For undergraduate investment courses.
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The core concepts and tools students need to make informed investment decisions
Fundamentals of Investing uses practical, hands-on applications and examples to introduce the topics and techniques used by both personal investors and money managers. The text focuses on both individual securities and portfolios, teaching students to consider the risk and return of different types of investments and how to use this knowledge to achieve financial goals. A consistent framework centered around learning objectives keeps readers focused in each chapter while a conversational tone makes the language, concepts, and strategies accessible to students. With new topics and features added to the 14th Edition, the text remains up-to-date and relevant, so students leave the course equipped to develop, implement, and monitor a successful investment program.
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About the Author
Scott B. Smart is a finance professor and the Whirlpool Finance Faculty Fellow at the Kelley School of Business at Indiana University. Dr. Smart received his BBA from Baylor University and his MA and PhD from Stanford University. His research focuses primarily on applied corporate finance topics and has been published in journals such as the Journal of Finance, the Journal of Financial Economics, the Journal of Corporate Finance, Financial Management, and others. His articles have been cited by business publications including The Wall Street Journal, The Economist, and Business Week. Winner of more than a dozen teaching awards, Dr. Smart has been listed multiple times as a top business school teacher by Business Week. He has held Visiting Professor positions at the University of Otago and Stanford University, and he worked as a Visiting Scholar for Intel Corporation, focusing on that company’s mergers and acquisitions activity during the ‘‘Dot-com’’ boom in the late 1990s. As a volunteer, Dr. Smart currently serves on the boards of the Indiana University Credit Union and Habitat for Humanity. In his spare time he enjoys outdoor pursuits such as hiking and fly fishing.
Chad J. Zutter is a finance professor and the Dean’s Excellence Faculty Fellow at the Katz Graduate School of Business at the University of Pittsburgh. Dr. Zutter received his BBA from the University of Texas at Arlington and his PhD from Indiana University. His research has a practical, applied focus and has been the subject of feature stories in, among other prominent outlets, The Economist and CFO Magazine. His papers have been cited in arguments before the US Supreme Court and in consultation with companies such as Google and Intel. Dr. Zutter won the prestigious Jensen Prize for the best paper published in the Journal of Financial Economics and a best paper award from the Journal of Corporate Finance, where he is currently an Associate Editor. He has won teaching awards at the Kelley School of Business at Indiana University and the Katz Graduate School of Business at the University of Pittsburgh. Dr. Zutter also serves on the board of Lutheran SeniorLife and, prior to his career in academics, he was a submariner in the US Navy. Dr. Zutter and his wife have four children and live in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. In his free time he enjoys horseback riding and downhill skiing.
Table of Contents
1. The Investment Environment
2. Securities Markets and Transactions
3. Investment Information and Securities Transactions
4. Return and Risk
Appendix 4A. The Time Value of Money
5. Modern Portfolio Concepts
6. Common Stocks
7. Analyzing Common Stocks
8. Stock Valuation
9. Market Efficiency and Behavioral Finance
10. Fixed-Income Securities
11. Bond Valuation
12. Mutual Funds and Exchange-Traded Funds
13. Managing Your Own Portfolio
14. Options: Puts and Calls
15. Futures Markets and Securities
16. Investing in Preferred Stocks
17. Tax-Advantaged Investments