McGraw-Hill Handbook of Interest, Yields, and Returns

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Straightforward, reliable financial guidance is contained in this one-of-a-kind reference. This handbook clearly explains the concepts you need to invest, borrow, or lend intelligently with reduced risk and greater understanding. Here are the ready answers to virtually all of your questions about interest, yields, and returns, whether you are an investor trying to decide which kind of bond to invest in, a business manager evaluating alternative prospective capital investment opportunities using discounted cash ...
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Overview

Straightforward, reliable financial guidance is contained in this one-of-a-kind reference. This handbook clearly explains the concepts you need to invest, borrow, or lend intelligently with reduced risk and greater understanding. Here are the ready answers to virtually all of your questions about interest, yields, and returns, whether you are an investor trying to decide which kind of bond to invest in, a business manager evaluating alternative prospective capital investment opportunities using discounted cash flow techniques such as the internal rate of return (IRR), a senior citizen pondering increasing his or her cash flow by taking out a "reverse" mortgage, a borrower who is unsure whether refinancing is a good idea, and an individual who simply wants to make financial decisions that pay off. This valuable handbook provides you with the analytical tools essential to making decisions about buying, selling, or holding stocks, bonds, and real estate. Or if you are lending or borrowing money, you will find the information necessary to compare different forms of investment proposals by using the IRR or net present value as simple, accurate yardsticks. In the Handbook, you will find answers to such other vital questions as:. Why does the Fed's annual percentage rate understate the true cost of most loans? How can you make tax shelters work for you? Why don't you have to reinvest at all to achieve the IRR or yield-to-maturity at purchase? What are the big dangers of investing in callable or zero coupon bonds? Which kind of bond is most desirable: discount, par, or premium? What is the most you can withdraw monthly from your retirement savings and still have the income last for your expected life span? How can you construct a loan amortization schedule? Is it advisable to accelerate paying off your mortgage or other loan? What is modified duration, and how can it help control a portfolio's risk level? The Handbook is written in a no-nonsense style that makes its su

For investors, portfolio managers, bankers, and brokers who must grapple with complex financial decisions, this book provides fast, accurate answers to the most pressing questions about all aspects of interest--including yields, returns, net present value, yield to maturity, reverse mortgages, and many more. Numerous graphs help readers solve even the most complicated money puzzles in seconds.

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An accessible, practical reference that provides the analytical tools necessary for making decisions about buying, selling, or holding stocks, bonds, and real estate. For lenders or borrowers of money, it furnishes the information necessary to compare different forms of investment proposals by using the IRR or net present value as simple, accurate yardsticks. Includes numerous graphs, charts, and tables. For investors, borrowers, portfolio managers, bankers, accountants, and business professionals. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780070537668
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies, The
  • Publication date: 12/20/1994
  • Pages: 695
  • Product dimensions: 6.33 (w) x 9.35 (h) x 2.11 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface
1 Simple and Compound Interest and Effective Rates 1
2 Present Value of Future Income 35
3 Present Value of a Series of Future Payments 45
4 How Monthly Investments and Annuities Grow: The Value of Monthly Investments at Various Rates 53
5 Deferred Annuities 75
6 How Long Will My Capital Last? Life Expectancy of an Investment with Equal Annual Withdrawals 79
7 Mortgage Loans, Depreciation, Tax Shelters, and Mortgage-Backed Securities 97
8 Mortgage Points, Reverse Mortgages, Home Equity Conversions, and Annuities 143
9 Loan Repayments and the True Cost of a Loan 193
10 Variable and General Annuities and Perpetuities 229
11 Interest, Dividends, T-Bills, and Equivalents Yields 247
12 Bond Yields 265
13 Yield to Maturity, Accrued Interest, Bond Equivalent Yield, and Other Yields 289
14 Yield to Call, Average Life, and Bond Portfolio Management 343
15 Bond Selection, Tax Considerations, Price Volatility, and YTM 371
16 Duration, Modified Duration, and Convexity 409
17 Callable Bonds: Duration and Convexity 427
18 Option Pricing Model (Arbitrage Free) 447
19 Zero-Coupon Bonds 475
20 Internal Rate of Return, Capital Budgeting, Net Present Value, and Pretax IRR for Stocks 495
21 Stocks: After-Tax IRR Analysis 533
22 Modified IRR and Negative Cash Flows 541
23 Real Estate Investing and IRR Analysis 553
24 Real Estate: IRR Models 559
25 IRR and Beyond: Partitioning IRR, Marginal IRR and Revised IRR, Geometric Mean and Average Discounted Return 573
26 Revised IRR for Bonds, Stocks, and Real Estate 601
27 The Cost of Procrastination 627
28 The Summing Up 635
Appendix 1. Tables of Factors for Future and Present Values of Single Payments and a Series of Payments 641
Appendix 2. Logarithms 667
Appendix 3. Derivation of Yield Formula for 1-Year Treasury Bills 669
Appendix 4. Interest-Paying Securities Traded within 6 Months of Redemption or Maturity 673
Appendix 5. Equivalent Yields 677
Appendix 6. Revised IRR, Real Estate 679
Bibliography 683
Index 689
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