Investments Analysis and Management

ISBN-10: 0471169595
ISBN-13: 9780471169598
Edition: 6th 1998
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Description: This introductory investments text focuses on providing a solid foundation in the field of investments. Boxed inserts present current material from the popular press, and there are sections containing questions for chartered financial analysts.

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Book details

List price: $89.95
Edition: 6th
Copyright year: 1998
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date: 10/13/1997
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 720
Size: 8.50" wide x 10.50" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 3.234

This introductory investments text focuses on providing a solid foundation in the field of investments. Boxed inserts present current material from the popular press, and there are sections containing questions for chartered financial analysts.

Background
Understanding Investments
The Nature of Investments
The Importance of Studying Investments
Understanding the Investment Decision Process
Important Considerations in the Investment Decision Process for Today's Investors
Organizing the Text
Summary
The Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) Program
Investment Alternatives
Organizing Financial Assets
Nonmarketable Financial Assets
Money Market Securities
Fixed-Income Securities
Equity Securities
Derivative Securities
Summary
Taxes and Investing
Indirect Investing
Investing Indirectly
What Is an Investment Company?
Types of Investment Companies
Major Types of Mutual Funds
The Mechanics of Investing Indirectly
Investment Company Performance
Investing Internationally Through Investment Companies
Exchange-Traded Funds (ETFs)
The Future of Indirect Investing
Summary
Obtaining Information on Investment Companies
Securities Markets
The Importance of Financial Markets
The Primary Markets
The Secondary Markets
U.S. Securities Markets for the Trading of Equities
The Changing Securities Markets
The Globalization of Securities Markets
Summary
Stock Market Indexes
How Securities Are Traded
Brokerage Transactions
How Orders Work
Investor Protection in the Securities Markets
Margin
Short Sales
Summary
The Details of Margin Accounts
Portfolio and Capital Market Theory
The Returns and Risks from Investing
Return
Risk
Measuring Returns
Taking a Global Perspective
Measuring Risk
Realized Returns and Risks from Investing
Summary
Portfolio Theory
Dealing with Uncertainty
Portfolio Return and Risk
Analyzing Portfolio Risk
Modern Portfolio Theory (MPT)
Measuring Comovements in Security Returns
Calculating Portfolio Risk
Efficient Portfolios
Summary
Portfolio Selection
Building a Portfolio Using Markowitz Principles
Alternative Methods of Obtaining the Efficient Frontier
Selecting Optimal Asset Classes--The Asset Allocation Decision
The Impact of Diversification on Risk
The Implications of the Markowitz Portfolio Model
Summary
Asset Pricing Models
Capital Market Theory
The Equilibrium Return-Risk Tradeoff
Estimating the SML
Tests of the CAPM
Arbitrage Pricing Theory
Some Conclusions About Asset Pricing
Summary
Common Stocks: Analysis, Valuation, and Management
Common Stock Valuation
Discounted Cash-Flow Techniques
Relative Valuation Techniques
Which Approach to Use?
Bursting the Bubble on New Economy Stocks--A Lesson in Valuation
Some Final Thoughts on Valuation
Summary
The Constant-Growth Version of the Dividend Discount Model
The Analysis and Valuation of Preferred Stock
Common Stocks: Analysis and Strategy
Taking a Global Perspective
Analyzing Some Important Issues Involving Common Stocks
Building Stock Portfolios
The Passive Strategy
The Active Strategy
Approaches for Analyzing and Selecting Stocks
A Framework for Fundamental Analysis
Summary
Market Efficiency
The Concept of an Efficient Market
Evidence on Market Efficiency
Implications of the Efficient Market Hypothesis
Evidence of Market Anomalies
Some Conclusions About Market Efficiency
Summary
Security Analysis
Economy/Market Analysis
Taking a Global Perspective
Assessing the Economy
Understanding the Stock Market
Making Market Forecasts
Summary
Published Information About the Economy--Government Publications
Sector/Industry Analysis
What Is an Industry?
The Importance of Industry/Sector Analysis
Analyzing Sectors/Industries
Using Sector/Industry Analysis as an Investor
Summary
Sources of Industry Information
Company Analysis
Fundamental Analysis
The Accounting Aspects of Earnings
Analyzing a Company's Profitability
Earnings Estimates
The P/E Ratio
Fundamental Security Analysis in Practice
Summary
Sources of Information for Common Stocks
Technical Analysis
What Is Technical Analysis?
Stock Price and Volume Techniques
Technical Indicators
Testing Technical Analysis Strategies
The Ebb and Flow of Technical Analysis
Some Conclusions About Technical Analysis
Summary
Fixed-Income Securities: Analysis, Valuation, and Management
Bond Yields and Prices
Bond Yields
Bond Prices
Bond Price Changes
Summary
Convertible Bonds
Bonds: Analysis and Strategy
Why Buy Bonds?
Important Considerations in Managing a Bond Portfolio
Bond Strategies
Building a Fixed-Income Portolio
Summary
Derivative Securities
Options
Why Have Derivative Securities?
Introduction
Understanding Options
Payoffs and Profits from Basic Option Positions
Some Basic Options Strategies
Option Valuation
An Investor's Perspective on Puts and Calls
Stock-Index Options
Summary
Spreads and Combinations
Warrants
Futures
Understanding Futures Markets
The Structure of Futures Markets
The Mechanics of Trading
Using Futures Contracts
Financial Futures
Summary
Futures Options
Investment Management
Portfolio Management
Portfolio Management as a Process
Formulate an Appropriate Investment Policy
Determine and Quantify Capital Market Expectations
Developing and Implementing Investing Strategies
Monitor Market Conditions and Investor Circumstances
Rebalancing the Portfolio
Performance Measurement
Summary
Evaluation of Investment Performance
Framework for Evaluating Portfolio Performance
Return and Risk Considerations
Risk-Adjusted Measures of Performance
Problems with Portfolio Measurement
Other Issues in Performance Evaluation
Summary
Glossary
Interest Tables
Index

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