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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.

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Editorial Reviews

This weighty textbook covers the environment of investment and offers detailed discussion on common stock, fixed-income securities, derivatives, and portfolio management. Specific chapters discuss topics like the creation of assets, security markets, taxes, risk, dividends, bonds, government securities, futures, foreign securities, non-financial assets, and portfolio planning. Numerous examples and illustrations underscore key points. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780324561388
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • Publication date: 10/16/2007
  • Edition number: 9
  • Pages: 960

Meet the Author

A well-respected author and experienced educator, Dr. Herbert Mayo has written several successful books focusing on critical finance issues and todayƂ's investment opportunities. Dr. Mayo currently teaches finance at The College of New Jersey and serves as Director of Accreditation. He earned his Ph.D. from Rutgers University and his undergraduate degree is from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Married with three children, Dr. Mayo resides in rural New Jersey where he enjoys classical music, playing the piano, Welsh Pembroke Corgis, and gardening. He also serves on the Board of Trustees of the Opera Festival of New Jersey.

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Table of Contents

Part 1 The Environment of Investing 1
Chapter 1 An Introduction to Investments 3
Chapter 2 The Creation of Financial Assets 26
Chapter 3 Security Markets 47
Chapter 4 Sources of Information 80
Chapter 5 The Time Value of Money 97
Chapter 6 The Tax Environment 122
Chapter 7 Risk and Portfolio Management 150
Chapter 8 Investment Companies 210
Part 2 Investing in Common Stock 249
Chapter 9 The Valuation of Common Stock 250
Chapter 10 The Return on Common Stock Investments 293
Chapter 11 Dividends: Past, Present, and Future 329
Chapter 12 The Macroeconomic Environment for Investment Decisions 355
Chapter 13 Security Selection: Analysis of Financial Statements 387
Chapter 14 Technical Analysis 437
Part 3 Investing in Fixed-Income Securities 459
Chapter 15 The Bond Market 460
Chapter 16 The Valuation of Fixed-Income Securities 492
Chapter 17 Government Securities 546
Chapter 18 Convertible Bonds and Convertible Preferred Stock 587
Part 4 Derivatives 615
Chapter 19 An Introduction to Options 616
Chapter 20 Option Valuation and Strategies 655
Chapter 21 Commodity and Financial Futures 693
Part 5 Portfolio Management 727
Chapter 22 Investing in Foreign Securities 728
Chapter 23 Investing in Nonfinancial Assets: Collectibles, Resources, and Real Estate 757
Chapter 24 Portfolio Planning and Management 801
Appendix A Mathematical Tables 1
Appendix B Answers to Selected Problems 1
Glossary 1
Index 1
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