leadership and with direct participation of the author. These systems are designed to find effective investment strategies. For each of them are presented technical specifications, file structure and user interface, as well as described in detail the operating procedure.

Chapter 6 "Examples of solving investment tasks with the help of LIS IO 1.3 and NIS IO 1.3" describes in detail the following three solved demonstration task of finding effective investment strategies in different applied areas: a) "Optimization of purchase and sale of piece goods", b) "Optimization of purchase of apartments for their rent, "and c) "Optimization of a stock portfolio".

Chapter 7 "Prospects for development of LIS IO and NIS IO" is devoted to those software tools of finding effective investment strategies which the author is planning to develop in the near future. In particular, it outlines the new features the next two versions of the software systems LIS OI and NIS OI, as well as prospects for development of the network instrumental system of optimizing investments, intended for a management investment company, and of the software tools of expenses optimization, which can be widely used in online trade.

At the end of each of these chapters are the questions for self-check, which will allow you to control the degree of mastering the material contained in them.

The attached to book CD-ROM contains the lite version of program LIS IO 1.3, that differs from its full-scale version by only the decreased allowable number of phase states of an optimized investment process.

The book is intended for a wide range of readers interested in the problems of achieving efficiency of investments.