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Fundamentals of Investing helps students make informed investment decisions in their personal and professional lives by providing a solid foundation of core concepts and tools. Gitman/Joehnk/Smart use practical, hands-on applications to introduce the topics and techniques used by both personal investors and money managers. The authors integrate a consistent framework based on learning goals to keep students focused on what is most important in each chapter. Students leave the course with the necessary information for developing, implementing, and monitoring a successful investment program.
The eleventh edition addresses the current financial crisis and the impact it has made on the markets.
Part One: Preparing to Invest
Chapter 1: The Investment Environment Chapter 2: Securities Markets and Transaction Chapter 3: Investment Information and Securities Transactions
Part Two: important Conceptual Tools
Chapter 4: Return and Risk Appendix 4A: The Time Value of Money Chapter 5: Modern Portfolio Concepts
Part Three: Investing in Common Stocks
Chapter 6: Common Stocks Chapter 7: Analyzing Common Stocks Chapter 8: Stock Valuation Chapter 9: Market Efficiency, Behavioral Finance, and Technical Analysis
Part Four: Investing in Fixed-Income
Chapter 10: Fixed-Income Securities Chapter 11: Bond Valuation
Part Five: Portfolio Management
Chapter 12: Mutual Funds: Professionally Managed Portfolios Chapter 13: Managing Your Own Portfolio
Part Six: Derivative Securities
Chapter 14: Options: Puts and Calls Chapter 15: Commodities and Financial Futures