Finance / Edition 1

Finance / Edition 1

by Zvi Bodie, Robert C. Merton
     
 

This significant new guide to finance has a broader scope and greater emphasis on general principles than most other books of its kind, which typically focus exclusively on corporate finance. Acclaimed authors Bodie and Merton offer an approach balanced among the three "pillars" of finance—optimization over time, asset valuation, and risk management.

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This significant new guide to finance has a broader scope and greater emphasis on general principles than most other books of its kind, which typically focus exclusively on corporate finance. Acclaimed authors Bodie and Merton offer an approach balanced among the three "pillars" of finance—optimization over time, asset valuation, and risk management. Encompasses all subfields of finance within a single unifying conceptual framework. Offers the "big picture" of resource allocation over time under conditions of uncertainty. Focuses on personal finance topics, such as saving and investing, as well as asset valuation. Provides spreadsheet modeling exercises in the accompanying Prentice Hall Finance Center CD. MARKET: Ideal for executives or for anyone seeking a solid understanding and overview of the field of finance.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780130151025
Publisher:
Pearson
Publication date:
08/05/1999
Edition description:
BK&CD ROM
Pages:
479
Product dimensions:
8.20(w) x 10.30(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

Ch. 1What Is Finance?1
Ch. 2The Financial System21
Ch. 3Interpreting and Forecasting Financial Statements63
Ch. 4The Time Value of Money and Discounted Cash Flow Analysis101
Ch. 5Life-Cycle Financial Planning143
Ch. 6How to Analyze Investment Projects165
Ch. 7Principles of Asset Valuation193
Ch. 8Valuation of Known Cash Flows: Bonds215
Ch. 9Valuation of Common Stocks234
Ch. 10An Overview of Risk Management255
Ch. 11Hedging, Insuring, and Diversifying284
Ch. 12Choosing an Investment Portfolio318
Ch. 13The Capital Asset Pricing Model343
Ch. 14Forward and Futures Prices360
Ch. 15Options and Contingent Claims383
Ch. 16Capital Structure417
Ch. 17Finance and Corporate Strategy443

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