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Management of Investments

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ISBN-10: 0070218188

ISBN-13: 9780070218185

Edition: 3rd

Authors: Jack C. Francis

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This successful investments title has been rewritten for ease and clarity, and is designed to serve as an undergraduate text for courses in investments and finance. This updated edition includes major new investment products and the recent behaviour of financial markets. Theory chapters are now grouped at the end of the book. The international nature of investing is discussed in a number of chapters, and the divergent nature of stock markets in 23 countries is compared and contrasted. The Portfolio Analysis and Capital Market Theory chapters remain comprehensive and there is a unique chapter on taxes and law.
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Book details

Edition: 3rd
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies, The
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 832
Size: 7.60" wide x 9.60" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 2.948
Language: English

Preface
Investment Opportunitiesp. 1
Introductionp. 3
Appendix 1A The Geometric Mean Returnp. 27
Appendix 1B Employment Opportunities in Investmentsp. 30
Debt Securitiesp. 34
Equity and Asset-Backed Securitiesp. 56
The Market Placep. 81
Securities Marketsp. 83
Measures of Market Price Movementsp. 122
Appendix 5A Correlationp. 145
Regulating Securities Marketsp. 147
Federal Taxesp. 170
Financial Analysisp. 197
Investment Information Sourcesp. 199
Analysis of Financial Statementsp. 228
The Default-Risk Factorp. 259
The Interest Rate Risk Factorp. 281
Bond Selectionp. 300
Common Stock Analysisp. 331
Analyzing Earningsp. 360
Analysis of More Risk Factorsp. 379
Technical Analysisp. 381
The Efficient Markets Hypothesisp. 400
The Market Risk Factorp. 426
Purchasing-Power Risk and Other Risk Factorsp. 450
Management Risk and Other Risk Factorsp. 472
Making Buy-Sell Decisionsp. 490
Diversificationp. 511
Options, Warrants, and Convertiblesp. 513
Appendix 21A The Black-Scholes Call Option Pricing Formulap. 543
Appendix 21B The Put-Call Parity Formulap. 547
Commodity Futuresp. 549
Investing in Real Assetsp. 570
Portfolio Analysisp. 593
Capital Market Theoryp. 616
Arbitrage Pricing Theoryp. 635
International Investingp. 652
Investment Performance Evaluationp. 671
Appendix A Computer Software and Datap. A-1
Appendix B Investments Analysis with Hand-Held Calculatorsp. B-1
Appendix C Answers to Problems and Questionsp. C-1
Glossaryp. G-1
Indexesp. I-1
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