The Power Portfolio: Managing Risk and Return

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In an investment world of high volatility and twenty-four hour trading, portfolio management plays an increasingly important role. This comprehensive, user-friendly book presents the essentials of portfolio management, from construction, through secure management, to risk protection. Its focus: asset allocation and diversity, rather than security selection. Securities covered include equities, fixed-income, options and futures.
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Overview

In an investment world of high volatility and twenty-four hour trading, portfolio management plays an increasingly important role. This comprehensive, user-friendly book presents the essentials of portfolio management, from construction, through secure management, to risk protection. Its focus: asset allocation and diversity, rather than security selection. Securities covered include equities, fixed-income, options and futures.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780324059533
  • Publisher: Thomson South-Western
  • Publication date: 9/1/2000
  • Pages: 540
  • Product dimensions: 8.02 (w) x 10.03 (h) x 1.22 (d)

Table of Contents

Part I: BACKGROUND, BASIC PRINCIPLES, AND INVESTMENT POLICY
1.The Process of Portfolio Management
2.The Two Key Concepts in Finance
3.A Review of Statistical Principles Useful in Finance
4.Setting Portfolio Objectives
5.Investment Policy.
PART II: PORTFOLIO CONSTRUCTION
6.The Mathematics of Diversification
7.Why Diversification is a Good Idea
8.International Investment and Diversification
9.Capital Markets and Market Efficiency
10.Picking the Equity Players
11.Security Screening
12.Bond Prices and the Importance of Duration
13.Bond Selection
14.The Role of Real Assets.
PART III: PORTFOLIO MANAGEMENT
15.Revision of the Equity Portfolio
16.Revision of the Fixed Income Portfolio
17.Principles of Options and Option Pricing
18.Option Overwriting
19.Performance Evaluation
20.Fiduciary Duties and Responsibilties.
PART IV: PORTFOLIO PROTECTION AND EMERGING TOPICS
21.Principles of the Futures Market
22.Benching the Equity Players
23.Removing Interest Rate Risk
24.Integrating Derivative Assets and Portfolio Management
25.Contemporary Issues in Portfolio Management.
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