Investment Pricing Methods: A Guide for Accounting and Financial Professionals / Edition 1 by Patrick Casabona, Robert M. Traficanti | | 9780471177401 | Hardcover | Barnes & Noble
Investment Pricing Methods: A Guide for Accounting and Financial Professionals / Edition 1

Investment Pricing Methods: A Guide for Accounting and Financial Professionals / Edition 1

by Patrick Casabona, Robert M. Traficanti
     
 

ISBN-10: 0471177407

ISBN-13: 9780471177401

Pub. Date: 12/21/2001

Publisher: Wiley

This book on investment pricing methods provides accounting and financial professionals and academics with a practical understanding of how investment analysts price common investments, such as commercial mortgages, private placement-bonds, mortgage-backed securities, private and public equities, derivatives, and joint ventures.

Authors Casabona and Traficanti

Overview

This book on investment pricing methods provides accounting and financial professionals and academics with a practical understanding of how investment analysts price common investments, such as commercial mortgages, private placement-bonds, mortgage-backed securities, private and public equities, derivatives, and joint ventures.

Authors Casabona and Traficanti provide explanations and easy-to-follow illustrations of investment pricings in order to reinforce valuation concepts and help accountants apply those concepts to more complicated investments that are found in the marketplace. They show how investors are compensated for assuming risks and how this impacts pricing. Such in-depth discussions will allow accountants to understand the inputs used in appropriate investment pricing models (including the basic valuation formula), how changing market conditions impact fair values, and why certain internal control processes are important in arriving at accurate and consistent pricing estimates for investments. The book also illustrates common derivative hedging transactions to help the reader understand how derivatives are used to reduce risk and achieve other objectives.

Detailed coverage of the five elements that professionals use to price private investments is provided:

• Estimation of future cash flows

• Expectation about variations in the amount or timing of future cash flows

• Time value of money as represented by the risk-free rate of interest

• Price for bearing the uncertainty in the asset or liability

• Other factors such as illiquidity and market imperfections

Investment Pricing Methods offers readers a sound understanding of the fundamentals of investment pricing procedures and helps them apply these techniques to investment pricing calculations observed in practice. Suitable for professionals and academics of various experience levels, the book offers both fundamental concepts in pricing methods and advanced coverage of particular techniques.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780471177401
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
12/21/2001
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
384
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

Preface.

Acknowledgments.

1 Pricing Concepts and the Term Structure of Interest Rates.

Introduction.

Present Value Formula.

Duration and Other Fixed-Income Pricing Concepts.

Concluding Remarks.

Notes.

Appendix A: Calculation of U.S. Treasury Bond Yield Curve.

Appendix B: Eurodollar Futures Yields.

2 Fixed-Income Pricing Matrix and Decomposing Yields.

Introduction.

Determining the Discount Rate.

Credit Rating Categories and Determination.

Processes for Decomposing Bond Yields.

Normalized-Yield Pricing Matrix.

Concluding Remarks.

Notes.

3 Public Corporate Bonds, Private-Placement Bonds, and Whole Commercial Mortgages.

Introduction.

Key Terminology.

Publicly Issued Corporate Bonds.

Public Corporate Bond Pricing.

Private-Placement Bonds.

Valuing a Private-Placement Bond.

Pricing Bonds that Have Sinking-Fund Payment Requirements.

Pricing Defaulted Bonds.

Whole Commercial Mortgage Loans.

Valuing a Whole Commercial Mortgage Loan.

Monetary Default Scenarios.

Notes.

Appendix C: Bloomberg-Yield to Call Data.

Appendix D: Selected Portions of BondCalc (r) Brochures.

4 Mortgage-Backed and Asset-Backed Securities.

Introduction.

Evolution of the Mortgage-Backed Securities Market.

Mortgage-Backed Securities.

Collateralized Mortgage Obligations.

Bloomberg Median Prepayments.

Stripped Securities.

Private-Placement Asset-Backed Securities.

Concluding Remarks.

Notes.

5 Privately Held Equity.

Introduction.

Equity Volatility.

Pricing Equity Issues.

Common Equity Pricing Models Used by Investment Analysts.

Price-Multiple Equity Pricing Models.

Discounted Cash Flow Approach Equity Pricing Model.

Basic Framework of Private-Equity Investing.

Accountant's Review of Private-Equity Valuations.

Concluding Remarks.

Notes.

6 Public Equity Pricing.

Introduction.

"Fox Rocks" Valuation Illustration.

Discounted Cash Flow Model.

Concluding Remarks.

Notes.

Appendix E: "Fox Rocks" Valuation Illustration.

7 Derivatives.

Introduction.

Forward Contracts.

Futures Contracts.

Option Contracts.

Swaps.

Credit Derivatives.

Forward Rate Agreements.

Notes.

Appendix F: Using Pricing Concepts of Fixed-Income Investments and Derivatives to Illustrate How to Hedge the Base Rate of Interest.

Appendix G: Fixed Income Option Strategies.

8 Partnerships.

Introduction.

Surfside Condominium Partnership.

Concluding Remarks.

Glossary.

References.

Index.

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