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Pub. Date:
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Fundamentals of Investing / Edition 13

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Fundamentals of Investing / Edition 13

For undergraduate courses in Investments.

The core concepts and tools readers need to make informed investment decisions

Fundamentals of Investing helps individuals make informed investment decisions by providing a solid foundation of core concepts and tools. Smart, Gitman, and Joehnk use practical, hands-on applications to introduce the topics and techniques used by both personal investors and money managers. The authors integrate a consistent framework based on learning goals to keep readers focused in each chapter. Readers leave with the necessary information for developing, implementing, and monitoring a successful investment program.

The 13th Edition uses a conversational tone to make the foreign language, concepts, and strategies of investing accessible to readers. With the help of examples throughout, readers learn to make informed decisions in order to achieve investment goals. The book focuses on both individual securities and portfolios, teaching readers to consider the risk and return of different types of investments and how to use this knowledge to develop, implement, and monitor goals.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780134083308
Publisher: Pearson
Publication date: 02/04/2016
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 688
Sales rank: 476,210
Product dimensions: 8.20(w) x 10.10(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Lawrence J. Gitman is an emeritus professor of finance at San Diego State University. He received his BA from Purdue University, MBA from the University of Dayton, and PhD from the University of Cincinnati. A prolific author, Dr. Gitman has published more than 50 articles appearing in FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT, the FINANCIAL REVIEW, JOURNAL OF FINANCIAL PLANNING, JOURNAL OF RISK AND INSURANCE, FINANCIAL SERVICES REVIEW, JOURNAL OF FINANCIAL RESEARCH, FINANCIAL PRACTICE AND EDUCATION, JOURNAL OF FINANCIAL EDUCATION, and other scholarly publications. He has authored and coauthored numerous best-selling textbooks on various finance and business topics as well as investing. An active member of numerous professional organizations, Dr. Gitman is past president of the Academy of Financial Services, the San Diego Chapter of the Financial Executives Institute, the Midwest Finance Association, and the FMA National Honor Society. In addition, he is a Certified Financial Planner (CFP). Dr. Gitman formerly served as a director on the CFP Board of Governors, as vice president of Financial Education for the Financial Management Association, and as director of the San Diego MIT Enterprise Forum. He has two grown children and lives with his wife in La Jolla, California, where he is an avid cyclist.

John Graham is the D. Richard Mead Professor of Finance at Duke University where he also serves as the Director of the CFO Global Business Outlook survey. He is coeditor of the Journal of Finance. Professor Graham is also a Research Associate with the National Bureau of Economic Research, Vice President of the Western Finance Association, and been recognised for outstanding teaching and faculty contributions at Duke and the University of Utah.

Michael D. Joehnk is an emeritus professor of finance at Arizona State University. In addition to his academic appointments at ASU, Dr. Joehnk spent a year as a visiting professor of finance at the University of Otago in New Zealand. He received his BA and PhD degrees from the University of Arizona and his MBA from Arizona State University. A Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA), he served as a member of the Candidate Curriculum Committee and of the Council of Examiners of the Institute of Chartered Financial Analysts. He also served as a director of the Phoenix Society of Financial Analysts and as secretary-treasurer of the Western Finance Association and was elected to two terms as vice president of the Financial Management Association. Dr. Joehnk has authored or co-authored more than 50 articles, five popular books, and numerous monographs. In addition to co-authoring several books with Dr. Gitman, Dr. Joehnk wrote the highly successful paperback tradebook INVESTING FOR SAFETY'S SAKE. He also has served as editor and contributed to several other prominent books. His articles have appeared in FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT, JOURNAL OF FINANCE, JOURNAL OF BANK RESEARCH, JOURNAL OF PORTFOLIO MANAGEMENT, JOURNAL OF CONSUMER AFFAIRS, JOURNAL OF FINANCIAL AND QUANTITATIVE ANALYSIS, AAII JOURNAL, JOURNAL OF FINANCIAL RESEARCH, BELL JOURNAL OF ECONOMICS, DAILY BOND BUYER, FINANCIAL PLANNER, and other publications. Dr. Joehnk served a six-year term as executive co-editor of the JOURNAL OF FINANCIAL RESEARCH. He and his wife live in Flagstaff, Arizona, where they enjoy hiking and other activities in the nearby mountains and canyons.

Table of Contents

PART I: PREPARING TO INVEST

1. The Investment Environment

2. Securities Markets and Transactions

3. Investment Information and Securities Transactions

PART II: IMPORTANT CONCEPTUAL TOOLS

4. Return and Risk

4A. The Time Value of Money

5. Modern Portfolio Concepts


PART III: INVESTING IN COMMON STOCKS

6. Common Stocks

7. Analyzing Common Stocks

8. Stock Valuation

9. Market Efficiency and Behavioral Finance

PART IV: INVESTING IN FIXED-INCOME SECURITIES

10. Fixed-Income Securities

11. Bond Valuation

PART V: PORTFOLIO MANAGEMENT

12. Mutual Funds and Exchange-Traded Funds

13. Managing Your Own Portfolio


PART VI: DERIVATIVE SECURITIES

14. Options: Puts and Calls

15. Futures Markets and Securities


WEB CHAPTERS (at www.pearsonhighered.com/smart)

16. Investing in Preferred Stocks

17. Tax-Advantaged Investments

18. Real Estate and Other Tangible Investments

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