Handbook of Financial Instruments (The Frank J. Fabozzi Series #3) / Edition 1

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One of the most important decisions you as an investor willencounter is how to allocate your funds among the wide range offinancial instruments currently available. That decision requiresan understanding of the investment characteristics of all assetclasses-not just a few of them. The Handbook of FinancialInstruments explores the basic features of each instrumentintroduced, explains their risk characteristics, and examines themarkets in which they trade. Written by experts in their respectivefields, this book arms individual investors as well asinstitutional investors with the knowledge to choose andeffectively use many of the financial instruments available in themarket today.

Frank Fabozzi has assembled a team of financial experts who areready to instruct and advise you on every aspect of these financialinstruments, but before they do so, you will receive a basic primeron financial assets and financial markets; the fundamentals ofinvesting; and the proper methodology for computing investmentreturns.

After clarifying these important investment issues, The Handbook ofFinancial Instruments moves on to provide comprehensive coverage ofa broad range of financial instruments, including:
* Common stock
* Fixed income securities including mortgage-backed andasset-backed securities
* Mutual funds and exchange-traded funds
* Stable value products such as traditional guaranteed investmentcontracts (GICs)
* Investment-oriented life insurance products such as cash valuelife insurance and annuities
* Hedge funds and private equity funds
* Real estate investments

You'll also learn how to use derivative instruments such as forwardcontracts, options, futures options, swaps, caps, and floors tocontrol risk within any type of portfolio.

The Handbook of Financial Instruments provides the mostcomprehensive coverage of financial instruments that has ever beenassembled in a single volume. This book fully explains financialinstruments and their characteristics, so you can make smarterinvestment choices by constructing a portfolio with a risk-returnprofile that is most likely to fulfill your investment objectives.Take this opportunity to broaden your investment horizons and learnhow to grow and manage a portfolio with a wide variety of provenfinancial instruments.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780471220923
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 8/28/2002
  • Series: Frank J. Fabozzi Series , #3
  • Edition description: First Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 847
  • Sales rank: 1,528,834
  • Product dimensions: 6.22 (w) x 9.23 (h) x 1.77 (d)

Meet the Author

FRANK J. FABOZZI, PhD, CFA, is Editor of the Journal of Portfolio Management and an Adjunct Professor of Finance at Yale University's School of Management. Dr. Fabozzi is on the board of directors of the Guardian Life family of funds and the BlackRock complex of funds. He is an Advisory Analyst for Global Asset Management (GAM) with responsibilities as Consulting Director for portfolio construction, risk control, and evaluation. He earned a doctorate in economics from the City University of New York in 1972 and, in 1994, received an honorary doctorate of humane letters from Nova Southeastern University. Dr. Fabozzi is a Fellow of the International

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Table of Contents


Contributing Authors.

Chapter 1. Overview of Financial Instruments (Frank J.Fabozzi).

Chapter 2. Fundamentals of Investing (Frank J. Fabozzi).

Chapter 3. Calculating Investment Returns (Bruce Feibel).

Chapter 4. Common Stock (Frank J. Fabozzi, et al.).

Chapter 5. Sources of Information for Investing in Common Stock(Pamela P. Peterson and Frank J. Fabozzi).

Chapter 6. Money Market Instruments (Frank J. Fabozzi, etal.).

Chapter 7. U.S. Treasury Securities (Frank J. Fabozzi and MichaelJ. Fleming).

Chapter 8. Inflation-Indexed Bonds (John B. Brynjolfsson).

Chapter 9. Federal Agency Securities (Frank J. Fabozzi and GeorgeP. Kegler).

Chapter 10. Municipal Securities (Frank J. Fabozzi).

Chapter 11. Corporate Bonds (Frank J. Fabozzi).

Chapter 12. Preferred Stock (Steven V. Mann and Frank J.Fabozzi).

Chapter 13. Emerging Markets Debt (Maria Mednikov Loucks, etal.).

Chapter 14. Agency Mortgage-Backed Securities (Frank J. Fabozzi andDavid Yuen).

Chapter 15. Nonagency MBS and Real Estate-Backed ABS (Frank J.Fabozzi and John Dunlevy).

Chapter 16. Commercial Mortgage-Backed Securities (Joseph F.DeMichele, et al.).

Chapter 17. Non-Real Estate Asset-Backed Securities (Frank J.Fabozzi and Thomas A. Zimmerman).

Chapter 18. Credit Card ABS (John N. McElravey).

Chapter 19. Leveraged Loans (Steven Miller).

Chapter 20. Collateralized Debt Obligations (Laurie S. Goodman andFrank J. Fabozzi).

Chapter 21. Investment Companies (Frank J. Jones and Frank J.Fabozzi).

Chapter 22. Exchange-Traded Funds and Their Competitors (Gary L.Gastineau).

Chapter 23. Stable-Value Pension Investments (John R. Caswell andKarl P. Tourville).

Chapter 24. Investment-Oriented Life Insurance (Frank J.Jones).

Chapter 25. Hedge Funds (Mark J. P. Anson).

Chapter 26. Private Equity (Mark J. P. Anson).

Chapter 27. Real Estate Investment (Susan Hudson-Wilson).

Chapter 28. Equity Derivatives (Bruce M. Collins and Frank J.Fabozzi).

Chapter 29. Interest Rate Derivatives (Frank J. Fabozzi and StevenV. Mann).

Chapter 30. Mortgage Swaps (David Yuen and Frank J. Fabozzi).

Chapter 31. Credit Derivatives (Moorad Choudhry).

Chapter 32. Managed Futures (Mark J. P. Anson).


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