Investments: An Introduction (with Thomson ONE - Business School Edition 6-Month Printed Access Card and Stock-Trak Coupon) / Edition 11

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Overview

With Mayo's INVESTMENTS: AN INTRODUCTION, 11E, readers fully understand today's most important investment topics from the perspective of an individual financial planner. This edition provides an inviting, comprehensive approach to investments—from the fundamentals needed for success on the CFP exam to more advanced topics. Readers learn to make solid investment decisions with applications such as an updated Financial Advisor's Investment Case at the end of each chapter and the latest Internet assignments. Expanded coverage of key topics, including stock valuation ratios, stock repurchases, and dividend payments prepare the reader to invest with confidence in today's global financial markets. Readers can even gain hands-on access with Thomson ONE-Business School Edition—the same financial analysis tool trusted on Wall Street every day. Mayo's INVESTMENTS: AN INTRODUCTION, 11E, offers the engaging details and insightful perspective to further any reader's investment success. Available with InfoTrac Student Collections http://gocengage.com/infotrac.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781133935995
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • Publication date: 2/6/2013
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 11
  • Pages: 816
  • Sales rank: 163,220
  • Product dimensions: 8.30 (w) x 10.20 (h) x 1.40 (d)

Meet the Author

Dr. Herbert Mayo teaches finance at The College of New Jersey and is a former Director of Accreditation. A well-respected author and experienced educator, he has written several successful books focusing on critical finance issues and today's investment opportunities. He earned his PhD from Rutgers University and his undergraduate degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

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Table of Contents

Part I: THE INVESTMENT PROCESS AND FINANCIAL CONCEPTS. 1. An Introduction to Investments. 2. Securities Markets. 3. The Time Value of Money. 4. Financial Planning, Taxation and the Efficiency of Financial Markets. 5. Risk and Portfolio Management. Part II: INVESTMENT COMPANIES. 6. Investment Companies: Mutual Funds. 7. Closed-End Investment Companies, Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs), and Exchange-Traded Funds (ETFs). Part III: INVESTING IN COMMON STOCK. 8. Stock. 9. The Valuation of Common Stock. 10. Investment Returns and Aggregate Measures of Stock Markets. 11. The Macroeconomic Environment for Investment Decisions. 12. Behavioral Finance and Technical Analysis. Part IV: INVESTING IN FIXED-INCOME SECURITIES. 13. The Bond Market. 14. The Valuation of Fixed-Income Securities. 15. Government Securities. 16. Convertible Bonds and Convertible Preferred Stock. Part V: DERIVATIVES. 17. An Introduction to Options. 18. Option Valuation and Strategies. 19. Commodity and Financial Futures. Part VI: AN OVERVIEW. 20. Financial Planning and Investing in an Efficient Market Context.

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