Introduction to Investments / Edition 1

Introduction to Investments / Edition 1

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by Haim Levy
     
 

Introduction to Investments covers risks, returns, and the investment process; alternative investment instruments; the investment environments; an introduction to analysis and valuation technique; and an introduction to portfolio management. This text helps readers gain insight into potential careers and develop the critical thinking skills necessary in today's

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Introduction to Investments covers risks, returns, and the investment process; alternative investment instruments; the investment environments; an introduction to analysis and valuation technique; and an introduction to portfolio management. This text helps readers gain insight into potential careers and develop the critical thinking skills necessary in today's business world. This edition features one entire chapter on careers, regional and city supplements providing local economic conditions and employment opportunities, and coverage of current topics.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780538859981
Publisher:
Cengage Learning
Publication date:
10/10/1995
Series:
South-Western Series in Finance Series
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
983

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Table of Contents

I. THE INVESTMENT ENVIRONMENT. 1. Introduction. 2. Bonds, Stocks, and Other Financial Securities. 3. Security Markets. 4. Regulation and Ethics. II. RETURN AND RISK. 5. Calculating Rates of Return. 6. Foundation of Risk Analysis. 7. Portfolio Mean and Variance. 8. The Gain From Portfolio Diversification. 9. International Investment. III. EQUILIBRIUM PRICE DETERMINATION AND PERFORMANCE MEASUREMENT. 10. Risk and Return: The Linear Relationships and the CAPM. 11. Index Models and the Arbitrage Pricing Theory. 12. Efficient Markets: Theory and Empirical Evidence. 13. Technical Analysis. 14. Investment Companies and Mutual Funds. 15. Performance Measurement. IV. SECURITY ANALYSIS. 16. Interest Rates and Bond Valuation. 17. Bonds - Analysis and Management. 18. Common Stocks - Valuation. 19. Common Stock Selection. 20. Market and Industry Analysis. 21. Financial Statement Analysis. V. OPTIONS, FUTURES, AND FINANCIAL ENGINEERING. 22. Options - Basics and Strategies. 23. Valuing Stock Options. 24. Futures. 25. Financial Engineering.

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