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Covering the same topics found in more advanced-level texts, Investments incorporates minimal math and is much more student-friendly, resulting in an increased excitement for and understanding of the basic investment course material. It is the text of choice for the College of Financial Planning. It includes a strong focus on the individual financial planner and features a "Financial Advisor's Investment Case" at the end of each chapter. These short cases illustrate how text material applies to real investment decisions. Financial calculators are introduced and utilized throughout the text with explanations employing both interest tables and the calculator. It is also ideal for non-majors courses.
PART I. THE ENVIRONMENT OF INVESTING. 1. An Introduction to Investments. 2. The Creation of Financial Assets. 3. Security Markets. 4. Sources of Information. 5. The Time Value of Money. 6. The Tax Environment. 7. Risk and Portfolio Management. 8. Investment Companies. PART II. INVESTING IN COMMON STOCK. 9. The Valuation of Common Stock. 10. The Return on Common Stock Investments. 11. Dividends: Past, Present, and Future. 12. The Macroeconomic Environment for Investment Decisions. 13. Security Selection: Analysis of Financial Statements. 14. Technical Analysis. PART III. INVESTING IN FIXED-INCOME SECURITIES. 15. The Bond Market. 16. The Valuation of Fixed-Income Securities. 17. Government Securities. 18. Convertible Bonds and Convertible Preferred Stock. PART IV. DERIVATIVES. 19. An Introduction to Options. 20. Option Valuation and Strategies. 21. Commodity and Financial Futures. PART V. PORTFOLIO MANAGEMENT. 22. Investing in Foreign Securities. 23. Investing in Nonfinancial Assets: Collectibles, Resources, and Real Estate. 24. Portfolio Planning and Management. Appendix A: Mathematical Tables. Appendix B: Answers to Selected Problems.