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Understanding Finance A No-Nonsense Companion to Financial Tools and Techniques

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ISBN-10: 027373802X

ISBN-13: 9780273738022

Edition: 2nd 2011 (Revised)

Authors: Javier Estrada

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Book details

List price: $29.99
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: Pearson Education, Limited
Publication date: 5/12/2011
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 432
Size: 6.70" wide x 9.30" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.924
Language: English

Javier Estrada holds an M.S. in Finance and a Ph.D. in Economics both from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He is currently an associate professor at the IESE Business School in Barcelona, Spain; the co-editor of the Emerging Markets Review; and a wealth management advisor at Sports Global Consulting. He has published extensively in international journals, written many cases for class discussion, and lectured throughout the world.

Publisher's acknowledgments
Preface to the second edition
Preface to the first edition
Risk and return
Returns I: Basic concepts
Returns II: Mean returns
Risk I: Total risk
Risk and return I: Portfolios
Risk II: Diversification
Risk III: Systematic risk
Risk and return II: CAPM and the cost of capital
Risk and return III: The three-factor model
Risk IV: Downside risk
Risk and return IV: Risk-adjusted returns
Risk and return V: Portfolio optimization
Risk and return VI: The long term
Valuation
Stocks I: The dividend discount model
Stocks II: The WACC model
Stocks III: Other DCF models
Stocks IV: Reverse valuation
Stocks V: Relative valuation
Bonds I: Prices and yields
Bonds II: Default risk and market risk
Bonds III: Duration and convexity
Other important topics
NPV and IRR
Real options
Corporate value creation
Options
Futures and forwards
Currencies
Statistical background
Stats I: Summary statistics
Stats II: Normality
Stats III: Non-normality
Stats IV: Regression analysis
Index