Schaum's Outline of Investments / Edition 2

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Investment courses are in demand by 800,000 business majors and lifelong learners in non-degree programs every year. Schaum's Outline of Investments, Second Edition, presents this authoritative learning guide to the decade's hottest topic­­making money grow. Contains clear and concise explanations of investment principles, contemporary investment strategies, and international markets.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780071348492
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
  • Publication date: 3/1/2000
  • Series: Schaum's Outline Series
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 330
  • Sales rank: 979,688
  • Product dimensions: 8.20 (w) x 10.80 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Jack Clark Francis, Ph.D., is Professor of Economics and Finance at Bernard Baruch College in New York, He previously worked for the Federal Reserve and has written several textbooks on investments published by McGraw-Hill.

Richard W. Taylor, Ph.D., is Professor of Finance at Arkansas State University in Jonesboro, Arkansas. He is a Chartered Financial Analyst and has published papers in journals like The Financial Review, Financial Analysts Journal, and The Journal of Portfolio Management.

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Money Market Securities.

Chapter 2: Common and Preferred Stock.

Chapter 3: Corporate Bonds.

Chapter 4: The Time Value of Money.

Chapter 5: U.S.Treasury, Agency and Related Bonds.

Chapter 6: Municipal Bonds.

Chapter 7: Issuing and Trading Securities.

Chapter 8: Secondary Security Markets.

Chapter 9: Federal Investments Regulations.

Chapter 10: Security Market Indexes.

Chapter 11: Analysis of Financial Statements.

Chapter 12: Short Positions, Hedging, and Arbitrage.

Chapter 13: Total Risk and Risk Factors.

Chapter 14: Bond Valuation.

Chapter 15: Bond Portfolio Management.

Chapter 16: Common Stock Valuation.

Chapter 17: Technical Analysis.

Chapter 18: Efficient Markets Theory.

Chapter 19: Futures.

Chapter 20: Put and Call Options I.

Chapter 21: Put and Call Options II.

Chapter 22: Portfolio Analysis.

Chapter 23: Capital Market Theory.

Chapter 24: Arbitrage Pricing Theory APT.

Chapter 25: Portfolio Performance Evaluation.

Chapter 26: International Investing.
A: Present Value of $1.
B: Future Value of $1.
C: Present Value of an Annuity of $1.
D: Future Value of an Anuity fo $1.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 9, 2001

    Good as a supplimental text, but NOT as a stand-alone study guide

    I am using this outline by Francis & Taylor to re-teach myself the principles of investments (which I have already forgotten about since my days in college!!!). The authors provide a good review of the material. However, I have found that many of the self-test problems and questions are based on subjects that aren't even discussed in this guide, which makes it very frustrating to review the material. As I mentioned in the title, I would recommend this outline ONLY as a supplimental text. For practice problems, stick with ones that are offered in a regular investment text book, and NOT the ones in this guide.

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