Introduction to Finance: Markets, Investments, and Financial Management

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  • Edition: 15th
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 10/1/2013
  • Publisher: Wiley
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Business managers will gain a basic understanding of the complex world of finance with Introduction to Finance: Markets, Investments, and Financial Management, 15th Edition. This text presents a balanced survey of the three main areas of finance: institutions and markets, investments, and financial management. The examples have been completely updated throughout to provide the most relevant information. Discussions of small business practice help them gain a better understanding of small business applications. More focus is placed on ethics to reflect the headlines in today’s news. Additional end-of-chapter questions and career-profile features also enable business managers to connect the material to the real world.

Table of Contents

Preface iii


Chapter 1: The Financial Environment 4

Chapter 2: Money and the Monetary System 21

Chapter 3: Banks and Other Financial Institutions 43

Chapter 4: Federal Reserve System 73

Chapter 5: Policy Makers and the Money Supply 97

Chapter 6: International Finance and Trade 123


Chapter 7: Savings and Investment Process 150

Chapter 8: Interest Rates 173

Chapter 9: Time Value of Money 199

Chapter 10: Bonds and Stocks: Characteristics and

Valuations 231

Chapter 11: Securities Markets 275

Chapter 12: Financial Return and Risk Concepts 317


Chapter 13: Business Organization and Financial Data 348

Chapter 14: Financial Analysis and Long-Term Financial

Planning 385

Chapter 15: Managing Working Capital 415

Chapter 16: Short-Term Business Financing 447

Chapter 17: Capital Budgeting Analysis 476

Chapter 18: Capital Structure and the Cost of Capital 515

Appendix 547

Glossary 556

Index 570

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