Basic Finance: An Introduction to Financial Institutions, Investments and Management / Edition 10

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BASIC FINANCE: AN INTRODUCTION TO FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS, INVESTMENTS & MANAGEMENT offers a proven "modular" approach to help users learn finance concepts quickly and easily. The text offers a strong finance foundation focusing on Internet resources and sample number problems, cases, and calculator solutions using a Microsoft Excel appendix. The text introduces the time value of money using three approaches to reinforce the concept—interest tables, financial calculator keystrokes, and investment analysis calculator software created specifically for the Mayo books.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781111820633
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • Publication date: 3/25/2011
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 10
  • Pages: 720
  • Sales rank: 378,536
  • Product dimensions: 7.30 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 1.20 (d)

Meet the Author

Dr. Herbert Mayo teaches finance at The College of New Jersey and is a former Director of Accreditation. A well-respected author and experienced educator, he has written several successful books focusing on critical finance issues and today's investment opportunities. He earned his PhD from Rutgers University and his undergraduate degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

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Table of Contents

Preface. Part I: FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS. 1. An Introduction to Basic Finance. 2. The Role of Financial Markets and Financial Intermediaries. 3 .Investment Banking. 4. Securities Markets. 5. The Federal Reserve. 6. International Currency Flows. Part II: FINANCIAL TOOLS. 7. The Time Value of Money. 8. Risk and Its Measurement. 9. Analysis of Financial Statements. Part III: INVESTMENTS. 10. The Features of Stock. 11. Stock Valuation. 12. The Features of Long-Term Debts—Bonds. 13. Bond Pricing and Yields. 14. Preferred Stock. 15. Convertible Securities. 16. Investment Returns. 17. Investment Companies. Part IV: CORPORATE FINANCE. 18. Forms of Business and Corporate Taxation. 19. Break-Even Analysis and the Payback Period. 20. Leverage. 21. Cost of Capital. 22. Capital Budgeting. 23. Forecasting. 24. Cash Budgeting. 25. Management of Current Assets. 26. Management of Short-Term Liabilities. 27. Intermediate-Term Debt and Leasing. Part V: DERIVATIVES. 28. Options: Puts and Calls. 29. Futures and Swaps. Appendix A: Interest Factors for the Future Value of One Dollar. Appendix B: Interest Factors for the Present Value of One Dollar. Appendix C: Interest Factors for the Future Value of an Annuity of One Dollar. Appendix D: Interest Factors for the Present Value of an Annuity of One Dollar. Appendix E: Using Excel to Solve Financial Problems. Appendix F: Answers to Selected Problems.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 4, 2013

    This is a terrible text book. The example that are given are poo

    This is a terrible text book. The example that are given are poorly explained for a text book titled BASIC finance...I end up having to research the financial concepts elsewhere in order to get through the homework problems. On the flip side, if you have taken finance courses in the past or have a background in finance, then this text would likely make perfect sense to you...for me, not so much.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 20, 2013

    Not sure if its the book or just my aptitude for finance, but I

    Not sure if its the book or just my aptitude for finance, but I can't wrap my head around a darn thing this book says. Blah Blah Blah is all I am reading. I read articles about finance online and  that is all that is getting me through this class. Bummed I had to pay so much money for a class and book that I am getting nothing out of. 

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