9780133075359

Fundamentals of Investing

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  • ISBN13:

    9780133075359

  • ISBN10:

    0133075354

  • Edition: 12th
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 12/31/2012
  • Publisher: Pearson
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Summary

Intended primarily for undergraduate college/university courses in investments, this text also provides practical content to current and aspiring industry professionals. Fundamentals of Investinghelps readers make informed investment decisions in their personal and professional lives by providing a solid foundation of core concepts and tools. Gitman/Joehnk/Smart 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 on what is most important in each chapter. Readers will gain the necessary information for developing, implementing, and monitoring a successful investment program.

Table of Contents

I. PREPARING TO INVEST

1. The Investment Environment

2. Securities Markets and Transactions

3. Investment Information and Securities Transactions


II. IMPORTANT CONCEPTUAL TOOLS

4. Return and Risk

4A. The Time Value of Money

5. Modern Portfolio Concepts


III. INVESTING IN COMMON STOCKS

6. Common Stocks

7. Analyzing Common Stocks

8. Stock Valuation 

9. Market Efficiency and Behavioral Finance


IV. INVESTING IN FIXED-INCOME SECURITIES

10. Fixed-Income Securities

11. Bond Valuation


V. PORTFOLIO MANAGEMENT

12. Mutual Funds and Exchange-Traded Funds

13. Managing Your Own Portfolio


VI. DERIVATIVE SECURITIES

14. Options: Puts and Calls

15. Commodities and Financial Futures

Glossary

Index

Credits


WEB CHAPTERS

16. Investing in Preferred Stocks

17. Tax-Advantaged Investments

18. Real Estate and Other Tangible Investments

 

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Roulette April 18, 2014
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"the more I read about the fundamentals of investing, the more I come to think of equities as a really, really, realllly big casino with the HFTs and brokers being the house. Hardly anyone beats the market, but everyone knows all types of buzzwords and how to use FUD."
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