Applied Portfolio Management How University of Kansas Students Generate Alpha to Beat the Street

ISBN-10: 0470041722
ISBN-13: 9780470041727
Edition: 2008
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Description: An active approach to investing that has dramatically outperformed the stock market Applied Portfolio Management explains the critical skills it takes to become a financial analyst and an active stock investor. Presenting the class notes and  More...

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Book details

List price: $75.00
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date: 4/4/2008
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 282
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.100
Language: English

An active approach to investing that has dramatically outperformed the stock market Applied Portfolio Management explains the critical skills it takes to become a financial analyst and an active stock investor. Presenting the class notes and actual results of the Applied Portfolio Management program at the University of Kansas School of Business--which has outperformed the market in dramatic fashion over its history--this book offers readers real-world investment experience; introduces them to various styles of investing; and teaches them the fundamentals of valuation and investing. Catherine Shenoy, PhD, MBA (Lawrence, KS) is Director of the Applied Portfolio Management program at the University of Kansas School of Business. Kent McCarthy, MBA, CPA (Incline Village, NV) is President and Chief Investment Officer of Jayhawk Capital Management.

Preface
Acknowledgments
Introduction to the Applied Portfolio Management Class
APM History
In the Beginning
How Do Beginning Investors Think?
Student Groups: Short-Term Investing and Portfolio Contests
Getting Close to the Information
Onions, Poker, and Ants
What about the Ants?
Things to Come
APM Guidelines
Professional Money Managers
Tactical Asset Allocation and Sector Benchmarking
APM Approach
Wrapping Up
Conventional Wisdom
Diversification and Risk
Efficient Markets
Wrapping Up
How Students Find an Investment Edge
Build Your Own Information Network
Neglected Firms
Surface Analysis
Wrapping Up
Alpha, Sigma, Beta: APM's Risk and Reward
Risk-Return Trade-off
Other Risk Measures
Wrapping Up
Risk and Return Calculations
Building an Investment Case
Many Ways to Be a Successful Investor
Common Traits of Successful Investors
APM's Philosophy
LSB Industries
Wrapping Up
Prepping for a Case
Getting Started
Understand the Business
Ready to Write the Case
10-K Requirements
Writing a Case
Case Format
Description
Investment Thesis
Next Steps
Gazing into the Crystal Ball: Pro Forma Statements
Pro Forma Financial Statements and Free Cash Flow
Building a Pro Forma
Next Steps
Valuation
Relative Valuation
Discounted Cash Flow Valuation
Investing Is Dynamic
Discounted Cash Flow Formulas
Class Specials
Investing in China
Financial Systems in China
Raising Equity in China
Company Example: China Green
Wrapping Up
It's a Big World (After All)
Interceramic
World Commodities
Wrapping Up
Valero's Numbers
Local Biases
American Italian Pasta
Novastar Financial
Inergy, L.P. and Inergy Holdings, L.P.
Tortoise Capital Advisors (and More about Inergy)
Wrapping Up
Making Corporate Governance Pay
Board Issues
Corporate Activists
Wrapping Up
It's All about Who You Know
APM Students
APM Speakers
The Last Word
Index

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