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Investments: An Introduction (Book Only) / Edition 10

Investments: An Introduction (Book Only) / Edition 10

by Herbert B. Mayo


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Investments: An Introduction (Book Only) / Edition 10

Covering the same topics found in more advanced-level texts, Investments incorporates minimal math and is much more student-friendly, resulting in an increased excitement for and understanding of the basic investment course material. It is the text of choice for the College of Financial Planning. It includes a strong focus on the individual financial planner and features a "Financial Advisor's Investment Case" at the end of each chapter. These short cases illustrate how text material applies to real investment decisions. Financial calculators are introduced and utilized throughout the text with explanations employing both interest tables and the calculator. It is also ideal for non-majors courses.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780538452106
Publisher: Cengage Learning
Publication date: 04/16/2011
Edition description: Older Edition
Pages: 768

About the Author

A well-respected author and experienced educator, Dr. Herbert Mayo has written several successful books focusing on critical finance issues and todayÂ's investment opportunities. Dr. Mayo currently teaches finance at The College of New Jersey and serves as Director of Accreditation. He earned his Ph.D. from Rutgers University and his undergraduate degree is from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Married with three children, Dr. Mayo resides in rural New Jersey where he enjoys classical music, playing the piano, Welsh Pembroke Corgis, and gardening. He also serves on the Board of Trustees of the Opera Festival of New Jersey.

Table of Contents

Part 1The Environment of Investing1
Chapter 1An Introduction to Investments3
Chapter 2The Creation of Financial Assets26
Chapter 3Security Markets47
Chapter 4Sources of Information80
Chapter 5The Time Value of Money97
Chapter 6The Tax Environment122
Chapter 7Risk and Portfolio Management150
Chapter 8Investment Companies210
Part 2Investing in Common Stock249
Chapter 9The Valuation of Common Stock250
Chapter 10The Return on Common Stock Investments293
Chapter 11Dividends: Past, Present, and Future329
Chapter 12The Macroeconomic Environment for Investment Decisions355
Chapter 13Security Selection: Analysis of Financial Statements387
Chapter 14Technical Analysis437
Part 3Investing in Fixed-Income Securities459
Chapter 15The Bond Market460
Chapter 16The Valuation of Fixed-Income Securities492
Chapter 17Government Securities546
Chapter 18Convertible Bonds and Convertible Preferred Stock587
Part 4Derivatives615
Chapter 19An Introduction to Options616
Chapter 20Option Valuation and Strategies655
Chapter 21Commodity and Financial Futures693
Part 5Portfolio Management727
Chapter 22Investing in Foreign Securities728
Chapter 23Investing in Nonfinancial Assets: Collectibles, Resources, and Real Estate757
Chapter 24Portfolio Planning and Management801
Appendix AMathematical Tables1
Appendix BAnswers to Selected Problems1

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